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What went wrong for Chelsea? A look at the blues miraculous fall from grace

 

In what began as a season in which Chelsea would consolidate its return as ‘thee big club’ in England as they did during Mourinho’s first regime as Chelsea boss, the blues now sit in ten place and any hope of playing in Europe next season is lost after a calamitous week which has seen the blues dumped out of the champions league by psg and then the F.A Cup two days later by Everton.

The Gist answers what went wrong for the blues……..

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Tiki Taka, Catenaccio, Total Football: Why teams with an identity succeed more

A clubs style of play is as important as the emblem that sits on it’s badge. It’s hard to point out a team that has stuck to its roots and is flailing in the lower ranks of football’s leagues and competitions. It’s no surprise to see that teams that have stuck to their original identity of football are excelling. This is evident by the continuous success of clubs like Barcelona who have stuck to tiki taka.

The Gist reveals the reasons behind this phenomenon…………………

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Pedro in, who’s out? Mourinho’s attacker chopping board

A habit of Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in his second spell at the club has been to make a big signing in the summer to replace a big player at Chelsea, who will be shipped out in the January transfer window. The Gist takes a look at which Chelsea player will be most likely to be shipped off. Continue reading “Pedro in, who’s out? Mourinho’s attacker chopping board”

Why Martial? LVG’s ‘’surprise’’ striker assessed

At the age of 19, many football fans and analysts were simply astonished when Man utd announced the signing of French striker Anthony Martial from Monaco for a reported £36 million pounds which could potentially rise to £58 million. The fee is the highest transfer fee paid for a teenager in football history. Transfer fee and age aside, what made Louis Van Gaal believe that this young emerging talent was the solution to Man Utd’s striking problems? Continue reading “Why Martial? LVG’s ‘’surprise’’ striker assessed”

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