Chelsea – a look at the impact of the Abramovich takeover

Roman Abramovich took over Chelsea and has helped to transform the club into one of the best in Europe over the last decade or so. Through his big spending, this has meant continued success in recent years for Chelsea and helped to end their 50 year title wait.

In a way, you could look at Abramovich’s takeover as the beginning of a new era for the league- one in which clubs began to be bought by wealthy foreigners who started to spend more and money to bring their teams to the top (Man City being a prime example), thus increasing the league’s competitiveness, but also perhaps, leading to the introduction of FFP. Continue reading

Palace sack De Boer after Burnley loss | Shown the door after just 4 league games

77 days ago, Crystal Palace appointed Dutch legend Frank de Boer because they “needed an evolution over a period of time.”

They apparently had a shortlist of 37 candidates and eventually went for De Boer.

Today, after giving him just FOUR games in charge, the Eagles have fired their manager following the club’s 1-0 loss away at Burnley. Continue reading

Marcos Alonso free kick v Tottenham | Video of Alonso’s great goal against Spurs 2017

Chelsea have some very good free kick taking defenders and here is one more continuing that proud tradition. Marcos Alonso scored this peach of a goal against Spurs at Wembley to give the Blues the lead in their fixture on 20.8.2017. Great left footed free kick over the wall and into the top corner. Continue reading