Frank Lampard To Manchester City: Is It More Than A Training Exercise?

Frank Lampard To Manchester City: Is It More Than A Training Exercise?

The signing of Frank Lampard from New York City (NYCFC) on a loan by Manchester City has come under scrutiny as a way to overcome the FFP restrictions imposed on them by the UEFA. Co-owned by Manchester City and New York Yankees NYCFC is set to play in the MLS from 2015. Manchester City has had its transfer spending restricted to a net amount of £49 million and is expected to maintain the same wage bill as last year as …
Liverpool v Everton Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

Liverpool v Everton Preview | Predictions, Stats and Key Players

The Merseyside Derby is upon us once again, in a historical local battle between the blue and red of Liverpool. Liverpool are fighting for the ultimate prize, whereas Everton are battling for survival. In such circumstances, a home win would look extremely likely, but there could well be a twist given the Toffee's desperate bid for safety. Everton recorded a handy point against Leicester in the week, and would probably take a similar result if offered this Sunday. With a …
Should Frank Lampard be given more time at Chelsea?

Should Frank Lampard be given more time at Chelsea?

Chelsea are approaching a crossroads with Frank Lampard. The Athletic reported that the club have started to make plans for life without the legendary midfielder. They have looked at potential replacements, due to their recent slump in form. It has started to quieten down since the weekend, which suggests he will be given a few more weeks to turn the club around and get back to winning ways. The recent improvements shown by Manchester United and Arsenal do show that …
Chelsea vs Leeds United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea have been in excellent form of late, with Frank Lampard's team emerging as an outside challenger for the league title. This weekend, the Blues' manager will be reigniting his rivalry with Marcelo Bielsa, as they host Leeds United. The pair were involved in the infamous 'Spygate' incident during Lampard's time in charge of Derby County. During that Championship season, Leeds managed to win both of the league matches, but Lampard had the final laugh, as he knocked them out …
Chelsea must not push Tammy Abraham aside

Chelsea must not push Tammy Abraham aside

Chelsea have laid solid foundations under Frank Lampard, as the team have qualified for next season's Champions League. The belief in the manager and his wish to develop the youth players has paid dividends for Roman Abramovich. Although the season won't be remembered as one of the best in recent history, the players and coach will be stronger for the experience. The transfer activity has already been eye-catching with the additions of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, with more expected …
Hull City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News & Key Players

Hull City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News & Key Players

Chelsea have a real chance to target the FA Cup as they have been drawn to face Championship opposition for a second successive round. They will travel to face Hull City on Saturday, in what will be a potentially tricky tie. The home side have a number of talented players, but they are unlikely to finish in the top six this season. This is their opportunity to prove themselves against a Premier League side and some will see it as a chance …
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 …
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