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Chelsea lads coming of age, the fox in the race and why Liverpool’s biggest threat is Deja Vu

Chelsea are title contenders and with that spectre of inconsistency always looming around Liverpool, Chelsea would be looking to pounce.


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Liverpool just had to show Manchester City who is boss and boy, did they do so in style. Personally, I’m very impressed with Liverpool’s consistency.

For a club that was painfully famous for their abject inconsistency, going 46 league matches at Anfield without a loss is terrific.

To put it in perspective, Juventus, the club in Europe which comes closest to Liverpool in that regard, comes a distant second with just 26 games unbeaten at home. Anfield is simply a fortress.

Yet, it remains hard to shake off that toga of inconsistency which Liverpool wears like a second uniform almost as much as their wildly famous red.

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It usually takes an injury to one starting player especially in its attack or defence to activate. Last season they developed a healthy lead only to blow it away.

This season that ominous feeling of Deja Vu is lurking around. They never walk alone because their genetic inconsistency seems to follow them every step of the way.

Chelsea has done exceptionally well for itself. A rookie manager in Frank Lampard working with one of the youngest and most inexperienced squads the EPL has ever seen, how do these guys manage to be so outstanding?

At just 22, Tammy Abraham became only the second-youngest player to hit 10 goals in a season, the youngest being Arjen Robben who did same in a Chelsea shirt at just 21.

Christian Pulisic, the new Captain America has exploded like a loose cannon, slicing through everything in his path and quickly causing Chelsea fans to forget about Hazard who isn’t exactly having a great time over at Madrid anyway.

Chelsea are title contenders and with that spectre of inconsistency always looming around Liverpool, Chelsea would be looking to pounce.

Leicester City fans must feel like they are reliving a fairytale which, once in the not-too-distant past, had turned reality. This year, the foxes are in the race once again and just like their former fairytale journey to the EPL title, not a lot of people are taking note.

In a nutshell, just like the foxes they are, Leicester are slowly albeit very steadily, working their way to the top. It is easy to forget they are second on the log.

Maybe because just like Liverpool, they have that ominous hallow of inconsistency hovering around their heads. But their quality is undeniable.

Rodgers has done a terrific job of instilling aloof confidence into the players which makes them believe they can do anything and beat anybody without thinking about it. And when a team like Leicester start believing, they can be almost unstoppable. My only question is, where is Iheanacho in all of this?

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