The Champions of Europe

Chelsea: Is The Champions League A Realistic Target?

After a dominant performance in the 2014-15 Premier League campaign, the Blues should set their sights on Roman Abramovich’s favourite trophy this season as they bid to rebuild a dynasty at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea were by far the best team in England’s top flight last season, guaranteeing the title with three matches remaining and going on to finish eight points ahead of runners-up Manchester City.

Despite an excellent domestic campaign, Jose Mourinho’s one regret from an otherwise successful season may have been their failure to beat Paris Saint-Germain as they crashed out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage. A goal up and facing 10 men, the 52-year-old opted to defend the lead – a tactic that usually works for the Blues – and they crashed out after Thiago Silva’s header sent the French side through on away goals. This season, however, could be the year that Chelsea win Europe’s elite club competition for the second time during Abramovich’s ownership.

Chelsea
by  Ben Sutherland 

The Blues have one of the strongest squads in world football and, in recent years, have shown that they can compete with the likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Chelsea, however, have Mourinho – arguably the best manager on the planet. The Portuguese very rarely gets his tactics wrong and has already won the Champions League twice, once with Porto in 2004 and the other with Inter Milan in 2010. The 52-year-old’s experience at the highest level could prove useful if Chelsea reach the latter stages of the competition once again. Chelsea’s supporters are already excited at the prospect of lifting the Champions League trophy this season.

Furthermore, Mourinho has some of the world’s best players at his disposal. Eden Hazard, who won both the PFA Player of the Year and the FWA Player of the Year awards last season, is one of the bright stars of European football and will play a huge role in Chelsea’s success in the future. The Belgian scored 14 goals in 38 Premier League matches last season, while he also assisted nine for his team-mates. Meanwhile, striker Diego Costa showed exactly why the Blues forked out £32 million for the Spaniard as he netted 20 goals in just 28 appearances in the top flight. If both players can remain fit, Chelsea will stand an excellent chance of reaching the latter stages of the Champions League.

Hazard

by  Ben Sutherland 

It will be difficult for Chelsea to win Europe’s elite club competition next year, but they will certainly be there or thereabouts at the business end of the season. Many believe that, after their disappointing exit last season, the Blues will go on to lift the trophy this campaign and have placed a wager on Mourinho’s side in the football betting to win the competition. With a bit of luck, Chelsea could conquer Europe once again and claim their second Champions League title in five seasons.

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  1. playing d 1st eleven in every match wl at most giv us epl & cc not ucl.watch barca,enrique started with rotation & it helpd his best players 2 be fit at d busines end of d season.can jose do d same?
    again we must get somone 2 play d right wing & ease d burden off hazard.i prefer reus,griezman at least pedro.
    we must also adopt 433 system.play a natural left back 2 bring balanc in our team.most times our style of play is predictabl b\cos everyon know dat azpi cant deliver a good cros wit his left foot.i tink wen dez are don,we can now conquer europe.ktbffh

  2. Hi friends still here. Long time no visit this site.
    Mou is doing a good job but I don’t think we can win the champ league. It’s 100% un-realistic for us for our existing squad and the hiring plan (may be just gossips). For EPL, only Arsenal, MU and MC can compete with us. Sure we can still continue to be success based on our existing squad and may keep the EPL champion next season. But for Europe champ, we don’t have enough firepower (strikers) and ammo (the back up players) to fight with Barce, RM, BayernM, and even PSG. All these teams have at least 4 top class strikers and a lot of back up players to rotate with the best 11. For us, we are the best of the world in defense, but we don’t have much firepower. e.g. messi + neymer + suarez can goal over 120 in a year, our DC + hazard + remy cannot goal over 50. And the most frustrating news is that we are only talking about to acquire pogba, rahman baba (LB), witzel, and a long list of defensive players. For strikers, it’s just have a name of Griezman and benteke and not sure we can get him or not. How come we can compete with other teams in Europe. Last July, I have in this forum saying that we cannot have just 3 strikers and there are some friends here saying 3 strikers is enough and overstate the power of lukaku. Now everybody see we suffer from difficulties in the later stage when DC, Remy are injured and Lukaku sucks in everton. If we at the end, we only sign Griezman and benteke, even we have pogba, we may still win the EPL but it’s impossible to conquer the Europe. If we can get at least some classy players like Higuan and Ibrahemovic with our DC, Remy plus enough backup like Solanke or Bamford for our better rotation, this seems enough for us to kick down Barcelona and RM.

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