Why Chelsea need to change back to 3-4-3

Why Chelsea need to change back to 3-4-3

Chelsea have put in a tame defence of their Premier League title as they are already 15 points off the pace. They remain in a Champions League position, but Tottenham are building momentum in 5th place and five doesn’t go into four. It would be incredible if the Blues went from champions to the Europa League, but their decline during 2015/16 showed that nothing can be taken for granted. Antonio Conte would have realised the challenge on his hands when …
Chelsea vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea will be hoping to return to winning ways as they welcome Leicester City to Stamford Bridge. It will be a difficult test for the home side as they have failed to win in any of their last three matches and they need to start showing a clinical edge in the final third. Although they haven't been losing matches, they haven't been winning and that is a concern for a team that wants to challenge for major honours. The visitors …
Has Alvaro Morata been an upgrade on Diego Costa at Chelsea?

Has Alvaro Morata been an upgrade on Diego Costa at Chelsea?

Alvaro Morata was the villain of the piece as Chelsea failed to beat Arsenal on Wednesday night. The current champions had the better chances and should have put the game beyond doubt before Hector Bellerin popped up with an incredible equaliser. The Gunners showed good heart to avoid defeat, but they shouldn't have been given the opportunity to get back into the match. The visitors' striker has scored goals this season and appeared to be a decent addition, but yesterday's …
Swansea City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Swansea City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham will return to Premier League action after having the weekend off with a tricky trip to resurgent Swansea City. Mauricio Pochettino's men will have two matches in three days as their game against West Ham has been rearranged for Thursday, which means there is likely to be a great deal of rotation from the manager. The improved form of Chelsea and Liverpool mean that Spurs need to go on a run of wins to ensure they do finish in …
Chelsea vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea are hosting Stoke City ahead of 2018 in a match that they will be looking to take all three points from. Although the title has gone for the Blues in all likelihood, they are now only one point behind Manchester United and Antonio Conte will be determined to finish above Jose Mourinho’s team. There was some heat between the two managers last season and given the United manager’s history at Stamford Bridge, it will be sweet for all involved …
Chelsea vs Brighton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea haven’t managed to put together a strong defence of their title, but they have a good opportunity to make ground this weekend against relegation-threatened Brighon. The Seagulls went through a bad run, but they managed to pick up the three points this weekend against Watford at a crucial time. Pascal Gross has been an underrated signing and he has given the Seagulls a great chance of achieving success in the current campaign. The Blues were expected to challenge for …
Chelsea v Southampton Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea v Southampton Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

As the games are coming thick and fast, the Champions are all set to entertain an unsettled Southamption side at t he Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea are probably the best inconsistent team in the Premier League this season. On the surface, their campaign is not a disaster by any means. The Blues are only 3 points off second in the league - wining 11 out of 17 games - losing 4, but the inability to hit the heights they …
Why Michy Batshuayi needs to push for a January move away from Chelsea

Why Michy Batshuayi needs to push for a January move away from Chelsea

Michy Batshuayi signed for Chelsea with a growing reputation, but he hasn’t been given the opportunities that many expected him to have. The latest snub came on Tuesday as he didn’t start, despite the absence of Alvaro Morata. Antonio Conte opted for Eden Hazard as a lone striker and his Belgian team-mate had to make do with a cameo from the bench. When he signed from Marseille, he was young and could spend some time operating in a lesser role. …
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