Report | February 17

Manchester City

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Rodri 83 Raheem Sterling 42

31Total Shots9
5Shots on Target6

A point apiece for Man City and Chelsea.

Raheem Sterling scored the match's first goal for Chelsea in the 42nd minute. Man City's Rodri responded with a tying goal in the 83rd minute, but there was nothing between the teams for the remainder, leading to a share of the spoils.

The Overview

  • Despite keeping the ball well (70% possession), City couldn't convert that advantage into a winning goal.
  • They didn't lose, but it might feel like it for City. They managed a massive 22 more shots than their opponents.

The Details

Malo Gusto was relentless, leading the team in crosses. For Man City, Kevin De Bruyne posed a threat out wide all game, registering 22 crosses. Despite the draw, City were dominant in the passing game, completing a massive 402 more passes than the Blues.

Man City's win streak snapped. Meanwhile, Chelsea continue their string of mixed results.

Top Performers

RodriRaheem Sterling
3 blocked shots (14th in the Premier League)Scored 1 goal
Scored 1 goalDrew 1 foul (3rd on their team)

Next up, Man City take on Brentford at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, February 20th. While Chelsea prepare to add another chapter to their rivalry with Tottenham on Friday, February 23rd. Can City keep their point streak going? Will the Blues improve their form?

Preview | February 17

Manchester City-Chelsea

Chelsea look to end Man City's winning streak.

Man City | WWWWW | 2nd | Top Scorer: E. Haaland (16)

Man City are one of the in-form teams in the league and have won their last 6 matches. Both teams' forwards will be eyeing a goal here. Man City have scored 13 times in their last 5 games, while Chelsea have one of the highest xG (expected goals) in the league, so there should be plenty of chances at both ends. Erling Haaland has been a big threat this season and has taken 67 shots (5th in the EPL). Phil Foden has been their top assist man this season with 7 assists (6th in the EPL).

Chelsea | WLLWW | 10th | Top Scorer: C. Palmer (10)

After 3 wins, 2 losses, and 0 draws in their last 5 matches, Chelsea currently sit mid-table in 10th. Chelsea have one of the best defences in the league. However, their strong defensive record will be under threat here as they face a Man City side who have averaged 2.4 goals per match this season. Chelsea's attacking threat may arrive through Cole Palmer. He's taken 48 shots this season, a number that puts him 17th in the Premier League.

Man City-Chelsea Prediction: 3-2

These teams are set up for an exciting game but Man City look likely to come out on top.

Did you know? Chelsea travelled to the Etihad to play Man City in 2016 and won 3-1. That remains the most goals City have conceded to the Blues at home in the Premier League.

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Report | February 12

Crystal Palace

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Jefferson Lerma 30 Conor Gallagher 47, 90
Enzo Fernández 90

13Total Shots14
4Shots on Target5

Chelsea take three points away from Selhurst Park.

Jefferson Lerma scored the match's first goal for Palace in the 30th minute. Chelsea's Conor Gallagher then responded with a tying goal in the 47th minute. With the game tied, Chelsea continued their scoring with goals in the 91st and 94th that proved to be the difference, as Chelsea came back from their initial deficit to defeat Palace.

The Overview

  • It was a masterclass in keeping the ball by the Blues and they converted that into a good amount of shots too, clocking up 14 attempts overall.
  • Despite the loss, the Eagles had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 13 shots in the match.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Blues had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 36%.

The Details

Malo Gusto continually probed down the flank, getting 11 crosses into the box. Palace's Chris Richards seemed off the pace defensively, committing 4 fouls in a frustrating game. The Blues completed 579 more passes than the Eagles, pulling them around the pitch.

Chelsea are back on the up. Meanwhile, it's another loss for Palace, who'll hope to turn things around quickly.

