Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Chelsea face a tricky trip to St Mary’s Stadium as they attempt to put together a run of results to launch them into Champions League contention. It has been an encouraging, if inconsistent, start to life as a Premier League manager for Frank Lampard. The supporters have been excited by his team selections and the performances of many players. However, the board will want to see more consistency in results before this appointment can be considered a success. The match …
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 …
Arsenal must keep Aaron Ramsey after Chelsea rumours emerge

Arsenal must keep Aaron Ramsey after Chelsea rumours emerge

The Telegraph report that Chelsea are preparing a £30 million bid for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey who is entering the final year of his contract. Last season, the Gunners were forced to sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez to rival Premier League clubs due to their contract situations. They are now facing a similar situation with their 27-year-old midfielder with Maurizio Sarri keen to bring him to Stamford Bridge. This would be a disaster for Arsenal and underline the poor …
Paul Pogba, the World Cup and Mourinho's Interesting and Incomplete Assessment

Paul Pogba, the World Cup and Mourinho's Interesting and Incomplete Assessment

As France beat Croatia in the final and won the World Cup for only the second time in their history, this exhilarating tournament - for once, did not produce the unexpected as it had done pretty much throughout these last 30 days. In a competition that was littered with shock goals and surprise victories at every stage, the final - being 'the fixture' was somehow, an outlier - in that, not only was the result fairly expected, but the manner …
Aleksandr Golovin Would be a Smart Signing for Chelsea

Aleksandr Golovin Would be a Smart Signing for Chelsea

Chelsea have had a slow start to the summer with doubts remaining about their manager and their playing staff. They managed to win the FA Cup to end their season on a high, but they have had little to get excited about since. Antonio Conte isn't expected to remain as manager of the club for the 2018/19 season, but he is still in the post at the time of writing. Meanwhile, their lack of Champions League football will make it …
Why Fred would be a good signing for Manchester United

Why Fred would be a good signing for Manchester United

Manchester United made progress this season and finished 2nd in the Premier League. This was their highest finish since Sir Alex Ferguson retired and it is important that they have a positive summer to build on the current foundations. They have been active in the transfer window in recent years, with big name signings such as Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku arriving at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho will be keen to make more quality additions as he attempts …
Cesc Fabregas - A world class player in decline?

Cesc Fabregas - A world class player in decline?

Cesc Fabregas will be remembered as one of the best midfielders of the modern era when he eventually hangs his boots up. The 30-year-old has been playing regularly since the 2004-5 season when he broke through at Arsenal at the age of 17. In the time since he has racked up an impressive 338 Premier League appearances across two spells in the division for two of England's biggest clubs. There is a case that the Spanish international is one of …
Chelsea v Crystal Palace Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea v Crystal Palace Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

On Saturday, two sides from the capital with very different objectives will face off as Crystal Palace make a short trip to West London to play the reigning champions, Chelsea. Antonio Conte has had tough at Stamford Bridge this season since pretty much since the moment they won the league at a canter last May. A troubled transfer window mired by a difference of opinion at the boardroom level was not ideal for the Blues to begin their title defence …
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