As England take on Montenegro in World Cup 2014 Qualifying, Roy Hodgson has to figure out a way to get the best out of both Ashley Cole and Leighton Baines. Ashley Cole and Leighton Baines have dominated the headlines ahead of England’s crucial double header against Montenegro and Poland. While the former is a regular for his country, the latter through his consistent displays, is a very formidable challenger for the left back position. Conventional wisdom says that only one of these two can should be selected to start a game, so who should it be and can a case be made for playing both of them together? Ashley Cole Ashley Cole is part of a handful of truly world class players that England has had over the last decade or so. More significantly, he joins an even smaller list of players who have successfully carried over their club form into the international arena. He is also very experienced having […]

It was another entertaining round of fixtures in the Barclays Premier League as none of the game finished in a goalless draw. The title race was down to two as Arsenal lost at Bolton, while its still tight at the bottom of the league. THT reviews the weekend's action and presents the team of the week.

Chelsea will travel to Manchester under immense pressure to progress to the semi-finals. United, on the other hand, are favorites to progress now, having won the first leg at Stamford Bridge 0-1. Will this be Carlo Ancelotti's best match as a Chelsea manager in Europe or his last?

In the absence of DJ Campbell and Charlie Adam, Blackpool will find it difficult to play as they did against Tottenham or even Man United. Nevertheless, the Blues will take their opponents seriously and will try to consolidate their position in the top-four. TheHardTackle presents a comprehensive preview of the match, which will see Chelsea's 4-4-2 take on 4-3-3 of Blackpool.

As Man United travel to Stamford Bridge, a lot depends on the two men in-charge; Sir Alex has a choice to make - to attack Chelsea from the beginning or to approach the game cautiously. While, Carlo has to think long and hard on his team's formation and personnel. The battle at the Bridge will be fought as much between the ears, as on the pitch.