Blue Mondays: Where to Begin?

Despite a week of sheer chaos at Chelsea Football Club, Thomas Tuchel’s team managed to clinch six important points against both Norwich and Newcastle.

Written by @ArmadilloBlue1.

Edited by Ryan Bellenie (@BellenieSport).

Canaries Away:

On the clubs 117th birthday Chelsea travelled to Carrow Road to take on relegation threatened Norwich City, what could possibly go wrong?

However, in the morning before the game, Chelsea fans were hit with the news that Roman Abramovich had been sanctioned by the UK Government, throwing the club into complete chaos.

The club didn’t know whether they were coming or going, but the show had to go on. After just three minutes in the game, Chelsea took the lead through Trevoh Chalobah, before then doubling it eleven minutes later through Mason Mount.

The second half was not as easy and after the hosts pulled a goal back from the penalty spot, it was left to Kai Havertz to seal the points with a well-struck third goal.

(credit | Sky Sports Football).

Edging Past the Magpies:

In their first game at Stamford Bridge since Abramovich’s sanctions, Chelsea hosted an in-form Newcastle side who look a shadow of the team they was in the first half of the season.

As expected, the game proved to be tricky for Tuchel’s Blues – who didn’t even manage to put up a shot on target until the 76th minute.

There were controversial decisions made throughout the 90 minutes, with Newcastle frustrated at several calls that the officials made. They were later left even more infuriated when Kai Havertz snatched all three points with a moment of magic in the 89th minute.

Left off the hook perhaps, but Chelsea will be glad to leave the game with three crucial points.

(credit | Sky Sports Football).

Lille Away:

On Wednesday the European Champions travel to Lille with a 2-0 lead from the first leg ,as they attempt to make the last eight of the competition that they won last season.

The London club will be looking for their fourth victory in four games against the French champions.

The last time that the two sides met in Stade Pierre Mauroy, Chelsea needed a 77th minute winner from Willian to give the Blues a 2-1 victory.

A Trip North:

The FA Cup has given Chelsea a tricky away day in Middlesborough, and the caring TV companies have made this a 17:15 kick-off (UK).

This will be the Blue’s first game at The Riverside since November 2016, where a Diego Costa goal gave Chelsea a narrow 1-0 win.

An away day in Middlesborough has proved tricky for Chelsea in the past, with just 18 wins coming from the previous 59 games – while the home side have won 25.

It won’t be an easy task but Chelsea will be expected to move onto the semi-finals of a competition they prove to be successful in each and every year.


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