Analysing Lukaku's Improvement: Is he Ready for a Champions League Move?

Analysing Lukaku's Improvement: Is he Ready for a Champions League Move?

At the age of 23, Romelu Lukaku is reaching a crucial stage of his career, as he attempts to become one of the best strikers in Europe. He was seen as one of the best prospects when he joined Chelsea in 2011, but he couldn't break into the first team at Stamford Bridge. Although this slowed down his progress somewhat, he has been steadily improving at Everton and he is now ready to move to a Champions League club. The …
6 Stories that dominated English Football this week

6 Stories that dominated English Football this week

Pep Guardiola vs Aguero  It was a sight most had become used to this season. A frustrated Pep Guardiola yelling at Sergio Aguero to help his colleagues press. Aguero was having none of it, and it seemed like more tension was abound. Fast forward a few days and it was Aguero that helped City inch closer towards the coveted Champions League Final and a chance to lift that famous old trophy that has evaded them since, well, forever. It remains …
Chelsea vs Swansea City | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Swansea City | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On February 25th, Chelsea welcome Swansea City to Stamford Bridge as the Blues look to march toward the Premier League title.  With an eight point lead at the top, every win moves Chelsea closer and closer to the championship. Chelsea have built their lead at the top by beating the bad teams this season.  The Blues have dropped only four points in games against teams outside of the top five this season.  Two of those points did come against Swansea …
Burnley Vs Chelsea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

If we look at the Premier League home table at this point in time, we see some really interesting surprises. Liverpool and Manchester United are seventh and ninth respectively in this table, while forming the top four along with Chelsea, Tottenham, and Arsenal, are Burnley. The Clarets are third in the home table with 28 points, only bettered by Spurs with 32 and Chelsea with 33 points. In fact, if we narrow it down a bit, after Christmas, in the …
Marcos Alonso - Best Signing Made Last Summer?

Marcos Alonso - Best Signing Made Last Summer?

Not many people would have thought that the Spanish left-back would have been the signing of the summer when it was announced he had joined Chelsea and few more would hold that view now. However, he has had a hugely positive impact on Chelsea's season and he made the Blues a much better side. The main thing that Alonso has provided to Chelsea is balance. There aren't many players in the squad that are capable of playing as a left …
Why Arsene Wenger has Himself to Blame for Arsenal's Mentality Problems

Why Arsene Wenger has Himself to Blame for Arsenal's Mentality Problems

While nothing seemed to be going right for Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, Arsene Wenger gazed at his ailing players, expressionless and giving the impression that he had resigned to the fact that the Gunners will end up enduring another embarrassment. Olivier Giroud did pull one back late in the game, but it was probably more than what Arsenal deserved, considering their pathetic showing at the Bridge. The loss came days after their home ousting at the hands of Walter Mazzarri’s …
Chelsea vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

The early kick off this weekend will have huge ramifications for the title race, with some thinking that three points for Chelsea will put them in a position from which they can't be caught. It hasn't got to that point yet, but the rest of the top six will be hoping that Chelsea lose this against Arsenal. However, for the visitors, it may be a must not lose, rather than a must win. Although they were lucky that four of …
Leicester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On January 14th, league leaders Chelsea travel to the King Power Stadium to take on reigning champions Leicester City.  After match week 20 last season it was Leicester in second and Chelsea down in 14th.  This season, it's nearly the opposite with Chelsea in first and Leicester in 15th.  While Leicester have fallen off their pedestal this season, they'll still want to prove they can beat this season's superpower, Chelsea. After their unbelievable title winning season last year, Leicester have …
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