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Tag Archives: Michael Ballack

Chelsea Title Challenge Continues To Cool With Draw Against Newcastle

Posted on by eChelseaFC

The problems at Chelsea continue to mount as a draw in the North East allowed Manchester United to overhaul the champions at the top of the table for the first time this season.

With an important month in the title race about to begin injuries, backroom drama and poor performances have left confidence shattered at a club that has only collected four points from a possible fifteen.

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The United States World Revenge Tour

Posted on by Ron Preston Jr

Heading into this World Cup, no team should be looking for any extra motivation.  After all, this is the World Cup , where the world’s best will be gathered for one big battle royal to decide who takes home the title, World Champion!  … Continue reading

Flurry of Premier League Stars' Injuries Could Tarnish World Cup

Posted on by Patrick Dresslar

Just as the hype and excitement for the World Cup is building to a feverish pitch, over the last two days we have had to read devastating headlines about star players (most of them Premier League stalwarts or ex-EPL stars) … Continue reading

Ballacks Pain Of Missing The World Cup

Posted on by Paul Bestall

  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 … Continue reading

Chelsea Should Sign Bastian Schweinsteiger This Summer

Posted on by Sebastian Shepard

With another FA Cup final, three games remaining on the Premier League fixture list and one point between Chelsea and second placed Manchester United, it may be a little premature for the Blue’s management and players to think about summer … Continue reading

Ballack Symbolizes All of Chelsea's Troubles

Posted on by Richard Farley

Michael Ballack’s Saturday performance has been heretofore overshadowed by the traumatic injury suffered by Aaron Ramsey, but while there has been a debate as to the fairness of Ryan Shawcross’s tackle on the Welsh protégé, there can be no doubt … Continue reading

Diamonds Are Back In Fashion At Stamford Bridge

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Carlo Ancelotti has certainly stamped his mark on Chelsea early in the season so far. A Community Shield victory, coupled with 3 Premiership wins on the bounce has seen Chelsea rise to the top end of the table. So far, … Continue reading

Chelsea’s Punishment Shows UEFA Is Toothless

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Now I’m certainly not going to start defending Chelsea’s players or the reactions of certain fans after the final whistle back on May 6th. Yes, the referee had a nightmare, yes Chelsea should have had two penalties at least and … Continue reading

Chelsea’s UEFA Conspiracy Claims Are Laughable

Posted on by tyduffy

With their typical class, Chelsea players and staff asserted their belief, following their 1-1 agg defeat to Barcelona, that UEFA conspired against them to prevent an all-English final in the Champions League. Players, such as Didier Drogba, displayed their sentiment … Continue reading

Tactical Analysis: Germany’s Dutch Delight

Posted on by Double Pivot

While controversy may surround the goals scored in Germany’s 2-0 defeat of Wales at the Millennium Stadium, one thing that has gone under the radar was the small tactical switch that Jogi Löw employed in the victory. Germany now sits … Continue reading

Fabregas and Horton Prepare For Round Two

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So, the FA have finally come out and asked Arsenal to respond within 7 days to Hull City and their Assistant Manger, Brian Horton’s, accusations that Cesc Fabregas spat at him in the tunnel. I’m amazed on several fronts, firstly … Continue reading

Chelsea Players Play Blame Game and Other Premier League News

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

It took a couple of days, but the rift in the Chelsea dressing room seems to have finally made it out onto the public forum of the press. It all had to start with John Terry, doing his best to … Continue reading

Chelsea Players Star In New Adidas Video

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Chelsea players Frank Lampard and Michael Ballack star in a new viral video from Adidas to promote the brand’s new range of football boots. Rather than playing like an advertisement, Adidas has done a decent job putting a story together … Continue reading

Carlos Tevez and West Ham United Seem Linked Forever, Ronaldo Car Crash and More

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

If there is one story that I want to just be over and never have to hear about again, the Carlos Tevez saga with West Ham United and Sheffield United would be that story. When I first read that the … Continue reading

Scolari Is God, Benitez Is The Devil

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s so rare these days that a football manager says anything new or remotely intelligent other than the rehearsed lines he memorizes from media training. Other than Joe Kinnear, of course. But Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari said so many … Continue reading

The New Gaffer: Introducing Klinsmann at Bayern München

Posted on by Mark

July 1st saw the formal beginnings of five coaches’ tenures at the helms of Bundesliga clubs. Over the next several weeks every Thursday we’ll introduce these men to you. Our series of profiles begins with Bayern München’s Jürgen Klinsmann, striker … Continue reading

New Years Eve Odds and Sods

Posted on by tyduffy

Berbatov pads stats Against weaker opponents Bad news for Reading West Ham shocked Manchester United 2-1 at Upton Park.  It was West Ham’s third consecutive victory over United in the League.  The result was a bit unfair to Man U, … Continue reading