Well well well, who saw that coming then?
From Frank’s tactics right the way through the side, it was a flawless performance that stopped United in their tracks. The United side that hadn’t lost in 19 games.
Elsewhere Jose did us and United a favour as he beat Leicester and kept us in third-place while Arsenal somehow beat Man City to set up a repeat of the 2017 final.
Talk about the business end of the season.
OUR BEST GAME UNDER LAMPARD
Last week I labelled our defeat at Sheffield United as our worst performances of the season.
Well, we have just been treated to the best – just over a week later.
There wasn’t a bad performance from any one of the starting XI, with Lampard’s decision to play five at the back bringing the best out of the whole XI.
I could pick any one of them to praise but Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud’s efforts stood out above the rest.
Our French striker has proved to be so important to us over recent weeks and has cemented himself as the number one forward for the remainder of the season.
He bullied the United back line and got his goal just before half time, his fourth in his last four starts… fancy bagging the winner against Arsenal as well, Olivier?
The midfield were all superb but Mount was, in my book, the Man of the Match at Wembley.
He seemed full of running and never gave the United defence a breath of space.
Without Kante in the side we had to press from the front and try and keep tabs on their forwards and we nailed that plan to perfection.
Up next is a trip to Anfield on Wednesday evening and we should head up the M6 full of confidence after our best display of the season.
NO WAY, JOSE
Jose Mourinho hasn’t done a lot for us Chelsea fans over the last few years.
Our hero of yesteryear became the pantomime villain when he joined Sp*rs.
But his victory against Leicester on Sunday gives us a huge boost in our bid for Champions League football next season.
I still didn’t break a smile though. I don’t think the day will ever come when I cheer a Sp*rs goal!
We can now afford to lose at Anfield and will then only have to better Leicester’s result at Old Trafford when we face Wolves at home on the final day.
It’s far from in the bag just yet, but thanks to Jose our task just got a lot easier.
For the first time since 2015 I’d like to say thanks to Mr Mourinho.
HAVERTZ ON HIS WAY?
It doesn’t look like Roman or the board are finished in the transfer window. Far from it.
I’ll be honest, a year or two ago I hadn’t heard of Kai Havertz, but it seems he has become on of the most sought after players in world football in that time.
We are well clear in the race to sign the German international for around £80m, according to David Ornstein.
A front line Havertz, Ziyech, Pulisic and Werner certainly gets the pulses going.
As a number ten, Mount’s place looks to be the most threatened by the German, Lampard may have to work out a 2-7-1 formation.
I would much rather see a defender come in first but I am sure those issues are being addressed as well.
One thing looks certain and that’s that we won’t struggle for goals next year.
Ziyech is a master of creativity and we would have two of Germany’s best forward-thinking players heading our way this summer. Exciting times.
SAME AGAIN PLEASE
A lot has changed at both Arsenal and Chelsea since we smashed them in Baku.
We both have new managers, a few new players and a happier set of supporters than at the end of last season.
It would be the perfect end to an amazing season if we were to beat them but they have been unpredictable under Arteta so it might not be all that easy.
They are on something of a revival, beating both Man City and Liverpool in the space of a week so we can’t underestimate them.
But with this being Arsenal, it would be foolish to overestimate them as well.
They are without silverware since they beat us in the FA Cup final back in 2017 and will have Baku heavy on their minds.
I wonder what odds you would get on a 4-1 Chelsea win?
The two heroes at Wembley over the weekend were the saviours of my Dream Team with both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mount scoring 13 points over the weekend.
It is still a slow and anticlimactic end to the season for my team with no other stand out performers.
Garry Brown extended his lead to 25 points this week but did it with zero Chelsea players in his side. Have some pride in our boys, Garry!
I’m already planning for next year with a complete overhaul required if I’m going to be challenging like likes of Garry next season.
I am also worried about the amount of Liverpool players I have in my side with our game at Anfield just around the corner!