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England Lose, But More Injury Woe For Gerrard

England’s poor 2010 concluded as they slid to a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to France, but the night may be remembered for the “Club v Country” debate returning once again. Steven Gerrard, Gareth Barry and captain Rio Ferdinand all picked up injuries for the Three Lions, summing up a generally […]

How Much Are You Looking Forward to England Against France?

The England national team is on life support. Not the actual team itself, but the amount of enthusiasm and excitement that the team generates. Sometimes it’s like watching paint dry as English footballers who dazzle us on weekends put in a hum-drum performance in a meaningless mid-week match for their […]

Are British Tactics Not So Stupid After All?

When continental football connoisseurs talk about beautiful football, the Premier League is never mentioned. Spain provides passing, technical quality and thrills from teams outside the big two. Italy, while being dour, somehow manages to be elegant at the same time, with its midfield maestros working amongst its Gattusos. Case in […]

Inter’s Decline Under Rafael Benitez

Under Jose Mourinho, Inter gradually developed an aura of invincibility, and their defence – generally made up of Maicon, Lucio, Samuel and Chivu (or Zanetti) – had become the envy of the rest of Europe. The Nerazzurri had finally brought back the success of generations gone by, and despite one […]

Is Jeffrey Bruma the Man to Solve Chelsea's Defensive Woes With Alex and Terry Sidelined?

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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