Chelsea’s Lukaku Dilemma: “The Daniel Sturridge Redux”

Chelsea’s Lukaku Dilemma: “The Daniel Sturridge Redux”

What has six legs, takes about 200 minutes to score a goal, and will be permanently changing their Stamford Bridge address this summer? Give up? The collective skills of Chelsea forwards Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres, and Demba Ba. [caption id="attachment_51589" align="aligncenter" width="509"] Current Chelsea strike force of Eto'o, Ba, Torres (left to right)[/caption] That’s probably not humorous to many—but the productivity number is accurate and the forecast is a good bet. It’s embarrassing that Chelsea’s top scorer is their brilliant …
The Steel in Chelsea's Midfield: Nemanja Matic | Stats Profile

The Steel in Chelsea's Midfield: Nemanja Matic | Stats Profile

Chelsea must be regretting their decision of letting their Serbian midfielder go to Benfica back in 2011, because now Nemanja Matic is a crucial part of their midfield, breaking up play, reading the game and with the ability of picking a pass, the ex-Benfica player is the complete midfielder Jose Mourinho desperately needed. It is estimated that Chelsea lost £17m on buying back Matic (arrived in January for £22m/€25m) - not smart business, but it was an acquisition that was required …
Chelsea 2 Crystal Palace 1 | Post Match Analysis

Chelsea 2 Crystal Palace 1 | Post Match Analysis

Player Performance Analysis | Oscar Vs West Ham

Player Performance Analysis | Oscar Vs West Ham

International games have come and gone, and this weekend the Premier League returned. Chelsea were hoping that Oscar took his fine form into their game against West Ham after two outstanding displays for Brazil with wins against Chile and Honduras. After their last two Premier League games, Chelsea fans have been left disappointed and a win over a rival London team surely would give them something to be happy about again. And the players, especially Lampard and Oscar, came up …
Will Mourinho Regret Letting Lukaku Go? Compared to Chelsea Strikers

Will Mourinho Regret Letting Lukaku Go? Compared to Chelsea Strikers

After seeing Romulu Lukaku terrorise the Newcastle United defence, Chelsea fans must be wondering why Jose Mourinho let him go out on loan when they desperately need a goal-scorer themselves. Their own strike force of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba has failed to impress so far this season as they have failed to score a single goal between them. Meanwhile the young Belgian striker has netted three times for Everton in their last two matches. If the Chelsea …
Samuel Eto'o Statistical Analysis Vs Everton & Personal Highlights

Samuel Eto'o Statistical Analysis Vs Everton & Personal Highlights

Chelsea slumped to a frustrating 1 - 0 defeat against Everton at the weekend, despite having the lion’s share of possession and opportunities to score. It leaves them level on points with Manchester United and ManchesterCity after four games, in which time Chelsea have only scored 4 goals – none of which have come from their strikers. Those 4 goals are two less than what Manchester Untied have scored and half of what Arsenal and ManchesterCity have managed in the …
Chelsea Transfer Round-Up and Squad Evaluation | Stats

Chelsea Transfer Round-Up and Squad Evaluation | Stats

Chelsea enter the new season having experience many highs and lows in the one that proceeded it. From crashing out of the Champions League, to the arrival of Rafa Benitez, to Lampard breaking the club goal scoring record and finally to winning the Europa League, Chelsea fans went through every emotion. This summer they’ve been very active in this transfer window, both in departures and arrivals, and most significantly the special one has returned. Now an evaluation is needed of …
Newcastle United 3 Chelsea 2 | In-Depth Match Stats

Newcastle United 3 Chelsea 2 | In-Depth Match Stats

Newcastle United continued their revival with back-to-back wins, this time despatching Rafa Beintez's troubled Chelsea. On the half hour mark Ramires could easily have been sent off but was only given a yellow card by Howard Webb. Newcastle took the lead in the first half through Jonas Gutierrez's goal before half time whilst Chelsea lost Demba Ba to a boot to the face from former team-mate and captain Coloccini! Chelsea began the second half brilliantly and battled back to deservedly …
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