Does a Jovacic double-pivot really work?

There have been a lot of interesting line-ups that Frank Lampard has put forth as Chelsea manager, and he has probably tried every different combination in the book (literally everything possible). There are a lot of positions in the team where there hasn't been a set first-choice pairing or trio, which sees a staggering amount … Continue reading Does a Jovacic double-pivot really work?

The Kanté Conundrum – Will he stay at Chelsea?

Back in February I wrote a piece for All Things Chelsea about the imbalance in Chelsea’s midfield group, attempting to make the point that, while collectively talented, Chelsea’s midfielders did not fit well together. While the piece was on the group as a whole, the intentionally unintentional focus was on two players, Jorginho and N’Golo … Continue reading The Kanté Conundrum – Will he stay at Chelsea?

Jorginho: Cause for concern or tactical decision?

Since football returned, no Chelsea player has endured more differing fortunes than Jorginho. Before the coronavirus pandemic brought life to a halt, the Italian was a firm favourite for Frank Lampard. He had made the second-highest number of appearances, featured in 88% of games and was only behind Tammy Abraham for goals. Yet now, it … Continue reading Jorginho: Cause for concern or tactical decision?