It’s been a poor run for Frank Lampard and Chelsea throughout much of December. Only one win in six Premier League games has seen them fall out of the top six and, for the first time, has seen serious questions raised about Lampard’s future as manager. But I think it would be a mistake to… Continue reading Lampard still deserves time. Chelsea need to stand by their manager.
To start, an apology for the recent absence. This was mainly because I was moving house and that tends to take up a lot of your attention. Also, it was Christmas and this has been a pretty rubbish year so I decided to enjoy what we could do over this festive period rather than trying… Continue reading The last couple of weeks in review.
Chelsea may not be title-winners this season, but they are getting closer and closer. Chelsea may not have beaten Tottenham last weekend but they were the team most likely to win that game. The major chances went their way and they were the only side to put the ball in the back of the net,… Continue reading A Week in Review: 23rd-29th November
Pay-per-view football has alienated fans and won’t help clubs cover their costs So, pay-per-view Premier League matches haven’t been doing as well as it was maybe hoped. Many matches on the two box office platforms have performed very poorly, so poorly that Sky and BT will not actually release the viewing figures. There was also… Continue reading A Week in Review: 19th-25th October
The Presidential debate shows just what Donald Trump has done to America And what he has done is taken an enormous dump on its reputation, its methods of discourse and shown the country’s sordid underbelly of racism, misogyny and general intolerance. He tries to replicate the tactics and incidents that saw him win the electoral… Continue reading A Week in Review: 28th September-4th October
Defensive frailties show Lampard still has a lot of work ahead. The weekend's results show that despite their major investment in the team, Frank Lampard still has a lot of work to do at Chelsea. Their first half performance was totally unacceptable for a side wanting to push on from last season and start to… Continue reading A Week in Review: 21st-27th September
That doesn’t mean I don’t think the season will be a successful one. I think it could well be one of the most exciting non-title winning seasons Chelsea have had in a long time. This season could be the precursor to Chelsea returning to being a major force in the league for a long time… Continue reading Chelsea’s transfer business has been out of the top drawer, but I don’t think they will win the Premier League
Fans return to a football ground There were fans at a football match in England for the first time in nearly six months last Saturday as Brighton hosted Chelsea in a pre-season friendly at the Amex stadium. Just over 2,500 Brighton fans were allowed in to watch their side play out a dress rehearsal of… Continue reading A Week in Review: 24th-30th August
I enjoyed this format from last week so I'm going to stick with it. As with last week, I'm going to pick a few news stories and give my opinion in a more condensed fashion, rather than write an extended piece on one subject. So, let's get into the week's news that caught my eye.… Continue reading A Week in Review: 27th July-2nd August
So Chelsea and Arsenal will go head-to-head for a third time in the F.A. Cup final. Frank Lampard and his players pulled off a masterclass to nullify the attacking threat of Manchester United and seize upon individual errors to take Frank Lampard to a first major final as a manager. One major complaint among Chelsea… Continue reading Frank Lampard has worked wonders at Chelsea this season. He is the man to lead the club into the future.