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Premier League
Has Christian Pulisic turned Chelsea situation around?
12:01 Monday 11th November 2019

In a summer when they lost their best player o Real Madrid, Chelsea took a heavy blow when FIFA upheld their transfer ban. Nevertheless, the Blues remain grateful they had earlier completed a deal for former Borussia Dortmund superstar, Christian…

Capital One Cup
Were Norwich the perfect Chelsea tune-up for Manchester United?
08:01 Wednesday 30th October 2019

I am convinced that on some level, even if it was only subconscious, most of the Love United, Hate Glazers mob were rooting for Norwich City to run riot over the Red Devils at Carrow Road. The Canaries green and yellow kit recalls the old Newton…

Europa League
Ole's true test as Manchester United manager comes after Liverpool success
12:01 Thursday 24th October 2019

Under Jose Mourinho, United refused to allow rivals City to celebrate their inevitable 2017/18 Premier League title in the Manchester Derby. It may have been the last time Mourinho and Paul Pogba worked together toward a common goal. After…

Premier League
Jorginho proving Chelsea fans wrong
09:01 Thursday 10th October 2019

Maurizio Sarri didn't expect such a rough ride when he left the San Paolo for Stamford Bridge in 2018. Neither did his poster boy. Brazilian-born Italian international Jorginho was the midfield engine in Sarri's Napoli…

Premier League
Wan-Bissaka's game lacks dimension
08:01 Monday 23rd September 2019

In the 2019/20 Premier League season’s early doors, Manchester United fans went a bit overboard in their appreciation for new right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. It cannot be argued that the 21-year-old’s defending stood out. His positioning…

Premier League
Has Tammy Abraham shut the Chelsea door on Olivier Giroud?
15:00 Sunday 22nd September 2019

We're only five games in. Writing in stone takes a little longer. Still, Chelsea's striking option appears sorted. Seven goals make Tammy Abraham Frank Lampard's first choice to lead the line. He started in the 1-0…

Premier League
Is it too early to predict a Premier League Top-6 splinter?
08:01 Saturday 14th September 2019

Four matches are a flimsy hook on which to hang your hat. The Premier League table tends to be an unrecognizable clutter in the early doors. Nearer ten games, however, things begin to fall into place. The problem is that the media…

Premier League
Rating Haller, Joelinton, Kean: Who will have the biggest impact?
17:00 Thursday 12th September 2019

Every kid on the playground wants to be a striker. Despite that, so many Premier League clubs just don’t have a top-quality finisher. Everton, West Ham United and Newcastle United were three sides who recently inhabited that list.…

Spain
Should Kepa start over De Gea?
17:00 Sunday 8th September 2019

Robert Moreno repeatedly insists he has no first-choice goalkeeper in the Spanish national team. His preference for Kepa Arrizabalaga in four successive matches contradicts that claim. The question is whether we should second-guess…

Premier League
Has Lampard's defensive woes followed from Derby to Chelsea?
12:00 Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Frank Lampard is making a strong statement with his Chelsea academy graduates. All six Premier League goals for the Blues this season have come from former loanees. Tammy Abraham, four, and Mason Mount, two, are laying down an early marker. …

Premier League
Will Tammy Abraham emerge as Chelsea’s main striker?
19:00 Wednesday 28th August 2019

In July, Frank Lampard returned to Chelsea after five years away. The Englishman, whose managerial reputation enhanced in his debut season at Derby County, walked into a difficult situation in which the Blues’ squad required a rebuild…

Premier League
Chelsea, Manchester United youth face steep learning curve
09:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

We’ve all seen the nature documentary or Youtube clip where the cute little bear cubs come across a skunk. Unafraid, they run up to play with it, learning a hard lesson while Pepe le Pew strolls off with his tail proudly in the air. If…

Premier League
Lampard following Sarri's tactics with N'Golo Kante
09:02 Sunday 18th August 2019

Any comparison between Maurizio Sarri and Frank Lampard is ridiculous. Both came to Chelsea with questions about their readiness to take on a top-six Premier League side but one had far more on his CV to justify the opportunity. The Italian…

Transfers
Why Chelsea should’ve held on to Kenneth Omeruo
08:01 Friday 16th August 2019

Kenneth Omeruo has left Chelsea. This time permanently. Armed with €5 million, Leganes approached to sign the defender who impressed while on loan at the Spanish club in 2018/19. Surprise, surprise the Blues were happy to cash…

European Football
Liverpool, Chelsea: What if UEFA throws a party and you have to show up?
12:00 Wednesday 14th August 2019

Liverpool take on Chelsea in tonight’s European Super Cup, hosted at BJK Vodafone Park, Istanbul. It will witness Stephanie Frappart become the first female ever to referee a major men’s UEFA game. The Reds earned their right by…