Mataphysics of a relationship

Mataphysics of a relationship

Confortably sitting in an armchair since his arrival at the club, Juan Mata has seen his status be challenged by José Mourinho in the implementation of a more long-termist gameplan than Roberto Di Matteo’s or Rafael Benitez, while taking on more solid foundations that André Villas Boas’ “project”. Twice elected best player of a club … Continue reading

Would Fellaini fit at Chelsea ?

Would Fellaini fit at Chelsea ?

With the speculation increasing for the January transfer market window about a possible move to Chelsea for Everton’s main asset this season, I decided to have a look at Marouane Fellaini’s possible contribution to the current Chelsea team. The Blues arguably need more options in central midfield since the departures of Michael Essien and Raul … Continue reading

Rafael Benítez début: Food for thought

Rafael Benítez début: Food for thought

About the Game Chelsea hosted Manchester City after a turbulent week which saw the departure of Roberto Di Matteo, who was sitting on the unconfortable seat of being still the interim manager at the start of the season. Rafael Benitez’s quick appointment proved – if needed – that the deal was probably already concluded for … Continue reading

Notes on Chelsea vs Manchester United

Notes on Chelsea vs Manchester United

The first meeting between two teams occupying the top 3 this season in Premier League made the headlines this week, not especially for sporting reasons. Not at all, actually. Until the controversial decisions that led the game becoming something of a mess, Chelsea did offer two goals to his host on a silver plates. If … Continue reading

Notes on Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool

Notes on Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool

Liverpool decided to hold the club’s keys to Brendan Rodgers after last season’s 7th place finish – 4 points behind Everton – having decided that it was the right moment to launch a new sporting dynamic after Kenny Dalglish’s one and a half season tenure which left mixed feelings despite a League Cup win. I … Continue reading