England's Strongest XI? Wilshere, Townsend, Rooney & Sturridge?

England's Strongest XI? Wilshere, Townsend, Rooney & Sturridge?

After two defeats in the last week, England fans are again at their most pessimistic heading into a World Cup year. Being beaten by Germany is always tough for England fans, but a somewhat second string Germany side makes the defeat all the worst. Friday night’s loss against Chile was also a bad result, albeit with an experimental English side. What the two games showed is that England do not possess much depth. Injuries aside, the team against Germany was …
Chelsea's Season So Far | Stats Analysis for 13/14

Chelsea's Season So Far | Stats Analysis for 13/14

In a season when the status quo is under heavy fire from the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham, Chelsea have managed to cope with the extra competition despite a mixed start to the season. Here we shall be taking a look at some of the team’s most telling stats in defence, midfield and attack and settle who some of the key players have been so far. Moreover there will be a heavily opinionated account of some key issues that …
Footballers’ cars – do they go for speed or luxury?

Footballers’ cars – do they go for speed or luxury?

They’re among the most highly-paid sportspeople on the planet, but what do footballers do with their spare cash? They could get plenty with their huge wages - a portfolio of properties, holidays abroad every summer break, and fancy new hairdos. Some of the big names in football will probably choose to buy a few luxury cars, especially the top ones. As one of the most highly-paid players of all, it’s no surprise to see that Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo …
Quality over Quantity? Or is it the other way around for England?

Quality over Quantity? Or is it the other way around for England?

Are there too many Internationals or too many excuses heading towards Brazil 2014 for England? Recently in an article published in the Guardian, a shocking statistic was released. Of all starting 11’s in the first week in the Premier League 2013/2014 season, merely 34.1% were of English nationality. The English Premier League is undoubtedly the most competitive and publicised league in the world, so it is understandable that a considerate amount of competing players would be of international descent, but …
Mourinho taking tough stance on discipline

Mourinho taking tough stance on discipline

Chelsea have been marred with disciplinary problems over the last few years and as a result have provided rival fans with ammunition to use against them. Returning manager Jose Mourinho has warned this must end if the players wish to appear in the first team during his tenure. In the six years since Mourinho was last at Stamford Bridge, various Chelsea players have endured disciplinary lapses both on and off the pitch. Certain players have faced accusations of having affairs …
The Future England Left-Back | Stats Comparison: Gibbs, Bertrand, Shaw & Rose

The Future England Left-Back | Stats Comparison: Gibbs, Bertrand, Shaw & Rose

Ashley Cole has dominated the England left-back spot for many years, first breaking into the team against Albania in 2001, back when Sven was in charge. Wayne Bridge provided a little competition from 2002 until his last appearance in 2009. Since then we've seen Leighton Baines come into his own at Everton, being linked with Manchester United along the way, and begin to provide more competition, yet Ashley Cole is still considered the first choice left back. Kieran Gibbs has …
José Enrique: Is he an Elite Left Back? Compared to Baines & Cole

José Enrique: Is he an Elite Left Back? Compared to Baines & Cole

Norwich 0 Chelsea 1 | Match Stats Report

Norwich 0 Chelsea 1 | Match Stats Report

Chelsea best Norwich by a single goal in a match that felt contained and calm. Chris Hughton’s side never looked too close to scoring. In fact, at times neither did Chelsea. It was only a magnificent long shot from Mata that gave Chelsea their three points. Chelsea rotated some members of their squad following their 8-0 massacre of Aston Villa at Stamford bridge. Frank Lampard sat on the bench to start and was replaced by John Obi Mikel. Eden Hazard …