Liverpool defeat shows Conte needs to reinstate Cesc Fabregas

Liverpool defeat shows Conte needs to reinstate Cesc Fabregas

When results start slipping away from a side, it is inevitable that fans and pundits begin to dissect the reasons behind it. The aftermath of Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at Swansea called many to ask Cesc Fabregas to return to the first team. When Conte didn’t start the player against Liverpool, the team's 1-2 loss to the Reds also meant many fans thought Fabregas’ reinstatement to the first team could change things for the side. Rumours suggest that the Spanish midfielder …
How has Oscar become vital to Chelsea under Conte?

How has Oscar become vital to Chelsea under Conte?

A huge tactical overhaul was required to get the best out of a talented squad and Antonio Conte was chosen at the man to lead it. Many expected that he would move to his favoured 3-5-2 and target players during the summer to make that possible. Although this might be his aim for the future, he hasn't been able to achieve it during the first window. That hasn't held Chelsea back though, as the Italian is a pragmatic and tactically …
Top 5 New Signings That Impressed on Debut

Top 5 New Signings That Impressed on Debut

The new Premier League season is touted to be one of the toughest and rightfully so – it has the few of the world’s best managers and players in it right now, but how have the new signings fared so far? A lot of teams have had new signings and a lot gave way to a lot of speculation and hype during the transfer season, but how many of them actually live up to their expectations (and price tag), remains …
Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

These two sides will be the last to kick off their campaigns on Monday night, as West Ham travel to Chelsea for the first London derby of the season. It will be Antonio Conte's first match in charge and West Ham offer a difficult test for the Italian. The visitors have already played competitive fixtures this season as they have had to play in the qualifying rounds for the Europa League, which could mean they are fitter than Chelsea going into …
Kante, Hazard and Cuadrado: What can Chelsea fans expect this season?

Kante, Hazard and Cuadrado: What can Chelsea fans expect this season?

After last season's awful Premier League display, Chelsea fans will be hoping to do a u-turn and compete for a European place once again. Antonio Conte's arrival has sparked excitement in London and Blues fans will be expecting the Italian to stabilize the squad and bring some much needed expertise to Stamford Bridge. The new boss has already been hard at work throughout the summer, experimenting with his squad and bringing in N'Golo Kante from Leicester City to strengthen his …
Part one: What the summer has shown for the PL's top clubs

Part one: What the summer has shown for the PL's top clubs

Most fans don't look too much into the importance of the pre-season campaign but for many youth players it is one of the most important stages of the season. It's a chance to showcase their skills, put a marker down for a place in the Premier League squad and an opportunity to play alongside senior players in a competitive match. However, the pre-season period can also be very important for new signings. Some of this summer's top transfers will be …
Idrissa Gueye - Is he good enough for Everton?

Idrissa Gueye - Is he good enough for Everton?

News broke earlier in the week that Everton had met Idrissa Gueye's release clause of £7.1m and the midfielder emerged as the favourite to be Ronald Koeman's first outfield signing of the summer. It will be underwhelming for Everton fans after being linked with Gini Wijnaldum, William Carvalho and Kalidou Kouilbaly, but this could be one of the bargains of the summer. He may have played in one of the worst Premier League sides in history at Aston Villa. However, …
Five possible outcomes for Jamie Vardy during 2016-17 season

Five possible outcomes for Jamie Vardy during 2016-17 season

Last year was a fairy tale season for Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and the striker will be hoping to emulate his heroics once again. The England international scored 24 Premier League goals as he came runners-up in the top goal-scorers list and was voted the Writer’s Player of the Year. Alongside team-mates, Riyad Mahrez, Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante, the forward was instrumental in his side’s title-winning campaign and after turning down a move to Arsenal as mentioned on this site …
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