Chelsea 8 Indonesia XI 1 | Match Report - Player Talking Points

Chelsea 8 Indonesia XI 1 | Match Report - Player Talking Points

Chelsea ran out 8-1 winners in their third pre-season game against the Indonesia XI on Thursday, with 7 different goal scorers contributing to that total. As expected, it was a dominating performance from the Blues, and for the first time in Chelsea’s pre-season, Mourinho opted for the 4-3-3 that served him so well during his first stint with the club. The starting lineup consisted of: Blackman, Bertrand, Terry, Cahill, Wallace, Chalobah (in holding midfield) Ramires, Van Ginkel, Hazard, Moses and …
Carmille's Chelsea Column: Jose's Homecoming & Demanding Schedule

Carmille's Chelsea Column: Jose's Homecoming & Demanding Schedule

This week’s column will discuss the return of Mourinho to Stamford Bridge, his accolades with the Blues, as well as discuss Chelsea’s busy start to the 2013/2014 season. “Jose Mourinho, Jose Mourinho” echoed across Stamford Bridge on Sunday as the newly reappointed Chelsea manager made his way toward the home dugout for his first competitive match of the season at Stamford  Bridge. “We are the happy ones”, “Welcome home Jose” posters were seen throughout the crowds. For the first time …
Decline at West Brom? | Clarke lacks options

Decline at West Brom? | Clarke lacks options

An eighth place finish last season- Albion's third since promotion from the Championship in 2009/10- can justifiably be considered a triumph for the West Midlands side. However, failing to consolidate one's position in the transfer market at this level can be extremely perilous- as Newcastle found out last summer. Have West Brom made sufficient provision to guard against a similar decline and do they possess the squad depth to launch another assault on the top half? Investment Inconsistency Clarke asserted …
Manchester United v Chelsea Preview | Stats, Odds & Team News

Manchester United v Chelsea Preview | Stats, Odds & Team News

Confidence within David Moyes’ camp will be high after their opening game - a resounding 4-1 victory at Swansea. The goals were shared between their two strikers, Danny Welbeck and who else but Robin Van Persie, who continues from the previous season in the same vein. On the opening day of the season, Chelsea faced Hull and after an exquisite first 30 minutes of football, Chelsea showed why they are being considered title contenders/favourites. That performance was slick, quick and …
Can Shane Long be the man to replace Romelu Lukaku?

Can Shane Long be the man to replace Romelu Lukaku?

This week, West Brom full back Steven Reid credited Shane Long with invigorating the success of Romelu Lukaku’s loan spell at the Hawthorns in the 2012/2013 season. He believes that he can perform a similar role for Nicolas Anelka this upcoming season. However, Reid’s comments got me thinking. Is Long capable of being the man to replace Lukaku, rather than being a foil to any potential replacement for the Belgian forward? Before looking at the most important areas for the …
Striker signings - which had most impact? Benteke, RvP, Lukaku & Michu

Striker signings - which had most impact? Benteke, RvP, Lukaku & Michu

West Brom - What's changed? Hodgson Vs Clarke | Stats Analysis

West Brom - What's changed? Hodgson Vs Clarke | Stats Analysis

EPL Target Men Stats Compared | Dzeko, Benteke, Holt, Carroll & Lukaku

EPL Target Men Stats Compared | Dzeko, Benteke, Holt, Carroll & Lukaku

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