The 2019/20 was a season of drastic change at Chelsea Football Club. A club whose perceived ethos was to buy the best in the business – manager or player – had suddenly lost their manager and marquee player. An inexperienced Frank Lampard took over the reins at the door of a year-long transfer ban. He … Continue reading REFLECTIONS OF THE CUP: A MICROCOSM OF LAMPARD’S CHELSEA
The final day of the Premier League season is here. Chelsea play Wolverhampton Wanderers at home. The reverse fixture was a delight to watch, especially considering the shaky start to our season. Chelsea snatched a comfortable win, scoring five goals, with Tammy Abraham bagging a hat trick. Since the restart, Chelsea’s fortunes have been up … Continue reading Opposition Report: Wolverhampton Wanderers
Praneeth give us the lowdown on Sunday's opposition in our FA Cup Semi Final. Manchester United have been strong since the restart, and will require a top-quality display from the Blues to break down.
Matteo Kovacic is one of the finest talents to play the beautiful game. Breaking through at the age of 16 at Dinamo Zagreb, Kovacic had racked up 50 appearances for Croatia before he was 25. Javier Zanetti at Inter hailed him as the finest young talent to come through since Ronaldo. Having moved to Real … Continue reading Player Profile: The Curious Case of Matteo Kovacic
One of the more inspiring stories in football is the story of N’golo Kante. His hard work and energy would see him grow into a professional footballer, rising through the leagues in France, ultimately winning a move to the Premier League. He started making a name for himself at Leicester City, as an important part … Continue reading N’Golo Kante – What Does the Future Hold?
Portugal has given the world several talents - from Eusebio to Luis Figo, from Rui Costa to Deco - each carving his own niche in the rich technical tapestry of Portuguese football. Their history of technical prodigies have given this generation Cristiano Ronaldo and Ricardo Quaresma, both purported to reach the heights of football stardom … Continue reading A-Z: Q is for Quaresma – A Tryst with Insouciance
“Hazard.. Mata.. Hazard.. And here’s Lampard.. Could this be the moment? It is! Frank Lampard makes Chelsea history, his 202nd goal for the club, equaling the record set by the great Bobby Tambling!” Villa Park. Saturday, May 11, 2013. Every Chelsea fan remembers the day well. Super Frankie Lampard was finally Chelsea's all-time leading goalscorer. … Continue reading Super Frankie Lampard – Down Memory Lane
I do not believe in love at first sight – not with a girl, not with a game, certainly not with a football club. Having grown up in India, my “first love” was inevitably cricket. My first brush with football was the 2002 World Cup, which I was watching as my grandfather did. There was … Continue reading Chelsea: Falling in Love