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 …
Unai Emery's First Season Ends in Disaster

Unai Emery's First Season Ends in Disaster

Arsenal had a chance to win their first European Trophy (outside of the now-defunct Fairs Cup and Cup Winners Cup) on Wednesday. Instead, they fell apart losing 4-1 to London rivals Chelsea and cemented Unai Emery's first season in charge as an unmitigated disaster. Emery was appointed Arsenal manager a little over a year ago. He was given a mandate for this season when he was hired; get Arsenal back into the Champions League. Their defeat in Baku ended any …
Arsenal vs Chelsea | Europa League Final Preview

Arsenal vs Chelsea | Europa League Final Preview

Arsenal's entire season comes down to this single game. If they win and get back into the Champions League, this season can be considered a success. It's an absolute failure if they don't. They choked away a chance at the Champions League in the Premier League, they cannot afford to do that again by losing this game. Chelsea already have Champions League secured, but their manager could find himself on his way out anyway. Maurizio Sarri's future has been in …
Fraser could be a risk worth taking for Arsenal

Fraser could be a risk worth taking for Arsenal

Arsenal will be waiting to see what happens on Wednesday before deciding on their transfer strategy for the summer. A victory over Chelsea in the Europa League final will clinch a Champions League spot for next season, which will provide a huge boost to both their transfer budget and reputation. Until their fate has been decided, transfer rumours in the media need to be treated with caution. One of the main rumours to emerge regarding the Gunners has been a …
Chelsea vs Watford Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

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

Chelsea are currently in 4th position with only two weeks of the Premier League season to go, which means that a top-four finish is within their grasp. This weekend, they welcome Watford to Stamford Bridge, in what will be a very difficult match for them. The Blues have hardly been convincing in the Premier League recently taking only two points from their last three matches. Meanwhile, Watford have avoided their usual drop-off after Christmas and are one win away from …
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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