As Chelsea resumes its pursuit of Champions League later tonight, TheHardTackle takes a look at this captivating and heart-breaking story. Despite coming excruciatingly close on as many as five occasions, the Stamford Bridge club has failed to win the trophy. Will this season by any different?

It is a cruel world for footballers who try to manage their careers between club and country. Finding the right balance between the two has been elusive to footballers for years. Only a handful of them have have been successful at it. THT takes a look at the perfect predicament of world football.

Are Indian Football Fans Too Snobbish?

With the advent of Cable TV in the late 90's, 'Indian football viewership' took a back-seat. Since then, Football fans in India have not come out of the 'Glamour web' of English, Spanish and Italian football. THT takes a look at why such an awareness-dip has occurred and spreads the local-clubs knowledge among the new generation of Indian Football fans.

Chelsea’s Corner: Thin Squad, Is It?

Is the Chelsea squad for season 2010-11 good enough to compete for honors in England and in Europe? After an exodus of monumental proportions, questions are being raised about the lack of depth in the squad. Is there a real cause for concern or does Carlo Ancelotti has all bases well covered? TheHardTackle analyzes the squad in detail and tries to answer a few questions..