Chelsea vs Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea will need to get back to winning ways on Saturday, with the race to qualify for next season's Champions League heating up. They welcome Watford to Stamford Bridge, who are low on confidence. This is a big test of Frank Lampard and the inexperienced manager will be hoping to show that he can get things back on course following a very poor performance at West Ham. The spending done already shows that the Blues are looking to become title …
Chelsea vs Manchester City | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Manchester City | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This is the standout fixture from the midweek round of matches, with Chelsea looking to make a statement against Manchester City. Although the visitors have been excellent since the restart, they have an FA Cup tie at the weekend and they may choose to rest key players in this fixture. Meanwhile, the Blues have the motivation to consolidate their position in the top four, with Champions League football crucial to their development under Frank Lampard. This will be a good …
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea will be looking to get back to winning ways on Wednesday, following a run of three matches without a victory. They welcome Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge, who will be hopeful of gaining a positive result. The festive period can throw up unpredictable results, with West Ham's victory over the home side on Saturday proving that. Although the Blues had several good chances in the first half, they were unable to find a breakthrough and they were later punished …
Chelsea vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Chelsea have been widely praised for their approach and performances under Frank Lampard, but the past week shows the work they still need to do to reach the highest level. They will have a great opportunity to return to winning ways this weekend as they welcome out of form West Ham United to Stamford Bridge. Although London derbies can be unpredictable, the Blues will be confident of getting the three points in front of their own fans. Neither team has looked …
Liverpool Vs Chelsea | UEFA Super Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool Vs Chelsea | UEFA Super Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool are going play in a final (of sorts) in Istanbul. Liverpool are going to play Chelsea in Europe. Both these statements when said in isolation, are loaded with meaning and memories for the Reds. They will get to relive the memories of both those statements when they play in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday night. Yes, the venue is not the Ataturk Stadium where Liverpool scripted the most miraculous of Champions League wins. Wednesday’s game is set to …
Premier League Transfers This January: A Tepid Window So Far

Premier League Transfers This January: A Tepid Window So Far

The January transfer window is like an annual second chance for all football clubs – but more so for the clubs from the top leagues like the Premier League. The pressure in the top leagues is so intense that if a manager or a transfer committee blundered in the summer transfer window then by December all seems lost. Case in point, Manchester United this season.  But the January window provides an opportunity to set the mistakes right and aim for …
Christian Pulisic to Chelsea: A transfer that highlights the club's flaws

Christian Pulisic to Chelsea: A transfer that highlights the club's flaws

Chelsea made the first major move of the January transfer window, as they announced the arrival of Borussia Dortmund attacker Christian Pulisic. However, the USA international will remain at the Bundesliga team for the rest of the current campaign. This clause seems odd on the face of it, as he has struggled for minutes this season. If he was to move this month, it is much more likely that he would be given substantial game-time at Stamford Bridge. The deal …