Our fellow ATC writers share their thoughts and answer some questions on our 2-1 victory against Rennes in the UEFA Champions League. Vayam Lahoti (@VayamLahoti) Question 1: We didn’t play our best today and credit to Rennes but how important is getting wins like these especially in a jam packed schedule? It's really important to … Continue reading UEFA Champions League Post-Match Questionnaire: Rennes 1-2 Chelsea
The Blues from the Bridge leave Roazhon Park with all three points after edging out Rennes in a cutting, hard-fought match and thereby advance to UEFA Champions League Round of 16 stage. The home side were resilient and relentless in their press and caused havoc in midfield. After Sehrou Guirassy cancelled Callum Hudson-Odoi's early opener … Continue reading Rennes 1-2 Chelsea: Player Ratings As Olivier Giroud Bags Late Winner For the Blues
The grueling International break has given us the moment to analyze Chelsea’s current form and their first 8 Premier League matches this season. Frank Lampard was given a strong backing this past summer after last year’s transfer ban. Unfortunately, many of those new signings had to wait and as consequence, Chelsea had to get … Continue reading ATC – Chelsea’s Blueprint for the Future –Analyzing our first 8 PL games
Olivier Giroud is name which has been the heart of much criticism over the years. The target man has always had to deal with criticism whether that's with his adventures with France, Arsenal or Chelsea. Despite the apparent lack of credit Giroud receives, it's undeniable that he has had a very underrated career and perhaps … Continue reading Olivier Giroud left out in the cold – Is This Unjust Treatment?
Chelsea look to continue their defensive stability after their the third consecutive clean sheet following a comprehensive 4-0 victory against Krasnodar on Wednesday. However, Burnley will provide a stubborn test for the blues who will no doubt be suffering from fatigue after a trip to Russia followed by an away trip to Turf Moor. Here … Continue reading Burnley v Chelsea – How should Chelsea lineup?
Same question, different day. With every passing game, there comes more sitting on the fence about Frank Lampard and Chelsea. And for those who may think, and perhaps that so much shouldn't be made of Chelsea this early into the season, it may help to state that there are, in general, better managerial options out … Continue reading BAPTISED BY FIRE – How Frank Lampard will turn the ship around
Frank Lampard’s Blues leave Russia with a hard-fought victory against a feisty and physical Krasnodar side. Chelsea had their troubles in the first half and the beginning portion of the second but was able to weather the Russian storm and bang 4 goals past them. The starting lineup was enticing giving fans much relief over … Continue reading From Russia with Love: A Much-Needed Victory
One of the most hotly anticipated fixtures of the Premier League season, Chelsea vs Manchester United, failed to live up to its usual goal-packed standards as the two teams settled for a dull 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday evening. Leading up to the game, the weather in Manchester was torrid. Sheets of rain … Continue reading Last Time Out: Draw at Old Trafford
The Blues leave Old Trafford with a hard fought point after prioritizing defense over offense. Chelsea did have their bright spells throughout the match but the home side looked the more comfortable and dangerous on the ball creating several opportunities on net. Despite this, the Blues made it difficult for Manchester to break them down … Continue reading From Manchester to Krasnodar – Reflection on Chelsea so far
Chelsea played out a disappointing 0-0 draw at Old Trafford with a bunch of individual performances standing out. Let's look at some player ratings- Edouard Mendy- 8/10 After nearly gifting a goal away in the first half, Edouard Mendy was Chelsea's savior as he was at his best, brilliantly saving a couple from Marcus Rashford … Continue reading Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea- Player Ratings