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 …
Crystal Palace v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Players and Prediction

Crystal Palace v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Players and Prediction

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

Chelsea vs Leicester City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Chelsea have returned to form in recent weeks and built on their impressive victory over Manchester City. They will be looking to have a strong Christmas period and maintain pace with the leading pack. They won’t be expecting to challenge, but they should be staying as close as possible. Their opposition on Saturday, Leicester City, are one of the better teams outside of the top six and have the potential to cause an upset. The home side will need to …
Brighton vs Chelsea Preview | Stats, Key Men and Team News

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

Chelsea are facing a difficult task on Saturday as they are travelling to take on Brighton at the Amex Stadium. The Seagulls are a much fiercer opposition when they are at home and they will be looking to cause an upset on Sunday. It is important that the visitors show a consistency in their performance after an excellent victory over Manchester City last weekend. Brighton have had a good start to the season and have established themselves in a strong …
Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea are facing a difficult task to avoid a third defeat in four Premier League matches as they welcome Manchester City to Stamford Bridge. The current champions have been near perfect this season and are already the favourites to retain their crown. This would be a major achievement and a dominant display on Saturday would be a major statement. Maurizio Sarri enjoyed a good start to life as a Premier League boss, but the recent fixtures will be a reminder …
Wolves v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Wolves v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After a very strong start to the season, Wolverhampton have fallen apart lately. Wolves have lost five of their last six matches, including losses to Brighton & Hove Albion, Huddersfield Town and, most recently, Cardiff City. Their form has seen them drop to 12th in the Premier League and they will have to turn things around soon if they are to avoid falling into the relegation scrap. Chelsea are hardly the ideal team for them to turn it around against, …
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