Premier League vs La Liga: Spaniards.

10 Jul

The dominance of Spain over World Football has become strong and evident over the past 5-6 years. The Spanish players, mangers and clubs have all stamped it’s authority worldwide and made an everlasting name for themselves. But what the clubs have mostly is done is take away the spot light, from English football. But now in recent times, most Spanish stars have chosen to adapt to the Premier League (the more competitive and intense of the two leagues) and play their share of football in England. This article picks out the best among the Spaniards in the two countries and forms two line ups: one consisting of the best Spanish players in England and the other consisting of the best Spanish players in Spain.

Premier League:
GK: David De Gea
Manchester United

RB: Ceasar Azpilicueta
Chelsea FC

CB: Chico Flores
Swansea City

CB: Javi Garcia
Manchester City

LB: Nacho Monreal
Arsenal FC

CM: Santi Cazorla
Arsenal

CM: Mikel Arteta
Arsenal

RW: David Silva
Manchester City

CA: Juan Mata
Chelsea FC

LW: Jesus Navas
Manchester City

ST: Fernando Torres
Chelsea FC

La Liga XI:
GK: Iker Casillas
Real Madrid

RB: Sergio Ramos
Real Madrid

CB: Gerard Pique
Barcelona

CB: Carles Puyol
Barcelona

LB: Jordi Alba
Barcelona

CM: Xavi
Barcelona

CM: Sergio Busquests
Barcelona

LW: Pedro
Barcelona

CA: Isco
Real Madrid

RW: Iniesta
Barcelona

ST: David Villa
Atletico Madrid

Who do you think would win this star studded match?

What Chelsea FC Could Look Like In August..

6 Jun

GK: Petr Cech

RB: Ceasar Azpilicueta

CB: David Luiz

CB: Gary Cahill

LB: Ashley Cole

CM: Daniele De Rossi

CM: Kevin De Bruyne

RW: Oscar

CA: Juan Mata

LW: Eden Hazard

ST: Romelu Lukaku

Bench:
Henrique Hilario
Eliaquim Mangala
John Terry
Frank Lampard
Marko Marin
Victor Moses
Fernando Torres

Manager: Jose Mourinho.

World XI: 2012-13.

27 May

Manager: Jupp Heynckes
What a way to bow out for him!

GK: Thibaut Courtois
Atletico Madrid (Chelsea FC) | Belgium

With Casillas out injured, Cech performing below par; this was surely going to be Neuer’s! But I think not. This 20 year old, has been revolutionary all season and has been gifted accordingly too with the Zamora Award and the Copa Del Ray medal.

RB: Phillip Lahm
Bayern Munich | Germany

Probably one of the best players in the world right now, if not the best. If the amount of quality he brings to the pitch was brought in the form of a striker, he would’ve scored as much as Messi and Ronaldo.

CB: Jan Vertonghen
Tottenham Hotspurs | Belgium

Another excellent defender all season, Jan Vertonghen has been unbeatable form throughout the entire season. He has the makings of a national and club legend.

CB: Dante
Bayern Munich | Brazil

Another crazy haired Brazlian defender, Dante, certainly has the making needed to partner Silva as the two center halves. His ability to pick out a pass in tight situations, and put in that clean tackle gives him this spot.

LB: Leighton Baines
Everton | England

The left-back has been sensational form all season; being sound defensively and an option offensively. And next season might just even be better considering how the summer goes for the   Englishmen.

CM: Bastian Scweinsteiger
Bayern Munich | Germany

His brain separates him from the rest;  his ability to dictate the midfield, pick out a pass and tackle too. His class has shone all season, even brighter than previous ones and now with the Champions League medal around his neck he can end the season with a smile.

CM: Frank Lampard
Chelsea FC | England

Mr.203, Chelsea FC’s top scorer from the middle of the field! Frank Lampard once again proved the board wrong and ultimately ended up with a contract extension, a goal scoring record, millions of rave reviews and billions of scream fans.

RW: Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid | Portugal

Do I really need to say anything?

CA: Juan Mata
Chelsea FC | Spain

The amount of skill and creativity he provides to a team is unbelievable. His vision and ability to pick out even the hardest of passes has caught the best of defenders bamboozled; if this player can’t make it to the Spain XI, I don’ know who can.

LW: Franck Ribery
Bayern Munich | France

Everytime Alaba is caught off position, he is there to cover for him. A great individual on and off the pitch, and a leader of men whether they call him that or not.

ST: Lionel Messi
Barcelona | Argentina

Once again, I don’t really need to say much.

That Night In Munich

19 May

This night, exactly a year ago; a Chelsea FC legend took his last shot in a Chelsea FC jersey.

A shot, that eventually became the most important shot of his career. This time last year, we were the champions; we were the best in the world, we were the ones who had defined all odds as dramatically as possible.

