Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Pre-Season Wrap-Up and Season Preview

Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Pre-Season Wrap-Up and Season Preview

This week’s column will start by wrapping-up the last two pre-season results, highlighting the positives, and previewing the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign. The Blues played two matches last week, the Champions Cup final against Real Madrid and a club friendly against Roma, which ended their pre-season campaign in the USA. Jose Mourinho’s side were unable to beat his former club Real Madrid in the final on Wednesday, which resulted in a 3-1 victory for the La Liga side, thanks to …
Carmille's Chelsea Column: Jose's Homecoming & Demanding Schedule

Carmille's Chelsea Column: Jose's Homecoming & Demanding Schedule

This week’s column will discuss the return of Mourinho to Stamford Bridge, his accolades with the Blues, as well as discuss Chelsea’s busy start to the 2013/2014 season. “Jose Mourinho, Jose Mourinho” echoed across Stamford Bridge on Sunday as the newly reappointed Chelsea manager made his way toward the home dugout for his first competitive match of the season at Stamford  Bridge. “We are the happy ones”, “Welcome home Jose” posters were seen throughout the crowds. For the first time …
Is Gareth Bale Worth Madrid's (Rejected) Transfer Fee? Bale Vs Hazard

Is Gareth Bale Worth Madrid's (Rejected) Transfer Fee? Bale Vs Hazard

How much is Gareth Bale really worth? Is he worth the £50 million that Real Madrid offered for him, or is Tottenham right to stand firm amount the £80 million mark? It’s a few questions that people have been asking for about a week or so, and now those questions have an answer. It’s hard to find another winger in the EPL who stacks up against Gareth Bale from a statistical standpoint, but there’s one player who comes very close: …
EPL Talking Points | van Persie, Hazard, Guzan, Gardner, & de Guzman

EPL Talking Points | van Persie, Hazard, Guzan, Gardner, & de Guzman

Welcome to a weekly article on EPLIndex.com examining some of the statistical Talking-Points from the Premier League fixture week. This week Karsten looks at van Persie's drought, the supreme Eden Hazard, Guzan Vs Given, stalwart Craig Garner and De Guzman's passing. All of the Talking Points are below. van Persie Again Fails to Net For the sixth time in Manchester United’s last seven fixtures Robin van Persie failed to find the net leading to a flood of drought proclamations from …
Manchester United 2 Chelsea 2 | FA Cup Match Report

Manchester United 2 Chelsea 2 | FA Cup Match Report

Manchester United came out strong and dominated the first half against Chelsea. However, Rafa Benitez made some astute tactical changes and altered the flow of the match in favor of his side. In the second half, nearly all traffic was flowing against Manchester United's goal, and Chelsea nearly walked away with a 3-2 victory. United Formation After being benched against Real Madrid during the week, Wayne Rooney returned to United's starting eleven, playing in an attacking midfield role behind Javier …
QPR 0 Chelsea 0 - Tactical Match Analysis

QPR 0 Chelsea 0 - Tactical Match Analysis

The QPR V Chelsea game had plenty of drama surrounding it due to the high profile case with John Terry and Anton Ferdinand race case. Once again the handshake didn't happen  and it is obvious it probably never will. QPR (4-4-2 ) V CHELSEA (4-3-3) LINE UPS: The Game The game was a close fought match with both teams having chances (Chelsea had more). It is obvious that both teams defensively need work. Chelsea last season were giving away sloppy …
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