Swansea City AFC were in London for their midweek EPL fixture against defending champions Chelsea. The Welsh side were in desperately poor form, having secured just one point and scored only two goals in their last five league games.
Manager Paul Clement said at the weekend, he didn’t believe he would be sacked if his team lost against Bournemouth. They had managed a goalless draw against the Cherries, but his words were eerily similar to Tony Pulis’s, just before West Bromwich Albion lost 4 – 0 to Chelsea – and Mr. Pulis lost his job.
Some of the circumstances were in Swansea’s favour though – Chelsea had just completed a run of three consecutive away games in seven days, including a couple of six-hour flights to and from Azerbaijan for a champions league fixture. The London club also had a relatively lengthy list of players that were either injured, or had just returned from injury, still lacking match fitness. Perhaps Swansea could take advantage. […]
By, Ayodeji Itasanmi (Twitter: @aryhorblueblood) Stamford Bridge/November 29, 2017 Our winning streak was cut short at just four with the draw at Anfield on Saturday evening, which in my opinion is not a fair reflection of our efforts, but we have the opportunity to begin another long winning starting with the visit of […]
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The ones that get away… they always come back to haunt you don’t they? First Kevin de Bruyne with Manchester City, now Mohamed Salah with Liverpool. Maybe it’s Romelu Lukaku at OT next.
And as well as Alvaro Morata, Chelsea’s record signing has played this season, as many goals as he has scored, de Bruyne has played better and more consistently for City, and Salah has scored far more goals for Liverpool even though he’s not even a striker.
Chelsea signed them for relatively little but never really gave them a chance, even when there were signs of the player they might become. Hopefully the club have learned their lesson now. […]
So you’re going to London, are you? Going to see the mighty Chelsea F.C, play? GOOD! It’s about time you made it across the pond to visit the fortress known as Stamford Bridge and we’ve got some tips to help you if you’ve never been before: Don’t forget to pack the little things! While you […]
By, Ayodeji Itasanmi (Twitter: @aryhorblueblood) Anfield/November 25, 2017 Having already safely navigated our passage to the first knockout round of the Champions’ League with our victory in Baku on Wednesday night, attention now turns to our trip to Anfield on Merseyside to take on Jurgen Klopp’s side. Liverpool threw away a 3-goal lead away […]
Despite the chilly evening weather in the Azerbaijani capital, the stadium was packed. Premyer Liqa champions FK Qarabag were hosting Chelsea FC on match day 5 of the 2017 Champions League season.
Qarabag were their country’s first ever representatives in the group stages of this competition. And they’d acquitted themselves pretty creditably, drawing twice with recent CL runners up Atletico Madrid, and only losing narrowly to AS Roma at home.
Chelsea had ceded control of Group C though, in a pitiful, bumbling performance in Rome. Their slim hopes of winning the group stage were pinned on tonight’s results – Chelsea had to win in Baku, and Roma had to lose, or draw in Madrid.
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Chelsea on the other hand had been in relatively good form recently – at least in the premier league. Yet this fixture screamed out BANANA SKIN.
The last time they’d faced a struggling team after an international break, Chelsea had been well beaten. In fact Antonio Conte referenced that particular loss to Crystal Palace in comments before the game, highlighting how important it was for his players to bank the points against teams in the relegation zone.
Local rivals Arsenal had also beaten Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 0 earlier that day, and were now fifth in the table, level on points with Chelsea. Arsene Wenger had sent his neighbours a clear message with the win, and the Champions were under pressure to respond. […]
By, Ayodeji Itasanmi (Twitter: @aryhorblueblood) The Hawthorns/November 18, 2017 Thankfully we’ve seen the last of the international breaks for the year 2017 which means we can now finally focus all of our attentions on club football until the next international break comes around in March. We’re back in Premier League action this weekend as […]