Is Kepa’s Chelsea Career Over for Good?

Kepa Arrizabalaga Chelsea

Just two years ago, Kepa Arrizabalaga became the most expensive goalkeeper in football history after Chelsea forked out more than seventy million pounds for his services. His arrival at Stamford Bridge was met with great excitement from the fans as Arrizabalaga had been one of the best keepers in La Liga playing for his native club Athletic Bilbao. Unfortunately, the Spaniard never really settled in London and after a string of high-profile errors since the start of his Chelsea career, he is now looking closer than ever to losing his…

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Can Chelsea Be a Serious Title Contender Next Season?

Chelsea Title Contender Next Season

Chelsea’s season may have not ended the way Blues fans wanted but there is no denying that Frank Lampard made some steady progress in his first year as head coach. A win in the FA Cup final would’ve been even better, however, Lampard did earn himself time to implement his model by finishing in the Top 4. Securing Champions League football was crucial for his project and it is one of the main reasons the club was already able to attract a couple of the top European talents on the…

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What Will Happen to Chelsea’s Current Strikers if Timo Werner Signs?

Timo Werner Chelsea

This week, news came out that RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has agreed personal terms with Chelsea. The transfer sum negotiations between the two clubs are yet to take place but it does seem highly likely that a deal will go through. This is a big statement of intent from both the London Blues and Frank Lampard as a manager but it will also have major repercussions to the current squad. Especially the players fighting for the starting berth at the number 9 position. I take a look at the…

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What We Learned From the Premier League Teams’ Friendlies

Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Newcastle United Logos

As we edge closer to the official return of the Premier League, the players and coaching staffs of the clubs are hard at work to ensure they are ready for the challenge both physically and mentally. Some of the leading EPL squads were put to the test over the weekend and in this piece, I share a brief overview of the exhibition matches they played and what were the main aspects to take away from their respective performances. Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskajer and his staff opted to stage a…

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English Premier League Top 4 Preview and Predictions

English Premier League Top 4 Betting Preview and Prediction

This English Premier League campaign has been weird so far, as many of the big guns have massively underperformed. Tottenham and Arsenal were so bad that they had to change their managers before the start of 2020, while Chelsea and Manchester United have been just slightly better. That has made the battle for the top 4 wide open and we have no clue who’s going to finish there at the end. Ok, that’s technically not true since Liverpool, Man City, and Leicester look certain. What I mean is that the…

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FA Cup Outright Winner Preview and Prediction

FA Cup, Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United Logos

The fifth round of the English FA Cup is almost over and we know the draw for the quarterfinals. I believe that’s a good moment to release my preview and predictions for the outright winner betting market. Before I go through the different teams, let’s check all ties for the next round. Sheffield United vs. Arsenal Newcastle United vs Manchester City Norwich City vs. Derby County or Manchester United Leicester City vs. Chelsea All quarterfinals will be played on March 21st and the date is important because some of the…

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Chelsea vs. Liverpool Betting Preview and Prediction, FA Cup 5th Round

Chelsea Liverpool Betting Preview

The 5th round of the English FA Cup is here and there’s little doubt that the clash between Chelsea and Liverpool will draw a lot of attention. The Reds just lost in the Premier League for the first time in ages, while Chelsea’s season is quickly going down the drain. The Blues are barely in fourth and as good as out of the Champions League after a 3-0 home defeat against Bayern Munich in the first leg. Liverpool is also back against the wall in the most popular UEFA competition,…

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Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview and Prediction

Chelsea and Tottenham Logos

There’s little doubt that the London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham is the most attractive game of the English Premier League this weekend. Jose Mourinho returns to the Bridge to face one of his lieutenants Frank Lampard. Both managers are in a tough spot right now and the match could be crucial for the Champions League places next season. This betting preview goes through the current state of both clubs and I finish with a prediction that might be a bit surprising at the end. Chelsea At some point of…

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Is Frank Lampard Starting to Learn from His Mistakes?

