4 Harsh Truths for Chelsea - Palace 2 Chelsea 1

4 Harsh Truths for Chelsea - Palace 2 Chelsea 1

1 - No focal point up front  On Saturday Antonio C0nte's Chelsea travelled the short distance to fellow London based Premier League side Crystal Palace. The blues looked to bounce back from a loss to Manchester City the week previous to the international break. All London derbies in the Premier League are ripe with passion and this game looked set to be no different. Palace was yet to score or win in their previous 7 outings this season, while Chelsea …
Chelsea vs West Brom Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea’s Premier League clash against West Brom will certainly prove to be a test as they are monitoring the fitness of two of their star men battling to recover from injury. Chelsea striker Diego Costa is doubtful to face West Brom on Wednesday, while Eden Hazard could also be absent for the next two weeks. Costa netted in Chelsea's 2-0 FA Cup third round win over Scunthorpe United on Sunday before limping off in the final minutes. West Bromwich Albion …
Who's the Best Left back? Azpilicueta v Monreal v Rose v Cresswell

Who's the Best Left back? Azpilicueta v Monreal v Rose v Cresswell

There are a number of good left backs, with many of them being English, in the Premier League. It is a position that can be ignored at times, but the likes of Leighton Baines can sometimes have a telling impact on a match. The full back used to be a player who operated purely for defensive reasons, but now they are expected to have a high work rate and be able to run up and down the pitch. They must …
Chelsea Maintain Lead after Tactical Stalemate with Manchester City

Chelsea Maintain Lead after Tactical Stalemate with Manchester City

Manchester City and Chelsea shared the points at Stamford Bridge in a game that saw chances come at a premium with both teams entering the game with the motto: “Do not lose.” Loic Remy, who replaced Diego Costa who is out with a three game ban, made the breakthrough with David Silva equalising for the Citizens. It is still a long way to go but Chelsea will be more content with the point than the reigning champions who wasted an …
Majestic Chelsea Maintain Lead | Match Analysis: Chelsea 2 West Ham 0

Majestic Chelsea Maintain Lead | Match Analysis: Chelsea 2 West Ham 0

Chelsea pulled off another magnificent performance at Stamford Bridge to maintain their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League. First half goal from the captain John Terry put the Blues ahead with Diego Costa getting o n the scoresheet in the second to finish off Sam Allardyce’s men, but the scoreline did not reflect the full extent of Chelsea’s domination throughout the game. The Blues have recovered well from the festive period and all the good food. They were …