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Losers Of The 2014 Summer Transfer Window

1. Real Madrid Players In James Rodriguez-£63million Toni Kroos-£27million Keylor Navas-£9million Javier Hernandez-Loan Players Out Angel di Maria-£59.7million Alvaro Morata-£17million Xabi Alonso-£9million Nuri Sahin-£6million Casemiro-Loan Diego Lopez-Free Transfer It seems rather difficult to say a team who have just signed James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos are losers in the transfer […]

Is Carlo Ancelotti’s Job In Danger?

The increasing pressure on Carlo Ancelotti has reached new heights after Chelsea dropped two more points against a stubborn Everton side. It was the fourth Premier League game without a win for the reigning champions, and just their fifth point from a possible 18 in recent weeks,  but with Ancelotti’s […]

Chelsea Face A Crucial Month

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 from. Manchester United were struggling to hit any real form, […]

A Lack Of Harmony At The Bridge?

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 backroom team in a matter of weeks, following the sacking […]

Are Chelsea Certainties For The Premier League?

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 City and Arsenal going head-to-head, but Arsenal’s victory was the […]

Florent Malouda, A Chelsea Success Story

Chelsea may have dropped their first points of the Premier League season at the weekend, but the result will have taken little away from a supremely impressive start to their defence of the Premier League. One man who has been crucial to Carlo Ancelotti’s sides start has been Florent Malouda […]

Ancelotti After Long Period In England

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 some time down the line. But could the Italian really […]

Ashley Cole: Chelsea's Difference-Maker

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 has transformed from an indefatigable left-back to an integral cog […]

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If you enjoy EPL Talk…

It’s 6:18am on a Saturday. I can’t sleep, and there’s still over an hour to go before the glorious Premiership weekend kicks off again with Arsenal against Spurs, and I have a mountain-full of work to do on EPL Talk, but it’s all good. Whether you’re a new or regular visitor […]

Bayer Leverkusen expecting Atletico Madrid to “scratch, bite and kick” in order to advance

Bayer Leverkusen CEO Michael Schade believes Atletico Madrid will do anything in order to advance to the Champions League quarter-final. The general manager said he expects the reigning champions of Spain to “scratch, bite, kick and provoke” during Tuesday’s return leg at the Vicente Calderon. Bayer 04 hold a narrow […]

More Weekend Thoughts

A disappointing performance for DC United yesterday was made much worse yesterday by the outstanding performance of Christian Gomez and the goal scored by Facundo Erpen. Neither player would be in MLS if not for DC United’s superior scouting network, yet both players burned DC United on Sunday. Scouting is […]

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Pellegrini: Juventus a gauge of Manchester City’s Champions League potential

Manchester City must put their “difficult situation” behind them and use Wednesday’s clash against Juventus as a test of their Champions League-winning potential, according to their coach Manuel Pellegrini. City, who have already qualified for the last 16 of the competition, face the Italian champions looking for revenge following their […]