It’s been quite the up and down season for Chelsea football club and its fans.
Results have swung from fantastic to terrible, starting with an opening day 4-0 loss and then climbing all the way back to an impressive unbeaten run and qualification in the Champions League.
Any bookie prepared to take bets on Chelsea with the Real Bookie software will have had an equally exciting – and profitable – ride. Who was expecting us to lose to Bournemouth at home and then beat Arsenal away in the very next game, despite going a goal down? Not us.
While it has been immensely frustrating at times watching this team fail to capitalise on chance after chance to pull ahead in the race for fourth, there’s no denying it’s been absolutely thrilling.
Who would you rather be – a Man City fan watching their team win every week, but really knowing their season in the league is over already? In fact, they’ve barely been able to celebrate wins since about November, so far ahead have Liverpool pulled.
Chelsea fans meanwhile are on the edge of their seat every week, whether they’re playing Southampton or Bayern Munich. Every week brings a crazy new twist to the season, and another totally unpredictable match.
Which Chelsea will turn up? The one that has dispatched Tottenham with ease, or the one that lets dire teams like West Ham pick up vital results at the Bridge? There’s just no way of telling, even once you’ve seen the lineup.
That’s all part and parcel of having a young team. Not only are some of these guys making a big step up from the Championship, others are playing their first full seasons as starters.
Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori started brightly after moving up from the second tier but have faded as fatigue wears them down. Tammy Abraham is bearing the entire club’s goalscoring burden in his second season ever in the top flight – is anyone surprised he’s struggled now and again? As for Callum Hudson-Odoi, he’s combining his first season as a starter with the recovery from a serious injury – a recipe for inconsistency.
Of course we would love to win the league again, and watch Frank assemble a dominant side that competes in the Champions League. But in the meantime, there’s something to be said for this “roulette” Chelsea, serving up crazy games and keeping us all glued to the TV to find out what happens next.