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 …
Should Samuel Eto'o Get A New Contract At Chelsea?

Should Samuel Eto'o Get A New Contract At Chelsea?

Chelsea have a much maligned strike force, but Samuel Eto'o has been a key player for them, scoring crucial goals against Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool. There have been doubts cast about the Eto'o's age, most prominently from manager Jose Mourinho, but surely he has the ability to carry on for two or three years yet? Chelsea are likely to buy a big name striker in the summer, which will increase competition in the current squad as none of the …
Chelsea’s Lukaku Dilemma: “The Daniel Sturridge Redux”

Chelsea’s Lukaku Dilemma: “The Daniel Sturridge Redux”

What has six legs, takes about 200 minutes to score a goal, and will be permanently changing their Stamford Bridge address this summer? Give up? The collective skills of Chelsea forwards Samuel Eto’o, Fernando Torres, and Demba Ba. [caption id="attachment_51589" align="aligncenter" width="509"] Current Chelsea strike force of Eto'o, Ba, Torres (left to right)[/caption] That’s probably not humorous to many—but the productivity number is accurate and the forecast is a good bet. It’s embarrassing that Chelsea’s top scorer is their brilliant …