Chelsea Football Club - A Study In Leadership

Chelsea Football Club - A Study In Leadership

In modern football the role of a captain can be a somewhat superficial role, it implies a certain level of authority over a club and its fanbase that is unnatural to most clubs in the Premier League. However, Chelsea football club is a different type of club. Not to say they are bigger or smaller than any other club in England, just different. Lost yet? let me explain. Chelsea's last fifteen years as a club has offered unprecedented success to …
Swansea City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Swansea City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

The extravaganza that is the Premier League is back and the high flying Chelsea travel to Swansea in a bid to extend their winning run and possibly go on top of the League table should the Manchester derby end in a stalemate. The Blues have adapted a refreshing approach under their new manager Antonio Conte and seem to be reaping rich rewards with wins in their opening 3 games. Swansea, on the other hand come into the game on the …
Conte at Chelsea - What Formation Will He Play?

Conte at Chelsea - What Formation Will He Play?

Not many managers in world football get as passionate, aggressive and consumed as much as the Italy manager – and Chelsea’s new manager – Antoine Conte. Watching Conte in action against Spain particularly- a memorable game where amused onlookers saw him leaping on to the top of the dugout to celebrate victory - it has become pretty obvious that the Premier League will become a lot more intense and entertaining. In fact, Conte already looks ready to upset a few …
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 …
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 Show How to Beat & How to Lose to Chelsea

Southampton Show How to Beat & How to Lose to Chelsea

The first double since 1988 for Southampton over Chelsea will have to wait another year. Fraser Forster will also have to restart his tally of minutes without a goal, allowing his first in 705 minutes not long after breaking the club record.  Not the most desirable of results for Saints as Guus Hiddink continues his two-tenure record with Chelsea containing only one loss. For a variety of reasons, Southampton were left wanting after late goals crumbled the Saints' early lead …
A Broken Left, An Invisible Centre | United 0 Chelsea 0 Post-Match Review

A Broken Left, An Invisible Centre | United 0 Chelsea 0 Post-Match Review

Eden Hazard, a spectacular winger, played as a false nine.  Wayne Rooney, an aging, divisive forward, played as a false…something.  Pedro, historically a right winger for his previous club FC Barcelona, “played” on the left and only created chances when the wings were swapped.  Anthony Martial, always a striker, was slotted into a position known as “not a striker.” Peculiar tactics by Dutch managers in the Premier League did not work at all in the cluttered December match-up between two …
Leicester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Preview, Stats and Key Men

Leicester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Preview, Stats and Key Men

High flying Leicester City host Flailing Champions Chelsea on Monday in the Match Day 16 of the Barclays Premier League. While Chelsea have garnered a meagre 4 points out of a possible 18 in the last 6 games, they come on the back of a much needed victory over Porto FC in the Champions League. Leicester,  on the other hand not only sit atop the Premier League table but also the form table having garnered a massive 16 points in …
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