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When Business And Football Match Up And The Fans Win

Phillip Othen | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Sport

Not everyone in football is complaining about the pernicious influence of big business on the beautiful game. Fans of Chelsea, Manchester City, Paris ...

Chelsea Remains The Team To Beat

Anshuman Rawat | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Sport
Anshuman Rawat

If there was one message that rose above all the others after the engaging and edgy Premier League encounter between Tottenham Hotspurs and Chelsea at Wembley, it was that despite all the doomsayers pronouncements about disharmony and dejection at Stamford Bridge, the rest of the teams in the league would have to work desperately hard to take the trophy off Chelsea's hands.

Today's Tales: So Who Had Money On Barton Then? Other Than Joey Of Course...

Chris Darwen | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Oh, so Dimitri was the problem after all was he? Who would have thought it, that with West Ham's star man refusing to play that the Hammers would sudd...

Done And Dusted By Christmas! The Real Reason Chelsea Are Going To Win The Premier League

Alex Gidden | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Sport
Alex Gidden

Chelsea may have only won their last three matches 1-0, but their ability to protect leads is the main reason they are so far ahead. The fact that they have won five of their last six matches by a one goal margin underlines the importance of their solid backline.

Conte Has Already Made Chelsea Serial Winners And The Blues Will Be Impossible to Stop At This Rate

Matt Gault | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

With a smoothly functional system, a reinvigorated Eden Hazard - who has already surpassed his total of six league goals from last season - and a Diego Costa who seems more minded to score goals instead of antagonising defenders, Conte's sparkling Chelsea are utterly unrecognisable from the rudderless group of individuals that were turned over in North London.

Why Chelsea's Newfound Success Will Be More Lasting Than Liverpool's

Jamie Spencer | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

It's always 'Liverpool's year' and then it never is. They might well get close to breaking their long league title drought, very close, even. But you'll never believe they'll go all the way until it actually happens, if it ever does. Chelsea are just different.

United Kick Start Their Europa League Push

Chris Darwen | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Sunday marked the 30 year anniversary of Sir Alex Ferguson taking over at Manchester United. In the next 30 years Fergie made a lot of errors but, un...

Who Is Alexander Isak: The 17-Year-Old Swede That 90 Scouts From Europe's Top Clubs Want A Piece Of

Jamie Spencer | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

​Swedish youngster Alexander Isak is the latest 'wonderkid' to get the gossip press all hot and bothered as speculation continues to increase about ...

Video Replays In Football: Surely It's Time?

Ross Ayling | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Sport
Ross Ayling

Over the pond, video replays are used to assist official's decisions in basketball, ice hockey and baseball. So someone please tell me why the suits over at football HQ haven't given it the green light yet? The sooner we get them in, the better and fairer the game will be.

Kloppo Did Some Very Nice Business On Deadline Day

Chris Darwen | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

You can often get a feel for a new manager by the substitutions he makes to change a game. I'd just like to point out that Sam brought on Walcott and left Vardy, yeah you know the one that led Leicester to the Premier League title last season, on the bench. Still, he has taught Lallana to actually hit the back of the net so progress is being made, right?

Welcome Back, Eden Hazard - The Belgian Winger's Resurgence Is A Worrying Sign For Chelsea's Rivals

Matt Gault | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

The 25-year-old proceeded to show some of his best form for Belgium at Euro 2016 and, now, it is a worrying sign for Chelsea's title rivals that the Hazard of France has shot out of the traps all guns blazing under Antonio Conte this season.

Why Antonio Conte's 'Under the Radar' Chelsea Are on Their Way Back to the Top

Scott Saunders | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Sport
Scott Saunders

You can't help but think this new Chelsea will be far more 'together' than they were in the opening months of last season. Mourinho's Chelsea were fractured; he'll have learned from his mistakes in his new role, but there'll be no more "palpable discord". Conte drives a hard bargain, and yes he's a little crazy, but he's respected.

Nothing Compares, Nothing Compares.....Man U

Brandy Brewer | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Sport
Brandy Brewer

Many people say 1986 was a great year, and as its the year I was born, who am I to disagree with them? I was a month old when Sir Alex Ferguson took...

Congratulations Leicester, But Here's How the Premier League Still Needs to Improve

Liam Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Sport
Liam Fitzpatrick

And they lived happily ever after. That's how most Fairy Tales end. And for Leicester City fans, the buzz from Monday night's season topping result will live on for generations. A truly Hollywood ending to a season which has many commentators running out of superlatives to describe it.

Are Football Clubs the Last Bastion of Discrimination?

Amanda Jones | Posted 22.04.2017 | 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 07.01.2017 | 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 23.12.2016 | 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 22.12.2016 | 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 03.12.2016 | 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 25.11.2016 | 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 11.11.2016 | 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 04.11.2016 | 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 09.10.2016 | 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 16.09.2016 | 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 10.09.2016 | 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.