Yes, Villa will rue the contrast between their struggles and Emery’s impact on Arsenal.
Chelsea have had a relatively easy run to the group stages of the Champions League However, their league form has seen them fall further behind league leaders Liverpool and Manchester City. With the EFL Cup looking to be their only silverware this season and the Premier League title looking increasingly unlikely, patience is running thin with some sections of the Chelsea fanbase. Boehly: "Chelsea are stretching their owner's limits and languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League
1) Chelsea 2) Manchester City 3) Liverpool 4) Tottenham Hotspur 5) Manchester United 6) Arsenal 7) Everton 8) Aston Villa 9) West Ham United 10) Southampton
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There have been rumours of player unrest and some people would say that Potter is to blame for this. It is certainly true that he did not assemble a strong enough squad to compete for top honours and Chelsea have not fared well in the Premier League this season. However, it is also important to consider what manager is responsible for the players that they have at their disposal. Chelsea made a number of high-profile signings in the summer, most notably of Eden Hazard from Lille and Cesc
Villa also had chances to score, but missed the target. One such chance came in the 81st minute when Bruce played a great through ball to Guzan, but the American defender could only direct his effort high over the crossbar. Despite lacking the closing prowess of their opponents, Villa deservedly led at the break. The second half was a much closer affair, but Villa still managed to hold on to their lead. Bruce led the attack for Villa and was
The only silver lining is that things might change once the January window opens.
Boehly's statement could be interpreted to mean that he will judge Potter's managerial ability over a longer period of time, rather than judging it on whether or not he is able to bring success during stretches of games.
The Premier League is a very competitive league, so it is not surprising that Chelsea have only beaten one team currently in the top half of the Premier League this season.
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Potter’s comments also reveal his lack of understanding of football. Emery has put Arsenal back on course and their form since he arrived shows that. The Spaniard has changed the system and players and the result has been a much-improved team. It is clear that Emery deserves the support of the fans and Potter’s lack of appreciation is just not good enough.
Chelsea will also have to negotiate a tricky trio of fixtures against Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, before concluding the campaign with a home meeting against Southampton. There are positives for Conte, with four of the five clubs Chelsea will face at home in the Premier League having failed to win at Stamford Bridge in the past two seasons. And the Italian will be confident of taking maximum points from his two visits to Anfield, where Chelsea have not won in the league since
Chelsea are unlikely to lift the Premier League title in 2019.
At the time of writing, Harry Redknapp is in third place, on 17 Premier League matches, but he is nine matches behind first-place Pep Guardiola in the golden boot race.