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

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

There are a host of derbies taking place this weekend in the Premier League. The one set to happen at Stamford Bridge won’t be one of the most hotly anticipated, but there are some interesting sub-plots. Claudio Ranieri will be taking his Fulham team to face one of his former clubs. Meanwhile, Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from an embarrassing defeat to Tottenham. The Blues were considered contenders for the Premier League, but last weekend was a stark …
Chelsea vs Everton Preview  | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea are the only unbeaten team in the top five leagues and they will attempt to uphold that stat on Sunday against Everton. It will be a tricky match for the home side, as the Toffees have a talented squad capable of beating the very best on their day. As things stand, the Blues are emerging as one of the most serious contenders for the title, but they will need to manage matches better if they are to maintain their …
The Courtship of Eden Hazard

The Courtship of Eden Hazard

"I don't want to say, 'yes, I am signing a new contract' and then in the end I don't end up signing. I want what's good for me, but I want what's good for the club because the club has given me everything. So I will see. Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay.” Eden Hazard made that statement early last week when asked …
What should Chelsea do to limit the loss of Eden Hazard?

What should Chelsea do to limit the loss of Eden Hazard?

Chelsea have been dealt a blow in recent days as Eden Hazard has suffered a broken ankle while on international duty with Belgium. The attacker managed to stay relatively injury-free during the Blues' title-winning campaign and that was a major factor in their triumph. Pedro and Willian are excellent players, but neither possess the dynamism or stay quality that Hazard has. It is important that a club doesn't stand-still after a title win and that they recruit further from a …
Heroic Hazard the difference maker in an aggressive Chelsea

Heroic Hazard the difference maker in an aggressive Chelsea

Eden Hazard was in sensational form on Saturday scoring one and creating another to make up for Fabregas’ absence as Chelsea deepened the misery of 10-man Hull City. The Blues were far from their best but struggled to victory to maintain their 100 percent home record and more importantly, a three point lead at the top of the table. The Tigers made the home team work hard for the three points and the game was highlighted by some rash challenges …
Ozil vs Hazard vs Silva: Comparing their 1st season's in the EPL

Ozil vs Hazard vs Silva: Comparing their 1st season's in the EPL

Arsenal fans craved a major signing for the entirety of the 2013 summer transfer window.  After missing out on the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez, etc, Arsenal fans were angry at the board and the manager for not making a world class signing.  After months of waiting, Arsenal fans finally got the world class signing they so desired.  That signing was Mesut Ozil and his price tag of £42.4m was nearly tripled Arsenal's past transfer record of £15m. Ozil's …
Which Three Attacking Midfielders Should Start For Chelsea? | Stats

Which Three Attacking Midfielders Should Start For Chelsea? | Stats

Many thought Chelsea bought too many attacking midfielders in the summer, given that Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar were all already at the club, but the side relies upon their array of number tens. Jose Mourinho expects his three creative midfielders to work hard in both halves of the pitch and it was Mata's failure to do the hard yards that cost him his place in the side. The likes of Willian, Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah have all …
Potential PFA Player of the Year Winners | Suarez, Toure, Hazard?

Potential PFA Player of the Year Winners | Suarez, Toure, Hazard?

As we draw towards the end of the season, the contenders for PFA Player of the Year will soon be revealed. It has been an extremely open Premier League season for the first time in many years. Each of the teams at the top have had one stellar performer throughout the season, and there a number of a players who deserve a mention. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) Daniel Sturridge has had an excellent season for the Reds as they attempt to …
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