Why is it important for Chelsea to win Europa League to maintain the reputation of English Teams

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The blues are having a mixed season but they can yet emerge as English heroes.

Chelsea won last year’s Champions League but the performance of fellow English teams was not up to the standard as Manchester United got knocked out in the group stage and Arsenal only made it to the round of 16. This year the situation got worse as defending champions got knocked out in the group stage along with Man. City, whereas Man. Utd and Arsenal could only manage to the round of 16.   

        Chelsea however, qualified for the Europa League  finishing third in the group stage of Uefa Champions league. Chelsea have now made it to the sem-finals and will face FC Basel. The other two teams being Fenerbahçe S.K. and Benfica. Among these teams Chelsea are obvious favorites but Chelsea’s unpredictability in recent years cannot be overlooked. 

Chelsea season so far :-

Chelsea won the Champions league in 2012 by beating the likes of Napoli and Barcelona on the way and finally Bayern Munich in the final. Hopes were high for the this season but things didn’t work exactly the way they wanted, they lost the Uefa Super cup  to Atletico Madrid  and Community shield to Man. City. Further into the season they lost to Corinthians in the Club World cup final. Chelsea haven’t managed a single trophy this season yet with four out of total eight competitions they participated in are  finished.

It is obvious that Chelsea must win this years Europa League to cover their blushes this season and also to cover the sudden decline of fellow English teams in European competitions in the past couple of years  and gain a higher amount of respect for themselves among English football fans.


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