Ekun Samuel, 29 April 2015, 7:14AM.
It has been long awaited league title for Chelsea who last won the league 2010 under Coach Carlo Ancelloti. Chelsea visit to Emirates Stadium on Sunday was a match of strength, pace, skill and power which ended goalless and the result favoured Mourinho and his Men. Chelsea are currently first position with five more matches to be played and Arsenal are trailing Chelsea by ten points clear.
Chelsea now visits Leicester City at the King Power Stadium Wednesday evening. Both teams were suppose to have met February but only for Chelsea to be involved in the Capital One Cup Final which called for the postponement. Then Leicester were rooted bottom and has earned one point from their five previous league matches and Manager Nigel Pearson had reportedly been sacked and reinstated as manager within the space of 24 hours. Victory for Chelsea would have been a forgone conclusion.
The Foxes have finally found a cutting edge to go with their efficient all-round game and it has yielded four wins on the bounce, doubling their tally of victories across the whole league campaign in the process.
They also have a core of players that are rising to the occasion. In Jamie Vardy they have a dynamic forward who has rediscovered his goalscoring touch; in Esteban Cambiasso they have a Champions League-winning midfielder of rare experience; in Wes Morgan they have an indefatigable centre-back who seems to have overcome his penchant for defensive calamities; in Kasper Schmeichel they have an imposing goalkeeper that appears to be a chip off the old block.
There was a taste of silverware on Monday night when the Under-18s lifted the FA Youth Cup in front of a crowd of 10,000 at Stamford Bridge following their 5-2 aggregate victory over Manchester City; now the desire is there to get the club's hands on the big one at the earliest opportunity.
Chelsea Oscar could be out due to collision with Ospina at the Emirates. Diego Costa who opened the scoring just after the hour mark when the two side met in August could sit out on the bench with his tender hamstring injury, this situation could blunt the attack of Chelsea who cannot really rely on the aging Drogba who has been a shadow of himself.
Chelsea needs two wins to be crowned the Champions of England, and I believe they will be scratching their palms at the moment to get their hands on the trophy.