Sunday, December 8, 2019

Tag: Conte

From Grass ToThe Bleachers: The Trials of ‘Father’ Moses

Football is a game of contrasting, yet complimentary circumstances, whether one looks at it from the perspective of an individual player, a team or an entire league system. Teams rise and fall, golden, trophy-laden eras make way for barren, trophy-less runs. Players come and...

Wobbling Chelsea and the Weight of Heightened Expectations

Not even the most optimistic Chelsea fan would have thought that retaining the Premier League title, won against expectations last season, would be an easy task. So far, however, even the most pessimistic Blue fan would admit it is seeming quite harder than anticipated....

The Chelsea Problem: Small Core Of First Team Players

Antonio Conte has often stated that he won the title with 13 players — their starting XI Cesc Fabregas and Willian — but, like all managers plotting a European campaign, he longs for two first-teamers for each position. Chief among Conte's concerns has been a...

Liverpool vs Chelsea: A Tale Of Two Teams

The return leg comes up tonight and it threatens to serve up an interesting match-up. What should have been a grudge match between both title contenders has been transformed into a formality for Chelsea. While Liverpool has contributed to that with their indifferent form...

Chelsea vs Manchester United: A Review

30 seconds. That’s how long it took Chelsea to open the scoring in an enthralling match at the bridge, Pedro capitalizing on calamitous defending from the united defenders to open the floodgates. Much was made of Jose Mourinho’s homecoming to the club he had...

Match Review: Hull City Tigers vs Chelsea

Drop Ivanovic. Check. Change the formation to accommodate a team that won’t ship in goals. Double check. You know what I would have loved? Check check check – a triple check – if Conte would have heeded and dropped Nemanja ‘freaking’ Matic! Whatever love...

The English Premier League 2016/17: The Title Contenders

So it’s 4 games into the 2016/2017 English Premier League season, and while it’s still too early to make solid predictions about the title race, we've seen a few telling things already. My prediction/analysis is going to be based on the summer transfer window,...
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