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5 Reasons Why Chelsea Are Dominating, feat. Winger With Best Take Ons In PL

Amitai Winehouse (@awinehouse1)

Last night’s display against Schalke spoke for a Chelsea side at the top of their game.

The 5-0 victory, away from home, against Roberto Di Matteo’s new team, was the absolute epitome of everything Jose Mourinho has been building since he took charge of Chelsea again last summer.

Unlike other teams in the Mourinho mould, his Chelsea side have graft and beauty in equal measure.

They now head into December, assuming they can manage the next game, undefeated in all competitions and with only one draw in the Premier League, which came away from home against last season’s champions Manchester City, showing the extent to which they are the top dogs in the English top flight.

Here’s why they’ve been so good:

1. Nemanja Matic

Brought back from Benfica for £21 million last January, Matic is the platform on which Chelsea play. He’s a dominating figure in the middle of the park and offers a shield for the back and talent going forward.
Bringing back Matic was arguably Mourinho’s best decision since his return.

2. Cesc Fabregas

An Arsenal hero, yes, but Fabregas will undoubtedly go on to make a bigger impact at Chelsea than he did with the north London side.
He offers creative flair alongside Matic, and the two in tandem are comfortably one of the stronger midfield pairings in the league.

3. Eden Hazard

This is an obvious one, but it’s staggering to think of how good Hazard has actually been this season. He’s scored more than 1 in 3, provides more than two chances a game for his teammates and completes 65.26% of his take ons, with the highest number in the league at 62 take ons.
He’s a genuine star and any team would be lucky to have him.

4. Diego Costa

Diego Costa looks like he eats bullets for breakfast and gunpowder for lunch, then tops it off with a lit match for dinner. He’s a brutal striker, one who scares defenders and backs it up with goal after goal.
He has 11 goals in only 10 games in the Premier League – what more could you ask for from a striker?

5. The Defence And Courtois

Mourinho’s sides are famed for their ability to keep out the opposition, but with more attacking drive in the team this could have fallen by the wayside.
It is to the credit of the defence and Thibaut Courtois, freshly returned from his loan spell at Atletico Madrid, that this has not happened. Courtois often displays moments of individual shot stopping brilliance when it looks inevitable that an opponent will score.
This is, in part, why Chelsea have the second best defensive record in the league, behind only surprise package Southampton. They’ve conceded only 11 goals.

Chelsea Mega Star Denies Any Interest In Switch From Stamford Bridge

Chelsea’s wing star Eden Hazard has reaffirmed his desire to stay at Stamford Bridge in the future, and has denied any interest in an off mooted switch to French side Paris Saint Germain, as reported by the Daily Express.

The Belgian international has been the subject of consistent interest from PSG, who clearly see the Francophile star as an ideal addition to their multi talented squad.

However, Hazard’s importance to the Blues is obvious, given the fact that he won the PFA Young Player of the Year award last season.

Boss Jose Mourinho has even gone as far as to suggest that he has no interest in considering bids of anything less than £150 million for his wide star.

This comes as a result of his continued success going into the new season. He has combined well with new signings like Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, aiding in Chelsea’s rise to the top of the Premier League.

Hazard has denied any interest in a switch, saying: “PSG are in the same world than Chelsea.

“But, to be a top club they need to win the Champions League.

“I’m fine with Chelsea and this is where I want to continue to grow. PSG are not in my head.”


Chelsea Boss Confirms Imminent £50m Deal For Sensational Forward

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the club are on the cusp of agreeing a bumper new deal with Eden Hazard, with the sensational winger set to receive a contract worth £50 million over the next five years, as reported by the Daily Mail.

This works out at an increase to £200,000 per week for the player, who has developed into a key player for the Stamford Bridge club since his £32 million arrival from Lille two summers ago.

At that point, there remained questions about Hazard, but he has gone on to establish himself as one of the best forward players in the Premier League.

69 appearances for the club have seen him score 23 goals and provide 23 assists, showing his stunning form and stunning return since his arrival.

Mourinho said: “He means a lot because he’s a fantastic player.

“We are feeling day by day his motivation to work hard and improve. We have big hopes that he will go from the top player he is at this moment and will reach higher levels to become one of the best.

“He is a player who we want to keep, in spite of the fact he has a long-term contract as young as he is. It’s true Chelsea are trying to have an agreement over a new contract, and that he wants to stay and commit for a few more years.

“It’s a question of time. One more month, one less month, and he’ll have a new contract.

“I think there’s been a big improvement. That’s why we’re seeing that, from a top talent, he’s a fantastic player.

“But now we want, because his talent allows him to, to go from a top player to one of the greats of his generation.

“That’s why we think he can and why we’re proud that he thinks that Chelsea is the perfect environment for him to have that evolution.

“That’s why he wants to commit to us, and why we want him to commit for the future, too.”

Chelsea have started the new season in exceptional fashion, winning all four of their games and doing so in some style.