Chelsea will take on Leeds United at Stamford Bridge Tomorrow with prospects of a potential rise to the top of the table after a resounding victory 0-4 victory against Sevilla.
Frank Lampard’s team will be on the spotlight this weekend after incredible display in Spain on Wednesday night, as pundits and football Lovers try to discern whether the Blues can now take a place as one of Europe’s heavyweights this season.
Truth be told, after Wednesday’s epic victory in Spain, its clear the Blues got what it takes to become a force to reckon with in European football, with Frank Lampard benching nine starters of Tottenham draw for Sevilla.
That showed one thing, depth.
So its clear why the Blues on the spotlight this weekend against a high-flying Leeds United, But can they deliver?
Leeds United have earned an early reputation for their amazing style of football since promotion into the top flight, and have managed to earn at least a point in most big games this season.
The Peacocks are definitely one of the most exciting sides going forward this season, having found the back of the net against big guns on frequent occasions this season.
Having said this, its crystal clear the Blues have a lot of work to do defensively against Marcelo Bielsa’s lads, but at Stamford Bridge?
On the bounce of four consecutive Champions League wins?
Fifteen successive undefeated games?
Just a single loss this term?
Nine clean sheets and soaring in confidence like never seen before?
The Blues can’t be in a better position of clinching maximum points against ‘stubborn’ Leeds.
With a 100% injury-free squad, Frank Lampard should be heading into the yuletide a happy man, as some managers aren’t as lucky as him, meaning the Blues have an edge over most of its potential rivals in clinching the coveted title, with reputable replacements in case injury lingers.
The is arguably the most spirited Chelsea team since Antonio Conte’s exploits with the West Londoners in 2016/2017 and should soon be seen as serious title contenders for its recent grounds, the same way Conte’s lads weren’t taken as title contenders at the initial, given Blues woeful outing in 2015/2016 leading to Jose Mourinho eventual sack.
To be taken seriously, the Blues will have to prove to doubters that Sevilla hammering isn’t a fluke but a glimpse of what is yet to come, with no better occasion to prove this than a formidable dismantling of highly-rated ‘stubborn’ Leeds United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night.