Premier League stars set for battle for World Cup glory

Premier League stars set for battle for World Cup glory

The 2018 World Cup takes centre stage this summer and numerous Premier League stars are in with a realistic chance of picking up a winner's medal. Brazil and Germany lead the betting to win the tournament, but France, Spain and Argentina are also prominent in the outright market. Read on as we take a look at which Premier League players could be part of a World Cup success in Russia. Brazil There is a strong Premier League presence in Brazil's …
Newcastle v Chelsea Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Newcastle v Chelsea Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

The Premier League season has been a disappointing one for Chelsea, but they go into the last day with a chance of a top-four finish. They have to travel to Newcastle and pick up three points to have any chance. Meanwhile, Liverpool will have to lose at home to Brighton. It seems unlikely that both results will go in favour of last season’s Champions, but stranger things have happened on the final day before. Rafa Benitez will be pleased with …
Chelsea vs Huddersfield Town | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Huddersfield Town | Team News, Stats & Key Men

A few weeks ago, this fixture looked like it could be a dead rubber, but both of these teams have something to play for as we enter the final week of the Premier League season. Chelsea are now on the tails of both Tottenham and Liverpool with Champions League being a possibility for them. Although it remains out of their own hands, they have given themselves a chance and they will know that anything can happen at the end of …
Chelsea v Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea v Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Although the Premier League title has been decided, there are many valuable spots that still need to be decided. At the bottom, Southampton are still fighting in 18th place to get out of the relegation zone. While at the top, Liverpool, in their characteristic style have not yet secured a top-four position. Their top-four spot is under a challenge from Chelsea and it is to Stamford Bridge that the Reds travel to on Sunday evening. Chelsea are four points behind …
Chelsea v Southampton Preview | FA Cup Semi-Final Preview

Chelsea v Southampton Preview | FA Cup Semi-Final Preview

The FA Cup may not be as revered as it once was, but it remains a highlight of the English footballing calendar. There are many that believe this stage of the competition should be played on neutral grounds, but Wembley provides a spectacle that is difficult to replicate. Chelsea and Southampton will do battle for the second time in just over a week, with both teams needing a win for different reasons. Although this competition isn't a priority for Saints …
Burnley vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

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

The season is drawing to an end and these two clubs have had differing fortunes. Burnley have had a spectacular campaign as they have been by far the best of the rest. Sean Dyche’s men still have a chance of finishing in the top six and that would represent one of the best achievements in Premier League history considering the past success of the club. Meanwhile, Chelsea have faltered in their title defence and are left scrambling to restore pride …
Olivier Giroud - Should he start for Chelsea ahead of Alvaro Morata?

Olivier Giroud - Should he start for Chelsea ahead of Alvaro Morata?

Olivier Giroud was a surprise signing for Chelsea during the January transfer window. It is rare for a player to go from Arsenal to Stamford Bridge, but the early indications are that it could be a good move for the player. The French international was hardly playing for the Gunners as he lost his place to compatriot Alexandre Lacazette. A move across London may not have appeared to be the best career move, but the current Premier League champions play …
Arsenal's Season So Far - As Expected

Arsenal's Season So Far - As Expected

Ten matches into the season and Arsenal find themselves sixth in the table with 19 points.  That said, they're only four points behind second-place Manchester United and only below Liverpool on goals scored.  Considering that, it's tough to evaluate their start to the season. The Gunners have averaged 1.73 points per match so far.  If that were to continue, they would finish with about 66 points, a total that would likely see them finishing in the Europa League spots again.  …
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