The Centre Back Dilemma

Chelsea’s most featured centre-half pairings have been either Zouma and Tomori or Rudiger and Christensen. This appears to be a decision on the basis of experience, and with little genuine tactical foresight. Rudiger and Christensen have been at the club for the last three years and have during that time played under three different managers, … Continue reading The Centre Back Dilemma

Breakdown: Development System with Ampadu, the Overlooked Glitch on Ake.

What was the plan that Chelsea had for him? How was a one-month adventure to a relegation struggling team going to help a prospect’s development? It's not ideal - the stress of listening to two different managers’ pre-match instructions in one month should not be overlooked. He can't be Ruud Guilt if he's sitting on … Continue reading Breakdown: Development System with Ampadu, the Overlooked Glitch on Ake.

Player Profile: Willy Caballero – The Man With a Masked Impact

If not for a sequence of deathly fixtures in early February, there would've been very little to write in collating Willy Caballero's seasonal profile. Many thought Caballero's destiny this season was to end up like buttocks made for the bench, yet his greatest moment has irrefutably been acknowledged as coming in to save the day. … Continue reading Player Profile: Willy Caballero – The Man With a Masked Impact

A Look Back At How Chelsea Coped With The Loss of Eden Hazard

During Hazard's time with Chelsea, he was arguably the best player in the Premier League, and beyond doubt the most outstanding player for us. He had a great impact on every trophy Chelsea won. Upon his departure, the fan base was rife with talk of resulting chaos, and the odds that Chelsea would have a … Continue reading A Look Back At How Chelsea Coped With The Loss of Eden Hazard

Gilmour vs. Jorginho: Who is the Best Midfielder?

Lampard clearly wants Chelsea to return to the Mourinho days playing a double-pivot, which means a DLP (Fabregas type of midfielder) is now important to Chelsea’s midfield. Anytime the “Fabregas replacement” phrase comes up amongst our fan base, the first name mentioned is the visionary Italian penalty-taker in Jorginho. Yet, now also mentioned is the … Continue reading Gilmour vs. Jorginho: Who is the Best Midfielder?

MODEL LIVERPOOL: Core Likeness Between Chelsea & The World Champion.

Chelsea has of late been fond of emulating the top sides in the league, from Maurizio following Pep's lead to Lampard simulating Klopp's plan. This Chelsea team is far from Liverpool's level, but what are the similarities? Prior to Chelsea’s win over Liverpool, Lampard said: "Behind what we see now at Liverpool, a team that … Continue reading MODEL LIVERPOOL: Core Likeness Between Chelsea & The World Champion.