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 …
Carrick the Catalyst for United's Success

Carrick the Catalyst for United's Success

At the age of 33, Michael Carrick is nearing the end of his football playing career but he is still managing to pull the strings in the centre of the park. Carrick is one of the more experienced heads in the Manchester United dressing room now, hence why he was given the vice captaincy at the start of the season. Michael Carrick joined United from Spurs for £18 million on the 31st of July 2006, 3 days after his 25th birthday, and …
Nemanja Matic: Europe’s best defensive midfielder?

Nemanja Matic: Europe’s best defensive midfielder?

Just over a year ago, Jose Mourinho agreed to a £22 million fee with Benfica to re-sign Nemanja Matic, who the club have sold for £3 million just three years earlier. A move that left many people perplexed and talking about how it was bad business on Chelsea’s side, turned out to be arguably the most important signing in Mourinho’s second stint at the club and one of the best January deals ever done. The Serb had no trouble breaking …
Majestic Chelsea Maintain Lead | Match Analysis: Chelsea 2 West Ham 0

Majestic Chelsea Maintain Lead | Match Analysis: Chelsea 2 West Ham 0

Chelsea pulled off another magnificent performance at Stamford Bridge to maintain their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League. First half goal from the captain John Terry put the Blues ahead with Diego Costa getting o n the scoresheet in the second to finish off Sam Allardyce’s men, but the scoreline did not reflect the full extent of Chelsea’s domination throughout the game. The Blues have recovered well from the festive period and all the good food. They were …
Player Comparison | Nemanja Matic vs Victor Wanyama

Player Comparison | Nemanja Matic vs Victor Wanyama

Nemanja Matic and Victor Wanyama are two of the most in-form players in the Premier League at this moment in time. To many, whether or not a defensive midfielder is in-form is something quite difficult to see. Neither player will regularly bang the goals in week-in, week-out but both are absolutely vital to their team’s recent success this season. Both of these colossals screen their defences in a way that relieves a lot of the team’s pressure and this defensive …
Liverpool v Chelsea 13-14 | What did the fans think?

Liverpool v Chelsea 13-14 | What did the fans think?

The first match of the weekend is also the biggest, with Saturday morning seeing Liverpool taking on Chelsea at Anfield, a fixture that blew the title race wide open last season following Chelsea’s 2-0 away win, ending Liverpool's 11-game winning streak with a deserved victory for the visitors. This fixture was played at the end of April last season and saw league leaders Liverpool side suffer their first defeat in 16 games, handing momentum back to eventual champions Manchester City. …
Is Nemanja Matic the Premier League's Best Holding Midfielder?

Is Nemanja Matic the Premier League's Best Holding Midfielder?

The international break is upon us and so we have no more Premier League football to look forward to for another week. At just under three months in duration so far, the Premier League campaign is still in its early stage but even now we can see that Chelsea are going to be the team to beat this season. Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas have been winning all the plaudits so far but it is fair to say, in my …
Chelsea vs Swansea City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

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

The two teams in the Premier League yet to drop any points, Chelsea and Swansea City, go head-to-head at Stamford Bridge when action resumes after the international break, with both teams hoping to extend their 3 match win streak. Both teams are coming off big wins their last time out, with Swansea crushing West Brom 3-0 and an uncharacteristically attacking Chelsea running riot at Goodison Park, scoring 6 goals to Everton’s 3. Jose Mourinho’s team are still hot favorites for …
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