PREMIER LEAGUE 2015/15 PREVIEW: Chelsea

“Chelsea was outright winners last season, where the strength of their squad proved too hot to handle for the rest of the league. Their dominance was so outright that no team were able to beat them in any department.

This season, even though they still look overall favorite to defend their title, but their rivals have done some good business, and their glory to the title will be far tougher than last term around. “

Chelsea had a season to remember in every aspect last season. Their dominance was so outright that it almost looked a little too funny in the end, as their title surge never looked in doubt. The new comers in Costa, and Ferbegas looked completely at ease as they were featured in the Top goal scorers and Top assist provider for the blues in 14/15 campaign. Oscar, Hazard and Willian proved instrumental for the champions as they remained a team to beat in the last season. Matic remained the midfield giants for the Mourinho’s man, and Ivanovic, Terry and Courtous did great while defending.

However, this campaign should be more a test for the Mourinho’s men, as rival tried to strengthen their squad in the Transfer window. The likes of City, Manchester United and Liverpool spend heavily and they will look to push Chelsea all the way. This year, Mourinho will have to live without 2 club legends, with the like of Cech and Didier Drogba left the club. Jose signed Asmir Begovic from Stoke City as Cech replacement, whereas he finally able to grab his favorite Colombian Falcao on loan from As Monaco.

Chelsea should have enough quality to outdone their rivals once again in the title race, as they will face a far stiffer challenge this term than the last term around. The likes of Falcao will only going to strengthen blue’s attacking force, as last season they found wanting when Diego Costa had injury problems. That was one of the reasons as to why they scored 10 goals less than the 2nd place team (Manchester City) last season. Chelsea will also look to Kurt Zouma, as he did exceedingly well in the later part of the last season and look set to play more part in the coming season, which should help Chelsea throughout the campaign.

This year, Mourinho will have Costa, Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao as an attacking option, which should prove fruitful to them throughout the season. Their right wing remains a concern, as Cuadrado doesn’t seem to settle in that role as Mourinho hoped in January. Salah will also make a way out of the Stamford Bridge as his move to Roma on loan seems imminent, which means Willian will be the only option who can play on the right. All in all, Chelsea still looked strong enough to dig out results against their opponents, and seems to have a strong enough squad to defend their title this season as well.

The article originally appeared on Playingfor90.com.

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