Morata and Kante Out - Where Does This Leave Chelsea?

Morata and Kante Out - Where Does This Leave Chelsea?

Blues fans across the world averted their eyes last week, not only due to the poor result against a flying Manchester City side but also due to the sight of a hobbling Alvaro Morata who was forced off after injuring his hamstring on the 35-minute mark. The Spaniard had been making lightweight of the Premier League and had just come off scoring a hat-trick against Stoke and scoring the equaliser against Atletico Madrid. So needless to say, it was vital …
Chelsea v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

This Sunday, Chelsea host Arsenal in what is normally a hotly contested clash between two of the most popular football clubs in the capital. The Champions have finally clicked into gear, despite a strange transfer window culminating into a disappointing opening day result, largely overshadowed by events outside the realms of normalcy. Antonio Conte has acted swiftly in the second half of the Summer, to bolster his squad, particularly in the midfield bringing in the likes of Bakayoko and Drinkwater …
Where does Davide Zappacosta fit in at Chelsea?

Where does Davide Zappacosta fit in at Chelsea?

Chelsea's transfer window wasn't as great as many anticipated it would be, but they have made some solid additions and improved the depth for their chosen 3-4-3 formation. On deadline day, they signed Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta. The former is well known to Premier League audiences after helping Leicester City to upset the odds and win the title during the 2015/16 campaign. He could be set to reunite with Ngolo Kante, which is a partnership that works well. However, …
How Shakespeare's Ballad has Steadied the Leicester Ship

How Shakespeare's Ballad has Steadied the Leicester Ship

Leicester’s is a classic example of how quickly things can change in football. A season after scaling the heights of clinching their first ever Premier League title, the Foxes were down at the nadir, struggling to look for anything that they could hold on to climb out of the dreaded red zone. Claudio Ranieri’s axing from his position as the manager did nothing to dispel the gloom that surrounded a club whose fall from grace seemed inevitable after the miraculous …
Manchester United Vs Leicester City Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Manchester United Vs Leicester City Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Trust Jose Mourinho to say something completely incongruous to the situation. When his Manchester United side romped to a 4-0 away victory at Swansea City, the reporter taking Jose’s interview must have expected a bit more ebullience. Instead, Mourinho said, “The thing I want to happen is for the team to be losing, so I can see the way we react emotionally.” Of course, he meant that he wanted to see how his team handles adversity. He was also complaining …
Arsenal v Leicester City - Friday Night Football at the Emirates

Arsenal v Leicester City - Friday Night Football at the Emirates

The 2017/2018 Premier League season kicks off Friday with Arsenal hosting Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium.  The two former Premier League champions hope to grab the first three points of the season and get themselves to the top of the table early. Arsenal will be desperate to win the Premier League this year.  With Alexis Sanchez refusing to sign a new contract, it looks like the Chilean will play out the final year of his contract and sign for …
Leicester City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Key Men & Prediction

Leicester City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Key Men & Prediction

On May 18th, Leicester City host Tottenham at the King Power Stadium, as Tottenham look to add to their personally historic season and Leicester look to finish as high as possible. Leicester City clawed their way out of the relegation slog weeks ago and now have their sights firmly set on finishing as high as they can.  Despite dropping as low as 17th this season, Leicester could be as high as eighth, if they win their game in hand and …
England's Squad - What Does It Tell Us About Potential Tactics?

England's Squad - What Does It Tell Us About Potential Tactics?

The news that Andros Townsend, Fabian Delph and Danny Drinkwater have been dropped tells us a lot about the possible tactical plans of Roy Hodgson. It is generally agreed that England will play a 4-3-3, or a 4-4-2 diamond, in France this summer. Both formations have been tested in the warm up games and the squad announcement suggests that Hodgson is leaning towards the 4-4-2 diamond. He has included five strikers, while the decision to drop Townsend is particularly interesting …
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