Ramires vs Man City | Player Performance Analysis

Ramires vs Man City | Player Performance Analysis

Playing Manchester City at the Etihad is no laughing matter. They have dominated every single opponent at home this season, with their 100% record before they faced Chelsea, being the proof of this. But if anyone was going to put an end to it then most people would agree that it would be Chelsea, especially with their Portuguese tactical genius, Jose Mourinho. Once again, Mourinho outwitted his opponent, this time with the simple switch of players. Yes, this season Mourinho …
The impact of Defensive Midfielders | Lucas, Carrick, Ramires & McCarthy

The impact of Defensive Midfielders | Lucas, Carrick, Ramires & McCarthy

The modern footballing world likes to follow the labelling trend of the "defensive midfielder". The importance of those who sit in front of the defence as a protection is becoming increasingly apparent. I take a look at some of the top examples who prove that midfielders are just as important to a team's defence as the back four (note this is not a comparison - more of a look at how they contribute to their teams). Michael Carrick has had …
Mourinho confirms Ramires to stay | Ramires Stats

Mourinho confirms Ramires to stay | Ramires Stats

Chelsea fans will no doubt be very happy with the recent comments made by Ramires, not just because the player has stated that he will be staying at the club, but because of the evidence of new Manager Mourinho laying down his foundations for the team. Although Ramires is not a player who scores and assists consistently throughout the season, most teams I'm sure would appreciate a player with his athletic attributes which is combined with a superb attitude. A …
Manchester United vs Chelsea | Bitter Rivalry - Match Preview

Manchester United vs Chelsea | Bitter Rivalry - Match Preview