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Chelsea FC – Jose Mourinho and a Season of Failure

Posted on 12 May, 2014, by in Soccer

Beating the top two sides four times is nice, but that wasn’t why Jose Mourinho was rehired by Chelsea. A successful and equally arrogant manager was brought back to win titles, or at least do better than last season. The end result? No improvement in the league in terms of position, and reaching the Champions League semifinal, where awful football paved the way for a painful exit on their home ground. More

Chelsea FC – Eden Hazard Showcasing the Full Package

Posted on 9 Feb, 2014, by in Soccer

This is what Chelsea expected to see at some point from Eden Hazard when they first signed him – not just a hat-trick, but pretty much dominating every time he touched the ball, showing his full diversity of talents, from being a speedy winger to even a target man when necessary. More

Fernando Torres

Chelsea FC – Fernando Torres Finally Gets Lucky

Posted on 2 Jan, 2014, by in Soccer

Business as usual at Chelsea, despite the difficult away match. Jose Mourinho is spinning the truth about Oscar and his dive, although what really should be the main issue was his best match this season; Juan Mata is unhappy and on the verge of leaving, while Fernando Torres finally scores a goal. More

Mike Dean Did His Best to Help Chelsea Against Arsenal

Posted on 24 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

The London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea was a huge disappointment. Not just the goalless draw, but poor officiating, possibly even bias, from Mike Dean, allowing Chelsea players like John Obi Mikel to tackle harshly all match long without penalizing anyone, and ignoring a clear penalty by Willian on Theo Walcott. More

Chelsea FC – Fernando Torres is The Only Bright Spot

Posted on 15 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

Being the first to jump on a rebound and score only his second goal of the Premier League season, Fernando Torres was the only thing worth mentioning after another boring and disappointing display from Chelsea, which was enough for a win and getting closer to the top spot, but also another reason for Jose Mourinho to use a fresh bag of excuses on why his team isn’t looking good at the moment. More

Chelsea FC – Jose Mourinho Keeps Making Rotation Mistakes

Posted on 28 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

Handling a deep squad shouldn’t be something Jose Mourinho struggles to do, but it seems that either the November curse that always strikes Chelsea or simply the Portuguese manager still not having a full grasp of what’s going on right under his nose is costing his team points both in Europe and in the Premier League, plenty of times due to his own mistakes and sometimes prejudice against certain players. More

Chelsea vs Schalke – Andre Schurrle & Willian Shouldn’t Return to the Bench

Posted on 7 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

It seems that every week is a new lesson for Jose Mourinho about the idiosyncrasies of his team. This week’s lesson? Andre Schurrle should always start, and Willian is finally start to look like a player who cost as much as he did, with the two of them being the driving force behind Chelsea beating Schalke 3-0. More

Chelsea FC – Eden Hazard the Only Attacking Midfielder That Worked

Posted on 3 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

There’s nothing new about Jose Mourinho loving to use massive rotations in his lineup. There is a hierarchy in his attacking midfield unit that gives preference to Eden Hazard and Oscar, but the rest keeps changing according to his mood and opponent. Despite probably being the best manager in the league, he makes mistakes as well, and maybe too many of them so far, when making his choices for the first XI. More

Chelsea FC – At Their Best When Eden Hazard Plays

Posted on 21 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

The goals and wins are coming for Chelsea as they find themselves perched second in the Premier League, but the ability continues to be somewhat of an issue, even against some of the league’s weaker sides. One thing evident from the last couple of weeks? Eden Hazard has to be on the pitch for the team to reach its full potential. More

Chelsea FC – Eden Hazard Enjoys Terrible Refereeing

Posted on 20 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

Despite the impressive scoreline, Chelsea were far from it in a home match that should have gone down as a more comfortable afternoon. Instead they relied on Samuel Eto’o cheating and Eden Hazard making the most of referee Anthony Taylor not seeing clearly or simply not knowing the rule book too well. More