Transfer Window: Conte vs Emenalo

Michael Emenalo and arch-nemesis Jose Mourinho
Michael Emenalo and arch-nemesis Jose Mourinho

In June 2013, Michael Emenalo officially put in a request to leave the club with the reappointment of Jose Mourinho. Rather than letting Emenalo go, Roman Abramovich chose to keep the technical director. Since then, the power struggle between Emenalo and whichever manager has been ever present.

Di Matteo vs Emenalo

This was the first time a lot of us became genuinely suspicious about who had real control over the club. Continue reading “Transfer Window: Conte vs Emenalo”

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Where Do Chelsea Go From Here?

Barring any sort of major collapse, Chelsea look set to win their 6th League Title and their 2nd in 3 years. With a spot in the FA Cup semifinals, Chelsea have a chance to mirror their extremely successful 2009/10 double winning season. The amount of similarities between the two clubs demonstrates how Antonio Conte both exceeded expectations, but also how he must avoid the pitfalls that cost Carlo Ancelotti his job just one season after his immense success.

Taking Over For Guus

Guus Hiddink has twice stabilized a struggling Chelsea side. Continue reading “Where Do Chelsea Go From Here?”

Emenalo is Not Done Yet, but His Days Are Numbered

Roman is a smart man and he does not like failing. Sooner or later he will see the one constant plaguing the club.

When Victor Moses scored the goal that helped put Chelsea up 3-0 against Leicester, the goal meant more to Moses than any of us will understand. If there is one player that epitomizes the reign of Chelsea Technical Director Michael Emenalo, it’s Victor Moses. Continue reading “Emenalo is Not Done Yet, but His Days Are Numbered”

Response to “Antonio Conte has NO IDEA what he’s doing”

Antonio Conte is not the problem and neither is his stubbornness or mentality. The pieces we put around him are the same pieces that cost our greatest manager ever his job.

People like to act like he inherited Chiellini, Bonucci and Barzagli, but the truth is he MADE them. The season before Conte took over Juventus, the Old Lady finished 7th in a weakened Serie A and crashed out of the group stages in the Europa League to Lech Poznan. Yes, the famous Italian trio we know today conceded 3 goals to Lech Poznan. The season after, Juve won the league without losing a single game and conceding 27 less goals than the season before. Continue reading “Response to “Antonio Conte has NO IDEA what he’s doing””

The Case For/Against Tomas Kalas

Over the next few days we will examine 11 Chelsea prospects in every position on the pitch and analyze their potential for the first team in the future.

GK- Jamal Blackman
RB- Todd Kane
CB- Andreas Christensen
CB- Tomas Kalas
LB- Jay Dasilva
DM- Ruben Loftus-Cheek
CM- Lewis Baker
CAM- Izzy Brown
CAM- Lucas Piazon
ST- Dominic Solanke
ST- Patrick Bamford

Case For Tomas Kalas Continue reading “The Case For/Against Tomas Kalas”

The Case For/Against Andreas Christensen

Over the next few days we will examine 11 Chelsea prospects in every position on the pitch and analyze their potential for the first team in the future.

GK- Jamal Blackman
RB- Todd Kane
CB- Andreas Christensen
CB- Tomas Kalas
LB- Jay Dasilva
DM- Ruben Loftus-Cheek
CM- Lewis Baker
CAM- Izzy Brown
CAM- Lucas Piazon
ST- Dominic Solanke
ST- Patrick Bamford

The Case For Andreas Christensen Continue reading “The Case For/Against Andreas Christensen”

The Case For/Against Jamal Blackman

Over the next few days we will examine 11 Chelsea prospects in every position on the pitch and analyze their potential for the first team in the future.

GK- Jamal Blackman
RB- Todd Kane
CB- Andreas Christensen
CB- Tomas Kalas
LB- Jay Dasilva
DM- Ruben Loftus-Cheek
CM- Lewis Baker
CAM- Izzy Brown
CAM- Lucas Piazon
ST- Dominic Solanke
ST- Patrick Bamford

Case For Jamal Blackman Continue reading “The Case For/Against Jamal Blackman”