Why A Loss To Chelsea Would Benefit Paris Saint-Germain


Paris Saint-Germain are currently on a quest to succeed French competition and win their third consecutive title this year.

With the way the club have been playing domestically, it is difficult to see this goal clearly. The Capital outfit have been struggling to stay ontop of Ligue 1 for more than a short period of time.

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Considering the fact that this season is one of most challenging, the club still seem to lack motivation.

Against their greatest rivals they still haven’t been able to persevere, including Olympique de Marseille, Olympique de Lyonnais and most recently against AS Monaco where they once again tied at the Stade Louis II.

Last season the club were so dominate in France that they won the title 11 points clear of the rest of the competition, as well had a spectacular Champions League campaign, despite their later knockout from Chelsea.

To be fair, the club has faced an onslaught of challenges along the way. In the beginning of the season they were plagued by injuries to players who were most vital to their successes. The list included captain Thiago Silva, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Blaise Matuidi.

Although they came out of this predicament somewhat renewed because of rotation– the club still faced internal issues. On the inside rumors have swirled for months that the attacking pair in Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani do not seem parallel

This is partly due to the Uruguayans frustration of playing out of position. But on that note, when offered the opportunity (during Ibrahimovic’s injury lapses or match bans) he does not capitalize on this feat.

So does this narrow down the problem to Laurent Blanc?

Normally if a teams consistency and chemistry are blotted for a long period of time in a season it’s natural to blame the tidings of the coach.

But one thing is certain, Paris Saint-Germain do not think highly of their domestic competition. The club is built for Europe; this is no secret. The club Qatari are very expressive about their hopes to grasp the Champions League.

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Paris will always been one step behind Marseille because of this fact. However this does not excuse poor domestic performance. Instead it should heighten the club’s need for refining their performance through these domestic matches.

Laurent Blanc’s men have the Coupe de la Ligue in sight with a clash against RC Lens to follow and the finale in the second leg of the Champions League on March 11.

Unless Laurent Blanc can force grave motivation and a stellar come back performance, his job will surely be in danger. But onward, the club will not learn a valued lesson in defeat.

Take a look at some of Europe’s most prolific outfits in the last few years and many of them come in the form of clubs who have no European obligations. Examples include, Liverpool, Lyon and Marseille.

Seeing as the Champions League is their coveted competition, they would gain a great deal more in losing to Chelsea than in winning.

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