Royseven’s frontman Paul Walsh blogs about his beloved Chelsea Football Club ahead of a pivotal night in the club’s season.
As a Chelsea fan, this week is undoubtedly one of the most important of the season. Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday and then Liverpool in the Premier League on the Sunday. Every fan’s dream! Both games are crucial to determining the outcome of Jose Mourinho’s first season back at the club.
The loss to Sunderland at the weekend was a huge blow and one that no one believed would happen. The chances of winning the double are becoming slimmer and slimmer as the end of the season looms and it is a nervous time for Chelsea fans like myself.
The loss to Sunderland was not as much of a shock as one would think as there was always a chance that they would stutter with one of the lesser teams as pressure builds towards the end of the season. However, seeing Mourinho’s incredible unbeaten home record come to an end was tough for any Chelsea fan to watch.
Liverpool will be a challenge at the weekend but the Blues are very capable of getting the three points. If they go a goal ahead, possibly from a set piece with Gary Cahill or John Terry from a corner then it is key that they close up shop early.
I’m a realist, so maybe it would be better if Chelsea concentrated on the European silverware rather than chasing a title that looks all but gone.
Atletico Madrid will be a tough outfit tonight and have been performing brilliantly on all fronts.There’s no doubt that Mourinho and co. have a hard battle ahead of them, especially considering the dynamic force up front of David Villa and Diego Costa.
In this sense Atletico have the upper hand and the game will be a battle of tactics and managers going head-to-head. This game guarantees excitement and is being anticipated by football fans everywhere.
I can’t wait for it and I’m going for a 1-1 draw in Madrid, with Mourinho bringing the alll-important away goal back to the Bridge!
Paul Walsh, Pundit Arena.
Here’s Paul and the crew doing what they do best. Sadly, the lads called it a day recently after eleven successful years together. Their legacy will live on through belters like this: