The Lone Shining Star - If There's A Willian There's A Way

The Lone Shining Star - If There's A Willian There's A Way

Having sold Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for a whopping world record fee, Tottenham were in the market for an attacking midfielder and had agreed a deal with Shakhtar Donetsk for their Brazilian playmaker Willian; the man himself arrived in London for a medical. And then, Roman Abramovich picked his phone up and the rest, as they say, is history. Prior to this season, all Willian had provided for Chelsea was a glorious song to chant while mocking the Spurs, …
The Story Worth An Oscar

The Story Worth An Oscar

There are many examples of footballers not unlocking their full potential and in recent times another big name that is threatening to join those ranks has been Chelsea’s Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Jr. Having burst onto the European scene in a Champions League group stage draw against Juventus, Oscar has always been labelled a promising player who has produced the goods sometimes, but in a very inconsistent manner. Going back to that match against Juventus, where he bedazzled all viewers …
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 …
Who is the Premier League's Best Striker? Costa, Kane or Aguero

Who is the Premier League's Best Striker? Costa, Kane or Aguero

With the Premier League title race finally settled, microscopes are now turned towards the individuals and where a squad can be improved. Speaking of individuals, while there have been clear winners in the category of best defender and midfielder in John Terry and Eden Hazard, there has not been a like consensus with regards to who is the Premier League’s best striker. Sergio Aguero was right up there with Luis Suarez last season as he took City to their second …
Cesc Fabregas vs Santi Cazorla - Who has the Greater Influence?

Cesc Fabregas vs Santi Cazorla - Who has the Greater Influence?

What is common between a human body and a football team? A heart, yes. While for humans it is a muscle that pumps blood, for a team it is a player, usually a midfielder, who keeps the pass counter ticking. A player of that ilk is usually very rare to find. Chelsea experienced that themselves as they struggled to get a passing maestro in their powerful midfield all these years. Arsenal on the other hand, have quite a reputation for …
A Look At The Brazilian Maestros - Oscar And Coutinho

A Look At The Brazilian Maestros - Oscar And Coutinho

Nacer Chadli - The Secret Weapon In Spurs' Arsenal

Nacer Chadli - The Secret Weapon In Spurs' Arsenal

Last season, Gareth Bale was sold to Real Madrid by Tottenham in return for a world record fee. The Spurs, under the management of the usually clueless Andre Villas-Boas and the usually shrewd Daniel Levy decided that a £100 bill is worth the same as a hundred £1 coins. Well, theoretically they are, but that’s generally not how it works in football as even Liverpool have seen first-hand this season. It is crucial to replace quality with quality and not …
Cesc Fabregas - The Key To Chelsea's Fortunes

Cesc Fabregas - The Key To Chelsea's Fortunes

Chelsea have looked a different force this season than ever before. The famed ruggedness of the old has made way for pure finesse. The major reason for the transformation is a summer signing. Not Diego Costa, not Didier Drogba. It’s the former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas. Signed amid mixed reactions from the Chelsea faithful, Cesc Fabregas has quickly become an integral part of this Chelsea side. His passing, like a ticking clock at the heart of the Chelsea midfield has …
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