With One Champions League Group Stage Game Played It’s Time For The Way Too Early Semifinals Prediction

The UEFA Champions League has only played one group stage game thus far meaning it’s time to predict the semifinals. It’s almost like trying to guess the Final Four during March Madness, however this Champions League prediction will be a little different.

After the Round of 16 anything goes in terms of the Champions League draw. There runs the risk of two predicted teams meeting at some point before the semifinals. To solve this issue each of the four teams I predict to make it to the semifinals will have an alternate club to take its place.

The Most Dangerous Dribbler Isn’t Messi, It’s A Fed-Up Chelsea Center Back With Nothing To Lose

Chelsea defeated Zenit 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday, but one of the most exciting moments of the match came from center back Antonio Rudiger. With nothing working in the final third, Rudiger decided he’ll do what Kurt Zouma did against Ajax. Let’s compare the Rudiger and Zouma runs.

First, let’s start with the original Chelsea center back dash. During Chelsea’s Champions League clash against Ajax in 2019 Zouma dribbled through the entire team before launching his shot into orbit.

Lukaku Is An Unstoppable Force Of Nature Looking To Win Chelsea A Second-Straight Champions League

Romelu Lukaku’s 69th minute header proved to be the difference in Chelsea’s 1-0 Champions League opener against Zenit on Tuesday. The Chelsea vs. Zenit highlights saw the defending champs frustrated by a feisty Russian side for most of the game.

Zenit’s defense dug its heels into the ground and dared the Blues to try and get past. I’m willing to bet that if Chelsea had the same squad as last season, then this match would have ended in a draw. That’s not the case when a player like Lukaku roams in the opposition’s box.

Thomas Tuchel Provides Update On Pulisic Ankle Injury, And It’s Great News For USMNT Fans

The USMNT injury updates include a mixed batch of good and bad news.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel gave a Christian Pulisic injury update after the American forward suffered a knock to the ankle during the USMNT’s 4-1 victory against Honduras. Good news U.S. and Chelsea fans, Pulisic will only be out for 10 days.

“For Christian, unfortunately he came yesterday on crutches and he has an ankle injury with about 10 days," Tuchel said.

I’ll Pay Anyone $10 If They Can Name All 22 Americans Set To Play In UEFA Competitions

For the first time in history, Americans will play in all three of UEFA’s European tournaments. This season is also the first time there have been three tournaments, but minor details. There are tons of Americans playing in Europe, but only 22 have made it to the group stages across the three competitions.

Here are the numbers for Americans playing in European tournaments.

  • Champions League: 11 Americans
  • Europa League: 9 Americans
  • Europa Conference League: 2 Americans

First, let’s look at the 11 in the Champions League.

Reece James Handball Has Internet Divided, Should It Have Been A Red Card?

Twitter and the internet are in flames right now over the Reece James red card incident against Liverpool during Saturday’s Premier League clash. Some fans are ready to jump through their TV screens and fist-fight referee Anthony Taylor, while others think the correct call was made.

Chelsea was leading 1-0 in what was arguably one of the most exciting games of the season so far. Then, just before halftime all hell broke loose after a Liverpool corner. Taylor would go to the VAR screen and look at one freeze-frame before deciding to send off James.

Chelsea-Arsenal Shows Why Blues Could Win Title And Gunners Could Finish 8th

Romelu Lukaku’s second spell with Chelsea looks destined for great things after the Belgian opened the scoring for the Blues in Sunday’s commanding 2-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates. The Gunners, on the other hand, look destined for a whole lot less. 

Pulisic To Miss Out On London Derby After Positive Covid-19 Test

Christian Pulisic will have to sit out for Chelsea’s London Derby against Arsenal on Sunday due to a positive Covid test. For those asking themselves, “is Christian Pulisic vaccinated?” the answer is yes. Pulisic posted to his Instagram story on Friday that he was feeling well and had no symptoms.

Pulisic won't play against Arsenal.

Winners and Losers From The First Week Of Premier League Play

With the Premier League kicking off this past weekend, soccer is almost back in full form around the world. As some top clubs had unreal losses, others shocked us with a win. There were numerous winners and losers from the first week of action back in the Premier League.