Could Marseille's powerful ball-playing defender be a solution to Chelsea's defensive disarray? Ameya examines the talented young Croatian Duje Caleta-Car.
With the dust settled on the FA Cup Final, Rob reflects on injuries, lacklustre performance and poor refereeing.
Chelsea’s most featured centre-half pairings have been either Zouma and Tomori or Rudiger and Christensen. This appears to be a decision on the basis of experience, and with little genuine tactical foresight. Rudiger and Christensen have been at the club for the last three years and have during that time played under three different managers, … Continue reading The Centre Back Dilemma
When he is not suffering as an Arsenal fan, Marius Fischer (@gegenpressing91) is an expert on all things Bundesliga and Die Mannschaft. That's not all though - he's an accomplished youth football coach and even finds time to do impressive data visualisation work showcasing the stats, figures and numbers for some of the Bundesliga's best … Continue reading The Interview: Marius Fischer
Football’s long-awaited return is just around the corner, as the clock ticks down to Chelsea’s trip to Aston Villa. It’s vital that the Blues get off to a good start, with only three points between them and a Europa League spot, currently occupied by Manchester United. Frank Lampard has decisions to make about who to … Continue reading Chelsea’s critical yet confusing centre-back dilemma
Andreas Christensen has had a topsy-turvy campaign to say the least. In fact, the same can be said about his entire career at Chelsea. The 24-year-old Dane has made 92 appearances for the club over the years, but has hardly shown any significant improvement considering how highly he was rated, even after his loan spell … Continue reading Player Profile: Andreas Christensen
“My conscience tells me that if, for example, Baker, Brown, and Solanke are not national team players in a few years, I should blame myself.” – Jose Mourinho, 2014 Every so often, a player appears at youth level that seems to have everything in their locker. Intelligent movement. Crisp passing. Two-footed. Good physical development. An … Continue reading The Tragic Odyssey of Lewis Baker: What Went Wrong for Chelsea’s Great Hope – Part 1
Chelsea’s first season under Frank Lampard (the Blues’ all-time top goalscorer and legend for both club and country) is still three months from being finished, as the current coronavirus pandemic has delayed all football competitions in Europe. Whether the season resumes or is cancelled, Lampard will have to dip into the transfer market this summer … Continue reading Chelsea 2020-21 Part 1: What Frank Lampard will need in defence
As soon as news broke out that Chelsea were going to proceed with their appeal against the ban, normal service has been resumed with regard to transfer rumours. The hearing has been scheduled for the 20th of November, whose outcome will determine whether we can register new players in the winter window commencing in January … Continue reading Are our centre backs good enough to compete with the best?
Unfortunately it’s that time of year again when international breaks seem to be coming thick and fast. Another round of Euro Qualifiers and international friendlies have been and gone so it’s time once again to review the performances of all the Chelsea players called up for International Duty. Kepa Arrizabalaga Although he appears to have … Continue reading International Round-up