Chelsea’s Premier League campaign sadly ended in a 3-0 defeat against Ex-Blues boss, Rafael Benitez Newcastle side at St. James Park.
Unarguably, this season has been well below expectations for the club.
Here are 3 observations from Chelsea’s below par campaign:
CHELSEA’S STRUGGLES ARE NOT JUST DOWN TO CONTE ALONE:
Almost every fan will point an accusing finger to Conte for Chelsea’s abysmal season. We can refer to the forced exit of Diego Costa, tactical misjudgments, the consistent fielding of the poor Tiemoue Bakayoko, the constant scathing attacks on the club’s board, and we could go on and on, but the real shits with Chelsea are not just down to the Italian alone. Truth be told, a second season outside the Champions League in three years speaks volume. Both the players and even the Chelsea board are also guilty parties in the club’s free fall this season.
CHELSEA FAILED TO BUILD ON LAST SEASON’S SUCCESS WITH QUALITY INVESTMENT:
Chelsea’s self-sufficiency model is becoming a sticking point in the club’s quest for both domestic and continental domination. The catastrophic transfer businesses conducted this season was a wicked ‘helping hand’ in our failure this season. The sale of key players and purchase of average players as replacements (quantity over quality) was bizarre. A more strategic approach to transfer dealings would have been better owing to the fact that virtually all our rivals reinforced adequately in a bid to halt our success. A lesson for the club to learn.
SOME PLAYERS ARE PAST THEIR PRIME & HAVE LOST THEIR MAGIC:
One damaging feature of Chelsea’s season was the form and fitness of several key players. The likes of Morata, Bakayoko, Barkley, Pedro, Luiz, Drinkwater, Cahill and Courtois have suffered dips in form and fitness issues that derailed our title defence. With little firepower from the team, then failure is the inevitable as experienced by the club.
Let’s hope for the best next season. Cheers!