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Archives: Chelsea

Why Pep Guardiola Should Set His Sights on Manchester United, Not Chelsea

Posted on by Jim Flanagan
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Money can by many things and it certainly has for Roman Abramovich. Ironically, all the money he has spent on managers has come at a cost. He will never be able to recruit a manager who demands complete control of … Continue reading

The Role of a Central Midfielder in a Possession Based Team

Posted on by Sameer Chopra
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Researching or studying football tactics can seem like an overwhelming task, simply because aside from the basic framework provided by the rulebook, so much else is left fluid. Formations, player roles, player positions, they all mean something different depending on … Continue reading

Fury Of Chelsea Supporters Should Be Directed At Roman Abramovich, Not Rafa Benitez

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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At Stamford Bridge on Sunday, the booing and protest signs aimed at new Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez were misdirected. In Rafa’s first game in charge for the Blues, the man was simply trying to do his job. The anger and … Continue reading

Gary Neville’s Punditry is the Best, But Others Need to Raise Their Game: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Tell us something we didn’t know already. Alan Shearer is awful. Gary Neville is the best by a country mile. Of course, we’re talking about their punditry skills. Not their football skills. But still, the article by Michael Cox is … Continue reading

Why Rafael Benítez May Never Be Accepted by Chelsea Fans: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Sure, I go away for a week on holiday and nothing happens! Well, not exactly. Mark Hughes and Roberto Di Matteo get sacked. English clubs sputter in Europe. Harry Redknapp and Rafael Benitez return to Premier League management. And West … Continue reading

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 13: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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After last Sunday’s solitary Premier League match, we have four in store today. Kicking off the action is Swansea City against Liverpool, live from the Liberty Stadium in Wales (8:30am ET kickoff time on ESPN2 for viewers in the United … Continue reading

Juventus vs Chelsea and Galatasaray vs Manchester United: Champions League Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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All eyes will be on Turin today as Chelsea hopes to get a good result against Juventus with only two matches remaining for the Blues in Group E. The two teams played out a memorable 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge … Continue reading

Sir Alex Ferguson Claims Liverpool Halted Michael Owen’s Potential: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Here are the Premier League news headlines tonight: Sir Alex Ferguson claims Liverpool halted Michael Owen’s potential — The Mail Mark Hughes insists he has no intention of resigning as QPR boss — BBC Sport Hillsborough police accused of sexually harassing … Continue reading

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 12: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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There are several must-see matches to watch today beginning with the North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. In previous seasons, the derby has been an explosive match that has often weeble-woobled back and forth throughout the 90 minutes. … Continue reading

Fulham Owner Mohamed Al Fayed Ready to Sue Premier League Over Fair Play Plan: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines: Mohamed Al Fayed ready to sue Premier League over fair play plan — The Mail Tottenham and Arsenal now battling mediocrity as well as each other — The Guardian Mark Hughes goes into ‘El … Continue reading

How Arsene Wenger Let a 16-Year-Old Zlatan Ibrahimovic Slip Through His Fingers: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The list of players that Arsene Wenger had a chance to sign over the years has included Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Drogba, as well as many more. But another footballer that Arsenal had a chance to sign was a 16-year-old … Continue reading

Nobody Knows Who to Mark in Manchester City System, Admits Aleksandar Kolarov: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Gifted Manchester City left fullback Aleksandar Kolarov has admitted that nobody knows who to mark in the Manchester City defensive system. And judging by the team’s performances, especially in the UEFA Champions League, he’s correct. Roberto Mancini has plenty of … Continue reading

No Rebranding In the Works for FOX Soccer; FOX Still Committed to Soccer Coverage: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Fox Sports’ co-president Eric Shanks says that losing the Premier League TV rights in the United States to NBC (beginning with the 2013-14 season) is “a bummer.” The executive says that FOX Soccer will not undergo a rebranding (there have … Continue reading

Mark Clattenburg Left Off Premier League List for Third Straight Week: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Here are the Premier League news headlines: Mark Clattenburg left off Premier League list for third straight week — The Mail Steven Gerrard is cleared to win his 100th cap against Sweden — BBC Sport Premier League continues to maximise … Continue reading

Brendan Rodgers Says Finishing 7th Will Make It A ‘Fantastic’ Season For Liverpool: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Sitting in 13th position in the Premier League, Liverpool’s season so far has been one of impressive draws against Chelsea and Manchester City, two league wins against Reading and Norwich, and a mixed bag of other results. If we haven’t … Continue reading

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 11 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Three big matches in the Premier League today, and there were plenty of talking points and action to chew over. Here are the highlights from Sunday, November 11 in the English Premier League: Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Video: Manchester … Continue reading

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 11: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Three matches are on deck today, and each of them have the potential to be memorable for several different reasons. The early kick-off today is Manchester City against Tottenham Hotspur. Last season’s match between these two at the Etihad Stadium … Continue reading

Arsène Wenger Unfazed By Worst-Ever Premier League Start for Arsenal: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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For the neutral, yesterday’s 3-3 draw between Arsenal and Fulham was a pulsating match that ebbed and flowed. For Arsenal fans, it’s another lost opportunity to grab three points. And for Arsene Wenger and the Gunners, it adds up to … Continue reading