Chelsea pay the price for failing to adequately replace Diego Costa

To call Chelsea a club in crisis is akin to pandering to snowflake-generation hyperbole. To underscore the term 'crisis club' look no further than Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers, and Coventry City, not the faltering Roman revolution at Stamford Bridge. There is though a sense that the west Londoners are being left behind in the annual stampede…

Chelsea: Loftus-Cheek’s Europa League hat-trick unlikely to sway Sarri’s thinking

A timely reminder perhaps, but in reality Ruben Loftus-Cheek's Europa League hat-trick will have told Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri few things he didn't already know. Missing the injured Eden Hazard and a continued absence of a world class striker on their roster, Chelsea might have wondered where last night's goals against Belarusian outfit BATE Borisov…

Premier League 2017/18 season snapshots: Chelsea

Fifth place and thirty points behind albeit runaway champions Manchester City is a far cry from Chelsea’s Premier League triumph but a year ago. The hand dealt Antonio Conte in what must be said to be two haphazard transfer windows since the Blues’ fifth Premier League title begs the question who sourced, and ultimately ratified…