Stamford Chidge and Chelsea Legend Kerry Dixon look back at Chelsea’s win against Swansea last Saturday and look ahead to Monday night’s London derby against West Ham.
Cesc Fabregas takes the plaudits this week but Kerry is equally impressed with the form of Pedro and that Conte is forging his version of Chelsea in to a formidable team, all playing for each other and the manager.
Unlike the bizarre rumours suggesting that Conte may leave for Inter Milan in the summer, Chidge and Kerry firmly believe that the attraction of managing Chelsea in the Champions’ League and building a great Chelsea team over the next few years will be too strong.
Looking ahead to West Ham on Monday, Kerry thinks that as with all local derbies it will be a tough match for Chelsea. Whilst Andy Carroll presents an aerial threat and could exploit an apparent weakness Chelsea has in defending headers, Cahill and Luiz need to step up to the challenge and deal with it. Either way, Kerry is confident that if Conte has the team 100% focused it will be enough for Chelsea to win by the odd goal – a 1-0 or a 2-1.
This Friday night Kerry celebrates the premier of the documentary produced about his life by Chris Barnett at the Sanctum Hotel in Soho. For more information about how to pre-order the DVD go to: midnightproductions.com/footielegends100