A Broken Left, An Invisible Centre | United 0 Chelsea 0 Post-Match Review

A Broken Left, An Invisible Centre | United 0 Chelsea 0 Post-Match Review

Eden Hazard, a spectacular winger, played as a false nine.  Wayne Rooney, an aging, divisive forward, played as a false…something.  Pedro, historically a right winger for his previous club FC Barcelona, “played” on the left and only created chances when the wings were swapped.  Anthony Martial, always a striker, was slotted into a position known as “not a striker.” Peculiar tactics by Dutch managers in the Premier League did not work at all in the cluttered December match-up between two …
Should Chelsea build team around Willian?

Should Chelsea build team around Willian?

Chelsea are at a crossroads with 2016 being key in determining the club's future. They are need to change a lot of personnel in the squad with the current players not having the right mentality to become a force in European football. Many expected Chelsea to dominate English football for the next few years after their title win last season, but they have had a disastrous start to the season and the players need to take their share of the …
Chelsea Vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea Vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea's misfortune this season has been enjoyable for many and their home form has been a significant factor in their low league position. Having won only twice in six attempts, Stamford Bridge is not the stronghold it once was. Norwich, after four defeats in a row, managed a victory and a clean sheet over Swansea just before the international break so they will be hoping to get into a good run of form before the Christmas pile up. Irish internationals …
Assessing Players: Perception is King

Assessing Players: Perception is King

There is a very curious curse in football about which players gets abuse and which do not from their own fans. Aroune Kone at Everton is a classic example, for the previous 2 years he received abuse, 22 appearances in two years after a £6m transfer from Wigan obviously riled the Goodison support (even though he had a serious knee injury). As a player he has 9 in 39 appearances for the Ivory Coast, (in a team dominated by Wilfried …
Cesc Fabregas: Is he the weak link at Chelsea?

Cesc Fabregas: Is he the weak link at Chelsea?

Chelsea’s startling demise has been the most talked about subject since the new season set into motion. The Blues have made the worst start to the league by a reigning champion in the Premier League’s long, impressive history. Coming as a great shock to most football followers and experts, Chelsea’s nightmare start to the season was not such a surprise to me. First signs of the Blues’ downfall came in the final few months of last season when they have …
The Hyperbole of the Premier League

The Hyperbole of the Premier League

There is an innate arrogance about the supporters of the Premier League assuming it is the hardest in the world. However for every Memphis Depay and Pedro, for whom excuses are being meted out about the Premier League being a lot harder than their previous Dutch and Spanish leagues, there is a Dimitri Payet. Payet the £10.7m West Ham midfielder is arguably the most inform midfielder of the Premier League at present and he is playing only his eleventh game …
Chelsea v Maccabi Tel Aviv | Champions League Preview

Chelsea v Maccabi Tel Aviv | Champions League Preview

Following another dismal result during the weekend in the Premier League, English Champions Chelsea will look elsewhere for inspiration when they host Israeli Maccabi Tel-Aviv on Wednesday evening as the sides gear up for their first Champions League group stage meeting of the season. Mourinho, after failing to take Chelsea past the round of 16 in Europe last season, will look to improve and progress further this year, in a bid to add to his growing list of honours with the …
A Look at Manchester United's Transfer Targets

A Look at Manchester United's Transfer Targets

Manchester United have managed to score only two goals in their first 3 EPL outings, so it would not be surprising if the Red Devils sign a new striker before the transfer window ends. After playing a goal-less match against Newcastle United on Saturday, the only goals in the league this season, so far, would be Kyle Walker’s own goal against Tottenham and Adnan Januzaj’s deflected strike to beat Aston Villa. They play Swansea City this Sunday, and they would …
Page: 1 2 3 4