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Fa Cup
Can the FA Cup lead the way when football resumes?
17:00 Monday 16th March 2020

Europe faces little in the way of good news at this stage of the Covid-19 pandemic. Countries are shutting down, restricting travel, assembly, education and commerce. Football halted indefinitely in all but a few leagues, such as England’s…

Premier League
What does Barkley's uprise mean for Loftus-Cheek?
17:00 Friday 13th March 2020

Ruben Loftus-Cheek hasn’t had any luck with injuries. The most recent one ruled him out for almost a year. But the light is emerging at the end of the tunnel. He’s taking his time in making himself available for Frank Lampard…

Premier League
Not the best week for Premier League goalkeepers
08:01 Friday 13th March 2020

How many times have you heard it said goalkeepers are a breed apart? It isn’t a lie. The game's last line of defence exerts tremendous pressure. No one minds your back when you fluff your lines. The ball nestles in the back of the…

Premier League
Why can't other Premier League clubs behave like Arsenal and Chelsea?
12:00 Thursday 12th March 2020

John Cena could be the only WWE superstar not to commit a heel turn at any point in his career. Virtually every famous professional wrestler turns his back on partners and fans to play the bad guy for a while. Even Hulk Hogan did. Why not Cena?…

Premier League
Could Willian leave Chelsea for London rivals Arsenal?
19:01 Tuesday 10th March 2020

As Frank Lampard carries out a rebuilding job at Chelsea, many players have been the subject of transfer speculation. Olivier Giroud's name is cropping up in the news pretty frequently, but the likes of Marcos Alonso, Willy Caballero,…

Premier League
Is Pep Guardiola walking in Jose Mourinho's shoes?
17:00 Tuesday 10th March 2020

In Genesis, Cain and Abel are brothers. Jealousy leads one to murder the other. In football, people like to think of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho as mortal enemies. Not so. In fact, they are managerial brothers who cut their teeth together…

Premier League
Has Frank Lampard unlocked Ross Barkley?
08:44 Tuesday 10th March 2020

Jersey #8 was made iconic at Chelsea because one man chose to perform great exploits on the football pitch while wearing it. There’s precious little to say about Frank Lampard’s immaculate Chelsea career [as a player]. Such high…

Premier League
Roy Keane doesn't want to hear about sacking Solskjaer
12:00 Friday 28th February 2020

As a studio analyst, Roy Keane’s bullshit metre is more finely calibrated than Lewis Hamilton’s Ferrari. Among other benefits, the Irishman’s early warning system doesn’t allow Jamie Carragher to get a word in edgewise.…

European Football
Kenedy finds redemption with Getafe
12:01 Tuesday 25th February 2020

Chelsea signed Kenedy from Fluminese as a talented Brazilian striker back in 2015. A precocious prodigy, Kenedy starred against Barcelona in pre-season, impressed against Crystal Palace on debut despite the Blues losing and scored…

Bundesliga
Did Ethan Ampadu turn the corner against Spurs?
17:01 Friday 21st February 2020

How does the saying go? Same shite, different club? Ethan Ampadu rarely features for RB Leipzig. After coming over on loan from Chelsea in search of playing time, four of the teenager's six appearances come from the bench. When the 19-year-old…

Premier League
How will Hakim Ziyech impact Chelsea next season?
09:00 Sunday 16th February 2020

Given Chelsea's transfer ban, which lasted the duration of the summer transfer window, Frank Lampard was forced to rely on a young lineup for the season. Despite his rivals' inconsistency, the fledgeling Blues boss is yet to cement…

Womens Football
How much have Chelsea missed Fran Kirby this season?
09:00 Friday 14th February 2020

Chelsea Women could well win the FA Women’s Super League this season but there’s something missing from this Chelsea side. Or is it someone? The smokescreen of celebrations with Emma Hayes hugging her assistants do…

Premier League
Has Chelsea ruined N’Golo Kante’s career?
09:01 Monday 3rd February 2020

Here’s a pop question for you. Is N’Golo Kante still the best defensive midfielder in the world? He was, between 2016 and 2018. Now, uncertainty usurps confidence. While Kante still struts about in his usual demeanour, questions…

Premier League
Why Chelsea should ignore Edinson Cavani transfer
08:00 Sunday 26th January 2020

Maurizio Sarri's one-year rollercoaster ride at Chelsea ended on a bright note. The Italian finished third in the Premier League, won the Europa League and secured a Champions League berth for the Blue twice over. Since the Premier…

Premier League
Do Chelsea have a Kepa problem to solve?
15:00 Saturday 25th January 2020

There’s a goalkeeping problem brewing at Chelsea. Sure, Kepa Arizzabalaga’s tuned up Superman mode a few times to save his side this season. But his growing personal disappointments are beginning to take a toll on their campaign.…