Darren Chapman

Darren is a football writer who specialises in the Premier league. Also writing for various other companies including MARCA in English. A big West Ham United fan. All my own views.

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Chelsea v Burnley Preview - Conte's men begin Title defence

Chelsea v Burnley Preview - Conte's men begin Title defence

Defending Premier League champions Chelsea will face Burney in their opening fixture of the season at Stamford Bridge, and after Sunday's defeat to Arsenal in the Community Shield, Antonio Conte will expect his side to take all three points and get their campaign off and running in style. Last season the Blues faced Sean Dyche's side in their third game and came away 3-0 winners, which made it three wins in three for the Italian in charge. The Clarets were tipped for relegation but …
Chelsea: 2017/18 - Season Preview

Chelsea: 2017/18 - Season Preview

2016/17 Premier League Champions Chelsea have had a mixed pre-season, they started with a 3-0 victory over Arsenal in Beijing and in truth tore the Gunners to shreds for the 90 minutes. The Blues then faced Bayern Munich in Singapore, and a bit like how Antonio Conte's side started the Arsenal game, Bayern came out flying and had a 3-0 led before half-time. Chelsea did manage to pull two goals back, one from Michy Batshuayi, who made it three in …
West Ham's Top Five Most Controversial Signings Over the Last Decade

West Ham's Top Five Most Controversial Signings Over the Last Decade

From Dimitri Payet to the double signing of Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez, West Ham United have had some highly controversial, to say the least signings throughout their history. And now with co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan in charge and with the move from Upton Park to a new 60,000 London Stadium, it seems the club will look to bring in many more big names in future, which of course means sometimes, with big named players they come with a huge …
Can Lacazette's Goals Bring Back the Glory Days for Arsenal?

Can Lacazette's Goals Bring Back the Glory Days for Arsenal?

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side have been left behind by their rivals in recent years when it comes to competing for the Premier League title. But now with the signing of Alexandre Lacazette, can the Gunners find themselves back on top of the pile come May next year?   The Frenchman arrives for a club record fee of £52 million, from French Ligue 1 side Lyon where he has played 275 games and scored 129 in all competitions. His style of …
Could Arnautovic and Hernandez Send West Ham into Europe?

Could Arnautovic and Hernandez Send West Ham into Europe?

After a disappointing transfer window last summer, things are certainly looking up for West Ham United this time around. Deals for Stoke City's Marko Arnautovic and Bayer Leverkusen's Javier Hernandez look set to be complete by Monday, and along with Joe Hart and Pablo Zabaleta could the Hammers push for a top seven finish this season and enter Europe? https://twitter.com/SkySportsNews/status/888061322251952129 According to Sky Sports sources, West Ham have agreed a £16m fee with Leverkusen and terms have been accepted with the Mexican, who will arrive in London …