Match Previews – Chelsea FC 360 https://chelseafc360.com Latest Chelsea News and Gossip Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:44:20 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.9 https://chelseafc360.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cropped-CFC360icon-2-32x32.png Match Previews – Chelsea FC 360 https://chelseafc360.com 32 32 96397353 Conte confirms Mikel Obi and John Terry are out of the clash against Hull City https://chelseafc360.com/posts/conte-confirms-mikel-obi-and-john-terry-are-out-of-the-clash-against-hull-city/ Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:59:07 +0000 http://chelseafc360.com/?p=25715

Chelsea have not found it funny, to say the least, as they have surprisingly found themselves crash of the top four, even when considered as title favourites. The 2-1 home loss to Liverpool was considered as a one-off, or fluke even. However, we took a hiding against a high-flying Arsenal side that were tied on […]

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Chelsea have not found it funny, to say the least, as they have surprisingly found themselves crash of the top four, even when considered as title favourites.

The 2-1 home loss to Liverpool was considered as a one-off, or fluke even. However, we took a hiding against a high-flying Arsenal side that were tied on points with us prior to the north London clash.

The Blues now sit in the eight position with 10 points; Manchester City, fellow title favorites, have 18 points already, having won all their Premier League games. No thanks to the defeat against Arsenal, we now get to fight launch another fight to get to the Champions League spots.

That quest may have taken another blow, since fresh update from the manager suggests that two of our key players will miss this weekend’s game against Hull City.

It is revealed that Mikel Obi and John Terry are ruled out of Saturday’s League clash. This comes as a blow since the duo is capable of weathering the storm on a good day. Chelsea’s defence needs all the help that could come its way, and there is no doubting what these experienced stars could do.

Mikel continues to stay out due to a niggling muscular injury, whilst Terry’s ankle injury continues to see him stay out of action. The latter has not played since he hopped out of the pitch in the 2-2 draw against Swansea last month.

Since both players are defensive-minded, it is goes without saying that their absence has rocked the club quite harder than we would have envisaged. Mikel is yet to play for the club since he returned from the Olympics, but Antonio Conte is no fool to keep a player who won’t feature in games.

Coupled with the absence of Kurt Zouma, the reason for the shady defensive performance against top clubs is not farfetched. However, we can only but hope that Conte gets his starting XI right.

The game against Hull can be regarded as a must-win, since Chelsea face stiff oppositions in quick succession right after the international break. The likes of Leicester City and Manchester United will be facing us, and we can only but wish that our injured players return to full match fitness.

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Bamford, Baba & Loftus-Cheek Starts: Chelsea vs Scunthorpe Predicted Line-up https://chelseafc360.com/posts/bamford-baba-loftus-cheek-starts-chelsea-vs-scunthorpe-predicted-line-up/ Sun, 10 Jan 2016 11:34:20 +0000 http://chelseafc360.com/?p=25676 Chelsea will take on League one side Scunthorpe this afternoon in the FA Cup third round. The Blues will be expected to field-in a strong squad that can only guaranty three maximum points. This is due to the fact that the FA Cup is the only domestic  trophy they can actually strives to win this […]

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Chelsea will take on League one side Scunthorpe this afternoon in the FA Cup third round. The Blues will be expected to field-in a strong squad that can only guaranty three maximum points.

This is due to the fact that the FA Cup is the only domestic  trophy they can actually strives to win this season, having being knocked-out of the Capital One Cup and sitting on 14th position on the EPL log with 19 points behind league leader Arsenal.

However, Hiddink will be expected to have a blend of the highly experienced players and the young talents in the starting line up.

Young England international striker Patrick Bamford will be expected to lead the attack while Diego Costa starts from the bench.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Baba Rahman will be expected in the starting line-up ahead of Cesc Fabregas and Branislav Ivanovic respectively.