Olivier Giroud and Other Chelsea Players

The start of Frank Lampard’s career as a Chelsea manager was excellent. The young players thrived under the manager and the team had a long streak of wins that put it in a strong position for the top 4 race. Fast-forward a couple of months and Chelsea has won only four of the last fourteen games in the English Premier League. The club will be facing a tough battle for a place in the Champions League next season, with the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham, Sheffield United, and a bunch…

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Chelsea – Manchester United Betting Preview and Analysis

Chelsea and Manchester United Logos

Chelsea will host Manchester United on Monday night and the game will be crucial for both sides. If the Blues win, they will open a healthy gap in the race for next season’s Champions League in the wake of Manchester City’s ban. A defeat would send Chelsea in the middle of a tough battle with Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal and a bunch of other teams. The Red Devils’ are among the many clubs that might take advantage of City’s troubles, so getting a result here is critical too. With that…

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Five Players That Might Have a New Club by the End of January

Edinson Cavani, Krzysztof Piatek, Olivier Giroud and Other Soccer Players

This January transfer window in European football has been one of the quietest I can remember. There were hardly any blockbuster deals and the potential transfer of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United looks like the biggest move that will take place. There are several days left, though, so we might see other interesting deals. In this post, I take a look at five players that might be playing for another club, once the transfer window is over. Edinson Cavani, PSG The attacking power of PSG is such,…

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Chelsea – Arsenal Betting Preview

Chelsea and Arsenal Logos

There is a round of midweek games in the English Premier League that starts today. In the most anticipated match, Chelsea will host Arsenal at the Stamford Bridge. The Blues already beat the same opponent about a month ago but it was a close game that could’ve ended differently if it wasn’t for Bernd Leno’s blunder. The Gunners will be eager to avenge the defeat and I will evaluate their chances in this betting preview. Chelsea The past two months or so have been inconsistent for Chelsea. The team lost…

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The Good and the Bad in Frank Lampard’s Start as the Chelsea Manager

Frank Lampard Chelsea

Frank Lampard was appointed as the Chelsea manager in the summer. The club legend started brightly but the team has failed to stay consistent since. I will look at the reasons why in this analysis of Lampard’s work so far. I believe that more than 6 months and 30 games at the helm are enough for a proper evaluation of the bad and the good he brought to the club. The Good I would like to start with the good from Lampard’s time as a gaffer. There’s certainly a lot…

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Three Transfers That Are Bound to Happen in January

Olivier Giroud, Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes

The January transfer window is full of speculations and some of them are completely made up. Others, though, are likely to go through and this post is dedicated to three moves that seem bound to happen by the end of the month. Christian Eriksen to Inter Milan Many expected to see Eriksen sold last summer because the Danish playmaker didn’t sign a new contract with the Spurs. His current deal expires in June, so if Tottenham doesn’t sell now, Eriksen will be gone for free after the season ends. The…

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Arteta Loses His Home Debut against Chelsea in Dramatic Fashion

Bernd Leno

The first game of Mikel Arteta at the helm brought hope to the Arsenal fans, despite earning only a point against Bournemouth away from. The second match of the Spanish manager was similar, as the performance was encouraging but the result disappointed. It all started well for Arsenal, as the Gunners were in total control for most of the first half against Chelsea. They opened the scoring through Aubameyang and worked hard all over the pitch. Arteta and all the supporters were delighted of the desire displayed by every single…

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Southampton Stuns Chelsea on Boxing Day to Win Priceless Three Points

Southampton Players Celebrating on Field

Chelsea’s form in the English Premier League has been inconsistent lately. The home game against Southampton on Thursday was a good opportunity to relieve the pressure by beating a struggling team. And yet, it was the Saints who came out of this match with all the points. Michael Obafemi gave them a lead in the first half and Nathan Redmond sealed the victory in the second. Southampton defended with a lot of heart and discipline throughout most of the match. The visitors were tough and Chelsea struggled to create enough…

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UEFA President reveals plans of big change in UCL final allocation policy

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has revealed that he intends to change the policy to select the venue for the UEFA Champions League final. While speaking at the Oxford University, Ceferin said that UCL finals should only be held at four-five biggest stadiums in Europe, such as Wembley Stadium. He said, via Daily Mail, “We had 62,000 tickets in Madrid and 980,000 requests. If we would play for example in Wembley, we would have 30,000 more [tickets]. “Probably that as a top, top, top event should be played only at the…

