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Four points with five games left to play seem like a good enough amount to stay very positive, even if two weeks ago Chelsea were 10 points clear of Tottenham. To relax would be a mistake, and it’s a concept that does not exist in Antonio Conte’s world. But the Blues have everything to take the title, after leading the table for three quarters of the season.

The four points become a larger and larger advantage as the games become fewer and fewer. Every single one of these points become heavier by the minute, keeping Spurs at that same distance. Looking at the games left to play, Chelsea can smile even more. The Blues have to face Everton at Goodison Park, that seems the toughest encounter left, in front of Romelu Lukaku, who could lead Conte’s attack next season. The remaining games will need concentration and solidity, but seem much more at hand than Spurs’ fixtures.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men have to travel to the King Power Stadium to face the champions, then host Arsenal at White Hart Lane in what should be the last North London derby at the historical ground. Another London derby awaits Spurs, as they travel to the London Stadium in West Ham’s home. Before the season ends, Tottenham will also have to host Manchester United and play away to Hull City, desperate in the relegation battle. Nothing points in Spurs’ direction.

What we saw in the game against Crystal Palace, though, is that the likes of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Harry Kane have no intention of dropping out of the title race. Eriksen’s beautiful winner against Palace gave Spurs three points a lot of teams have had to say no to. Sam Allardyce’s men have recently beaten Chelsea, of course, as well as Arsenal and Liverpool. After crumbling in the decisive moment of last season, missing out on lifting the trophy, Spurs have confirmed the development under Pochettino and have added a number of ugly wins to their season. They will not give up.

Chelsea will need everyone to stay at their best until the very end to take the Premier League trophy back to Stamford Bridge. Having rediscovered the firepower of Diego Costa, added to the consistency and class of Eden Hazard, the Blues have everything to even win all remaining games. What will be crucial is to maintain the four points distance for as long as possible: giving Tottenham any extra boost or hope can only be negative for Chelsea.

The Blues deserve this title more than anyone, hence why they now have everything to lose. Conte’s pitch side antics show he definitely has not started relaxing yet, and knows what it takes to stay focused and win the league. Chelsea just need to watch out: Tottenham will not stop the chase.

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Cahill Post-Match Interview: 2-goals for Willian

CAHILL the Chelsea captain says “we have this feeling at the moment where feel like we’re not gonna get beat”. CAHILL added that it’s because the Chelsea team is keeping focused and working hard. The Chelsea Captain said that no game is easy in the Premier League and the game today was difficult but the Blues have shown character on more than one occasion. When asked about defensive displays after conceding two goals, he responded by saying “No” and No again that matches “do not always run smoothly”.

By: Samuel Georgewill



 

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Chelsea’s Costa first goal-attempt first-half header wins the game again.

Costa makes Palace wake up to smell Chelsea win again

Samuel Georgewill

Chelsea’s Costa first goal-attempt  first-half header wins the game again.

DIEGO COSTA, the top goal scorer in the Premier League this season with 13 goals, once again hits the target for another Chelsea victory. On the very first attempt on target few minutes from half time, the 28 year old striker leaped up to head in the winning goal from a right-field cross from man of the match Cesar Azpilicueta. Earlier in the game, Crystal Palace’s number 18 James McArthur tried to hit the target with a header, but could not. Minutes later, Costa, who had been given a yellow card which will rule him out of further vital games that Chelsea will need to keep up their momentum, scored against the run of play. That is now 11 consecutive wins for Chelsea this season taking them to 43 points. Conte’s Chelsea blues dressed in white, played well in a game which looked as if the start of the game was all headed for a Crystal Palace possible win as they played well also on the attack. However, another win for Chelsea now sees them on 43 points  top of the table very clear with breathing space from  Liverpool and Arsenal on the journey to winning a first Premier League title under Antonio Conte’s first season in charge.

Samuel Georgewill
email: lightoftheworldfc@gmail.com
17/12/16
Supported By: Light Of The World FC

diego_costa winning goal against crystal palace sat 17th dec 2016

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Antonio Conte’s men played Liecester at home in an early kick off in the Premier League at the bridge.

The blues headed into the game at the back of an impressive 2-0 win at Hull before the international break,with Conte hoping for his side continue their good form at home to the champions.

And they didn’t disappoint as the Blues took the lead in the 7th minute as Costa scored from a loose ball in the box resulting from Eden Hazard’s corner,Hazard then doubled the lead in the 33rd minute in a first half which saw Chelsea blow Leicester away in their best display this season.

The second half started differently for the Blues,as Liecester came out trying to get back at the game,but they were frustrated by a resilient Chelsea side as they toiled in a game that was against them right from the start,the introduction of Mahrez and Silmani didn’t do much to trouble the Chelsea defense,although they were a few nervy moments with David Luiz almost scoring an own goal.

