While a 6th place finish is hardly the worst result, especially considering that last seasonai??i??s title winners Man United finished one place below them, poor management has resulted in a season of disappointment for the Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea make the short trip to North London to take on Tottenham Hotspurs in what promises to be a pulsating Derby clash between these familiar foes.
The signing of Lloris over the summer has put Villas-Boas in a conundrum. TheHardTackle looks at the best option for Villas-Boas to avoid any future problems in his goalkeeping department.
After an inspiring victory over league leaders Manchester City, Chelsea travel to DW stadium to face Wigan. THT previews the game with team news, tactical brief and prediction.
Villas-Boas will lead his team to the Stadium of Light on Saturday, to take on Sunderland. This season, Chelsea have not enjoyed a customary high-flying start - they have been slow, cautious, and even dysfunctional at times, but have taken 7 out of the available 9 points nonetheless. TheHardTackle previews the encounter.
It's been a busy first week for European football, with Mourinho winning the Nobel Prize for Medicine and David De Gea narrowly being spared the wrath of Ferguson's boot after United's most prolific scorer got them the winner.
With the recent success of FC Porto and other Portuguese teams on the European stage, TheHardTackle assesses the chances of a possible revamp of Portuguese league in the years to come.
Europa League reaches to the semi-final stage with three Portuguese teams out of four. The First Leg prospects some enticing action. TheHardTackle previews both the games.
As the Europa League reaches to the second leg of the Quarter-Finals, three of the four ties have been almost decided. Will the Portuguese teams continue to dominate the competition or are there few upsets in store? TheHardTackle preview all the four matches.