Chelsea

The Wheels On The Bus

I sometimes hear more of Thomas Tuchel than I do from some of my friends, this may not sound so strange when you consider that Chelsea usually play twice a week, for which there will be a pre match and post-match press conference, usually one for general broadcast and another for the club’s own channel. To summarise there has never been this sort of immersion for football fans, however it can only go so far, there are aspects of the game that as a fan will always have some element of mystery. Transfers and negotiations

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Chessy Special: Sound Progress, Long Way to Go

It has now been a month since Thomas Tuchel took charge of the Blues, succeeding club legend Frank Lampard at the helm. With seven victories, three draws and zero defeats, from a results perspective it has been a pretty good start to life in London for the German coach. It is a run that has…

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Lost in Translation: Why English managers are so bad

The first in a series of articles detailing why I think English managers are currently bad, using the story of Frank Lampard’s managerial career, to date, to better help in explaining my thoughts.

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Chessy Hour Special: Equity and Balance – by Jerry

As I tuned into the pre-match broadcast for Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea, seeing Callum Hudson-Odoi absent from the squad and Olivier Giroud on the bench, one word kept rattling around in my mind. Equity. Or lack thereof.

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Kante Vs Jorginho

After Chelsea’s disastrous trip to Wembley there is need for introspection. However among the usual leg jerk criticisms, mostly warranted after a shocking display from Sarri’s men, there is one in particular that some Chelsea fans and the wider media seem to be confused about. Kanté’s role in the Chelsea system this season has been…

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Maurizio Sarri : First Look

Touchline Fracas takes a look at Maurizio Sarri, the newest addition to the assortment of top quality managers in the premier league. Background We start from July 2011 when Sarri was appointed at Sorrento, by the mid-season break Sorrento were in 4th playing what would become Sarri’s signature brand of attractive football. This pushed the…

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Is Batshuayi’s time at Chelsea over ?

When Michy Batshuayi poked in the winner for Chelsea against West Brom effectively securing the title at the Hawthorns, you could have forgiven him for thinking that it was a turning point in his career at Chelsea. Almost a year on with the world cup on the horizon Batshuayi’s situation still hasn’t changed. Batshuayi arrived…

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Eden Hazard to Real Madrid ?

Eden Hazard reportedly would turn down a contract extension from Chelsea, whilst this isn’t a surprise to me it will certainly be a jolt back to reality for many Chelsea fans. Looking at his fathers comments Thierry Hazard doesn’t actually state that Hazard has turned down a contract extension, he merely states that he would,…

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The Curious Case of Antonio Conte

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was the recipient of much acclaim last year, approaching the end of last season the italian was living the dream, he had taken the league by storm and turned the flickering blue fire at stamford bridge into a raging mechanical inferno dismantling everything in its path. Chelsea stormed to the title…

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Chelsea’s Transfer Market – A Review

  The august 31st deadline has come and gone, the premier league has again broken its transfer spend record with a combined 1.4 Billion spent.  Chelsea came into the summer in a strong position having just been crowned champions, excitement was high among fans as ex-Chelsea man Ruud Gullit, went on record proclaiming whispers of…

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