Chelsea

Player to watch in 2014/15: Diego Costa (Chelsea)

Player to watch in 2014/15: Diego Costa (Chelsea) 0

On the basis that Diego Costa arrived at Chelsea for £32m, clearly he falls into the ‘one to watch’ category.  The naturalised Spaniard scored 27 times in 34 La Liga appearances last season for Atletico Madrid, so his goal-scoring credentials are not really in doubt and neither should there be much debate over his value(…)

Player to watch in 2014/15: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) 0

It was always assumed that if Cesc Fabregas was ever to return to England, then it would be to North London and Arsenal -  so needless to say, that he’s ended up in South-West London and Chelsea is quite the controversy. Beyond the hostility that the transfer will obviously provoke, how Fabregas actually re-adjusts to(…)

Chelsea: Depth-chart for 2014/15 0

So, two huge new additions for Chelsea this Summer in Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa, and one more likely to be added with Felipe Luis set to join from Atletico Madrid. Jose Mourinho’s side look ominously strong ahead of the new season, and here’s a depth-chart showing his range of options across all positions. For(…)

Chelsea, Mario Pasalic, and FFP strategy 1

Whilst some believe that Chelsea’s approach to the transfer-market is cynical, the reality is actually that the London club are ahead of their time with the way in which they deal with the Financial Fair Play restrictions. And today has given us another example of why, as Croatian teenager Mario Pasalic joined from Hajduk Split.(…)

Chelsea’s Oscar: Performance for Brazil (Graphics & Comment) 1

When you look back on Oscar’s Premier League season, it’s probably fair to say that his gas tanks were nearing empty by March or April.  He wasn’t the same player, and the added physical strain of Jose Mourinho’s system had clearly had a creeping effect on his condition as the season progressed. Last night, he(…)

The options Cesc Fabregas would open up for Chelsea

The options Cesc Fabregas would open up for Chelsea 0

This isn’t a secret anymore, is it?  Cesc Fabregas is moving closer to Chelsea all the time, and from the reports in the papers it would seem as if the only obstacle to this transfer is the Spaniard’s involvement in the World Cup. So let’s say that he does move to Stamford Bridge, what would(…)

Discussing Chelsea and Cesc Fabregas

Discussing Chelsea and Cesc Fabregas 0

We’ve heard a lot in recent days about clubs who don’t want to by Cesc Fabregas, but at least one English side does: Chelsea - or at least, that’s what The Telegraph claim. Matt Law is usually very reliable, so there is most likely some substance to his report that Jose Mourinho is keen on(…)

David Luiz’s Chelsea exit is inevitable – and the right decision

David Luiz’s Chelsea exit is inevitable - and the right decision 0

There are two sides to David Luiz: his footballing ability and his suitability to a system which is reliant upon reliant.  He’s an instinctive, opportunistic defender who ad-libs his way through games and looks to express himself at all times. That isn’t a good-fit for a side managed by Jose Mourinho. As is being reported(…)

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