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Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Hazard, David Luiz and Jose’s Preferred XI

Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Hazard, David Luiz and Jose’s Preferred XI

This week’s column will discuss the issue surrounding Chelsea’s preferred XI and in doing so will focus on Eden Hazard and David Luiz. Could the talent at Jose Mourinho’s disposal be causing more harm than good? Chelsea endured a week of fantastic results, rising to second on the domestic league after a late victory over Manchester City and a Capital One Cup victory over Arsenal, only to be disappointed by a dismal and uncharacteristically lacklustre display at St James’ Park …
Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Onwards and Upwards

Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Onwards and Upwards

This column will discuss the current form of the Blues, their strikers being on the score sheet and Jose Mourinho’s risk-taking tactics. Chelsea experienced a poor start to the season with their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign in the Abramovic-era and a home defeat in their first UEFA Champions League match for 2013/2014. Chelsea have, however, seemed to overcome their poor start and are undefeated in their last seven matches, scoring 19 and conceding only three while …
Carmille’s Chelsea Column | The Impact of Juan Mata Change

Carmille’s Chelsea Column | The Impact of Juan Mata Change

This week’s column will discuss the impact Juan Mata has had on recent performances, Jose Mourinho’s preferred starting line-up and Fernando Torres’ misfortune. In my previous column I spoke about the importance of Juan Mata and his influence on the team and how pivotal it is for Jose Mourinho to include him in the starting eleven, where ever it is that he is deemed fit. Mourinho opted to start Mata in the last three matches, after he “earned” his place …
Carmille's Chelsea Column: Where Did Mata Go? Plus Highs & Lows of the Week

Carmille's Chelsea Column: Where Did Mata Go? Plus Highs & Lows of the Week

This week’s column will discuss the role of Juan Mata in the current Chelsea squad and analyse his importance to the team, and look at the highs and lows endured by the Blues in the past week. Juan Mata has been without a doubt Chelsea’s most influential player since his arrival at Stamford Bridge in 2011. Mata’s first campaign (2011/2012) saw him earn the Chelsea Player of the Year award, contributing with six Premier League goals and 13 assists, the …
Carmille's Chelsea Column: League Setback & Champions League Preview

Carmille's Chelsea Column: League Setback & Champions League Preview

This week’s column will discuss Chelsea’s Premier League defeat against Everton and then look ahead to the 2013/2014 UEFA Champion’s League which kicks off this week. Chelsea suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season, only four matches in, against Everton this weekend. While a trip to Goodison Park is never easy, the loss leaves Chelsea in sixth place having earned only seven points from a possible 12. Chelsea have a team abundant with talented players and an experienced …
Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Super Cup Disappointment and Transfer Round-Up

Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Super Cup Disappointment and Transfer Round-Up

This week’s column will review the Super Cup final, highlight the main transfers to and from Chelsea this summer and what the implications for the team for the 2013/2014 season. The UEFA Super Cup hosted in Prague last Friday saw the current UEFA Champions Bayern Munich take on the Europa Champions Chelsea in what turned out to be a very exciting spectacle. A match that left Chelsea players and fans alike heartbroken, after leading for the majority of the match. …
Carmille's Chelsea Column: Positive Start & Super Cup Preview

Carmille's Chelsea Column: Positive Start & Super Cup Preview

This week’s column will discuss Chelsea’s performance in the Premier League thus far and preview the Super Cup versus Bayern Munich to be played on Friday. Jose Mourinho’s second spell as Chelsea manager has started off on a positive note. Seven points earned from a potential nine; six picked up from two home victories against Hull City and Aston Villa and one point picked up against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Not exactly three out of three, but a point …
Carmille's Chelsea Column: Jose's Homecoming & Demanding Schedule

Carmille's Chelsea Column: Jose's Homecoming & Demanding Schedule

This week’s column will discuss the return of Mourinho to Stamford Bridge, his accolades with the Blues, as well as discuss Chelsea’s busy start to the 2013/2014 season. “Jose Mourinho, Jose Mourinho” echoed across Stamford Bridge on Sunday as the newly reappointed Chelsea manager made his way toward the home dugout for his first competitive match of the season at Stamford  Bridge. “We are the happy ones”, “Welcome home Jose” posters were seen throughout the crowds. For the first time …
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