Conte got lucky with Chelsea tactics switch but amazing winning run is down to form not fortune

Chelsea chief Antonio Conte admits it was good fortune rather than tactical genius which led him to make the formation switch that has heralded an amazing Blues run of form. The Stamford Bridge outfits’ new-look 3-4-3 system paid off once more with another win at Middlesborough in the Premier League on Sunday, their sixth successive […]

Liverpool top of the Premier League pile but Blues, City and Arsenal in pursuit

Liverpool are sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League and will remain in their lofty position for at least another 11 days, thanks to the international break. Jurgen Klopp has the Reds followers whispering the words “title ambitions” after they trounced Watford 6-1 at Anfield last time of asking to go to the […]

Plan B failed for Sunderland against Middlesbrough

There were other things to do on Tuesday night. As storms lashed the Jersey shore, one of us – celebrating a wedding anniversary – walked like a man to see The Jersey Boys. Reading v Arsenal’s 12-goal thriller was on the telly and West Auckland beat Birtley Town 5-4 in a penalty shootout after sharing […]

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