The Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has said that he is extremely confident that he will be a success at Chelsea despite overseeing a very poor run of form in recent times. Chelsea have failed to win any match in the last four, which has seen their lead over Tottenham cut to just one point.
As a result, there is a real danger of Chelsea fighting in the final few weeks of the campaign for a top four position. The owner Roman Abramovich has apparently indicated to the manager that finishing in the top four is a priority than winning any cup competition this season.
The Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has said that he thinks that maintaining the momentum that the team has built in recent matches is extremely key if they are to come anywhere close to winning the title this season.
Chelsea have already fallen many points behind the leaders Manchester United, but they have made up ground on the second placed Manchester City in recent weeks. They are just four points behind the Premier league champions and with a game to play. The team recently managed its fourth consecutive league victory after a long time. This helped them move into the third position in the table.
The Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has said that he is still confident that the team can win the title this season, despite going seven points behind the leaders Manchester United.
Chelsea have been extremely poor in all competitions since the 4-2 win over Tottenham. Up until that moment, they were top of the league by four points. However, since then, they have managed just two victories in the 10 matches. This has led to the club sacking the manager Roberto di Matteo, and appointing the former Liverpool man Rafa Benitez in his place. However, he has been unable to help the club get their first victory for what feels like a long time.
Chelsea play Aston Villa at home on 23rd December and currently the bookmakers are offering odds of 1/3 on a Chelsea win, 9/1 on Aston Villa, and 19/4 on a draw. The question is whether it is worth betting against a home win by Chelsea against Villa.
If you simply take account of previous games between these sides rather than recent form, then there are plenty of good reasons for going with a 9/1 bet on Aston Villa. In their last 72 games played at Chelsea’s ground, Chelsea has won just half of them. Aston Villa has won 31%, and 19% of them ended in a draw.
Chelsea FC has defeated Norwich City in a Premier League match played at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea won the match by 4-1. This was the sixth victory for Chelsea in the ongoing Premier League.
With this victory, Chelsea has maintained its no. 1 ranking in the points table. Roberto De Matteo’s team has played 7 matches in the competition so far. Out of those 7 matches, Chelsea has won 6 and the remaining one ended in a draw.
Chelsea currently has 19 points in seven matches. The no. 2 team in the points table i.e. Manchester United is 4 points behind Chelsea.
The match against Norwich City was played at the home ground of Chelsea and more than 41,000 people turned up to support the Blues. At the end of the match, they would have been quite happy with the way their team played in the match.