All posts tagged with: Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Palace tightening their belts

Crystal Palace’s days of relatively heavy spending appear to have curtailed, with chairman Steve Parish and his American investors showing no signs of financing a mass influx of new signings during this transfer window. The South London club, now entering its sixth consecutive Premier League season, have spent large sums of money in recent times… Read more →

Chelsea Season Preview: will they challenge?

With the 2018-19 Premier League season coming up, The Football Lab spoke to Chelsea fan Benjamin Wills (@_BenWills). The last two years at Chelsea have followed a similar pattern to the previous two: a convincing title win followed by a well below-par league campaign. Are fans grateful for success, or frustrated by the inconsistency? It… Read more →

Crystal Palace Season Preview: new style

Until this summer’s appointment of Frank De Boer, Crystal Palace have tended to favour experienced, British managers with a reactive setup. Has that approach helped the club retain it’s Premier League status, or has it limited the skillset of the players? Supporter Jay Crame from highly recommended blog The Eagles Beak has his say. It… Read more →

Why Chelsea need Fabregas

Chelsea’s sixth English league title is drawing ever closer. They will likely win it with the same starting eleven that has played virtually every game since September, including a midfield double-pivot of N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic. If Chelsea’s previous two seasons have taught them anything however, it is that tactical consistency can only bring success for… Read more →