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Are Football Clubs the Last Bastion of Discrimination?

Amanda Jones | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Sport
Amanda Jones

It is not often that my two main interests in life collide. Now they have, but for all the wrong reasons. I'm an employment and discrimination lawyer, but I am also a lover of the beautiful game.

Spurious Prediction O'Clock: Chelsea Will Top the League at the End of 2016

Chris Deeley | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

Look, it's the New Year, it's that time of year to make some wild predictions and spend the next 12 months trying desperately to justify them, before giving up and trying to hide them by the time it gets to November and December. Then you go and do it all again in January. It's basically tradition... In that spirit, here's a nice, clear prediction that's next-to impossible to weasel out of: Chelsea will finish 2016 at the top of the Premier League table.

Picking Man Utd's Next Manager Isn't as Simple as Calling Jose

Jamie Spencer | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Jose Mourinho is the name on everyone's lips at this moment in time after his recent sacking at Chelsea. After United were beaten by Norwich, a few excitable individuals managed to convince themselves that Mourinho would be in charge at Old Trafford by the time Chelsea visit on 28 December.

Chelsea Players May Be Rats But it Was Mourinho Who Glued on the Whiskers and Attached Their Tails

Aiden Cusick | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Sport
Aiden Cusick

How can it be possible that, having overseen the worst opening third of a Premier League season of any defending champion, Mourinho, the man so blatantly at fault for much of the those failings, can be so absolved of any blame whatsoever?

Where Do Chelsea and Diego Costa Go From Here?

Jamie Spencer | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Chelsea and Diego Costa appear to have reached a critical point in their relationship. The misfiring striker was benched for the weekend trip across London at Tottenham and responded petulantly when he didn't make it onto the pitch at all.

As Lukaku Continues to Realise His Potential: How Long Until the Big Boys Come Calling?

Aiden Cusick | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Sport
Aiden Cusick

His valuation is sure to have skyrocketed over the past 15 months, but even if it's forty-five or even fifty million pounds, few can be considered as worthy of that outlay as he can. No disrespect to Everton, a fine club of proud traditions, but it surely can't be long until Lukaku's exploits are again picked up on slightly further afield.

Why Chelsea's Poisonous Attitude Has Been the Reason for Their Own Downfall

Scott Saunders | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Sport
Scott Saunders

While the chasing pack are always keen to close the gap and attempt a coup, a champion's biggest challenge comes from within. And in the early weeks of Chelsea's horrific first third of the new campaign, it was obvious that this was not a challenge they were ready for.

Jose Mourinho Is Still the Man to Take Chelsea Back Up the Table

Chris Deeley | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

Mourinho knows where the problems are in his team, is one of very few managers in the world whose track record suggests that he's got the skills to turn the current situation around and is stubborn enough to make the changes that are needed. If nothing's changed by, say, March, then the conversation becomes very different. But until then, as the kids say, #JoseIn.

Jose Mourinho Needs His Chelsea Players to Step Up More Than Ever

Matt Gault | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

Mourinho finds himself in perhaps his most testing time as a manager, but, more than ever, he needs his players to show exactly why they are champions and stop hiding from the cataclysmic disaster that is their current campaign.

Is the Premier League Title Becoming Impossible to Defend?

Jamie Spencer | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

The Premier League is highly regarded for its competitiveness, where anyone can genuinely beat anyone else on a given day - that kind of thing rarely happens in Spain and other European countries. There is no mystique or aura for defending English champions and it all means that when the naivety kicks in, as it has done in recent years, giants will always fall.

Chelsea Continue to Go Backwards After Poor End to the Transfer Window

Jamie Spencer | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

If it was naive to think that Chelsea were automatically favourites to win a second successive Premier League title ahead of the 2015/16 season - and it most certainly was - it's even more naive to think that now. Quite simply, Jose Mourinho's team have been left behind by their competitors and a terrible transfer window has now left them playing catch-up.

Manchester City's Revival Makes Them Clear Premier League Favourites

Chris Deeley | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

If City were beating chump teams, the way that Liverpool fans held up 1-0 wins over Stoke and Bournemouth as proof that they were flying, then City flying out of the blocks could be dismissed as nothing. An illusion of the fixture list. But they aren't.

Heartbreak For Mother Who Thought She'd Spotted Missing Son In Chelsea FC Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.08.2015 | UK

A mother who thought she'd tracked down her missing son has had her hopes dashed. Jon Anderson Edwards disappeared in Lagos, Portugal, in Septembe...

Man Who Went Missing 11 Months Ago 'Spotted' In Chelsea Match Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.08.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Heartbreak For Mother Who Thought She'd Spotted Missing Son In Chelsea FC Selfie A mother whose son went missing 11 months ago believes she...

Rafael Benitez and José Mourinho's Long-Running Feud Just Got Really Personal

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Sport

José Mourinho has launched an astonishing attack on Rafael Benitez’s record at Inter Milan, following comments made by Benitez’s wife about his o...

Why It's Naive to Think That Chelsea Are Strong Premier League Title Favourites

Jamie Spencer | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

It wouldn't take much for Chelsea to be firm favourites, perhaps just one marquee signing to boost their strongest team and keep every player on their toes. But without it, Chelsea will struggle. You'd be foolish to think any different.

Success At Vitesse? Where Are Chelsea's Former GelreDome Loanees Now?

Aiden Cusick | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Sport
Aiden Cusick

As another new season beckons, another raft of Chelsea prospects are heading to Dutch feeder club Vitesse Arnhem on loan. New Brazilian signing Nathan...

Not Even the 'Special One' Can Rescue Radamel Falcao

Jamie Spencer | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Mourinho has failed to get the best out of Andriy Shevchenko and Fernando Torres before now. They, of course, weren't his own choice of players, but there is little evidence to suggest he will have any more success with Radamel Falcao.

A Young English Striker Has an Incredibly Important Decision to Make...

Joe Cooper | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

Although Bamford would like to stay at Chelsea, this seems implausible in the short term as he has himself stated that "I don't want to spend next season sat on the bench - at this stage it's important for my development that I play every week if possible."

Jose Mourinho Is Taking the Sheen Off Chelsea's Season With Cowardly Tactics

Jamie Spencer | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

With the quality players they have Chelsea had a good chance of beating United in a straight fight, but the players went out on the pitch prepped not to lose, rather than to try and win - the fact that they did get the three points was more a happy coincidence than anything else.

Footballers' Treatment of Referees Is Turning the Beautiful Game Ugly

Scott Saunders | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Sport
Scott Saunders

The root of the problem is attitude. Steven Gerrard told the ​Guardian that Chelsea's reaction was merely "normal". He said: "It's normal at that level. Players want to win so much, managers want to win so much, and they'll try every trick in the book." Is that not the most worrying aspect of all?

This Is What It's Like To Be A Woman On A Premier League Football Pitch

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Sport

A video posted online has shown the horrific extent of sexist abuse channeled towards female Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro. Manchester United fa...

Chelsea Fans Investigated For Racist Train Abuse... AGAIN

PA | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Sport

Police are examining mobile phone footage following reports of racist and abusive behaviour by Chelsea fans on a train on Sunday night. British Transp...

7 More 'Racist Chelsea Fans' Identified

PA | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Sport

Seven men sought by police investigating racist chanting at a mainline station following a Chelsea Champions League football match earlier this month ...

Jose Mourinho's Dark Arts Image Is All Part of His Chelsea Masterplan

Matt Gault | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

Mourinho has the capacity to manipulate the media and to direct the press' attention where he sees fit. It is an attribute that so few top-flight managers possess but in modern football, it can be an essential tool in the coach's artillery.