The Premier League claims that fans are the lifeblood of the game and it would be nothing without them. However, some of their actions make you wonder if they really mean that. Mega TV deals mean the Premier League has prioritized the broadcasters at the expense of fans. Despite the influx of enormous amounts of money, already sky-high ticket prices continue to rise, making it more cost-prohibitive to attend a match.
Top 5 Young Premier League Stars set to shine at the 2014 World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This Premier League season has arguably been one of the most exciting in recent years, and we have seen a host of breakthrough stars arrive on the big stage; some of whom are very likely to further showcase their extraordinary talent in the upcoming 2014World Cup in Brazil.
Chelsea's €40m gem to be part of a new look Barcelona next season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
I personally cannot remember a day when Chelsea's David Luiz wasn't been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, and today is of no exception. Barcelona is again the suitor, with Spanish newspaper 'Sport.
Will Cech injury mean an early Chelsea return for Courtois? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Standing at the opposite end of the pitch, Thibaut Courtois will probably not have had a particularly good view of the injury sustained by Chelsea's Peter Cech early in the Champions League semi-final at the Vicente Calderon stadium last night.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has threatened to rest key players for his club's game against Liverpool at Anfield this Sunday. If Mourinho follows through on his promise, his actions will undoubtedly anger Manchester City supporters as they may feel that Chelsea will wreck City's best chance to win the league if Chelsea can defeat Liverpool this weekend.
Normally, you would safely say that any team which had been beaten 6-0, 5-1 and 6-3, like Arsenal were, in the same season, had a serious problem with their defense. But that is not really the case with the Gunners. If you take way those 17 goals in three games, Arsenal have only conceded 24 [...]
Man City dreaming of a Terry-Kompany partnership? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Approaching the summer transfer window, where rumours appear more than stars in the sky, an interesting and unexpected one has emerged concerning Chelsea skipper John Terry. According to the Daily Mail, Man City are scheming a cheeky little move to pinch a highly experienced individual from under the noses of one of their closest rivals.
Just over a week ago, most of us Arsenal fans were seriously worried about losing an FA cup semi-final to Wigan Athletic and slipping out of the top four, behind the in-form Everton of Roberto Martinez. O Ye of little faith, which includes me as well. Although it is still possible that the Gunners will [.
Chelsea make £15m bid for Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea have made the first move for the highly rated Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno, and have lodged a £15m bid to secure his signature in the summer.
Liverpool are thought to be interested in Moreno, who has a release clause of£25m, while reports also suggested that Manchester United have shown keen interest in him too, with ex-manager David Moyes sending scouts to watch him on a few occasions.
The semi-final stages of the UEFA Champions League are typically tight, tense affairs. Especially the first-leg of the ties, where neither team wants to give an inch; after coming so far, it's understandable that the modus operandi for managers at this stage is "must not lose" opposed to "must win.
Boring, boring Chelsea! What lowly scoundrels of asinine, archaic, and acerbic anti-football. How dare they let down the neutral fan with these putridly pedestrian performances! Don't they know? Soccer is all about entertainment; bringing bread and circuses to the hungry masses, not serving self-interest and chasing silverware.
Much of the talk after the game and I am sure in days to come will be of the comments made by Jose Mourinho in relation to Chelsea's trip to Anfield, just three days before the second leg of our Champions League semi final with Atletico Madrid.
The manager revealed that Chelsea had requested with the Premier League and Liverpool Football Club to bring the game forward in assist our aim of reaching the final of the Champions League, giving us an additional day to recover and that was denied by both parties.
Chelsea produced a fantastic defensive display in Madrid last night and battled their way to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of our Champions League semi final against Atletico. However, the ninety minutes have proven costly with injuries to Petr Cech and John Terry and suspensions to Frank Lampard and Mikel.
Chelsea Player Ratings vs Atletico Madrid Mikel and Cole superb - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea battled to a goalless draw in the Spanish capital against Atletico Madrid tonight, with Jose Mourinho's side 90 minutes away from a place in the Champions League final in Lisbon.
The Blues defended strongly throughout the encounter, and although many will claim Chelsea 'parked the bus tonight', there can be no denying the merits of keeping Atletico Madrid from scoring in the Vicente Calderon, something only Barcelona and Real Madrid have managed to do this season before tonight.
Well, it's been an interesting Easter weekend for David Moyes. First he was stared down by the Grim Reaper at Goodison Park, and now his sacking is confirmed. We'll be taking a look at what's gone wrong for the Scotsman, and who the Red Devils can turn to next.
With Samuel Eto'o left behind, the comments made by Jose Mourinho about Fernando Torres were key and I am wondering if Mourinho plans to start with a "False Nine" again tonight against Atletico Madrid.
Of course Torres could start, so could Demba Ba for that matter but for me with doubts remaining over the match fitness of Eden Hazard, Mourinho could come up with a tactical surprise in the first leg.
Why this season has shown that talent isn't everything unless you're a striker by KJ This season has been an odd one, Arsenal fans. We've got Liverpool who will most likely win the Premier League title this season and we've got Atletico Madrid who will most likely win La Liga this season as well as [.