When they extended their lead at the top of the Premier League with a hard-fought win over Swansea on the weekend, Chelsea left their fans delirious in the Transfer Tavern.
Our bar staff were dusting off bottles of Moet and keeping the pitchers flowing for Blues fans revelling in their club’s latest victory, with some going as far as to make outlandish bets with disgruntled rivals that the Londoners will be champions in May.
And their optimism is justified, with Antonio Conte’s team still the dominant force in English football even though their fantastic 13-game winning run came to an end over the winter. After that defeat to Spurs they dusted themselves down and have gone unbeaten, while also making it to the last eight of the FA Cup, keeping dreams of a double trophy haul firmly alive.
Of Conte’s regulars, it’s hard to pick any that have let the Italian down, but there have been a few villains in this story, and out landlord has chosen TWO…
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