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Why there can be no excuses for Chelsea next season

Date: 1st August 2014 at 7:04pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Last season, Chelsea were a club caught in transition. They may not have seemed it, finishing just four points short of eventual Premier League winners Manchester City and losing just one fixture against top six opposition, but with intrinsic flaws aplenty -most notably the absence of a dependable goalscorer - the Blues were by no means the finished article. At least, that's what Jose Mourinho was prepared to tell the public on a sporadic basis throughout the campaign, whose continual rejection of Chelsea's title credentials soon became a self-fulfilling prophecy. Not to suggest Chelsea were on a parallel with the Citizens last season. As well as possessing a strikeforce that struggled for output - Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba's combined 19 Premier League goals were bettered by City's Yaya Toure alone - Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard's Chelsea's careers were coming to a rather subdued end, whilst a number of players, such as Juan Mata and David Luiz, lacked the discipline and consistency required for an a-typical Mourinho side. But the Blues boss will more aware than anyone that the same excuses, ... Read More


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