Chelsea skipper, Cesar Azpilicueta has shown that he's a true leader as a result of what he did to Edouard Mendy in their 1-0 win over Brentford. Photos credit: Chelsea via Twitter The match was a hard-fought win for Chelsea as Edouard Mendy came to their rescue on several occasions.
The blues were handed their first defeat of the season, as Pep Guardiola's Manchester City defeated Chelsea by 0-1 over the weekend. It will be the first time Guardiola will be securing a win over Thomas Tuchel since the Chelsea manager took over at Stamford bridge, as the German did beat City trice last season, across all competitions.
A run of poor results which has seen Manchester United drop out of the top 4 has led to talks that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be replaced by former Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte. There has been no official contact yet, but it is likely to happen unless results improve quickly.
Chelsea really need a player who have the pace and crossing ability to overlap when they are forced wide. In which Azpilicueta is not very good at. Despite his status at Stamford Bridge, Azpilicueta has taken a back seat following the form of Reece James, with Thiago Silva often stepping in as the senior member of the squad.
Chelsea played against Norwich in the Premier League today. The match was a very entertaining encounter as both clubs gave their best on the pitch. Chelsea dominated the match as they had most of the game's possession. They created more chances, they had more passes and more goal chances than Norwich.
One of the factors that has helped Chelsea to maintained consistency and stability in their squad in steadiness in Leadership of the club. The Blues have been quite lucky with the Players that have been awarded the Captaincy of the Club. Unlike Arsenal that have had three changes in the Leadership of their Squad in the last 5 years, Chelsea operate under a more stable leadership.
Rave of the moment Trevor Chalobah is currently getting admiration from a handful of Chelsea fans, after he put in yet another brilliant performance against Southampton over the weekend. The 22 year old was a surprise inclusion by Thomas Tuchel in the Chelsea starting eleven against the saints, and he repayed the faith of his manager with a well taken goal and also did put in an all round performance defensively.
Yesterday, I bumped into a conversation on Twitter where some Chelsea fans were stating that Cesar Azpilicueta hasn't done enough to be a Chelsea legend while some fans believe he has done enough to be considered a Chelsea legend. This conversation inspired me to write an article concerning one of Chelsea's long-serving servants.
The captain's armband should be given to Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount after his game changing performance for the blues yesterday. I think it's high time Ceaser Azpilicueta is ripped off the captain's armband and it should be handed over to young midfielder Mason Mount. Mason Mount came off the bench yesterday when Chelsea were playing a 1-1 draw with Southampton and his presence immediately changed the tempo of the game, eventually leading to two late goals for the blues.
Tottenham Hotspur hosted Chelsea on Sunday in a fierce London derby which ended 3-0 in favor of Thomas Tuchel's side. Following the encounter between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea on Sunday, here is the best combined starting XI including players from both teams. Potential Team Formation: 3-4-3
Chelsea are experiencing a major issue with the contract situation of some of their key players. Thiago Silva, Christensen, Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger are all into the final years of their contracts with the club. Rudiger's contract situation has been making the headlines as he has been strongly linked with a move to Bayern Munich, who want him as a free agent when his contract runs down next summer.
France and Spain went head to head as they battled for the Nations League title in Italy today. The Uefa Nations League is a new international competition organised by Uefa where countries majorly in Europe come together and battle it out in stages for the title. The maiden winner of this league is Portugal where Cristiano Ronaldo led them to claim the title in 2018.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta was very impressive for the Blues on Saturday evening as he helped them beat the Bees away from home. The Spanish left-back was very strong at the back throughout his time on the pitch, before later being subbed off for James in the final few minutes of the game.
Chelsea came so close to a total recovery from their back-to-back defeats to Manchester City and Juventus in the UCL with an impressive first-half display against Southampton. An earlier goal for Trevoh Chalobah, and two disallowed goals from Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner in the first half, spelled hope for Chelsea on Saturday.
Timo Werner saw his first-half-headed goal against Southampton on Saturday afternoon being disallowed by the Video Assistant Referee(VAR), the goal was ruled out after Cesar Azpilicueta had appeared to have fouled Walker-Peters in the build-up to the goal. The decision left Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel very frustrated as he protested against it from the sideline, and he was shown a yellow card by the referee for his conduct towards the decision.
Tottenham Hotspurs will play Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium on Sunday. Spurs will be determined to return to winning ways after suffering a big setback against Crystal Palace last weekend. Thomas Tuchel's team, on the other hand, will be eager to retain their perfect start to the season.
A place in the Carabao cup fourth round will be up for grabs as Chelsea welcomes Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge in a third round tie. Chelsea have been nothing short of brilliant early in the 2021/22 season having not only won the UEFA Super Cup but also being night on impregnable.
The 30 man nominees for the Ballon D'or has just been released and fans are already talking about the inclusion of two Chelsea football players that obviously do not deserve to make the list. Chelsea Football Club produced five footballers on the list and it was widely criticise for the inclusion of Cesar Azpilicueta and Mason Mount.
The Spaniard Defender said Kante’s presence in the second half changed the dynamic of the game in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Hotspur on Sunday. The German coach decided not to start Kante in the derby certainly surprised many of the Blues supporters. Although, he might have wanted to slowly reintegrate the midfielder into the team after an injury spell.
Chelsea faces one of their toughest challenges in the premier league this season as they take on Manchester City today at Stamford Bridge. The blues are yet to lose a single match this campaign but Pep Guardiola's side have lost one match and that was against Tottenham Hotspur.