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Mason Mount is a force that has come to stay

The transfer ban against Chelsea did them a lot of good and continues to do so even after the departure of Frank Lampard. The Englishman was tasked with managing the Blues during the torrid period of no major acquisitions and he chose to stick with one young English player who has proven that he has the quality to thrive on the biggest stage if handed the opportunity. Chelsea have never been known to rely on players from their academy but had no choice but to do so in the 2019/20 football season as the likes of Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, Reece James, and Mason Mount took up important roles in the team. Mason Mount was one player who never got the credit he deserved in his first season as a regular first-team player at Stamford Bridge. Many pundits and fans believed that he was ...
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Chelsea and Lampard in chaos as Leicester go top

Chelsea fell like a pack of cards against Brendan Rodgers' Leicester as the home side beat them 2 nil in the Premier League at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night. The result means that the Foxes are now Premier League leaders although the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, and Manchester City are yet to play. Frank Lampard's men have now lost 4 of their last 5 away games in the Premier League with the 1 being the 1 nil win against newly promoted and relegation-threatened London neighbors Fulham. Even at that, the win at Craven Cottage was a hard-fought one despite the home side being a man down for most of the game. Before then, Chelsea had beaten Morecambe in the FA Cup and maybe folks would have thought they were gradually returning to winning ways. READ: Fulham have...
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Fulham have improved and Lampard should be worried

Chelsea have been struggling recently in the Premier League and it seems Arsenal passed the poor form disease to the Blues after beating them at the Emirates in the league some weeks back. The Blues have seen themselves drop down the table and something has to be done immediately before the struggles get out of hand. It's no more news that they beat Morecambe 4 nil in the FA Cup but this result can't be used to judge if the Blues have weathered the storm or not. Regardless, Frank Lampard and his men should know that they'll have a game in their hands when they travel to face newly-promoted neighbors Fulham at Craven Cottage. READ: United show title credentials by going top of the Premier League If the recent improvement by Scott Parker's men is anything to go by, then Chelse...
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Gunners thrashing highlights Blues’ recent poor away form

December has been a frustrating month for Frank Lampard and Chelsea in the Premier League, and more so with the 3:1 loss to an out-of-sorts Arsenal team on boxing day. The Blues have been inconsistent away from home and have now lost 3 in a row to Everton, Wolves, and Mikel Arteta's Arsenal. Arsenal had been struggling for weeks in the Premier League but still took the Blues to the cleaners even with an unfamiliar line-up. It was a game where their London rivals were supposed favorites for all three points. The Blues who have been impressive since Edouard Mendy replaced Kepa Arrizabalaga are now struggling for goals, and have been very poor on the road. GET THE LATEST FREE FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS HERE Further proof of their disastrous away-form is the result against Arsenal who...
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Edouard Mendy has come to stay, time up for Kepa

We can now say that Chelsea have a decent goalkeeper between the sticks and credit must be given to the folks that recommended the new towering shot-stopper to the Blues. Edouard Mendy has come to stay and I can confidently say Kepa Arizabalaga's time at Chelsea is officially up. It's shameful to say for a goalie that was a record signing for his position and also at Chelsea. The season started on a high for the Blues with a 3:1 win away to Brighton at the Amex. However, the Spaniard began from where he left off last season with inconsistencies and indecisions which cost the Blues last season and were sure to cost the Blues this season if they weren't addressed. Kepa Arrizabalaga played three games for the Blues in the Premier League before the unveiling of Edouard Mendy. RE...
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Man United vs Chelsea – Will the Red Devils get their first home win?

Manchester United will welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford this weekend in what should be an entertaining Premier League fixture. The Red Devils are coming off the back of a 2:1 win against Parsis Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes in the UEFA Champions League while Chelsea played out a barren draw against Sevilla at Stamford Bridge in the same competition. The Red Devils should be the more confident side coming into this game having won their last two games in all competitions, 4:1 away to Newcastle, and the recent defeat of PSG.  Chelsea, on the other hand, gave away a 2 nil lead and eventually settled for a 3 all draw against Southampton at Stamford Bridge in their last Premier League game before the barren UCL draw against Sevilla. This will be Man United's third Premier Lea...
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UCL Preview – Can Chelsea start off on a high against Sevilla?

Chelsea welcome Sevilla to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday for their first group game of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League. This is preceded by their capitulation against Southampton in the same venue a few days ago in the Premier League. The Blues looked to have the game under control till a mistake from Kai Havertz saw the Saints pull one back in the closing stages of the first half after a Timo Werner brace. The game eventually ended 3 all to Chelsea's disadvantage, as they were 2 nil up just before halftime. Frank Lampard and his men will turn their attentions to the UEFA Champions League as Julen Lopetegui and his men come visiting, off the back of a 1 nil La Liga loss to Granada away from home. The two sides are the favorites in the group on paper and should do enough to progress...
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Who is to blame for Chelsea’s defensive woes?

The 2020/21 Premier League season will see clubs and managers face lots of criticisms, and this is already the case after a few games into the season. One of the bearers of major criticisms this season will surely be Chelsea boss Frank Lampard with regards to the defensive mediocrity of his side thus far. The Chelsea backline have been poor thus far with just one clean sheet and major average performances in defense. The clean sheet was not even down to the Blues' defensive prowess but to Willy Caballero's decent show against Championship side Barnsley that created some good chances in the EFL Cup game. The veteran Argentine shot-stopper was hailed after the game but saw himself conceding three goals in the first 30 minutes of the Premier League game against newly-promoted side...
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Chelsea vs Liverpool preview – First big game of the season

It's still early days in the 2020/21 Premier League season with the Matchday 2's fixtures yet to be executed, but we have a cracker on our hands already as Chelsea will welcome defending Champions Liverpool to Stamford Bridge on Sunday. I'm sure a good number of football fans can still recollect how the last Premier League game between these two sides panned out although it was at Anfield. A whopping eight goals were scored the last time they met with the Reds emerging victoriously with a 5:3 win in an enthralling game. Regardless, both sides will face each other coming off the back of garnering maximum points in their opening game of the season. Liverpool had to rely on an 88th-minute penalty converted by hat-trick hero Mohammed Salah to beat newly-promoted Leeds United 4:3 at An...
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How the transfer ban favored Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri anticipated a sinking ship at Chelsea after they were hit with a transfer ban and made the move to Juventus in an unexpected departure. This left the Blues with an uncertain future and they had to settle down with a rookie Frank Lampard who took over, after just one professional-managerial season with Championship side Derby County. The future didn't appear to hold much for Chelsea, and more so with the departure of the talismanic Belgian Eden Hazard who jumped ship to Real Madrid in what he described as a dream move. With Frank Lampard at the helm amid a transfer ban, there were doubts on if Lampard and his boys would finish in the top 4. The Englishman came in and put some reliance on youth players like Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, James Reece, Billy...