2 Important Questions About Chelsea’s Rollercoaster Ride Of A Season
2 Important Questions About Chelsea’s Rollercoaster Ride Of A Season

So how was your holiday season? I’m betting it has been better than Andre Villas-Boas’s December despite Chelsea’s late win against Wolves on Monday. Since the holidays have begun, a constant stream of events conspired to turn Chelsea from a team moving along in transition/future 3rd place finisher to a […]

The Frank Lampard Conundrum: What Should Chelsea Do With Their Legend?
The Frank Lampard Conundrum: What Should Chelsea Do With Their Legend?

Chelsea is in the middle of a forced – yet eventually necessary – transitional period. And during this weird season, the most reliable player so far is the guy who is on the opposite side of change. Frank Lampard keeps scoring when it matters but apparently that trait doesn’t matter to […]

Is the John Terry Racism Claim Damaging to English Football?
Is the John Terry Racism Claim Damaging to English Football?

Among the sudden troubling outbreak of Premiership players throwing alleged racial epithets (and spitting) around, the John Terry/Anton Ferdinand “F*****g Black C**t” incident stands at the forefront among the other incidents involving Luis Suarez/Patrice Evra and Antolin Alcaraz/Richard Stearman. Due to Terry’s standing as Chelsea captain and currently holding onto […]

Arsenal, Making of a Modern Superclub: Book Review
Arsenal, Making of a Modern Superclub: Book Review

  With a team that has as lush of a history as Arsenal, the idea of a lengthy tome about the club is near picture perfect. In Arsenal: The Making of a Modern Superclub, authors Kevin Whitcher and Alex Fynn have created an extremely detailed, heavily dramatic and well researched […]

Playing The Beautiful Game by Jag Shoker: Book Review
Playing The Beautiful Game by Jag Shoker: Book Review

In viewing soccer, I’ve always gotten the sense that the game we’re watching represents some bigger metaphor for the life we lead. Two clubs, batting inch for inch up the pitch, each tiny battle won or lost, a portion of a bigger picture. It’s why when a goal occurs it […]

Has Chelsea Stumbled On Its Best XI?
Has Chelsea Stumbled On Its Best XI?

After a convincing 2-0 win against Bayer Leverkusen in Chelsea’s 2011-12 Champions League debut, lots of fun and interesting questions have popped up. In a league and sport that is covered to death, where every game says something, what did we take away from this event? Is Fernando Torres right […]

The Lost Fernando Torres
The Lost Fernando Torres

Ever since being transferred to Chelsea in last January’s window, the one universal opinion on Fernando Torres is that he hasn’t lived up to his previous form. He’s on a drought, a severe one at that, scoring one goal last year and none in league play this year. As of […]

5 Players That Arsenal Should Sign
5 Players That Arsenal Should Sign

As of late, it seems that Arsene Wenger and Arsenal can’t catch a lucky break. Top guys leaving, young stars hurt, every match so far includes a red card, the media’s hammering Wenger, even Alex Ferguson is giving interviews in which he’s metaphorically breaking up the massive beating and saying […]

Luka Modric Goes On Strike
Luka Modric Goes On Strike

Papers are reporting that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder (and wandering soul) Luka Modric has “gone on strike” and told club manager Harry Redknapp that he has no intention of playing for the club again. He will not travel to Old Trafford for Sunday’s game against Manchester United and has now presumably […]

Should Chelsea Try To Sign Samir Nasri?
Should Chelsea Try To Sign Samir Nasri?

There’s been more than a few articles lately about Chelsea persistently courting Tottenham creative midfielder Luka Modric. Chelsea has tried and tried, going from a £22m opening bid to the latest, a £30m bid, or £27m plus Yossi Benayoun. Tottenham seems that they don’t want Modric to leave. However, manager […]

Arsenal Agree £36m Deal to Send Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona
Arsenal Agree £36m Deal to Send Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona

Arsenal has agreed terms with Barcelona for the transfer of midfielder Cesc Fabregas to the Spanish side, the club announced Sunday. The deal is set to be finalized by Barcelona on Monday. The deal has Barcelona paying £35 million for the midfielder, while Fabregas will also have to pony up an […]

Man United’s Ferdinand, da Silva and Vidic Sidelined after Opening Weekend Win
Man United’s Ferdinand, da Silva and Vidic Sidelined after Opening Weekend Win

Manchester United defenders Rio Ferdinand and Rafael da Silva have each suffered injuries over the opening weekend of the Premier League and United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that center back Nemanja Vidic could also miss games. The Associated Press reports that da Silva dislocated his shoulder while training […]

Is Romelu Lukaku the Sign of Changes to Come at Chelsea?
Is Romelu Lukaku the Sign of Changes to Come at Chelsea?

Meet Chelsea’s newest signing, Romelu Lukaku. Aged 18 years, the former star for Belgium club Anderlecht is often called “the new Didier Drogba,” so it’s fitting that he has signed for the club he called his favorite team to play on the same team as his idol. Lukaku, who placed […]

Hiddink Tells Roman Abramovich What Everyone’s Been Saying All Along
Hiddink Tells Roman Abramovich What Everyone’s Been Saying All Along

ESPN Soccernet is reporting that Turkish National team manager and former Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has told Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich what everyone else has been saying all along: Stability is the key to winning. Abramovich, who has hired and fired seven different managers in his seven years of ownership […]

Man Utd Fan Wears Rooney Shirt to Liverpool Practice, Escapes Alive
Man Utd Fan Wears Rooney Shirt to Liverpool Practice, Escapes Alive

Liverpool, currently on tour in Malaysia, had an interesting and — thankfully for one spectator — non-violent incident in the stands involving a brave soul and his choice of fashion. The fan wearing a Wayne Rooney Manchester United shirt was booed, taunted and eventually stripped of his shirt at Liverpool’s […]

Wesley Sneijder to Manchester United: Tabloid Rumors or Not?
Wesley Sneijder to Manchester United: Tabloid Rumors or Not?

One of the more intriguing rumors going around the transfer period is Manchester United looking to grab Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder to replace recently retired Paul Scholes. Sneijder, who spent a good chunk of time injured last year at Inter, has allegedly expressed his desire to leave and has […]

Luka Modric Hands In Transfer Request: Why It’s So Hard To Build a Dynasty
Luka Modric Hands In Transfer Request: Why It’s So Hard To Build a Dynasty

The latest entry in the saga involving Chelsea’s attempt to pry away Tottenham forward Luka Modric away from White Hart Lane involves honesty, bitterness, money (of course) and the idea surrounding unhappy players and what is exactly a “big club” in the 2011 version of the Premier League. As the […]

Emmanuel Adebayor Fights Back Against Manchester City
Emmanuel Adebayor Fights Back Against Manchester City

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has consulted with attorneys about formulating a case against Manchester City after being “banished” from the first team during their forthcoming trip to the U.S. Adebayor, along with Craig Bellamy, Roque Santa Cruz, Shay Given, Wayne Bridge, Nedum Onouha and Michael Johnson have been left […]