Here is how we expect Guus Hiddink to line-up his squad with Garry Cahill leading the team in the absence of team skipper John Terry.
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Bamford, Loftus-Cheek & Baba Starts: Chelsea vs Scunthorpe Predicted Line-up https://chelseafc360.com/posts/bamford-loftus-cheek-baba-starts-chelsea-vs-scunthorpe-predicted-line-up/ Fri, 08 Jan 2016 17:56:57 +0000 http://chelseafc360.com/?p=25657 The EPL defending champion will continue their unbeaten run of form under the new boss Guus Hiddink on weekend when the play host to League One side Scunthorpe United in FA Cup third round clash.   Chelsea will be expected to secur the three maximum points against the lower division team. The Blues have been […]

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The EPL defending champion will continue their unbeaten run of form under the new boss Guus Hiddink on weekend when the play host to League One side Scunthorpe United in FA Cup third round clash.

 

Chelsea will be expected to secur the three maximum points against the lower division team. The Blues have been knocked-out of the Capital One Cup and they are far behind in the race to win the Premiership having started the season on a disappointed note.

 

The FA Cup seems to be the only domestic trophy the Blues could win this season. As a result, we expect the Dutch tactician to field in a strong squad consisting of both first eleven players as well as giving the young star an opportunity to showcase their quality.

 

The trio of Roben Loftus-cheek, Baba Rahman and Christian Atsu will be expected to have the nod over Fabregas, Branislav Ivanovic and Willian in the starting line-up respectively.

 

Second choice Shot stopper Begovic will be expected to stand in-between the pole while England sensational Striker Patrick Bamford leads the attack.

Chelsea xi - Football tactics and formations

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Fabregas OUTED, Remy & Hazard STARTS: Chelsea vs Manchester United Possible Line-up https://chelseafc360.com/posts/fabregas-outed-remy-hazard-starts-chelsea-vs-manchester-united-possible-line-up/ Mon, 28 Dec 2015 12:01:50 +0000 http://chelseafc360.com/?p=25521 Chelsea will take on Premier League rival Manchester United today at Old Trafford in an EPL game. Much will be expected from Chelsea men, after failing to secure the three maximum points against premier League new comer Watford over the weekend. Manchester United have been on poor run of form of late, having lost four […]

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Chelsea will take on Premier League rival Manchester United today at Old Trafford in an EPL game.

Much will be expected from Chelsea men, after failing to secure the three maximum points against premier League new comer Watford over the weekend.

Manchester United have been on poor run of form of late, having lost four games on a stretch.

Today game could decide Louis van Gaal fate as the Red Devils manager, and as a result, his men would be looking forward to putting on an outstanding performance that will ensure three maximum points for van Gaal.

However, Hiddink will be expected to be at his best tactically, if his men are to secure the three points needed to remain competitive in the top four position.

Belgium international midfielder Eden Hazard will be expected in the starting line-up, having started last weekend game from the bench, same also as defensive midfielder John Mikel Obi.

The Nigerian will be expected to have the nod over out-of-form midfielder Cesc Fabregas in the midfield today. The Spaniard was a flop in last weekend draw against Watford.

Here is our predicted starting xi, with French striker Loic Remy leading the attack.
Chelsea xi - Football tactics and formations

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4-4-2: Remy, Costa & Fabregas STARTS, Holland To Make SHOCK Changes To Chelsea vs Sunderland Clash https://chelseafc360.com/posts/4-4-2-remy-costa-fabregas-starts-holland-to-make-shock-changes-to-chelsea-vs-sunderland-clash/ Sat, 19 Dec 2015 10:51:14 +0000 http://chelseafc360.com/?p=25465 Chelsea will welcome big Sam Allardyce team to Stamford Bridge this evening, for what most Chelsea fans and Pundits have tagged a must win for the Stamford Bridge outfit, if they are to overcome the threat of being relegated to Championship next season. The Blues are current just a point above relegation zone after losing their […]

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Chelsea will welcome big Sam Allardyce team to Stamford Bridge this evening, for what most Chelsea fans and Pundits have tagged a must win for the Stamford Bridge outfit, if they are to overcome the threat of being relegated to Championship next season.

