N’golo Kante: Why He Still Has Some Years At The Top – by Semms

N’golo Kante has without a shadow of a doubt established himself as one of the world’s best ball-winning central midfield players since coming to England when Claudio Ranieri signed him for would-be champions Leicester City in 2015. Upon arrival, little was known about the Frenchman and very few knew his name, however, that would quickly …

Manchester City v Chelsea Tactical Breakdown

Pre-game: Manchester City went into their clash against Chelsea needing a win to return to the top of the Premier League. But City would only climb above Liverpool on goal difference, something which Pep Guardiola stressed the importance of in this season’s title race. Chelsea, recently buoyed by their 5-0 drubbing of Huddersfield, were looking …

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 …

Functionality Vs Philosophy

Manchester City have set the premier league alight this season, as is often the case in England one single team has been completely dominant. Despite the general belief that the premier league is the most competitive around Europe, Chelsea won the league in 2016/17 with 7 points to spare after leading by 11 points during …

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 …

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, …

Winter Winner

As the Christmas bells jingle louder the inevitable grumblings escape from top flight changing rooms, bemoaning the lack of the winter break. Antonio Conte, Jose Mourinho and co are left frustrated as their squads are put through a gruelling winter schedule. So should we have a winter break in England ? Does the Europe wide …

Surely thats a red ?

Let me preface this by saying I generally dislike referees. They remain a frequent blemish on the beautiful game, as someone who has played the football all the way from grassroots to semi-professional level, I can confidently say that the the level of officiating I have experienced is appalling. I cannot tell you how many times …

Expectation vs Achievement – Loftus-Cheek vs Alli

The wonderkid, an embodiment of hope and excitement. Every club has a young talent, through which many a fan live their hopes and dreams vicariously through. Every so often a young player bursts onto the scene standing above his contemporaries, think ex-Monaco hotshot Kylian Mbappé, Marcus Rashford’s dream emergence before him and the original wonderkid …

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 …