Chelsea Managers Compared 2000-13 | Stats and Opinions

Chelsea Managers Compared 2000-13 | Stats and Opinions

Manchester United vs Chelsea | Bitter Rivalry - Match Preview

Manchester United vs Chelsea | Bitter Rivalry - Match Preview

Chelsea's Tactical Progress Under Benitez | In-depth Analysis

Chelsea's Tactical Progress Under Benitez | In-depth Analysis

Immediately after being appointed the new Chelsea manager, Rafa Benitez had to deal with several problems. Putting aside the ‘off pitch’ problems he encountered (which, quite frankly took the term ‘fan backlash’ to new highs), the Spaniard’s focus was surely casted over the tactical deficiencies repeatedly showed by his new team during the season. For a team of Chelsea’s calibre (given their spending power, hence the amount of quality players in their squad), perhaps it was uncommon to have different …
Manchester United 2 Chelsea 2 | FA Cup Match Report

Manchester United 2 Chelsea 2 | FA Cup Match Report

Manchester United came out strong and dominated the first half against Chelsea. However, Rafa Benitez made some astute tactical changes and altered the flow of the match in favor of his side. In the second half, nearly all traffic was flowing against Manchester United's goal, and Chelsea nearly walked away with a 3-2 victory. United Formation After being benched against Real Madrid during the week, Wayne Rooney returned to United's starting eleven, playing in an attacking midfield role behind Javier …
EPL Myths Debunked | Rafa's Chelsea Boring? Harry to save QPR? City threw away title?

EPL Myths Debunked | Rafa's Chelsea Boring? Harry to save QPR? City threw away title?

Norwich 0 Chelsea 1 | Match Stats Report

Norwich 0 Chelsea 1 | Match Stats Report

Chelsea best Norwich by a single goal in a match that felt contained and calm. Chris Hughton’s side never looked too close to scoring. In fact, at times neither did Chelsea. It was only a magnificent long shot from Mata that gave Chelsea their three points. Chelsea rotated some members of their squad following their 8-0 massacre of Aston Villa at Stamford bridge. Frank Lampard sat on the bench to start and was replaced by John Obi Mikel. Eden Hazard …
Chelsea 8 Aston Villa 0 | Match & Stats Report

Chelsea 8 Aston Villa 0 | Match & Stats Report

Seven different goal scorers contributed to Chelsea’s 8-0 win against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea finished practically every chance they were presented with, with the glaring exception of one missed penalty. It was a straight forward match. Torres scored within three minutes and Chelsea never looked like conceding. Chelsea dominated and Villa utterly folded. Chelsea lined up in a familiar formation. Lampard and Luiz anchored the midfield behind Hazard, Mata, and Moses. Luiz’s move from central defense to midfield …
Why are Chelsea Struggling under Rafa Benitez? Stats

Why are Chelsea Struggling under Rafa Benitez? Stats

It’s obvious that Chelsea’s old adversary taking over as manager is not welcomed by the Chelsea contingent. Just listen again to the reception Rafa Benitez received during his first match in charge against Manchester City. Yet, although harsh and seemingly unwarranted after only 3 games in charge, the opinion of the Chelsea faithful may be glaringly true. To the objective amongst us there was always a sense of Benitez not being a good fit for the London side for a …
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