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Archives: Chelsea

Premier League Sunday, Chelsea vs Liverpool: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Join in the debate before, during and after today’s Chelsea against Liverpool match — the most highly anticipated game of the weekend. There are so many talking points before a ball is even kicked. Luis Suarez, John Terry, Andy Carroll, … Continue reading

Fact Or Fiction: Should Chelsea Be Starting John Terry?

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

“Fact Or Fiction” is a series that will be run every Friday. In this series, an assertion will be made regarding an impacting topic in the Premier League. EPL Talk writers Matt Hackenmiller and Earl Reed each offer their views on whether … Continue reading

David Luiz: Determining His Best Position On The Pitch

Posted on by Mark Lilley
David Luiz

If one thing has become painfully obvious in the last month or two, it is that David Luiz is not a centre back. In Chelsea’s recent games they have conceded goals like they haven’t done in a long, long time. … Continue reading

Is the John Terry Racism Claim Damaging to English Football?

Posted on by Joseph Weathered

Among the sudden troubling outbreak of Premiership players throwing alleged racial epithets (and spitting) around, the John Terry/Anton Ferdinand “F*****g Black C**t” incident stands at the forefront among the other incidents involving Luis Suarez/Patrice Evra and Antolin Alcaraz/Richard Stearman. Due … Continue reading

Blackburn Rovers Away Is A Must Win For Chelsea On Saturday

Posted on by Jamie Edwards

Times are tough in the office of Andre Villas-Boas. The troubles started on October 23 at 4:41pm at Loftus Road where the Blues were shown their second red card of the game against QPR and then finished the game by … Continue reading

Alleged Racism By Terry and Inappropriate Chants In Genk Cast Dark Shadow on Chelsea

Posted on by Izzy Roberts

“You know what you are. You know what you are, Anton Ferdinand. You know what you are.” Those were the chants from a section of Chelsea fans in Genk during Tuesday night’s Champions League clash. Tell me it ain’t so. … Continue reading

Why Jose Mourinho Would Wince at AVB’s Chelsea Tactics

Posted on by Jack Tomczuk

The experienced Frenchman bested the young Portuguese manager. Arsene Wenger changed his tactics at halftime while Andre Villa-Boas decided not to act. This historic 5-3 match was a tale of two halves. In the first forty-five, both sets of defenders … Continue reading

High Scoring Premier League Matches Are A Joy to Watch, But What About the Defending?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Saturday’s match between Chelsea and Arsenal was a joy to watch. Arsenal deservedly won the game thanks to one of the best performances I’ve seen from Theo Walcott in a Gunners shirt. But it was one of the most bizarre … Continue reading

Carling Cup Quarter-Final Draw Sees Tasty Games for Arsenal, Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Man Utd

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The draw for the quarter-finals of the 2011-12 Carling Cup has been made, and there are quite a few mouthwatering matches in store. The draw revealed: Arsenal v Manchester City Chelsea v Liverpool Manchester United v Crystal Palace Cardiff City … Continue reading

Poll: Which of these EPL Clubs Are Most In Need of a Win This Weekend?

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

With three of the Sky Six involved in big match ups this weekend, is it time to wonder which of those clubs need the win more? Manchester United are coming off their worst defeat in the Sir Alex Ferguson era. … Continue reading

Champions League: All English Clubs to Make It Through to Knockout Stages

Posted on by Alex Muller

In the upcoming UEFA Champions League matches, Arsenal and Chelsea will play on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 and United and City from Manchester will play the next day. French side Marseille is coming to the Emirates for the return leg … Continue reading

Chelsea vs Arsenal: Who Will Win the Battle Between the League’s Most Attacking Sides?

Posted on by Andrew Bishara

As if not having a derby that grabbed worldwide attention last weekend was enough, English football fans will face another derby of sorts this coming round. While, it might not generate the hype of the Manchester Derby, Chelsea versus Arsenal … Continue reading

Is Juan Mata The Most Important Player For Chelsea?

Posted on by Matt Hackenmiller

“Fact Or Fiction” is a series that will be run every Friday. In this series, an assertion will be made regarding an impacting topic in the Premier League. EPL Talk writers Matt Hackenmiller and Earl Reed each offer their views … Continue reading

Frank Lampard Still Important For Chelsea

Posted on by Adam Mikhail

  Even after many years as a football fan, the sensationalism of the English media is still surprising. Although at times frustrating, I guess it’s good that football gets most of its breathtaking drama from how the media constructs the … Continue reading

Squad Rotation Key Element to Premier League Title Race

Posted on by Jim Flanagan

Although the red and blue halves of Manchester have burst out of the gates like a Grand National winner, the Premier League is a marathon, not a sprint. Accordingly, it would be the epitome of folly to write off Chelsea’s … Continue reading

Nearly 2.5 Million Watch Man Utd vs Chelsea on U.S. Television

Posted on by Alex Muller

FOX Broadcasting Company scored a hit on Sunday for their first-ever broadcast of a Premier League game. The match between Manchester United and Chelsea generated a 1.0 household rating with 1.6 million viewers, while 456,000 watched the live broadcast of … Continue reading

Recent Developments of Andre Villas-Boas’s “Group Dynamic” in Media and England Team

Posted on by Roy Messineo

Andre Villas-Boas’s arrival at Chelsea over the summer was a sensation. Young, confident, and possessing a pedigree of mentorship, transformation at Chelsea was expected. But instilling new and unfamiliar ways would be palliative before firmly rooted—this was Chelsea after all, … Continue reading

Giving Respect to the History of All 20 Premier League Clubs

Posted on by Double Pivot

The focus for a long time was on the “big four” of Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. Tottenham and Manchester City made enough inroads to turn that into the “Sky Six” temporarily. To be honest, most of the noise … Continue reading