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

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

It's very early in the new season, but this weekend sees the last two winners of the Premier League come head-to-head at the Etihad Stadium. A loss for either at this stage wouldn't be a disaster as we are still in August. However, beating a title rival this early could lead to one of these sides gaining momentum, which was key in the first few months of last season for Chelsea. Jose Mourinho is a master in the big games …
Chelsea Not Yet Among the Champions League Elite

Chelsea Not Yet Among the Champions League Elite

In the past, reigning supreme in England has guaranteed fear in European competitions. Before 2013, 7 out of the previous 8 European Cup/Champions League finals had featured an English team; since Chelsea shocked German giants Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, however, zero of the last six finalists have been from England. The Premier League may continue to be the world's richest and most popular domestic league, but its teams' influence in Europe has diminished significantly. Last year was a low …
Is Arda Turan a good fit for the Premier League?

Is Arda Turan a good fit for the Premier League?

Arda Turan is set to leave Atletico Madrid this summer according to World Soccer Talk, with both himself and his agent commenting on his desire to leave the 2013/14 La Liga champions. The midfielder who is currently the most expensive Turkish player of all time is now 28 and in the peak of his career. He has achieved a lot in Spain with Atletico since joining the club in 2011 and he will have a desire to add to his …
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 …
Why Chelsea will need further additions this summer

Why Chelsea will need further additions this summer

A mistake a championship winning side can easily make is resting on their laurels. Even the very best sides in the world should always be looking to freshen up their squads in the summer with new faces. The risk of becoming stagnant is a real threat to any title holder and it’s an easy trap to fall into when you are experiencing success. The current Premier League champions Chelsea are no different. In the end they took the Premier League …
Why Chelsea's Superior Defence Won them the Title

Why Chelsea's Superior Defence Won them the Title

With Chelsea on the verge of winning the title, their rock solid defence has helped them to get to this position and in the process firmly squashing whispers of a dramatic late collapse. Games against United and Arsenal preceded by a trip to serious relegation contenders QPR were seen as tricky fixtures, which would test their mettle especially since they weren't playing particularly well, having also bowed out of the Champions League. But in classic fashion, Mourinho's men kept consecutive …
Snubbed from PFA Team of the Season | Fabregas, Cazorla, Aguero left out!

Snubbed from PFA Team of the Season | Fabregas, Cazorla, Aguero left out!

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 …
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