EPL Manager Index Week 4 | Villas Boas, Moyes & Laudrup impress

EPL Manager Index Week 4 | Villas Boas, Moyes & Laudrup impress

Whilst a lot of the media discussion from Week 4 of the Premier League has revolved around boring games, the low level of goals scored so far, and even the amount of time that the ball is actually in play, it's actually been a very busy weekend for the Manager Impact Index with Villas Boas, David Moyes and Michael Laudrup being the stand out performers this week. A total of 239 points were earned by the EPL managers this week, …
Carmille's Chelsea Column: League Setback & Champions League Preview

Carmille's Chelsea Column: League Setback & Champions League Preview

This week’s column will discuss Chelsea’s Premier League defeat against Everton and then look ahead to the 2013/2014 UEFA Champion’s League which kicks off this week. Chelsea suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season, only four matches in, against Everton this weekend. While a trip to Goodison Park is never easy, the loss leaves Chelsea in sixth place having earned only seven points from a possible 12. Chelsea have a team abundant with talented players and an experienced …
Mourinho's Everton Game Plan Revealed | Chelsea Tactical Analysis

Mourinho's Everton Game Plan Revealed | Chelsea Tactical Analysis

Sometimes in football it is individual players or those unique unplanned moments, rather than the collective strategy that a team has been working on all week in preparation for a football match, that wins football matches. Chelsea, statistically speaking, (bar the scoreline statistic) should have walked out of Goodison Park victorious. Chelsea created more clear cut chances than Everton, they had twice (16 to 8) as many shots from within the 18-yard box and accumulated a total of 31 penalty …
Jose Mourinho to discuss future once season ends

Jose Mourinho to discuss future once season ends

Jose Mourinho has always maintained that he would like to return to the Premier League and ever since the enigmatic Portuguese coach left Chelsea there seems to have been a void left behind which has never really be filled. The character that is Jose Mourinho, the self proclaimed 'special one' seemed to fit into the Premier League and English life in general with admirable ease and as such many have clamoured for his return. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="221"] Jose Mourinho …
Sir Alex Ferguson retires as Manchester United manager

Sir Alex Ferguson retires as Manchester United manager

With the dignity and professionalism that epitomised his lifelong career in football be it both as a player and as a manager, Sir Alex Ferguson this morning announced his retirement from football aged 71 with the Scot's final game being away at West Bromwich Albion on May 19th. Sir Alex Ferguson having just secured Manchester United's 20th league title and the 13th in the Premier League era told his players this morning that he would be retiring at the end of …
Jose Mourinho Returns Home to Chelsea | Premier League Record

Jose Mourinho Returns Home to Chelsea | Premier League Record

Cavani Potential Target For Chelsea | Cavani Stats plus EPL Creators

Cavani Potential Target For Chelsea | Cavani Stats plus EPL Creators

According to the president of Napoli Football Club “Cavani is of the interest of Chelsea”, as was tweeted by the official Napoli SSC Twitter account. This strategy of publicizing news by both clubs and players has been increasingly apparent in recent years. Probably most famously to everybody who follows twitter will remember the transfer saga of Eden Hazard, announcing his future over the media server, causing chaos. [caption id="attachment_33314" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Official Twitter of Napoli FC[/caption] Cavani as usual has …
Carmille's Chelsea Column: What’s New Blues?

Carmille's Chelsea Column: What’s New Blues?

With the start of another season looming and the excitement of preseason in the air, this column will discuss what’s new with the Blues: a new manager, new players - transfers as well as youth players climbing up the ranks - and finally Chelsea’s preseason highlights. New manager Jose Mourinho, although not a new face, returns to his beloved Chelsea as a wiser, more determined, grey-haired man. Despite parting ways with Roman and his men in 2007, “Jose Mourinho, Jose …
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