The three players who hold the key to Chelsea’s Premier League success
Supposedly the best team in England, (if you care to take a look at the top of the Premier League table), Chelsea is having one of their best seasons in football so far. Managed by the Special One, Jose Mourinho, they have displayed an unmatched performance in the English Premier League this season.
They have held the top spot in the Premier League long since the start of the 2014/15 season and look set to stay there as the Blues are 5 points ahead of the defending champions, Manchester City.
Generally, the team has had a spectacular performance in their BPL matches, losing only two, and drawing 5 of their 23 games. The team has a lot of great players, but here are the three players who actually holds the key to Chelsea’s premier league success.
Cesc Fabregas was not much of a regular player in Barcelona, so he was put on the transfer list and apparently his former club, Arsenal, refused to re-sign him. However, Mourinho took that chance and signed him for Chelsea. The outcome? Well, he is the king of assists in the current premier league season.
Since he joined Chelsea, Fabregas has displayed a remarkable performance. He is technically the engine of the Blues, as he creates more chances in the pitch. Currently, he is the top assist maker with 15, and also holds the highest amount of passes completed.
Fabregas is a player, who has an amazing ball control and is capable of scoring important goals for the team.
When Matic was at Chelsea during 2009/10 season, he wasn’t much of a good midfielder. However, after three seasons with Benfica, he lured Chelsea into re-signing him for £21 million, for a bargain price. He has improved lot as a holding midfielder and playing alongside Fabregas in the 4-2-3-1 formation, he is the last piece in the missing jigsaw for the Chelsea midfield.
Several sports analysts have compared Matic’s play to the former Blues legend, Claude Makelele. The 26-year old Serbian has been giving impressive performances when he starts the match and is a consistent performer in the pitch.
Matic can defend deep when needed and is capable of starting the counter-attack once he takes back the possession of the ball. Standing at 6ft 4 inches tall, Matic is impassable, and whenever an attacker tries to pass him, either Matic will take the ball or a foul will be committed.
Matic has made more tackles than any other Premier League player this season with 82 tackles to his name.
Diego Costa signed for Chelsea from Atletico Madrid this summer and has proven to be the main piece of the puzzle in the Chelsea’s attacking force. He broke the record of being the first Chelsea player to score seven goals in his first four matches. Currently, he is the top scorer for Chelsea and in the premier league with 17 goals to his name.
He has a great link up play with Fabregas, having scored more than 12 goals assisted by him. Only his behaviour, which can sometimes be erratic, could make him a little bit of a liability, but weighing up the pros and cons, Mourinho has obviously a done great deal of time for Costa.
Clearly, Chelsea are not a one-man team, and even though other players are outstanding, these three are the ones that have pushed Chelsea to the top spot. With these three on the pitch, The Blues might just lift their 5th English Premier League title