Chelsea are back in the box seat for a Champions League spot after the latest English Premier League results. Chelsea leapfrogged Arsenal on both the EPL table and the top-four betting market after they beat West Ham and the Gunners lost to Everton. With five games left, the Blues now lead Arsenal and Manchester United in the odds to qualify for next year’s Champions League.
There’s nothing ambiguous about the feelings that the Chelsea faithful hold towards manager Maurizio Sarri at this moment in time. The standoff between the supporters and Sarri has become an ill-tempered affair and quite frankly, quite an awkward one now that Chelsea fans have dismissed his playing style with a rather foul-mouthed chant that is catching on during match day.
The Premier League has reached its tab end. Manchester City and Liverpool are neck-and-neck over the run-in to lift the silverware this time around. They have been superb throughout the tournament. Other heavyweights have had their chances as well. For instance, the Blues from Stamford Bridge played exceptionally well. Currently placed fifth in the league table, the Blues don’t have much to show for the efforts they’ve put in. Makes one realize just how brutal mathematics can be at times.
Chelsea’s last-32 Europa League win against Malmo was marred somewhat by the news breaking the next day of a transfer ban being imposed on the club.
Unsurprisingly, Chelsea have made an official appeal against the decision made by FIFA for the next two transfer windows. The ruling means that the team are not able to sign any players during this period. FreeTips.com looks at the story behind the ban to see what has gone wrong for the team.
Head coach Sarri was looking fit for dismissal after some pretty hefty thrashing damaged Chelsea’s performance and looked set to hinder their progress. When they met Manchester City, the suffered something of a humiliating 6-0 defeat, and despite looking good for a FA Cup win were trashed by close rivals Manchester United. The team at bonusbets.com investigates the story and looks at the progress that has now been made.
Future prospects for Maurizio Sarri remaining at Stamford Bridge are looking bleak, as Danny Murphy pointed out in a recent interview with Sportingbet when he likened the Italian’s position to that of Jose Mourinho before he left Manchester United,
Gonzalo Higuain scored his first two Chelsea goals in the Blues’ thumping win over Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge. The Argentine signed on loan from Juventus after an unsuccessful time at AC Milan in the opening six months of the 2018/19 campaign.
When you think of congested fixture lists, all the talk usually revolves around Christmas and the month of December whilst very little is ever centred around February.
Chelsea have agreed the loan deal of Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain with Juventus and in doing so, have given English football fans a chance to see a genuine world-class footballer on our pitches.