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Top 5 signings of the 2016-17 Premier League season

After a 2016-17 season where spending records were shattered.

We take a look at the top five signings made by Premier League clubs. (more…)

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Antonio Conte and Chelsea set sights on 30-win season

With the Premier League title now ticked off the to do list,

Antonio Conte is eyeing up thirty Chelsea wins for the season. (more…)

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Season 2016-17: The campaign of Antonio Conte

A year ago on 4th April,

A certain Italian manager was confirmed to be the new manager of a well below-par Chelsea team. (more…)

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Which Chelsea star will be named PFA Player of the Year?

With Chelsea soaring at the summit of the Premier League table.

It seems fair to assume that they will be able to go the distance now and claim their second title in three seasons. (more…)

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Five steps to the Premier League title – Chelsea

It’s beginning to look like a foregone conclusion.

Chelsea have roared out to an eight point lead. The only ones that can take the title away is themselves. (more…)

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Tottenham Hotspur combine strategy and execution to dismantle Chelsea

On Wednesday night at White Hart Lane,

Tottenham managed to snap Chelsea’s 13-game winning streak by propelling themselves towards a 2-0 victory. (more…)

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Which of the Premier League’s top six is hurt most by the packed holiday schedule?

A busy holiday period lies ahead for the 20 Premier League teams.

The whirlwind schedule sees each team play three games over Christmas/New Year. (more…)

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Love him or loathe him, Diego Costa is proving his worth under Antonio Conte

The catalogue of impressive performances by Diego Costa so far this season has perhaps caught many in the football world by surprise.

But not Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. (more…)

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Antonio Conte and Chelsea still have transfer business to do

Felipe Luis As the headline-grabbing, perfectly hash-tagged, music video accompanied signings of John Stones and Paul Pogba reverberate around British football.

The Premier League seems to have been julienne’d into a dizzying haze of florescent red and sky blue. (more…)

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Is a club’s transfer policy now all (too) powerful?

Carrying on from the recent piece on managerial dynasties,

We look at whether club’s transfer policies now have far more impact on the success of a team than the input of the manager. (more…)

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Diego Costa’s resurgence under Guus Hiddink showcases his undeniable quality

Diego Costa made it five goals in five games since the arrival of Guus Hiddink at Chelsea,

As he continued his resurgence under the Dutch tactician by scoring a wonderful goal in Chelsea’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Everton. (more…)

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Jose Mourinho sacked from Chelsea amid miserable 2015-16

Jose Mourinho has been shown the Stamford Bridge exit door,

For the second time after a meeting between Roman Abramovich and the club directors. (more…)

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The real issues behind Chelsea’s dramatic malaise

Thousands of column inches have been written in the past weeks.

Trying to find the specific reason for the malaise at Chelsea. (more…)

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Is another tactical switch about to move through football?

4-3-3, 4-4-2, 3-5-2, these are all tactical formations we are familiar with,

But right now in the Premier League in particular, 4-2-3-1 is ‘de rigour’. (more…)

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Pedro’s Barca upbringing sees him thrive in superb Chelsea debut

“He wasn’t quite Maradona but he was close” mused Jose Mourinho following Pedro’s outstanding Chelsea debut.

Mourinho was right, he wasn’t quite Maradona, but his performance still offered an insight into just how influential a player he could turn out to be for the Blues. (more…)

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