There is no doubt that Chelsea fans are the most joyous currently in the Transfer Tavern, in a turnaround that is in stark contrast to last season’s efforts from the London club.
Antonio Conte has worked wonders since taking over at Stamford Bridge and our landlord has been so impressed by the mixture of tactical knowhow, alongside raw passion shown by the Italian in his first season of English football.
Second to that is the impressive performance shown by the Blues in a season where they have not had to worry about European football.
This certainly has seemed to help them as they lead the pack in the Premier League, and also qualified for the semi-finals of the FA Cup, following Monday’s 1-0 victory over Manchester United.
Stoke City will be the opponents Chelsea will have to get past on Saturday and Blues fans in the Tavern will be hoping this fixture will be as straight forward as the victory on New Years Day, which saw Chelsea equal the record of 13 consecutive wins in the Premier League, as they beat the Potters 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.
Stoke actually sat 14th after that fixture at the Bridge but after climbing to 9th place in the last few months, our landlord predicts the Potters to be a tougher prospect this time around, and this Chelsea XI will have to be on their best form to win this one…Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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