With the signings of few talented young players alongside the aging Thiago Silva coming into a young squad who have been lacking a serious leader and character of his stature , for me my expectation was top 3 finish and challenge for the title. We are half way through the season and I’m worried that Chelsea might miss out on a Champion League position.
The way we started off you could have picked 5 or 6 players as our best performers but that hasn’t been the case as only 3 players have been playing greatly and they are Reece James, Kurt Zouma and Ben Chilwell who have been excellent this season with some fine display in both ends of the pitches. Big shout to Thiago Silva who’s still performing at his age.
Ones to watch in the second half of the season
The players to look out for in the second half of the season have to be Callum Hudson-Odoi and Billy Gilmour. With the way the midfield has been playing its gotta be sooner rather than later that Gilmour gets a chance in the league.
Rating the manager
Lampard season looks a bit of a mess right now with no real tactics or performances to his game and going back to the midfield of Kovacic, Jorginho and Mount or kovavic and Mount duo which is really the last thing that this Chelsea team needed as this midfield offers no protection of the backline and no creating options for the attackers, just sideway passes and the odd ball over the top which usually leads to nowhere but back to the opposition. He still hasn’t found his best XI and we are half way through the season which is very worrying considering all the managers around us seem to know theirs. I really really hope Lampard turns this form around but I’m slowly losing hope with these lacklustre performance’s week in and week out. 5/10 season.
Where we’ll finish
I personally think we’ll get top 4 with the way the season is going.