Posts Tagged ‘ benitez ’

Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal: Chelsea stronger in the first half, Arsenal better after the break

January 20, 2013
Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal: Chelsea stronger in the first half, Arsenal better after the break

Chelsea took charge with a commanding start to the game, then held on in the second half. Rafael Benitez was without Victor Moses and Jon Obi Mikel because of the Africa Cup of Nations, and David Luiz was injured. This meant Ramires and Frank Lampard was the only possible midfield duo, with three creators ahead....
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in England | 21 Comments »

Corinthians 1-0 Chelsea: Corinthians disrupt Chelsea’s passing and pinch a scrappy goal

December 16, 2012
Corinthians 1-0 Chelsea: Corinthians disrupt Chelsea’s passing and pinch a scrappy goal

Corinthians lifted the World Club Cup after a typical 1-0 win. Tite left out his number ten, Douglas, and instead selected Jorge Henrique to play a disciplined role on the right. Rafael Benitez moved David Luiz to centre-back with Branislav Ivanovic going to right-back. Frank Lampard and Ramires started in the middle, and Victor Moses was...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in South America | 31 Comments »

Chelsea 0-0 Manchester City: early caution from Benitez results in a dull game

November 26, 2012
Chelsea 0-0 Manchester City: early caution from Benitez results in a dull game

Rafael Benitez started his Chelsea reign with a goalless draw against the champions. Benitez kept Roberto Di Matteo’s front six intact, although played Branislav Ivanovic and David Luiz together at centre-back, a combination his predecessor never selected. Roberto Mancini played four at the back, and continued with Edin Dzeko upfront, rather than Carlos Tevez – maybe...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in England | 37 Comments »

15 managerial appointments – the verdict

May 23, 2011
15 managerial appointments – the verdict

Back in August, ZM published a list of the 15 most intriguing managerial appointments of the summer.
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Lists | 99 Comments »

The 15 most intriguing managerial appointments of the summer

August 11, 2010
The 15 most intriguing managerial appointments of the summer

It’s been a summer of few big-name signings, but plenty of interesting managerial moves across Europe. Here’s the most exciting 15…
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Lists | 33 Comments »