Mourinho - Getting The Balance Right

Mourinho - Getting The Balance Right

It was bound to happen eventually. The arrival of Jose Mourinho at Chelsea this summer, coupled with their transfer activity prompted many to claim the title would be contested between Manchester City and Chelsea. After an indifferent start, Chelsea are starting to show the squad strength that little others can boast in the Premier League. Many felt that it would be too hard for a manager to get the selection balance right between so many players. If there was one …
Jose Mourinho - Then And Now - The Differences

Jose Mourinho - Then And Now - The Differences

The Special Happy One Jose Mourinho’s return to Chelsea F.C. was a big story in the offseason, and could just be the biggest coaching change during the summer break. While his first tenure at the club was a standout success, his second is meeting with jitters right from the off-set. Be it shocking results away from home or the players sidelined individually due to performance and adaptation issues, this time things look a wee bit too different for Jose Mourinho than the last …
Most Complete Player So Far in 13/14? Ramsey Vs Hazard Vs Paulinho Vs Toure

Most Complete Player So Far in 13/14? Ramsey Vs Hazard Vs Paulinho Vs Toure

Arsenal continued their good form and notched up their 12th away win in a row and a record equalling 8th away PL win in a row. Chelsea and Tottenham played out a draw, losing points. The two Manchester clubs suffered shock defeats and the Red Devils are off to their worst start in over a decade. Arsenal lead the league table, followed by Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea. Southampton and Manchester City occupy the 5th and 6th places respectively and complete …
Chelsea Vs Fulham Match Preview | Team News, Key Players & Stats

Chelsea Vs Fulham Match Preview | Team News, Key Players & Stats

In a weekend when the Manchester derby is the main attraction, there is another derby going on in West London. Chelsea need to bounce back, as three defeats on the trot is not an option, especially for a Mourinho outfit. However Fulham always give a good performance against their West London rivals, so it should be interesting to watch this weekend. Furthermore, both sides are coming into the match in poor form, as Chelsea have failed to win in their …
Liverpool 2 Chelsea 2 | The Good, the Bad & the Ugly from Suarez

Liverpool 2 Chelsea 2 | The Good, the Bad & the Ugly from Suarez

A game mired with controversy couldn’t produce a win for either side at Anfield today, as Liverpool drew 2-2 with top four hopefuls Chelsea. Oscar opened the scoring for Chelsea when he headed the ball in from a corner. Daniel Sturridge equalised for Liverpool early in the second half with a cool finish. Eden Hazard fired Chelsea back into the lead a few minutes later when he scored from the penalty spot. Luis Suarez dramatically levelled proceedings in stoppage time …
Mourinho taking tough stance on discipline

Mourinho taking tough stance on discipline

Chelsea have been marred with disciplinary problems over the last few years and as a result have provided rival fans with ammunition to use against them. Returning manager Jose Mourinho has warned this must end if the players wish to appear in the first team during his tenure. In the six years since Mourinho was last at Stamford Bridge, various Chelsea players have endured disciplinary lapses both on and off the pitch. Certain players have faced accusations of having affairs …
Top 5 Final Third Passers 2012/13 | Stats Comparison

Top 5 Final Third Passers 2012/13 | Stats Comparison

Creativity is a crucial element in any successful side so it won't surprise you that the five players who made the most final third passes (FTP) last season came from top six clubs. These players are Santi Cazorla (1265 FTP); David Silva (973 FTP); Juan Mata (929 FTP); Steven Pienaar (890 FTP) and Eden Hazard (874 FTP). People will expect to see the three Spanish number tens leading the way with their defence opening through balls being a common sight …
Carmille's Chelsea Column: Top Performers & Chelsea Vs Madrid Preview

Carmille's Chelsea Column: Top Performers & Chelsea Vs Madrid Preview

This week’s column will discuss who has stood out in this week’s pre-season matches, preview the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup and foresee what lies ahead for the Blues as pre-season draws to a close. The past week saw Chelsea take on Inter Milan Thursday in the first round of the Champions Cup, where the Blues emerged victorious through a glorious Oscar goal and a well struck Hazard penalty. On Sunday, Chelsea beat AC Milan in the second …
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