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Breaking down the win at the Emirates


Arsenal and Chelsea employed the same system – 4-2-3-1 – but used their "No. 10" players very differently in this relatively even match.

Match Analysis: QPR 0 - Chelsea 0


Chelsea's perfect league run came to a grinding halt at Loftus Road as Queens Park Rangers battled for a goalless draw. It was a pretty even game would have had goals if not for poor finishing from...

Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle United: A Match Analysis

Two first half goals from Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres sealed the victory for Chelsea against Newcastle United. It was a game in which the Blues were clearly the deserved winner: they outplayed...

Analyzing the Two Goals against Wigan


On the surface, the two goals Chelsea scored against Wigan look very different from each other. For a start, one was scored from open play while the other from a spot-kick. And one scored by a...

Analyzing the Two Goals vs Man City (Community Shield)


If there is one thing we have learned from the Community Shield, it is that Chelsea's attack still needs a lot of work. Our third band of attack -- Hazard, Mata and Ramires -- struggled to create...

Some thoughts on Oscar vs Belarus


In the Olympics, Oscar and Brazil took on Belarus in the second game of Group C. Despite their dominance from the kick off, Brazil fell behind to a surprise Belarus goal inside nine minutes....

Chelsea Players in Euro 2012: Group Stage Final Round Recap


Five* Blues played in the final round of Euro 2012 group stage. All of their respective teams tasted victory and are now through to the quarter finals. Here's how Petr Cech, Raul Meireles, Fernando...

Chelsea Players in Euro 2012: Group Stage 2nd Round Recap


Five Chelsea players featured in the second round of the group stage of the Euros and all five were on the winning sides this time. Of Cech, Meireles, Torres, Terry and Cole, one did REALLY well,...

Chelsea Players in Euro 2012: Group Stage 1st Round Recap


Six Chelsea players were in action during the first round of the Euro 2012 group stage. While Raul Meireles and Petr Cech suffered defeats (one narrow, another not so much), Fernando Torres, John...

Snap Shots of Florent Malouda vs Serbia


With the signings of Hazard and Hulk looming in the near future, Florent Malouda's days as Chelsea winger might be coming to an end. But the French man showed his value as a left-sided midfielder...

Retro Analysis: Drogba Goal vs Man United (FA Cup final 2007)


Didier Drogba is leaving us. I feel it is the right moment for this legend to move on but it is very hard to come to terms with his departure. We all have our different ways of dealing with this...

Pointing Fingers: Dissecting the Cisse Goals


Two stunning goals from Papiss Demba Cisse sank a substantial portion of Chelsea's hope to finish fourth. The Blues could possibly have done a bit better to prevent the first but the second was...

Scout Notes from QPR 1- 0 Spurs


Of the seven London derbies that Chelsea have played in the league this season, they have won exactly zero of them. Will eighth time be the charm when relegation-threatened QPR takes the field at...

Dissecting Ramires' Goal against Spurs (FA Cup)


Chelsea scored some extraordinary goals against Tottenham in the FA Cup semifinals but the Ramires goal stands out to me because, unlike the other goals, it came at the end of a solid build-up from...

Dissecting Mata's "Lucky" Goal against Wigan


Chelsea grabbed a late win against Wigan through a Juan Mata goal at the 92th minute. Mata was a tad fortunate to have scored that goal. Fernando Torres hit magnificent strike that smashed the far...

A Memorable Miss: Mata v. Aston Villa


Chelsea put four goals past Villa, giving me plenty of materials to work with for my usual goal analysis piece. But it was an close attempt from Juan Mata in the first half that totally grabbed my...

Scout Notes from Swansea 1-0 MAN CITY


Chelsea's perfect record under Roberto di Matteo's management will get a stern test at the Etihad Stadium when they visit Manchester City. Having dropped from the top spot in recent weeks, the...

Dissecting Drogba's 100th League Goal (vs Stoke City)


Didier Drogba scored a landmark goal against Stoke City to bag all three points for the Blues. This was his 100th league goal and he became the first African player to achieve this record. For a...

Dissecting Lampard's Goal against Bolton


Out of the three goals scored against Bolton last Saturday, Lampard's goal was the only one that resulted directly from a patient build-up. The ball moved from one side of the pitch to the other...

Chelsea Scout Notes from Napoli 2-1 Man City


Both on and off the pitch, things aren't going great for Chelsea at this moment. Recent performances have been dire and the talks of dressing-room/training-ground tension have been making...

Breaking Down Mata's Goal vs Man United


Chelsea's performance against Man United raised a lot of debates among fans and commentators of the game. But there is no disagreement when it comes to the quality of Juan Mata's goal -- it was...

Mata vs Swansea: Foul and Frustration


Juan Mata's defensive deficiencies didn't help the cause against Swansea City

Breaking Down Lampard's Goal vs Sunderland


Chelsea grabbed all three points against Sunderland but the performance was less than convincing. The attack, yet again, found it hard to break down defensively tough opposition, while the defense...

Luiz vs Fulham: Starting Attacks from the Back


David Luiz had a good game, both in defense and in attack, against Fulham. Defensively, he marked Orlando Sa and kept the Fulham striker quiet through out the whole game. On six different occasions...

Scout Notes from Fulham 2 - 0 Bolton


Chelsea welcomes London neighbor Fulham for the Boxing Day game. Fulham has been on an erratic form this season. In September, they managed to draw against Blackburn, Manchester City and West Brom...

Pointing Fingers: The Manchester City Goal


It was a fantastic result against Manchester City, somewhat unexpected, especially for those of us who watched the game holding half empty beer mugs (coffee/tea cups). This is a significant victory...

Scout Notes from Valencia 2 - 3 Real Madrid


In my usual Opposition Scout Reports, I look at how our opposition has performed in recent games. Current form, statistics, tactics, insightful analysis, bla bla bla... However, the Champions...

Chelsea Opposition Scout Report: Bayer Leverkusen


Having dropped points against Genk in the last Champions League game, Chelsea has to win this game against Bayer Leverkusen at BayArena to ensure the passage into the knockout rounds as group...

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