The Blues are current just a point above relegation zone after losing their 9th match of the season to Leicester City on Monday.

Chelsea are yet to appoint a new manager that would succeed departed Jose Mourinho. We however expect assistant manager Steve Holland to be in charge of Chelsea today.

Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard is a doubt for today game, after suffering a hip injury in Chelsea 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Monday.

Mmidfield maestro Cesc Fabregas would be expected to make a return to starting line-up, after starting from the bench in Chelsea’s last two consecutive games.

French star Loic Remy and Diego Costa are expected to lead the attack in a 4-4-2 formation.

Chelsea xi - Football tactics and formations

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Remy STARTS, Costa & Hazard OUSTED: Chelsea vs Sunderland Possible Line-up https://chelseafc360.com/posts/remy-starts-costa-hazard-ousted-chelsea-vs-sunderland-possible-line-up/ Fri, 18 Dec 2015 18:45:32 +0000 http://chelseafc360.com/?p=25461 Chelsea will welcome Sunderland to Stamford Bridge tomorrow, for what most fans have tagged a must win match if the Blues are to avoid being dropped down to the relegation zone. The game is expected to be an emotional one for Chelsea player and fans, due to the recent sacking of Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho, […]

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Chelsea will welcome Sunderland to Stamford Bridge tomorrow, for what most fans have tagged a must win match if the Blues are to avoid being dropped down to the relegation zone.

The game is expected to be an emotional one for Chelsea player and fans, due to the recent sacking of Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho, after winning double trophies for the Blues last season.

Tactical changes would be expected in the starting line-up that played against Leicester city during the week.

Belgium international midfielder Eden Hazard would be expected to start from the bench having suffered a minor injury against in Chelsea’s last match.

Midfield maestro Cesc Fabregas would be expected in the starting line-up, having started two consecutive games from the bench. Remy would also be expected to have the nod over Diego Costa in the attack.

Here is how we expect Chelsea to line-up their team with England international defender Gary Cahill and Kurt Zouma leading the defense line.
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Fabregas & Pedro OUSTED, Diego Costa STARTS: Chelsea vs Leicester City Predicted Line-up https://chelseafc360.com/posts/fabregas-pedro-ousted-diego-costa-starts-chelsea-vs-leicester-city-predicted-line-up/ Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:06:35 +0000 http://chelseafc360.com/?p=25366 The Blues will take on Premiership newcomer Leicester City today, in what could determine Chelsea’s faith in getting to the top four positions on the EPL log. The Blues are currently sitting on 16th position with 16 points behind Leicester City who are third on the table. Much would be expected from Jose Mourinho tactically […]

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The Blues will take on Premiership newcomer Leicester City today, in what could determine Chelsea’s faith in getting to the top four positions on the EPL log.

The Blues are currently sitting on 16th position with 16 points behind Leicester City who are third on the table. Much would be expected from Jose Mourinho tactically as well as Chelsea players, as a defeat will mean they are just a point behind relegation zone.

Mourinho will be expected to field in the strongest starting line-up, if he is to defeat the in form Leicester City. Skipper John Terry and Kurt Zouma are expected to lead the defense line at the centre back position while Branislav Ivanovic and Cesar Azpilicueta are both expected at the right back and left back position respectively.

Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas have been on poor run of form of late and as a result, we expect Ramires to have the node over the Spaniard in the midfield while Oscar plays behind the striker.

Here is how we expect Mourinho to line-up his squad with Diego Cost leading the attack line.
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Remy & Fabregas STARTS But Costa OUSTED: Chelsea vs Leicester City Possible Line-up https://chelseafc360.com/posts/remy-fabregas-starts-but-costa-ousted-chelsea-vs-leicester-city-possible-line-up/ Thu, 10 Dec 2015 21:39:13 +0000 http://chelseafc360.com/?p=25329 After a well deserve victory over Portuguese side FC Porto in the final match of group G game in the Prestigious UEFA Champions League, the Blues will take on league leader Leicester City this weekend for an epic clash. Spain international midfielder Cesc Fabregas was an unused substitute in yesterday’s victory over FC Porto, but […]

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After a well deserve victory over Portuguese side FC Porto in the final match of group G game in the Prestigious UEFA Champions League, the Blues will take on league leader Leicester City this weekend for an epic clash.

