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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…

Premier League
Who are the Premier League transfer window moneymakers?
08:00 Wednesday 14th August 2019

The transfer window is intended to sign players who can improve a club. To use it for any other purpose invites derision. Fans will tell you a club that doesn't spend is either too small or lacks ambition. Developing and selling on…

Premier League
Lampard stung by transfer ban at Old Trafford
09:00 Monday 12th August 2019

The Premier League’s Matchday One is in the books and there are several things to take away from it even though judging a full season based on one round is foolhardy. You can be certain some teams were ready for the season while others…

Premier League
2019/20 Chelsea Premier League preview
17:00 Wednesday 7th August 2019

For Chelsea supporters, they're experiencing the dreaded feeling of heading into a Premier League campaign unable to sign new players.  Frank Lampard’s litmus test begins on Sunday when taking his Blues squad to square up…

Premier League
Who will be Frank Lampard’s untouchables?
09:00 Saturday 13th July 2019

Effective decision-making is a prerequisite for every successful manager. Astuteness, ability to strategize, motivate players and control the dressing room count for plenty as well. They must also possess the nous for winning mind games,…

Transfers
Is Gonzalo Higuain finished at the highest level?
17:00 Saturday 6th July 2019

It’s been a bad past five days for Gonzalo Higuain. After reports suggested Chelsea doesn’t intend on making his loan deal permanent this summer, the striker returned to parent club Juventus only to realise he’s not needed…

Premier League
What to expect from Christian Pulisic at Chelsea
09:00 Thursday 27th June 2019

Chelsea had replacing Eden Hazard in mind when agreeing on a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic. The Blues avoided the summer transfer rush by getting their target in January then loaning him back to BvB until season’s…