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It was the biggest transfer of the window so far, so what do we know about Michy Batshuayi – the striker they recently signed?
While most are just wondering how the hell you pronounce his name, others are just keen for him to get stuck in at a club that has struggled to fill Didier Drogba’s boots in recent seasons.
The Belgian striker is an excellent prospect, with 26 goals across the last two seasons for former side Marseille. He has also made six appearances and scored three goals for Belgium.
In some …

Due to the competitive nature of the Premier League, there are now more ‘derby’ matches than ever before. While the traditional local derbies are still popular, rivalry fixtures have become much more important as these play a key role in the fate of the title race. Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal all feature highly in this list of the top five top flight derby matches but there are also others that may catch you by surprise. Here are our selections:

Manchester United vs Manchester City
One of the most important clashes …

Two matches in and the champions are wheezing. This has already been Chelsea’s worst start since 1998, well before Roman Abramovich’s purchase of the club. The defeat at Manchester City on Sunday left them five points adrift of last season’s runners-up in the fledgling Premier League table. It is too early to talk of crisis, with both Branislav Ivanovic and Diego Costa having publicly pushed for improvement rather than panic, but there are reasons why Chelsea have failed to find their early season sparkle.

1) Pre-season Form
The bulk of Chelsea’s first-team …

The last part of this 3 part Premiership preview looks at last season’s top 6. Will the top 6 remain the same? Can anyone stop Chelsea winning back-to-back titles? Let’s take a look.
Liverpool (Last Season – 6th)
After overachieving in the 13-14 season, Liverpool clearly underachieved in the 14-15 campaign. Manager Brendan Rodgers’ tenure is under threat and how well 32.5 million pound gamble Christian Benteke can do will virtually decide his destiny.
Losing the ‘prized asset’ Raheem Sterling will hurt, but if Jordon Ibe who Rodgers has announced will feature heavily …

Before the World Cup, Colombia coach Jose Peckerman said that Cuadrado was “ready to go to a great club,” and few could argue with him after what they saw in Brazil. If it weren’t for his one goal and four assists, which was notably the joint most assists of the tournament, the memorable goal celebrations gained Cuadrado many admirers around the world. More importantly, however, were his admirers across Europe. Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United all reportedly wanted him, and Chelsea got him.
Fast forward six months and we are …

Basketball and Football, two similar yet entirely different games. Same basic rules which are to score as many as you can before the end of the game, but the difference is so big you sometimes forget that they are so similar. With the obvious fact of Basketball is a ball being dribbled with hands and Football is a ball being dribbled with feet, there are other rules which make the sports almost opposites in a way. Basketball could improve the future of English football.
I believe this as if you look at …

In order for this article to work, a few things need to be said first. As a 24 year old Chelsea fan, I have witnessed the birth of a new club – in  2003 certain Russian came in and transformed the landscape at Stamford Bridge. Before the Roman Empire started it was all about the odd semi final in some odd competition that no one cares about and drawing 1-1 away to Liverpool. Since then we have seen  the club win both European competitions, win more FA cups than is …

Who can deny Chelsea have been mighty impressive this season? Not only have they look good both going forward and defensively but in all their matches there seems to be a sense of control. You might argue that City seemed to boss them at the Etihad. However even in that game it really didn’t seem like Chelsea were going to lose, and lets face it they really should have come away with three points. I said before about the control they seem to have but its more than that its …

Lets face it, Chelsea have not had any problems this season in the goals department scoring 6 at Everton, 4 against Swansea and 3 at Burnley. This flurry of goals by Chelsea has of course been largely down to the signing of Diego Costa who at £32 million looks like one of the best signings in the history of the club.
However against Schalke on wednesday night Jose Mourinho made a mistake in starting Drogba. Mourinho did need to rest Costa, who has seemed to have an injury scare before …

Chelsea are my team to beat for this season in the premier league. Jose Mourinho has a history of doing well in his second year at clubs and he told us as much last season. I watched them live at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday against Real Sociedad and I noticed how they were only once able to break through the midfield and run at the Chelsea defence, and that time Cahill and Terry cleared things up nicely. Mourinho has a system to stop the opposition running at his defence as …