Sunday, April 30, 2006

Chelsea... Chelsea...

So finally the wait is over. Chelsea held on to the English Premier League(EPL) title that they won last year after some hiccups towards the end of the season. And that too in the most heartening way. What is better than defeating Manchester United 3-0 at stampford bridge, Chelsea's home ground. That settles for some time the debate as to which is the best club in EPL now...

People who are envious will say that this was a championship which was "bought" with the Oil Currency of Roman Abrahamovic. Hold it!! Chelsea is still not the richest club in the world and it will not be for some more time. But it has done something which even Real Madrid is not able to do...

Real Madrid is also known as the Galacticos, means stars, I guess. That's very true. Just take a look at that line up and you know that they are aptly named. What with Zidane, Ronaldo, Beckham, Carlos, Robinho and not to forget Raul, the darling of Real fans. But still they are not able to win any cup for that matter. Why?

The differnce between Chelsea and Real Madrid is that, for Chelsea the buying of players is done by Jose Mourinho, their coach. But for Real Madrid, it is there club presidents who buys the players. Its a matter of winning another term as president of the richest club for them. So they buy all the big stars to add to their biodata. Also they are looking at stars who can increase their business...

But for Chelsea, Mourinho knows his game plan, he knows what type of players he needs. So he chooses players based on his requirements. Unfortunately for Real Madrid there is no one to do such a thing. The Coach for Real Madrid keeps changing after every three defeats. A bit of exaggeration, I confess, but the scenario is pretty much like that. So the new coaches will have to formulate strategies based on the stars in his hand rather that what strategy he likes to use against different teams. The aging of stars also does not help...

I hope, Real Madrid understands this as soon as possible and re-establish those glorious old days of 'The Galacticos".Mean while let me rejoice the fact that My favourite team Chelsea is on the top of EPL once again...

1 comment:

snehitan said...

It was indeed a good show by Chelsea.

But it is not just because of the tactics of Morinho.The players were able to adjust to the playing conditions.

Real Madrid with so much of stars will be able to do a lot better if the players are happy with the type of football played in Spain.

Hope real will give a tough time to the Catalans next time around !!!