The ten most worst defeats Chelsea suffered in the premier league’s recent history
When we hear the chants ‘Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea’ from the stands of Stamford bridge, it instantly abide us by the fact that this club from London has a huge fan base. Every weekend thousands of them travel to this stadium to witness prolific temperament from the star studded squad to compose poems on gallant victories. To them, they are a bunch of soldiers shielding and governing their ground of high class talents and masterpiece. It is not long that this cherished ground saw the lift of two premier league trophies in the span of two years. The previous season accommodated some beautiful football which grow the stem to climb the tree of the title. It was so nice to remove the pains and emotions that their favourite Chelsea went through in the 2015/16 season finishing 10th, a heart break stoppage. That is some tales to remember and aged persons of this era would pass it to the next generation who will create their own statement to support this club on and on.
But even in the middle of such courageous contributions and the enjoyment that followed, some dark memories with the snap of a finger kills the smiles and songs of the fans of this decorated club. There was no question to dig up all the fatigues of this glorious club if they would have beaten Crystal Palace plagued by seven consecutive defeats to the start of the campaign. The supporters and the pundits too bet Chelsea to win it. But the story went further away from expectations. Palace won surprisingly in the ground of histories this weekend slicing apart the champions by 2-1. Palace stormed into the lead after testing Courtouis’s gloves a number of times benefitted from a massive deflection from the Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta’s leg. Though Timeoue Bakayoko scored his first for the club since joining in the summer, he could not prevent another downfall confirmed by the away team by Wilfred Zaha’s accurate finish before the break.
Antonio Conte said it was a adverse effect of the injuries which kept some important squad member sidelined.
But whatever the cause maybe, Chelsea add this up to their stock of unconvincing outcome of results.
So here we bring you the ten most disastrous defeats the club still moan about in premier league recent history.
10. Leicester 2-1 Chelsea
This defeat caused the instant sacking of then manager Jose Mourinho but the damage was said to be done in the 2015/16 campaign. This performance framed their poor title defense campaign after winning the honour the previous season to this, dethroned themselves to make a surprise story to be told in May with the Foxes winning the title. The fans went up to their feet to rant down their manager crying out,” Its all over for you Mourinho’. Guus Hiddink succeeded the Portuguese and Chelsea recovered, finished tenth on the table in that campaign making it the season to throw back in the dustbin.
9. Chelsea 1-3 Southampton
At that moment, Chelsea were on a sea of defeats when the cunning saints threw the next test paper on the desk to the blues which was ultimately marked failed. That resulted in eight successive defeats to the start of the 2015/16 campaign. Jose was turning to be a major flop instantly.
8. Manchester United 2-0 Chelsea
This loss is a little odd to be in the list compared to the title winning season for the blues in 2016/2017 campaign. It did not plundered hopes in grabbing the silverware but mentally it was hard to assume that Conte side’s did not show their rivalry nature on the opposition ground managed by their ex-managerial casualties or in simple words their old foe, Jose.
7. Manchester city 3-0 Chelsea
At Etihad on the month of October in 2015, Chelsea faced another horror with the blue half of Manchester banging three in a kun Aguero guided display souring the connection with Jose and plunging him into unstopping insults and abuses.
The Argentinian striker also nudged the champions down in the returning fixture at Stamford bridge.
6. Tottenham 5-2 Chelsea
It was a outrage of goals in the new year’s day at white hart lane in an anticipated London derby with Chelsea on the receiving end once again. Despite taking the lead through Diego Costa’s flick in the 18th minute Chelsea were crushed by rampaging Spurs who went banging goals after goals in an evening to forget for the horrid visiting fans. Chelsea managed to get back two to their name but that was too little too late.
5. Crystal Palace 2-0 Selhurst park
Palace troubled the eventual champions when they visited their locker room earlier this year in the previous season almost gifting the title to the second stand Tottenham. But that did not proved any damnation to the title credentials but left Conte to do quick homework to rectify his defensive situation.
4. Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace
It seems Palace have an attitude to stalemate Chelsea’s glory run ups and they this time gave nightmares at the opposition den. The fixture was scheduled in the second Matchday of 2015/16 campaign in which Palace gave a severe blow to the auguration of Jose’s 100th game as Chelsea’s boss. Radamel Falcao scored the equiliser to restore some priorities after palace took the lead, only to be cancelled out by Bakary Sakho’s sitter to net the winner.
3. Arsenal 3-0 Chelsea
A treat for Arsene Wenger and misery to Antonio Conte as Arsenal put some smiling faces on to the Gunners fans recovering from the previous lapses in the hands of blues by 3-0 crucial victory at the Emirates.
2. Chelsea 1-3 Liverpool
A clash simply to leave behind in the past. Liverpool’s coach Jurgen Klopp’s first meeting with the Portuguese Mourinho in the premier league went to the German’s way. Mourinho failed to take advantage of his opposite number’s inexperience in such a high voltage game. The conflict was structured for Philippe Coutinho from the red background to showpiece his talent at the bridge.
1. Chelsea 2-3 Burnley
Undoubtedly, it is one of the worst opener to the title defending season for Chelsea. This was also a horrific opening game that Antonio Conte surrendered the result to his opposition for the first time in his managerial career. out of any possible options to make his squad for the game, Burnley stroke thrice in the first half against a disfigured Chelsea. The blues were down to nine men and were simply out of track. New summer addition from Real Madrid, Alvaro Morata opened his account for his new club before paving the way for David Luiz to thump his shot beyond Heaton. But that was no satisfying at all to the beginning of this campaign.