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?

Chelsea 2020-21 Part 2: What Frank Lampard will need in midfield

Welcome back everyone. In the first part, we analysed what Lampard would need in defence for next season. In this article, we’ll move further up the pitch into midfield. As said previously, Lampard wants his style of play to be similar to the one at Derby: a 4-3-3 formation. But now that we’re talking about … Continue reading Chelsea 2020-21 Part 2: What Frank Lampard will need in midfield

The Tragic Odyssey of Lewis Baker: What Went Wrong for Chelsea’s Great Hope – Part 3

Read Part 1 and Part 2 here. The story so far: Prolific midfielder Lewis Baker has starred for Chelsea’s academy, been promoted by MD Dons and won the KNVB Beker with Vitesse Arnhem. He returns to London after a stunning loan spell in Holland. “As you start playing more and more games the momentum starts … Continue reading The Tragic Odyssey of Lewis Baker: What Went Wrong for Chelsea’s Great Hope – Part 3

Slipping Through The Net: How mismanagement led to Ola Aina swapping The Blues for The Bulls

Temitayo Olufisayo Olaoluwa Aina - better known as Ola Aina was a precocious talent who managed to impress Jose Mourinho at just age 18 and was part of a growing wave of talent that would win multiple honours at youth level at Cobham. Capable of operating either side of the defence, and in more advanced … Continue reading Slipping Through The Net: How mismanagement led to Ola Aina swapping The Blues for The Bulls