Chelsea might not be the best team in the Premier League this season but under Avram Grant they have attained a certain level of stability and consistency. So much so that the unit is heading for a successful season.
Sky Sports quotes central defender Ricardo Carvalho as telling the Daily Express that they can win all four competitions that they are in. The Portuguese international says:
”We have not slipped up, even though everyone expected us to fail because of injuries and the Africa Cup of Nations. But we’ve not missed a single chance in the competitions. It is a big time for us. We knew January was always going to be important but we have shown our determination by coming through it. We have shown we do not just rely on players like Lampard, Terry, Essien and Drogba. Other players have a big part to play. We have come through complicated situations in the past because of injuries and we can do it again”
Although Chelsea are behind both Manchester United and Arsenal in the table, they still have a good chance of overtaking the duo. Yet wasn’t there a similar remark about the London Blues wresting all the silverware to the Bridge last season too?