Kante’s fitness could define Chelsea’s season

Kante’s fitness could define Chelsea’s season

N’Golo Kante has been one of the most consistent players across all positions since he arrived in England. Chelsea have been hurt by his absence over the opening weeks, as he has been in and out of the team. There has been a lot spoken about the Blues’ defensive set-up and the Frenchman will go a long way to improving that. The young players have been exciting to watch, but it will be the experienced players that dictate how successful …
Chelsea vs Valencia Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Valencia Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea return to the Champions League with their new-look team against Valencia at Stamford Bridge. It will offer an opportunity for their young players to test themselves in the high-pressured environment of Europe's elite competition. Their group doesn't look too difficult, but all three teams will offer a test to the Blues. Given they are the current Europa League champions and they have experience of going deep into the competition, they will fancy their chances of making the knockout stages …
Chelsea v Fulham Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Chelsea v Fulham Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

There are a host of derbies taking place this weekend in the Premier League. The one set to happen at Stamford Bridge won’t be one of the most hotly anticipated, but there are some interesting sub-plots. Claudio Ranieri will be taking his Fulham team to face one of his former clubs. Meanwhile, Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from an embarrassing defeat to Tottenham. The Blues were considered contenders for the Premier League, but last weekend was a stark …
Triple Title Race Threatens To Heat Up

Triple Title Race Threatens To Heat Up

Seven games into the Premier League season and ahead of the biggest game of the season so far, it’s looking increasingly like there’s going to be a three-way fight for the title. Liverpool and Manchester City were always going to be the two title favourites, with the vast majority of pundits expecting their fresh rivalry to dominate the race for the top spot. But Chelsea have emerged as potentially the season’s surprise package, with Sarriball taking full flight, Jorginho an …
Why Mesut Ozil is wasting himself and his time at Arsenal

Why Mesut Ozil is wasting himself and his time at Arsenal

As a visibly frustrated Stamford Bridge witnessed the Gunners hold the home side to a goalless draw on a sunny London afternoon, there was a feeling among many Arsenal fans that this was a rather rare sighting. It wasn’t the most attackingly exuberant display by a side that takes pride in playing attractive football, but it was a one that Arsenal fans aren’t used to seeing. And it came after many had expected Arsenal to take a beating at the …
Chelsea v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea v Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This Sunday, Chelsea host Arsenal in what is normally a hotly contested clash between two of the most popular football clubs in the capital. The Champions have finally clicked into gear, despite a strange transfer window culminating into a disappointing opening day result, largely overshadowed by events outside the realms of normalcy. Antonio Conte has acted swiftly in the second half of the Summer, to bolster his squad, particularly in the midfield bringing in the likes of Bakayoko and Drinkwater …
Where does Davide Zappacosta fit in at Chelsea?

Where does Davide Zappacosta fit in at Chelsea?

Chelsea's transfer window wasn't as great as many anticipated it would be, but they have made some solid additions and improved the depth for their chosen 3-4-3 formation. On deadline day, they signed Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta. The former is well known to Premier League audiences after helping Leicester City to upset the odds and win the title during the 2015/16 campaign. He could be set to reunite with Ngolo Kante, which is a partnership that works well. However, …
Preview - Can Tottenham end their Wembley Hoodoo against Burnley?

Preview - Can Tottenham end their Wembley Hoodoo against Burnley?

So, Tottenham Hotspur will return to their temporary home in Wembley to host Sean Dyche's Burnley on Sunday evening in the third game of the Premier League. Pochettino's side go into this game on the back of a disappointing result against Chelsea and with the pressures of playing in front of a massive crowd meaning an increased allocation for away fans, the task will continue to grow more difficult, should they fail to snap a horrid run (1 win in …
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