"You know, the best players, myself included, they play to their strengths so as to not expose their weaknesses. They control the ball, the ball doesn't control them." Glen Foy to Santiago Munez in 'Goal! The Dream Begins'(2005) It seems only yesterday that question marks surrounding Frank Lampard and this star-studded yet inexplosive Chelsea side … Continue reading ‘Flatline?’ Are Chelsea Improving under Lampard?
Chelsea's 'revolutionary' season hit another setback as an underwhelming second-half display against Southampton led to the spoils being shared at Stamford Bridge. It looks as if this has all happened before; almost like "different game, same old story". Having made a fantastic start against the Saints, Chelsea took their foot off the gas in the … Continue reading Analysis – Why are Chelsea failing to kill off teams?
The long, excruciating wait is over as the Champions League returns to Stamford Bridge as Chelsea host Sevilla FC in a 20:00 hours kick-off. Chelsea bowed out of last season's campaign in disappointing fashion to the eventual-champions, Bayern Munich in the Round of 16. With the squad having undergone a major overhaul in all areas, … Continue reading UEFA Champions League – Sevilla FC Opposition Report
The Premier League resumes after an eventful International Break as Chelsea welcome high-flying Southampton to Stamford Bridge for a 3 PM Saturday kick-off. The seventh-placed Blues went into the fortnight on a high after a sizzling 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace that featured a goal on his maiden start from £45million signing Ben Chilwell and … Continue reading Opposition Report- Southampton
The biggest regret to this date among Chelsea fans is letting the likes of Mohamed Salah, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne leave the club. Though each one probably made sense for the club at the time in terms of a footballing and business decision, the sheer pain that runs through Chelsea fans' veins when … Continue reading Mateo Kovacic – Bargain of the Century?
'We’re not in a period where the transfer window or market is acting like it has done in recent years in terms of how players move or what level they move at. Again, the competitive games have just started. I’m very open to those conversations with the players as the next couple of weeks go … Continue reading Callum Hudson-Odoi: is this his breakthrough season?
Chelsea bagged their first home win of the season in style as Ben Chilwell produced an inspirational display on league debut to defeat Crystal Palace by four goals
Chelsea will be looking to put a disappointing week behind them by looking for a first home win in the Premier League this season as fellow Londoners Crystal Palace visit Stamford bridge for a 12 PM Saturday kick-off. The Eagles have made a strong start to the season and sit pretty at sixth; three places … Continue reading Opposition Report – Crystal Palace
The Carabao Cup returns to action as Chelsea visit Tottenham Hotspur as both sides look to get back to winning ways in what promises to be a titanic London derby. Frank Lampard will be looking to get the better of his former manager Jose Mourinho, whose Tottenham side are scheduled to play their sixth game … Continue reading Tottenham vs Chelsea – Carabao Cup Match Preview
After following up a disappointing performance against bitter rivals Liverpool with a convincing 6-0 thrashing of Championship side Barnsley in the Carabao Cup, Frank Lampard is set to hand league debuts to Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and possibly recently-signed Edouard Mendy as he prepares his side to face West Bromwich Albion in Matchweek 3 of … Continue reading Opposition Report – West Bromwich Albion