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
Chelsea FC are back at the top of the Premier League! After easily beating Birmingham City 3-0 at Stamford Bridge and therefore ending a 15-match run for the other “blues”. This was a very important game for us, even though we had two games in hand, we had been pushed to 3rd place behind Man U and Arsenal. But a professional performance has ensured that we are back on top with a game in hand. The night could not have been more perfect as Arsenal drew with Aston Villa!
Florent Malouda opened the score with a perfectly placed header after a fantastic run by Joe Cole from the right
We have been all talking about “What happened to Frank Lampard“? And I think he has answered a lot of those questions tonight. The drive volley was placed perfectly low and wide for his first goal and the 90th minute shot was more of a celebration. This is a good overall performance and Petr Cech made an amazig save reminding us all of his quality!
Priyo’s Take: We have to take a close look at this game and take a lot of heart from it. There was no Didier Drogba, Nicholas Anelka will always have unpredictable days. But Joe Cole showed how determined he is to sign a new contract with the Blues. Mr. Ancelotti did not buy anyone during the Jan transfer window, I am still worried though, we do need a quality forward – perhaps Argentine – Sergio Aguero! I hope God gives us two trophies this season and that does not include the Community Shield!