Could Chelsea truly be relegated? Here’s how it can occur

In spite of investing more than ₤ 600 million on gamers over the previous 2 transfer windows, Chelsea have actually sustained an utter disarray of a season with yet another abject efficiency in Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat at Toolbox leaving them 12th in the Premier League

The Blues have actually now lost all 6 of their video games under caretaker supervisor Frank Lampard, whose own supervisory losing streak stands at 10 video games if the last 4 outcomes of his alarming stint at Everton previously this season are likewise considered.

What’s more, a 12th-place surface would represent the club’s worst last positioning in the Premier League because they cleaned up in 14th back in 1993-94.

The five-time Premier League champs are on 39 points, 9 above the transfer zone with 33 video games played– still one point shy of the “magic” 40, which is typically the target for groups fighting to prevent the drop. And must Lampard’s malfunctioning group stop working to apprehend the slide and lose their last 4 league components, things will worsen. Much even worse.

Certainly, must outcomes in other places amongst the other clubs still defending survival conspire versus the beleaguered Blues in between now and completion of the league project on May 28, then their terrible season will end in utter disaster as transfer stays a mathematical possibility.

Below is among the more practical series of theoretical outcomes which might condemn Chelsea, crowned champs of Europe simply 2 years earlier, to playing in the Champion next season. While the exact rating lines of many matches may not be seriously crucial, there is still an objective distinction swing to be thought about that might be definitive in between Chelsea and Leicester City completing in 18th location.

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Gameweek 34

Manchester City 2-1 West Ham United

Things would begin with West Ham ending today’s round of components by losing at title-chasers Manchester City on Wednesday to stay 15th in the Premier League table on 34 points from 34 video games.

Gameweek 35

AFC Bournemouth 2-1 Chelsea
Manchester City 2-2 Leeds United
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Aston Rental Property

West Ham United 3-2 Manchester United

Fulham 1-2 Leicester City
Brighton & & Hove Albion 1-2 Everton
Nottingham Forest 2-1 Southampton

The very first of the staying 4 complete rounds of components would begin with the Blues stumbling to a defeat at Bournemouth prior to both Everton and Leicester City win listed below them, thrusting the latter up and out of the drop zone at Leeds’ cost regardless of brand-new Elland Roadway employer Sam Allardyce getting a surprise draw at Manchester City. On The Other Hand, Nottingham Forest, Wolves and West Ham likewise declare crunch triumphes to move far from the dotted line of doom.

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Gameweek 36

May 13
Leeds United 2-1 Newcastle United
Crystal Palace 2-1 Bournemouth
Chelsea 1-2 Nottingham Forest
Southampton 2-1 Fulham
Manchester United 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Might 14
Brentford 1-2 West Ham United
Everton 2-3 Manchester City

Might 15
Leicester City 2-1 Liverpool

Chelsea suffer a house defeat versus fellow scrappers Nottingham Forest, versus whom they drew 1-1 at the City Ground on New Year’s Day, while Huge Sam’s brand-new supervisor bounce continues with a house win over Newcastle. Crucial triumphes for Southampton, West Ham and Leicester (who reverse Liverpool on house soil) paired with a loss for Wolves would make things even tighter at the bottom end of the Premier League table; Chelsea fall to 15th, simply 3 locations and 5 points above the drop zone with 2 rounds of video games delegated play (though the Blues still have a video game in hand.)

Gameweek 37

Might 20
Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester United
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Everton
Nottingham Forest 2-2 Toolbox

Might 21
West Ham United 1-2 Leeds United
Brighton & & Hove Albion 2-0 Southampton
Manchester City 2-0 Chelsea

Might 22
Newcastle United 2-0 Leicester City

Might 25
Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea

With dark clouds collecting overhead, Chelsea play two times to comprise their video game in hand however lose on 2 chastening journeys to Manchester within the area of 4 days to extend their Premier League losing streak to 8 video games. On the other hand, Forest, Leeds and Everton handle to include critical points to their tallies and a defeat for Leicester versus high-flying Newcastle draws the Blues to within 3 points of the transfer zone heading into the last day of the season.

Gameweek 38

Might 28
Crystal Palace 1-2 Nottingham Forest
Toolbox 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Chelsea 0-2 Newcastle United
Everton 2-0 Bournemouth
Southampton 0-2 Liverpool
Leeds United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Leicester City 2-1 West Ham United

Chelsea end the project with a loss versus Newcastle, their 11th straight defeat in all competitors, in front of a horrified Stamford Bridge as the unimaginable situation gradually unfolds.

Somewhere else, resurgent Leicester’s 3rd win in 4 video games sees the Foxes bound above the Blues on objective distinction as interim supervisor Dean Smith manages a really remarkable escape act. Everton’s win over Bournemouth isn’t enough for Sean Dyche to conserve them after taking over from Lampard at Goodison Park, however an invaluable triumph for Nottingham Forest over Crystal Palace sees them prevent instant demotion back to the Champion by a single point, signing up with Leicester in leapfrogging Chelsea to do so.

In this situation, Frank Lampard’s group (presuming he is still in charge already) would end up the season in 18th location, level on 39 points with Leicester however underneath the Foxes on objective distinction, condemning them to transfer from the leading flight for the very first time because 1987-88.

Southampton (20th, 27 points) and Everton (19th, 38 points) would sign up with the Blues in decreasing. Above them, Nottingham Forest, Wolves, Leeds and West Ham would all make it through the come by a narrow margin, completing level on 40 points with objective distinction alone separating 16th and 13th in the last table.

Naturally, this is all theoretical; Caesars Sportsbook was not using chances on Chelsea to decrease since Wednesday early morning. However with the Blues going into the last month of the season still with transfer being possible and on such a bad run of outcomes, absolutely nothing can be eliminated at this phase.

ESPN’s Dale Johnson added to this report

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