Chelsea Legend Kerry Dixon and Stamford Chidge look back at Chelsea’s wins against West Brom and Watford that brought the title back to Stamford Bridge and look forward to the last league match of the season against Sunderland on Sunday.
Kerry heaps praise on Batshuayi, the team and in particular Antonio Conte for a professional and hard won performance against West Brom last Friday. Kerry believes that Conte’s ability to keep the squad happy has been fundamental to our success this season and hopes that he’ll be able to add to the squad to challenge on all fronts again next season.
Roman Abramovich is singled out for bringing so much success to the club since his arrival in 2003, whilst Kerry also tips his hat to Ken Bates who laid the foundations for the Roman era.
Whilst the younger players had a chance to shine against Watford, it was JT who stole the headlines and Kerry believes that Sunday will be an emotional affair with the supporters bidding a fond farewell to our ‘Captain, Leader, Legend’. Never the less, Kerry is adamant there will be no sentiment on the pitch and expects Conte’s professionalism and desire to win to push the players to break the record and notch up their 30th win of the Premier League season.
Kerry also discusses the launch of the ‘Eddie Mac, Eddie Mac’ book on Saturday evening at Under the Bridge, an event that both he and Chidge are looking forward to. Kerry recognises the similarity between his promotion side of the 80s and Eddie McCreadie’s side of 1977 and in particular the enduring bond between the players and supporters.