Wolves vs Chelsea Preview | FA Cup Fourth Round

Wolves vs Chelsea Preview | FA Cup Fourth Round

Wolves are hoping to cause an upset when they take on the Premier League leaders in Saturday's FA Cup fourth round clash against Chelsea.
A place in the quarter-final is up for grabs and both teams are unlikely to take the game lightly despite Chelsea's title chase. With an eight-point lead in the Premier League table, Chelsea can concentrate fully on the FA Cup competition too and will be desperate to add further silverware to their cabinet. Wolves …
Analysing Pedro's improvement since his move to Chelsea

Analysing Pedro's improvement since his move to Chelsea

Chelsea have now moved to eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table and their extraordinary rebirth under Antonio Conte has been great to watch. Although certain players should be disappointed in their lack of effort last season, there have been others that have been brought to the next level by the Italian. One such player is Pedro. He was okay in his first season, but he was asked to come into a difficult dressing room and …
Chelsea Vs Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea Vs Hull City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

When teams go on great runs of victories or win the league, fans and media both have a tendency to look for a starting point. Some turn of events that precipitated a victorious run that ultimately culminated in league glory. If Chelsea do win the league this season, those looking for that kickstarter event will  point to a game at the beginning of October, where it all started for the Blues. Chelsea was visiting Hull City at the KCOM Stadium …
Chelsea Vs Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea Vs Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

There are some managers in the Premier League who have genuinely good reasons to be quite happy. Eddie Howe and Antonio Conte both certainly have reasons to rejoice this Christmas. This week, Conte expressed his pleasure and was thankful for the pressure that comes with the tag of early season favorites to win the league. Eddie Howe, on the other hand, would surely be happy with his team’s showing in the first half of this season, despite the dampener that …
N'Golo Kante - Difference Maker

N'Golo Kante - Difference Maker

It's fair to say that the first half of last season was a blip for Chelsea, albeit a serious one that cost Jose Mourinho his job. Going from Premier League champions to strugglers in a matter of months was never about the standard of the squad; something evident after Guus Hiddink took over temporary charge and the Blues form improved, with them eventually finishing tenth in the Premier League. As the season drew to a close, Diego Costa and Eden …
How has Azpilicueta adapted since the change to 3-4-3?

How has Azpilicueta adapted since the change to 3-4-3?

Chelsea have consolidated their position at the top of the league after making it eleven successive victories in the Premier League. After back-to-back defeats earlier in the season against Liverpool and Arsenal, Antonio Conte decided that the 4-2-3-1 formation wasn't working out. The Italian opted to move to a 3-4-3 system that he has become known for during his coaching career. There have always been doubts in England about formations containing three at the back and that caused some to …
How the change in formation can bring the best out of David Luiz

How the change in formation can bring the best out of David Luiz

Chelsea were sublime on Saturday as doubts about Antonio Conte's future were cast aside. The Italian looks to have found his strongest side at the club after the move to a 3-4-3 formation. It always looked to be an intelligent decision to appoint the Italian due to his tactical flexibility and his decision to utilise a formation that isn't often used in the Premier League. He isn't afraid to innovate and that provides an element that has been missing at …
5 Key Battles for a Starting Place & Who Comes Out on Top

5 Key Battles for a Starting Place & Who Comes Out on Top

The 2016-17 season has already thrown up a few surprises but once again, it's a season which has provided challenges for the Premier League's top managers. Antonio Conte and Jurgen Klopp have had to make some ruthless choices on starting positions already this season but here's five of the biggest battles so far and who should come out on top... Simon Mignolet & Loris Karius - Liverpool Mignolet's Liverpool career has been nothing short of drama, with the Belgian keeper …
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