The Blues have started their campaign this season in a way that not only fans and pundits alike, but also Chelsea would not have seen coming. Their first five games saw Chelsea eke out only one win and concede 12 goals, leaving them in 17th position on the log.
However, the reigning Premier League champions have bounced back having recorded two straight wins and clean sheets in their last two games. They are now certain to take that form into the League Cup where they will face League One side Walsall on Wednesday evening.
Here are five cogent reasons why we believe Chelsea should beat Walsall;
As mentioned earlier, the Blues are on a winning run and would not want that to be cut shut by a League One side. Jose Mourinho and his charges stated after the defeat of Arsenal that they want to keep on winning in order to keep their season going, hence, without mincing words, Chelsea should comfortably trounce Walsall, albeit the League One outfit are also in brilliant form having lost just once in eight official games so far this term.
On the second trot, Jose Mourinho’s side are discernibly head and shoulder above Walsall and, this should be another influencing factor for the Blues. From the goalkeeping area to the strikers’, even Chelsea’s second string side boast enough potentials and experiences than Walsall’s first team. Therefore, this, on its own, should also help fire the Blues to victory…if they do not underrate Dean Smith’s men.
Thirdly, Mourinho’s managerial style oozes the “one stroke for one folk” saying. Unlike several other gaffers, the Portuguese manager usually has a tactic planned out for every team he plays against, be it a relegation-threatened side. Mourinho knows his onions and his experience in the game, as well as trophy haul speaks well for him. This will definitely come into place when he guides his team to victory against Walsall.
Also, the Chelsea players – any one of them that is chosen to play – are well capable of getting the result at the Bescot stadium on Wednesday evening. The squad boasts an array of talents in all departments in the team more than that of Walsall. Hence, victory appears assured for the West Londoners.
Lastly, there is a certain saying that goes thus: “a man that fails to learn from past experience is not yet ready to live life.” Knowing Mourinho, he would have learnt from last season’s defeat to Brentford and would not want to risk anything against lower-ranked giant-killer sides anymore.
Essentially, Chelsea have all what it takes to secure victory against Walsall on Wednesday evening.