It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Unless you’re a Chelsea fan, then you’ve been enjoying the merriness since August…
What does one get for the team that has it all?
1. More of the same please
Bookmakers are already paying out on Chelsea to win the league outright. That pretty much sums it up. They’ve been fantastic this season. Mourinho identified the missing ingredients and the team has the right balance.
Diego Costa will want to return to his free-scoring ways but other than that it’s all gravy with the Pensioners. You’d be hard pressed to make a coherent argument for any player in that XI to be be dropped in favour of a new signing.
2. Some new hamstrings for Diego Costa
Ok so that might be too much of an ask. They currently have no major injury concerns and really that’s all that is stopping them from claiming the title.
The team’s mental state is perfect, however Costa is a concern and Cesc Fabregas was known to hit the wall after Christmas in La Liga. While that’s not a guarantee, the Spaniard has featured a lot for Chelsea and could probably do with a rest.
3. Maximise trophy haul & break some records
The unbeaten season is no longer possible. But Chelsea will want to beat their own personal best points tally and could still top the 100-points barrier.
It would involve dropping next to no points for the remainder of the season but if any team could do it in recent Premier League history it has to be the Londoners.
Mourinho must surely be contemplating a push in Europe too. They are legitimate contenders along with Barca, Real and Bayern.
The Pundit Arena Team