Conte at Chelsea - What Formation Will He Play?

Conte at Chelsea - What Formation Will He Play?

Not many managers in world football get as passionate, aggressive and consumed as much as the Italy manager – and Chelsea’s new manager – Antoine Conte. Watching Conte in action against Spain particularly- a memorable game where amused onlookers saw him leaping on to the top of the dugout to celebrate victory - it has become pretty obvious that the Premier League will become a lot more intense and entertaining. In fact, Conte already looks ready to upset a few …
The Hyperbole of the Premier League

The Hyperbole of the Premier League

There is an innate arrogance about the supporters of the Premier League assuming it is the hardest in the world. However for every Memphis Depay and Pedro, for whom excuses are being meted out about the Premier League being a lot harder than their previous Dutch and Spanish leagues, there is a Dimitri Payet. Payet the £10.7m West Ham midfielder is arguably the most inform midfielder of the Premier League at present and he is playing only his eleventh game …
Arsenal and Chelsea: What Went Wrong?

Arsenal and Chelsea: What Went Wrong?

The first week of the Premier League produced unconvincing starts for two of the strongest teams of this season – Chelsea and Arsenal. Chelsea – being the defending champions – were this close to losing their home game at Stamford Bridge to Swansea City. They managed to salvage a 2-2 draw and that was perhaps the only saving grace. According to the stats, no side has enjoyed more than Swansea's 10 shots on target at Chelsea since 2003. A major …
Signings that could fire Chelsea to European glory

Signings that could fire Chelsea to European glory

With several games to spare, Chelsea all but too easily cruised to the English top flight honours. However, their manager doesn’t so easily get carried away by such ‘trivial’ achievements. Come summer, Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho will still be relishing adding more quality to his star-studded team, not to mention letting go of some perceived dead wood. The former Real Madrid manager is already licking his lips in the prospect of replicating his enviable domestic achievements in Europe. It is …
Snubbed from PFA Team of the Season | Fabregas, Cazorla, Aguero left out!

Snubbed from PFA Team of the Season | Fabregas, Cazorla, Aguero left out!

FIFA World XI: Which Premier League Stars Could Make the Cut?

FIFA World XI: Which Premier League Stars Could Make the Cut?

12 Premier League stars are among the nominees for the FIFA World XI of the year 2014. But which ones could realistically get the honour of being one of the 11 players standing on the stage in Zurich at the FIFA Gala event on January 12th? The Premier League nominees are: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Filipe Luis (Chelsea), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Angel di Maria (Manchester United), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Yaya …
In-Between the Posts: Premier League Keepers, Battle For Glory

In-Between the Posts: Premier League Keepers, Battle For Glory

A unique feature of this transfer window has been that the almost all the top clubs are looking to add depth and quality in the goalkeeping department. Whether it is the keepers who were out on loan returning to their parent club or smart captures of foreign keeper on the cheap, managers are understanding the need to have more than the usual safe pair of hands between the posts. Only Manchester United and Everton from the teams that finished in …
Belgium vs Algeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group H

Belgium vs Algeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group H

The opening match of Group H sees Algeria come up against a Belgium side that are many peoples dark horses to lift the World Cup trophy in Rio de Janeiro on July 13th. Belgium cruised through their qualifying group, finishing  top of a group that included Croatia, Serbia, Wales, Scotland and Macedonia, with the Red Devils only conceding 4 goals in their 10 matches. They failed to lose a single game during qualifying (Won 8, Drawn 2), with only Germany …