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Ben Carey-Evans

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Pragmatic Hodgson has Created a Platform After Satisfactory Start.
00:02 Thursday 5th July 2012

Since England's Quarter-Final exit at the hands of Italy via penalties, there has been plenty of criticism directed at their style of play, and more specifically, their inability to keep the ball.  On the face of it the possession stats look…

Cisse Magic Means Glory Or Bust In Munich
10:34 Sunday 6th May 2012

A tired and flat Chelsea performance against Newcastle United was punished by two stunners from Papiss Cisse and a well organised Newcastle side, which now leaves Chelsea in the precarious position of having to beat Bayern in Munich to qualify…

Chelsea Go ‘One Step Beyond' In European Classic
17:58 Friday 16th March 2012

In the three weeks that felt like an eternity between Chelsea's 3-1 defeat in Naples and the second leg at Stamford Bridge, I always maintained a sense of optimism and even predicted a 3-1 win after 90 minutes.My confidence though was rapidly…

Di Matteo making his mark early on
23:45 Tuesday 13th March 2012

Many looking in from the outside will  suggest that Chelsea's 1-0 victory over Stoke was a poor performance, how could a top team take over an hour to break down a Stoke side, reduced to 10 men after just 20 minutes?Although it was a frustrating…

Improved Defence The Key For Di Matteo
22:40 Wednesday 7th March 2012

Last night's comfortable 2-0 victory at St Andrews against a stubborn and well organised Birmingham side presented Roberto Di Matteo with a solid foundation from which he can build from.Most importantly, the defence looked assured in dealing…

Another Managerial Casualty Is Disastrous For Chelsea Youngsters
22:24 Monday 5th March 2012

Once again those who ‘run' Chelsea have made us the laughing stock of English football - another manager has been discarded and many perceive it to be extremely harsh. Personally I feel that it was premature, but there was an air of inevitability…

The Post Mortem: Why AVB was so close, yet so far!
15:32 Wednesday 22nd February 2012

Despite a deserved defeat on Tuesday night in Naples, there were some positives. The formation for one, the 4-2-3-1 system offers far more fluidity than the stagnant 4-3-3 system Chelsea have desperately been clinging on to since the departure…

Déjà Vu – It's Drogba Time
14:28 Monday 20th February 2012

In many ways the first half of the FA Cup tie against Birmingham perfectly summarises Chelsea's last couple of months. A ponderous and uncreative midfield combined with a blunt and under-supplied attack, mixed with an alarmingly regular defensive…