The history of Chelsea is that of a club that, in less than 20 years, has gone from being a mid-level institution to becoming one of the European powers that aspires to win every tournament it participates.
The second decade of the 21st century finally saw how the greatest desire of the club’s owner, Russian Román Abramóvich, came true when he won the European Champions League (2012). Chelsea have seen ten years of local and international success, despite the fact that they did not sign a greater number of great players compared to the previous decade.
Playing and excelling in the most competitive league in the world has not been an obstacle for the strongest club in London. The successes were possible even when several coaches went through the bench of the blue institution with greater or lesser success. The important thing is that the winning mentality is already entrenched in the club.
The “Blues” deservedly move to fourth place in this list of the strongest groups in the last decade thanks to their stability in almost every season. Of eight competitions in which they participated, they prevailed in five of them. They only missed the European Super Cup, the Club World Cup and the Community Shield.
4- Chelsea: «The blue revolution»
Titles in the decade: (8). Premier League: 2015 and 2017. FA Cup: 2012 and 2018. Capital one Cup: 2015. UEFA Champions League: 2012. UEFA Europa League: 2013 and 2019.
Román Abramóvich is one of the most demanding owners a football club can have. If the results do not meet your high expectations, coaching staff and some players may have their days numbered at Stanford Bridge Stadium.
From the first wave of great players who began to arrive at the squad in 2004 there is no one left. The transition was made with players of a more discreet qualitative profile that will soon come to an end. It is up to coach Frank Lampard, a man of the house, to explode the new figures that are beginning to arrive at the institution.
The work with the quarry is successful. The young people who grew up in the club performed well for the most part, because Chelsea plays solid football, even when the opponent is superior they do not stop attacking.
In recent years they have opted for the 4-3-3 or 3-4-3 system, obtaining good results unlike other opponents who continue to cling to a single man at the top. Without a doubt, having a trident in attack gives this squad many options for victory and that philosophy should not be touched in the coming years.
The future, what does it bring?
The biggest hurdle Chelsea faces is instability in the manager’s job. Seven men have passed through the position in the last ten years (Carlo Ancelotti, André Villas-Boas, Roberto di Matteo, Rafael Benítez, José Mourinho, Antonio Conte and Frank Lampard). Miraculously, despite this irregularity, wreaths kept pouring into the trophy room.
Abramóvich must have a little more patience when the objectives do not go as desired, after all, if you have a strong payroll and the coach’s work is correct, the titles should not take long to arrive a couple of seasons later.
To obtain future triumphs it is logical to continue a project and Frank Lampard is the perfect bet. The potential has come out of the quarry with Reece James (20 years), Callum Hudson-Odoi (19), Tammy Abraham (22) and Mason Mount (21). In addition, Chelsea has already signed Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Hakin Ziyech, Kai Havertz, Malang Sarr and Timo Werner, several of them desired by the greats of Europe. With weapons like this would form the “blue revolution” in English football.