Aston Villa vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea will restart their Premier League campaign with a trip to face Aston Villa. The hosts have already played once, which could give them a slight advantage as they have experience of the new conditions. That said, their fitness will be pushed to the maximum with two matches in a matter of days. It remains to be seen whether their earlier match with Sheffield United helps them or not on Sunday. These teams have very differing aims, but they will …
Tammy Abraham will be facing increased scrutiny when Chelsea return

Tammy Abraham will be facing increased scrutiny when Chelsea return

It has emerged that Chelsea are now frontrunners to sign Timo Werner, ahead of Liverpool. The Mirror report that they have offered the RB Leipzig striker a contract worth £200,000 per week, which underlines how highly Frank Lampard rates the forward. Last week, I analysed why Liverpool should sign the German international. His goal involvement and underlying numbers clearly rank him as one of the best and most consistent players in the Bundesliga. For a deeper analysis, please go back …
Chelsea vs Burnley Preview | Team News & Key Players

Chelsea vs Burnley Preview | Team News & Key Players

Chelsea have another opportunity to end their terrible Stamford Bridge league form on Saturday. Burnley will be the visitors and they are desperate for a positive result as they slip towards a relegation fight. In the previous meeting this season, the Blues triumphed in emphatic fashion, due to a Christian Pulisic hat-trick. They will be hoping for a similar performance and result to put their home woes behind them in 2020. They remain in the driving seat for a top …
Brighton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea face a difficult test on New Year's Day as they travel to Brighton and Hove Albion at lunch-time. The Blues have been inconsistent, but they are likely to benefit from playing away from home. Frank Lampard's side have had real trouble at Stamford Bridge, with their best football being played on the road. Meanwhile, they will be coming up against an inconsistent Seagulls' team. Although Graham Potter oversaw a win at the weekend, their recent form hasn't been great …
Chelsea vs Bournemouth Preview

Chelsea vs Bournemouth Preview

This weekend is a big game for Chelsea as they host out-of-form Bournemouth. The Blues have started the season well, with a five point lead over Manchester United in fifth position. They pre-season ambitions of finishing in the top four look to be secure at this stage. However, three defeats in four Premier League matches have caused doubt among supporters. They can't afford to drop any more points this weekend with a need to consolidate their own position. The recent weeks …
Why Tammy Abraham’s early Chelsea form is sustainable

Why Tammy Abraham’s early Chelsea form is sustainable

Tammy Abraham has recovered from a challenging start to the season, in which he missed the decisive penalty during the European Super Cup against Liverpool. Following the match, the England international suffered racial abuse on social media and supporters were left questioning his capabilities as a top-six Premier League striker. These doubts have quickly been removed, as the 22-year-old has scored ten goals in the games that have followed, emerging as a golden boot contender in the process. Frank Lampard …
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea are quickly becoming one of the best teams to watch in the country during their year of transition under Frank Lampard. They welcome Crystal Palace to Stamford Bridge, in what will be a tricky fixture for the Blues. Despite their position in the top four, they have struggled to win matches at home. They have only won three matches across all competitions at home this season and this is a record that needs to be corrected sooner rather than …
Chelsea vs Ajax Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea have started the season in great form and have the opportunity to put themselves in a dominant position in their group on Tuesday night. Few expected Frank Lampard to manage the club to any success this season, but a top four finish and Champions League progression looks likely. They performed well against Ajax two weeks ago and were good value for their victory. The visitors made the semi-finals of the competition last season, providing a good early test for …
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