Analysing Chelsea's centre-back options for the 2017/18 campaign

Analysing Chelsea's centre-back options for the 2017/18 campaign

The past weekend marked Chelsea's fifth clean sheet of the season in their 15th game in all competitions, which means they have kept one in 33% of their matches this season. During the last campaign, they were praised for their defensive organisation and consistency under Antonio Conte. The Italian changed to a 3-4-2-1 formation and it immediately reaped rewards, as the Blues became difficult to break down. There was always going to be a stage when the team became less …
Chelsea: 2017/18 - Season Preview

Chelsea: 2017/18 - Season Preview

2016/17 Premier League Champions Chelsea have had a mixed pre-season, they started with a 3-0 victory over Arsenal in Beijing and in truth tore the Gunners to shreds for the 90 minutes. The Blues then faced Bayern Munich in Singapore, and a bit like how Antonio Conte's side started the Arsenal game, Bayern came out flying and had a 3-0 led before half-time. Chelsea did manage to pull two goals back, one from Michy Batshuayi, who made it three in …
What will Antonio Rudiger bring to Chelsea?

What will Antonio Rudiger bring to Chelsea?

Chelsea announced over the weekend that they had completed the signing of Antonio Rudiger in a deal that could be worth £33 million if all the clauses are met. The centre-back emerged as a priority target over recent months and the Blues were quick to clinch a deal just a week after the defender helped Germany to success in the Confederations Cup. After moving to a 3-4-3 formation last season, it was inevitable that Antonio Conte would have to bring …
The Players Liverpool Should Target from the Bundesliga

The Players Liverpool Should Target from the Bundesliga

The summer transfer window is nearly upon us and silly season has already began. No matter how ludicrous the rumour is some papers will print it to sell papers, sites link it to get hits and fans get caught up in the hype of it all because it's a false sense of security that Liverpool can still compete with the best. I can't see Liverpool even going in for the likes of Mauro Icardi, Gonzalo Higuain and Arturo Vidal because, …