Blue Mondays: Que Sera Sera

Updated: Jan 18

It’s time for another Blue Monday (literally!). Although Chelsea crashed against City in Manchester, it’s not all doom and gloom after setting up another trip to Wembley in next month’s League Cup final.

Written by @ArmadilloBlue1.

Edited by Ryan Bellenie (@BellenieSport).

Back-to-back Victories Against Spurs:

Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) we are going to Wembley.

The second leg of Chelsea’s semi-final with Spurs took place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday evening, which saw just under 6000 Chelsea fans make the trip to north London.

After winning the first leg comfortably 2-0, the first goal was always going to be crucial in seeing which way the tie could turn. On the 18th minute, Antonio Rüdiger headed a Mason Mount corner home to give Chelsea a 3-0 aggregate lead.

Tottenham were again disappointing and will no doubt point to three VAR decisions that were overruled, all be it correctly. Chelsea completed a routine win as Thomas Tuchel became the first manager in the club’s history to guide the side to a League Cup final, FA Cup Final and European Cup final.

(credit | Sky Sports Football).

Defeat in Manchester:

Chelsea travelled to Manchester in Saturday’s lunch time kick-off with Manchester City, knowing that a defeat will surely end the title challenge for this season.

As the team news filtered through, it would be fair to say that most Chelsea fans are surprised with Thomas Tuchel’s selection. It was a disappointing disjointed performance, that rarely saw the visitors threaten the Manchester City goal. The game was decided by ex-Chelsea player Kevin de Bruyne on the 70th minute, when he curled a great effort in from outside the box.

This means that Chelsea have lost both games against Manchester City this year 1-0, without merely laying a glove on them. This is something that will surely disappoint Thomas Tuchel.

(credit | Sky Sports Football).

A Trip to The Coast:

Even though The Blues have managed to play all their games through this Covid period, they still have games that are rearranged due to the Club World Cup. This is the first of two as they prepare for an evening trip to take on Brighton.

In the previous 13 league games, Chelsea have yet to taste defeat to Tuesday’s opponents. However in the last two games that were both played at Stamford Bridge, they have dropped points as both games were draws.

Spurs (…again):

It’s the third game against Tottenham in 18 days as the north London club return to Stamford Bridge for the league game.

Antonio Conte will of course be in the opposition dugout, looking for revenge over his former club.

Chelsea have a decent record against Spurs at home winning 36 of the 73 league games at The Bridge. The Blues will be hoping to improve on last year’s 0-0.


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