Houssem Aouar, Kai Havertz, and Who Could Fill the Hamšík-Shaped Hole in Chelsea’s Midfield – Improving Chelsea Part Four

Defending the premise of this series at the start of each post does become quite boring and tiresome, but the deterioration of Chelsea each subsequent week continues to force my hand. That’s how it feels at least. So, if this is your first post of the series and I come across as a mad, rambling, […]

Mason Mount, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and the Marek Hamšík-Shaped Hole in Chelsea’s Midfield – Improving Chelsea Part Three

This is the third part of my “Fixing Chelsea” series. If you missed “Improving Chelsea – Part 1” or Part 2, I would recommend reading those first as they provide some context to this instalment, and what this series is trying to achieve more generally. Part 1 in particular sets out some assumptions about Chelsea’s […]

Timo Werner, Luka Jović, and the Hallmarks of a “Sarriball” Striker – Improving Chelsea Part Two

Trying to devise a player recruitment strategy to support the needs of Maurizio Sarri, based on the assumption that he will be Chelsea’s manager past this season, doesn’t seem quite as decided as it did before the 2-0 loss to Arsenal and subsequent comments from the manager, but away we go! Throughout my lifetime, there […]