The thought before the Chelsea v Wigan game would be that is would be a nervy affair for Chelsea and the longer the game stayed scoreless the more pressure Chelsea would face.
But those predictions were thrown out the window when Anelka scored after six minutes at Stamford Bridge, you could feel the relief around the stadium and see then confidence in the Chelsea’s players faces. They were not going to be denied as they turned on a performance worthy of being champions as they thrashed Wigan 8-0.
“After 1-0 today that was the first time I thought, ‘Yes, that’s ours,”’ said Chelsea captain John Terry. Forget everything else, this is about Chelsea Football Club and our day today. It has been a hard three years not winning the Premiership and today we deserved it. It’s been hurting inside of me for three years, seeing Man United lifting it season after season.”
This was a memorable season for Chelsea as the numbers show:
- Chelsea went unbeaten (18 points out of 18) against the so-called ‘Big Four’
- They lead the league after 31 of their 38 matches
- Finishing Strong: In their last 8 league games Chelsea scored 33 goals in eight matches, scoring five or more in six of those fixtures
- The 103 goals they scored in the league is an increase of 31 from their two other Premier-winning seasons of 2005 and 2006
Carlo Ancelotti was brought in as Chelsea’s manager with the mandate of winning while playing attractive football. He has certainly accomplished that.