Chelsea are having a great season and are on the verge of winning the Premier League title. True, Tottenham Hotspur are hot on their heels, but the Blues’ destiny is in their own hands. Antonio Conte is a very good and experienced manager, and he should get Chelsea over the line.
The Stamford Bridge outfit have also reached the final of the FA Cup this campaign. The 4-2 victory over Tottenham in the semi-finals at the Wembley Stadium in London means that Chelsea will face London rivals Arsenal in the final of the prestigious cup competition in May.
The entire Chelsea squad has played well. The disappointment of the 2015-16 campaign seems to have spurred the players, and many have stepped up their game. Midfielder Cesc Fabregas has played his part coming off the substitutes’ bench, while left-back Marcos Alonso has proved to be a brilliant signing. Below we look at the three best players for Chelsea this season.
N’Golo Kante was arguably Leicester City’s most important player in their Premier League title triumph last season, and he is set to clinch the league this campaign with Chelsea. The 26-year-old has been the best defensive midfielder in the Premier League for the past two seasons and deservedly won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award recently.
The France international works hard, puts in the right tackles, is very dynamic, and runs around a lot. The £30 million that Chelsea paid Leicester in the summer of 2016 to secure the services of Kante was money well spent.
Eden Hazard had one of the worst seasons in his career in 2015-16. The Belgium international attacking midfielder scored four goals and created 66 chances in 31 Premier League appearances for Chelsea last season.
So far this campaign, the 26-year-old, who can also operate as a winger, has scored 14 goals and created 66 chances in 30 league games. The former Lille star is back to his best and has showed his class in big matches.
Hazard scored both goals in the 2-1 win against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in the league earlier this month, and was also on target in the 3-1 victory over Arsenal in the London derby at home in February.
Just like Hazard, Diego Costa had a disappointing 2015-16 season. The Spain international striker managed to score only 12 goals in 28 Premier League appearances.
So far this campaign, the former Atletico Madrid star has found the net 17 times in 30 league matches for the Blues. Although the odds of Costa finishing as the top scorer in the Premier League this season are 25/1, it may be worth taking advantage of offers on new betting sites and placing a bet on the 28-year-old to win the Golden Boot given the quality of opposition in Chelsea’s upcoming fixtures.
With matches against Southampton, Middlesbrough, West Bromwich Albion, Watford and Sunderland to come between now and the end of the season, Costa should be feeling confident of adding more goals to his tally.