Iconic Duos: Chelsea’s impregnable pairing made of steel and silk, Terry and Carvalho

Chelsea’s drought-breaking title success in 2005 was built on a defence as impregnable as any in recent memory, a championship coronation for the watertight west London side. Jose Mourinho’s arrival as manager is widely viewed as the catalyst behind Chelsea’s ascent to the top table of European football, the marquee man to oversee the billionaire … Read more

Five times Premier League teams regretted letting players join rival clubs

Tribalism is very much prevalent in football with supporters always keen to express their allegiances and place huge importance on togetherness, unity and – above all – loyalty. The concept of any player leaving their club for a rival side is unthinkable in the eyes of most fans, but throughout the Premier League’s history we’ve … Read more

Iconic Performances: When R9 destroyed Man United and got clapped off at Old Trafford

The UEFA Champions League has delivered some special nights throughout the course of its illustrious history, a stage in which the world’s finest footballers exhibit their extraordinary talents. There is something so utterly alluring about watching the titans of European football compete, stellar names across the continent drawn together under the bright lights of the … Read more

A tribute to Ricardo Quaresma, the Trivela King

Ricardo Quaresma once had the world at his mercurial feet, a fleet-footed footballing superstar-in-waiting with the richest of promise and potential. Unearthed in the Portuguese capital as a precociously gifted talent, he signed for Sporting Lisbon and soon began to turn heads and widen eyes as he progressed through the club’s academy system. Sporting have … Read more

Remembering just how unplayable Didier Drogba was for Chelsea in 2009/10

Didier Drogba was arguably the most complete centre-forward in European football at his best, a signing who redefined expectations for players in his position. Unplayable during his finest seasons at Chelsea, the Ivorian was a forward who occupied backlines singlehandedly, a freakish force of Herculean strength, physicality, and goalscoring prowess. Central to Chelsea’s emergence as … Read more

Breaking down Cristiano Ronaldo’s record breaking 111 goals and counting for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo is now the leading goalscorer in the history of men’s international football, the forward’s match-winning brace against Ireland this week moving the superstar to an astonishing 111 goals for Portugal. It’s another incredible achievement in a career where records have continued to tumble for Ronaldo, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner showing few signs … Read more

Premier League transfer window best XI

Premier League clubs have once again splashed the cash to strengthen their squads, with a host of marquee arrivals having made the move to English football during the summer transfer window. An unforgettable transfer period has reached its conclusion following the passing of the deadline, the summer spending including record-breaking deals and the arrival of … Read more

The seven greatest moments in the Chelsea-Liverpool rivalry

When it comes to rivalries that defined a generation, Chelsea and Liverpool were the standard bearers in the noughties. During this period they seemed to always find each other in cup competitions and in Europe. In non-Premier League matches alone, they played 14 times between 2003 and 2009. Familiarity breeds contempt as they say, and … Read more

Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal: Remembering the Blues XI that humiliated the Gunners in Wenger’s 1,000th game

With Chelsea preparing to take on Arsenal this weekend, it’s time for a little trip down memory lane to one of the most memorable encounters between the two London rivals from back in March 2014. The Gunners had arrived at Stamford Bridge in celebratory mood for what was Arsene Wenger’s 1000th game in charge of … Read more

Six of the most memorable debut goals in Premier League history

Premier League footballers will no doubt dream of scoring on their debuts for new sides, whilst there are few things that generate a buzz amongst the supporters quite like the arrival of the club’s latest talent. Throughout the years we’ve seen several stars make an immediate impact on their Premier League bows, and we’ve decided … Read more

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