Top Performers

Conor GallagherMalo Gusto
Scored 2 goals11 crosses (1st in the game)
Drew 3 fouls (1st in the game)3 tackles won

Next up, Palace have a massive game against Everton on Monday, February 19th. While Chelsea meet Man City at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, February 17th. Will the Eagles get out of this rough patch? Can this be the start of a winning streak for the Blues?

Report | February 4


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Wolverhampton Wanderers

Cole Palmer 19 Matheus Cunha 22, 63, 82 [PK]
Thiago Silva 86 Axel Disasi 43 [OG]

15Total Shots14
6Shots on Target7

Wolves go home with all three points after win over Chelsea.

This match was quite the high-scoring affair. Cole Palmer scored the match's first goal for Chelsea in the 19th minute after a set up by Moisés Caicedo. After the first goal, Wolves responded in a big way, with a 4 goal barrage. Chelsea added another one goal but it was not enough as Wolves took the three points.

The Overview

  • With what little of the ball Wolves had (36%), they were creative with it, generating 14 shots.
  • Going forward the Blues looked dangerous, amassing 15 shots in total.
  • Wolves' accuracy paid off well, 50% of their shots were on target.

The Details

Pablo Sarabia continually probed down the flank, getting 5 crosses into the box. The Blues moved the ball about nicely despite their loss, completing 265 more passes than their opponents.

Things look to be on the up for Wolves as they come away with all three points. Meanwhile, it's another game, another loss for Chelsea.

Top Performers

Matheus CunhaJoão Gomes
Scored 3 goals5 tackles won
1 penalty wonAssisted 1 goal

Next up, Chelsea meet Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday, February 12th. While Wolves take on Brentford at Molineux Stadium on Saturday, February 10th. Will the Blues get out of this rough patch? Can Wolves win again?

Report | January 31


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Diogo Jota 23 Christopher Nkunku 71
Conor Bradley 39
Dominik Szoboszlai 65
Luis Díaz 79

28Total Shots4
13Shots on Target3

Liverpool claim win over Chelsea.

This match was quite the high-scoring affair. Diogo Jota scored the match's first goal for Liverpool in the 23rd minute after a set up by Conor Bradley. Following the opening goal, Liverpool proceeded to add on 3 more goals, compared to Chelsea's 1 as Liverpool took the three points.

The Overview

  • In a tight battle for the ball, the Reds made good use of their possession (51%), generating 28 shots.
  • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Reds had their shooting boots on, with their shot accuracy down at 46%.

The Details

Dominik Szoboszlai posed a threat out wide all game, registering 12 crosses. Both teams showed flashes in the passing game. Liverpool had 554 completed passes while Chelsea completed 548 passes.

Liverpool's winning streak rolls on. Meanwhile, Chelsea get a shock to their system as they taste defeat for the first time in a while.

Top Performers

Conor BradleyLuis Díaz
Assisted 2 goalsScored 1 goal
Scored 1 goalAssisted 1 goal

Both squads play next on Sunday, February 4th. Liverpool face fellow relegation-rivals Arsenal for a clash at the bottom of the table, while Chelsea take on Wolves at Stamford Bridge. Can the Reds keep their great form going? Will the Blues put this disappointment behind them?

Report | January 13


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Cole Palmer 45 [PK]

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3Shots on Target4

Strong defensive display gives Chelsea the win.

After a scoreless first 45 minutes, Cole Palmer got the opener from the penalty spot for Chelsea in the 45th minute. This lone goal proved decisive, as Chelsea held on to beat Fulham and take all three points.

The Overview

  • The Blues cut through the opposition defence with relative ease and registered 17 shots.
  • Despite the loss, the Cottagers had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 14 shots in the match.
  • The Blues got the job done, but it should've been more comfortable considering their shot accuracy was only 18%.

The Details

Levi Colwill racked up 3 interceptions throughout the game, constantly frustrating the Cottagers. The Blues won the passing game, clocking up 525 completed passes to the Cottagers' 420.

