Antonio Conte took charge of a sub-standard Chelsea squad in the summer and has failed to bring the most out of his players this season.
It was Conte's most crushing defeat in recent memory and one that has left the Italian and the Blues' faithful seething. Chelsea were torn apart by Arsenal in a first half blitz to give Arsene Wenger something to celebrate about on his 20th anniversary at the helm of the Gunners.
Chelsea players Eden Hazard and Gary Cahill have criticised Jose Mourinho's man-management skills during the 2015/16 which saw the Blues finish in a dismal 10th position.
In a surprising move, England coach Roy Hodgson includes 18 year old Marcus Rashford and striker Daniel Sturridge, with Leicester midfielder supremo Daniel Drinkwater not making the cut.
Chelsea center back Gary Cahill felt his side could have won the game against Southampton if it wasn’t for Fraizer Forster who had a fantastic game and earned his side a draw.
There are a few players at Chelsea, who haven't received the recognition that they deserve for helping the club win the FA Cup and reach the Champions League final.
The January transfer window has drawn to a conclusion and there weren't many big name signings in the Premier league as clubs erred on the side of caution.TheHardTackle brings you the top five picks from the January transfer window gone by.
Welcome to the complete round-up of transfer rumors and confirmed news for the day.Ai??TheHardTackleAi??brings you the top five transfer rumors, verdicts and more. Christopher Samba on the verge of joining Tottenham Hotspurs Tottenham have made a bid for Blackburn’s Christopher Samba. Verdict:Ai?? The addition of Samba in January would be a cracker of a signing for Spurs. Why? First, Harry Redknapp is a great admirer of the Congo defender. Secondly, he needs a towering figure at the back. At 27, Samba has the agility and a stout physical presence that match with the clubai??i??s policy of buying experienced PL players from lower teams who are good enough to play for them. Also, Gallas and King are getting old. There is also a growing interest for him from the QPR camp, especially after the arrival of Mark Hughes who actually bought him during his coaching days at Blackburn Rovers. But it is understood that Blackburn is resigned to lose him and […]
Andre Villas-Boas was probably given three windows to bring about a transformation the previous Chelsea team was so desperately craving for. With Chelsea being linked to Cahill, Hulk, Hamsik, De Bruyne, and Krasic, here's a look at what can be expected from the Stamford Bridge club in the January transfer window.
Paul Scholes' arrival left everybody in a shock up and down the footballing world. But there are several players linked with a move to United in the winter. Will Sir Alex open his cheque book or has he done his bit in the window. TheHardTackle casts a birds eye view on United's transfer activity and the players linked.