Chelsea further advanced their chances of clinching the Premier League title by securing all three points against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge this past weekend.
Cesc Fabregas, who made a rare start, marked his return to the first xi by scoring the opener in the nineteenth minute.
Swansea stunned the Blues with an equalizer right at the stroke of halftime, but an onslaught unleashed by the hosts after the interval ensured Chelsea were 3-1 run away winners.
Teams playing catch up
Although they didn’t make quick work of their opponents as was initially planned, Antonio Conte rallied his charges to yet another convincing victory.
The win still has the Londoners at the summit of the Premier League standings: a staggering eleven points afloat of their nearest competitors Tottenham Hotspur and thirteen behind fourth placed Arsenal.
Conte has restored Stamford Bridges’ status as a fortress, having inspired his side to 12 wins on the bounce.
Be that as it may, the Italian has set a 29-point target in the remaining 12 games before laying claim to the title: a move to diminish Jose Mourinho’s assertion that Chelsea have already won the Premier League.
Chelsea is without question the most rested side of all the teams currently occupying European positions in the log.
Although they are still contesting for the FA Cup, its physical and psychological demands are fewer compared to traveling around Europe for the Champions League or worse off, the Europa League.
Playing mesmerizing football
The Blues have deservedly rewarded the ample rest they get in between fixtures by seamlessly exhibiting dexterous attacking might coupled with solid defensive displays.
In fact, they have the mental capacity to flick the switch ‘out of the blue’, inflicting cataclysmic results to their opponents.
To drive the point home, the Blues should just be crowned Premier League champions and save us all the trouble of keeping up with Antonio Conte’s animated touchline antics week after week.
Written by Brian Humphrey
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