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

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

After Saturday's humbling at home to Crystal Palace, West Ham fans won't be looking forward to their next London derby, this time against title chasers Chelsea. The Hammers are in danger of slipping into mid-table mediocrity after a promising start to the season, and have picked up just three points from a possible fifteen in their last five matches. Chelsea on the other hand will approach the match full of confidence after their League Cup win over Spurs on Sunday. …
Branislav Ivanovic: The Unappreciated Man of Big Moments

Branislav Ivanovic: The Unappreciated Man of Big Moments

Almost 6 years ago, Chelsea pushed through a £9.7 million deal that brought a relatively unknown 24 year old Serbian defender from Lokomotiv Moscow to Stamford Bridge. His name was Branislav Ivanovic. No one knew back then, but the young defender would develop into one of the best right-backs in world football and some of the best transfer business Chelsea have ever done. Strong and as powerful as they come, never shying away from a duel and not afraid of …
Chelsea vs Burnley Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

League leaders Chelsea host relegation threatened Burnley on Saturday in what could turn out to be an easy work out for this in-form Blues squad. While Jose Mourinho’s men have garnered an imperious 13 points out of the possible 15 over the last 5 match-days, Burnley have managed to scrap a paltry 4 points over the same period of time. Sitting atop the Table with a healthy lead of 7 points, the London side will be keen to strengthen their …
Chelsea Maintain Lead after Tactical Stalemate with Manchester City

Chelsea Maintain Lead after Tactical Stalemate with Manchester City

Manchester City and Chelsea shared the points at Stamford Bridge in a game that saw chances come at a premium with both teams entering the game with the motto: “Do not lose.” Loic Remy, who replaced Diego Costa who is out with a three game ban, made the breakthrough with David Silva equalising for the Citizens. It is still a long way to go but Chelsea will be more content with the point than the reigning champions who wasted an …
Chelsea Will Coast to the Title, If They Overcome Their Demons

Chelsea Will Coast to the Title, If They Overcome Their Demons

Last season everybody assumed that the two teams battling it out for the title until the very end would be Manchester City and Chelsea, and to many people's surprise it was Manchester City and Liverpool, with Chelsea tailing off as we entered the back end of the season. It seemed strange that they would succumb to third place as they did not suffer any defeats at the hands of the top 4 teams; in fact they managed to win all 4 …
Champions League - Chelsea Vs Schalke 04 Preview

Champions League - Chelsea Vs Schalke 04 Preview

Two familiar teams that started their respective domestic seasons very differently, will face off again this season, in the group stages of the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League in London at the home of Jose Mourinho's Chelsea football club. Chelsea are yet to drop points in their domestic campaign and with four wins out of four aided by the new Spanish duo in Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa, do sit pretty at the top of the Barclays Premier League table. The …
Branislav Ivanovic | Player Performance Analysis vs Leicester City

Branislav Ivanovic | Player Performance Analysis vs Leicester City

Title favorites Chelsea got their season off to a great start against Burnley with a 3-1 victory.  They looked to carry the momentum from that win into their second game against the other automatic promotion team, Leicester City.  After the first half was a struggle for the London side, the Blues came out with a different fire and energy in the second half to beat the newly promoted side comfortably. A big force in Chelsea's impressive second half performance was …
Eden Hazard Vs Newcastle | Player Performance Analysis

Eden Hazard Vs Newcastle | Player Performance Analysis

After two important successive wins and other fixtures falling their way, Jose Mourinho's Chelsea find themselves perched at the top of the Premier League table. The teams attacking force and structured defence combined together to produce a flawless performance vs. Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge. Their key man for the season, Eden Hazard, found himself yet again being the star performer and provided himself with more evidence to the manager as to why he should be the first name on …
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