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Discussing Diego Costa’s near perfect Chelsea performance

Discussing Diego Costa’s near perfect Chelsea performance 0

Is there anyone left out there who doesn’t yet understand why Chelsea spent so much money on Diego Costa? If so, maybe re-watch his performance against Everton. The Spaniard will draw a lot of acclaim for his goal-scoring but, while he was clinical, his contribution was so admirable this evening because it was so varied.(…)

Everton vs Chelsea: Individual Player Statistics 0

Brilliantly entertaining.  Maybe it’s not quite right to acclaim that as an example of what makes the Premier League great, because some of the defending was almost comical at times, but Everton and Chelsea produced a fantastically engaging game with momentum swinging one way and then the next. Here are the statistics from Goodison Park:(…)

Cesc Fabregas’ Chelsea performance: Graphics

Cesc Fabregas’ Chelsea performance: Graphics 0

If you’re an Arsenal fan, you probably won’t have enjoyed that much: Cesc Fabregas returned to English football in Chelsea blue and was absolutely faultless against Burnley.  Fabregas adjusted to his reversion into central-midfield perfectly and his use of the ball  his permanent availability were both highly impressive, in addition to providing the moment of(…)

Frank Lampard, Manchester City, and the reaction from Chelsea supporters 4

When Frank Lampard agreed his move to New York City FC, it was almost inevitable that he would to fill the time between now and the franchise’s first season in MLS with a bridging loan.  US fans will be suspicious of another ageing arriving on their shores and collecting big wages, so therefore it’s important(…)

Why Romelu Lukaku is being sold by Chelsea and why that’s the right decision

Why Romelu Lukaku is being sold by Chelsea and why that’s the right decision 7

Romelu Lukaku seems to be very close to agreeing a move to Everton, which means that we’re all very close to a couple of days of incredulity.  Lukaku has scored goals during his two loan seasons, is still very young and, yet, Jose Mourinho has never shown any intention of giving him a chance at(…)

Why Chelsea’s Diego Costa will need time to rediscover his equilibrium

Why Chelsea’s Diego Costa will need time to rediscover his equilibrium 0

When his transfer was eventually completed, Diego Costa’s move from Atletico Madrid came at quite a price to Chelsea.  Roman Abramovic gave in to Jose Mourinho’s season-long complaints about his forward unit and sanctioned a £32m outlay which is supposed to correct the balance in front-third of the side. Costa is worth the money; whilst(…)

Discussing Didier Drogba’s return to Chelsea

Discussing Didier Drogba’s return to Chelsea 0

It’s not really a secret that Chelsea are considering whether to bring Didier Drogba back to the club, and Jose Mourinho has insisted that the impending decision will be made ‘in a non-emotional way’. “If I bring him back, and the decision has to be made soon, it is because as a player he has(…)

Chelsea’s Filipe Luis: Stat comparison with Branislav Ivanovic & Cesar Azpilicueta

Chelsea’s Filipe Luis: Stat comparison with Branislav Ivanovic & Cesar Azpilicueta 0

Chelsea have today confirmed the signing of Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid, and the left-back has signed a three-year deal with the club. The expectation is that he will immediately become part of Jose Mourinho’s first-eleven, and will start on the left-hand side with Cesar Azpilicueta reverting to his more natural right-back role. Here, courtesy(…)

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