What will Chelsea do in the January transfer window?

Well, here we go again, the January transfer window is upon us. The last minute deals, the constant speculation, Harry Redknapp driving away from his club's ground at a ridiculous hour in the morning, and as usual Chelsea are being linked with a name for almost position you can have on a football pitch. However,… Continue reading What will Chelsea do in the January transfer window?

“Give the kids a chance Maurizio!” But should he?

One thing that Chelsea and all the usual top 6 clubs get criticised for is not affording younger players from their respective academies opportunities in the first team. It's all very well rotating the side of the early rounds of the League Cup, where if you get knocked out, no one is really that disappointed.… Continue reading “Give the kids a chance Maurizio!” But should he?

Can Chelsea really challenge for the Premier League title?

10 games into this Premier League season and Maurizio Sarri is still unbeaten as Chelsea manager. No one else has done that. Not Ancelotti, not Conte, certainly not Scolari, certainly not Villas-Boas, not even Mourinho managed that as Chelsea manager in either of his spells in charge. And this early season run of form has… Continue reading Can Chelsea really challenge for the Premier League title?

What might happen this summer at Chelsea?

Well, the 2017-18 season has been rather up and down for Chelsea, they did win the F.A. Cup making up for last year's awful showing against Arsenal. But, they put up another disappointing title defence, although no-one has retained the Premier League title since Manchester United in 2009, and didn't even finish in the top… Continue reading What might happen this summer at Chelsea?

What will Chelsea need to do to compete next season?

After the sweeping league success of the 2016-17 season, Chelsea have suffered a championship hangover this time around. Out of the Champions League in the First Knockout Round, losing to Arsenal in the semi finals of the League Cup, nowhere near challenging Manchester City to retain their title, not even looking like they'll get a… Continue reading What will Chelsea need to do to compete next season?

Is there any point to International Friendlies?

Apart from a tournament every other year there is very little to get excited about in international football. Even the qualifiers for the World Cup and the European Championships are not very interesting games to watch from an England point of view because they never have very tough opposition. They're always playing San Marino and… Continue reading Is there any point to International Friendlies?