West Ham 3-2 Chelsea: Match Review

Chelsea came out of the London Stadium empty-handed after succumbing to a late winner from Andriy Yarmolenko. Comingoff the back of three victories since the restart, Lampard made a couple of changes to his lineup - bringing in Ross Barkley and Marcos Alonso for Mason Mount and Emerson. Christian Pulisic was back in the lineup … Continue reading West Ham 3-2 Chelsea: Match Review

Lampard’s Pressing Chelsea Return as Gilmour Lights Up The Bridge.

Chelsea's season has been one defined by unpredictability. If the last four games have demonstrated anything, it is how erratic Frank Lampard's Blues can (and have) been over the last seven months. Tuesday night's victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup proved this theory further, as days removed from a frantic afternoon on the South … Continue reading Lampard’s Pressing Chelsea Return as Gilmour Lights Up The Bridge.

THE TACTICAL EYE: Chelsea 2 – 0 Liverpool

OVERVIEW Chelsea started with a 4-3-3 formation (often changing to 4-2-3-1/4-3-2-1 depending on how the wingers chose to position) while pressing, with Barkley, Willian, and Pedro often forming a block behind Giroud. In the build-up, Gilmour often acted as the only pivot in front of the centre backs, as his high composure and technical skills … Continue reading THE TACTICAL EYE: Chelsea 2 – 0 Liverpool