Ahead of the final round of Premiership matches, Chelsea fan Dean Mears looks forward to what promises to be an eventful afternoon.
Today could possibly be the start of an historic double winning season for Chelsea. Scrap that, today WILL be the start of an historic double winning season for Chelsea. As always with Chelsea there are reasons to be nervous; season of relative inconsistency, scandals and non handshakes.
However it’s also been a season of goals galore, with three seven goal thrashings at Stamford Bridge this season. Chelsea’s starting eleven should walk out of the tunnel not worried or anxious about the next 90 minutes, but instead brimming with confidence because of a fantastic season (if you exclude February).
Chelsea need three goals to surpass the highest number of goals scored in a Premier League season (97 set by Manchester United in 99/00 season), and they face a Wigan side who have only scored 18 goals away from home this season and have only managed three wins, none of which have come in the capital.
Since the return of the Special One, the draw at Blackburn and a heated exchange between the players and staff at the Cobham training ground, Chelsea have never looked back. With the exception of Tottenham, Chelsea have been victors in every game, and that run has included victories away at both Liverpool and closest rivals Manchester United.
There should be no nerves in the crowd, there should be four stands singing their hearts out as Chelsea go on to lift the title (although we know the East and West stands aren’t renowned for their noise, it was nice to see them joining in the celebrations at the end of the Stoke game).
From the first whistle to the last, the team needs to ooze the confidence that they showed against Sunderland, Aston Villa, Stoke and then Liverpool last Sunday. Chelsea will have no problems in beating Wigan and it’s time we had faith in ourselves.
If Carlo and JT get their speeches right, there’ll be one heck of a party in West London on Sunday evening.