Will Chelsea Continue Their Dominant Start?

Stamford Bridge, Chelsea v Stoke City, Premier League 28/08/2010  Florent Malouda of Chelsea celebrates with Didier Drogba & John Terry Chelsea after scoring the 1st goal Photo Marc Atkins Fotosports International Photo via Newscom
Although Chelsea will take on a West Ham side that are rock-bottom of the Premier League on Saturday, the trip to Upton Park represents Ancelotti’s toughest task so far this season, and Chelsea will have to up their game to continue their stunning start to the season.

Chelsea have had nothing short of seamless start. Comprehensive 6-0 thrashings of both West Brom and Wigan set alarm bells ringing around title rivals. But against Stoke things were not so easy, and although Ancelotti’s side picked up a 2-0 win to continue their 100% record, the Potters were more than competitive for most of the game.

Having said that though you have to admit that Chelsea have had a supremely impressive start to the campaign, they playing with the fluidity and confidence that hasn’t been seen since the days of a certain Mr Mourinho.

But what made Mourinho so successful was his ability to go to places like West Ham and win. Anything other than a win on Saturday would somewhat diminish Chelsea’s emphatic start and that is the sort of pressure that comes with been reigning champions.

West Ham themselves need for the points for completely different reasons. A trip to Upton Park is never easy, but with West Ham still looking for their first points of the season a result for the Hammers is more important than ever. Couple that with Avram Grant taking on his former club and we have a game that will prove very difficult for the champions.

The Hammers start has been bitterly disappointing but they shouldn’t panic just yet.  Carlton Cole remains at Upton Park after constantly been linked away with a move, and in fairness opening away trips to Aston Villa and Manchester United were always going to be difficult for the Hammers.

But it was the home defeat to Bolton that has lead to worry beginning to spread around East London, but in fairness West Ham should of picked something up from that game, and there is no need for mass panic just yet.

There shouldn’t be mass panic even if Chelsea pick up three points on Saturday.  But personally I can see West Ham getting a much needed point to kick start their season and a result that installs hope around the league that Chelsea aren’t invincible after all.

15 thoughts on “Will Chelsea Continue Their Dominant Start?”

  1. “…..personally I can see West Ham getting a much needed point to kick start their season….”

    James, James, James. There will be no pigs flying on Saturday.

  2. West Ham V Chelsea are always tight matches. Hammers roll out what should seem like a new line up with Obinna, Pablo Barrera out on the wings and Dyer playing behind Cole up front. Parker and Noble in the middle. and a back line of Faubert, Upson, Gabbidon and Ilunga…

      1. Its going to be a tough game for Chelsea, the experience from last season was when our players come from the international matches they struggled to win their first matches after the international matches so i’m worried it can be a disappointing day.

  3. Yes another tight looking game, West Ham will be dangerous, the same as Stoke were, but if all the chances go in at the other end it could be another 6-0.

  4. I believe is going to be a tough game but I give it to Chelsea.
    The issue Is can Chelsea keep the clean sheet of goals unconcieved.

  5. there is nothing impossible for chelsea this season if they continue in their present form west ham cannot start their winning with the reigning champions

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