Opposition Report- Manchester United

The crunch game of another packed Premier League weekend arrives at Old Trafford as Chelsea visit Manchester United for a 5:30 PM kick-off. Chelsea and Manchester United have both failed to hit the ground running after two very different summer transfer windows, yet both retain hopes of challenging for the title in what could be the … Continue reading Opposition Report- Manchester United

‘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?

Premier League Squad Announcement – Petr Cech’s emergency inclusion: What does it mean?

On Tuesday it was revealed that Frank Lampard had included 38 year old retired legend Petr Cech in Chelsea's 25 man Premier League squad for this season. This shock inclusion surprised many, bemused some and left others puzzled as to why he would need to be added to a squad that already contains 3 shot … Continue reading Premier League Squad Announcement – Petr Cech’s emergency inclusion: What does it mean?

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?