People might still be calling us the lucky ones, and what not; but the fans, and everyone related to Chelsea had known then. We had all known for a while, that it was written in the stars. We had known, that no matter where we were playing against or who, we had the fight in us. We had that goal in us. And that is what we proved through Didier Drogba.

Our talisman, our savior and our hero, signed off in style that very night. That very night, Chelsea FC along with it’s old guard showed everyone, that giving up is something we don’t do. The bigger the odds that they put in front of us were, the stronger our approach was; and that in the end proved it’s worth.

That night, in a red, red Munich city; the constant chanting of the name Didier Drogba roared aloud. That night in Munich, the blue flag flew high. ❤

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Assessing Our Options: Forwards.

15 May

1. Radamel Falcao:
Even though he is probably heading to Monaco, he is still available ‘officially’. In my opinion, he’s overpriced, won’t fit into our style of play and with FFP becoming a big thing, he’ll probably lead to problems than Torres. Even though he probably is the best player on this list, he has a more direct style if play where he sort of dictates the entire game, instead of allowing the CA too. So all in all, I wouldn’t mind him signing but there are better options when looked at it from our tactician’s point of view.

2. Wayne Rooney:
Signing him will certainly be a pretty controversial move, won’t it? But once again I don’t think it will be a smart one. I personally think Rooney is a world class player, he can finish, he can pass, he can head and he can whip a ball in from the flanks too; and he certainly is not out of his peak yet. But like Falcao again, he’s not really an out ‘n’ out striker. Almost all season, Rooney has played that role behind RVP and he has done it quite well, almost better than how he plays as the center forward. But in Chelsea, that spot is quite covered and that is why spending another 25mil on him would be a waste.

3. Robert Lewandowski:
What a player he has become! Like Torres now, he is supplied with a array of young, creative talent behind him, players like: Gotze, Reus, Grobkreutz, Bender, Gundogan and much more have always supplied him with that perfect ball, that defense splitting pass and he has always treated them fairly. I think, he will be a really, really smart buy; if not the best. He has that eye for goal players like Drogba have, but with better control. He might not have that towering presence most number 9’s tend on having but he really does have the same drive.

4. Edinson Cavani:
Cavani, is probably the best fit for us. His strong, his fast and he can hold up play perfectly well for the creative trio behind him to operate. A starting line up, with him and Mazacar will work wonders. He has this ability to make quick runs behind defenders, which Mata and co. can pick up, oh so well. A player of finesse is something we’ve needed ever since Drogba has left. He can perfect our flaws and ultimately be considered a really great signing. He might not come for a cheap price, but what is that to us? I’d say as long as it’s below 45million, sign him up!

5. Romelu Lukaku:
Even though he’ll be with us whether we buy anyone or not, this option talks about how he would do as the number one choice. Clearly, in terms of physique, body structure and strength he is the only person that can match Drogba. But in contrast to him, he has better ball control and can go past players with more ease. As his loan spell in West Brom has shown, he’s a perfect for the Premier League and with age he’s only going to get better. But, whether we sign another striker or not will certainly hamper is self confidence. And with likes of Ba and maybe even Torres already in the squad, it might not be such a bad idea to see how things work out with him as our number one forward.

In conclusion I’d say Cavani is certainly my top choice with Lewandowski and keeping Lukaku as number tied in second. And if we are to sell Torres a strike force which includes the likes of Lukaku, Cavani and Ba would certainly be enough to scare off even the best of defenses.

World XI: The Overrated Ones

13 May

This line-up, forms a dream team of the ones with the most vague praises and clueless comments.

GK: Victor Valdes
Barcelona | Spanish

RB: Dani Alves
Barcelona | Brazilian

CB: Thomas Vermaelen
Arsenal | Belgian

CB: Gerard Pique
Barcelona | Spanish

LB: Davide Santon
Newcastle | Italian
(New Paulo Maldini, my ass.)

RW: Alexis Sanchez
Barcelona | Chilean

CM: Anderson
Manchester United | Brazlian.

CM: Scott Parker
Tottenham Hotspurs | English.

LW: Ashley Young
Manchester United | English.

ST: Fernando Torres
Chelsea FC | Spanish.

ST: Edin Dzeko
Manchester City | Bosnian

 

 

World XI: U-23

13 May

A month or two has gone by since my first u-23 XI, this time it’s the same concept but with different players.

GK: Thibaut Coutois Atletico
Madrid (Chelsea) | Belgian

RB: Ceasar Azpilicueta
Chelsea FC | Spanish

CB: Raphael Varane
Real Madrid | French

CB: Mamadou Sakho
PSG | French

LB: Alex Sandro
Porto | Brazilian

CM: Christan Eriksen
Ajax | Danish

CM: Toni Kroos
PSG | Bayern Munich

RW: Lucas Moura
PSG | Brazilian

CA: Mario Gotze
Bayern Munich | German

LW: Eden Hazard
Chelsea FC | Belgian

CF: Thomas Muller
Bayern Munich | German