Chelsea FC Blogger. Tactics & Analysis. I write for Care Free Chronicles and for We Ain't Got No History.
Finishing fourth is now just like winning a title and Arsenal challenge Chelsea in order to put their name on that trophy at the end of the season. Here's a tactical preview outlining what the Blues can expect from Arsenal come Sunday.
Preparation for the ultimate test of footballing manhood! A look at Stoke's current form, their approach and their main man.
A garden. An apple tree. A naughty snake. A whole nother story.
The interim manager gives black-and-white answers to the squad rotation questions, leaving more nuanced inquiries unexplained.
Hazard's misplaced pass set off a series of Chelsea mistakes that led to the early goal by Steven Pienaar. Cole, Azpilicueta and David Luiz all played a role in this setback.
Chelsea struggled early on with 4-3-3 but improved after a switch back to the familiar 4-2-3-1. Everton attacked down the left while leaving space behind for the visitors to exploit. Chelsea wins without controlling the midfield.
The attack had little width and got crowded at the center. But Mata's talent sublimely capped off a buildup that was going nowhere.