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How Chelsea went from ashes to Champions

Stepping onto the field, bearing in mind the scarrings of a repudiated previous season and hopes to make a memorable future for them to behold, Chelsea sure had a journey for its undertaking.


With novelty factor a bunch of new signings bring, and the massive shift in team spirits a new manager brings, things did seem difficult to the squad which was in every way an underdog to the untrained eye. Antonio Conte sure had shoes to fill, roles to play and a title to win. Surprisingly, or not so surprisingly, after all, Conte has managed to fulfil all of the above stated “expectations.”  

The club started off in the third position and since then found it hard to hold onto a steady position to cruise through the Premier League. Given the first ten games (through which the club slid along positions like fourth, eighth, and a decently held third) Chelsea bounced back to glory and bounced back hard enough to stay.

The ascend it began from the match against Hull City where Chelsea won the bout 4-2. And since then, The Blues haven’t looked back down. Cruising on the apical spot all throughout till the very end, Chelsea has truly exemplified the glorious possibilities of persistence.

The Blues may have drawn a few matches in their overall run, and some occasional losses did happen, but nothing that dampened the spirits of a team backed by Antonio Conte.

Here we quickly have a look at the 11 reasons why Chelsea topped the charts (and this is no drama).

  1. Thibaut Courtois:
    The keeper truly showed a great presence of mind all along. Those marvellous saves against Sunderland and Liverpool render this Belgian from Bree a hell lotta respect. Also, nothing major, but he won the GOLDEN GLOVE!
  2. César Azpilicueta:
    The unsung hero of the entire victory parade, Azpilicueta ensured nothing much passes through him at the defensive end. Conte may have thanked his stars for this Spaniard in the Chelsean Squad because of which he didn’t have a single worry about the defence.Chelsea+v+Hull+City+Premier+League+zyEffVn1-eNx
  3. David Luiz
    Hailing from the land where football is your prerogative, the Brazilian Stalwart David Luiz got Conte reaching out for his fair sip of mojitos, because why not! Luiz was undoubtedly the backbone of Chelsea’s defence without a sweat. Light on his feet and accuracy just being his middle name, Luiz got the ball rolling for the Blues.nintchdbpict000278651986
  4. Gary Cahill
    The start may have seemed a tad shaky for this bloke down from Dronfield, Cahill showed the true character as the vice-captain of the team. Stepping up for all those times John Terry couldn’t, Cahill scaled the team to the highs it now enjoys. Also, how can we forget the magnificence he delivered against Stoke?! Marvellous every bit of it.Gary-Cahill-Chelsea-729325
  5. Victor Moses
    And how do you think one could keep away from a league championship title from someone whose name means winning? Cheeky as that may have sounded, Moses sure came down to rescue The Blues whenever they needed him. This wing back was one crucial element in Conte’s gameplay.victor-moses-of-chelsea_zdnsqx8qvth81rhn4r9ak6wv7
  6. Marcos Alonso
    The Spaniard left nothing past him as he stood like a wall between the opposition and their chance to winning (which the others made sure never happens). A resourceful signing that managed to balance the team, Alonso was sure an asset Chelsea would cherish for years to come. 

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Marcos Alonso of Chelsea celebrates during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on November 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  7. John Terry
    The Legend that deserves every bit of applauds ended his career on a high note as John Terry bid adieu to the sport that has given him everything. Receiving a 26th-minute substitution as an homage to his jersey number and an indefatigable powerhouse of the club, JT got the dream farewell by lifting the trophy.John-Terry
  8. Nemanja Matic
    The presence of mind, if could be personified, then would be named Nemanja Matic. With on-field wizardry and an arsenal of sick moves that got the opponents dazed, Matic was on an unstoppable spree.the-weekend-interview--nemanja-matic.img
  9. Cesc Fabregas
    The fuel to Chelsea’s victorious stint, Fabregas made all the right moves at all the right places.cesc_fabregas_2
  10. Pedro
    Vitality and Agility being his foremost allies, Pedro was the heart and soul Conte’s endeavour. And the speed could only be summed up as this blue careening through the green field, scoring goals for Chelsea.Pedro
  11. Diego Costa
    The unafraid warrior of Chelsea, as one could call him, Costa certainly was the most formidable force on the frontier bringing smiles on Chelsea fans all over the world. What ‘costa’ would Chelsea have to pay for fill in the shoes of an exiting Diego is something that needs to be seen as events warrant further.
    SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium on October 30, 2016 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
  12. Eden Hazard
    The thorn in the side of every opponent, Hazard was the undoubted hazmat of every team that faced Chelsea. The master of contrivances Hazard was valuable as a midfielder – forward and his moves were sweeter than Belgian Chocolate!
  13. N’Golo Kante
    The very life force of Chelsea’s dream run and Conte’s aspirations, Kante was the undisputed star of the current champions of England. Kante got his tricks just right as he passed when it was needed to, held when he needed too, and scored when the team needed to. Also, who can forget that massive uproar that followed his goal against the Red Devils? Not us, for sure.promo298560957
  14. Willian
    The pivotal part of the Conte’s army, Willian was the unmatched force in the fireball that was Chelsea. The Brazilian blazed the field with moves that could be expected from the sorcerer who conjures magic with his feet. 

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Willian of Chelsea during the EFL Cup fourth round match between West Ham and Chelsea at The London Stadium on October 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

Going from ashes to glory can be witnessed.
Chelsea Football Club did it all right. So, what’s your excuse for not working towards your goal today?