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 …
How Chelsea Can Start Preparing for Life After Diego Costa

How Chelsea Can Start Preparing for Life After Diego Costa

The Premier League champions have made great strides under Antonio Conte and they were the deserved winners of the 2016-17 league campaign. Conte has certainly made his mark on the squad and he made a number of changes last season, including switches in formation and personnel. Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso became important figures in the starting XI and David Luiz's return was capped off by a brilliant campaign. N'Golo Kante slotted into the midfield with ease and picked up …
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 …
Does Victor Moses' emergence suggest a sign of Chelsea changing strategy?

Does Victor Moses' emergence suggest a sign of Chelsea changing strategy?

Chelsea have been accused of neglecting their youth players by exploiting the loan market. The Blues had an incredible 38 players on loan at other clubs across Europe and before this season, it looked like the club were stockpiling talent in order to make a profit. They have done it with a number of players in the past and it was an effective method to help bypass the financial fairplay rules. However, Antonio Conte is keen to show the players …
Five New Signings That Were Most Impressive During Friendlies

Five New Signings That Were Most Impressive During Friendlies

The pre-season friendlies are always an interesting watch, as that is where all the hype and controversy and excitement gets put to rest, when it comes to new players or managers. This time around – although most of the attention surrounded the big names in the managers’ arena – the players did not fail to disappoint! These friendlies are obviously no indication to how a player is or is going to perform in the games to come, but they can …
Swansea V Leicester - Betting Preview

Swansea V Leicester - Betting Preview

Swansea sits eighth in the Premier League with a form line of Played 8, Won 3, Drawn 2, Lost 3, Scored 14 and Conceded 10. They started the season with three straight wins, but since then they have won 0, drawn 2 and lost 3. The stats do not tell the full story with Swansea; their two draws this season were away against Sunderland, (the Premier League draw specialists) and away against Newcastle, a match in which Swansea manager Gary …
Stoke City vs Swansea City Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

Stoke City vs Swansea City Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

High-fliers Swansea are in fifth place having collected 11 points from their seven games so far and on Sunday visit the Britannia Stadium to take on Stoke City who lie four places from the bottom of a relatively fledging Premier League table with eight points. A two goal win for the home side will take them level on points and goal difference with their opponents from Wales. Stoke have been largely inconsistent until now with 2 home defeats out of …
The Importance of Liverpool's Wing Backs | Stats

The Importance of Liverpool's Wing Backs | Stats

Liverpool have started the season in tremendous form, picking up 20 points from the 27 available this season. This is double the amount they had accumulated at this point last season. A lot of this is to be attributed to the goalscoring ‘SAS’ of Suarez and Sturridge, but also, due to the nature of the 3-5-2 line-up that Rodgers has deployed in recent weeks, the wing backs have to be praised. Their job is unique yet extremely vital to the …
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