Why Tammy Abraham’s early Chelsea form is sustainable

Why Tammy Abraham’s early Chelsea form is sustainable

Tammy Abraham has recovered from a challenging start to the season, in which he missed the decisive penalty during the European Super Cup against Liverpool. Following the match, the England international suffered racial abuse on social media and supporters were left questioning his capabilities as a top-six Premier League striker. These doubts have quickly been removed, as the 22-year-old has scored ten goals in the games that have followed, emerging as a golden boot contender in the process. Frank Lampard …
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea are quickly becoming one of the best teams to watch in the country during their year of transition under Frank Lampard. They welcome Crystal Palace to Stamford Bridge, in what will be a tricky fixture for the Blues. Despite their position in the top four, they have struggled to win matches at home. They have only won three matches across all competitions at home this season and this is a record that needs to be corrected sooner rather than …
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 …
Where Will Chelsea’s Goals Come From?

Where Will Chelsea’s Goals Come From?

It is not clear if Marina Granovskaia was aware that André Villas-Boas was back in the market after a year and a half out of the game, but the Portuguese former manager would have allowed himself a wry smile on learning about Frank Lampard’s appointment this summer.  Installed as manager by struggling Marseille a month before the Chelsea legend was announced as the Blues’ new boss, Villas-Boas famously tried and failed with his youth integration policy at Stamford Bridge eight …
Liverpool Vs Swansea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Liverpool Vs Swansea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

While leagues across Europe are holidaying for the winter, the English Premier League enters one of the most gruelling parts of its schedule. As if five game days in 23 days were not tough enough, the schedule has thrown in three more game days in the next 8 days. The first of these three gamedays falls on Boxing day for Liverpool and Swansea – two teams, who are seemingly very different but in a couple of ways are very similar. …
Arsenal vs Swansea City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Swansea City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal welcome Swansea City to the Emirates needing to win. While they decisively beat Everton last weekend, they have matches away to Manchester City and Tottenham upcoming and need to pick up as many points as possible before then.  Swansea will hope to turn their need for points into something they can exploit. After their disappointing 2-1 loss to Watford, Arsenal turned things around with their best performance of the season in their 5-2 battering of Everton. The Gunners cut …
Future England Stars?

Future England Stars?

With the 2018 World Cup in Russia slowly approaching, Gareth Southgate is having to rotate and experiment with the huge national pool of English players available to him, especially the new batch of young English prospects coming through as well as young players establishing themselves in the Premier League after making their way through the EFL leagues. This article will analyse some of the most promising and likely call ups to Southgates next international squad for the first time. Dominic …
Tottenham Hotspur Vs Swansea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Tottenham Hotspur Vs Swansea Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Football comes thick and fast in these initial months of the season, which is generally appreciated by fans, players, and clubs alike. For some, like Arsenal and Sadio Mane, it provides an opportunity to put horror performances behind them, while for others it provides an opportunity to keep their run going. For Tottenham, a Saturday night home game against Swansea gives them a chance to ascertain that they have indeed laid their Wembley woes to rest. Borussia Dortmund were visiting …