What's the Mata asks Mourinho

What's the Mata asks Mourinho

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has spoken about want away attacker Juan Mata and his desire to keep the Spaniard at the club beyond this January's transfer window. Following yesterday's 3-0 victory away at Southampton, Mourinho was forced to talk about Mata after the Spaniard reacted angrily to being substituted in the 53rd minute of the game. ‘I don’t want him to go, that is my opinion and that is my wish – but my door is open,’ he said. ‘The …
Chelsea V Liverpool Preview | Team News, Key Men Hazard V Suarez Stats

Chelsea V Liverpool Preview | Team News, Key Men Hazard V Suarez Stats

Sunday afternoon brings us yet another mouth-watering clash at the top of the Premier League table - this time it’s Chelsea and Liverpool going to battle for the right to call themselves title contenders. Although Liverpool headed into this season as top four hopefuls, they've actually turned themselves into potential title contenders with fantastic performances at White Hart Lane and the Etihad Stadium. The 5-0 rout of Spurs was Liverpool’s finest performances from recent seasons but the 2-1 loss to …
Player Performance Analysis | Eden Hazard Vs Palace

Player Performance Analysis | Eden Hazard Vs Palace

After some spotty form earlier in the season, Eden Hazard has been back to his fantastic best in recent weeks.  Having a strong debut season in England, Hazard's form since has been a little patchy.  Against Crystal Palace, Hazard was superb and showed what he can really do when he is on form.  Chelsea went into a game where they should win but, Palace has had a bit of a revival under Tony Pulis and gave Chelsea a very tough …
Chelsea Vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Players & Stats

Chelsea Vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Players & Stats

A second successive trip to London awaits Southampton as they face a Chelsea side who are on the back of a second defeat to Basel in their midweek Champions League clash. Chelsea have yet to hit top form on a consistent basis and find themselves in tricky period. Fortunately for them, their title rivals are having troubles too and the experience in the side is helping to get the results despite not performing to the best of their abilities. A …
West Ham 0 Chelsea 3 | Post Match Analysis

West Ham 0 Chelsea 3 | Post Match Analysis

In the absence of Andy Carroll through long term injury, West Ham again opted to pack the midfield in a 4-6-0, with Kevin Nolan, who occasionally ventured forward providing the Hammers’ biggest goal threat on the night, alongside emerging star Ravel Morrison, who accompanied him in a more attack minded four, Stewart Downing and Joe Cole making up foursome on either side. And yet packing the midfield didn’t pay dividends for Sam Allardyce’s side, having only 45% of the possession …
Becca's PL Round-Up: Big Decisions, Everton 3 Liverpool 3, Man City Hit 6

Becca's PL Round-Up: Big Decisions, Everton 3 Liverpool 3, Man City Hit 6

A dramatic and significant weekend of fixtures in the Premier kicked off with the eagerly-anticipated Merseyside derby, and it was even more pulsating than expected. End to end drama concluded with goals from Suarez, Coutinho, Sturridge, Mirallas and two from Lukaku meant that the match ended 3-3 at Goodison Park. Big saves from Simon Mignolet kept the Reds in the game, after they were leading 2-1 with 2o minutes gone in the first half. After Everton drawing level to make …
West Ham Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

West Ham Vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

After a week off due to a few rounds of international matches, normal service is resumed this weekend with Chelsea making the short trip over to Upton Park to face West Ham United. Chelsea have not been at their best in the last few games and scrapped a draw against West Brom with a last minute penalty last time out. With many of their players coming back from international duty all over world, West Ham will want to catch Chelsea …
Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Hazard, David Luiz and Jose’s Preferred XI

Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Hazard, David Luiz and Jose’s Preferred XI

This week’s column will discuss the issue surrounding Chelsea’s preferred XI and in doing so will focus on Eden Hazard and David Luiz. Could the talent at Jose Mourinho’s disposal be causing more harm than good? Chelsea endured a week of fantastic results, rising to second on the domestic league after a late victory over Manchester City and a Capital One Cup victory over Arsenal, only to be disappointed by a dismal and uncharacteristically lacklustre display at St James’ Park …
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