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Chelsea Players Need to Avoid Distractions to Win EPL: A Fan's Take

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It seems like Chelsea players are getting more attention off the field than they are on the field.

John Terry has been in the news for quite some time after the FA began an investigation of Terry regarding racial discrimination. Terry was ultimately found guilty and suspended by the FA, which led Ashley Cole to go take out his anger on Twitter. Cole aired his disgust with the FA's decision on Twitter, which ultimately earned him a misconduct charged from the FA. If Chelsea wants to win the Premier League, the team is going to have to avoid any future distractions.

It is very tough to win EPL games when your team is constantly dealing with issues off the field. Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea are all nearly equally talented soccer teams, but the teams from Manchester do not have any of these issues occurring. They have too much talent to not be able to capitalize on a poor stretch from Chelsea.

It has not been determined if Ashley Cole is going to be suspended, but that is something that the team does not need right now. It is going to be hard enough to win without John Terry for an extended time, but it will be nearly impossible to contend without your two best defenders. Chelsea has only given up four goals in seven games, and Terry and Cole are a major reason why. Chelsea has quality players on the bench, but it is hard to lose two of the best players in the world at the same time.

Roberto Di Matteo has already warned the entire team to avoid any future distractions. The players seem to respect Di Matteo, so hopefully this will keep the team in line in the future. I would not be shocked to see Di Matteo bench the next player that has issues off the field.

Chelsea is in great position to contend for an EPL title, but that could all go away because of the behavior of the players.

Jake has had a love for soccer since he was a small child, and has been an avid Chelsea fan for the last 10 years.


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