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Archives: Chelsea

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

FOX Delivers 1.0 Overnight Rating For Chelsea vs Manchester United on US TV

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX delivered a 1.0 overnight rating for its February 5, 2002 live broadcast of Chelsea against Manchester United. The rating is higher than the 0.9 that Arsenal against Manchester United generated, but lower than the 1.3 rating for the November … Continue reading

Highs and Lows Of FOX’s Live Coverage of Chelsea Against Manchester United

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The much-hyped match between Chelsea and Manchester United is over, and it was definitely one of the best matches of the season. Six goals, plenty of talking points and an amazing comeback, this is a game that we won’t forget … Continue reading

Chelsea vs Manchester United, Super Bowl Sunday Edition: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The latest news from Stamford Bridge is that Chelsea is saying that the snow is no major problem, and that the match today will go ahead as planned at 11am ET/4pm GMT. FOX must be breathing a huge sigh of … Continue reading

UPDATED: 16 FOX Stations Won’t Be Showing Chelsea vs Man Utd Live

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Sunday’s battle between Chelsea and Manchester United is being promoted in FOX TV commercials as the “Greatest live Premier League match in US television history.” Unfortunately the advertising may irk some soccer fans in the United States who will be … Continue reading

Roberto Mancini Needs to Channel His Inner Mourinho To Help City Win The Title

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

After a flying start to the 2011-12 Premier League campaign, Manchester City has struggled since the December 12th loss at Stamford Bridge to Chelsea. In that match, the bad luck that has dogged the Citizens reared its ugly head. With … Continue reading

Liverpool and Chelsea Planning 2012 Summer Preseason Friendlies In US, Says Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Liverpool and Chelsea are both planning summer tours to the United States to compete in preseason friendlies, which may include Liverpool playing AS Roma at Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park baseball stadium, says The Boston Globe. The newspaper reports that … Continue reading