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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…)


Jose Mourinho, no longer the beacon of a modern manager

After Sunday’s 4-0 humiliation at Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho found himself explaining what went wrong at the post match conference in in his team’s evisceration at Stamford Bridge. (more…)


Why Louis van Gaal should be sacked (even if he wins the FA Cup)

For the second year running,

Manchester United find themselves struggling to secure a top four finish. (more…)


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…)


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…)


Who could be the next Premier League manager to be sacked?

We have entered the time of the season when managers start to become nervous.

As chairmen across the country start to get an itchy trigger finger and ponder whether a managerial change is required to change their fortunes. (more…)


Eden Hazard: Overrated or one of a kind?

“I am not here to be a star, to show off.”

“I am here to play for the others. I am not the new Messi. I am Eden Hazard.” Eden Hazard, Chelsea. (more…)


Chelsea continue to lead the way but invincible they are not, yet

Chelsea continued their unbeaten start to the season with a hard-fought win over QPR at Stamford Bridge.

Causing the number of fans ready to crown them Premier League champions to increase, before a quarter of the season has been played. (more…)


Premier League 2014/15 Preview – Part 4

With the new Premier League season set to get underway,

It is time to look at the teams taking part and gauge their chances for the season ahead. (more…)


The Special One or the special once?

When José Mourinho first joined Chelsea in the summer of 2004 he declared that people should not call him arrogant, but he was ‘the Special One’.

Nearly ten years to the day, many fans, rivals, and pundits are wondering whether the man who so many were eager to praise, has finally lost his Midas touch. (more…)


The fickleness of football opinion and perspective

Over the past week, a number of incidents occurred which served to prove how fickle football fans sometimes can be.

And how easy it is to jump onto a particular bandwagon while having the wrong perception of a certain event or series of happenings. (more…)


One for the neutral – Who do you want to win the league?

It’s a three way race for the title between Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City

Who do you think will win the title? And who do you want to win the title? (more…)


Player in focus: Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres.

Considered as one of the best strikers in the world a matter of years ago by not only Liverpool fans but world football fans. (more…)


Manchester United: A look at life post ‘Fergie time’

As opposed to writing individual match reports throughout the season..

I thought I would let the dust settle before jumping into the ring and throwing punches left right and centre on how the new look Manchester United and defending Champions of England have begun the season under new boss David Moyes. (more…)


Can Galatasaray prove their superpower potential?

Given that they have the best domestic league and cup record in the history of Turkish football..

It is perhaps unsurprising that at the time of writing, Galatasaray sit seven points clear at the top of the Turkish Super Lig. What is perhaps less expected is their success in this seasons Champions League. (more…)