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Tag Archives: Chelsea

How Chelsea Can Put Teams That ‘Park The Bus’ To The Sword

Posted on by Saad Rashid
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Jose Mourinho’s first season back in charge at Chelsea FC did not go according to plan. A key victory over Manchester City at the Etihad in early February had established them well and truly in the title race. They followed … Continue reading

First-Hand Experience Recount of Tottenham Away at Stamford Bridge

Posted on by Andrew Puopolo
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Away days; a tradition cherished amongst sports fans in Europe but almost unheard of in the United States. To be put quite simply, there is no experience for a sports fan that can compare to an away day in the … Continue reading

Liverpool Are Still Well And Truly Haunted by Last Season’s Title Slip

Posted on by Gary Driver
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It’s currently 24 years since Liverpool Football Club were the Champions of England, during that time they have been crowned Champions of Europe, but still that elusive and coveted 19th league title remains beyond their grasp. The last time Liverpool … Continue reading

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 13

Posted on by Andy Turnbull
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Southampton against Manchester City was the showpiece game of the weekend, following the home side’s superb start to the season. Mike Jones was the man in charge at St Mary’s and had a strange first 45 minutes. The most bizarre … Continue reading

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 12

Posted on by Andy Turnbull
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Jack Wilshere was lucky to escape a red card, let alone a yellow on Saturday against Manchester United at the weekend. The midfielder fouled Marouane Fellaini, then showed dissent towards Mike Dean, in an aggressive manner, which warranted a yellow … Continue reading

The Case For Superstar Lionel Messi Leaving Barcelona FC

Posted on by James Ferrier
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It was always going to happen at some point – Barcelona is getting old. Xavi is now 33 years old, Dani Alves is now 30 and they recently had to part with the legendary Carlos Puyol. The ‘tiki-taka’ team of … Continue reading

Read Our Progress Report on Chelsea’s Performances for October-November

Posted on by Taylor Anderson
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In my previous report on Chelsea FC’s start to the 2014/15 season, I had written about the excellent performances of Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa as being the key to Chelsea’s early season success. Come November, a typically poor time … Continue reading

English Premier League Team Of The Week – Gameweek 11

Posted on by Amadi Tidiane
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Based on the performances in the 10 matches played during Matchweek 11 of the Premier League, as well as utilizing stats from WhoScored, Squawka and TransferMarkt, here’s my team of the weekend: Goalkeeper Guzan – [Aston Villa] – Brad Guzan … Continue reading

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 11

Posted on by Andy Turnbull
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The evening game on Saturday between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City brought one of the most bizarre incidents of the season so far. City were awarded a free kick inside their own penalty area. The man in the middle, … Continue reading

Liverpool vs. Chelsea Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Ayo Isaiah
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Chelsea take on Liverpool at Anfield in Saturday’s early kickoff as they hope to extend their lead at the top of the table having made an unbeaten start to their 2014-15 Premier League campaign. The Blues labored to a 2-1 … Continue reading

Facts And Stats: A Look At The First 10 Gameweeks Of The 2014/15 EPL Season

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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The 2014/2015 football season in England is already 10 gameweeks old with ups and downs aplenty. Southampton have unquestionably been the surprise package thus far while the promoted trio all struggling to settle in the top flight. Louis van Gaal’s … Continue reading

Oscar A Vital Cog To Chelsea’s Title Aspirations

Posted on by Saad Rashid
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Jose Mourinho displayed his anger with the performance of his Chelsea team against QPR on Saturday. According to Mourinho, only one player had played well on the day – Oscar. The Brazilian scored an absolutely brilliant goal with the outside … Continue reading

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 10

Posted on by Andy Turnbull
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The biggest game of the weekend was of course the Manchester derby. Michael Oliver had a tough game and could have awarded three penalties in addition to Chris Smalling’s sending off, which was ridiculous. After being booked for blocking Joe … Continue reading

Analyzing Who Should Have Made The Ballon d’Or Candidates Shortlist

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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FIFA’s annual Ballon d’Or shortlist inevitably divides opinion. From the widespread disgust that Wesley Sneijder didn’t receive the award for his outstanding 2010 campaign, where he led his club side, Internazionale, to Champions League glory and then his national side, … Continue reading

Premier League Tactics Corner; Analyzing Cesc Fabregas As A Defensive Asset For Chelsea

Posted on by Alex Fairchild
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It’s August 30, 2014 in the 69th minute of a match between Chelsea and Everton. Steven Naismith has halved the Blues’ lead with a goal and it is all Cesc Fabregas’ fault. But why is it his fault? Why do … Continue reading

Reviewing The Premier League’s Key Refereeing Decisions From Week 9

Posted on by Andy Turnbull
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West Ham United continued their impressive form at the weekend. Diafra Sakho has been a key factor in the Hammers success and he scored the second goal in their 2-1 win over the reigning champions Manchester City. The use of … Continue reading

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Preview and Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Olly Huddlestone
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This Saturday (10am ET on NBCSN for viewers in the United States) sees Chelsea take the short trip down the road to South London, where Crystal Palace await them. The last time these two sides met skipper John Terry scored an … Continue reading

A Lowdown on Chelsea’s First Team Doctor, Eva Carneiro

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
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Her beauty matches her brains, and football pundits often take the mickey out of Chelsea players for staying down injured a tad too long, only to have their first team medic attend to their injury. Yes, she is Chelsea’s highly … Continue reading