X
Follow It's Round and It's White on Facebook
0 new posts have just been added
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
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…

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…

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
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…

Football
Has Maurizio Sarri committed a mistake in buying Jorginho?
15:00 Tuesday 5th February 2019

Maurizio Sarri breathed a sigh of relief following Chelsea's 5-0 drubbing of Huddersfield Town on Saturday. The Blues announced their comeback in a striking fashion, post two consecutive defeats in the Premier League. Frenchman N'Golo…

Premier League
Should Jorginho be hated or loved?
15:00 Friday 1st February 2019

Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-0 in December. However, it wasn’t their first victory over the Cityzens this season. Winning Jorginho’s signature was the Blues first big blow to their rivals. Following the Italian’s £50million…

Premier League
Maurizio Sarri, Antonio Conte: Two sides of the Chelsea coin?
12:00 Friday 1st February 2019

Just when you think the Premier League is a flat track for bullies, the small clubs fight back. In matchday 24's midweek fixtures, the top six produced a meagre eight points from a possible 18. Arsenal and Tottenham won their games although…

Premier League
Has Maurizio Sarri been set up for failure?
12:00 Monday 28th January 2019

Chelsea came into the 2018/19 season more unprepared than they've been in years after enduring a turbulent season in which Antonio Conte’s future disappeared faster than an elephant in a David Copperfield illusion. Well, not…

Premier League
Should Chelsea treat Ethan Ampadu and Hudson-Odoi as new January signings?
12:00 Wednesday 23rd January 2019

 Chelsea are in a colossal mess. After a flying start to the Premier League campaign under new manager Maurizio Sarri, they collapsed. The weekend loss to Arsenal opened the Champions League qualification door to both the Gunners…

Features
Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea: 2019's Virgil van Dijk or another Andriy Shevchenko?
09:00 Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Chelsea stirred slightly in attack when Olivier Giroud entered their weekend match at the Emirates. Before his 68th-minute appearance, the closest the Blues came to scoring was on a long ball over the top to Pedro. The flag stayed down although…