Why Kante is Already the Signing of the Season

Why Kante is Already the Signing of the Season

The Premier League season is by no means over but already Chelsea seem to have secured the league title with over 10 games to go. They are cruising at the top with a 10-point lead over Tottenham in second place and the rest of the top four are battling it out to secure a place in the Champions League. Manchester United have several cup competitions to attend to, while Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City have all dropped points during key …
Analysing Pedro's improvement since his move to Chelsea

Analysing Pedro's improvement since his move to Chelsea

Chelsea have now moved to eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table and their extraordinary rebirth under Antonio Conte has been great to watch. Although certain players should be disappointed in their lack of effort last season, there have been others that have been brought to the next level by the Italian. One such player is Pedro. He was okay in his first season, but he was asked to come into a difficult dressing room and …
Swansea vs Chelsea Preview |Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Champions Chelsea travel to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday in a bid to end their terrible season on a high. With Chelsea striving to finish in the top half of the league and Swansea virtually safe from Relegation, the game would not have great consequences on the league table. Nevertheless, both the teams will be hoping for a positive result. Team News Swansea City Influential attacking midfielders Andrew Ayew is expected to make the starting line up after recovering from …
Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

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

Champions Chelsea host high flying West Ham United on Match day 31 of the Premier League in a bid to salvage their season. With the title out of their reach, Guus Hiddink’s side will be hoping to finish their season on a high. However, West Ham, who are in sublime form over the last few weeks stand in their way. Chelsea’s home form has been an area of concern as they have won just once in the last 6 home …
A Look at Pedro's Failure to Replicate His Barcelona Form

A Look at Pedro's Failure to Replicate His Barcelona Form

Pedro Rodriguez, formerly Barcelona’s man behind the shadows and one of Guardiola’s favourite players, has always been someone who has delivered the goods with consistency, whatever the situation may be. However, with the arrival of Luis Suarez, Pedro found playing time limited and that had him looking for a move abroad. With a move to Manchester United scrapped thanks to negative feedback from his former teammate Victor Valdes, Pedro moved to Chelsea as Jose Mourinho’s last gamble in the transfer …
A Broken Left, An Invisible Centre | United 0 Chelsea 0 Post-Match Review

A Broken Left, An Invisible Centre | United 0 Chelsea 0 Post-Match Review

Eden Hazard, a spectacular winger, played as a false nine.  Wayne Rooney, an aging, divisive forward, played as a false…something.  Pedro, historically a right winger for his previous club FC Barcelona, “played” on the left and only created chances when the wings were swapped.  Anthony Martial, always a striker, was slotted into a position known as “not a striker.” Peculiar tactics by Dutch managers in the Premier League did not work at all in the cluttered December match-up between two …
Should Chelsea build team around Willian?

Should Chelsea build team around Willian?

Chelsea are at a crossroads with 2016 being key in determining the club's future. They are need to change a lot of personnel in the squad with the current players not having the right mentality to become a force in European football. Many expected Chelsea to dominate English football for the next few years after their title win last season, but they have had a disastrous start to the season and the players need to take their share of the …
Chelsea Vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea Vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea's misfortune this season has been enjoyable for many and their home form has been a significant factor in their low league position. Having won only twice in six attempts, Stamford Bridge is not the stronghold it once was. Norwich, after four defeats in a row, managed a victory and a clean sheet over Swansea just before the international break so they will be hoping to get into a good run of form before the Christmas pile up. Irish internationals …
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