The mood around Chelsea has been pretty phenomenal this week.
An exciting win at Norwich last weekend was the first of Frank Lampard’s reign and of this season, and since then everything has largely been a Mason Mount/Tammy Abraham love-fest.
It’s easy to forget how different things could be. Fail to win last week, in the 4th competitive game of the season, and confidence would really have been suffering. The first 3 points was always likely to be vital, and now we’ve got the ball rolling we can try and generate some momentum in the other direction.
This weekend sees us face Sheffield United at home. We shouldn’t underestimate anyone this season, especially with a young and vulnerable team, but on the other hand this is another great chance for a win.
Beat the Blades and we will go into the international break on a two game streak, allowing us a two week break to really soak it up and prepare for the next phase.
It’s important for Frank and the team to take this season one game at a time. The weight of expectation on these young players could become too much otherwise. We can’t get too distraught if we lose or draw, or too excited if we win. But either way, a second win on the spin here would do a huge amount to keep this positive sensation going through an international period that’s going to feel like it’s a month or two long.