Chelsea ended 2015 with two draws against Watford (2-2) and Manchester United (0-0). These results came after Mourinho was sacked from his managerial position. His relationship with the players had soured too much for them to be able to produce any tasteful results. Of course many fans were disheartened at seeing the back of Mourinho, however, their sorrows were largely forgotten once the Blues began accumulating points!
January was a significant month for Chelsea; it was the month their season made great strides. Chelsea raced through the third and fourth round of the FA Cup after defeating Scunthorpe and MK Dons respectively. The Premier League also proved to be no trouble as they defeated Crystal Palace (0-3), drew with West Brom (2-2), drew with Everton (3-3) and defeated a ten-man Arsenal with a single goal from Diego Costa. It appears that Guus Hiddink, Chelsea’s interim manager, has brought out the best in Chelsea once again!
Chelsea drew quite a few games, but all everyone knew was that draws were better than loses. The Blues began February with a goalless draw against Watford and a 1-1 result against Manchester United, which few could complain about. They did, however, later abandon their run of draws by adding a few more goals to their scorelines. Chelsea defeated Newcastle 5-1 : the first three goals were scored within the first 17 minutes! They put up a good fight against PSG in the Champions League (losing 2-1) and they crushed a young Manchester City squad 5-1 in the FA Cup fifth round! Diego Costa has been their top scorer so far!
This weekend Chelsea has delivered once more! They were put behind against Southampton when Long scored in the 42nd minute. However, goals from Fabregas (75′) and Ivanovic (89) gave them the win they were looking for.
The Blues have wiped away their soppy days and are progressing up the Premier League table. They may have had a rocky start to the season, but they are definitely on their path to recovery. Oh, happy days!