Can Chelsea FC bounce back? 

2016-03-10 10:55


After being humbled by a rather strong PSG side, losing both legs of their Last 16 UEFA Champions League clash 2-1 (4-2 on aggregate). Chelsea will need to save their season with a strong showing in the last nine games of the league season and save face by picking up the FA Cup come May.

The team looks nothing like the 2014/2015 Chelsea FC team that won the Barclays Premier League without much effort.

The issue now comes with the fact that CFC will be suffocated out of European football since the Europa League requires Liverpool, Southampton, Everton, West Ham and Manchester United to be inconsistent. I think that is asking for too much with only 27 more points up for grabs.

Chelsea sit 10th in the league which is well below what was expected of the reigning champions this season. I fear that superstars and big name players will leave the club in search of European football. Players like Hazard, Oscar and Costa are bound to have huge offers at their feet from the biggest clubs in the world.

I think it's all about rebuilding now, once Guus leaves at the end of the season. If Chelsea will become a top four side again they will need to get their new man in as quickly as possible to work with the players. Unfortunately this will look unlikely to happen as the front runner Conte will be taking Italy to the Euro's also many of the Chelsea Match Day 15 will be at the Euro's. This makes it even more difficult for the new man to have enough time to work with the team and put his ideologies through to the players.

Chelsea will need to also attract big stars to replace the ones that leave. Players like Pogba, Cavani and Stones will need to accept that they won't be in the Champions League. A very difficult pill to swallow for any major footballer looking to win the best trophies.

I strongly believe they can bounce back though. I believe that the 2016/2017 season will be the season Chelsea will regain the Barclays League title purely on the fact that they will not have any distractions of Europe come the last few months of the season.

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