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Archives: Chelsea

Chelsea to Face Benfica in UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The draw for the quarter-finals of the 2012 Champions League was made this morning. Premier League’s only representative, Chelsea FC, will face Benfica of Portugal, to be played March 27/28 and April 3/4. The path to the final has also … Continue reading

The Secret Behind Roberto Di Matteo’s Success at Chelsea

Posted on by Morgan Green

What is Roberto Di Matteo doing at Chelsea that Andre Villas-Boas wasn’t doing? The pundits can analyze it until they’re blue in the face but the answer is quite simple. Di Matteo is using common sense. While AVB tinkered and … Continue reading

After Chelsea’s Dramatic Win Against Napoli, Is the Premier League Still The Best in the World?

Posted on by David Eykelestam

Chelsea won in a blaze of glory Wednesday night to become the EPL’s only representative in the last eight of the UEFA Champions League. That is a shocking state of affairs for a global sporting brand that considers itself to … Continue reading

Greatest Premier League XI Of All Time: From 1992 to 2012

Posted on by Saikat Mandal

Since its inception in 1992/93, the English Premier League has gone from strength to strength, establishing it as one of the best leagues in the world. Many top players from all around the world have graced the league over the … Continue reading

Who Will Win the PFA Player of the Year Award?

Posted on by David Eykelestam

It is that time of year again. The ballot papers are being sent throughout the footballing hinterland for each of the innumerate PFA members to put an X next to the name of the standout player of 2011-12. The fact … Continue reading

What I Learned About Your Premier League Club This Season

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In the 20 years that I’ve followed the Premier League, this season has been the most unique for me. In previous years, I watched the league with an unbiased lens, able to dish out criticism and laud players and teams … Continue reading

256 Days With Chelsea: Was Andre Villas-Boas Given Enough Time At Chelsea?

Posted on by Aram Gyan

Jose Mourinho came to Chelsea in 2004 fresh from an European conquest with Porto. His protege, Andre Villas-Boas, came to Chelsea in 2011 fresh from European conquest with Porto. Mourinho won two league titles, two League Cups and an F.A. … Continue reading

5 Leading Candidates for the Chelsea Manager Job

Posted on by Andrew Bishara

Last week Jose Mourinho was in London house shopping. Days later Andre Villas-Boas gets the sack. Was it a planned coup? Is Mourinho returning to the club where he made his name? He apparently doesn’t like Spain, nor the Spanish … Continue reading

Andre Villas-Boas: A Case Study In How Not to Lead

Posted on by Peter Stokes

As a Chelsea fan, I woke to the best news of 2012 on Sunday when I read on Facebook that Chelsea had announced, only a few minutes earlier, Andre Villa-Boas’s departure and Roberto Di Matteo’s appointment as interim manager. Watching … Continue reading

Chelsea Sack Manager Andre Villas-Boas

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In developing news, Chelsea has sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas. The last straw was Chelsea’s 1-0 loss in an unconvincing performance yesterday against West Bromwich Albion. His Chelsea side also faces possible elimination from the Champions League after a 3-1 loss … Continue reading

Chelsea USA Summer Tour 2012: Seattle, DC and New York Confirmed

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Chelsea will be playing friendlies in Seattle, Washington DC and New York this summer, according to Chelsea In America, the official Chelsea supporters group in the United States. No dates have been confirmed, but the tour dates are expected to … Continue reading

Mourinho and Guardiola Heading to England Would Take EPL to Next Level

Posted on by Roy Skillen

Two to three years, that’s the time that both Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger seem to have given themselves before they end their respective managerial careers. Although we have heard the “I am quitting” spiel from Sir Fergie a million … Continue reading

Chelsea Home Shirt for 2012-13 Season, The Real One: New Leaked Photos

Posted on by Christopher Harris

New leaked photos of Chelsea’s home shirt for the 2012-13 season have been revealed, and this time we believe it’s the real deal. We found out that the one revealed yesterday is a fake, while the one pictured above and … Continue reading

Chelsea In Transition: Villas-Boas Struggling With Underperforming, Egotistical, Infighting, Aging Footballers

Posted on by Roy Messineo

  At what point during Chelsea’s season did the difference between symptoms of discomfort and symptoms of illness become clear? For some time, they looked and felt the same. It was a bit like trying to figure out if you’re … Continue reading

Andre Villa-Boas Enters Crunch Period at Chelsea

Posted on by Andrew Bishara

Amid a torrid run of form, player backlash and the famed “backing” of a trigger happy owner, the following month could be make or break for Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas Every manager goes through it. A run of important fixtures … Continue reading

UPDATED: Chelsea Home Shirt for 2012-13 Season Fake Photo

Posted on by Christopher Harris

UPDATED: A photo of supposed Chelsea’s home shirt for the 2012-13 season has been leaked on the Internet. However, it has been revealed as a fake. If true, and it certainly looks like the real deal, I love it. Chelsea’s … Continue reading

1.377 Million Viewers Tuned In to FOX to Watch Chelsea vs Man Utd On Super Bowl Sunday

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX’s live airing of Chelsea against Manchester United on February 5, 2012 delivered an average 0.8 rating with 1.377 million viewers, which was approximately 119,000 viewers more than the viewing figures for the Arsenal versus Manchester United match shown live … Continue reading

How to Solve the Issue of Too Many London Teams in the Premier League

Posted on by Noel S. Williams

I’ve spent too much of my 25 years in the States trying to convince Americans that there’s more to England than the great city of London. However, it’s quite likely there’ll be 6 London-based teams in the EPL next season. … Continue reading