Underwhelming. If one word could summarize Chelsea's season so far, this would be very close to perfection. With a total of 9 games played so far, the Blues have picked up 3 wins, 4 draws and 2 loses, despite the fact that the squad has seen massive investment this summer. With the existence of the … Continue reading Why Chelsea and Frank Lampard Deserve Some Time.
"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 finished their first Champions League group stage game in uncharacteristically dull fashion after a 0-0 bore draw with Sevilla last night at Stamford Bridge. Whilst the performance was not exactly inspiring, even though for the last half an hour we had arguably our strongest team on the pitch, there were still pockets of the … Continue reading Chelsea vs Sevilla – No need to panic
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?
Chelsea's Champions League campaign for the 20/21 season begins tomorrow with a home tie against Sevilla; whom the Blues have never faced in the competition. @CFCDUBois sets out who should line up against the current Europa League holders. It was looking increasingly likely that recent signing Edouard Mendy would still remain sidelined from injury for … Continue reading UEFA Champions League – Who should start against Sevilla?
Here we are once again. What was predicted by many to be a routine win for Chelsea given the massive recruitment drive ends in an eventful 3-3 draw. For many fans, this feels like a defeat as the team seemingly managed to draw disappointment from the jaws of a well deserved victory. Once again the … Continue reading Will Frank Lampard’s Chelsea ever learn from their defensive mistakes?
If you are a regular watcher of Chelsea, there is a great chance that you might have noticed the uncertainty amongst fans and management about the structure of the team’s midfield. While Frank Lampard is known for changing his system from time to time to keep up with the seemingly non-stopping injury problem in his … Continue reading Chelsea’s Midfield Structure: Single or Double Pivot?
The cunning faint moves; the lively dribbles, the adorable passes are the theme of Pulisic’s constant drama. It is a necessity to stay hooked to the TV when he is on the pitch. He’s such an enjoyable player to watch. The entertainment he produces earned him the ‘fan’s favourite’. I’m not forgetting the MLS icon, … Continue reading Christian Pulisic’s Under-Appreciated Character and Work Ethic
For Chelsea fans who started supporting Chelsea around the time Roman Abramovich walked into Stamford Bridge and shot the club straight into the realm of European heavyweights with his ambition, the past year and a half have probably been a confusing time. For Chelsea fans in the 20-25 age band, their idols growing up watching … Continue reading The Lampard Conundrum
The Blues secured a vital 3-1 win against Manchester City at home as they look to defend their league title, with goals courtesy of Maren Mjelde (P), Sam Kerr and Fran Kirby. Overall, the performance felt like a breath of fresh air after many underwhelming ones. Bouncing back from their 4-1 victory against Arsenal in … Continue reading Chelsea Women 3-1 Man City – What We Learned