What Should Chelsea Do With Kepa?

What Should Chelsea Do With Kepa?

When Chelsea decided, in the summer of 2018, to pay a world record fee for a goalkeeper in order to secure the services of Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao, the move was met with skepticism. Kepa, aged 24 at the time, had just completed his first full season as the first choice keeper for the Basque team. He was being asked to join one of Europe's top clubs, and replace one of Europe's top goalkeepers after Thibaut Courtois had forced …
West Brom vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Brom vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea will need to bounce back from their first defeat of the season as they travel to face West Brom. The early indications are that the hosts are struggling to adapt to Premier League football with eight goals conceded in their first two matches. The Blues are still trying to gel as a squad following a big spending spree, but this fixture looks to be a good one to get them going. They did struggle against bottom half teams at …
Chelsea Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Big matches come thick and fast in the Premier League and it has taken just one game week for this season to deliver its first marquee clash. Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon to continue their attack of the title. While Jurgen Klopp does not agree that he has a rivalry brewing with Frank Lampard, Liverpool fans will relish this occasion. Especially since Lampard was heard trying to teach the Reds’ bench a lesson in humility a few …
Statistically Predicting the 20/21 Premier League Standings - by Infogol

Statistically Predicting the 20/21 Premier League Standings - by Infogol

Infogol’s Jake Osgathorpe has used expected goals to predict the 2020/21 Premier League standings. Based on data from last season find out which clubs will be fighting relegation, who’s contending for the Champions League places, and which team will be crowned 2020/21 Premier League Champions. 1 Manchester City Despite finishing 18 points behind first-placed Liverpool the underlying numbers indicate Manchester City were very unfortunate and if they continue to play in the same manner will end the 20/21 season as …
Brighton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea have been the story of the summer as they have been the biggest spenders of the transfer window. They will travel to Brighton to face Graham Potter’s side. It won’t be an easy opening weekend fixture, but they will be expected to pick up the three points. Supporters may not expect a title challenge, but they will expect Frank Lampard to get a lot closer to Liverpool and Manchester City. Potter had an encouraging first season in charge of …
Profiling Chelsea goalkeeping target Edouard Mendy

Profiling Chelsea goalkeeping target Edouard Mendy

Chelsea look set to continue their eye-catching summer spending spree with attentions switching to a goalkeeper. This has always felt like the biggest priority for the Blues, which is why it is interesting they have left it until last. Sky Sports report that they are in talks with Rennes for Edouard Mendy. The fee for the 28-year-old could be in the region of £18 million. This comes after the club were priced out of a move for French youth international …
Ben Chilwell isn't a £50m player but he will improve Chelsea

Ben Chilwell isn't a £50m player but he will improve Chelsea

Ben Chilwell completed his move to Chelsea on Wednesday, with the Guardian reporting the fee as £50 million. This will make him the third most expensive left-back of all time, behind Lucas Hernandez (£70m) and Benjamin Mendy (£52m), albeit the former is considered a centre back by many. A fair comparison is Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who joined Manchester United for the same fee last summer. With 99 Premier League appearances under his belt, Chilwell is much more experienced than the right-back …
Thiago Silva wouldn't guarantee an end to Chelsea's defensive issues

Thiago Silva wouldn't guarantee an end to Chelsea's defensive issues

Chelsea could be set to strengthen their defence by bringing in Thiago Silva on a free transfer. The Guardian report that the Blues have held talks with the Brazilian's representatives and a decision on his future will be made following the Champions League final. There won't be a shortage of options for the 35-year-old, but a move to the Premier League could appeal to him. This proposed transfer is difficult to analyse without looking at the wider picture at Chelsea. …
Page: 1 2 3 188