Chelsea are the Premier League team to watch after their last two games brought us more attention than you would normally see in a great derby.
It started with the Spurs game a week ago, when there was so much drama it was actually hard to follow what was happening on the pitch at times. VAR was called on over and over again as we say red card calls, penalties and goals ruled out.
It was a thrilling match to watch as a fan, but as. Chelsea fan it was anything but relaxing to see Spurs almost level the game with 9-men late on. There was relief all around when Dier’s goal was ruled offside, and then again when Jackson made it 3-1 to Chelsea, before finishing off with another late goal to make it 4-1.
The scoreline didn’t reflect the reality of the match which was very closely fought, and Spurs put on a brave effort despite having two players sent off.
Next up for Chelsea it was Man City and another thriller. Man City took the lead on three occasions but Chelsea fought back each time, showing amazing character against the Premier League reigning champions.
It was a 95th-minute Cole Palmer penalty that brought the game to its 4-4 conclusion. It was arguably Palmer’s best game in a Chelsea shirt, and the same could be said of Sterling who was excellent on the night, when you need your gig players to lead the line. Big-game nerves are also not a problem for Palmer as that was his 3rd big penalty goal for Chelsea, with the other coming against Spurs and Arsenal.
Chelsea were great on the counter and that’s something we can expect to see more of this season, but they did look open at the back and that will be the main problem Poch will be trying to fix, as there was always fear they were going to concede.
As a former-defender and now coach that will be a priority for Poch, but he will take comfort from the fact his side scored four times against the team to beat Man City.
Chelsea travel to Newcastle next and that will be another tough game, but one that will hopefully bring us more entertainment and if all goes to plan. St James’ Park has always been a tough place to win, but it would be great to keep adding more points for Pochettino’s side.