Watford managed to hold Chelsea to a goalless draw at Vicarage Road today. The Hornets had the better opportunities in the first half while the Blues ended the game on a bright note.
However, both sides failed to find the net and walked with a solitary point each.
Here are five things we learned about the Blues:
1) Chelsea are still not back to their best
Blues put in a decent performance here and there. But they are not able to do it on a consistent basis and still very much looked like a mid-table team.
They are currently placed 13th in the league table, and if anyone believes that they have a chance of finishing in top four, they are deluding themselves.
2) Diego Costa is going to cost points if he continues with his behaviour
He was again involved in a couple of scraps. His scuffle with Paredes earned with a yellow card in the first half.
He has earned a lot of games single-handedly for the Blues during his spell with the club, but if he continues with his antics, sooner rather than later he’s going to cost points for his club.
3) John Terry situation dominated the proceedings
The Blues skipper this week announced that he won’t be staying at the club beyond the summer.
The away section chanted his name throughout the duration of the game, and his contract situation could become a distraction for the club for the remainder of the season.
The Belgian looked sharp after he came on as a second-half substitute. His return to form could mean great news for the club’s Champions League and FA Cup campaigns.
5) Hiddink continues to avoid Cahill
Gary Cahill was once again missing from the starting line-up. It doesn’t bode well for the England international that he is behind Terry, who is expected to leave in summer, in the starting line-up.