Tag Archives: Cesc Fabregas

Mourinho’s Toughest Test

As Graziano Pellé struck for Southampton in the 72nd minute to put the Saints ahead 3-1 at Stamford Bridge the Sky Sports commentator remarked, “This is turning from a blip into a full blown crisis for Chelsea.” Southampton would win … Continue reading

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The Myth of Mourinho

I remember the first time I watched a José Mourinho team, and I think that’s very much telling. Usually, you don’t really focus on the manager, no matter how good he is, when watching a game. Back then, managers were … Continue reading

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Offensively Blue

Arsene Wenger claimed his first win in fourteen tries against Jose Mourinho when his Arsenal squad beat Mourinho’s Chelsea in the Community Shield thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first half strike. While Mourinho will be quick to downplay the loss as … Continue reading

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Chelsea 1 – PSG 1: Midfield Dominates, Forwards Stifled For Blanc’s Crew

PSG and Chelsea battled to a 1-1 draw at the Parc des Princes, with PSG probably ruing the fact that they couldn’t get more out of this game. Because of PSG’s injury problems (Serge Aurier, Yohan Cabaye, Lucas Moura and … Continue reading

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Balance At The Bridge

Before the season began, I wrote about Jose Mourinho building a squad that would contend with the best of Europe, and perhaps pick up a few trophies along the way. I still think Chelsea are a juggernaut, probably not on … Continue reading

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The Reeducation Of Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has had, by his standards, a lukewarm 2014. After a subpar season with Barcelona, which ended with no trophies and a lot of questions about whether or not he was the best player in the world anymore, Lio … Continue reading

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EDIZD Guide to the Weekend, Vol 1

We’ve decided to start offering you a new feature to help you through the weekend, so it’s not all EPL, all the time (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Here’s your guide to the best the world of football … Continue reading

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