WEST BROM VICTORY, A GLIMPSE OF HOPE AGAINST FC BARCELONA FOR CHELSEA FC?


This is a question over millions of Chelsea fans around the world can't answer.

Monday 12 February 2018, a day thousands of Chelsea fans had a sincere course to celebrate and soak themselves in the wonderful victory obtained against Premier league's bottom side West Brom FC.

After several controversies kicking up the board and players in Chelsea in regards of the shocking and woeful defeats suffered against Watford FC and Bournemouth FC.

Chelsea's coach Antonio Conte becoming the subject of various football articles and discussions for over two weeks. These defeats would have ended Antonio Conte's stay in Chelsea FC.

But courtesy of a better performance and a consolating victory against West Brom still keeps his hopes standing as the club's manager.

Nevertheless this could happen if the team get eliminated from the champions league, a major factor that could determine his stay or eviction.

A critical statistics to analyse the defaults and problems in the Chelsea FC lineup against Watford FC and Bournemouth FC.  Then the Chelsea FC lineup that was victorious against West Brom FC .

After deploying a Chelsea team that played without a recognised striker, playing the club playmaker Eden Hazard as a false nine.

This restricted his ability to hold the ball, create space and drive defenders right and left all over the pitch. Creativity was lost in team against Watford FC and Bournemouth FC.

The defence was totally porous, it is more than a miracle that Antonio Conte did not make the mistake of selling Andreas Christiansen during the summer transfer window.

A mistake he made by selling the club young promising defender Nathaniel Ake to Bournemouth Fc, who did justice by scoring against Chelsea FC in an awful defeat suffered against Bournemouth.

After Cesar Aziplicueta, Andreas Christiansen has been the club best defender this season so far. This is evident in the last two defeats suffered by the team. Chelsea FC conceded seven goals in two matches in his absence.

Against West Brom FC the coach played Olivier Giroud, the club's new signing from arsenal as the main striker. This formation turned out to be a successful one given Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud a perfect teamwork to produce a beautiful first goal.

This gave Eden Hazard the chance to exploit opponents defenders, scoring two beautiful goals to become the club highest goal scorer this season with fifteen goals to his account surpassing club's record signing Alvaro Morata.

Who made a quick appearance on the pitch, assisting Eden Hazard for his second goal of the night.

Gary Chill and David luiz have been poor this season, showing that the club can't bank on this players for a mouth watering match against an in form Barcelona side.

That have not tasted defeat in their league this season and a side blessed with talented players like Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and the recent signing Philippe Coutinho.

Victory against West Brom FC is that a deciding factor that this Chelsea team have what it takes to face Barcelona FC or it's just a mere fantasy?

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