The FA Cup Final 2018: Chelsea v Manchester United Preview

The FA Cup Final 2018: Chelsea v Manchester United Preview

This year in the FA Cup final, we will see two real heavyweights clash against each other in a bid to get their hands on the beautifully designed trophy and make amends for an otherwise underwhelming domestic campaign. This is all the more true for Chelsea football club whose decline has been every bit as rapid as it was expected after a poor transfer window. The Blues went from comprehensively winning the league to missing out on Champions League football …
Leicester City vs Chelsea | FA Cup Preview

Leicester City vs Chelsea | FA Cup Preview

After breezing past some lower league sides, Leicester City will have their first real test in the FA Cup as they welcome defending Premier League champions Chelsea to the King Power Stadium.  The Foxes have outscored their opponents 8-1 in the first three rounds, including a big 5-1 win over Peterborough.  They'll hope that they can carry their lower league form over to their match against Chelsea and push them to the semi-finals of the FA Cup. Chelsea are coming …
Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City are facing another match against a top-six side as they welcome Chelsea to the Etihad Stadium. It is going to be a momentous occasion for the home side as they will get another opportunity to get a victory over the current Premier League champions, which will make their eventual triumph more meaningful when the title is confirmed. Meanwhile, the Blues are facing an uphill battle to finish in the top four, as they have dropped to 5th in …
Manchester United v Chelsea Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Chelsea Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

It's a truly blockbuster Sunday this weekend - as second-placed Manchester United welcome fourth-placed Chelsea to Old Trafford as bitter rivals Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte come face to face after waging a war of words in the weeks leading up to this game. Manchester United are in a tricky period in the season. Having come off Sevilla with a 0-0, United have given themselves the onerous task of overcoming the Spanish side next week to progress in the competition …
Olivier Giroud - Should he start for Chelsea ahead of Alvaro Morata?

Olivier Giroud - Should he start for Chelsea ahead of Alvaro Morata?

Olivier Giroud was a surprise signing for Chelsea during the January transfer window. It is rare for a player to go from Arsenal to Stamford Bridge, but the early indications are that it could be a good move for the player. The French international was hardly playing for the Gunners as he lost his place to compatriot Alexandre Lacazette. A move across London may not have appeared to be the best career move, but the current Premier League champions play …
Watford vs Chelsea Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Watford vs Chelsea Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Chelsea are not in great form and it is imperative that the current champions find their stride again if they are to consolidate their position in the top four, starting with Monday's fixture against Watford. Neither side has been playing well recently and it could be a nervy affair as a result of the lack of confidence. In the previous meeting this season, the Blues had to fight back from behind and it was considered as a turning point of …
West Ham vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham go into this match against Chelsea only one point off the bottom of the league and in possession of both the league's worst goal difference and the worst defensive record.  The Hammers have conceded 32 goals this season and have conceded three or more goals in seven of their 15 league matches this season.  They have lost all four of their matches against the top six and have conceded at least three goals in three of those four …
Player power could epitomise Chelsea's loan system failures

Player power could epitomise Chelsea's loan system failures

While the pressures of top-flight English football increase, more and more younger players are being sent away to gain opportunities elsewhere. Over 300 youngsters are currently on loan from their parent clubs right now, with only 12 of them still playing in the Premier League. Yes, this could be down to the rule that only allows Premier League clubs to have two loanees at one time, but the same rule was meant to act as a way to encourage clubs …
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