WBA v Chelsea Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

WBA v Chelsea Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

The Premier League will resume this weekend - with Champions Chelsea making the trip to the Hawthorns to take on a struggling West Bromwich Albion, to build on their newly found momentum. West Bromwich Albion are stuck in a rut under Tony Pulis, a manager everyone associated with the Baggies thought would be gone by the end of the International break in November. But it was not to be. The manager still remains at the helm - but only just. …
Chelsea's Season So Far: A Roller Coaster Ride

Chelsea's Season So Far: A Roller Coaster Ride

Ever since Manchester United won their eighteenth title in 2008-09, which was their third successive title in as many seasons, the Premier League title has been very difficult to defend. Manchester United came close to repeating the hat-trick of three titles in three years between 2010-11 and 2012-13, but the 2011-12 title was snatched away from them in injury time on the last match day of the season by their neighbors. Since that run from the Red Devils, none of …
Chelsea dominate Manchester United to silence doubters

Chelsea dominate Manchester United to silence doubters

After a dreadful performance and result in Rome for Chelsea in the Champions League blues fans were calling for fight. This season has brought many ups and downs for Chelsea fans so far, a win at Tottenham brightened spirits but losses to Crystal Palace and Burnley led to many questioning the team's passion and desire. A 3-0 loss to Rome, however, proved to be the boiling point for Antonio Conte, after the game Conte spoke of how his side were …
Chelsea v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

It is the Jose Mourinho derby in West London on Sunday as his current employers make the trip down to South to his once comfortable stomping ground. No matter what happens on Sunday, Mourinho will once again hog the limelight on Sunday as his in-form Manchester United travel to Stamford Bridge to potentially spell an end to Chelsea's aspirations to defend their league title. Chelsea have had a mixed start to the campaign - uncharacteristically inconsistent under Antonio Conte whose …
Analysing Chelsea's centre-back options for the 2017/18 campaign

Analysing Chelsea's centre-back options for the 2017/18 campaign

The past weekend marked Chelsea's fifth clean sheet of the season in their 15th game in all competitions, which means they have kept one in 33% of their matches this season. During the last campaign, they were praised for their defensive organisation and consistency under Antonio Conte. The Italian changed to a 3-4-2-1 formation and it immediately reaped rewards, as the Blues became difficult to break down. There was always going to be a stage when the team became less …
Chelsea Vs Everton League Cup Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea Vs Everton League Cup Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Antonio Conte and Ronald Koeman must have been the shortest bets for sacking before this weekend’s fixtures. But Conte’s team had the tenacity to claw back from a goal down at home against Watford. Everton could not do that against Arsenal at Goodison Park. The result is that Koeman has been sacked and when Everton travel to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night for the Round of 16 tie in the Carabao Cup, they will most likely be led by an …
Chelsea Vs Roma Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

When Chelsea were on a rampage last season, several of Antonio Conte’s fellow managers in the Premier League had pointed out that they were flying high due to the lack of European football. This season, Conte’s men seem determined to prove those managers right. After their shocking loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday, there is no respite for the Blues as they host AS Roma on Wednesday night in the third game week of the Champions League. In the post-match …
The Undervalued Role Of Fernandinho At Manchester City

The Undervalued Role Of Fernandinho At Manchester City

Manchester City face Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday, looking for their sixth-straight Premier League win. Consecutive thrashings of Liverpool, Watford and Crystal Palace were followed by their biggest statement of intent so far; a dominant 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Pep Guardiola has no shortage of stars at his disposal and his attacking players have rightly garnered much attention in recent weeks.  Yet, sitting just behind this abundance of flair is Fernandinho, probably the first name on Guardiola's team-sheet every week. Instant Impact …
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