Harry Kane - The Real Deal

Harry Kane - The Real Deal

If one were to ask regular Premier League watchers who has been the standout emerging star of the season so far, the unanimous answer will be Harry Kane. Indeed the toast of the 2014/15 season so far has been Harry Kane. He has been prolific, netting at will and his displays have seemingly galvanised the Spurs into performing better than they were at the start of the season. As a Chelsea fan I witnessed first-hand Kane’s prowess in the embarrassment …
Chelsea and Manchester City - Comparing Upcoming Fixtures

Chelsea and Manchester City - Comparing Upcoming Fixtures

Chelsea are going into the new year on top of the table, but Manchester City have closed the gap from 8 points to just 3 in the last month. Would it be fair to say that Chelsea are deservingly top of the table? Yes, absolutely. Chelsea have been heads and shoulders ahead of any other team in England over the first half of the season. They have been decimating all the visitors to the Bridge and seeing off most away …
Comparing Attacking Mids| Silva, Di Maria, Oscar, Ozil & Coutinho

Comparing Attacking Mids| Silva, Di Maria, Oscar, Ozil & Coutinho

Good quality attacking midfielders are a rare commodity. The top teams in the Premier League all have at least one such playmaker in the number 10 role who can change the course of the match with a moment of magic. While once upon a time, legends like Dennis Bergkamp, Gianfranco Zola, Eric Cantona and co. used to grace the Premier League pitches and showcase their wonderful talent, today’s crop of attacking midfielders is no less in talent and ability. While …
Sergio Aguero vs Diego Costa | The Race To The Golden Boot

Sergio Aguero vs Diego Costa | The Race To The Golden Boot

As the Premier League has panned out in the last few seasons, of the teams having reasonably good defences*, those having the best striker win the title come the end of the season, more often than not. Last season, it was Manchester City, riding on Sergio Aguero. The season before that, it was Manchester United, for whom Robin Van Persie was firing on all cylinders. The list goes on. Great strikers win you the games that are seemingly headed towards …
Hazard Vs Sanchez: A Statistical Comparison

Hazard Vs Sanchez: A Statistical Comparison

If you are a regular watcher of the Premier League, there are two names you will not have missed. Lighting it up at the Emirates Stadium for Arsenal is Alexis Sanchez and performing impeccably for the table-toppers Chelsea is Eden Hazard. As many have noted, when their respective teams looked off the boil, these two attacking midfielders have carried all the burden on their own shoulders. Being an important asset to their team, either of these players is a crucial …
Oscar vs Mata: Statistical Comparison | Now & Then

Oscar vs Mata: Statistical Comparison | Now & Then

In June 2013, when it was officially announced that Mourinho was returning to Chelsea, fans were overjoyed. Why wouldn’t they be? After all, he was the world’s best manager and had had unprecedented success at Chelsea in his first spell. But as soon as his appointment became news, tabloids were full of stories linking Juan Mata away from the club stating that Mourinho doesn’t like creative players. Mourinho came out and denied that Mata was being sold without being provided …
Tactical Review - Manchester City 1 Manchester United 0

Tactical Review - Manchester City 1 Manchester United 0

PRE-MATCH The Manchester derby, one of the biggest games in English club football in recent years, returned for the 168th time. These two teams collectively have won each of the four Premier League titles since Chelsea won in 2009-10. When cash-flush City emerged as a Premier League heavyweight, the then United manager Sir Alex Ferguson dubbed them as the noisy neighbours. Since the Scot’s retirement, United have been on a decline of sorts while City have only been getting better. …
Can Drogba Still Do The Job For Chelsea At Old Trafford?

Can Drogba Still Do The Job For Chelsea At Old Trafford?

As Chelsea announced that Didier Drogba will be making a return to Stamford Bridge, it had the supporters feeling nostalgic, yet perplexed. Even though the memories of the night in Munich are fresh, when Drogba equalized for Chelsea against Bayern Munich to force the Champions League final into extra-time, and then clinched the game and the coveted European trophy with the winning penalty, it is rather confusing why the club brought him back. A legend of the highest order he …
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