Written by Femi for
Naijaloaded.com.ng

Unfortunately, the reigning
Premier League champions,
Chelsea, have been unable to
replicate their scintillating form
of last season that saw them
secure the title by a landslide
victory.

This season has been a
disastrous one for the Blues and
their fans would want to see the
back of it as quickly as possible.

Chelsea are currently 3 points
closer to the relegation danger
zone ahead of the International
break but despite a horrendous
season so far, Mourinho’s men
can still secure a Champions
League ticket for next season.
Below are some reasons why it is
possible:

1) Mourinho’s Experience– For a
manager with a very rich CV
across big clubs in Europe, it is
too early to write off the Special
One especially at such an early
stage of the season.

2) Chelsea Squad Quality– If
Mourinho can get the best out of
his team; expect them to come
out flying again. Cesc Fabregas,
Eden Hazard and Diego Costa are
key players that have struggled
to perform and Mourinho would
be hoping to get the best out of
them as soon as possible.

3) January Transfer– The League
title isn’t won in November
likewise top four position is not
guaranteed in barely a month
before Christmas. If the Chelsea
key men fail to perform as
required, expect owner Roman
Abramovich, with his deep
pocket, to splash the cash on
players that would.

4) Fourth Spot candidates– The
Premier League title race this
season looks to be between
Arsenal, Manchester City and
Manchester United. That,
ostensibly, leaves the Premier
League’s fourth position vacant
to teams like Liverpool,
Tottenham and Leicester City.
No disrespect to Leicester. They
have had a tremendous season
but it is hard to see them keep
up their strong form throughout
the campaign.

The Liverpool players are still
adapting to Jurgen Klopp’s
philosophy and it was evident
with the home loss at Crystal
Palace last week.

Tottenham have a relatively
young and vibrant squad and are
a genuine fourth spot contender.

However, Chelsea have a better
team than Spurs and are likely to
edge out the North London outfit
for the final Champions League
spot.

5) Uefa Champions League
According to UEFA RULES, the
team than wins the Uefa
Champions League is
automatically guaranteed a spot
in the competition for the next
season.

Chelsea are presented with a
lifeline if the going gets tough in
the Premier League. They
achieved a similar feat in 2012
when they beat Bayern Munich
on penalties in the Champions
League final despite being miles
off the top four range on the
League table.

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