Brendan Rodgers' Swift Fall From Grace

Brendan Rodgers' Swift Fall From Grace

It’s funny what a couple of months can do your managerial credentials. At the end of last season Brendan Rodgers was one of the bright lights of football management, a new potential inductee into the list of the world’s top bosses. Earmarked in his Swansea days as an up and comer among those plying their trade in the dugout, Rodger’s justified the scouting reports last season firing Liverpool out of the Premier League wilderness and inexplicably straight into title contention. …
A Guide: Zonal Marking On Corners | Tactical Analysis

A Guide: Zonal Marking On Corners | Tactical Analysis

Picture this scenario (disclaimer: not a fictional account of events - stolen from a particular match in 2005): You’re less than 180 seconds away from taking the cup final to penalties. It’s the game that nobody gave you and your disciples a hope in hell, even your players thought so - with their rational mindset anyway. But this is now, the 117th minute; 117 minutes of twists and turns. At half time you were 3-0 down, down and out. But …
The Crawl Back to the Top: Liverpool | Rodgers Vs Benitez Comparison

The Crawl Back to the Top: Liverpool | Rodgers Vs Benitez Comparison

Liverpool have been stuck in a dark era now for over 20 years, where the one shining light has been Istanbul in 2005, the only night the fans can truly say the club has been where it is supposed to be. Of course there has been plenty of domestic success during this time, however it is safe to say nobody at the club will be satisfied until winning the Premier League is a reality and realistic objective on a regular …
Juan Mata vs Gareth Bale Stats | Chelsea Vs Spurs Preview

Juan Mata vs Gareth Bale Stats | Chelsea Vs Spurs Preview

Chelsea 2 Swansea 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Chelsea 2 Swansea 0 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

With Spurs having drawn and Arsenal about to face Man Utd, Chelsea were in an ideal position to secure a positive result, return to third place and add further pressure to their two rivals as they battle to finish in the top four. There was also the small matter of Chelsea having faced Swansea on three separate occasions this season and failed to win any of them. The revenge duly arrived but the collection of three points would have been …
Manchester United vs Chelsea | FA Cup Match Preview

Manchester United vs Chelsea | FA Cup Match Preview

Following Tuesday's hugely disappointing exit from the European Cup, Manchester United now have to fully focus their attention on the two remaining titles within their grasp, the Premier League and secondly the FA Cup. Next in line are Chelsea as the big games keep on coming for Manchester United. Can they beat Chelsea? Betting giant bwin have all the odds, why not bet on the game? Sir Alex Ferguson's men will have more than a statement to make following the controversial …
Didier Drog-Ba? Demba Ba v Romelu Lukaku v Didier Drogba

Didier Drog-Ba? Demba Ba v Romelu Lukaku v Didier Drogba

To the relief of Rafa Benitez, the imminent signing of in-form striker, Demba Ba (27), has just about done enough to overshadow Chelsea’s poor showing in the 1-0 defeat to QPR on Wednesday night. Chelsea remain 14 points adrift of league leaders, Manchester United, and despite having played one game less, their title aspirations look all but over. However, as a club in transition, Chelsea fans can be optimistic for the future. This season has seen the likes of Oscar …
West Ham United Vs Chelsea | Premier League Match Preview

West Ham United Vs Chelsea | Premier League Match Preview

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