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.