Can Chelsea bounce back this season?

Can Chelsea bounce back this season?

After a dismal start to the season under Jose Mourinho last year, Chelsea’s defence of their title got off to one of the worst starts in recent seasons of the Premier League. It led to the sacking of the Portuguese ‘Special One’ and saw the 2014-15 PFA Player of the Year become invisible in the space of six months. Eden Hazard’s fall from grace and the subsequent falling apart of his team-mates was met with astonishment and amusement by many …
Snubbed from PFA Team of the Season | Fabregas, Cazorla, Aguero left out!

Snubbed from PFA Team of the Season | Fabregas, Cazorla, Aguero left out!

Walker vs Clyne: Who is England's strongest right-back?

Walker vs Clyne: Who is England's strongest right-back?

After four wins from their opening four matches, it would take a catastrophe of, well, English proportions for Roy Hodgson's men to miss out on Euro 2016. A relatively straight forward match against Lithuania on Friday should make it five from five. Hodgson now has the luxury of building a squad for the tournament without jeapordising the qualifying campaign itself. Apart from Joe Hart and Wayne Rooney - who should be definite starters, barring injury or an inexplicable loss of …
Has Gary Cahill Declined This Season?

Has Gary Cahill Declined This Season?

Gary Cahill was superb last season and was a major part of Chelsea's strong defence. He went to the World Cup in great form and was considered England's best centre-half. Cahill still has that title, however he is losing his place at Chelsea, with former England captain outshining him this season, while French youngster Kurt Zouma is also making an impact on the first team. Many believe that Chelsea may opt to sign a new centre-back in the summer after …
Cahill To Roar For The Three Lions

Cahill To Roar For The Three Lions

A blood clot in 2010, broken jaw in 2012 – a major tournament for Gary Cahill was seemingly looking like a witches curse was hanging over it. But a lengthy run in the national side, and a stellar season with Chelsea, has not only meant he’s got his seat on the plane to Rio, but he’s going as a VIP. It’s been a long time coming for the 28-year-old, who has built up somewhat of a partnership with Everton captain …
Talismanic Terry Must Be Lured To Brazil

Talismanic Terry Must Be Lured To Brazil

With the 2014 World Cup in Brazil rapidly approaching, managers of the national teams involved are getting increasingly closer to the date where they must submit the 23 players they have selected. There are numerous question marks still surrounding those who will go to the tournament for England. Players such as Cleverley and Smalling are being criticised for being included in previous squads, whilst there are huge calls for former captain John Terry to come out of international retirement to …
Should Hodgson Take John Terry To Brazil?

Should Hodgson Take John Terry To Brazil?

For the past two years, England have had huge problems at centre back, with no single partnership nailing down the position. In the recent past there have been a plethora of talented centre backs, with Rio Ferdinand, John Terry and Sol Campbell regulars in the team. Those three were so good that Jamie Carragher never had a sustained run in the national side, while injuries prevented Jonathan Woodgate and Ledley King from becoming regulars for England, both of whom were …
Is Cole paying for being Merry with the Arsenal?

Is Cole paying for being Merry with the Arsenal?

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has refused to criticise defender Ashley Cole for attending Arsenal's Christmas party on Monday evening, however in his pre-match press conference he made a point of explaining that the England man would remain on the bench. When asked about the incident Mourinho said "I keep my opinion to myself - it was a free day for them," I'm not a father, I'm a manager. "From the beginning Ashley's not playing." He continued: "But today is Friday, the …