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.  …
Arsene Wenger's Risks Did Not Pay Off - Player Ratings v City

Arsene Wenger's Risks Did Not Pay Off - Player Ratings v City

To say this is a familiar feeling for Arsenal fans would be an understatement, to say the least. An away day at a top-six club ending with questions, frustration and ultimately disappointment is becoming more than an annual event for the Gunners faithful. This time they faced Manchester City; a team who have now scored a record 52 goals after just 17 games in all competitions. Based on this – and when remembering Arsenal’s previous falters away to top sides …
The Unrealised Potential of Theo Walcott

The Unrealised Potential of Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott is one of a few remaining members of Arsenal’s group of home-grown, British Golden Boys, plucked by Arsene Wenger as a teenager from Southampton in 2006 to join the Arsenal Academy and, presumably, be groomed for greatness. And like too many of the others, he never quite matured into the level of quality originally hoped for. Just this past transfer window, two more players from this vaunted youth group discovered by Wenger with these same high expectations left …
Arsenal Player Ratings vs Liverpool after 4-0 loss

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Liverpool after 4-0 loss

“Embarrassing”, “pathetic” and “disinterested”; just three of the words used by pundits and supporters alike to describe one of the worst Arsenal performances of the Arsene Wenger era. But unfortunately for the Gunners faithful, this type of performance is far from becoming an uncommon occurrence in recent years, particularly against the league’s best sides. 6 years ago Arsenal’s 8-2 collapse at Old Trafford to Manchester United was seen as a crisis, exaggerated by the fact that it was rare to …
Arsenal 2017/18: Season Preview

Arsenal 2017/18: Season Preview

On one side of the coin, the upcoming season presents many a familiar challenge for Arsenal; the fans' opinion on their long-serving manager remains split, and key players are linked with moves away. But on the flip side, the new campaign provides a host of fresh hurdles for the Gunners, particularly with the prospect of Europa League football as opposed to the Champions League for the first time in years. The weekend's Community Shield win over Chelsea will have given …
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