Chelsea vs Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea will need to get back to winning ways on Saturday, with the race to qualify for next season's Champions League heating up. They welcome Watford to Stamford Bridge, who are low on confidence. This is a big test of Frank Lampard and the inexperienced manager will be hoping to show that he can get things back on course following a very poor performance at West Ham. The spending done already shows that the Blues are looking to become title …
Which Team Will Finish In Fourth In The Premier League?

Which Team Will Finish In Fourth In The Premier League?

The action is heating up in the Premier League, with the battle to finish in the top four likely to be one of the most interesting aspects over the final weeks of the season. Liverpool and Manchester City are certainties for a top-four finish, while Leicester City also looks to be solid in the top four. The final place will be decided over the final eight rounds, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers the leading sides. Many of the …
Chelsea vs Manchester City | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Manchester City | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This is the standout fixture from the midweek round of matches, with Chelsea looking to make a statement against Manchester City. Although the visitors have been excellent since the restart, they have an FA Cup tie at the weekend and they may choose to rest key players in this fixture. Meanwhile, the Blues have the motivation to consolidate their position in the top four, with Champions League football crucial to their development under Frank Lampard. This will be a good …
Aston Villa vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea will restart their Premier League campaign with a trip to face Aston Villa. The hosts have already played once, which could give them a slight advantage as they have experience of the new conditions. That said, their fitness will be pushed to the maximum with two matches in a matter of days. It remains to be seen whether their earlier match with Sheffield United helps them or not on Sunday. These teams have very differing aims, but they will …
Tammy Abraham will be facing increased scrutiny when Chelsea return

Tammy Abraham will be facing increased scrutiny when Chelsea return

It has emerged that Chelsea are now frontrunners to sign Timo Werner, ahead of Liverpool. The Mirror report that they have offered the RB Leipzig striker a contract worth £200,000 per week, which underlines how highly Frank Lampard rates the forward. Last week, I analysed why Liverpool should sign the German international. His goal involvement and underlying numbers clearly rank him as one of the best and most consistent players in the Bundesliga. For a deeper analysis, please go back …
Do Not Expect Bundesliga Starlets To Hit Ground Running

Do Not Expect Bundesliga Starlets To Hit Ground Running

In the middle of May, football returned to Germany with a surreal Rivierderby. In a match estimated to be the most-watched league fixture in the country’s history, Borussia Dortmund thumped Schalke 04 in playing conditions without precedent. It also provided the larger world with more glimpses of Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho, two players heavily linked with moves to the Premier League in the near future. The performances since of these two players, along with Timo Werner of RB Leipzig …
Aston Villa vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

*Update* It's increasingly likely that this fixture will not go ahead after the news that Hudson-Odoi now has the Corona Virus. It is expected that the Premier League will be suspending all football very soon. The rest of the season is in doubt due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but Premier League games will be played for the foreseeable future. Chelsea will be keen to secure their position in the top four with a victory this weekend, in the fear …
Chelsea vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea are welcoming Carlo Ancelotti back to the club on Sunday, as Everton travel to Stamford Bridge. For the visitors, they will need a victory to keep their slim hopes of Champions League qualification alive. They are currently eight points below the Blues, but they have been somewhat unlucky during recent weeks. For the hosts, they will be looking over their shoulders, with a clutch of teams still in the running to catch them. A recent improvement at home will …
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