The Year of the Blue – Why 2010 is Chelsea FC Greatest Season Ever!
There is a difference between Mourinho’s Chelsea and Ancelotti’s Chelsea. The difference lies in the fact that this team goes in for the kill! Never before has Chelsea Football Club scored 7 goals in one match three times and 8 on the final day. The difference does not end there, while Jose Mourinho loved the limelight, Carlo Ancelotti is the Real Deal! Chelsea FC win their fourth title and are on the verge of a historic Double. Something Chelsea Football Club has never done before.
It is time to open the bottle of Chianti and, loosen the tie and take a look at the top three reasons why Chelsea FC won the English Premier League season which was also the first season of Carlo Ancelotti as manager of the Chelsea Football Club.
The Champions of England – Chelsea Football Club
In the years after Jose Mourinho, Chelsea FC agonizingly watched Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United become champions of the Barclay’s Premier League and the UEFA Champions League. There was always something thing missing up front – a hungry, aggressive and creative striker. The midfield was packed with the likes of Michael Essien, Frank Lampard and Michael Ballack. But they needed a new strategy, they needed goal scoring maneuvers on the pitch that had been missing for some time. And after 2009 FA Cup triumph, in walked Carlo Ancelotti. The former AC Milan manager who spoke less but is considered one of the most brilliant minds in the business. The Chelsea FC supporters and the Chelsea FC players welcomed the great manager and embraced him immediately.
It is under Ancelotti’s diamond formation that Chelsea FC players dominated the first half of the English Premier League season. The performance saw Chelsea FC tickets being sold out for every game at the Chelsea FC ground – Stamford Bridge. The formation was perfect for Florent Malouda and Ashley Cole. It unleashed a new strike formation which was perfect for Didier Drogba and Nicholas Anelka. No previous coach could get the two play lovers on the pitch before. Ancelotti found the perfect trick. And Chelsea FC fans loved it.
Chelsea FC Reason 1 for English Premier League Triumph
The 30 goals from Didier Drogba, the 20+ goals from Frank Lampard and able support from Nicholas Anelka and Joe Cole up front. Didier Drogba’s devastating form and some crucial goals against Manchester United at Old Trafford, two amazing solo efforts against Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal Football Club and of course the Liverpool snatch at Anfield football ground It is his unpredictable but match-winning performances which won us the title.
Chelsea FC Reason 2 for English Premier League Triumph
The 2009/10 English Premier League season saw John Terry’s personal life splashed all across the tabloids. However the Chelsea FC players rallied around him and even won a match without him. It showed the Chelsea Football Club’s strength in character and their belief in themselves. The ability bounce back after defeats against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge and against Inter Milan at the Champions League saw a resurgent Chelsea FC players.
The Chelsea FC players smashed 20+ goals in a matter of few matches and won all the important away games.
Chelsea FC stand at the cusp of a historic double which the club has never achieved. They are facing Portsmouth at Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup Final 2010. They won the FA Cup last year
The Blue Army Returns to the Path of Destiny
Chelsea conquers Old Trafford
“It is only the dead who have seen the end of war.” – Plato
The battle is won, wounds are healed, the sand is dusted, faith in leadership is restored, and the Red Devils are defeated as their fortress is captured! But now the War begins. For too long we have been denied victory, living in the shadows of the Red! The glorious years under the Special One haunt our memory ever since he returned to our Bridge and broke our hearts. For too long our enemies have walked free, for too long we have looked up to the heavens to seek answers for our lost victories.
But now after waiting for 5 years, five long years that brought us glory at Wembley and heartbreaking despair in Moscow; our moment has come. The healing starts now! If the Blues make it a “Double” it would finally released our captured souls.
The last time we beat the Reds it was a flick by our leader and it seems we have come full circle when our brilliant little foot soldier’s immaculate touch created a moment of magic. The two men between him and the white chalk did not even move. The world had slipped in between their legs.
So when our General, Carlo Ancelotti, the Chelsea Manager sent in the Dark Evil Prince striker Didier Drogba, victory was only a matter of time. The swift legs forward and the cut to the right, created the space for his ferocious blow that tore through their final defenses.
Even though the Red monster deceived us with a violation of the rules; as the final hours came to an end, The Blue army held on to deservedly emerge victorious
We have five more battles before we reach our destiny. We have to win every single one of them. Only then can we win the war!
This is it! The moment has come. Chelsea go to Old Trafford to play Fergie and his (so called) Red Devils
We’ve paid our dues, Time after time; we’ve done our sentence, but committed no crime. And bad mistakes - We’ve made a few. We’ve had our share of sand kicked in our face - But the time has come to “Go” through
(With due apologies to Freddie)
I think we should take a moment and think about that night in Moscow. The night Terry slipped and the Van Der Sar went the other way. It took us a long time to get over that. Even after the penalty shoot out at Wembley to win the Community Shield and the Terry flick inspired 1-0 at The Bridge – somehow the victory today means a lot more.
Let’s just forget that Wayne Rooney is not playing! It makes a difference to them not to us. Rooney or no Rooney, we are playing Old Trafford in a match that decides the EPL season. Carlo Ancelotti has beaten Fergie when he managed AC Milan. The victory at San Siro in 2007 was achieved in just 35 minutes of fiercely attacking football. Ancelotti had Kaka and an in-form Clarence Seedorf. Today he has an unpredictable Didier Drogba whose last few embers are burning enough to take him over the summer transfer market. Somehow Nicholas Anelka has learnt to complain in vain like Drogba, but unlike the star from Ivory Coast the Frenchman lacks vision and accuracy at the box. There in lies our biggest problem.
