The Champagne Problem – Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Chelsea have a problem. Some might call it a ‘Champagne Problem’ and it comes in the form of Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Two talented players that many premier league sides would dream of having in their squad, except for Chelsea. The midfield options available to Chelsea are as strong as ever. World Cup winner … Continue reading The Champagne Problem – Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Actions Speak Louder than Words: Frank Lampard’s Strong Statement to Young Players Sets High Standards

“The gaffer said that the first-half was simply not good enough to wear the Chelsea badge. We needed to fix up.” The words of match winner Ross Barkley summarised the dissatisfaction of Frank Lampard following Chelsea’s poor first half display which the 42-year-old Head Coach labelled “the worst” since taking over nearly 12 months ago … Continue reading Actions Speak Louder than Words: Frank Lampard’s Strong Statement to Young Players Sets High Standards

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

A Look At Ross Barkley And His Effect On Chelsea’s Play

A look at Ross Barkley's performances and statistics so far this season reveals a hidden quality that enhances Chelsea's play. The 26-year-old Barkley has struggled to find a place in Frank Lampard's eleven consistently, but his inclusion results in better performances for the Blues especially going forward in attack. Barkley has in his own words, … Continue reading A Look At Ross Barkley And His Effect On Chelsea’s Play