Join us for another edition of Rival Rendezvous, where we pit two resident authors of partisan tastes in a showdown before their clubs take to the field. Here's a look at the thoughts and words of two erudite fans.
After an opening day win, Chelsea take on Aston Villa who are themselves in a rich vein of form after dismantling Arsenal on matchday 1. TheHardTackle previews this rescheduled encounter.
Chelsea FC are riding a wave of renewed optimism, as they embark upon the new season. TheHardTackle previews the 2013-14 campaign.
Luis Suarez may resort to a legal route to secure a move to Arsenal
Wayne Rooney is close to putting in a transfer request after United rejected Chelsea's second bid.
Out of all Chelsea youngsters who will be on loan, the progress of a few will be more important than that of others. We look at these players and tell you why.
Tottenham Hotspur are very close to signing Roberto Soldado from Valencia, but will Daniel Levy give in to the demands? How close is Gareth Bale to signing for Real Madrid? TheHardTackle evaluates.
Wayne Rooney has gone from being an 'angry and confused' player at Manchester United to becoming the only transfer target for Chelsea in a matter of hours. Should Jose Mourinho go all out in bringing the striker to Stamford Bridge?
TheHardTackle analyses the central midfield problem that Jose Mourinho has on his hands at Chelsea and evaluates whether De Rossi is the right man for the job.
Is De Rossi on the verge of signing for Chelsea and are Manchester City in pole position to sign Jovetic? TheHardTackle evaluates these transfer rumors.