‘Extra special’: Pat Nevin raves about young Chelsea FC team
Pat Nevin discusses Chelsea FC's fine start to the new season under Frank Lampard
Pat Nevin says Chelsea FC fans are enjoying an “extra-special” moment following the Blues’ fine start to the new season under Frank Lampard.
The west London club won their sixth Premier League game in a row on Saturday when they sealed a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in front of their home fans to move up into third place in the table.
Lampard has been earning lots of praise for the way he has set up his young team this season, with the former midfielder placing his faith in youngsters such as Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount.
Reece James also made his first Premier League start of the season on Saturday at full-back as he helped the Blues to claim a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Abraham and Christian Pulisic.
Chelsea FC are now eight points behind Liverpool FC in the Premier League table and Blues fans will be hoping to see their team get closer to the title challengers in the coming weeks.
And former Chelsea FC star Nevin feels that this is a special moment in the club’s history, with the Blues’ exciting young team catching the eye.
Writing in his column for Chelsea FC’s website, Nevin said: “This relationship between both sides of the white line is astonishing just now.
“Chelsea fans have always backed their team, but this is an extra-special moment.
“I was at Everton the other week and the silence was deafening in the first half of their game against Spurs.
“There has been a break down in that relationship and it can be hard to build again unless those fans, who are normally so partisan, can truly believe in the mission.
“The effect of a special atmosphere is obvious, just look at the reaction to being 4-1 down to Ajax when the fans stayed onside!”
Chelsea FC will return to Premier League action after the international break with a crunch clash against Manchester City at The Etihad.