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  1. Ho-Hum: Chelsea Dispatch Arsenal, Continue EPL Dominance

    Mike L. Goodman

    Another week, another dominant performance by Chelsea. This time it was Arsenal that Jose Mourinho's squad dispatched without particularly breaking a sweat. And what's so incredible for Chelsea, and so disturbing for the re...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  2. A New Home and an Old Role for Chelsea's Cesc Fàbrega...

    Mike L. Goodman

    In case you were wondering why your coworkers audibly burst out in a half-strangled gasp at 3:30 p.m. ET on Monday afternoon, they were probably watching Chelsea dismantle Burnley. That's roughly the moment when Cesc Fabregas did thi...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  3. Van Gaalogy 101

    Brian Phillips

    The first time Louis van Gaal pulled his pants down in front of his players happened in -- but hang on; let's walk that back a second. The first time Louis van Gaal pulled his pants down in front of his players that we know of happened in 2009, ...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  4. Requiem for the Ghost Goals

    Joseph Neighbor

    Every so often there is a strange moment in soccer in which no one can tell if the ball has crossed the goal line or not. Everyone looks at the referee. The referee looks at his assistant. The players swarm both officials, gesticulating wildly, shout...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  5. The Kids of the World Cup

    Bill Barnwell

    Here's a pretty small number for you: 736. Out of all of the professional soccer players on the planet, only 736 will compete for the World Cup in Brazil. You don't need me to tell you how talented these individuals are. What I can say a...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  6. Premier Pass & Move: City Have the Inside Track, Fulham Are G...

    Mike L. Goodman

    And then there were four. Four games left that mattered. This weekend, the status quo ruled throughout most of the Premier League. That meant the final nails were put in the coffins of a couple teams in the various races up and down the league, leavi...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  7. Is John Terry Wolverine? Can You Prove He Isn’t?

    Andrew Lewellen

    You can say a lot about John Terry. It's important to point out the good and the bad. He allegedly had an affair with a teammate's wife. He has captained Chelsea for 10 years and wore the armband for England for five. He racially...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  8. Premier League Takeaways: New Everton, Old Arsenal, and Jozy Alti...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Another week, another shocking result in the Premier League, as the teams enter the home stretch, approach the sharp end of the season, and otherwise cliche their way toward season's end on May 11. This weekend had lots of results we...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  9. Champions League Viewing Guide: 2014 Manchester United Are Not 20...

    Spike Friedman and Mike L. Goodman

    What to watch this week in the Champions League, and why. Mike L. Goodman: Chelsea hosting Galatasaray is high drama. It's a match with compelling story lines and characters galore. It's a match that has enough interesting subp...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  10. Sticks and Stones

    Brian Phillips

    Jose Mourinho knows how to lie in a way that sounds deeper than the truth. Of his many usefully unscrupulous talents, this is one of the most useful and least scrupulous. He says things that he knows are untrue, and that you know are untrue, and that...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  11. Chelsea Are Playing Like Chelsea Again, and the Premier League Sh...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Jose Mourinho warned us. He told us this was coming. Ahead of Chelsea's pre-Christmas clash with fellow title contenders Arsenal, Mourinho just came right out and said it. If I want to win 1-0, I think I can. One of the easiest things in football...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  12. Premier League Pass & Move: How Were Your Holidays?

    Grantland Staff

    A look back on the winners and losers from the busy holiday season in the Premier League. Winners The Relegation Battle Mike L. Goodman: Horrible starts and managerial changes for Fulham, Crystal Palace, and Sunderland seemed to put the bottom...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  13. Premier League Pass & Move: Blood Sport

    Chris Ryan and Brett Koremenos and Ryan O'Hanlon

    A look back at the action in the Barclays Premier League. What Happened? Chris Ryan: Arsenal benefited from a truly based Artur Boruc goalkeeping error and beat your annoying soccer fan friend's favorite team, Southampton, 2-0. The Gunners had th...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  14. Who Is This Man? And What Has He Done With Fernando Torres?

    Mike L. Goodman

    Now well into his third season at Chelsea, some are still waiting for the time when Fernando Torres goes back to being the player he was at Liverpool. And with three goals and an assist over two games last week, including a stunning late poached goal...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  15. Premier League Pass & Move: We Don't Know What We Don't Know

    Grantland Staff

    A look at the weekend's Premier League action. Brad Guzan: American Messi Ryan O'Hanlon: Brad Guzan has more assists than any American in the English Premier League. Brad Guzan has more assists than Gareth Bale. Brad Guzan is the American Messi. ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  16. Boring, Boring Man United (and Chelsea, Too)

    Mike L. Goodman

    The reason so many people write so beautifully about soccer is that sometimes it's only in the writing that a game as dull as yesterday's Manchester United–Chelsea match, which ended in a 0-0 draw, can live up to its potential. The sad fact of ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013