Five things we learnt from the Blues' win over Wolves
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The permutations of this game were huge. For Chelsea, the stakes were high. This was the most important game of the season for the Blues.

Goals from Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud helped bag Chelsea a place in Europe's elite competition next season.

With Chelsea in the Champions League next season as well as the likes of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and potentially Kai Havertz within their ranks, the future looks bright for the side.

Here are 'five things we learnt' from the victory over Wolves.

  • 1) The backing of Mason Mount by Lampard:

Throughout his tenure at Derby, Frank Lampard would always call upon Mason Mount. Any footballing fan could see how impressive the young midfielder was at Derby.

As soon as Lampard was announced as Chelsea manager, fans knew that Mason would be called upon again.

This season, Mason has been so key and instrumental to the side in terms of his work ethic and his constant desire to perform for the team.

Mount scored the all-important first goal in which put Chelsea on their way. The young Englishman put in yet another solid display in which summed up his season, and he is certainly one to watch next season.

  • 2) The recent form of Olivier Giroud:

In January, it seemed like Olivier Giroud was surplus to recruitments at Chelsea. On the verge of joining Inter Milan in the winter market, Giroud has been one of Chelsea's key men since the restart.

Playing ten times since the restart, Giroud has scored seven goals. The Frenchman has been leading Chelsea's attack since the return of the Premier League, and he has stepped up big time.

His hold up and link up play have been vital. Giroud scored what turned out to be the game clincher, to give Chelsea a 2:0 lead right on the stroke of half time.

After stepping up in recent weeks, Olivier deserves some of the plaudits from the Chelsea faithful.

  • 3) The importance of Cesar Azpilicueta:

Ever since the Blues signed the full-back in 2013, he's rarely missed again. Many have had their say on Cesar, whether it's been good or bad, one thing you can praise him for is his commitment to the club.

Cesar may not be the most intimidating player forwards have come up against, but his passion and desire towards the club have been second to none.

Yesterday was a great performance from Cesar. Originally bought to play as a full-back, Cesar has shown that he can play in a defensive three as well. He has had his critics over the years, but this man has shown signs of true leadership in recent times and has stepped up over the last few weeks. 

  • 4) The decision to drop Kepa:

Lampard has made it clear that he does not trust Kepa at all in the Chelsea team. After dropping the Spaniard in the FA Cup semi-final, Lampard started the £72 million keeper against Liverpool.

Following the game, many gave Kepa some stick. When looking at the teamsheet yesterday, it was a bold move from Lampard. Dropping the most expensive keeper for a 39-year-old may have been a big risk.

However, credit should go to Frank after making such a big decision. Throughout the game, Willy didn't have much to do but was always sharp when called upon. 

  • 5) The great mentality shown by the youngsters: 

A lot of the Chelsea faithful were probably not optimistic at all going into the season. Nobody knew where they'd finish considering the Blues could not sign anyone, and they had to make do with what they had.

With that being said, what a season its been from the Chelsea youngsters. Lampard has had to rely on the 'kids' this year, but they showed throughout the year that they're capable of competing with the giants in Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal etc.

You could tell that the team spirit was there and that the youngsters were mentally strong. They deserve a lot of praise for getting Chelsea over the line and securing them a seat amongst Europe's best next season.

So after earning themselves a place in next seasons Champions League, Chelsea fans can expect a big summer and who knows, they may close the gap between themselves and the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.

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