Newcastle v Chelsea | Match Stats Report

Newcastle v Chelsea | Match Stats Report

Newcastle 0-3 Chelsea | Crisis? What crisis?

Newcastle 0-3 Chelsea | Crisis? What crisis?

After Chelsea’s comfortable victory at Newcastle many Chelsea fans were wondering what crisis they were supposed to be in. In all seriousness, whether Chelsea can be judged to be in a crisis or not is dependant on where they are after next Monday, games against Valencia in the Champions League and Man City in the Premier League, at home, are both must win. However, first, to focus on the positives of a competent, assured performance in the most part. Chelsea …
Newcastle v Chelsea | Tactical Match Preview

Newcastle v Chelsea | Tactical Match Preview

Possible line ups and formations Defend from the front As you can see from the chalkboard below from Chelsea’s last away game at Bolton, Cech plays the majority of his passes onto his central defenders. 25 out of the 34 passes he took were played short - the reason why Petr Cech has the best pass completion rate for a goalkeeper in the Premier League (71.9%). Despite Tim Krul seeing the ball more often (Krul 425 v Cech 363), Krul’s …
Oriol Romeu | Part of Chelsea revolution

Oriol Romeu | Part of Chelsea revolution

In the summer Oriol Romeu was bought from Barcelona for a fee of £5m, with a buy back clause for Barcelona in case he does well.  The early signs of his Chelsea career suggest that he can excel in Chelsea’s midfield, composed on the ball, knows to spot a pass, tactically aware as a defensive midfielder, at the ripe age of 2o he is a hot prospect for Chelsea. After his assured first start against Wolves, John Obi Mikel might …
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