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Archives: Chelsea

When the Pressure Is On, Chelsea Calls On Didier Drogba

Posted on by Christopher Harris

When the chips are down, the man to call up is Didier Drogba. The Ivory Coast striker has removed an absolutely intense amount of pressure off the backs of Andre Villas-Boas and Chelsea Football Club by turning in two superb … Continue reading

What Can Newcastle Hope for Against Chelsea?

Posted on by Ben Johnson

I’ve been trying to do a weekly article lately, voicing my hopes and concerns for the upcoming match involving Newcastle. I have already done City and United, so let’s give Chelsea a whirl. The London club are the last of … Continue reading

Carling Cup Turning Into a Fascinating Encounter With Familiar Storylines

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s so easy to dismiss the Carling Cup as a competition that features just B teams, but anyone who watched Tuesday night’s games may have come away with a renewed sense of optimism. Yes, it’s a cup competition that offers … Continue reading

Chelsea 3-0 Wolves: There’s a Wolf At Mick McCarthy’s Door

Posted on by Chris Machin

Saturday November 26, Chelsea away. Any Wolves fan will tell you that these are the fixtures you scratch off. Chalk it off on the calendar by accepting the inevitable and move on. In fact I presume this fixture brings similar … Continue reading

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 13: Liverpool vs Man City Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

On a sad day in football, hopefully the game between Liverpool and Manchester City can bring a smile to our faces. In team news, Craig Bellamy has been excused from playing today as he’s devastated regarding the death of Gary … Continue reading

Time Is Running Out For Andre Villas-Boas to Put Chelsea Back On Track

Posted on by Vernon Boothe

If Andre Villas-Boas was not feeling the pressure after Chelsea’s recent league form which has seen them lose three of their last four league games, the young pretender to the throne of the self appointed “Special One” must now definitely … Continue reading

Cheer Up Chelsea: How to Survive a Losing Streak

Posted on by Peter Stokes

Losing, as every soccer fan knows, hurts. But losing streaks are far worse. Watching our teams stumble through a run of bad games becomes almost unbearable. The pain is searing. We feel personally affronted, gaping at the last minute set-piece … Continue reading

Chelsea’s Mini-Crisis Continues After Leverkusen Scores Late Winner

Posted on by Frank Sale

The pressure is mounting on Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas after his side were downed 2-1 by Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League Wednesday night. After losing three out of their last four games in the Premier League it was hoped … Continue reading

FOX Breaks Record For Most-Watched English Premier League Game In U.S. TV History

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX Broadcasting Company broke the record Sunday for the most viewed English Premier League game in U.S. television history. The tape-delayed game featuring Chelsea against Liverpool scored an audience of 1.67 million, beating out the previous record of 1.626 million … Continue reading

Villas-Boas Should Stay In Charge But Needs To Quit Being So Stubborn

Posted on by Frank Sale

Chelsea’s defeat by Liverpool has left them 12 points off the pace after just 12 matches, and this is their worst start to a Premier League season since 1995-6. Many are actually rather surprised that Abramovich hasn’t had enough of … Continue reading

FOX and EPL Win Soccer TV Ratings War Against MLS and ESPN

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX’s taped broadcast of Chelsea against Liverpool drew an overnight TV rating that nearly doubled the rating for ESPN’s primetime MLS Cup on Sunday, according to a USA Today report. Chelsea against Liverpool got a 1.5 overnight, which translates to … Continue reading

Premier League Sunday, Chelsea vs Liverpool: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Join in the debate before, during and after today’s Chelsea against Liverpool match — the most highly anticipated game of the weekend. There are so many talking points before a ball is even kicked. Luis Suarez, John Terry, Andy Carroll, … Continue reading

Fact Or Fiction: Should Chelsea Be Starting John Terry?

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

“Fact Or Fiction” is a series that will be run every Friday. In this series, an assertion will be made regarding an impacting topic in the Premier League. EPL Talk writers Matt Hackenmiller and Earl Reed each offer their views on whether … Continue reading

David Luiz: Determining His Best Position On The Pitch

Posted on by Mark Lilley
David Luiz

If one thing has become painfully obvious in the last month or two, it is that David Luiz is not a centre back. In Chelsea’s recent games they have conceded goals like they haven’t done in a long, long time. … Continue reading

Is the John Terry Racism Claim Damaging to English Football?

Posted on by Joseph Weathered

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 … Continue reading

Blackburn Rovers Away Is A Must Win For Chelsea On Saturday

Posted on by Jamie Edwards

Times are tough in the office of Andre Villas-Boas. The troubles started on October 23 at 4:41pm at Loftus Road where the Blues were shown their second red card of the game against QPR and then finished the game by … Continue reading

Alleged Racism By Terry and Inappropriate Chants In Genk Cast Dark Shadow on Chelsea

Posted on by Izzy Roberts

“You know what you are. You know what you are, Anton Ferdinand. You know what you are.” Those were the chants from a section of Chelsea fans in Genk during Tuesday night’s Champions League clash. Tell me it ain’t so. … Continue reading

Why Jose Mourinho Would Wince at AVB’s Chelsea Tactics

Posted on by Jack Tomczuk

The experienced Frenchman bested the young Portuguese manager. Arsene Wenger changed his tactics at halftime while Andre Villa-Boas decided not to act. This historic 5-3 match was a tale of two halves. In the first forty-five, both sets of defenders … Continue reading