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

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

There will be revenge on the minds when Chelsea host West Ham United this weekend at Stamford Bridge. The Hammers won the previous meeting between the two clubs with Marko Arnautovic scoring the winning goal towards the beginning of David Moyes' reign at the club. There have been ups and downs since, but it has become clear that the Austrian international is the main man at the club. For the home side, their supporters will be looking for a reaction …
The Rebirth of Willian at Chelsea

The Rebirth of Willian at Chelsea

Chelsea have been criticised for being a one-man team for the entire season, as their attack is focused on Eden Hazard. If the Belgian international has a bad game, it is likely that the team will struggle to create and produce relatively little in the final third. Antonio Conte needed to find a solution in attack to prevent the side from being as predictable as they currently are. It seemed unlikely that it would come from within the current squad. That …
Comparing Lingard to the Best Attacking Midfielders in the League

Comparing Lingard to the Best Attacking Midfielders in the League

The story of Jesse Lingard, a Warrington-born boyhood Manchester United fan going from being the perennial scapegoat that symbolised United's seeming mediocrity to the match-winning hero that the supporters did not quite deserve - is a remarkable one. What the now 24-year old has experienced in the last few weeks is an occupational evolution - paraphrasing Mourinho's words - and for humans that may not have had a Pokemon experience in their lives, that may sound a bit weird. But …
Bournemouth vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea travel to the South Coast this weekend to face an improving Bournemouth team. They have yet to hit top form and are already behind the pace in their title defence, but the last week has provided them with positive momentum heading into November. Antonio Conte's men dominated this fixture last season winning both meetings between the two clubs. In the corresponding fixture, the Blues won 3-1 with Adam Smith (OG), Eden Hazard and Marcos Alonso on the scoresheet for …
Chelsea Vs Roma Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

When Chelsea were on a rampage last season, several of Antonio Conte’s fellow managers in the Premier League had pointed out that they were flying high due to the lack of European football. This season, Conte’s men seem determined to prove those managers right. After their shocking loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday, there is no respite for the Blues as they host AS Roma on Wednesday night in the third game week of the Champions League. In the post-match …
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 …
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