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Premier League
Why Chelsea's transfer ban is a blessing in disguise for Maurizio Sarri
15:00 Monday 11th March 2019

Chelsea will face a two-window transfer ban and cannot sign a player until the summer of 2020. The London club was “astonished” to see their appeal of getting the ban freezed. Moreover, the summer signings Kepa Arrizabalaga and…

Premier League
Fergie's fledglings and Roman's orphans on different sides of history
08:00 Monday 4th February 2019

First George Santayana then Dame Shirley Bassey warned that, if we're not attentive, history repeats. Edward Lorenz and Ashton Kutcher also cautioned us to pay attention to detail because writing the future isn't as easy as it…

Premier League
Time for Ruben Loftus-Cheek to leave Chelsea permanently
12:00 Wednesday 21st November 2018

Ruben Loftus-Cheek was called up to the England squad for November’s friendly with the United States and UEFA Nations League clash against Croatia, winning his 10th cap against the former. It’s now 12 months since he made his debut…

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
Make or break for Chelsea's academy
12:00 Monday 11th June 2018

Chelsea Football Club is facing a significant amount of turmoil, namely billionaire owner Roman Abramovich's potential departure. At this time, then, it's imperative the Blues appreciate and utilise valued assets. The key one being…

World Cup
Ruben Loftus-Cheek must make proper use of this summer
17:00 Wednesday 6th June 2018

It is a testament to Ruben Loftus-Cheek's performance that he was picked ahead of Adam Lallana and Jack Wilshere in England's World Cup squad. The psychically imposing youngster is highly regarded by Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate.…

England National Team
England World Cup squad: Has Gareth Southgate made the correct calls in attack?
08:00 Tuesday 29th May 2018

Gareth Southgate announced his England World Cup squad 13 days ago. Taking to Russian soil, the Three Lions must navigate through a group containing North Africa’s Tunisia, unknown quantities Panama, and highly-fancied Belgium. Does Southgate…

Managerial News
Antonio Conte: Right manager at the wrong time for Chelsea?
13:30 Friday 29th December 2017

For someone with a constellation of trophies won in teams that were underperforming before his arrival, you may think that this writer may have a vendetta against Antonio Conte. But far from it, I too think the Italian is a tactical genius…

Opinion
Does Parent Club Rule distort Premier League?
09:00 Saturday 19th August 2017

The parent club rule has existed for over a decade. Big clubs use it to exploit smaller ones while preserving a competitive advantage. How is that fair? You know the rule. It's the one that mandates any player loaned between Premier League…

Fa Cup
Conte to use Chelsea fringe players again against Wolverhampton Wanderers
17:00 Friday 17th February 2017

This weekend see's the return of the magic of the FA Cup. It has become the norm for the big Clubs to select their fringe and young players in such fixtures, but as the rounds progress will we continue to see this as the stakes get higher?…

Opinion
This is why Antonio Conte should use rotation now
13:30 Friday 17th February 2017

Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte has been using the same starting 11 players since before Christmas and has enjoyed a great run, turning around a stuttering start to the season and switching the formation to 3-4-3. This has been a hugely effective…

Premier League
Chelsea step up pursuit of Franck Kessie with second bid rejected
11:00 Sunday 29th January 2017

Franck Kessie is a name that is ever growing amongst footballing fans across the world, with the highly rated 20-year old being referred to as the next Yaya Toure and is in great demand right now.

Opinion
Five players Crystal Palace should try and sign this January transfer window
17:30 Friday 27th January 2017

With just a few days remaining in the January transfer window, Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce has already admitted that he is down onto his “second list” of targets. However, we at It's Round and It's White have tried to help him, by suggesting…

Opinion
Antonio Conte Doesn't Believe In The Loan System!
15:00 Sunday 15th January 2017

Antonio Conte doesn't believe in the loan system. If not the system itself, he certainly doesn't like any of his players playing for anyone else. He has recalled loanee Nathan Ake early from Bournemouth despite the player being first choice…