Why Tammy Abraham’s early Chelsea form is sustainable

Why Tammy Abraham’s early Chelsea form is sustainable

Tammy Abraham has recovered from a challenging start to the season, in which he missed the decisive penalty during the European Super Cup against Liverpool. Following the match, the England international suffered racial abuse on social media and supporters were left questioning his capabilities as a top-six Premier League striker. These doubts have quickly been removed, as the 22-year-old has scored ten goals in the games that have followed, emerging as a golden boot contender in the process. Frank Lampard …
Chelsea vs Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Watford enter November without a victory and a relegation battle looms on the horizon. On Saturday, they welcome Chelsea to Vicarage Road, suggesting that it may get worse before it gets better. The Blues have been rampant away from home this season with 16 goals in their last four Premier League fixtures on the road. It seems that the players are more confident away from Stamford Bridge and benefit from the extra space afforded to them. That said, their defensive …
Chelsea vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

There are going to be two big Carabao Cup matches that dominate the proceedings this week, as four of the traditional Premier League top six face-off. Chelsea entertain Manchester United, as Frank Lampard and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aim to win their first trophies at their respective clubs. Although the latter has won competitions as a manager, a triumph in this competition would go a long way to convincing the doubters that he can compete at the highest level. The home side …
Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Chelsea face a tricky trip to St Mary’s Stadium as they attempt to put together a run of results to launch them into Champions League contention. It has been an encouraging, if inconsistent, start to life as a Premier League manager for Frank Lampard. The supporters have been excited by his team selections and the performances of many players. However, the board will want to see more consistency in results before this appointment can be considered a success. The match …
Kante’s fitness could define Chelsea’s season

Kante’s fitness could define Chelsea’s season

N’Golo Kante has been one of the most consistent players across all positions since he arrived in England. Chelsea have been hurt by his absence over the opening weeks, as he has been in and out of the team. There has been a lot spoken about the Blues’ defensive set-up and the Frenchman will go a long way to improving that. The young players have been exciting to watch, but it will be the experienced players that dictate how successful …
Chelsea vs Valencia Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea return to the Champions League with their new-look team against Valencia at Stamford Bridge. It will offer an opportunity for their young players to test themselves in the high-pressured environment of Europe's elite competition. Their group doesn't look too difficult, but all three teams will offer a test to the Blues. Given they are the current Europa League champions and they have experience of going deep into the competition, they will fancy their chances of making the knockout stages …
Mason Mount should be this season's breakout star at Chelsea

Mason Mount should be this season's breakout star at Chelsea

Mason Mount is a player that Chelsea supporters have been excited about for long time. It has been hoped that he would be the next success story to emerge from the club's excellent youth academy. In recent years, the path to the first-team has been blocked, due to the high standards of the club. However, two recent disappointments for the Blues has provided a huge opportunity to the English midfielder. The first was the transfer ban, which prevents the club …
Where Will Chelsea’s Goals Come From?

Where Will Chelsea’s Goals Come From?

It is not clear if Marina Granovskaia was aware that André Villas-Boas was back in the market after a year and a half out of the game, but the Portuguese former manager would have allowed himself a wry smile on learning about Frank Lampard’s appointment this summer.  Installed as manager by struggling Marseille a month before the Chelsea legend was announced as the Blues’ new boss, Villas-Boas famously tried and failed with his youth integration policy at Stamford Bridge eight …
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