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Tag Archives: Chelsea

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

Posted on by Chris Moore
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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

Looking Ahead at Chelsea, City, Arsenal, United and Liverpool’s Premier League Fixtures

Posted on by Marshall Norbal
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With nearly a quarter of the season played, the league is starting to take shape but what does the future hold for Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United over the coming weeks. Let’s look ahead to their next 6 Premier … Continue reading

Eden Hazard And The Case Of Winning The Ballon d’Or One Day

Posted on by James Ferrier
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“I want to be the best; I hope one day I can win the Ballon d’Or, maybe not now but if I work every day and take pleasure from my game then why not?” Following his Player of the Season … Continue reading

Analyzing The Importance Of Defensive Midfielders

Posted on by Saad Rashid
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Claude Makelele is widely acknowledged as one of the best defensive midfielders in history. In 2003, he was sold by Real Madrid to Chelsea. Following this move, Zinedine Zidane famously said, “Why add another layer of gold to the Bentley … Continue reading

5 Best Matches Of The Premier League Season So Far

Posted on by Chris Winterburn

With the 2014-15 edition of the Barclays Premier League now seven matches old, there have already been a number of hugely entertaining fixtures illustrating just why the English top flight is so highly regarded across the globe. Ranging from goal-bonanzas … Continue reading

Arsenal’s Lack Of A True Midfield Enforcer Derailing Title Bid

Posted on by Miguel Manning
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Rewind to May 17th 2014. Arsenal have just ended their nine-year wait for a trophy and everyone around the club is elated. This coupled with a 17th consecutive top 4 finish signified a great season for Arsenal Football Club. This … Continue reading

8 Premier League Clubs Whose Fans Have The Worst Sense of Entitlement

Posted on by Spenser Davis
RODGERS HAS LIVERPOOL FANS DREAMING OF PREMIER LEAGUE GLORY

Every sports fan on earth wants their team to win, right? It’s the fabric of being a sports fan, no matter the sport or the country or the team. English football has been around for more than a century, and … Continue reading

If Frank Lampard Extends Loan at Manchester City, It’s Another Missed Opportunity for MLS

Posted on by Robert Hay
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Frank Lampard leaving Chelsea was an awkward moment. The legend embraced the Chelsea blue and seemingly would retire with the club. When he left London, it was for New York City and to become the cornerstone of the flashy new … Continue reading

Reviewing The Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions From Week 7

Posted on by Andy Turnbull
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Martin Atkinson had a very difficult afternoon at Stamford Bridge with numerous contentious decisions.  The first was a foul from Gary Cahill on Alexis Sanchez. It was a dangerous tackle in my view as he endangered Alexis’ safety, I think … Continue reading

Four Ways To Stop Jose Mourinho’s Dominant Chelsea Outfit

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
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We may be only seven games into the season, however Chelsea have already proved they are the team to beat, after a blistering start that has seen them amass 19 points from a possible 21. They have been putting sides … Continue reading

Jamie Carragher is Wrong, David Silva is Not ‘Two or Three Levels Above’ Juan Mata

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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Juan Mata has rather surprisingly split opinion since his January transfer to Manchester United for what was then a club record £37.1million and this week former Liverpool defender turned Sky Sports pundit, Jamie Carragher, has labelled Manchester City’s David Silva … Continue reading

Chelsea vs. Arsenal Preview: Heavyweights Clash in London Derby

Posted on by Jacob Dorman
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This Sunday will provide us with a rare phenomenon: A Premier League match in which the two biggest names will be on the sidelines, as Arsene Wenger and Arsenal prepare to make the trip to Stamford Bridge where Jose Mourinho … Continue reading

How Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge Will Expand If Or When They Move to Twickenham

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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One of the more pressing issues facing a number of Premier League clubs, as we edge ever nearer to the end of 2014, is the prospect of either building a new stadium or expanding an existing home following years of … Continue reading

Why Filipe Luis Should Become Chelsea’s First Choice Left-Back

Posted on by Saad Rashid
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As Stamford Bridge emptied on Wednesday following Chelsea FC’s win over Bolton, some players truly stood out from others. Kurt Zouma did well on his Chelsea debut, Oscar scored a superb goal, while Filipe Luis shined the most, showing exactly … Continue reading