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Hazard to cost £88.5m, claims the latest report

Real Madrid and Chelsea have agreed over a transfer fee for Eden Hazard, according to the latest report from the Guardian. Famous football journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that the Spanish giants have agreed to pay £88.5m (€100m) plus add-ons to Chelsea for the services of the Belgian star. The report mentions that following an initial disagreement over the transfer fee, both clubs came to an understanding on Wednesday. Real Madrid have been in pursuit of Hazard for quite some time, and head-coach Zinedine Zidane is also a fan of the…

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Five transfers that could break the 100m-mark this summer window

Antoine Griezmann

It’s going to be a huge summer window in the world of football. Spanish giants Real Madrid need a huge overhaul, and everyone knows they are going to spend a lot of money. The same can be said about Manchester United. Their below-par finish to the season has made it obvious that they need to sign a number of players this window. With these two superpowers sniffing for the top talent, we can see some transfer records breaking this summer. Besides, the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich would…

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Chelsea explain Sarri’s outburst

Earlier today, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri stormed out of his side’s training session ahead of their Europa League final with Arsenal on Wednesday. The incident took place during a training session open to media in Baku, and it quickly went viral all over the internet. At first, many football fans assumed that the Italian’s reaction was due to Gonzalo Higuain and David Luiz coming to blows in training just minutes before. However, a Chelsea spokesperson has dismissed this story and has claimed that Sarri’s reaction was not down to any…

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Premier League’s new-found love affair with Europa League

UEFA Europa League

Even if it is for wrong reasons, one could say that the upcoming Europa League final has almost upstaged the Champions League counterpart in terms of media coverage. UEFA’s choice of venue for the final, Baku, has attracted a lot of criticism from all corners for multiple reasons. Fans of both clubs have had to face multiple difficulties in travelling to Azerbaijan, and then there is the issue of Henrikh Mkhitaryan not being able to participle because of his Armenian nationality.    However, the final has also received unprecedented attention in…

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Willian Determined For Europa League Glory

Willian

Chelsea winger Willian believes the Europa League final in Baku will define his side’s season. The West Londoners secured Champions League qualification finishing third in the Premier League this season, but manager Maurizio Sarri has reportedly failed the Chelsea hierarchy with his first season performance. After a promising start to the campaign, the Blues suffered a dismal midseason run which saw them suffering humiliating defeats to Bournemouth, Spurs and Manchester City. It seemed they would be out of luck even betting on royal ascot this year. Willian did not hesitate to…

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Signing off in Baku – Sarri’s Chelsea days are numbered

It’s a strange atmosphere that surrounds Chelsea as they prepare for their Europa League final against Arsenal on May 29th. The club, which has won five Premier Leagues and a Champions League trophy all in the last 15 years, could be considered to be in limbo at the moment. Currently, at Stamford Bridge, there are far more questions than answers regarding the future of The Blues. Roman Abramovich seems to have lost interest in his not-so-shiny-anymore plaything, having pumped millions into player recruitment from when he acquired the club in…

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Chelsea’s summer shake-up

What’s going to happen at Chelsea over the summer months is anyone’s guess at this stage. The Stamford Bridge club is in a very strange situation. Despite what appeared to be a divide between boss Maurizio Sarri and the players for much of the season, they managed to secure Champions League football for the 2019/20 campaign. Chelsea also reached the League Cup final, losing on penalties to Manchester City, and they have a Europa League final to look forward to against London rivals Arsenal at the end of May, where…

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Real Madrid close to Hazard agreement

Chelsea star Eden Hazard is ‘on the cusp’ of agreeing a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, according to a report in The Sun this morning. Last week it was reported that moves had begun to bring the Belgian to the Bernabeu, but those links appear to have grown over the weekend, and an agreement for a summer transfer could be found this week. It is thought a fee of £100m will be accepted. Hazard, 28, has been linked with a Stamford Bridge in the last two close seasons, but…

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