Blue Mondays: Can Chelsea Bounce Back?

Updated: Dec 29, 2021

The games continue to come thick and fast as Chelsea crumble at the London Stadium.

Written by @ArmadilloBlue1.

Edited by Ryan Bellenie (@BellenieSport).

Blues Edge Past Watford:

A cold wet Wednesday night in Watford is not for everyone…

Ahead of the match Thomas Tuchel made six changes to his Chelsea side following a string of injuries. The Blues however left Vicarage Road as victors, as the game finished 2-1 despite Watford’s efforts.

Unfortunately, the game was overshadowed by an incident in the crowd involving a Watford fan (thankfully they are now stable) with the game consequently delayed.

It was one of those ugly wins that can decide the title come matchweek 38. Chelsea never really got going but took the lead through Mason Mount before the Hornets pegged one back on the stroke of half-time.

The second half was a struggle, but Hakim Ziyech picked a great time to get his first of the season and secure all three points.

(credit | Sky Sports Football).

Defeat in East London:

In another 12:30 kick-off, Chelsea travelled to West Ham for their most recent Premier League game.

This is always a tough London derby and Saturday’s game was no exception. The Blues took the lead through Thiago Silva before Édouard Mendy gave away a penalty on the 40th minute. As the half was drawing to an end, Mason Mount put the Blues ahead with a superb instep volley.

The second half showing from Chelsea was a tough watch as they gave away two more goals, meaning that it was West Ham that came away with the three points.

The weekend was a complete disaster for Chelsea fans as both Liverpool and Manchester City won their games and moved above the Blues in the league table.

(credit | Sky Sports Football).

Chelsea Women win the FA Cup:

Although it was a tough defeat for the men’s team, Emma Hayes Chelsea Women brought some joy to the weekend by beating Arsenal Women in the 2020/21 FA Cup Final at Wembley.

The game finished 3-0 to the Blues, with goals coming from Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr (brace). The Blues are now yet to concede in their last seven games.

The FA Cup victory was Chelsea Women’s third and marked the final trophy of their treble winning season.

Last season’s FA Cup final was held on December 5th to mark the 100th year anniversary of women’s football being banned.

(credit | Chelsea Football Club).

Final Game in Group H:

A trip to Russia on Wednesday will complete the Champions League group stage, where Chelsea have already secured qualification.

If the Blues can match Juventus’s result on the last day, they will win the group. The only other time that Chelsea have played Zenit St Petersburg was earlier in the season, when Chelsea won 1-0.

Leeds at Home:

Another fans favourite is next up with Leeds United coming to Stamford Bridge for a Saturday 3 o’clock kick-off.

This rivalry has been ongoing since the 60s and 70s. It really came to a head in the 1970 FA Cup final, which has been described as the most brutal game in English football.

(credit | LUFC Lewis).

This game will certainly be more tame than that as Chelsea look to improve on a decent home record against Leeds, this will be the 51st game at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea will be looking for win number 26.


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