N'Golo Kante - Difference Maker

N'Golo Kante - Difference Maker

It's fair to say that the first half of last season was a blip for Chelsea, albeit a serious one that cost Jose Mourinho his job. Going from Premier League champions to strugglers in a matter of months was never about the standard of the squad; something evident after Guus Hiddink took over temporary charge and the Blues form improved, with them eventually finishing tenth in the Premier League. As the season drew to a close, Diego Costa and Eden …
Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

These two sides will be the last to kick off their campaigns on Monday night, as West Ham travel to Chelsea for the first London derby of the season. It will be Antonio Conte's first match in charge and West Ham offer a difficult test for the Italian. The visitors have already played competitive fixtures this season as they have had to play in the qualifying rounds for the Europa League, which could mean they are fitter than Chelsea going into …
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 …
Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Champions Chelsea host high flying West Ham United on Match day 31 of the Premier League in a bid to salvage their season. With the title out of their reach, Guus Hiddink’s side will be hoping to finish their season on a high. However, West Ham, who are in sublime form over the last few weeks stand in their way. Chelsea’s home form has been an area of concern as they have won just once in the last 6 home …
Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Two in-form teams meet when Southampton host Chelsea on Saturday. Interestingly, both the teams didn't look as threatening sometime back. Southampton had a spell where they just had one win and eight defeats in 10 matches in all competitions. Last season's champions Chelsea were in horrible form, something that saw talismanic boss Jose Mourinho get the sack. Guus Hiddink has significantly improved the Chelsea side since taking over from Mourinho but the Blues go into this match amidst rumors claiming Antonio Conte will …
Bertrand Traore should be Chelsea's long term project

Bertrand Traore should be Chelsea's long term project

Bertrand Traore's career at Chelsea is flourishing at the moment and fans must be even more pleased as the player was very close to a loan move to Marseille in the winter transfer window. Against Manchester City in the recent 5-1 FA Cup rout, Traore scored his third goal for the Blues in the span of three weeks. In fact, in his last three games, Traore has been introduced from the bench, and has scored Chelsea's fifth goal each of those …
Chelsea Vs Manchester City Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

Chelsea Vs Manchester City Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

On February 21st, Chelsea welcome Manchester City to Stamford Bridge for the fifth round of the FA Cup.  While this match up may not be what it would have been six months ago, it's still a huge tie.  The last two Premier League champions will face off will face off in an attempt to help rescue their disappointing seasons. Team News The majority of Chelsea's squad is fit, but they are injury riddled in one particular area.  The Blues will be …
Arsenal vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Although it is lacking the glamour of previous years, this fixture takes on a new intriguing storyline this season, as the pressure is on the hosts to beat the current Champions. Chelsea have little pressure on them this weekend and this could provide the perfect opportunity for them to show the quality they possess, as they have a good record against Arsene Wenger's men. The season means little for the Champions now, as they are 14 points off the Champions …
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