Chelsea has found a new surge of confidence, as revealed by one of their defenders, Marc Cucurella. This boost in self-assurance comes after a somewhat hesitant start to the current Premier League season.
Up and Down Beginnings
The current Premier League season has witnessed Chelsea embarking on a rather topsy-turvy journey. The London-based club faced a sluggish start, with just one draw and one loss in their first two matches. Such a beginning might have raised a few eyebrows among Chelsea supporters.
As the season progressed, the Mauricio Pochettino-managed side’s performance has been somewhat inconsistent. They managed to secure three wins, two draws, and had to taste the bitterness of defeat on three occasions. Such oscillations in form often make it challenging to predict their future in the league.
As it stands, Chelsea finds themselves in the 11th position on the Premier League table, amassing a total of 11 points. While it’s still relatively early in the season, finding oneself outside the top 10 is not a situation that Chelsea fans are accustomed to.
However, the mood at Stamford Bridge appears to be on the upswing. In their last two matches, Chelsea secured back-to-back victories. The victories came against Fulham and Burnley, which injected fresh optimism into the squad.
In their latest outing, Chelsea displayed resilience as they had to claw their way back into the game. They conceded an early goal in the 15th minute, courtesy of Wilson Odobert, but responded emphatically by scoring four times. The goals came from a series of events, including an own goal by Ameen Al Dakhil, a strike from Chris Palmer, Raheem Sterling’s contribution, and Nicolas Jacksen’s efforts.
Speaking about the newfound confidence within the team, Marc Cucurella shared his perspective. “In other matches, maybe we lost confidence (after falling behind), but we followed the game plan, kept building, and kept fighting. The team’s confidence is better after two consecutive wins,” Cucurella commented.
This boost in morale will be crucial for Chelsea as they progress through the season. Maintaining a winning mentality can be a defining factor in their pursuit of Premier League glory.
The current international break offers some respite and an opportunity for the team to regroup and further solidify their game plan. The next fixture will be a significant test for Chelsea as they are set to face Arsenal.
Chelsea’s clash with Arsenal will take place at the Emirates Stadium on October 21, 2023. The kickoff time for this highly anticipated match is scheduled for 11:30 PM WIB.
The encounter with Arsenal could be a pivotal moment for Chelsea’s season. How they perform in this match may very well set the tone for the upcoming games. Confidence and momentum will be crucial as Chelsea strives to climb the Premier League ladder and reestablish themselves as a dominant force in English football. The journey continues, and fans are eager to see where it will lead.