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Archives: Chelsea

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

Mallorca Enters Voluntary Administration

Posted on by Andy Pineda

A dispiriting final matchday left Mallorca forty seconds away from qualifying for the Champions League.  Sevilla manager Antonio Álvarez took a huge gamble late in that match by sending Sevilla youth product Rios Lozano Rodri into the match instead of … Continue reading

European Soccer Clubs Plan Summer Invasion Of North America

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Prepare yourself for an European soccer invasion this summer of epic proportions when some of the top teams in the world will descend on North America for lucrative preseason tours. The mouthwatering list of teams scheduled to play matches in … Continue reading

Manchester United v Chelsea: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Feel free to post your observations about the biggest match of the season throughout the game today. A few observations before the game has kicked off: Didier Drogba is on the bench. Could Chelsea be more powerful today without him? … Continue reading

No Coincidence: Frank Lampard’s Return to Form Coincides With Chelsea’s

Posted on by Patrick Dresslar
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As Frank Lampard goes, Chelsea goes; an adage that has served the west Londoners well over the past decade, as Lampard’s form rarely takes prolonged dips. But for the month of February and first half of March, the engine that … Continue reading

La Liga Review: Has Barcelona Been Figured Out?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

A ridiculous question with what should be a simple answer.  First, a cursory investigation.  Is Barcelona on top of the standings in La Liga?  Yes.  Has Barcelona obtained sixty-one points from twenty-four matches, one more point than it had at … Continue reading

Are Barca & Real The World’s Two Best Clubs?

Posted on by Rami Soufi

This could lead to a heated debate as the implications transcend beyond choosing the best club to include the competitive nature of some of Europe’s top leagues (namely the English Premier League, the Spanish la Liga and Italian Serie A). … Continue reading