Chelsea – A Season Of Disappointment

Chelsea

Chelsea

Halfway through the season, Chelsea were at the top of the EPL points table and seemed to be heading towards a title finish. Now with about a dozen games to go, they are languishing at the fifth spot and also in danger of keeping their UEFA Champions League spot. Carlos Ancelotti has himself admitted that they are out of the race for the EPL title for this season.

What came as another shocking surprise was their loss to Everton in the fourth round replay of FA Cup.  Back-to-back FA Cup winners Chelsea crashed out of this year’s tournament after closing a 119th minute showdown and then losing a penalty shootout to Everton.

That leaves them only in the hunt for the UEFA Champions League which is going to be a tough ask for a team that is performing well below par.

UEFA Champions League as we know is a mini-football World Cup of sorts. If Chelsea can perform and end up winning or coming close to a win in the UEFA Champions League, it will become a big boost and some sort of redemption for their fans.

The Blues moved to within touching distance of the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday night and eased the mounting pressure on manager Ancelotti with a 2-0 victory in their last-16 first leg at the Parken Stadium.

The result, courtesy of two Nicolas Anelka goals, kept alive their one remaining hope of silverware this season following a miserable few months that have seen last year’s double winners.

So far, the London club has failed to live up to the expectations of their fans and some football pundits. Some say that with this kind of disappointing season even Carlos Ancelotti’s job maybe in danger.

The only ray of hope for the club this season is how well they end up competing in the UEFA Champions League.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Nupoor Bansal

Author:

Hey, I'm Nupoor Bansal, 20, currently pursuing Journalism from DU. I have always been immensely interested in both playing and watching sports. Like most other cricket fanatics Sachin Tendulkar is THE God for me. Badminton, Tennis and Football are the other sports that interest me.

Cricket

IPL 2016: 5 foreign players to watch out for in IPL auction

IPL 2016: 5 foreign players to watch out for in IPL auction

Posted by: Dishant Dey on February 4th, 2016

The auction for 9th season of the Indian Premier League from April 29 to May 23 takes place on Friday in Bangalore.The IPL will be followed by ICC World T20 201 ..

Football

Star Sports Young Heroes – Top 16 Footballers travelling to Spain

Star Sports Young Heroes – Top 16 Footballers travelling to Spain

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on January 25th, 2016

Kolkata, 25th January, 2016: In order to identify young talent, the country’s largest student direct contact programme from the very grassroots through scouti ..

Tennis

Andy to fight Novak for the Australian Open title

Andy to fight Novak for the Australian Open title

Posted by: Anjan K Merkap on January 30th, 2016

A delighted Andy Murray reached his fifth ever Australian Open final with an epic five-set battle. The top tennis player from Britain defeated 13th seed Mils Ra ..

F1

Bernie Ecclestone not happy with the new engine agreement

Bernie Ecclestone not happy with the new engine agreement

Posted by: Anjan K Merkap on February 4th, 2016

Bernie Ecclestone, the boss of Formula One sport said that the sport’s turbo hybrid power units are not necessary and too complicated for his liking. The 85-y ..

Boxing

Sports for women empowerment – a mantra for our nation’s growth

Sports for women empowerment – a mantra for our nation’s growth

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on November 23rd, 2015

Traditionally India has been a country where sports has always been treated as a secondary option when it comes to career choices for men. Women, till recently, ..

Other Sports

Bengaluru Bulls take on rejuvenated Bengal Warriors

Bengaluru Bulls take on rejuvenated Bengal Warriors

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 4th, 2016

Bengaluru, February 3: Buoyed by their convincing win over Telugu Titans in their very first outing in the Season 3 of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi, a rejuvenate ..

One stop guide to all the sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world. A true reflection of sports.

Copyright © 2012 | The Sports Mirror