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Archives: Chelsea

Chelsea Face A Crucial Month

Posted on by Paul Bestall

October ended with Chelsea looking imperious and pulling away from the chasing pack at the top of the Premiership. The side seemed to playing with such verve and spirit that I simply couldn’t see where any worthy challenge could come … Continue reading

Barcelona 5-0 Real Madrid: Can Real still be considered Champions League contenders?

Posted on by Mark McAllister

Tonight’s game promised to give one of the closest indications so far of who could become European champions this year, but in truth, nobody could’ve predicted what followed. Barcelona dissected their rivals with precise, incisive play that arguably would have … Continue reading

A Lack Of Harmony At The Bridge?

Posted on by James Beckett

There has been yet more off-field drama at Stamford Bridge with the announcement that Chelsea’s director of football Frank Arnesen will leave the club at the end of the season. That makes it two big name departures from the Chelsea … Continue reading

EPL Fantasy League Tips – Gameweek 15

Posted on by Stuart Webb

Well this season is just getting harder and harder to predict. Having just absorbed last week’s action Game Week 15 is here and no doubt will throw up plenty more surprises. The Premier League weekend kicks off Saturday lunchtime at … Continue reading

Roma Score Late In Comeback Win Over Bayern

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

In the first eight matches of this Champions League matchday, there was plenty of excitement to go around. Some sides like Chelsea have made sure that they’re going through top of the group, while others like Arsenal have complicated their … Continue reading

Will This Really Be The Closest Premiership Ever?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Well, I have to admit I’m perplexed by some of the performances of the Premierships traditional powerhouses this season. A month ago, most people would have been hard pressed to think anyone could trouble Chelsea for the title, now 6 … Continue reading

Birmingham Defeat of Chelsea Fits Classic Top v Bottom Stereotype

Posted on by eChelseaFC

Birmingham’s victory yesterday was one of the classic stereotypes of the Premier League, a unfancied side in the relegation places prior to kick off defeating the reigning champions by going ahead and defending that lead with their lives.

Playing a system that isolated their midfield and relied on the forward holding the ball up from the off, it was against the run of play that Birmingham took the lead after 17 minutes.
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Is Jeffrey Bruma the Man to Solve Chelsea's Defensive Woes With Alex and Terry Sidelined?

Posted on by eChelseaFC

The BBC has reported that Alex has joined Chelsea’s growing defensive injury list and is estimated to be out of action for between 6-8 weeks with a knee injury that requires surgery.

With John Terry injured this leaves Chelsea with only one fully fit recognised centre back and a major selection headache for Carlo Ancelotti as the decisive festive period approaches.

Against Sunderland Paulo Ferreria deputised at centre back however whilst a useful bit part player he is nowhere near the standard required to play at the heart of the Chelsea defence and alternate options are a must if Chelsea are remain competitive.

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Sunderland Humiliation Reveals Chelsea’s Desperate Need To Spend

Posted on by James Beckett

Sunderland’s shock win at Stamford Bridge has sent shockwaves rippling through English football. How could a side that are a usually so brutally clinical be out-played and out-classed in their own backyard? In many ways it would be unfair to … Continue reading

Winning, the Liverpool Way

Posted on by Chris McQuade

After the draw at St. Andrews I contended that Liverpool needed to change the way they played to get results. They were too narrow, with no pace and their full-backs went nowhere. It led to a dour game of football … Continue reading

Fantasy League Tips Gameweek 11

Posted on by Stuart Webb

Phew!! Well what can I say? If it hadn’t been for the antics of Nani and the reliable consistency of Charlie Adam, last week’s effort would have been disastrous. This could end up being a cryptic tips column where doing … Continue reading

Real Madrid Grab Last-Gasp Goal For 2-2 Draw

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

After a truly fantastic matchday of Champions League action, there are so many things to review, especially after so many goals were scored. There were 53 goals scored in all 16 matches of the Champions League this midweek, that’s an … Continue reading

Why No Praise For West Bromwich Albion

Posted on by Paul Bestall

One of the things that has surprised me this season is the lack of praise being thrown towards Roberto Di Matteo and his very impressive West Bromwich Albion side. Of the three promoted sides, Blackpool have the best manager for … Continue reading

Are Chelsea Certainties For The Premier League?

Posted on by James Beckett

Nine games in to the 2010/11 Premier League season and Chelsea have opened up a five point lead at the top of the Premier League. Gameweek nine always promised to be a prosperous one for Chelsea with title rivals Manchester … Continue reading

Chelsea v Arsenal, December 2006: The Brilliant Strike of Michael Essien

Posted on by Davis Hirsch

Reflecting on Chelsea v Arsenal’s match this past Sunday at Stamford Bridge, I was immediately reminded of one of the most amazing goals I have ever seen. The date was December 10, 2006.  Chelsea desperately need points as they hosted … Continue reading