Kepa Arrizabalaga deserves better, as a footballer and a human

Chelsea’s 5-3 defeat at Liverpool was significant for a number of reasons. The five goals shipped at Anfield was the most the Blues have conceded all season, making it three away defeats in their last four outings. Almost every player came under fire for the humiliation, none more so than Kepa Arrizabalaga. A goalkeeper will … Continue reading Kepa Arrizabalaga deserves better, as a footballer and a human

Frank Lampard’s tactical masterclass puts Chelsea on verge of FA Cup glory

For all their achievements and success, Chelsea had not been able to overcome Manchester United. The Red Devils were proving to be the Blues’ bogey team, with three wins out of three this season. Whether it was the stunning 4-0 win in the Premier League opener, Marcus Rashford’s brace in the Carabao Cup victory or … Continue reading Frank Lampard’s tactical masterclass puts Chelsea on verge of FA Cup glory

Jorginho: Cause for concern or tactical decision?

Since football returned, no Chelsea player has endured more differing fortunes than Jorginho. Before the coronavirus pandemic brought life to a halt, the Italian was a firm favourite for Frank Lampard. He had made the second-highest number of appearances, featured in 88% of games and was only behind Tammy Abraham for goals. Yet now, it … Continue reading Jorginho: Cause for concern or tactical decision?

Chelsea’s set-piece struggles and why it matters

What have we learnt from Frank Lampard’s Chelsea this season? Chelsea can beat the best teams in England, and produce some outstanding performances when it matters. The injection of youth players has paid off, proving that after all, the kids are alright. This squad has huge potential among its ranks, and can challenge at the … Continue reading Chelsea’s set-piece struggles and why it matters

Michy Batshuayi: Chelsea’s forgotten man hidden in the shadows

With Timo Werner finally confirmed on Thursday, Chelsea now have four strikers among their ranks. Werner will undoubtedly be top of the pecking order, with the German scoring more goals than the other three combined in an outstanding season at RB Leipzig. Tammy Abraham offers even more goalscoring prowess, with his 15 goals making him … Continue reading Michy Batshuayi: Chelsea’s forgotten man hidden in the shadows

Chelsea’s critical yet confusing centre-back dilemma

Football’s long-awaited return is just around the corner, as the clock ticks down to Chelsea’s trip to Aston Villa. It’s vital that the Blues get off to a good start, with only three points between them and a Europa League spot, currently occupied by Manchester United. Frank Lampard has decisions to make about who to … Continue reading Chelsea’s critical yet confusing centre-back dilemma

Player Profile: Fikayo Tomori – Chelsea’s Commanding Centre-Back of the Future

 For all of Chelsea’s defensive woes this season, it’s been a privilege to watch the breakthrough and development of Fikayo Tomori. Over the summer, the controversial departure of David Luiz and the end of an era for Gary Cahill opened up two new centre-back spots at Stamford Bridge. Kurt Zouma returned from his loan at … Continue reading Player Profile: Fikayo Tomori – Chelsea’s Commanding Centre-Back of the Future

Player Profile: Kepa Arrizabalaga – The Spaniard’s Roaring Redemption

Very few players at Chelsea have divided opinion as much as Kepa Arrizabalaga. The Spanish goalkeeper enjoyed a stellar debut season under Maurizio Sarri, playing a key role in the Europe League triumph. Yet this season could not have been more different, with contrasting performances reflected in the fans’ conflicting views. Chelsea’s rollercoaster of a … Continue reading Player Profile: Kepa Arrizabalaga – The Spaniard’s Roaring Redemption

Why Kalidou Koulibaly is the man to revamp Chelsea’s backline

When the season ends and the transfer market reopens, Chelsea have some work to do. While the current squad is far from a disaster, weaknesses have been exposed throughout the campaign, and there is a need for new reinforcements. Perhaps no position needs more of an improvement than centre-back. The Blues had four strong options … Continue reading Why Kalidou Koulibaly is the man to revamp Chelsea’s backline