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 …
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 …
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On December 17th, Crystal Palace will host league leaders Chelsea at Selhurst Park.  Both teams will have a quick turnaround after playing on Wednesday and will be desperate for the three points, but for very different reasons. After yet another loss to Manchester United, Palace boss Alan Pardew is under immense pressure to get results.  Despite a summer of singing big players like Christian Benteke and Steve Mandanda, Palace find themselves sitting only three points above the relegation zone.  They're in …
What do Chelsea need to do in January to maintain their momentum?

What do Chelsea need to do in January to maintain their momentum?

Chelsea have emerged as the frontrunners for the Premier League title after back-to-back wins against rivals Tottenham and Manchester City. Antonio Conte has led a revival at Stamford Bridge and will deserve his status as one of the world's best coaches if he manages to orchestrate a league title win in his first season in charge, especially considering the fractured nature of the club when he took over. Their run of form has been a result of a change in …
Conte, Guardiola and Tactical Victories

Conte, Guardiola and Tactical Victories

Something that has never failed to astound me is the level of ignorance that exists in certain sections of the UK media when it comes to the likes of Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola. I believe there remains a level of desperation from some for Guardiola to fail, simply so they can dismiss his accomplishments at Barcelona and Bayern Munich because they were not in the Premier League. As if their primary function is to prove to all and sundry …
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

This weekend sees another huge clash in the Premier League as Tottenham travel to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. These are two clubs that will be hoping to challenge for the title, but the home side are in better form and will be confident of extending their lead over their London rivals. A defeat will increase the anger in the Tottenham fan-base and it is arguably a much bigger match for them than it is for Chelsea. That said, Chelsea …
The Emergence Of Victor Moses Under Conte's Revamped Chelsea

The Emergence Of Victor Moses Under Conte's Revamped Chelsea

Antonio Conte's Chelsea side is forging ahead, currently riding a five-match win streak and well within striking distance for the top spot in the Premiership. The usual lot at Stamford Bridge has received the bulk of the praise for the resurgence, but Nigerian Victor Moses has slipped through the cracks as one of Conte's most improved -- and important -- players during his first spell in west London. Conte was announced as the new manager of Chelsea in April 2016. Supporters …
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