Chelsea fans will have to wait a little while to watch their club try to erase the stink of a controversial draw against West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge over the weekend. The Blues' next game is now almost two weeks away, a virtual eternity in this fast-paced Digital Age Freak Show that’s become Life As We Now Know It On Planet Earth.
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After the somewhat grueling scheduling pace of late, which has included games in the English Premier League, the UEFA Champions League and the Capital One Cup, Chelsea’s players are most likely welcoming the break. Although, many would probably love nothing better than to get back out on the pitch and rid that awful performance against the Baggies from their minds.
So, with a nice little break in Chelsea's schedule, let’s take a look at what’s coming up the next month-and-a-half with predictions and a forecast of where the Blues should be right around Christmastime.
On paper at least, it looks like a very promising stretch on the somewhat immediate royal blue horizon for Jose Mourinho and his merry band of global football players. But we all know that the seemingly easy games against teams like FC Basel, Newcastle United and West Brom can end up being the ones which get caught up in the psyche and affecting some teams the most.