Has Antonio Conte Lost the Dressing Room?

Conte travels the short distance to Spurs this weekend with his charges however it remains to be seen whether they remain loyal or has there been a mutiny on the Chelsea deck. A win against Tottenham could go a long way to restoring faith within the players however that will be easier said than done. However a loss may hear the dissenting voices become louder and the season over before it has even begun at the Bridge.  

The Dembele Saga Continues

Ousmane Dembele was suspended indefinitely by Borussia Dortmund last weekend as he continues to push for a transfer to Barcelona. The French attacking midfielder has displayed some distasteful character traits in his pursuit of the switch to replace the void left by Neymar’s recent departure to the French capital.

Gerard Piqué: The Catalan Liability

Watching last night’s Supercopa de España Final, we were reminded once again of just how limited a defender Gerard Piqué is. In a 1-3 loss that flattered the Catalans, all three goals came on Piqué’s area of the pitch. The first a terrible own goal by the man himself, the second getting turned inside out by Ronaldo before falling to the ground in defeat, and the third an embarrassing non-attempt to block Asensio’s strike. The former Manchester United player certainly talks a good game but he most definitely can’t back it up on the pitch, you know, where it actually matters.

Season Preview 2017/2018 : La Liga

The new La Liga season is due to commence just a week from now. The Armchair View will attempt to whet the appetite for the resumption of Europe's most glamorous league. There has been plenty of transfer activity over recent weeks and it is sure to only increase further as we approach the August 31st transfer deadline. Here we'll take a look at how the season could pan out in terms of the title race and Champions League positions, and also a brief glance at the opposite end of the table, in attempting to determine who will face the drop to the Segunda Division.

The Predictions Are In

The 2017-2018 English Premier League season is upon us once again. The four Armchairs decided to cast their predictions for the season ahead. The areas we spoke about include: Top Four, Relegated, Top Goalscorer, Golden Glove, Surprise Package, Best Signing, and Most Improved Player. Full disclosure, the four Armchairs' allegiances fall with Ron (Manchester United), Dave (Aston Villa), Nick (Liverpool), and Alan (Lazio).

Keane Announced

The announcement of Robert David Keane’s move to the Indian Super League was met with a chorus of predictable and lazy “boyhood dream” jokes. The Republic of Ireland’s all-time leading goalscorer announced last week that he has penned a deal with Atlético de Kolkata.