Frank Lampard enjoyed a successful first season with Chelsea F.C., despite no new summer signings coming through the door. The Blues hovered around 4th for the majority of the season in behind Leicester City, and eventually secured 4th behind Manchester United. Lampard relied heavily on young talent in 2019-20 and the club were rewarded with fantastic performances from the likes of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and Reece James. However, although all of those players have potential, they might not be at the level of Premier League champions just yet. Lampard and those above his authority recognized that and responded with several new signings of the highest quality. In fact, very few other clubs have (on paper) done better summer transfer window business...ever. Despite the promise all their new signings have, it remains to be seen how they will all come together and whether or not it's worth it to bench some of the young players that secured their Champions League finish last year, for a heap of new players that have never played together before. So with that, here is a Tactical Analysis of Frank Lampard's Chelsea heading into the 2020-21 season.
Hundreds of thousands of fantastic football goals have been scored in 2017. But out of all the brilliant goals we've been blessed with, these are the best of the bunch. These are your nominees for Best Goal as part of the 2017 Mastermind Awards. Olivier Giroud The 2017 FIFA Puskas Award winner, Olivier Giroud's back-heel goal was … Continue reading The Mastermind Award Nominees 2017: Best Goal
The Mastermind brings you an exclusive guide to every single Premier League team going into the highly anticipated 2017-18 season. From lineups, to transfers to the wackiest of predictions, The Mastermind has you covered. Here is your guide to last year's fifth place finishers and FA Cup winners, Arsenal. ARSENAL INTRODUCTION Arsenal finally went … Continue reading 2017-18 Premier League Team Guide: Arsenal
Gameweek 37 was one of the most important of all in the Premier League this season. Chelsea secured the title, Tottenham secured second and ended Manchester United's hopes of reaching the top four in the process, while Swansea and Crystal Palace ensured their Premier League survival and sent Hull City down as a result. So … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 37
It's finally over. Chelsea's incredible 13 game winning streak has finally come to an end at the hands of Mauricio Pochettino and Dele Alli's brilliance as Tottenham Hotspur claimed to a 2-0 victory. That incredible result was just one of many entertaining matches this weekend though and through all the incredible moments there were some … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 20
Between Euro 2016, the UEFA Champions League, and domestic play around the world, there has been far too many competitions this year to keep track of. These are just some of the names that could not crack into The Mastermind's Top 100 Footballers in the World List for 2016. Raphael Guerreiro One of the best fullbacks … Continue reading Who Just Missed Out On The Mastermind Top 100 2016
Let's face it, no Premier League club has had a perfect start to the 2016-17 season. No side apart from maybe Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool have truly shown their full potential on a consistent basis so far this season and even Klopp's Liverpool slumped to a stunning defeat to Burnley. Most clubs have been getting by without … Continue reading The Player That Every Premier League Club Has Missed in 2016-17
Goalkeeper: Rui Patricio In 120 minutes of action, Rui Patricio made 4 saves to keep the score level at 1-1 in Portugal's quarter final match against Poland. Then he brilliantly saved a well-taken penalty shot by Jakub Blasczykowski to win his team the match. It was a good performance from the goalkeeper who had his … Continue reading Euro 2016 Quarter Finals Team of the Week