Five reasons why Frank Lampard's Chelsea could dominate world football in years to come
The beautiful game is all about passion, hunger and much more. That is why it has sparked enthusiasm and unquestioned loyalty among the fans who stand behind their club, in both good and bad times. Over the course of the last century or so, there have been some very unique teams who have dominated the game and their multiple opponents alike. Barcelona fans treasure the memories of the Golden Team built by Pep Guardiola while AC Milan fans are still having a hard time getting over their golden generation of superstars who were almost unbeatable in their time.
When we look at all the major national leagues all over the world, the English Premier League is one of the very first ones to grab attention, often regarded by experts as the 'most competitive' league championship in the world. Any team on their day can bring an end to the roller-coaster ride of their opponents and spark jubilation among their fans.
There have been some really amazing teams in this millennium and the Premier League boasts of many such examples. Arsene Wenger's invincible Arsenal, Sir Alex Ferguson's, serial winners in Manchester United, Jose Mourinho's Chelsea, Guardiola's Manchester City and Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are some that stand out higher than the others.
When Maurizio Sarri arrived at Stamford Bridge last season, Chelsea fans were hopeful that he would be able to sandwich the broken pieces of Antonio Conte's jigsaw. He was able to do that to some extent but the team couldn't follow his wavelength well and work with his ideologies and style of play.
The Chelsea faithful were overwhelmed when the board decided to appoint club legend Frank Lampard as the manager in July. However, muffled discussions about his inexperience and the pressure of handling such a big club, were still making rounds. Four months into the new season and Super Frank has done a tremendous job of converting the fragmented Chelsea team under Maurizio Sarri into one of the best teams in the Premier League. They currently stand third in the points table and are enjoying being one of the favourites to make into the UEFA Champions League next season.
Here are the five reasons why this team could become unbeatable a couple of seasons later.
#1 The striker conundrum has finally been solved
There has been a bad omen associated with Chelsea strikers for a long time now. World-class strikers have come into the team and have donned this jersey, only to fall from grace spectacularly. Strikers of repute like Radamel Falcao and Fernando Torres who used to tear apart defenses on many an occasion, failed to recreate their form in a Blue jersey.
Strikers like Andriy Shevchenko who led the attack of the great AC milan team, couldn't recreate his magic at Chelsea. Hernan Crespo, Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain all came with really impressive resumes and a lot of goals under their belt Yet, they couldn't recplicate their top form for the club. There was still no one to fill the void left by Didier Drogba, barring Diego Costa in his prime who did win a couple of Premier League titles at Chelsea
It looks like Chelsea's prayers have been answered in the form of a lanky 6' 5" striker who goes by the name Tammy Abraham. An academy product of the club, he went out on loan for some years before finally making his mark at Aston Villa in the Championship last year.
The Englishman has been in sublime form this season and has scored 10 goals already for the club, tilting the match in the Blues favor on many occasions. By the looks of it, Lampard's man management has been working wonders. His high-flying confidence and his thirst to win for the club, will reap greater rewards in the days to come.