Olympic football: 6 PL players who’ll be making a return

Olympic football: 6 PL players who’ll be making a return

The 2016 Rio Olympics has a whole range of sports on show but after making its first appearance in 2012, football has become an exciting feature of the world competition. Some of Europe’s finest players have taken part in this year’s competition including Brazilian star Neymar, who hopes to guide his side to a gold medal. There's a bunch of youngsters who have been given the opportunity to represent their countries too but there’s also a few senior players who …
John Obi Mikel - Central to the Chelsea Recovery?

John Obi Mikel - Central to the Chelsea Recovery?

For a long time, people have questioned the ability of John Obi Mikel, with many not seeing the reason why Manchester United and Chelsea got into a war over his services as a teenager. In recent days, the midfielder has talked in public about the lack of belief that Jose Mourinho had in him during the Portuguese's second spell in charge of the club. This had an effect on Mikel's performances, but since Mourinho was replaced by Guus Hiddink, the …
Chelsea v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

In an ideal world, this is one of the most significant fixtures of the season which will determine the way the Premier League crown is headed - the Northern powerhouse that is Manchester United or the trophy-delivering machine that Chelsea has been since 2003 - with four league titles since the inception of the competition. But this campaign, being the most unpredictable and at the same time exciting in recent years, this game will play second-fiddle to the blockbuster clash …
Can Moussa Dembélé Revitalise His Career At A Bigger Club?

Can Moussa Dembélé Revitalise His Career At A Bigger Club?

‘This is his chance to revitalise his career’ A phrase commonly adopted by fans and pundits alike, the notion represents an opportunity for a player to re-establish himself at a new club, and once again showcase the talent that had previously promised so much. The most common perception is that of a move to a smaller club, which for many of those plying their trade in England often applies to the dropping down of a division. However on the odd …
Chelsea v Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Premier League leaders Chelsea host 7th placed Southampton on Sunday, the 15th of March. Having won the Capital One Cup, the Blues will look to add to their silverware this season, with Premier League in sight with just 11 games to go. Coming off a defeat to PSG, Chelsea manager and players will have very less time to leave behind the painful memory of the ouster and attend to the task at hand. Once high-flying Southampton have seen their fortunes …
Is the Makelele Role Still Relevant? The Evolution of the Defensive Midfielder

Is the Makelele Role Still Relevant? The Evolution of the Defensive Midfielder

Football is game that has constantly evolved since its inception. Throughout the years the game has seen many changes especially in the formations and thus the positions that players occupy. When the Premier League began in 1992 it would be a mighty task to find a team that didn't play 4-4-2 with two conventional central midfielders. These midfielders often operated in a box-to-box role sharing the defensive duties. With the turn of the century many Premier league teams began to …
Chelsea's Best Defensive Midfielder | Stats Comparison

Chelsea's Best Defensive Midfielder | Stats Comparison

Manchester United 2 Chelsea 2 | FA Cup Match Report

Manchester United 2 Chelsea 2 | FA Cup Match Report

Manchester United came out strong and dominated the first half against Chelsea. However, Rafa Benitez made some astute tactical changes and altered the flow of the match in favor of his side. In the second half, nearly all traffic was flowing against Manchester United's goal, and Chelsea nearly walked away with a 3-2 victory. United Formation After being benched against Real Madrid during the week, Wayne Rooney returned to United's starting eleven, playing in an attacking midfield role behind Javier …
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