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Chelsea vs Sheffield Wednesday | FA Cup Preview

Chelsea vs Sheffield Wednesday | FA Cup Preview

Chelsea welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Stamford Bridge this weekend in the FA Cup. This represents a good chance of silverware for Maurizio Sarri and he will be keen to progress to the next round without incident. The visitors remain managerless until Steve Bruce takes over next month and it looks a difficult task for them to produce a shock result on Sunday. Gonzalo Higuain could be set for his Chelsea debut after joining the club on loan from Juventus this …
Fulham vs Tottenham Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Fulham vs Tottenham Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Tottenham face a difficult test on Sunday as they take the short journey to take on Fulham with a depleted squad. Although the home side find themselves in the relegation zone, they will be looking to approach the game with positivity as they will realise this is a good opportunity to get something from one of the better sides in the division. Mauricio Pochettino will be without both Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, who are the main source of goals …
Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea will welcome Newcastle United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday in the late kickoff. The hosts will be looking to put an end to their difficulties at home with a positive result against a club led by one of their former managers. Rafa Benitez wasn’t a popular figure in West London and he will be desperate to inflict defeat on his previous employers. In the past, this was a competitive fixture, but the visitors have fallen behind the top clubs …
The decision to sell Dembele could derail Tottenham's season

The decision to sell Dembele could derail Tottenham's season

Mousa Dembele is closing in on a Tottenham exit as he is set for an £11 million move to Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan. Although he was set to leave on a free at the end of the season, this is a bitter blow for Spurs and questions will be asked if a replacement isn’t brought in. There has been an emphasis on Mauricio Pochettino to trim the squad, but this is a key player departing the club. Since …
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest - FA Cup Preview

Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest - FA Cup Preview

The FA Cup third round weekend is one of the best of the footballing calendar. The holders, Chelsea, welcome Nottingham Forest to Stamford Bridge as they start their defence of the competition. The home side have struggled on their own patch during recent weeks, with a defeat to Leicester City and a draw to Southampton fresh in the memory. They will be looking to cast away those demons against lower league opposition. Maurizio Sarri will be itching to start his …
Christian Pulisic to Chelsea: A transfer that highlights the club's flaws

Christian Pulisic to Chelsea: A transfer that highlights the club's flaws

Chelsea made the first major move of the January transfer window, as they announced the arrival of Borussia Dortmund attacker Christian Pulisic. However, the USA international will remain at the Bundesliga team for the rest of the current campaign. This clause seems odd on the face of it, as he has struggled for minutes this season. If he was to move this month, it is much more likely that he would be given substantial game-time at Stamford Bridge. The deal …
Chelsea vs Southampton Preview | Key Men, Team News & Stats

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

Chelsea welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge in their first match of 2019. The previous 12 months have been transitional for the home side, as they have evolved from the defensive coaching of Antonio Conte to the expressive style of Maurizio Sarri. It remains early days in the new manager's tenure, but there have been positive signs. The supporters will be hoping for progress to be made in the new calendar year and that the Blues emerge as a title-contending team …
Cardiff City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Cardiff City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Tottenham will be hoping to bounce back from their disappointing home defeat to Wolves with a victory over Cardiff City on New Year's Day. Before the match on Saturday, it was stated that the club could challenge for the title this season under Mauricio Pochettino. However, with that defeat, it now looks to be a step too far for them. It was never the aim of Spurs to compete at the top of the division this season, but it will …
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