Jorginho's Euro 2020 form shows why Chelsea must keep him

Jorginho's Euro 2020 form shows why Chelsea must keep him

It has been an excellent summer for Italy, but one of their most important players isn't native to the country. Jorginho has had a superb season for both club and country. With Chelsea, he lifted the Champions League. With Italy, he could follow that up with the European Championships. Despite being born in Brazil, the midfielder has developed in Italy, with spells at Napoli and Hellas Verona. It took him a while to break into the national team, with former …
Analysing Chelsea target Achraf Hakimi

Analysing Chelsea target Achraf Hakimi

Chelsea have their sights on their summer recruitment after an incredible Champions League win under two weeks ago. The Blues have been quick to extend the contract of Thomas Tuchel and they will back the German in the transfer market. Sky in Italy report that they have matched PSG's offer for Inter Milan wing-back Achraf Hakimi. The fee is believed to be £56.1 million. Although this is short of the Serie A champions' valuation of £68.8 million, there may be …
Elite Pre & In Game Management

Elite Pre & In Game Management

The English League and European campaigns are officially over. With two major finals now concluded, much can be made of the pre & in-game management of the four coaches involved. The pre-game selections aside, it can often take those decisive tactical alterations to sway a final. Rafa Benitez stands as a Liverpool legend for his miracle in Istanbul, and his 2005 Champions League win owes much to his in game management, when all seemed lost. Prior to the Europa League …
Analysing why Chelsea’s Reece James must go to the Euros

Analysing why Chelsea’s Reece James must go to the Euros

Reece James was one of the standout players during Chelsea’s Champions League final defeat of Manchester City. N’Golo Kante and Kai Havertz rightly stole the headlines, but their young English team-mate wasn’t far behind them on the night. During a week filled with speculation about the England right back position, James put his marker down on Saturday night. It will be hard for Gareth Southgate to now leave him out of the final 26. In the first half, James twice …
The Structure of Elite Teams

The Structure of Elite Teams

To finish 3rd in any given Premier League season is some feat. For Liverpool FC to have had so many injures, players missing the majority of the season & others forced into roles unfamiliar, is even more so commendable. When COVID-19 hit the UK some 16 months ago, Liverpool sat at the top table as arguably the greatest team on the planet. Fast forward to now, and the seasons close has resulted in sheer relief at achieving a top 4 …
Aston Villa vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea need to win on the final day of the season, as they travel to face Aston Villa. The Blues have their fate in their own hands, following a win against top four rivals Leicester City during the week. However, they will be wary of a Villa side that have been a threat to the big teams this season. In their last game, they beat Tottenham away from home and they will want to take momentum into next season with …
Chelsea vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Just days after the dramatic FA Cup final, Chelsea and Leicester City meet again, but this time, the focus will be on a top four finish. Although both teams are currently in the top four, Liverpool are looming and quickly building momentum. The current situation in the league means that any result opens the door for the Reds and puts their fate in their own hands. For Leicester, a draw would be enough to secure their position, while Chelsea need …
Chelsea vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

The FA Cup final is one of the highlights of the football calendar. Although some will claim it has lost some of its magic, it will be special for the supporters of Chelsea and Leicester City this weekend. There will be some fans back in the stadium to enjoy Brendan Rodgers and Thomas Tuchel both trying to win their first trophy at their clubs. The occasion is one to whet the appetite of Chelsea supporters, as they have a bigger …
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