Should Arsenal Change their Goalkeeper this Summer?

Should Arsenal Change their Goalkeeper this Summer?

2015 has been a very positive year for Arsenal.  They've gone on their longest winning run since the Invincibles, won at both the Etihad and Old Trafford, are currently 10 games unbeaten, and are in control of their own destiny in the race for second.  Yet, for all that positivity, there is still room for improvement.  Even if they win their game in hand, they will be 10 points behind champions Chelsea.  That shows despite improvement from the gunners, there …
January Transfers That Would Make Sense for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Spurs and City

January Transfers That Would Make Sense for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Spurs and City

It has come again, The January transfer window. The time of the year full of speculations, rumours, false reports, great expectations, surprises and large sums of money spent by football clubs all over the world. Although not as popular among managers and clubs as the summer window, it represents an opportunity for clubs to address long term injuries suffered by key players and to strengthen the squad if any weaknesses come to the surface in the first half of the …
Sunderland v Chelsea 13-14 | What did Chelsea fans think?

Sunderland v Chelsea 13-14 | What did Chelsea fans think?

Saturday afternoon sees Chelsea travel north to Sunderland, a game that that thrilled fans and neutrals alike last season, ending in a 3-4 win for the visitors, Eden Hazard scoring twice to lead the Blues to victory, having initially been behind to the Black Cats. To see how Chelsea fans may be thinking about this game, we looked at the Beat Your Manager! Fantasy Football data from this fixture last season, to see what players were picked for the lineup. …
Who Should Be Chelsea Number One Next Season?

Who Should Be Chelsea Number One Next Season?

Chelsea face a huge dilemma going into next season, for the first time since 2004/5 they have genuine competition for Petr Cech. On that occasion the Czech was the young goalkeeper challenging the then established Carlo Cudicini, but now he is the one being threatened by Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian arrived at the club in 2011, but he has been on loan at Atletico for three seasons. It looks like it is finally time for him to come back to …
Chelsea 3 Southampton 1 | Post Match Tactical Analysis

Chelsea 3 Southampton 1 | Post Match Tactical Analysis

They say attack is the best form of defence. Southampton certainly proved that old adage right, scoring a goal inside 16 seconds, partly through a defensive lapse in concentration from Michael Essien, and to a lesser extent, Petr Cech, but through Rodriguez’s rapid pressing from the off, a feature of Southampton’s game since the arrival of Pochettino, and this plan paid dividends immediately, Southampton’s all action pressure was rewarded, albeit with the help of a defensive lapse through Michael Essien. …
Is Cech Still Good Enough For Chelsea? Stats

Is Cech Still Good Enough For Chelsea? Stats

Petr Cech was once the best goalkeeper in the world in my opinion. During Mourinho's first spell and especially between 2004-6, Cech was consistently keeping clean sheets and making incredible saves to win Chelsea trophy after trophy. Since his fractured skull injury he has never been the same goalkeeper but he has remained Chelsea's first choice goalkeeper. This is mainly due to a lack of competition at Chelsea. However after letting a very tame Sessegnon shot past him on Saturday, …
Can Friedel Survive Villas-Boas at Tottenham? Compared to Petr Cech

Can Friedel Survive Villas-Boas at Tottenham? Compared to Petr Cech

Brad Friedel is a survivor. The American international has started every Premier League match for his club side since the start of the 2004-05 season with Blackburn Rovers and holds the EPL record for most consecutive appearances - a run he maintained  through moves to Aston Villa and Tottenham. He played for the United States Men's National Team 82 times before his retirement from International football in 2005.   Born May 18, 1971, Friedel will turn 42 at the end of the …
Newcastle v Chelsea | Match Stats Report

Newcastle v Chelsea | Match Stats Report

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