Tag Archives: Chelsea

Five Major Moments in Frank Lampard’s Career

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“SUPER FRANKIE LAMPARD – LEGEND FOREVER C” (CC BY 2.0) by B3C22 One bit of news which will have got a few Chelsea fans misty-eyed recently was the confirmation that Stamford Bridge legend Frank Lampard had decided to hang up his boots at the age of 38. Here we take a look at some of the key moments that the Chelsea and England star ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Kurt Zouma

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Leading into the 2014/15 League Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had to make do without the presence of Nemanja Matic in midfield. The Serbia international had enjoyed a sensational season shielding the Blues defence as they eventually marched their way to the league title. And in his absence in the League Cup final was ...

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Five great players who became great managers

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Not many great players become great managers. There certainly isn’t a correlation between the two. Some of the greatest managers of all-time have never been top professional players. However, great players do get a head start through their experience of having been in the shoes of their players. Johan Cruyff Cruyff is regarded as one man who has had the ...

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Five biggest underdog triumphs in the Champions League

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Chelsea 1-1 (4-3 on penalties) Bayern Munich (final, 2011/12) Heading in to the 2012 Champions League final, Bayern Munich were the overwhelming favourites. The Bavarian giants were playing at home and Chelsea had barely survived with enough first team regulars after a bruising semi-final win over Barcelona. But in the final the Blues kept doing what they did to eliminate ...

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Premier League 2016-2017: Top 5 managerial rivalries

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Pep Guardiola – Jose Mourinho Two of the most acclaimed managers in modern football will renew their rivalry in the Premier League this season. The Manchester United boss will have an upper hand owing to his extensive working experience in English football, while Guardiola might take some time to settle in the fast-paced league. However, there can be no doubt ...

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Top 5 Premier League matches to look out for in August

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Arsenal vs. Liverpool (14th August) The very first weekend of the 2015/16 Premier League season will feature a high voltage clash between two potential league title contenders. Arsene Wenger has so far followed his usual transfer policy and has made only one high profile signing in Granit Xhaka, while Jurgen Klopp has made full use of his first pre-season at ...

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Football’s Biggest Controversies – Doping

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Diego Maradona The 1986 World Cup winner is considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time. The way he led Argentina to the pinnacle of world football in 1986 has very few parallels in any sport. Maradona was blessed with superhuman abilities. His intelligence on the pitch, never say die attitude, and most importantly, his close control ...

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PSG and Barcelona’s unbeaten record not impressive enough

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Last week Paris Saint Germain broke the French record for the longest unbeaten record. The Ligue 1 champions haven’t lost in 34 games but they are still way behind from becoming one of the most unbeatable league sides in Europe. Now, Barcelona have beaten their previous club record of staying unbeaten for 28 games with a 1 – 1 draw ...

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