The Champions of Europe

Month: November 2012

A Safety-First Approach Doesn’t Win Games

The midweek match against Fulham was a frustrating one both in terms of the result and the overall performance of the team. While Chelsea were successfully able to keep a clean-sheet, the lack of a killer instinct up front meant that Chelsea are yet to score a goal under Rafael Benitez. What got me wondering, however,… Read More ›

Match Preview: West Ham United vs. Chelsea

Chelsea take on London rivals West Ham United in what is a key clash for the Blues. Chelsea endured a disastrous November, winning just 1 match out of a possible 7 in all competitions. Chelsea’s last League win came against Spurs and the Blues will be keen to end their win-less run against the Hammers…. Read More ›

Who Can Replace JT as Captain Fantastic?

With plans for new managers and a younger squad, Chelsea will soon begin moving away from Captain John Terry, who is 32 this year. At 34 and 30 the vice-captain Lampard and third choice Petr Cech may not last much longer either. Too young for the role is Romeu, Oscar, Moses and Hazard, but there… Read More ›

Match Report: Chelsea 0-0 Fulham

In the end, it was a match that flattered to deceive. A match that Chelsea should have won comfortably ended in a dull and listless 0-0 draw, leaving the Stamford Bridge faithful frustrated and ensuring that Chelsea will have to wait a little longer for their first League win under Rafael Benitez. Barely a few… Read More ›

December Preview: Tough Month Ahead?

Chelsea’s Premier League season so far has been decent with an impressive start to the season under Roberto Di Matteo, but a bit of a falter recently leading to RDM’s sacking. Chelsea have played 13 games, won 7, drawn 4 and lost 2, standing 4th in the Premier League table. In the Champions League, we… Read More ›

Match Preview: Chelsea vs. Fulham

Chelsea take on Fulham this Wednesday at Stamford Bridge in what is sure to be an important match for the Blues. Chelsea haven’t won a Premier League match since the 4-2 win against Spurs at White Hart Lane and the team will be keen to end their win-less run sooner rather than later. Rafael Benitez’s… Read More ›

Tactical Analysis: Chelsea vs Manchester City

Rafael Benitez was baptized against City and was applauded by critics for the splendid improvement in Chelsea’s defense as the teams played out a draw. He had earlier told the media that he had identified the problems in Di Matteo’s tactical approach and had worked on it. It was clearly shown against City as Chelsea… Read More ›

What We Learned From The Manchester City Match : 25.11.2012

What We Learned From The Manchester City Match : 25.11.2012 After 92 minutes of play, the highly anticipated match between Rafa’s Chelsea and Mancini’s City ended 0-0. Scorers : None What We Learned : 1. Under Rafa, we’re solid defensively. 2. Torres and Luiz becoming more visible. 3. Not much will change under Benitez. 4. Chelsea aren’t… Read More ›

Torres drop in form Liverpool’s fault?

When Fernando Torres joined Chelsea in the winter transfer window of the 2010-2011 season, he wasn’t at his best form. Many thought it was due to his problems at Liverpool. However, after reading an article about Torres’ time at Chelsea and the days before his transfer, I changed my opinion about him. The article can… Read More ›

Marko Marin – Will Benitez have a look at the German Messi?

Tough times at Chelsea Football Club, as the frosty weather at Cobham does nothing to turn around the atmosphere. The players look dulled out and confused. The coaching staff have to rely on experience to fit in to the new methods as a once hated man, Rafael Benitez, comes into the fray. Despite Chelsea standing… Read More ›

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