Why Cole MUST Step Up Against Atletico Madrid This Evening

Ashley Cole has established himself as one of the most able left-backs in the Premier League in his career, but has found himself warming the bench for the majority of this season. It is unfamiliar territory for the left-back; he has been a major part of every side he has ever played for, but tonight he looks ready to be reinstated into his full-back slot.

Chelsea vs Sunderland – Statistical Preview

Chelsea remain just two points adrift of Liverpool after beating 10 man Swansea last Sunday.  Chelsea failed to capitalise on their numerical advantage until Ba found the back of the net with just over 20 minutes left on the clock.  The Blues are now 5 points ahead of rivals Manchester City with just four games remaining.   With a run in that includes a visit to Anfield, Chelsea need to seize every opportunity they can and Mourinho will be pleased at the 3 points achieved against the Swans.

STATS: A Detailed Look At Chelsea’s 6-0 Win Over Arsenal

Going into the Arsenal game there were few people who had the result to be over 2.5 goals. Chelsea’s tight backline and lack of a centre-forward meant that I had us [Blues] to sneak a 1-0 win, but we had obliterated within seven minutes. As we know, we went on to win the game 6-0, and though the Gunners were down to 10, we were thoroughly impressive. I thought that I would take a look at the stats via our friends Squawka.

Schurrle & Matic To Start? How Chelsea Should Line Up vs Arsenal

Chelsea eased past Galatasaray in the week to progress into the quarter-finals of the Champions League. We will now play Paris Saint Germain over two legs for a place in the semis, but before that it’s the big one in the league. Tomorrow we play host to Arsenal in a top of the table clash, so here is how I would set my team up if I was Jose Mourinho.