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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 …
Watford vs Chelsea Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

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

Chelsea will be looking to return to winning ways on Boxing Day as they face a difficult trip to Vicarage Road to face Watford. The Blues have been inconsistent under Maurizio Sarri. On their day, they can be superb, but there are too many off days at the moment for them to be considered a force to be reckoned with. Meanwhile, the hosts are emerging as one of the better sides outside of the top six and will be looking …
Everton vs Tottenham Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

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

One of the more theeye-catching fixtures of the weekend will be taking place at Goodison Park. Everton welcome Tottenham to Merseyside, in a match that will offer a good indicator of where both sides are. The hosts are looking to close the gap on the top six this season and this will be a good opportunity to show that they can compete. Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino's side are trying to maintain pace with the leading pack and a victory over a …
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