After a long wait of 4 years, the Barclays Premier League Trophy has once again returned to the fortress it once was and is still considered Stamford Bridge. The home of Chelsea Football Club.
The past 4 years have been nothing short of hectic, being one of the most eventful years for the Club in its history. However, two things have remained the same throughout this tumultuous time: the owner and most importantly the majority of the first team players. The core of the team still includes those that “The Special One” had put in place. This is something even that he has yet to manage to disintegrate, nor the riches of Real Madrid and Manchester City, despite the millions of carrots thwarted by them in their desperate offers to lure our captain John Terry into the season. last.
Five managers in four years would suggest serious instability in a club, in the midst of a crisis, and suffering from the anger of a disillusioned and confused council. However, this was far from reality as the flip side of this so-called crisis is that those 4 years have brought the club 6 trophies, 6 more than Arsenal and 5 more than Liverpool. These 5 years have come a long way in making the club self-sufficient to a large extent, bearing in mind UEFA’s fair play policy, which is to be implemented by the 2014-15 season, to deal with club financial irregularities. The two-time 2009-10 league and cup winners are just the 7th team to achieve this feat, it goes without saying that this summer will be a lot to be done if the club are to fight for silver on all four fronts. then season.
What Chelsea need to do this summer is keep their hands on their first team first, with the exception of a few marginal and aging players who may need to be knocked out at the end of each season as a regularity in the best football clubs today. It goes without saying that Chelsea will face fierce competition this summer from a certain Madrid team. With Jose Mourinho set to sign for Real Madrid, who already showed the universe last season what they are capable of, Chelsea will need to be on guard. Stealing Manchester United from the services of World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo for £ 80million was the highlight of last summer. It only suggests that with Mourinho called upon to be Santiago Bernabaue boss, it will only be a harder challenge for Chelsea to hang on to the core of their squad. This is the bare minimum that the Chelsea Board will have to do if a challenge is to be raised to emulate this season’s successes and have another chance at winning Europe’s most coveted award, the Champions League crown.
The senior faces in the Chelsea dressing room, in football terms the ‘Chelsea Retirees’ showed Sir Alex how to do it, 2 years later and 2 years older than when Sir Alex called the Chelsea team an aging, incapable challenge for the Premier League title at the start of the 2008-09 season. What Carlo Ancelotti did that his predecessor, Luiz Felipe Scolari had failed to do despite having very similar first months at the club, was to gain the full support of the senior players on the team, namely Michael Ballack. , Petr Cech and Frank Lampard who had openly shown their dissatisfaction with his training methods and his laid-back, lackluster approach. This was directly reflected in the big games, one of which also saw our undefeated 4.5-year-old home record at Stamford Bridge come to an end. Scolari’s biggest blunder was leaving out Didier Drogba and his belief that 2 youngsters from Miroslav Stoch and his South American compatriot Franco Disanto could offer him more than the powerful Ivorian turned out to be a slap in his face. . Carlo Ancelotti focused on supporting the whole team to keep it running exceptionally well and delivered the goods with the existing stock he had. Faith and confidence in his existing players and the support of the whole squad, through the ban on temporary transfers from FIFA and the allegations about the personal life of our captain and full-back, Ancelotti has kept a sharp mind inside the locker room, ensuring that off the pitch does not affect the team’s on-field performance and has led the club to its league and Cup double in its history. It is far from me to minimize the achievements of José Mourinho in his tenure at Pont. He was undoubtedly an exceptional manager and won the silverware to show it – however Ancelotti did the same with a team four years older and little changed from that time, his record at AC Milan was not to be snorted.
A winning combination is one that is created with great difficulty and as Chelsea saw earlier, it takes a lot of courage and endurance, combined with hard work, ethics and a great manager to create this. combination. The hardest battle then is to hold onto that combination, and Chelsea will have to dig deep into their pockets to hold onto that champion material. This combination should only be completed and not replaced. Chelsea must retain their key players and no trade or trade for any of these stars is to be entertained by Chelsea’s board, however attractive it is as a player who has tasted victory at a club, not can reach only greater heights and the core of this winning combination should not be disturbed. 103 Premier League goals is a record achievement, something no club has achieved since the 1961/62 season. In the last two seasons, a few players now deserve to be called “Mr. Chelsea” namely John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba to name a few. These players have stayed together and have stayed at the club thickly, to echo the feeling and belief that the club is bigger than a player or a manager.
Having an Alexander Pato or Sergio Aguero to complete this squad would be essential to go even further next season, in May 2011. With Ballack, Drogba and Lampard in their thirties and Deco attracting to Brazilian football, some well established young legs would be a must. for Chelsea. To do so, Michael Ballack is expected to be offered an extension and contract negotiations are set to begin for Joe Cole and Nicolas Anelka, at the end of the World Cup, with Carlo Ancelotti having already started considering potential summer goals for the following campaign. , the future looking to the future. always so brilliant for the Blues!
Source by Harekrishna Ashar