Focus on Chelsea

Chelsea's gradual transformation

August 21, 2012
By Miguel Delaney
If the opening weekend of the Premier League was "crazy", as Roberto Di Matteo puts it, his team bucked the trend. Chelsea were the very model of sober professionalism. In every sense.

Aside from proving one of only two of the 'big' teams to win their first game, the victory over Wigan was in marked contrast to the chaos at Manchester City. Chelsea kept a clean sheet, they were generally competent and, although also quite constrained given the attacking talents now available, ...

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