“Torres Was Not Bought To Replace Didier”: Carlo Ancelotti

The rights and wrongs of Carlo Ancelotti’s predicament boil down to one key question: was Fernando Torres his signing or another expensive plaything for Roman Abramovich? There is the strongest of suspicions that Torres is another Andriy Shevchenko, the striker Abramovich foisted on José Mourinho, in which case one can only sympathise with Ancelotti, who was good enough to lead Chelsea to the Double last season. His pedigree is such…

April 18, 2011

Team Analysis: Can West Brom and Osaze continue their impressive start?

Glancing at the Premier League table after nine games is a little confusing.  In addition to the fact that Liverpool appear to be at entirely the wrong end of the table, you cannot ignore the fact that in sixth place, just two points behind second-placed Arsenal, you’ll find none other than West Bromwich Albion . Previously known as perhaps the ultimate “yo-yo club”, too good for the Championship, not good…

October 28, 2010