Liverpool 4 West Brom 1 | Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 4 West Brom 1 | Tactical Analysis

Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez both retained their spots in the starting lineup, the latter scoring 13 goals in as many league games. On loan Chelsea man Victor Moses dropped to the bench to accommodate Lucas Leiva, with Gerrard filling into the hole created in the Nigerian’s absence. Berahino was replaced by Nicolas Anelka, the Frenchman has yet to register for the Baggies this season. Boaz Myhill continued to deputise in the place of the injured Ben Foster. As was …
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 …
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