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?
Leicester City and Chelsea finally meet this afternoon at 4pm in the FA Cup Quarter Finals. The game itself may be a few months later than we were expecting, but that doesn't make it any less important! With less than 12 hours ago, now would seem an appropriate time to put together a list of … Continue reading Leicester City vs Chelsea : The Top 5 Moments
N'Golo Kanté, the 29-year old French midfielder has always sparked a debate and caused a divided opinion with regard to what his actual position is on a football field. Some believe that he has always been a defensive midfielder, while managers and people who have actually tracked him tend to differ. He has played as … Continue reading Is N’Golo Kanté the answer to our DM problem?
A lot of good moments come to my mind when the name N'Golo Kante is mentioned. Unfortunately, Kante has struggled with a lot of injuries this season and failed to live up to his usual expectations. N'Golo Kante signed for Chelsea from Leicester City for 32 million. He had a terrific season with Leicester as … Continue reading Player Profile: N’Golo Kante
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
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
The story so far: Prodigious talent Lewis Baker has starred as Chelsea have won every domestic youth trophy. A loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday has not worked out, but Baker has instead won promotion to the Championship with MK Dons.
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
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.
Frank Lampard has continued to back up his self-proclaimed willingness to his give youth players opportunities when they are earned. Of course, the inevitable has happened… Billy Gilmour has now been promoted to Chelsea’s first team on a permanent basis, and rightly so. "Knowing that the manager has such faith in you is massive, it … Continue reading Billy Gilmour: Built for Success