Norwich 1 Chelsea 3 | Tactical Analysis

Norwich 1 Chelsea 3 | Tactical Analysis

Demba Ba replaced Fernando Torres for the visitors, the Spaniard serving his one game suspension for his sending off against Tottenham. Ramires returned to his more natural role alongside Frank Lampard in the double pivot. Juan Mata deputised on the right hand side in the Brazilian’s absence. Andre Schurrle retained his place in Jose Mourinho’s XI. Chelsea stuck with their now familiar 4231, and with the buccaneering runs of both Martin Olsson and Russell Martin, it is easy to see …
Premier League Managerial Changes: Do They Guarantee Success? Stats

Premier League Managerial Changes: Do They Guarantee Success? Stats

The twenty Premier League teams for next season are very close to being finalised, with the final place being decided this weekend in a £120m game between Crystal Palace & Watford.  Both clubs have had new managers in the last 10 months and both are (almost) reaping the rewards. This means that 15 of the 20 teams that will be competing in the Premier League next season will have changed their Manager in the previous 12 months: Manchester United Manchester …
Norwich 0 Chelsea 1 | Match Stats Report

Norwich 0 Chelsea 1 | Match Stats Report

Chelsea best Norwich by a single goal in a match that felt contained and calm. Chris Hughton’s side never looked too close to scoring. In fact, at times neither did Chelsea. It was only a magnificent long shot from Mata that gave Chelsea their three points. Chelsea rotated some members of their squad following their 8-0 massacre of Aston Villa at Stamford bridge. Frank Lampard sat on the bench to start and was replaced by John Obi Mikel. Eden Hazard …
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