Nothing does a Blues fan better than a win combined with losses by Arsenal, Man United and Man City.
But was today’s 4-0 romp of Maccabi Tel-Aviv really a sign that the team has turned the corner from its slow start in the Premier League, or just an aberrant win over one of the weakest clubs in the Champions League?
Let’s take a look at the 5 reasons Chelsea’s Champions League win didn’t really mean as much as one might think:
5. Weakest opponent Chelsea have or will face ALL YEAR
Maccabi Tel-Aviv may be the champions of the Israeli Premier League, but let’s not pretend that they’re some juggernaut that are going to give any Champions League team a run for their money. Heck, if MTA faced an average or lower-tier Premier League club they would probably be favored to win less than 50% of the time.
MTA would be extremely lucky to even finish third on the group stage table, so take any win over them with a grain of salt.
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