Chelsea face defining week in the title race
Chelsea face difficult back-to-back Premier League games away at Reading and Newcastle United over the next six days, as they look to recover from a disappointing draw against Brentford FC in the FA Cup.
The club’s away form hasn’t actually been too bad with a current record of seven wins, two draws and two defeats. Should Chelsea beat Reading on Wednesday night in the first of those away games, they will move onto the same away record as current league leaders Manchester United.
Backing that up with a win away at Newcastle United will give Chelsea some momentum as they look to push United and Manchester City hard in the run up to the all important month of May.
They should be confident of wrapping up a victory against Reading on Wednesday because the Premier League strugglers have dropped points in eight home matches so far this season, winning only three games.
Chelsea have one of the best away defensive records having conceded only 11 goals and they should be confident as Reading have conceded a high number of goals in home games against the biggest sides this season; four against Manchester United and five against Arsenal.
Newcastle away will be more difficult as they seem to go all out for wins with five victories and six defeats at home this season with a single draw sandwiched in between.
Newcastle have signed a lot of players this January which makes them relatively difficult to predict.
However, Chelsea won the reverse of that match 2-0 at the Bridge which will give the team a bit of confidence going into the game. An attack which has scored 21 goals on the road should be able to get the side over the line.
This will give Chelsea hope in their title push. The club is six points behind City in second place and 11 points behind United in first. A lot can happen over the course of 15 games so Chelsea just have to keep working hard, winning matches and hoping for mistakes from the top two.