Chelsea v Burnley Preview - Conte's men begin Title defence

Chelsea v Burnley Preview - Conte's men begin Title defence

Defending Premier League champions Chelsea will face Burney in their opening fixture of the season at Stamford Bridge, and after Sunday's defeat to Arsenal in the Community Shield, Antonio Conte will expect his side to take all three points and get their campaign off and running in style. Last season the Blues faced Sean Dyche's side in their third game and came away 3-0 winners, which made it three wins in three for the Italian in charge. The Clarets were tipped for relegation but …
Why Willian is going to be key for Chelsea at the start of the new season

Why Willian is going to be key for Chelsea at the start of the new season

Chelsea were dealt an early blow ahead of their Premier League title defence, as Eden Hazard suffered a serious injury while on international duty with Belgium. He fractured his left ankle and he is set to miss the start of the season as a result. The time spent on the sidelines alone is a problem, but he will also be at a disadvantage when he does return, as he won't have had a pre-season of any kind. The attacker won't …
What should Chelsea do to limit the loss of Eden Hazard?

What should Chelsea do to limit the loss of Eden Hazard?

Chelsea have been dealt a blow in recent days as Eden Hazard has suffered a broken ankle while on international duty with Belgium. The attacker managed to stay relatively injury-free during the Blues' title-winning campaign and that was a major factor in their triumph. Pedro and Willian are excellent players, but neither possess the dynamism or stay quality that Hazard has. It is important that a club doesn't stand-still after a title win and that they recruit further from a …
Chelsea vs Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Newly-crowned champions Chelsea welcome Watford to Stamford Bridge on Monday in what should be a great atmosphere. Although there is little to play for, the home side will be keen to put on a show for their supporters and prove that they are worthy winners of the Premier League. They will be confident of recording another three points as their opponents have shown little in recent weeks and are already on the beach after reaching the 40-point mark. That said, …
Chelsea Vs Middlesbrough Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

In the previous two seasons of the Premier League the league title had been decided before the 35th game week. Chelsea had won at a canter in the 2014-15 season and Leicester had wrapped up the title in 2015-16 by the first week of May.  This season however, there is still a semblance of a title race left even though the involved teams only a handful of matches left to play. At the other end of the table, Sunderland have been …
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 …
Chelsea v Tottenham Preview | FA Cup Semi-Final Preview

Chelsea v Tottenham Preview | FA Cup Semi-Final Preview

On April 22nd, Chelsea and Tottenham face off at Wembley Stadium for the right to play in the FA Cup final.  While these two sides are competing for the league title, first they'll need to decide which one of them has a shot at winning the FA Cup. Chelsea still hold a four point lead over Tottenham in the league, but they've started to drop in form lately.  After their 2-0 loss to Manchester United last weekend, the Blues have …
The Top Five Passers In The EPL Season 2016/17

The Top Five Passers In The EPL Season 2016/17

The art of passing can be sometimes underrated but it is an essential aspect of the game. If you can pass the ball in the oppositions half more times than them it means that you are on top of the match and have a great chance of winning. The best players in the world are able to pass the ball more times in the opposition half than your typical footballer and are what sets them apart. The best betting sites …
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