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Chelsea v Man City_2013-14 Season

Chelsea vs. Man City 2013-14 Premier League season – what did the fans think?

Saturday’s late kickoff sees the two clear title challengers so far this season go head-to-head in what fans hope will be a thrilling encounter. An 85th-minute equaliser for City from Chelsea legend Frank Lampard left a bitter taste in the mouth of the watching support when Chelsea travelled to the Etihad back in September and Chelsea boss José Mourinho will be keen to see his side repeat their Stamford Bridge (continued…)

messi

Is it possible?

                Could Messi actually arrive at Stamford Bridge?  Let’s dig into the financials. There is a lot of info that some “experts” out there are close on, but are still missing the point.  To start, let’s get it right out of the way and address that big, smelly £200m release clause. There are two different kinds of release clauses: 1) The release clause. (continued…)

capitalone

Capital One Conundrum

              The 88th Minute is here and I’d like to immediately call the Capital One Cup into question. This competition for years has attracted controversy as to its importance, significance, and necessity, certainly with the already-loaded fixture list, the loaded winter period, and the complete lack of a winter break (which is another debate entirely). I will be candid in saying, first and foremost, (continued…)

Chelsea v Hull_2013-14 Season

Chelsea Hull vs. City 2013-14 Premier League season – what did CFC fans think?

Saturday afternoon sees Chelsea host relegation battlers Hull City, a game that ended well for the hosts on the opening day of last season, when first-half goals from Oscar and Frank Lampard gave the Blues a deserved 2-0 victory in the sunshine over Steve Bruce’s newly-promoted side. To see how Chelsea fans may be thinking about this game, we looked at the Beat Your Manager! Fantasy Football data from this (continued…)

Oscar

Oscar: Prototypical Number 10 or Box-to-Box Midfielder

By Peter Herman Do you find yourself watching youtube highlights of brilliant free kicks against Crystal Palace? When watching a match, do you ask yourself “Was that Oscar at the edge of our penalty area making a crucial tackle?” Do you comment to your friends at the pub that Oscar always seems to be available for the ball when we have posession? Then you must also be a member of (continued…)

Newcastle v Chelsea_2013-14 Season

Newcastle United v Chelsea 2013-14 Premier League season – what did CFC fans think?

Saturday afternoon sees Chelsea travel north to Newcastle United, a game that ended well for the hosts in November 2013, with second-half goals from Yoan Gouffran and Loic Remy giving Newcastle a deserved 2-0 victory over an in-form Chelsea at St James’ Park. To see how Chelsea fans may be thinking about this game, we looked at the Beat Your Manager! Fantasy Football data from this fixture last season, to (continued…)

Sunderland v Chelsea_2013-14 Season

Sunderland v Chelsea 2013-14 Premier League season – what did CFC fans think?

Saturday afternoon sees Chelsea travel north to Sunderland, a game that that thrilled fans and neutrals alike last season, ending in a 3-4 win for the visitors, Eden Hazard scoring twice to lead the Blues to victory, having initially been behind to the Black Cats. To see how Chelsea fans may be thinking about this game, we looked at the Beat Your Manager! Fantasy Football data from this fixture last (continued…)