In the match against Arsenal at Emirates few weeks back, the home crowd was heard chanting the words “Boring” to a Chelsea side that were pretty much doing all the talking on the field. Chelsea were just unfortunate they couldn’t score and earn a crucial 3 points away from home. The “Boring” Chelsea then managed to scrape through Swansea City. Then came a big game against Liverpool where Chelsea showed great character against one of the title contenders this season amidst all the controversies surrounding the ‘Easy-to-pick-on- Luis Suarez’. Then was the recent game against Southampton who are one of the surprise packages this season and it has never been easy for other teams playing against them. But Chelsea this time around showed both – character and class to gain all the 3 points away from home against a not-so-easy to play with Southampton side scoring a comfortable 3 goals.
Manchester City and Arsenal somehow managed to win 3 points but it was Chelsea’s resounding victory against Southampton that created a storm among rivals. Chelsea gave a clear sign to their rivals that they are just under their nose and they can only get better. Chelsea seem to be a much more stable and stronger team than the last calendar year. Mourinho is a manager who wants to create his own methods and style of playing and as there are major sacrifices in the process the gains are huge, once Mourinho gets it right.
Mourinho might once again try to sell his “We are not title contenders” line but no one is going to buy it and with Chelsea performing in this level they can only be a threat to their rival title contenders. Chelsea played against Southampton the way champions play and with acquiring 10 from a possible 12 points in the holidays, Chelsea can only get better with their team getting more and more stable as the season goes on.
So are Chelsea “Boring”?