The growth of Ramires for Chelsea

The growth of Ramires for Chelsea

Ramires is a player who when initially coming to Chelsea came under a lot of criticism, he seemed lightweight, some described him as a ‘headless chicken’, however his vast improvement in the second half of the season has continued in to this, he arguably looks like our best midfielder at the start of the season, he’s a good tackler of the ball and he makes some remarkable runs on the counter attack, this season the best example of that is …
Meireles | Where does he fit in at Chelsea?

Meireles | Where does he fit in at Chelsea?

At the end of the transfer window all Chelsea eyes were fixated on a potential move for Luka Modric, the saga of the summer some would argue, a battle of will between player and club, however when it came to it Raul Meireles was the player that eventually moved to Chelsea in a surprise £12m from Liverpool to Chelsea, some would argue that this isn’t the type of player Chelsea need however he is a player who is capable of …
Roy's West Brom | Pragmatic & Direct

Roy's West Brom | Pragmatic & Direct

When Chris Waddle offered West Brom his sympathy on live TV yesterday I shouted obscenities at the screen and told him to never patronise us again.  If you’re reading this Chris, forgive my overreaction, we’d just let in a second late decisive goal within a week and I was understandably irate. Credit to Roy Hodgson though that I was as irate as I was. Thanks to him my expectations in the team have increased; the mental goalposts have been moved. …
Rejuvenated Torres & a tiresome midfield

Rejuvenated Torres & a tiresome midfield

Chelsea v Stoke could be described as a good, old-fashioned tussle between two sides who were physical and direct, the game arguably was one of, as the old cliché goes, two halves. In the first Stoke caused Chelsea some problems with their physical nature and Chelsea couldn’t really create any clear cut chances, when it came to the second half however it was a whole different story, Chelsea could have easily had two penalties and hit the woodwork. One of …
Creativity lacking on opening weekend

Creativity lacking on opening weekend

A wholly underwhelming opening weekend produced 14 goals from 8 matches, a poor advert for the self-proclaimed ‘world’s most entertaining league’. This was typified at St James’ Park, where Arsenal and Newcastle played out a 0-0 draw after sharing 8 goals only six months ago. In that 4-4 thriller, no fewer than 27 chances were created; on Saturday that figure was only 11. Indeed, the entire league suffered a creativity setback in terms of chances created, the table below shows …
Old v New | Torres | A Breakdown

Old v New | Torres | A Breakdown

Fernando Torres transferred to Liverpool Football Club in 2007 from Atletico Madrid. A promising young starlet, Liverpool signed him for around £20M that year. In his first year for LFC, the 2007/2008 year Fernando Torres made a total of 41 club appearances including 29 EPL appearances, 11 UCL appearances and 1 FA Cup appearance. In all these appearances, Torres scored 31 goals, 24 of those in the Premiership, and tallied up 4 assists, 3 of those also in the Premiership. …
Stoke City/Chelsea - DejaVu?

Stoke City/Chelsea - DejaVu?

The second bore draw of the opening weekend of the EPL went down at the Britannia Stadium as Chelsea were held by Stoke City. The same fixture last season gave us a 1-1 draw, with Chelsea in the driving seat throughout, and Stoke being the solid outfit we’ve come to expect of them. Was it the same story this time round? Or did Stoke turn the tables and dominate the Pensioners this time around? Stoke City FC – Begovic; Wilson …
Is McEachran Ready to Make the Leap?

Is McEachran Ready to Make the Leap?

'That's Liam Brady!' yelled Ray Wilkins in excitement after seeing young Josh make a move reminiscent of the footballing great. McEachran, as a 15-year-old, was with the Chelsea side when they competed against Argentinian club side Racing, in an Under-17 encounter. Despite being one of the youngest players on the field that day, it didn't faze the youngster in the slightest. He continued to impress, stringing consistent after consistent performances and soon enough he was drafted into the first-team and made …
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