Tag Archive: Hazard

Dec 15

Leicester City 2-1 Chelsea: Matic flops in crucial battle as Chelsea falter despite 2nd half tactical switch by Jose

  Leicester’s remarkable run to the top of the League in December has correctly been put down to the in-form duo of Vardy and Mahrez, and rightly so they contributed to the goals again here. But against a Chelsea side who had the better technicians on the pitch but still 20 points below Ranieri’s team, …

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Nov 30

Tottenham 0-0 Chelsea: Mason’s wide role allows Spurs to dominate, but Pochettino’s second half switch earns a point

Jose Mourinho’s most common tactic for big away games is to move Cesc Fabregas away from the midfield pivot into the No.10 role, and then counterattack through the pace of Willian and Hazard on the flanks. But the supposed rift between Costa and Jose forced the manager to start Cesc in the middle of the …

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Aug 15

Bullish Toure, Reluctant Fabregas and whole pie of Ivanovic; Man City vs Chelsea Preview

It couldn’t have come at a better time. This line can be interpreted in two totally different ways, and both these interpretations fit perfectly to the early season clash between Manchester City and Chelsea. On the negative side of things, having such a match sandwiched in December’s fixture congestion or at the crucial final phase of …

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Jan 28

Chelsea 1 – 0 Liverpool: Coutinho and Gerrard restrict Chelsea’s midfield, before Mourinho’s changes tactics in second half

Chelsea’s midfield duo of Fabregas and Matic will definitely feature in most of the EPL XIs till now this season, but Brendan Rodger’s setup at Stamford Bridge not only turned up but also triumphed over the highly efficient Chelsea midfield. Rodgers retained his central midfield duo of Henderson and Lucas, flanked by Markovic and Moreno. …

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Aug 31

Everton 3-6 Chelsea: Willian and Fabregas crucial as Mourinho’s reactive football outclasses Martinez

  In the opening 3 weeks of this EPL season, Jose Mourinho has successfully displayed that he has two entirely different sets of game plans and personnel for specific positions in games against the weaker and top opposition. If the earlier games against Burnley and Leicester City saw the Blues intent on keeping possession (greater …

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