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Premier League
No Chelsea for Zizou!
15:00 Thursday 21st February 2019

Chelsea hired Maurizio Sarri at the beginning of the 2018/19 season. Many supporters harboured hopes that this would finally signal the end to the circus that had become their managerial recruitment. At first, all the signs were positive. The…

Premier League
Why sacking Maurizio Sarri won't help Chelsea
15:00 Monday 18th February 2019

Chelsea are in a colossal mess. A 2-1 win in the UEFA Europa League away from home against Malmo may have prolonged their silverware hopes, but the 6-nil defeat to Manchester City will continue to haunt the Blues. It was their worst defeat…

Premier League
Is Zinedine Zidane the answer for Chelsea?
12:00 Monday 18th February 2019

Without question, Maurizio Sarri can be regarded as a good tactician. The Italian understands football and holds a strong philosophy about how it should be played. But managing a bunch of multi-millionaire footballers goes far beyond being…

Features
What can Maurizio Sarri take from Pep Guardiola's schooling?
09:00 Friday 15th February 2019

Antonio Conte's dismissal followed by former Napoli manager, Maurizio Sarri's appointment last summer supposedly heralded a new era at Stamford Bridge. After making a name for himself playing brilliant, attractive football in the…

Premier League
Is Frank Lampard on his way to the Chelsea dugout?
12:00 Thursday 14th February 2019

After a well-decorated playing career in which he won the Premier League, Champions League and several other trophies, Frank Lampard took his first job as a manager last summer. The decision to take over at Derby County and continue the…

Premier League
Pep Guardiola keeping his enemies closer
08:00 Thursday 14th February 2019

Pep Guardiola has the annoying habit of praising opposing managers who attempt to play on the front foot against Manchester City and get waxed for their trouble. Last season, City dusted off Arsenal 3-0 twice in the space of four days. In his…

Opinion
Are Liverpool responding to Manchester City push like champions?
15:00 Wednesday 13th February 2019

Manchester City's midweek win over Everton was all that was needed by Liverpool to get their head turn to realise that any slip now will put them in the chasing position for the Premier League title. Their win against Bournemouth came at…

Italy
Tiemoue Bakayoko enjoying AC Milan as Chelsea's midfield struggles
09:00 Wednesday 13th February 2019

Tiemoue Bakayoko came a long way in the last few seasons. A fan favourite in Monaco, he was a key part of the Ligue 1-conquering midfield that stunned Unai Emery's four-time defending Paris Saint-Germain champions. When the dust…

Spain
Why Real Madrid should not buy Eden Hazard
08:00 Wednesday 13th February 2019

Eden Hazard is vocal about his future but gives mixed answers about where his future lies. He fancies Real Madrid, saying it is his childhood dream to play for the Whites. He also wants to become a club legend for Chelsea like Didier Drogba…

Premier League
Maurizio Sarri's three biggest problems at Chelsea
17:00 Tuesday 12th February 2019

It’s unheard of, but Chelsea has indeed lost their last four away matches in all competitions while failing to score. In 2019, they’ve conceded more goals than every Premier League club except Fulham. And scored fewer League goals…

Spain
Stars don't align for Coutinho to Chelsea move
08:00 Tuesday 12th February 2019

The universe works in mysterious ways. On the one hand, everything in it adheres to a precise set of physical laws. Newton's laws of motion allow for anyone or anything to go anywhere they please. In some cases, it may take some doing but…

Premier League
Is David Luiz misunderstood?
15:00 Monday 11th February 2019

Brazil produces fine flair players. Chelsea’s ‘defender’, David Luiz, exudes the typical qualities of a flamboyant South American attacking footballer, not a Premier League based defender. It’s clear, he’s misunderstood.…

Premier League
What's at risk in Manchester City vs Chelsea duel?
08:00 Sunday 10th February 2019

The Premier League title race is getting more interesting by the day. But so is the fight for a top-four place. Champions League football has become for many clubs like a trophy in its own right. Just that it can’t be put in the trophy…

Premier League
Leicester City: The outlier's curse
09:00 Friday 8th February 2019

When Leicester City won the league in 2016 under Claudio Ranieri, it was a special moment in the history of the club and English football. The Foxes went against all odds to emerge champions in a league that was widely dominated by a select…

Premier League
Has the door opened for a Diego Costa Chelsea return?
12:00 Wednesday 6th February 2019

If there was ever a love triangle between two clubs and a striker, it’s Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Diego Costa. Costa loves playing in London and Madrid. In both cities, he’s a cult hero. Meanwhile, Chelsea and Atleti just love…