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.
Ever since Roman Abramovich landed in West London, seldom have Chelsea been considered as underdogs. However, this season, they certainly are not the favorites for the league title, as that honor lies with Manchester City and Manchester United.
Two wins in a row, a Uruguayan who has been a raging bull against the opposition so far this season and an aura of positivity floating around the dressing room – a few simple things that point towards Liverpool’s start to the new campaign. This weekend, they entertain Owen Coyle's Bolton.
Tottenham Hotspur looks to re-break into the top four of the Premiership this season. TheHardTackle analyzes the situation at hand.
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.
Manchester United travel to the Hawthorns to face a stern West Brom side in a bid to secure a perfect start to their title defence. Will the Red Devils come back will all three points or will the Baggies make an early dent in their title charge? TheHardTackle provides the preview of the game with all the team news and tactical analysis.
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.
A narcissistic owner, a shaky Premier League status and lack of revenue at Tyneside are a major cause for worry for the Geordies. However, football can change all of that for Newcastle United.
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.
The season begins with a bang at Wembley in the Community Shield match between Manchester rivals, City and United. Expect no love lost in the charity game as both teams wll be eager to gain one over the other. THT previews the high profile curtain raiser.