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Premier League
Who deserves the credit for Ross Barkley's return to form?
09:00 Wednesday 10th October 2018

I think it's fair to say that when Chelsea completed a £15million deal for Ross Barkley in January, eyebrows were raised. The attacking midfielder had struggled with injury and playing time during his final season with Everton. How…

Premier League
Does Maurizio Sarri's guarded assessment protect Chelsea's title hopes?
08:00 Wednesday 10th October 2018

Sitting joint top of the Premier League and unbeaten, most would argue Chelsea are title contenders this season. That is everyone but Maurizio Sarri. While everyone else is extolling the virtues of his side the Italian is playing down their…

Premier League
Chelsea or Liverpool: Who is Manchester City's biggest threat?
12:00 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Manchester City brushed aside every opponent last season, as a Pep Guardiola masterclass took England by storm. When a club loses just two games in a whole league campaign, wins the league with a record-breaking 100 points, it has to be acknowledged…

Premier League
Chelsea vs Liverpool: An examination of two defences
13:00 Saturday 29th September 2018

When Chelsea and Liverpool square off at Stamford Bridge later today, the offensive football will be everyone's primary focus. Yet, while both teams will provide such entertainment, their performance at the other end will be more…

Premier League
Who belongs in Chelsea’s best attacking trio?
08:00 Sunday 23rd September 2018

Every department must be working at its optimum, yet a club will only enjoy success if its attack is truly devastating. Maurizio Sarri understands this better than most. At Napoli, he built a team to run roughshod over Serie A, plundering 77…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 1
12:05 Tuesday 18th September 2018

After a three-and-a-half-month waiting period, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League are back. Even though the tournament qualifiers started back in June, now we're at the group stages as things start to get interesting.…

Premier League
What is Maurizio Sarri doing differently with Eden Hazard?
09:00 Tuesday 18th September 2018

Eden Hazard always seems to fall short of one thing when discussions about the best forwards in Europe is raised. He just doesn’t score so many. Added to the fact he hasn’t won any major European trophy bar the Europa League, the…

Premier League
Is there a place for N'Golo Kante in Sarri-ball?
09:00 Sunday 16th September 2018

N'Golo Kante is a phenomenon. Irrespective of which team you support, that's a fact. The entire football world agrees.  Adding to his mystique, the beast on the pitch turns into a tame mouse away from it. Mild-mannered reporter…

Premier League
Chelsea Football Club creeping under the radar once again?
17:00 Tuesday 11th September 2018

Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea! The Stamford Bridge terrace sung, as Antonio Conte guided the Blues to the 2016/17 Premier League title in his debut season. The tactful Italian played it out perfectly with his 3-5-2 formation. David Luiz had a stellar…

Premier League
Has Andreas Christensen become a victim of Sarri ball?
12:00 Thursday 6th September 2018

On 20th August 2017, Andreas Christensen completed 90 minutes in a Premier League game for the first time. That match was heralded as a victory for the Chelsea youth system. Sadly for the Dane, his breakthrough coincided with a major modal…

Premier League
Why Chelsea must let Ruben Loftus-Cheek go for good
15:00 Tuesday 28th August 2018

A club can mean two different things for footballers. While for some it’s a stomping ground that helps them excel, for others it's a stifling environment. Chelsea has gradually become the latter. Ask Ruben Loftus-Cheek. We’re…

Premier League
Is there a hole in Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea squad?
12:00 Sunday 26th August 2018

Chelsea breezed through Premier League Matchday 1 with a 3-0 victory against Huddersfield Town but the Blues hard-earned victory against Arsenal on Saturday at Stamford Bridge left many questioning whether Maurizio Sarri's Blues…

Premier League
Why this is a defining year for Ross Barkley
12:00 Tuesday 14th August 2018

Ross Barkley's £15 million move from Everton to Chelsea, last January, was hailed as remarkable value for a midfielder with boundless potential. So remarkable, Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson thought it bordered on the criminal…

Managerial News
Maurizio Sarri needs time to transform Chelsea
09:00 Sunday 12th August 2018

Maurizio Sarri can be forgiven for looking like a fish out of water when Manchester City tore apart his Chelsea team in the Community Shield. The Italian had no answers to Pep Guardiola's well-oiled machine. Chelsea were beaten fair…

Premier League
Premier League Preview: The problem with supporting Chelsea is always having to say you're Sarri
09:00 Wednesday 8th August 2018

Chelsea finished their title defence a meagre fifth after throwing away several last-ditch chances to claw their way back to the Champion's League spots. With entry into the Europa League and head coach Antonio Conte sacked, 2017/18 was…

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