Chelsea's winning streak rolls on. Meanwhile, Fulham's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

Đorđe PetrovićRaúl Jiménez
Earned a clean sheet2 shots on target (1st in the game)
Saved 4 shotsDrew 4 fouls (1st in the game)

Next up, Chelsea meet Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday, January 31st. While Fulham meet Everton at Craven Cottage on Tuesday, January 30th. Can the Blues keep their great form going? Will the Cottagers improve their form?

Report | December 30

Luton Town

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Ross Barkley 80 Cole Palmer 12, 70
Elijah Adebayo 87 Noni Madueke 37

15Total Shots12
6Shots on Target8

Chelsea take three points away from Kenilworth Road Stadium.

Cole Palmer scored the match's first goal for Chelsea in the 12th minute. After the first, Chelsea proceeded to add on 2 more goals. Luton nearly kept up in this high-scoring affair, scoring 2 of their own, but it wasn't enough as Chelsea narrowly took the win in this exciting match.

The Overview

  • It was an even battle for possession (49% vs 51%), with the Blues getting off 12 shots.
  • The Blues' shooting precision paid off as they achieved an impressive 67% accuracy.

The Details

Malo Gusto was relentless, leading the team in crosses. Both teams showed flashes in the passing game. Luton had 403 completed passes while Chelsea completed 414 passes.

Chelsea take six points from their last possible six. Meanwhile, Luton's winning run comes to an end.

Top Performers

Cole PalmerAlfie Doughty
Scored 2 goals20 crosses (1st in the Premier League)
Assisted 1 goalAssisted 1 goal

Next up, Luton have a mouthwatering clash with Burnley on Monday, January 15th. While Chelsea meet Fulham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, January 13th. Will the Hatters put this disappointment behind them? Can the Blues make it three wins in a row?

Chelsea – Season Preview

Nickname: The Blues
Stadium: Stamford Bridge (Capacity 40,853)
Manager: Mauricio Pochettino (ARG)
Last Season: 12th

Despite new ownership and an eye-watering transfer spend north of €500m, Chelsea endured a torrid 2022/23 campaign, which saw Graham Potter sacked and Caretaker replacement Frank Lampard oversee just one win in 12 on the run-in. With a full summer affording opportunity for their massive squad to gel and former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino now at the helm, can the Blues bounce back and challenge towards the head of affairs this season?

Key Player: Enzo Fernandez

Arriving at Stamford Bridge from Benfica for €121m last term, 22-year-old World Cup winner Fernandez was a shining light for the Blues in their turbulent and underwhelming campaign. Widely regarded as one of the most technically gifted and creative young midfielders in the game, the Argentine will be a regular starter in Chelsea’s engine room and pivotal to any progress they achieve.

Star Signing: Nicolas Jackson €37m

Chelsea’s lack of a natural centre-forward was costly in 2022/23, with the Blues netting just 38 Premier League goals and failing to score in 14 of their top-flight outings. Enter Nicolas Jackson, who could emerge as their long-term solution after a €37m move from Villarreal, where he registered 12 goals and five assists in La Liga last term. A powerful and energetic frontman, the 22-year-old Senegalese has bundles of potential and is fancied to make a fast impact at the Bridge.

First Match: Liverpool (H) August 13

A cagey opening day contest could be on the cards, with the last four meetings between the sides in all competitions ending goalless.

Predicted Finish: 6th

Chelsea surely possess too much quality and depth to perform as poorly this term. New boss Mauricio Pochettino should bring exciting football back to the Bridge; however, it’s debatable as to whether the Argentine truly boasts the credentials needed to deliver tangible success. We expect progress from the Blues this season, but they’re likely to fall short in their quest for the top four.

Do you agree with our preview, or will Pochettino guide Chelsea to Champions League qualification?

Chelsea - Top 4 Finish: 2.63

(odds correct as of July 31, 2023, and subject to change)

Did you know? Chelsea boast the longest unbeaten home record in English top-flight history. The Blues went 86 games unbeaten at Stamford Bridge between March 2004 and October 2008.

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