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Archives: Chelsea

Soccer’s Cyclical Nature Means There Will Never Be A “Right Way” To Play

Posted on by Matt Jones
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It’s no bad thing for a soccer team to have a clear stylistic identity. The annals of the game’s history are rife with iconic philosophies associated with different teams. Phrases like “Catenaccio,” “Total Football,” “Tiki-Taka” all stir memories of sides … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League: What We’ve Learnt From This Week’s Semi-Finals

Posted on by Matt Jones
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We seem to have come  a long way in such a short space of time during this UEFA Champions League campaign. After another competition of high drama, controversy and spades of quality, the finalists for this year’s competition are set. … Continue reading

WATCH Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid, Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Chelsea fans, look away. The highlights of the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid will be tough to watch for Blues supporters except for Fernando Torres’s goal that opened the game. But at least some Blues supporters … Continue reading

WATCH Jose Mourinho’s Post-Match Interview After 3-1 Loss to Atletico Madrid [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is never short for words, and The Special One was particularly talkative in his post-match interview after Chelsea were knocked out of the UEFA Champions in a 3-1 defeat against Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge. And … Continue reading

Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid, UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Take a moment and savor yesterday’s entertaining display by Real Madrid against Bayern Munich. While today’s game between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid will be exciting, it’ll be for much different reasons as both defensively-minded clubs clash to determine who will … Continue reading

The Neutral’s Guide to the Premier League Title Race

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Three teams still have a mathematical shot at lifting the Barclays Premier League trophy on May 11th. Let’s look at each of the three from a neutral perspective. Liverpool Why neutrals should support Liverpool 1. The most traditional club of … Continue reading

Will Diego Costa Ruin Chelsea’s Champions League Dreams At Stamford Bridge?

Posted on by Michael Smith
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Didier Drogba spoiled Chelsea fans. The Ivory Coast international arrived at Chelsea in July 2004 for the bargain price of £24 million and made an almost immediate impact, helping lead the club to its second-ever top-flight league title in his … Continue reading

Guardiola, Mourinho and Ancelotti Battle to Become First to Win UEFA Champions League 3 Times

Posted on by Siddharth Dhruva
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With the UEFA Champions League back in action this week, we have four of the top managers in the world competing to advance their team to the final in Lisbon — Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti, Diego Simeone and Jose Mourinho. … Continue reading

Liverpool-Chelsea Game On NBCSN Most-Watched Early Match in U.S. History

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Viewing figures are in for NBCSN’s live broadcast of Liverpool against Chelsea, the biggest match of the 2013/14 Premier League season. The 9am ET broadcast was watched by an average of 940,000 viewers, which ranks as the most-watched early (pre … Continue reading

Chelsea’s Bigger Budget Doesn’t Mean That Jose Mourinho’s Team Should Play With Less Pragmatism

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Jose Mourinho and Chelsea came in for another round of criticism for playing what has been dubbed “anti-football” by critics this past Sunday at Anfield. The Blues won 2-0 to keep their league title hopes alive. This came after similarly … Continue reading

WATCH Gary Neville & Jamie Carragher Analyze Chelsea’s Tactics Against Liverpool [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Monday’s edition of Monday Night Football on Sky Sports featured Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville analyzing the tactics that Chelsea made during the 2-0 victory against Liverpool. Carragher looked closer at Chelsea’s timewasting and tactics of parking the bus, and … Continue reading

The Jose Mourinho, Sam Allardyce and Tony Pulis Way: Pragmatism is Not Cynicism

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Soccer is all about results. It’s a results oriented business, not an entertainment first oriented charity. All too often supporters and many in the media seem to forget this reality.  Obsession with style and aesthetic elements of soccer has always … Continue reading

PFA Names Luis Suarez Player of the Year While Eden Hazard Wins Young Player of the Year Honors

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Luis Suarez has been named Player of the Year for the 2013/14 season in the annual award competition, as voted on by the members of The Professional Footballers’ Association. The Liverpool striker won the top honor, while Chelsea’s Eden Hazard … Continue reading

WATCH Jose Mourinho’s Post-Match Interview After Chelsea Defeat Liverpool 2-0 [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Chelsea completely blew the Premier League title race wide open today with a negative, cynical and gritty 2-0 win at Anfield, smashing Liverpool’s hopes of winning the title and putting the race firmly in the hands of Manchester City — … Continue reading

World Soccer Talk’s PFA Team of the 2013/14 Premier League Season

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Editor’s note: The Professional Footballers’ Association Team of the Season will be released this weekend, so here at World Soccer Talk, our Kartik Krishnaiyer has put together his list of the best team of this memorable 2013/14 season. Goalkeeper Tim … Continue reading

So This Is What Jose Mourinho’s ‘Weakened’ Chelsea Team Will Look Like Against Liverpool [PHOTO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has toyed with the idea of fielding a weakened team against Liverpool in the biggest Premier League match of the season. If Liverpool wins the match at Anfield on Sunday and Manchester City drop points against … Continue reading

Chelsea Midfielder Ramires to Serve 4-Game Ban After Accepting FA Charge of Violent Conduct

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Chelsea midfielder Ramires will serve a four-game ban after accepting The FA’s charge of violent conduct as a result of elbowing Seb Larsson of Sunderland last weekend. The incident wasn’t seen by match officials, but was caught on video. A … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League: What We’ve Learnt From This Week’s Semi-Finals

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The semi-final stages of the UEFA Champions League are typically tight, tense affairs. Especially the first-leg of the ties, where neither team wants to give an inch; after coming so far, it’s understandable that the modus operandi for managers at … Continue reading