But Antonio Conte’s men finally found their stride again with a string of counter attacks and Kante going agonizingly close to scoring against his former side,but the game was sealed in the 80th minute as Moses scored after an impressive combination with Chalobah.

There was also enough time for Antonio Conte to introduce youngsters,Ruben Loftus-cheek,Ola Aina as well as Chalobah as the Blues rounded off an impressive display with 3-0 win over the champions.

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It was a day to forget for Chelsea as they were soundly beaten 3-0 by Arsenal in the Premier League.

Chelsea went into the game at the back of a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool and were desperate to get back to winning ways at the Emirates but a defensive error from Gary Cahill in the 11th minute allowed Alexis Sanchez to put Arsenal 1-0 up and the second followed after Bellerin teed up Walcott and Ozil finished it off with a fine finish to make it 3-0 in the first half.

Chelsea struggled to create chances in the second half with Hazard,  Willian and Fabregas all anonymous, Marcos Alonso, Pedro and Batshuayi came on for the aforementioned trio, the best chance fell to Batshuayi late on but he failed to beat Cech.

A first league win over the Blues since October 2011 moves Arsene Wenger’s team up to third in the table and Chelsea down to seventh in what has been a bad start for Chelsea after a promising beginning to the season.

Conte will be looking to make drastic changes and bring the team back to winning ways to avoid another catastrophic season.

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has hinted at a move away from Stamfrod Bridge after posting this picture on his Instagram official page:

instagram diego costa

The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to his former club Atletico Madrid, but the deal has yet to be done according to reports in Spain.

Los Colchoneros are still keen on signing Chelsea striker Diego Costa this summer, according to the Daily Mirror. The report claims the 27-year-old would be eager to join back Diego Simeone’s side side despite he’s not willing to push for a move away from Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has not asked to leave Stamford Bridge, according to the London Evening Standard.

The 27-year-old is said to be eager to move back to Atletico Madrid but the newspaper suggests that the Spaniard is in Chelsea plans in view of next season, since new manager Antonio Conte is eager to keep him in his squad.

Diego Costa joined Chelsea in 2014 in a £32m deal but struggled with good performances in the last disappointing season for the Blues.

It has been reported earlier this week he has made it clear to the club hierarchy that he wants to return to Spain.

 

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Diego Costa has put rumours of an impending transfer to former club Atletico Madrid to rest after confirming he is ‘100 per cent’ staying at Chelsea to be part of a new ‘revolution’ under Antonio Conte.

Costa has struggled to settle in England and became frustrated with life at Chelsea last season after being left out of the side by former manager Jose Mourinho and getting into more disciplinary problems.

Despite completing the £33million signing of Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi at the weekend, Conte ideally wants to add young Italian forward Alvaro Morata to his squad and keep Costa to create a dynamic strike partnership.

Costa’s form improved dramatically under interim manager Guus Hiddink and he is said to have been ‘energised’ by the arrival of new head coach Conte and having the summer off after being left out of Spain’s Euro 2016 squad, meaning he wants to stay at the Blues.

The Morata – Costa tandem would likely keep Michy Batshuayi out of the starting XI for much of the season. The young Belgian would see most of his action off the bench, or during FA Cup and League Cup matches.

Speaking about his move to Stamford Bridge, Batshuayi said: “I’m very young and still have progress to make, but I’m a very technical player and like to use both feet.

“It’s a real chance for me and I’m looking forward to starting with a new club and new coach. It’s a great opportunity. It feels fantastic to be here, it’s a childhood dream for me.”

Hazard and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois both helped Batshuayi make his decision to join Chelsea while on international duty with Belgium at the Euros.

“They told me I was joining a magnificent club with a magnificent stadium and magnificent fans,” said Batshuayi. “Myself and Eden get on very well both on and off the field.”

 

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The Daily Star has reported that Diego Costa has told Chelsea officials that he wants to return to his former club Atletico Madrid.

He is thought to be unhappy with his treatment by the English press, as well as Premier League referees, according to the Daily Star.

He now wants a La Liga return, and according to the Daily Mirror, Atletico now hope to bring him back to the Spanish capital in a £35million deal.

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa might come back to Atletico Madrid, according to AS.

The Spaniard is reportedly willing to return to his former club and Colchoneros are expected to be keen on him, as their chairman Enrique Cerezo hopes to be able to sign him.

It is understood Atletico Madrid manager Diego Pablo Simeone wants Costa to remain competitive and revamp the attack.

Chelsea is reportedly not eager to sell the 27-year-old striker, but a €30m bid could be enough, despite he has received lucrative offers from Chinese Super League sides.

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