Antonio Rüdiger has often divided opinion among the Chelsea fans. He signed for Chelsea in 2017 on a five year deal. With over 300 career club appearances, the 27 year old is Chelsea’s most experienced centre back, barring, of course, the new signing Thiago Silva. He has made 80 Premier League appearances for Chelsea and … Continue reading Why selling Antonio Rudiger makes sense.
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.
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
If any player can best summarize Chelsea’s roller coaster of a season, it’s Rudiger. Signed in the summer of Conte’s disastrous second year in charge, Rudiger was expected to add some pace and energy to an ageing backline with his youthful exuberance. But time flies so fast that only in his third season at Chelsea, … Continue reading Player Profile: The tide turns on Rudiger.
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?
Chelsea have impressed and dismayed in equally large portions this season, with the majority of fans discontent being levelled at a defence lacking both experience and organisation. Antonio Rudiger has only played 45 minutes of football this season, but even in his limited minutes, the German's influence on the game was infectious as the Blues … Continue reading What will Antonio Rudiger provide upon his return from injury?