Part 2 of Charlie’s review of Eden Hazard’s Chelsea career, focusing on the later successes and his off-the-pitch mannerisms. … More The Eden Hazard Years: Part Two
“You should never ask him to pull the plough. He needs to relax, play carefree” – Piet de Visser on Eden Hazard. To celebrate SW6 reaching the historic milestone of 10K followers I’ve taken it upon myself to write a two-part special on a player that at his very core is a footballing purist, a … More The Eden Hazard Years.
It goes without saying that season predictions always seem slightly redundant. The lack of concrete conclusions to draw upon, accompanied by casting the die into the seemingly unknown can seem a little juvenile at times. Numerous predictions have been made and a great number are still to be made, all fueled by hope, anticipation and … More Top 6 Predictions
Regarded by many high-profile coaches as the most important role on a football pitch, the number six (CDM) has undergone a few tweaks at Chelsea Football Club in recent years. The ever combative functional midfield duo that was favoured by the likes of Jose and Conte was quickly dismantled through the metronomic shuffling of a … More Chelsea & the Future of the number 6
Frank Lampard has a chance to cap off his first season back at Chelsea with domestic silverware. Charlie considers the importance of this. … More FA Cup Final Build-Up: Arsenal vs. Chelsea- The Making of a Manager
Charlie reflects on the first year with Frank Lampard at the helm at Chelsea FC. … More A Season with Frank: What have we learned?
This week I was fortunate enough to sit down and chat with Chelsea legend Paul Canoville. Paul was the first black professional player to sign for Chelsea in 1981. During his time at Chelsea Paul faced horrific racist abuse both on and off the pitch. Football aside, Paul is a truly inspirational individual, having overcome … More An Afternoon with Paul Canoville.
This week I was fortunate enough to sit down with ex Chelsea winger Peter Rhoades-Brown and discuss all things Chelsea. Peter was a joy to converse with, sharing many memorable career experiences with myself. During his time at Stamford Bridge, Peter made 109 senior appearances scoring numerous goals, always proving to be a tricky opponent … More An Afternoon with Peter Rhoades-Brown
I’ve been writing for SW6Daily for roughly 5 months now, during this time I’ve had the opportunity to speak on a broad spectrum of topics concerning Chelsea football club. My discussions usually attempt to illuminate both historical and cultural topics connected to the sport we all enjoy, having written on iconic Chelsea players from the … More The COVID 19 Pandemic and Football
With the likely purchase of Newcastle United by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund it seems more than plausible that The Magpies will be on the hunt for fresh talent for the upcoming season. Accompanied by the rumour of Rafa Benitez making a return to the North-Eastern side, the purchase of Ross would certainly right a … More Why selling Ross Barkley would be a mistake