It is time to give Joe Cole 90 minutes with our player of the year Florent Malouda whose pace and creativity produces scoring opportunities.
This brings me to our El Capitan, John Terry stands alone. He stands not as a wounded lion roaring for blood but as a shadow of a man who used to be the king. Tonight he can change all that as he protects and guides our back line. He needs his powers back. One man who could win it for us is Frank! Frank can prove that he is ready to take over from his mate come next season. He is ready to be the lead actor and not just the winner of many supporting acts.
So for all you Blues fans –
We Roll Tonight to the Guitar Bite
Stand Up and be counted for what we are about to receive
As the Blues are about to Rock – we salute You!
We will WIN tonight. We deserve to win the EPL title! God Bless Chelsea!
Why do men cheat! No one has any idea – maybe because sometimes the wife forgives easily. Look at English Footballer and Chelsea superstar John Terry, after so many discretions in the past his wife Toni Poole has forgiven him again for his latest affair.
So the news is that Toni Poole has taken John Terry back! Lucky for John, he just mind end up the captain again for the world cup. I mean anything can happen right?
Here is my take on the entire “much ado”
Toni Poole: I think you are making a BIG mistake! Firstly you are allowing JT to humiliate you publicly, the world now judges you as the ideal WAG! A gullible, money grabbing dependent fool! You have never worked in your life and fear taking on the world on your own. I understand there are kids involved but please for God sake wake up! You can get a good divorce lawyer and carve up JT’s wealth and live pretty well. After all you are legally his wife. But you are too dependent on being a silly little WAG. You love that title, don’t you? I mean the recent pictures from the pool side in the fancy Dubai hotel canoodling up with JT is making the tabloids laugh at themselves. Its like nothing ever happened and the family values are intact. He got Vanessa Perroncel to do an ABORTION! Do you realize what that means. He was selfish enough not to use protection which could lead to God knows what! He of course never thought about you when he started the affair and do you know why- because he has done it before and you have let him off the hook. He knows you are just a stupid doormat! I am sorry to say this but you make women look stupid. I am happy to say that than God all women are not like you! And by the way your family- is probably telling you that this is the right decision, don’t you get it why? Why because JT earns 175,000 pounds a week;
John Terry: Well mate! I truly respect you as a Chelsea FC football player. You are a Stamford Bridge legend! Your talent and leadership abilities is one of the reasons why Chelsea is one of the worlds top clubs. But judging your personal life is well – like some people say not our business. If football players were judged according to their personal life I a pretty sure there would be no English team! Right from George Best to the 70s Chelsea, everyone has had the “jack the lad” lifestyle. But this brings me to a very important question – is a leadership position as much about your character or is infidelity overrated. It is acceptable when it comes to actors or musicians, it is even acceptable when it comes to sports stars – case in point Kobe Bryant; but not acceptable when it comes to politicians!
So in the end – JT get back to London soon and ensure Chelsea wins silver wear – maybe then the affair would be forgotten but never forgives.
A lackluster performance yet good enough to beat Burnley at Turf Moor. Before I get to the game, we all know the current situation about John Terry – Captain Fantastic! Newsoftheworld.co.uk has claimed to know all about an alleged affair Terry had with former Blues player Wayne Bridge’s girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel.
Ok so maybe he had an affair, or maybe he didn’t. But that is something for him and his wife Toni Poole to work out. In terms of tabloid prosecution, well here in lies the danger for the team. We are on top of the League, we are staring Inter at San Siro in a few weeks; all this stuff will not only be a distraction for John Terry but for the rest of the team and Carlos Ancelotti as well. Chelsea took out a statement saying they will support him. But if this becomes an issue, I am afraid John has let his team down and of course himself. Come on John, not now! not ever!
Anyways, lets just wait for a few weeks. This is not the first time and it won’t be the last time. But our boss Ancelotti has a real problem in his hands. This is Terry we are talking about, he is our Leader, our inspiration. I think the team better have a frank talk with him. He should apologise and just put it behind him. His personal life – well that is upto his wife.
Now about the game, frankly we were awful. So much possession but no real venom. Joe Cole did well for the ball to Molouda who did exceptionally well to keep it at play and Anelka was good enough to slot it in. We could have killed the game off, but we were complacent. The equalizer, Alex at fault, was our wake up call. Joe Cole netted but was offside and then some good saves by the Burnley goal keeper. In the 82nd min John head home from a corner. His body language during the celebration said it all. It was down and subdued.
PriyoTake: I am really worried, I pray this does not affect the team. We have bigger thing to worry about. If John Terry has to stay away and solve his personal life, well then he better go away now. We need to plan ahead of time. This is crunch time in the season. If not which is what I am hoping for well then – a few million Chelsea fans ask his wife to forgive him!
Well, after the heartbreak against Barca last season, we have done pretty well thus far this season. Right now we are third in the league but of course we have 2 games in hand. I believe this is going to be a very special season for us. Carlo Ancelotti has made a huge impact on the side. Some players who were not playing so good have turn around this season. Drogba is playing at his best! John Terry, well I think he has found a mentor in the coach. He shares the same raaport like he did with Jose Mourinho.
But we have had our fair share of issues. The defense has not been all that good allowing teams to score easily. We are relying on Anelka to be able to score since Drogba is out for the Afric Cup of Nations.
All eyes are on the Champions league game with Inter. When we face Jose Mourinho. I don’t think Inter has the players to beat us. I hope we win either the Champions League or the Premier League.