Why Conte is so keen on Radja Nainggolan for Chelsea's rebuild

Why Conte is so keen on Radja Nainggolan for Chelsea's rebuild

It's a well documented fact that Chelsea severely under-performed last season. While Guus Hiddink was able to somewhat steady the ship, the Blues still finished in 10th spot. Antonio Conte will want to implement his own style and will be bringing in players who would help him do the same in his bid to make Chelsea a force again, quickly. Fans who have watched him play have been calling for Radja Nainggolan to be targeted by big Premier League clubs in …
Swansea vs Chelsea Preview |Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Champions Chelsea travel to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday in a bid to end their terrible season on a high. With Chelsea striving to finish in the top half of the league and Swansea virtually safe from Relegation, the game would not have great consequences on the league table. Nevertheless, both the teams will be hoping for a positive result. Team News Swansea City Influential attacking midfielders Andrew Ayew is expected to make the starting line up after recovering from …
A huge summer ahead for Chelsea

A huge summer ahead for Chelsea

Chelsea’s FA Cup quarter final exit at the hands of Everton will probably be best remembered for the antics of Diego Costa. The striker’s red card inevitably overshadowed the performance of Romelu Lukaku and the progression he has made at Everton under Roberto Martinez since been deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge. The improvements in his movement, link up play and consistency are making him a very effective Premier League striker, arguably one Chelsea have missed this season. The …
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 …
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 …
From Cult Hero to Gaffer | Players Who Became Managers at Their Beloved Clubs

From Cult Hero to Gaffer | Players Who Became Managers at Their Beloved Clubs

In modern football it's becoming more and more common to see former players return to their clubs as a coach or manager. The latest could see Didier Drogba return to Chelsea to work alongside interim manager Guus Hiddink. He'd follow in the footsteps of Ryan Giggs at Manchester United, who's enjoying his second season as part of the coaching and management team. However, it's not always been a succesful transition. Here's some of the best and worst stories of players …
Are Chelsea too good to go down?

Are Chelsea too good to go down?

The phrase “too good to go down” became a cliché, probably from over use on teams not worthy of its assertion. There have been teams relegated that were good enough to stay up, but not too good to go down and I believe there is a big difference. In recent years, there have been upper echelon teams that, for whatever reason, have found themselves in precarious positions. They eventually turned their form around, moved back up the table and proved …
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