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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 …

This is the 5th in a series of 6 articles about the 60 greatest players in the world with this one looking at those most undefinable of roles – the attacking midfielder and the winger. Gone are the days when flying wingers and box-to-box central midfielders are the order of the day in a 4-4-2 formation universally used. A modern day attacking midfielder has to be so much more than your old school south american ‘no.10’ and now incorporates many more types of players into the one label. Meanwhile for wingers, the …

Another season is on the horizon and yet again Chelsea are exploiting the many millions Roman Abramovich has to their advantage, by already bolstering their squad for what is going to be an incredibly tough season ahead for the Blues.
Jośe Mourinho has been adapting the squad early on in the transfer window, acquiring Spanish front-man Diego Costa which will certainly take the pressure off his fellow countryman Fernando Torres. Whether or not Jośe decides to retain Samuel Eto’o remains to be seen, however, with an ever present attacking midfield, …

With just under a month to go before the summer transfer window slams shut, the transfer activity of English Premier League clubs shows no sign of slowing down. Indeed, a recent report from Deloitte’s Sports Business Group stated that this years transfer window spend could surpass the record of £630m set in 2013.
While the big name and big money signings naturally attracting all the headlines, I’ve decided to take a close look at the ‘under-the-radar’ transfers that have happened so far this window.
The big names might help get bums on …

So, to the fourth in this series of 6 articles looking at the top 60 players in world football and probably the hardest list to select. In researching this list I realised our generation is blessed with a group of fantastic central midfielders and picking just 13 was very difficult. In fact, it proved too difficult and I had to choose 4 honourable mentions instead of just 3. I apologise and hope you will understand the difficulty. Thank you and please enjoy, comment, discuss, vent your outrage at my selections and read the …