Monthly Archive:: July 2014

Chelsea Could Sell £50m Flop Torres Or Mikel Obi Due To EPL Laws

Up until now Chelsea were expecting to sell Torres or Mikel to conform to the regulations regarding the maximum number of players allowed in a squad. There can only be a maximum of 17 non home-grown or association trained players in a squad of 25 players for a Premier League season. The squad members can

5 Reasons Why Chelsea Will Win The Premier League Next Season

1. Little horses turned thoroughbreds Last season was a transitional period for the club with the return of Jose Mourinho for good and shuffling of the squad. Juan Mata had been the centre of the team and the team was developed around him. Mourinho shipped him out and that changed everything. By the end of

Can Cesc Fabregas Replace Frank Lampard?

Chelsea’s iconic number 8, Frank Lampard has finally left the club for good and has recently signed for a new club, New York City FC, one of the latest expansion clubs in the MLS, joining Spain’s all-time scorer, David Villa, there. With the preseason already well underway, it feels so strange not seeing him in

The Curious Case Of Romelu Lukaku

Earlier this month the uncertainty about Romelu Lukaku’s future had been put to rest when news spread that the Belgium international supposedly decided to stay at Chelsea and fight it out with goal machine Diego Costa and misfiring Fernando Torres for a place in the first team. But with the signing of Didier Drogba, the

Demise Of The Goal Sniper Machine: Which Way Forward For El NINO Torres

Its Saturday lunchtime kick off, Anfield is the venue, the scouters patiently awaiting its next prey in the name of Blackburn Rovers FC for lunch at Merseyside. Captain Slippery Gerrard, sorry Captain Steven Gerrard leads the red army onto the pitch, Torres was going to be in his usual menacing and irresistible mood. A win

What The Return Of Drogba Will Add To Chelsea

It’s been over 2 years or to be more exact 799 days since Didier Drogba sunk that ball into the bottom corner at the Bayern end in Munich to win Chelsea its greatest and most sought after prize of all time, the club’s proclaimed ‘Holy grail’, the UEFA Champions League. We thought that was the

Can Diego Costa End Chelsea’s Misery Upfront?

It all started in 2004 when Chelsea signed Mateja Kežman who just had a stellar season at PSV Eindhoven among other stellar ones. He had scored 38 goals in 40 games for the Dutch outfit alongside Arjen Robben, the pair were hailed as ‘Batman and Robben’ in the Dutch Eredivisie. But a £5.3m move to

André Schürrle The Third Blue To Win The World Cup

André Schürrle became the fifth Chelsea player to be involved in a World Cup final and then joined Legends, Marcel Dessaily and Frank Leboeuf, to be the third Chelsea player to eventually win the prestigious cup. The French captain of the 1998 squad, Didier Deschamps joined the Blues a year after he won it, then

Are Chelsea In Need Of Another Striker?

Jose Mourinho’s claim that Chelsea has now finished their summer spending may just leave some fans concerned there is still not enough frontline depth at Stamford Bridge ahead of the new season. Diego Costa was always Mourinho’s top forward target and his arrival from Atletico Madrid was wrapped up weeks ago after a near six-month

Chelsea's Secret Weapon For Next Season

When the World Cup began, many Chelsea fans were hoping that a Blue would become one of the tournament’s heroes. Some were confident that it would be Oscar that shined; others thought it would be Eden Hazard. A few over- optimistic England fans even considered it might be Gary Cahill. But very few would have