‘Flatline?’ Are Chelsea Improving under Lampard?

"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?

Analysis – Why are Chelsea failing to kill off teams?

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?

UEFA Champions League – Sevilla FC Opposition Report

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

Opposition Report – West Bromwich Albion

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