The signing of 23 year old English left-back Ben Chilwell, on a five-year deal, represents a major coup for Chelsea. A Premier League winner with Leicester during the 2015/16 season, Chilwell is a member of the new generation of talented young English fullbacks, with 99 Premier League appearances and 11 England caps to his name. … Continue reading Marcos Alonso v Emerson: Which should stay at Chelsea?
Ever since Ashley Cole retired, one of the recurring questions on Chelsea fan’s lips has been how to resolve the left-back position. Many have tried, and none have succeeded. Okay, so expecting players to reach the standard of the best left back of the last fifteen years might be a bit unfair. But whether it … Continue reading Solving the LB Puzzle.
Following a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in January 2019, former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri publicly criticized his Chelsea players as “extremely difficult to motivate” with a lack of “ferocity”. Fast forward one year and it can be argued that Frank Lampard’s Chelsea, whilst not necessarily lacking in motivation, are certainly lacking ferocity in their game. … Continue reading Mentality: Where are Chelsea’s Cojones?
Emerson’s early days at Chelsea were not the rosiest to mention; In addition to him making his debut seventeen days after his signing, he waited thirty-three days to make his Premier League debut. A player who uses Football manager to solve his first Problem at Chelsea Adaptation, by gaining knowledge about his new league and … Continue reading The Fable of Emerson
A piece from Sam Nanopoulos and James Smith As much as international breaks are hated amongst the footballing community, they still happen none the less. There’s nothing we can do to stop them, so we might as well embrace them. Some of Chelsea’s own have been keeping themselves busy over the break; some through Euro … Continue reading Blues on Duty
Seven minutes into a European Qualifier between Italy and Finland, Chelsea fans were sent into delirium. It was the jewel in this season’s crown in Emerson that picked up an injury, a muscle strain to be precise. For those few hours that followed panic set in, chaos and worry for the upcoming games against Wolves … Continue reading What we can learn from Emerson’s Injury Scare
In mine and most Chelsea fans' opinion, Emerson Palmieri has had a successful season so far and, for me, has never had below a 6 out of 10 performance. He's a very strong, fast and pace driven left back. He doesn't have much competition for that spot, with Marcos Alonso being out of favour (some … Continue reading How good is Emerson?