Is the 4-2-3-1 formation not suited for the Premier League?

While all the talk this weekend has been about Manchester United's third successive loss, Mourinho's previous club, Chelsea put in a listless performance of...

Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 Formation – Will it work at Chelsea?

When people hear the name ‘Antonio Conte’, two things immediately pop into their minds: his glorious, shining hair, and the 3-5-2 formation. After three...

Rough Diamonds #31- Kasey Palmer(Chelsea)

As Chelsea’s 2015/2016 petered off into a 10th place finish, there was a clear opportunity for Guus Hiddink to include some of the clubs...

Tactics Sketches- Liverpool, Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea & more

  Sketch Pad: 037. Sunderland 2-1 Manchester United (EPL)   Wahbi Khazri (3rd min) and Lamine Koné (82nd min) score to beat Manchester United 2-1 and give...

Champions League Stories #1- Chelsea 2011/12

European club football has a rich history. With each season played, a new story is written. Even if each story is unique in its...

Chelsea’s struggles are much deeper than a “third season” symptom

The lack of success in Jose Mourinho’s third season at every club he has managed has always been a source of criticism. In his...

Chelsea starting lineup,tactics against West Brom

After suffering humiliation at the hands of title rivals Manchester City, Chelsea seem to be in disarray and were given a timely reality check....

Why Falcao can be a success at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho

When Manchester United took Radamel Falcao on loan last season, fans and pundits alike were excited at the prospect of the Columbian hit man gracing...

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United-Marouane Fellaini is not the long term solution...

Chelsea moved closer to winning the Premier League by defeating a weakened Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Although United dominated possession,they couldn't create many...

Chelsea’s Successful Branding Strategy

In an era of corporate branding, Chelsea has accomplished the impossible. It has successfully differentiated itself. In an attempt to remain inoffensive to all...

Eden Hazard’s defensive frailties remain an issue for Mourinho

Pundits, supporters, and fans alike were bemused by Chelsea’s January transfer window deadline day addition of winger Juan Cuadrado. While The Blues did need...

Fabregas’ evolution from Barcelona to Chelsea

Francesc Fabregas Soler has been one player who has divided opinion among football fans and pundits like no other. From leaving Barcelona for Arsenal...

Will Chelsea Maintain Their Form To Enter 2015 In Top Spot?

We’re 13 games into the 2014/15 Premier League season as it stands. Not everything has gone as expected, even at this early stage, and...

Why Chelsea Is The Team To Beat In Premier League This...

The Premier League trophy spent the last three seasons in the city of Manchester.  Manchester United won the trophy in 2013, and Manchester City...

Pep Guardiola Vs Chelsea 1999/2000 -UEFA Champions League

Barcelona were facing elimination after losing the first leg 1-3 at London to Chelsea in the 1999/2000 Champions League Quarterfinals. Back at Nou Camp,Louis...

Few Points on Mourinho’s New Look Chelsea

Roman Abramovich always craved for his team to play fantasy football,for them to play with style,panache and mesmerize the opponents. And this time,Jose Mourinho...

Champions League final – Tactical Overview

Bayern Munich vs Chelsea     Chelsea produced another fine defensive performance/killed football again. Depending on your viewpoint... No real surprises from Bayern with their line-up, boss Jupp Heynckes...

FA Cup Final – Chelsea vs Liverpool:Tactical Review

Chelsea lifted the FA Cup for the 4th time in 6 years to prove that the old guard have still got it – even...

Stoke Vs Chelsea-Tactical Analysis

On to Chelsea. AVB’s first game in charge, and his much talked about attacking 4-3-3 used at Porto to such outstanding effect didn’t create...