The 2017 Transfer Window Soap Opera: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

The 2017 Transfer Window Soap Opera: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Playing Musical Chairs - Exchanging Strikers with Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal It’s crazy time. The Welcome To and Exit doors are swinging in and out and the new are replacing the old. Clubs are scurrying in hopes of improving their position in last season’s table or, in Chelsea’s case, hanging on to that coveted top slot. Arsenal, for the first time in Arsène Wenger’s tenure with the club, has dropped out of the Champions League competition and, with the …
Where now for Chelsea in their striker search after missing out on Lukaku?

Where now for Chelsea in their striker search after missing out on Lukaku?

Chelsea's summer is reaching a crossroads after it has emerged that priority target Romelu Lukaku is set to join Manchester United. This is a huge blow for the Blues as it was widely reported that Antonio Conte wanted to bring the Belgian back to Stamford Bridge this summer to be his first choice striker. The fee is believed to be around £75 million, which is lower than many expected, but Wayne Rooney is set to go in the opposite direction. …
How Chelsea Can Start Preparing for Life After Diego Costa

How Chelsea Can Start Preparing for Life After Diego Costa

The Premier League champions have made great strides under Antonio Conte and they were the deserved winners of the 2016-17 league campaign. Conte has certainly made his mark on the squad and he made a number of changes last season, including switches in formation and personnel. Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso became important figures in the starting XI and David Luiz's return was capped off by a brilliant campaign. N'Golo Kante slotted into the midfield with ease and picked up …
Arsenal Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Arsenal Vs Chelsea FA Cup Final Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

The last team to win a Premier League and FA Cup double was Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea in 2009-10. Antonio Conte would want us to believe that if his team achieve the double by winning the FA Cup final on Saturday, it would be a different kind of double.  He believes that this Chelsea team, that has so dominated the league campaign and won last seven fixtures in all competitions, are a team in transition unlike the finished product that Ancelotti …
Chelsea Vs Sunderland Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

This Sunday, the Premier League season comes to an end as all twenty clubs play their final matches in the afternoon. It has been a very interesting season, with several ups and downs for most of the clubs. But two clubs’ future was almost certain by the end of March. Bar a miracle or two, no one was going to stop Chelsea from winning the league title this season. Even if they had a late scare it was nothing serious. …
West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

 Chelsea will travel to the Hawthorns knowing that a win and 3 points will see them lift a second league title in three years and the first under Antonio Conte in his managerial debut in England. West Bromwich Albion are one of those clubs positioned comfortably in mid-table with nothing to play for in the remaining games. If anything, that suggests how good Tony Pulis and the midlands club have been in the season - punching well above their weight …
Everton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

The title race is on in the Premier League with only four points separating Chelsea and Tottenham. Although they have been in the box-seat for the majority of this campaign, they have not been crowned champions yet and the Blues need to ensure that they remain focused on winning their remaining matches. This weekend sees one of their most difficult fixtures left to play as they travel to Goodison Park to face in-form Everton. They haven't lost at home since December …
Bournemouth v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

This weekend Bournemouth will host the Champions-elect Chelsea after an impressive performance at Anfield in a bid to repeat their mid-week heroics against the best team in the country. Prelude  The Cherries have had very good season so far. Eddie Howe's side have played impressive football and despite the few inconsistent results they find themselves in a healthy position in the league - just two points off ninth placed arch rivals Southampton. Their struggles in early 2017 have largely subsided …
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