The Premier League is A Tough Test for Most Non-English Players

The Premier League is A Tough Test for Most Non-English Players

“Can Messi do it on a rainy, windy Tuesday night at Stoke?”. Almost every Premier League fan must have asked or heard  this rhetorical question at least once in the last few years. While this particular version of the question alludes to the physical game the Potters were known for under Tony Pulis and the English weather, what the fans are asking is – would Messi be as successful in the Premier League as he is in La Liga? There …
The Emergence Of Victor Moses Under Conte's Revamped Chelsea

The Emergence Of Victor Moses Under Conte's Revamped Chelsea

Antonio Conte's Chelsea side is forging ahead, currently riding a five-match win streak and well within striking distance for the top spot in the Premiership. The usual lot at Stamford Bridge has received the bulk of the praise for the resurgence, but Nigerian Victor Moses has slipped through the cracks as one of Conte's most improved -- and important -- players during his first spell in west London. Conte was announced as the new manager of Chelsea in April 2016. Supporters …
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 …
Kante, Hazard and Cuadrado: What can Chelsea fans expect this season?

Kante, Hazard and Cuadrado: What can Chelsea fans expect this season?

After last season's awful Premier League display, Chelsea fans will be hoping to do a u-turn and compete for a European place once again. Antonio Conte's arrival has sparked excitement in London and Blues fans will be expecting the Italian to stabilize the squad and bring some much needed expertise to Stamford Bridge. The new boss has already been hard at work throughout the summer, experimenting with his squad and bringing in N'Golo Kante from Leicester City to strengthen his …
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 …
Could Batshuayi be Chelsea's new Drogba?

Could Batshuayi be Chelsea's new Drogba?

After a summer of being linked with West Ham, Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Juventus, Michy Batshuayi is closing in on a move to Chelsea. The transfer fee is reported to be €37.5m, a huge outlay for a player who has only had one season as Marseille's first choice forward. However, the Belgium international is a little bit special, and has the attributes to be a great centre forward in the years to come. He is still young and has stepped …
Lacazette and Michy: Ligue 1 Premier League Prospects

Lacazette and Michy: Ligue 1 Premier League Prospects

The first international break of the year has come and gone, which can only mean one thing: transfer rumours.  When international football comes back, so does speculation about the next transfer window.  Players get linked with clubs left and right, regardless of whether a move is realistic or not. Strikers tend to be linked with clubs a lot because it's a flashy position and one that often gets fans excited. Two strikers that have both been linked with their fair …
The Overachievers: Crystal Palace

The Overachievers: Crystal Palace

It’s a strange situation Crystal Palace fans find themselves in nowadays. In January it will be five years since the club were placed in administration after the ineptitude of Simon Jordan’s stewardship. Since then, the club has survived and thrived by the slimmest of margins; first, a 2-2 draw in a relegation showdown with Sheffield Wednesday to survive the drop in the Championship. Second, a near-literal last minute buyout by the club’s current owners CPFC2010, saving their club from liquidation. …