Is There Really a “Campaign” Against Chelsea?

Is There Really a “Campaign” Against Chelsea?

Jose Mourinho really set oil on fire in his post-match interview following the Southampton game in December when he claimed there was a “clear campaign from referees, managers, other clubs and media against Chelsea”. This outburst retrospectively handed him a fine from the FA a few weeks ago. Like many others, I did not give those claims much importance and, rather associated them to Mourinho’s mind games ahead of the finish to the season. However the events of the past …
Will The Europa League Hinder Everton This Season?

Will The Europa League Hinder Everton This Season?

Every year the debate starts about how European football can affect teams, especially those who aren't used to the extra matches. This is a crucial reason I expect it to play a big part in Everton's season. Last season, they were admired for their fearless approach and attacking style of play, which brought in praise, especially for manager Roberto Martinez, but a shaky start to the season suggests that they could be in for an uncomfortable campaign, after picking up …
Everton Striker Target Analysis | Danny Welbeck or Samuel Eto'o

Everton Striker Target Analysis | Danny Welbeck or Samuel Eto'o

In less than a weeks time, the Transfer Window will shut and all clubs will no longer be aloud to sign anyone (and will end rubbish transfer rumours from tabloid newspapers)! There is still time however, and there are still issues with the Everton squad. Despite the signing of Romelu Lukaku, a back-up striker is needed and Roberto Martinez hasn't ruled out any deal towards the end of the window. There are two players who are being linked with a …
Cameroon vs Brazil Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

Cameroon vs Brazil Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

The 0-0 draw again Mexico was not written in the script for Brazil and their fans and they go into the last match in the group with a small chance that they may not make it to the next round. A loss to an already eliminated Cameroon, coupled with a draw in the match between Mexico and Croatia may knock Brazil out of the competition, which would be a travesty for the country and the tournament. Albeit is only a …
Cameroon Vs Croatia Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

Cameroon Vs Croatia Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

Croatia and Cameroon meet in the second round of Group A fixtures with both teams needing a result to keep their World Cup hopes alive after losing their first games to Brazil and Mexico respectively. A win for either team will give them a great chance to make it to the last 16, with the losing team knocked out of the tournament, making it a huge game in its importance. Croatia Croatia will count themselves very unlucky to come away …
Chelsea's Striker Issues | Compared to Mandzukic, Costa and Benzema

Chelsea's Striker Issues | Compared to Mandzukic, Costa and Benzema

Much has been said about Chelsea’s lack of a top quality centre forward this season. Despite having three who have scored goals at previous clubs and on the international stage in Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba, the London club have struggled for goals and this is widely believed to be the reason for their failure both domestically and in Europe this season. All 3 strikers have been in and out of the team, none of them really managing …
Swansea vs Chelsea Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

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

After their late victory over PSG in the Champions League, Chelsea head to Wales to play a Swansea City team hoping to all but confirm their survival in the Premier League. Swansea’s run of 1 win in 5 has meant they have failed to pull away from the relegation dogfight and are currently 6 points ahead of 18th placed Fulham. Despite this, fans and players alike will be confident they can avoid the drop with an relatively comfortable run-in after this …
New Top Club Strikers Compared: Eto'o, Remy, Negredo, Lukaku & Soldado

New Top Club Strikers Compared: Eto'o, Remy, Negredo, Lukaku & Soldado

During the summer transfer window, many of the top teams thought they had to bolster their attacking options somehow.  As a result, five of the top eight teams that have pulled away from the rest of the league invested in bringing in a new striker, whether permanently or on loan.  A big time goal scorer can make a teams season and not having one can break a season.  Chelsea brought in Samuel Eto'o, Tottenham have brought in Roberto Soldado, Manchester City brought in Alvaro …
Page: 1 2