Archives: Chelsea

Chelsea v Arsenal, December 2006: The Brilliant Strike of Michael Essien

Posted on by Davis Hirsch

Reflecting on Chelsea v Arsenal’s match this past Sunday at Stamford Bridge, I was immediately reminded of one of the most amazing goals I have ever seen. The date was December 10, 2006.  Chelsea desperately need points as they hosted … Continue reading

Florent Malouda, A Chelsea Success Story

Posted on by James Beckett

Chelsea may have dropped their first points of the Premier League season at the weekend, but the result will have taken little away from a supremely impressive start to their defence of the Premier League. One man who has been … Continue reading

Houllier Needs To Hit The Ground Running

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So after a somewhat belated start to his managerial career at Villa Park, Gerard Houllier will need little time to assimilate himself back in to the rigours of English football. His six year stint at Liverpool is still fresh in … Continue reading

Chelsea Continue Good Start, But The Big Tests Will Now Start To Arrive

Posted on by James Beckett

After watching the dramatic Manchester United v Liverpool game, my Sunday afternoon Premier League viewing was completed by watching Chelsea cruise past Blackpool. During the later of the games the following comment from my Dad got me thinking.   “Chelsea would … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League Preview – Part 2

Posted on by Chris McQuade

After a goal strewn Champions League opener (unless you were at Old Trafford) highlighted the quality on show in the world’s Elite club competition. The games in Group A were a particular highlight. Tonight see’s the rest of the competition … Continue reading

Does Carlo Ancelotti Need To Win The Champions League for Chelsea?

Posted on by James Beckett

Despite their excellent start to their campaign the pressure is on Chelsea ahead of their Champions League opener tonight. Carlo Ancelotti’s men travel to MSK Zilina and the general consensus amongst the footballing world is that they need to succeed … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League Preview – Part One

Posted on by Chris McQuade

Tonight see’s the opening games of the 2010/2011 UEFA Champions League competition. With all 4 English teams in the group stages and this being Tottenham’s first crack at Europe the competition will be given a lot of attention over the … Continue reading

Will Chelsea Continue Their Dominant Start?

Posted on by James Beckett

Although Chelsea will take on a West Ham side that are rock-bottom of the Premier League on Saturday, the trip to Upton Park represents Ancelotti’s toughest task so far this season, and Chelsea will have to up their game to … Continue reading

Ancelotti After Long Period In England

Posted on by James Beckett

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has today claimed that he wants to emulate the success of Sir Alex Ferguson and have a prolonged stay in the English game. The Chelsea boss has also suggested he may even wish to manage England … Continue reading

The Top 5 Premiership Transfer Flops

Posted on by Chris McQuade

As the summer transfer season comes to a close Premiership teams are registering up to 25 players to compete until January. Some have spent big, some barely spent at all but the movement of players is a key in any … Continue reading

Dimitar Berbatov Continues To Improve

Posted on by Paul Bestall
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For some players, it can often take a season to settle in to a new club, especially when you arrive with a £30 million price tag around your neck. Sometimes, other aspects can slow the adaption to new surroundings. For … Continue reading

The Curious Case Of Asmir Begovic

Posted on by Paul Bestall

It’s often a question that football fans can never really answer, but why do certain players seem quite happy to sit on the bench? More often than not players are always wanting to play, so transfers to clubs where the … Continue reading

Ashley Cole: Chelsea's Difference-Maker

Posted on by Patrick Dresslar

Love him or hate him, Ashley Cole is the best at his position in England, and arguably the world. While this has been the case for many years (although I’m sure the Evra family might object), under Carlo Ancelotti Cole … Continue reading

Can Martinez Stop The Rot At Wigan?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Last season, the one team who no-one was surprised to see to go down were Hull City. The dreadful run that began in November 2008 saw them go the rest of that season with just two wins, against Middlesbrough and … Continue reading

Champions League Draw Revealed: Which English Club Has the Toughest Group?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The draw for the group phase of the 2010-11 UEFA Champions League has been made. And all four English teams who have qualified for this stage of the tournament now know who their opponents are. Manchester United is in Group … Continue reading

Liverpool Have Been Destroyed By Hicks & Gillett

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Well Liverpool have certainly continued where last season finished for them, despite the removal of the dismal Rafa Benitez. Now, I’m not going to lie to you, I simply couldn’t stand Benitez, his abysmal tactics and his continual blaming of … Continue reading

Gallas Crosses The North London Divide

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So William Gallas joins a very rare club indeed of players that have swapped Arsenal for Tottenham. I was stating the same to a friend the other day that I can’t remember it happening in my lifetime as a Spurs … Continue reading

Why I Dislike Watching Chelsea Play At Stamford Bridge

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It was 97 days ago since the last Premier League match when Chelsea ended up winning the 2009-2010 Premier League title after emphatically beating Wigan Athletic 8-0. On that same day, Manchester United tried to pip them to title but … Continue reading