Spain international midfielder Cesc Fabregas was an unused substitute in yesterday’s victory over FC Porto, but We however expect him to be given the edge over Brazilian Midfielder Oscar in the attacking midfield position this weekend.

Skipper John Terry and young French star Kurt Zourma seems to have formed a formidable partnership as the pair has constantly improve in the centre back position.

French striker Loic Remy is expected to lead the attack with Diego Costa still struggling for form

Here is how we expect Mourinho to line up his team against the in-form Leicester City with summer signing Radamel Falcao returning to bench.
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Costa, Fabregas & Terry STARTS: Chelsea vs FC Porto Predicted Line-up https://chelseafc360.com/posts/costa-fabregas-terry-starts-chelsea-vs-fc-porto-starting-line/ Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:18:34 +0000 http://chelseafc360.com/?p=25320 Chelsea will welcome Jose Mourinho former team FC Porto to Stamford Bridge this evening for an epic UEFA Champions’ League clash. Mourinho men lost to newly promoted side Bournemouth over the weekend right in front of their home fans and would this night face an even tougher fixture in a must win or draw group […]

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Chelsea will welcome Jose Mourinho former team FC Porto to Stamford Bridge this evening for an epic UEFA Champions’ League clash.

Mourinho men lost to newly promoted side Bournemouth over the weekend right in front of their home fans and would this night face an even tougher fixture in a must win or draw group G game.

The Blues are equal on points with the Portuguese side and just two points ahead of Dynamo Kyiv who are on third place in the table. A win for either Chelsea or Porto coupled with a win for Dynamo Kyiv against M Tel Aviv will see one of the top two teams crash out thus making this game a do or die for both Chelsea and Porto.

Mourinho’s technical competence will be much needed in this game as a defeat to his team will not only make Chelsea crash out of the next round, but could also end Mourinho spell as the Blues manager after a poor run of performance by his team.

Here is our we expect the Portuguese tactician to line up his squad ,with team skipper John Terry and Spain international striker Diego Costa expected in the starting line-up.

Goalkeeper: Courtois

Defenders: Terry, Zouma, Azpilicueta and Ivanovic

Midfielders: Matic, Ramires, Fabregas

Attack: Costa, Hazard and Willian

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Costa STARTS But Fabregas & Pedro OUSTED: Chelsea vs FC Porto Possible Line-up https://chelseafc360.com/posts/costa-starts-but-fabregas-pedro-ousted-chelsea-vs-fc-porto-possible-line-up/ Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16:01:15 +0000 http://chelseafc360.com/?p=25286 After another disappointing performance that saw the Blues losing to Premier League newcomers Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge over the weekend, the Chelsea would again welcome Portuguese giant FC Porto to Stamford Bridge this Wednesday for the final match in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League games. A win or draw would be expected […]

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After another disappointing performance that saw the Blues losing to Premier League newcomers Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge over the weekend, the Chelsea would again welcome Portuguese giant FC Porto to Stamford Bridge this Wednesday for the final match in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League games.

A win or draw would be expected from Jose Mourinho’s men, if they are to proceed to the next rounds of sixteen.

Mourinho started his last two EPL matches without an outright striker, but would however be expected to feature Diego Costa in next match against FC Porto.

Spain sensational midfielder Cesc Fabregas performance against Bournemouth was below par over the weekend and as a result, we expect Mourinho to bring in Ramires in the midfield ahead of Fabregas while Oscar would plays behind the striker.

The duo of John Terry and Cesar Azpilicueta would also be expected to make a return to the starting line-up, after missing weekend game.

This is how we expect Mourinho to line-up his men against his former side FC Porto with Thibaut Courtois standing in between the sticks.
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