Chelsea FC: Analysis

Breaking down Demba Ba's greatest goal

How could we resist?

Mourinho talks John Terry and the high line

Some interesting words on tactics from the master.

Four minutes, four chances

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

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

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

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

Your word of the day is 'tepid'.

January analysis: The future, not the present

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

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

Mataphysics of a relationship

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

The Two Matas

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

Yahoo-baseball

How do visiting goalkeepers fare at the Bridge?

Answer: Not very well at all.

How not to defend corners

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

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

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

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?

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

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

Analysis: Sigurdsson scores

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

Breaking down the Everton goal

A true team performance in the worst possible way.

So much for the youth movement?

Contrary to popular belief, Chelsea are not fielding young teams right now.

FanPost

Striker problem? What striker problem?

Is Andre Schurrle the striker we need or the one we deserve?

What Andre Schurrle brings to this Chelsea side

Willian might be on the way in but we should still be getting excited about another attacking midfielder we signed this summer

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