Kante, Hazard and Cuadrado: What can Chelsea fans expect this season?

Kante, Hazard and Cuadrado: What can Chelsea fans expect this season?

After last season's awful Premier League display, Chelsea fans will be hoping to do a u-turn and compete for a European place once again. Antonio Conte's arrival has sparked excitement in London and Blues fans will be expecting the Italian to stabilize the squad and bring some much needed expertise to Stamford Bridge. The new boss has already been hard at work throughout the summer, experimenting with his squad and bringing in N'Golo Kante from Leicester City to strengthen his …
Conte at Chelsea - What Formation Will He Play?

Conte at Chelsea - What Formation Will He Play?

Not many managers in world football get as passionate, aggressive and consumed as much as the Italy manager – and Chelsea’s new manager – Antoine Conte. Watching Conte in action against Spain particularly- a memorable game where amused onlookers saw him leaping on to the top of the dugout to celebrate victory - it has become pretty obvious that the Premier League will become a lot more intense and entertaining. In fact, Conte already looks ready to upset a few …
A Look at Pedro's Failure to Replicate His Barcelona Form

A Look at Pedro's Failure to Replicate His Barcelona Form

Pedro Rodriguez, formerly Barcelona’s man behind the shadows and one of Guardiola’s favourite players, has always been someone who has delivered the goods with consistency, whatever the situation may be. However, with the arrival of Luis Suarez, Pedro found playing time limited and that had him looking for a move abroad. With a move to Manchester United scrapped thanks to negative feedback from his former teammate Victor Valdes, Pedro moved to Chelsea as Jose Mourinho’s last gamble in the transfer …
Mourinho: The Reasons Behind his Sacking

Mourinho: The Reasons Behind his Sacking

Jose Mourinho is the archetypal Marmite type of person, you either love him or you loathe him, there is not much in between. Jose was unceremoniously dumped by Chelsea a mere seven months after winning his 3rd and Chelsea's 4th Premier League (Ancelotti having won the other one). The problems at Chelsea started in pre-season, Jose decided to allow his players an extra week off, because he felt they were jaded at the end of the 14/15 season because of …
The Malaise at Chelsea

The Malaise at Chelsea

There seems to be little rhyme or reason to Jose Mourinho's decision making thus far. A team overly reliant upon the jaw dropping excellence of Eden Hazard last season has been relegated to mid-table mediocrity. Some analysts point to a third season syndrome suggesting Jose's teams at Chelsea (first time) and Real Madrid all struggled in their 3rd season. What is apparent is that players appear to be playing within themselves. It can be no coincidence Eden Hazard has 3 …
West Ham vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

West Ham vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

After Saturday's humbling at home to Crystal Palace, West Ham fans won't be looking forward to their next London derby, this time against title chasers Chelsea. The Hammers are in danger of slipping into mid-table mediocrity after a promising start to the season, and have picked up just three points from a possible fifteen in their last five matches. Chelsea on the other hand will approach the match full of confidence after their League Cup win over Spurs on Sunday. …
Chelsea vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

League leaders Chelsea host relegation threatened Burnley on Saturday in what could turn out to be an easy work out for this in-form Blues squad. While Jose Mourinho’s men have garnered an imperious 13 points out of the possible 15 over the last 5 match-days, Burnley have managed to scrap a paltry 4 points over the same period of time. Sitting atop the Table with a healthy lead of 7 points, the London side will be keen to strengthen their …
Who Should Start for Chelsea? Cuadrado and Willian Comparison

Who Should Start for Chelsea? Cuadrado and Willian Comparison

Jose Mourinho has once again overseen some excellent business as Chelsea moved on Andre Schurrle and Mohammed Salah to bring in Juan Cuadrado, and in the process increase competition in his squad. Willian was comfortably first choice at Stamford Bridge, but the arrival of Cuadrado raises doubts over who will start alongside Oscar and Eden Hazard. Willian's performance against Everton was one of his best for a number of months and a reason for this may have been the increased …
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