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Premier League
The art of Premier League football imitating life... or not
17:00 Friday 9th November 2018

People say football is a microcosm of life. A mirror image, if you will. The game's machinations do parody society, albeit not always in the same manner. Sometimes the mirror reflects a negative image, like the photo process wherein light…

Premier League
Sacking Antonio Conte marks a tonal shift for Chelsea
19:00 Thursday 12th July 2018

So, the inevitable has happened, Chelsea have sacked Antonio Conte; adding him to the long list of managers Roman Abramovich has fallen out of love with. Conte may have delivered the title in his first season, but last year proved to be a disaster,…

Transfers
Will Chelsea suffer from another summer of transfer inactivity?
08:00 Tuesday 19th June 2018

As last summer’s transfer window got into gear, Chelsea couldn't make up their minds on which players to sign. Meanwhile, they had sold some of their own. Diego Costa was cut loose via text message while £40million was preferred…

Fa Cup
Why this FA Cup matters and why it doesn't
08:00 Saturday 19th May 2018

We all know the narrative. The FA Cup is the oldest living football competition on the planet. It’s also the largest. Wanderers won the initial Challenge Cup, the FA’s formal name for the competition to which all its members are…

Managerial News
Is Carlo Ancelotti primed to manage Chelsea again?
12:00 Monday 14th May 2018

They say, that in football, that you never go back. Carlo Ancelotti, the great Italian manager that has won three Champions League titles is still out of work after being sacked by Bayern Munich back in September 2017. He has been linked to…

Premier League
It's time for Eden Hazard to be selfish
15:00 Saturday 5th May 2018

Belgian superstar Eden Hazard was, for a short time last season, the best player in the Premier League. The same could have been said regarding the 2014/15 campaign. The fleet-footed forward was central to everything Chelsea did. This season,…

Managerial News
Chelsea should go all out for Brendan Rodgers
09:30 Sunday 22nd April 2018

It is not an open secret that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will leave Stamford Bridge at season's end. He has burnt his bridges with the club hierarchy. The Italian tactician has complained bitterly about not being able to improve his…

Premier League
Chelsea on a lonely road to decline
18:00 Friday 13th April 2018

Chelsea Football Club is in decline. It was not supposed to be this way. At times, the Blues dominated English football during the last 15 years. However, owner Roman Abramovich is losing steam. The Russian billionaire is struggling to compete…

Premier League
Roman Abramovich has made the Chelsea job unattractive
08:00 Friday 30th March 2018

The Chelsea job has become a poisoned chalice since Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003. The Chelsea owner is far more hands-on than other Premier League owners. He believes the limited budget he now sets…

Premier League
On Premier League fans, cake, and the eating thereof
11:18 Friday 16th February 2018

Theodore J Kaczynski was not a Premier League fan. I’m not sure the Unabomber’s remote Montana cabin even had electricity, let alone internet. How was he going to stream matches from the competition’s early years while meticulously…

Premier League
Roman Abramovich discovers karma rhymes with pitch
10:30 Thursday 8th February 2018

Back in 2003, a certain Russian billionaire acquired Chelsea from Ken Bates for a reported £140 million. Roman Abramovich was an unknown quantity then. No one considered him a football person. Most expected him to lose interest after…

Fa Cup
Chelsea 1-1 Norwich – Three talking points
17:00 Thursday 18th January 2018

With the exception of Arsenal vs. United in the ’99 FA Cup semifinal, this had to be the most bonkers 30 minutes of extra time I have ever witnessed. This game had everything:  21st century controversy over video review  rogue…

Opinion
Chelsea and Antonio Conte divorce will be hard to swallow for the fans
19:00 Monday 15th January 2018

For a lot of Chelsea fans, the manager they became so used to was current Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho. Apart from the fact that the Portuguese tactician changed the stature of our club forever, he had an unbreakable bond with the…

Premier League
2017 Premier League: Old v New
08:30 Saturday 30th December 2017

Another year is passing. For the old among us, that means plucking more grey hairs from our heads. Or worse, from our noses and ears. For the young, it means still believing that won’t happen to you. Right. You keep believing my young…

Premier League
Chelsea can’t afford to let Antonio Conte leave Stamford Bridge
09:30 Thursday 21st December 2017

When Chelsea appointed Antonio Conte prior to the 2016 Euros, Chelsea fans were anxious as to what he would bring to the table. The answer turned out to be first place and a commensurate Premier League title. Blues faithful had seen countless…

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