Whereas Chelsea’s end-of-season Premier League fixture record might look comparatively straightforward to many, true supporters know that it’s seemingly a string of bogey group after bogey group. The reigning Champions of Europe (sure, I’m going to say it at each potential likelihood for the subsequent few weeks whereas I nonetheless can) are on a little bit of a topsy-turvy run proper now. There was the highs of thrilling wins over Actual Madrid—albeit not sufficient to advance—and Southampton, however the Membership World Cup Champions have additionally sunk to all-time low a couple of instances. Defeats to Brentford and Arsenal have made the highest 4 race rather less comfy for these within the driver’s seat.
The Blues nonetheless management their very own future and look the favorites to safe a high 4 seed throughout the subsequent few weeks. A win on Thursday over Manchester United would solely serve to safe their spot much more than it’s proper now. Thomas Tuchel’s males have a wholesome cushion over rivals Arsenal, Tottenham and the Pink Devils. Fact be advised, it’s a three-horse race with Chelsea and its two north London counterparts. If we’ve discovered something in years previous, it’s that something can occur because the Premier League marketing campaign winds down. The Blues might want to overcome their demons from latest years although and decide up a primary win at Outdated Trafford since 2013 in the event that they need to safe three factors.
Caden Charpentier: 1-2 Chelsea
It is a assertion match for Tuchel and the Blues. A nail-biter on the Bridge in opposition to West Ham provides this group a complete lot of momentum, and so they journey it into Outdated Trafford. Chelsea’s midfield places on a present, and Marcos Alonso will get on the scoresheet with a cracker.
Bryan Martin: 1-1 Draw
Let’s deal with this immediately—Chelsea ought to win this match. Man United is a group in shambles headed for an enormous overhaul this summer season. But, that is precisely the kind of match the Blues typically discover a approach to squander. With accidents and exhaustion plaguing this group, it’s limping into the top of the season. Mathematically, a win will all however safe a high 4 end, however I anticipate a stalemate with Timo Werner saving a draw within the second half.
Gabe Henderson: 2-1 Chelsea
This recreation makes me nervous. Nevertheless, there isn’t a approach the Blues don’t scratch and claw their approach out of Manchester with all three factors . . . proper? The Pink Devils are in terrible kind and so they don’t look impressed sufficient to actually deserve a high 4 place. Tuchel’s males will rise to the event and overcome some adversity—similar to on the weekend—and win this match.
Joseph Joe: 2-1 Manchester United
Man United is a group in shambles in the intervening time, however the Blues at all times have a approach of constructing off form groups look superior. It’s a recreation the place the Pink Devils ought to expertise a drubbing, however as a substitute, it’s a shock away defeat for Chelsea and a return to kind for Man United.
Leighton September: 0-2 Chelsea
I hope Charity FC is just not in enterprise, Mason Mount and Alonso to attain! Let’s finish our horror run with out victory at Outdated Trafford.