Chelsea vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Chelsea vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Chelsea have shown positive signs under Frank Lampard, with youth players being given a chance and an attacking brand of football being implemented. However, they have shown some vulnerabilities defensively and the concerns over his lack of experience remain. Last weekend, they collapsed against Manchester United, with the space being offered to the home side being a huge problem picked up by Jose Mourinho in the post-match analysis. They struggled with pace on the counter-attack, which is why this weekend's …
Liverpool Vs Chelsea | UEFA Super Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Chelsea | UEFA Super Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool are going play in a final (of sorts) in Istanbul. Liverpool are going to play Chelsea in Europe. Both these statements when said in isolation, are loaded with meaning and memories for the Reds. They will get to relive the memories of both those statements when they play in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday night. Yes, the venue is not the Ataturk Stadium where Liverpool scripted the most miraculous of Champions League wins. Wednesday’s game is set to …
Martial's performance vindicated Manchester United's decision to sell Lukaku

Martial's performance vindicated Manchester United's decision to sell Lukaku

Manchester United started the season with a very positive result as they thrashed top-six rivals, Chelsea, scoring four goals in the process. The scoreline was arguably harsh on the visitors, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side capitalised on the tactical flaws displayed by Frank Lampard in his first game in charge of the Blues. There are similarities that can be drawn between the two clubs, due to adored former players being in the dugout. However, the quality in the forward line …
Mason Mount should be this season's breakout star at Chelsea

Mason Mount should be this season's breakout star at Chelsea

Mason Mount is a player that Chelsea supporters have been excited about for long time. It has been hoped that he would be the next success story to emerge from the club's excellent youth academy. In recent years, the path to the first-team has been blocked, due to the high standards of the club. However, two recent disappointments for the Blues has provided a huge opportunity to the English midfielder. The first was the transfer ban, which prevents the club …
Eden Hazard Bids Adieu to Chelsea: A Galactico Leaves the Premier League

Eden Hazard Bids Adieu to Chelsea: A Galactico Leaves the Premier League

The quality of football in most leagues across the world can be represented best by a handful of players who somehow become synonymous with the league they have been playing in. Think of La Liga and you get an image of Lionel Messi in your head. One year back, Ronaldo’s image would have accompanied the Argentine’s image. Similarly, when someone mentions the English Premier League, or when a video commercial of the EPL airs anywhere in the world, one of …
Chelsea will regret under-appreciating Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea will regret under-appreciating Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri has never been fully settled at Chelsea. He arrived late last summer and there has been scepticism regarding his coaching ability from both supporters and the media. However, he managed to deliver a top-four finish and a Europa League triumph in his first season. The Blues will have higher ambitions, but there is no doubting that the Italian coach has laid good foundations from which to build on. That is why Friday's news that he could be on …
Maurizio Sarri – The Right Man At The Wrong Club

Maurizio Sarri – The Right Man At The Wrong Club

Time. How often do football managers invoke the need for more of that precious commodity to do their jobs? A philosophy developed over years and possibly decades needs an extended period of time to be that all-pervasive influence that courses through the veins of every person at a football club. One might tire of it eventually as was the case with Wengerball at Arsenal but the biggest nightmare for a manager is for the ideology to be rejected before an …
Chelsea vs Burnley Preview | Interesting Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea vs Burnley Preview | Interesting Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea have an opportunity to move back into the top four on Monday night. They are welcoming Burnley to Stamford Bridge, a team who more or less secured their safety last weekend against Cardiff City. It is a game that the home side should be winning. It won't be straight forward though, as the visitors have been much improved since the turn of the calendar year. They will go into the game with nothing to lose and that makes them …
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