Chelsea vs Leeds United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Leeds United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea have been in excellent form of late, with Frank Lampard's team emerging as an outside challenger for the league title. This weekend, the Blues' manager will be reigniting his rivalry with Marcelo Bielsa, as they host Leeds United. The pair were involved in the infamous 'Spygate' incident during Lampard's time in charge of Derby County. During that Championship season, Leeds managed to win both of the league matches, but Lampard had the final laugh, as he knocked them out …
Newcastle United vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Newcastle United vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The early kick-off sees Chelsea travel to face Newcastle United. In this fixture last season, the visitors dominated possession for long periods, but failed to make it count. Steve Bruce's men managed to get a late winner through Isaac Hayden and it was a result that eased their relegation fears before the lockdown. They will be hoping that they can spring another surprise this weekend. During the international break, there is a growing feeling that the away side could be …
Chelsea vs Sheffield United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Sheffield United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

There have been seeds of encouragement at Stamford Bridge since the international break. Chelsea have lost only once this season, but the most pleasing development for Frank Lampard has been the improvement at the back. They have five successive clean sheets and the arrival of Edouard Mendy has been crucial in that. On Saturday, they host Sheffield United, one of three Premier League teams without a victory. A victory this weekend will put them into a great position and the …
Burnley vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea face a challenging trip to face an improving Burnley team, just days after their Champions League victory against Krasnodar. The time that the Blues have to prepare for the fixture could prove an issue for them, especially when the long haul flights are factored in. This should give a chance to Burnley, who are yet to win a match this season. That said, they have conceded once in their last two matches and are beginning to get back to …
Manchester United vs Chelsea Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Chelsea Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This weekend will be huge for the managers of both sides, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces off against Frank Lampard at Old Trafford. This was the opening fixture of the 2019/20 campaign and Manchester United were convincing 4-0 winners. There were doubts about the two men's ability to take their respective clubs forward and those remain in some form. The start of the season hasn't been convincing for either and a victory over a rival would be huge. Likewise, a …
Reece James is the biggest positive of Chelsea's opening three matches

Reece James is the biggest positive of Chelsea's opening three matches

Reece James has been one of the standout individuals during a mixed start for Chelsea. Frank Lampard clearly trusts him to get forward and he has been given responsibility over the set pieces, which suggests he is set to remain a key member of the first team. However, the issue for the Blues is how to fit Cesar Azpilicueta back into the team. The club captain has been sidelined, but he came on at left-back on Saturday and his experience …
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea have had a mixed start to the season, which makes it important that they sign off with a victory before the international break. They are coming up against a Crystal Palace side that have already picked up one eye-catching victory away from home against Manchester United. It won't be an easy fixture for Frank Lampard's team, but it is one that they must pick up maximum points in to keep touch with the early leaders. A lot is expected …
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 3

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Matchweek 3

Another week in the books, a whole lot of controversy arising from multiple games and some of the worst defending the Premier League has ever seen. This season is shaping up to be very interesting for a number of reasons, not least of them the fact that Leicester, Everton and Aston Villa currently sit in the top four alongside Liverpool. Only Leicester and the Merseyside clubs have won three from three, with Villa sitting on two wins from two. Those …
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