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Premier League
Chelsea: No Hazard to lose Sarri and vice versa
15:00 Saturday 8th June 2019

There is winning. There is looking good doing it. Both are about prestige. One truth about Chelsea Football Club is they care more about the former than the latter. Despite his penchant for Italian managers, it’s been documented…

Premier League
Why is Chelsea failing the eye test?
09:00 Friday 24th May 2019

Last year, West Ham chief scout Tony Henry lost his job for categorising African players as “troublemakers”. He admitted the club avoided signing them after a bad experience or two.  Once Henry was sacked, the furore subsided…

Italy
Has Tiemoue Bakayoko ruined his chances of a permanent AS Milan move?
08:00 Thursday 9th May 2019

Any footballer who starts a game on the bench would be delighted to get on the pitch as a substitute, right? Tell that to Tiemoue Bakayoko. AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso wanted him to replace Lucas Biglia in the first half of the match against…

Premier League
Why Chelsea must look beyond Morata, Giroud and Higuain
09:00 Sunday 28th April 2019

That the days of Didier Drogba running the show in the Chelsea attack and scoring goals for fun are gone is the stark reality at Stamford Bridge. But the show must continue. Chelsea hit gold with Diego Costa in 2014 and the Brazil-born…

Features
Europa League critical to Chelsea, Sarri
17:00 Thursday 14th March 2019

Once Roman Abramovich purchased the club, Chelsea grew into a European force. Jose Mourinho and other great managers lived under the pressure to deliver every season. The Russian's vast resources and insatiable interest dominated 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…

Opinion
Does Angel Di Maria deserve abuse from Manchester United fans?
12:00 Friday 15th February 2019

The intensity of the boos and jeers from a section of Manchester United fans towards the returning Angel Di Maria was almost at par with the Argentine’s performance for Paris Saint-Germain. The former Real Madrid winger was in superlative…

Spain
Can Morata find consistency at the Wanda Metropolitano?
09:00 Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Lemony Snicket aside, Alvaro Morata’s Chelsea career can be defined as a series of unfortunate events. After moving to London, things have gone horribly astray for the Spaniard. After missing too many sitters in crucial moments,…

Premier League
Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea squad forging a mutually beneficial arrangement
12:00 Sunday 4th November 2018

Maurizio Sarri is a changed man at Chelsea. He’s not only given up a ridiculous chain-smoking addiction but also developed a special admiration for the club. Sarri’s incredible start shows he’s aiming for a lengthy stay in…

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…

Premier League
Could Danny Drinkwater leave Chelsea after just one season?
15:00 Tuesday 15th May 2018

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater looks set to leave less than 12 months after joining from Leicester City. Having initially struggled for regular playing time, the 28-year-old has since been completely frozen out. With his career at stake,…

Fa Cup
Could travel-happy Newcastle eliminate Chelsea in the FA Cup?
09:00 Sunday 28th January 2018

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez may fancy his chances of beating Chelsea on Sunday. Toon travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday as underdogs. However, with Chelsea struggling for wins while…

Premier League
Chelsea going the extra mile to keep Thibaut Courtois
09:00 Wednesday 27th December 2017

Thibaut Courtois' future has been the subject of speculation for some time now, as he enters the final 18 months of his contract at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea has not hidden its intention to keep the Belgian in London for the long…

Premier League
Chelsea fans should not start worrying, yet....
11:00 Tuesday 17th October 2017

It's been an indifferent start to the Premier League title defence for Chelsea, but for those Blues fans who are feeling a case of deja vu after the 2015/16 season, you shouldn't need to panic any time soon...... This summer was a hectic one…

Opinion
Is Victor Moses place under threat from Davide Zappacosta?
09:00 Friday 15th September 2017

With no competition, Victor Moses made the right wingback position his birthright last term under Antonio Conte. This season, there is competition. Just when I thought I was in, they yank me back out.   Victor Moses' Chelsea story…