Their problem hasn’t been scoring goals this season as they have put three past Southampton, Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland as their attack is still a reservoir of top quality players and, as well as a few good additions in midfield, with the likes of Javi Garcia, Jack Rodwell and Scott Sinclair added, they have many options, although I believe they all have to prove themselves still. However I don’t believe this will be enough to ensure a second consecutive league title and their defensive problems should cause concern for Roberto Mancini. The January transfer window may provide them opportunities to offload players like Kolo Toure and to make a defensive signing but by then it may be too late.
Over the summer,
made a number of expensive and comprehensive signings that clearly set out their intentions for the next season. They wished to create a beautiful attacking style by signing Eden Hazard, Oscar, Marko Marin and Victor Moses all for a large sum of money. Chelsea
So far this season Chelsea have been sitting at the top of the Premier League for the majority and players like Hazard and Oscar have brought a new flair to their attack along with the likes of Juan Mata. However a recent drop in form with a 3-2 loss to
Manchester united and a 1-1 draw with Swansea have resulted in them slipping to second, one point behind United. However, with the return of players like Ivanovic and Frank Lampard, they will surely have the best team at the manager’s disposal. Manchester
Neil Chhabda offers an alternative prediction of this season's Premier League champions