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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 […]

Manchester United Have New Inspiration

The Premier League is underway and the two main title protagonists have recorded emphatics wins coupled with extremely impressive performances. Chelsea’s 6-0 victory over West Brom was somewhat of a surprise given their lacklustre pre-season form and disappointing Community Shield display, but Didier Drogba has now declared Chelsea aren’t even […]

Can Liverpool Challenge for Fourth?

The last three permanent managers of Liverpool have all overseen a familiar pattern of events. Roy Evans, Gerard Houllier and Rafael Benitez all enjoyed moderately successful starts – Evans had a decent first full league season, Houllier a distant third place and a (very fortunate) cup treble, Benitez’s Champions League […]

Chelsea Third Shirt for 2010-11 Season: Leaked Photo

Chelsea will wear a fluorescent yellow third shirt during the 2010-11 season, according to a leaked photo. Designed and manufactured by Adidas, the shirt features black trim and a very unique black line that runs down the center of the new Chelsea third jersey. The last time Chelsea wore a […]

Chelsea Away Jersey for 2010-11 Season: Leaked Photos

Photographs of what appears to be Chelsea’s new away jersey for the 2010-11 season have been leaked on the Internet. The images of Chelsea’s new away shirt feature a black top with gold trim. Designed and manufactured by Adidas, the new Chelsea away jersey features a tartan-like design on the […]

Chelsea Third Shirt for 2010-11 Season: Leaked Photo

A photograph has been leaked of what seemingly is Chelsea’s third jersey for the 2010-11 season. Designed and manufactured by Adidas, Chelsea’s new third kit features a unique design that can best be described as a mixture of fluorescent blue and tartan (apologies to Scottish readers). I admit that the […]

This Summer May Be A Bad One For The EPL

Will it be another Spanish summer? Or is there hope for England yet? No, I’m not talking about winning the World Cup; instead I’m talking about the glamorization of La Liga more and more at the expense of the Premier League. With the three biggest summer signings wrapped up or […]

Is Arsenal Still a Big Club?

At first glance, this question looks bleedingly obvious. With their massive fan base, a beautiful new 60,000 plus seat stadium, and their years of success and trophies, Arsenal should be quite clearly considered to be a “big club.” For the past decade and more, they have been considered part of […]

End of Season Team Review – Part 1

With the Premier League season now done and dusted, there is no better time to look at the winners and losers of one of the most open and un-predicable seasons in history. Arsenal Despite another trophy-less season there has been a considerable improvement with the Gunners, showing more fight and […]

Ballacks Pain Of Missing The World Cup

  You have to feel for a player of the calibre of Michael Ballack and for fans of Germany. Things haven’t always gone swimmingly for Ballack at Stamford Bridge since he joined in 2006, but there is no doubt he is Germany’s most accomplished player of his generation. Be it […]

Chelsea v Portsmouth, FA Cup Final: Open Thread

In what is the last big match of the 2009-10 season featuring two Premier League teams, the FA Cup Final from Wembley is always a special occasion especially today with two amazing story lines featuring the rags of Portsmouth against the riches of Chelsea. Can Chelsea win the double or […]

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African Cup of Nations Recap–Day 9

Chelsea stalwart Michael Essien scored once and set up Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari for Ghana’s second goal and that was all The Black Stars needed to see off Morocco yesterday and win Group A, likely avoiding Ivory Coast in the quarterfinals by doing so. The 2-0 scoreline was even a […]

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Jose Mourinho denies rift with brooding Diego Costa

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho denied any rift with Diego Costa despite the striker’s unhappy reaction to being dropped to the bench for the scoreless draw at Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho admitted the pair had argued at half-time during the mid-week Champions League victory away to Maccabi Tel Aviv and Costa’s mood […]