Chelsea FC: Analysis

Breaking down Schurrle's goal vs. Burnley

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25 passes. Nearly a full minute of possession. A perfect assist and a perfect finish. Andre Schurrle's winner against Burnley was a spectacular look into Chelsea's attacking threat this season --...

On Fabregas in the double pivot

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Cesc Fabregas made his Chelsea debut against Olimpija Ljubljana on Sunday. How did he fare in the new-look midfield?

Analysing Cesc Fabregas and Chelsea's midfield

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Why there shouldn't be such huge concern over Cesc Fabregas's defensive capabilities in a pivot role

Plains of Almeria: The case for the defence

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Our friend Sébastien Chapuis takes an analytical look at Gary Cahill and David Luiz over at Plains of Almeria. Go. Read.

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Carragher & Neville: a masterclass in punditry

Carragher and Neville provide the masterclass punditry that the Chelsea masterclass at Liverpool truly deserves.

Breaking down Demba Ba's greatest goal

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How could we resist?

Mourinho talks John Terry and the high line

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Some interesting words on tactics from the master.

Four minutes, four chances

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Sure, the second half of Chelsea vs. Tottenham was insane, but it had nothing on the really, really crazy opening few minutes.

Match analysis: Galatasaray v Chelsea

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Breaking down what went right and wrong in Chelsea's 1-1 draw

How switching to 4-3-3 helped Chelsea beat Everton

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At halftime, Chelsea were struggling against Everton. After the break, they were much improved, and eventually managed to grab a late, late win. What changed?

Match analysis: City 2-0 Chelsea

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Your word of the day is 'tepid'.

January analysis: The future, not the present

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Chelsea's moves in the winter transfer window are a reminder that this team is still in transition, looking to the future rather than making deals for the now.

In transition: Why Matic matters

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Chelsea have brought in Nemanja Matic in order to solve an age-old problem in their transition game.

Mataphysics of a relationship

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A detailed tactical analysis of Juan Mata from French Chelsea fan @SeBlueLion.

The Two Matas

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Juan Mata has always been a paradox, and that's never been more apparent than in the buildup to his sale to Manchester United

How do visiting goalkeepers fare at the Bridge?

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Answer: Not very well at all.

How not to defend corners

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Manchester United came up with some truly incompetent defending during their 3-1 loss against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Let's showcase some of it, because it's funny.

Hull City and the pressing game

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The course of Chelsea's 2-0 victory at Hull on Saturday was the result of one major tactical move -- the Tiger's use of an exceptionally aggressive press.

Dissecting Oscar's goal against West Ham

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Chelsea haven't been great at dismantling opponents so far this year, but everything came together for one move at Upton Park on Saturday.

Explaining Mourinho's love of Ivanovic

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Azpilicueta is somewhat unlucky to miss out on game time this season as the new regime finds the Serbian a perfect tactical fit for the new system that is being deployed

Who is that man in the No. 9 shirt?

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We've all seen the false dawns and subsequent declines which have come to define Fernando Torres' Chelsea career, but this time, there's something different happening. Something positive.

Chelsea and the 3-5-2

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Jose Mourinho's Plan B turns out to be rather fascinating.

Analysis: Sigurdsson scores

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Gylfi Sigurdsson's 19th-minute goal put Chelsea in a hole at White Hart Lane. What happened?

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