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 …
Paul Pogba – An £89 Million Mistake?

Paul Pogba – An £89 Million Mistake?

Manchester United fans were in high spirits in the summer of 2016. They had good reason to be. Earlier in the summer, their club had already made its two most important acquisitions – a guarantee of becoming the champions again in the form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic (champion in every league he has competed in) and another certainty of future greatness in Jose Mourinho – the “Special One”. By August 9th they had added another big name to the list – …
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 …

"Pogbanned" - Pogba's Debut Pushed Back And Here's Why

If you thought that the Pogba saga was over, you thought wrong! With all the hype and attention surrounding Pogba’s record breaking transfer back to his old club just settling in, here’s a new twist to what has perhaps been the most entertaining deal during this transfer window. Paul Pogba would not be starting in the game against Bournemouth due to a ban imposed on him. Manchester United will open their season without the most expensive signing in the history …
What Will Paul Pogba Bring to Manchester United?

What Will Paul Pogba Bring to Manchester United?

The Paul Pogba saga finally came to an end on Tuesday as the midfielder re-joined Manchester United for a world record £89m fee. It is a statement of intent from the club as they attempt to rebuild their club under Jose Mourinho. The aim for this season is to break back into the top four as a minimum, but the transfer business done by the club could make them contenders to regain the Premier League title, three years after their …
Part one: What the summer has shown for the PL's top clubs

Part one: What the summer has shown for the PL's top clubs

Most fans don't look too much into the importance of the pre-season campaign but for many youth players it is one of the most important stages of the season. It's a chance to showcase their skills, put a marker down for a place in the Premier League squad and an opportunity to play alongside senior players in a competitive match. However, the pre-season period can also be very important for new signings. Some of this summer's top transfers will be …
Leonard Bonucci To Chelsea - How Will He Fit In?

Leonard Bonucci To Chelsea - How Will He Fit In?

Chelsea appear to leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of Leonard Bonucci. The Juventus defender has also received a £51million offer from Manchester City. The battle between the two clubs heat up further, as both managers have publicly expressed their desire to work with the Juventus defender. Bonucci impressed one and all working under Conte in the Euro 2016, and it is said that Conte would also prefer if he had the services of the defender at Stamford Bridge …
Conte at Chelsea - What Formation Will He Play?

Conte at Chelsea - What Formation Will He Play?

Not many managers in world football get as passionate, aggressive and consumed as much as the Italy manager – and Chelsea’s new manager – Antoine Conte. Watching Conte in action against Spain particularly- a memorable game where amused onlookers saw him leaping on to the top of the dugout to celebrate victory - it has become pretty obvious that the Premier League will become a lot more intense and entertaining. In fact, Conte already looks ready to upset a few …
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