Kai Havertz and Shirt #29: Lessons from the Past for Chelsea’s Future

It’s that time of the year again. September has come around quicker than we all expected - albeit in wildly unprecedented circumstances, with a shortened Premier League calendar and extended summer transfer window - and Chelsea fans across the world eagerly tuned in for the team’s first fixture, a 3-1 away win against Brighton at … Continue reading Kai Havertz and Shirt #29: Lessons from the Past for Chelsea’s Future

Chelsea’s critical yet confusing centre-back dilemma

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

Chelsea 2020-21 Part 1: What Frank Lampard will need in defence

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

The Star That Never Quite Shined – Why Jérémie Boga Never Did (And Should) Have Got a Proper Chance

Although Chelsea nowadays are regarded as a premiere choice for youth players to learn their trade, due to the world class coaching and training facilities, and the relentless push for success at every age group, it wasn't always like this. The change in approach in the late 2000s towards supporting the academy infrastructure is finally … Continue reading The Star That Never Quite Shined – Why Jérémie Boga Never Did (And Should) Have Got a Proper Chance

Mentality: Where are Chelsea’s Cojones?

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?