Chelsea make top four in special Premier League table

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Chelsea have had an underwhelming season by many standards, but then again, some could argue that they have had to be without many of their best players for large parts of the campaign.

With the likes of Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Christopher Nkunku, Romeo Lavia, Carney Chukwuemeka, and Wesley Fofana all out with one injury or the other since the start of the season, Mauricio Pochettino has been forced to make do with what he has at his disposal.

Not only has this harsh reality affected Chelsea’s performance in the Premier League, it has also affected their ranking on the table, where they’re currently in 10th place. But things do seem to be getting better, albeit very slowly.

During the festive season (December 15 to January 2), Chelsea played four games, winning three of them, and losing just one, which came against Wolves, away from home.

The Premier League recently shared a mini ranking of how teams performed during that time of the year, and it shows that Chelsea are among the best teams in the division.

West Ham are top of the table with 10 points from four games, followed by Wolves, Tottenham, and Chelsea, who each have 9 points. The Blues are however ranked fourth because of their inferior goal difference when compared to the other two.

While the table isn’t a true reflection of how teams have performed throughout the season, it does show that the Blues have done well lately, and it could be a sign of even greater things to come, with more of their injured players gradually returning to full fitness.