Kante’s fitness could define Chelsea’s season

Kante’s fitness could define Chelsea’s season

N’Golo Kante has been one of the most consistent players across all positions since he arrived in England. Chelsea have been hurt by his absence over the opening weeks, as he has been in and out of the team. There has been a lot spoken about the Blues’ defensive set-up and the Frenchman will go a long way to improving that. The young players have been exciting to watch, but it will be the experienced players that dictate how successful …
Chelsea vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Chelsea vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Chelsea have shown positive signs under Frank Lampard, with youth players being given a chance and an attacking brand of football being implemented. However, they have shown some vulnerabilities defensively and the concerns over his lack of experience remain. Last weekend, they collapsed against Manchester United, with the space being offered to the home side being a huge problem picked up by Jose Mourinho in the post-match analysis. They struggled with pace on the counter-attack, which is why this weekend's …
Chelsea vs Brighton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea continue their hunt for a top four finish during the week as they welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to Stamford Bridge. This is the rearranged fixture that was due to take place on the weekend that saw the Blues lose in the Carabao Cup final. There was a potential crisis brewing in the aftermath of that, but that has been avoided by the club. Although they managed to deal with the situation, the position of Maurizio Sarri remains uncertain …
Chelsea vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

The Premier League has another round of midweek matches, with the highlight coming at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea welcome Tottenham. It is a game of huge proportions at the top of the table, with both teams needing a win for differing reasons. The pressure is on the hosts and especially their manager Maurizio Sarri after the Carabao Cup final. The Italian can't suffer another defeat in a big game. It would be his third in just over a week. Meanwhile, …
Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea are facing a difficult task to avoid a third defeat in four Premier League matches as they welcome Manchester City to Stamford Bridge. The current champions have been near perfect this season and are already the favourites to retain their crown. This would be a major achievement and a dominant display on Saturday would be a major statement. Maurizio Sarri enjoyed a good start to life as a Premier League boss, but the recent fixtures will be a reminder …
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 …
Burnley vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

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

Chelsea will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they visit Burnley on Sunday. The home side haven’t enjoyed the best start to the season and their defeat to Manchester City last weekend was close to embarrassing. That said, there will be more teams that go to the Etihad Stadium and concede plenty of goals. For the visitors, they will be wanting to increase the pressure on the league leaders with a similar performance at …
West Ham vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

West Ham United welcome Chelsea on Sunday in what will be a fiercely contested London derby. The home side got their first win of the season last weekend against Everton and Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping that it will kickstart their season. It won’t be easy to make it back-to-back wins as they face one of the two Premier League teams that have a 100% record. The visitors had a slow summer, but it hasn’t impacted their start as Maurizio …
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