As it stands, Chelsea have incurred a net expenditure of about £26m in bringing about a youth revolution at Stamford Bridge. The common aspect in all the four signings are that they are all very young. TheHardTackle looks at each of Chelsea's four new signings.
As Chelsea take on West Bromwich Albion in their first home game of the season, TheHardTackle analyses the teams, their tactics and formations before the tea-time kick-off at Stamford Bridge.
In today's ever-evolving world of football, tactical flexibility can be a manager's most trusted ally. We, at TheHardTackle, couldn't resist the temptation of analyzing the possibility of Chelsea, occasionally, taking the field in a 3-5-2 system - a rarity in world football today.
Chelsea travel to the Britannia Stadium to take on Stoke City - a game which cannot be considered a walk in the park by any stretch of imagination. Especially, when one considers the extent of damage that injuries have already done to the Chelsea first team squad. TheHardTackle previews the first league match of Andre Villas-Boas' Chelsea.
Countdown for the English top-flight season has begun, and these last few days will go by at an excruciatingly slow pace. TheHardTackle presents the Chelsea season preview -a squad and fixture analysis. With Chelsea yet to address the shortcomings in the squad, it may all come down to Andre Villas-Boas.
It seems like West London's Blues are making contingency plans to develop successors, and plans, to deal with Lampard's eventual exit in the not so distant future.
TheHardTackle analyzes Chelsea's transfer activities in the summer and explores what the West London club should do between now and August 31, 2011. This window still has the potential to be remembered as the time Chelsea finally looked beyond the established order at The Bridge.
Chelsea Football Club is blessed with not one, but two players, each capable of carrying out left-back duties with aplomb once Cole decides to hang up his big boots. Here's the story of Ryan Bertrand and Partick van Aanholt. Who, amongst the two, can replace one of the finest left-backs of the present generation?
Want to read hitherto-untold stories about Chelsea FC? TheHardTackle reviews Rick Glanvill's "Chelsea FC-The Official Biography".
(From The Archives) In August, 2010, Chelsea FC poignantly announced that one of their own, Sam Hutchinson, had retired. But Hutch in his latest avatar needs to look no further than André Villas-Boas for inspiration.