Blues clinch title in style with Wigan annihilation.
Can anyone seriously argue against Chelsea being worthy title winners? Anyone who tries to claim otherwise probably has their own axe to grind because as a neutral (as suggested by my alias “Mr Neutral”) it seems clear to me that over the season as a whole Carlo Ancelotti’s side has been superb and thoroughly deserved to win the Premier League crown.
Over a season where at times all the usual suspects lost games they were probably not expected to the west London side crucially managed to defeat their direct rivals. Looking back the defining game of the season would have been when Chelsea triumphed at Old Trafford, a result that left Manchester United hoping for slip-ups.
So what went right for the Stamford Bridge outfit? Well I think crucially as well as the big name players putting in their usual high level performances they were also indebted to some ‘lesser-lights’ being incredibly consistent. The likes of Branislav Ivanovic, Florent Malouda, Salomon Kalou and John Obi Mikel were terrific over the season and able support from a determined squad saw them through.
Clearly the table doesn’t lie and winning the thing by just one point clearly shows that Chelsea and United are pretty much neck and neck and this season has further illustrated the country mile between the top two and the rest. Of course it would be easy to point a decision here and a mistake there that could be used to show just how tight the season was overall.
Bringing an end to Sir Alex Ferguson’s three year title streak will of course please Blues fans no end but even they will concede just how hard fought they were to the very last. Both sides can revel in the very real fact that neither side appears to have anything to fear from any other Premier League sides.