Can Chelsea Heroes Inspire England?
May 24, 2012
Chelsea fans may well still be pinching themselves, after watching John Terry lift the Champions League trophy (well, nearly, thanks go to Jose Bosingwa for obscuring our view of the man who makes grinning inanely a sport) in Munich, but, for neutral fans, the excitement and fuss surrounding the Blues’ win is just starting to grate a little.
However, with a few months to go until the start of the new Premier League season, it is time to get behind the Chelsea lads (well, the English contingent at least), as we count down to the first match of the Euros.
After all, with Gary Cahill, who must be pinching himself, after starting the year staring down the barrel of a relegation dogfight with Bolton, but now able to call himself an FA Cup and Champions League winner, and Ashley Cole, whose performances this season have been so impressive you can just about forget all about his odious personality.
Add in John Terry, (let’s not go there), and England have three world-class players all able to start the first game for England in the Euros. The experience of winning Europe’s top club competition can only be a good thing, as the Three Lions bid to build a trophy challenge on a strong defence.
With Frank Lampard also proving, against Barcelona and Bayern, that he’s happy to shrug off his “attacking midfielder” label to play a tactical holding role in midfield, breaking up play before playing the decisive, Roy Hodgson might just want to consider him as the ideal replacement for either Scotty Parker or the injured Jack Wilshere.
Should the likes of Terry and Cole help make England’s Euros campaign a success, then we’ll just have to do our best to love the boys in blue, if only for a few weeks!
Fans who will be supporting Chelsea’s Spanish players, this summer, such as Juan Mata, ought to check out the Spain Euro 2012 betting page, ahead of the start of the tournament.
Gamblers looking for an underdog to throw money at, during Euro 2012, should check out the Betfair Group A Euro 2012 tips, for more information on Roman Abramovich’s countrymen, Russia.