Chelsea 2 Hull City 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Chelsea 2 Hull City 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

The second era of Jose Mourinho began today, and predictably, all of the media glow was focused on Mourinho, and in typical Mourinho fashion, he basked in it, radiating as he took his familiar place in the home dugout. The visitors were newly promoted side Hull City, and ironically enough won their place in the Premier League with an oddly Mourinho-esque style of results, usually with a goal separating the sides they faced, often winning 1-0 or 2-1. Teams Chelsea …
Chelsea Vs Hull City Preview | Odds, Stats & Key Players

Chelsea Vs Hull City Preview | Odds, Stats & Key Players

The second coming of Jose Mourinho finally gets under way at Stamford Bridge on Sunday when Chelsea take on Hull City for their opening weekend fixture. Last year, Chelsea won 2-0 away at Wigan on the opening day of the campaign and have the best opening day record in the Premier League era: winning 44 points. Combine this with the fact that Mourinho is once again at the helm, then anything less than a win in this fixture would be …
The 1st Ever EPL Round Table Podcast | Season Previews & Transfers!

The 1st Ever EPL Round Table Podcast | Season Previews & Transfers!

How valuable is David Luiz to Chelsea? Compared to Kompany, Ferdinand & Vermaelen

How valuable is David Luiz to Chelsea? Compared to Kompany, Ferdinand & Vermaelen

In the wake of a rejected £35 million bid from Barcelona for Chelsea defender David Luiz, quite a debate has erupted over the former Benfica man’s actual worth to the team. Luiz, whilst a first-team stalwart and a fan favourite, has nevertheless been derided in the past by fans and pundits alike for his erratic defending, none more famously than Gary Neville. The former England right-back’s comments that Luiz defended like he was being controlled by a “10 year old …
Who Were The Dirtiest Players Last Season? Stats Comparison

Who Were The Dirtiest Players Last Season? Stats Comparison

With the 2013/2014 Premier League season nearly upon us and card markets becoming more and more popular with bookies and punters alike, we take a look at which players were the 'dirtiest' last season. We have done this by not only looking at the players who were carded the most last season but also looking at which committed the most fouls. To make this a fair comparison, we have also worked out how often these players committed fouls and were …
Can Cesar Azpilicueta become a Chelsea and Spain legend? | Stats

Can Cesar Azpilicueta become a Chelsea and Spain legend? | Stats

For a while, it looked like Chelsea had a real problem at right-back. When Jose Mourinho first arrived at Stamford Bridge all those years ago, he brought with him Paulo Ferreira. The Portuguese international had just won the Champions League with Mourinho at Porto and he set about as the main right-back for the next few years. As he aged and declined in ability, he was replaced. First temporarily by Michael Essien, and then by compatriot Jose Bosingwa, the latter …
Jack Wilshere - Mr. Arsenal and Future of English Football | Stats

Jack Wilshere - Mr. Arsenal and Future of English Football | Stats

Coming through the youth academy of Arsenal, Jack Wilshere impressed everyone from an early age and made his senior club debut at the age of 16 years and 256 days. Injuries not withstanding, Wilshere has come of age and is regarded as one of the best up-and-coming talents in England. Fellow Englishman Steven Gerrard has recognised his talent: [quote]I think Jack Wilshere's got the potential to become one of the best in the world, I don’t want to add any …
Jose Mourinho: An End to the Manchester Dominance? | Tactical Analysis

Jose Mourinho: An End to the Manchester Dominance? | Tactical Analysis

So with the hype surrounding Jose Mourinho's return to the Premier League slowly dying down, and his presence now becoming a reality, Chelsea are setting their sights on a successful season in which they can potentially upset the recent dominance of Manchester City and Manchester United. Mourinho referred to this career move as 'the last step in my formation as a manager', which may mean he feels he has now been a journeyman long enough, and has experienced the varying …
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