Chelsea vs Everton Preview | Team News and Key Players

Chelsea vs Everton Preview | Team News and Key Players

Chelsea host Everton on Sunday, hoping that they'll be able to further the momentum that they've built after their win against Tottenham, while Everton will hope to recover from their Europa League exertions in time to defeat the defending champions. Chelsea followed up their embarrassing 3-2 loss at home to Burnley on the opening day with an impressive 2-1 win away to Tottenham.  Chelsea stemmed the tide of criticism against them thanks to two goals from left wing back Marcos …
Chelsea: 2017/18 - Season Preview

Chelsea: 2017/18 - Season Preview

2016/17 Premier League Champions Chelsea have had a mixed pre-season, they started with a 3-0 victory over Arsenal in Beijing and in truth tore the Gunners to shreds for the 90 minutes. The Blues then faced Bayern Munich in Singapore, and a bit like how Antonio Conte's side started the Arsenal game, Bayern came out flying and had a 3-0 led before half-time. Chelsea did manage to pull two goals back, one from Michy Batshuayi, who made it three in …
Chelsea v Southampton Preview: Stats, Team News & Key Men

Chelsea v Southampton Preview: Stats, Team News & Key Men

League leaders Chelsea will look to extend their lead at the top of the table when they welcome Southampton to a floodlit Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. Antonio Conte and Chelsea will be bouncing off their impressive win against rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-final against Wembley, keeping their chances of securing another historic double in the Italian's debut season very much alive. But the focus will now be back on extending their lead to further up the …
Manchester United vs Chelsea Preview | Team News & Key Men

Manchester United vs Chelsea Preview | Team News & Key Men

The biggest match this weekend is taking place at Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho's side host his old team, Chelsea. Manchester Untied need to record a victory in this match to keep their top four hopes alive, while the Blues will need no extra motivation to put one over on their former manager. Antonio Conte's men have an advantage in that they have already beaten United twice this season, while they have also had a week's rest, unlike the home …
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 …
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 …
Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

These two sides will be the last to kick off their campaigns on Monday night, as West Ham travel to Chelsea for the first London derby of the season. It will be Antonio Conte's first match in charge and West Ham offer a difficult test for the Italian. The visitors have already played competitive fixtures this season as they have had to play in the qualifying rounds for the Europa League, which could mean they are fitter than Chelsea going into …
The Aftermath of England's and Hodgson's Euro 2016 Exit

The Aftermath of England's and Hodgson's Euro 2016 Exit

For the second time in a week, England have managed an ignominious exit from Europe and Roy Hodgson, much like the hapless politicians, oversaw it without any cohesive plan. The humiliating defeat to Iceland was Hodgson’s final act as England manager and summed up his handling of this tournament. Yes, England did not have the best squad of players heading into Euro 2016, despite the hype, and their ceiling was probably a semi-final at best, but the way they were …
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