Monday, April 18, 2011

English Premier League

Over the last 20 years, the top division of English football has been transformed from the sick man of European football, in a time where its top players were flocking over the border to play in Scotland, into the World's most popular league. More people watch the English Premier League on television than any other league in the World and its stars, players such as John Terry and Fernando Torres, are instantly recognisable whether they are in London or Seoul. The Premier League is also one of the most popular leagues in the World in terms of betting on its matches and there is plenty of opportunity within a season for fans of sports betting.

The first bet really considered in terms of the Premier League is the winner of the league. There are generally only a few teams at the beginning of the season who are considered potential winners and with only four winners (Manchester United, Blackburn, Arsenal and Chelsea) of the league since it's breakaway from the Football League in 1992, the odds will reflect this. The odds of the top teams like Chelsea and Manchester United will shorten if they do race into an early lead, which has been the case for Chelsea so far this season, so it generally makes sense to bet before the season if you feel sure that one of the favourites will win the title. However, there is always a chance that poor form will cause a team’s odds to lengthen, but they still may win the league so keep your eye out for a late title push. Manchester United's triumph over Arsenal in the 2002/2003 season is a prime example of this.

Another popular thing to bet on in the Premier League is the top scorer. This is a little harder to pick than the League's winner, as there are generally more than two or three contenders for the golden boot. This will be reflected in the odds, though with more favourable odds generally offered even for the favourites. With a few surprises having cropped up in the last few years in terms of Premier League top scorers and with players such as Kevin Phillips, Dion Dublin and Andy Cole (whilst still a youngster at Newcastle) winning the award in the past, it is always an idea to look at some of the league's less well known players when trying to pick out a top scorer.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jose Bosingwa Closing In On Return

Jose Bosingwa is closing in on his return to the Chelsea first team after his year long injury since he damaged his knee ligaments against Aston Villa in October.
Bosingwa played 55 minutes in the reserves match on Wednesday night, coming through unscathed.

Knee ligament injuries are normally career threatening and can be very tough to come back from. However there are many online products available to help. Those include Knee Braces and Knee Supports.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bosingwa Will Begin Training Next Week

Carlo Ancelotti, Chelsea’s manager, reported this Friday that Portuguese Jose Bosingwa will be back to training next week and could be considered for the next games with London’s team.

Chelsea's football club could be considered one of the favorites in the sportsbook industry to win every game they play this season, considering that they have been the Premier League Champions four times and were the winners in the 2009/10 season.

The Portuguese defender, Bosingwa, has been out of competition since 2009, due to a severe injury to his left knee that he suffered in a game against Aston Villa last October.

The injury required further surgery in March and the Portuguese also missed the World Cup South Africa 2010. But after many months of waiting, Bosingwa seems to be very close to returning to the field.

For his part, the Italian coach, Ancelotti believes the 27-year-old defender will regain the good level of his game in September.

"We are without Bosingwa. But he will begin training with the team next week and might need two or three weeks to play again," said Ancelotti before facing the second game of the Premier League against Wigan Athletic.

In addition, Chelsea's new signing, midfielder Ramires Santos, already has his debut scheduled for the third match against Stoke City.

Branislav Ivanovic and Frank Lampard are fully recovered and will travel to Wigan to play this weekend’s game.

Finally, Chelsea got its first convincing win against the West Bromwich Albio 6-0, in their first meeting to defend the Premier League title.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Chelsea impress on opening day of title defence

Even though Jose Bosingwa was unable to be involved in Chelsea's first Premier League game of the season, he could not help but be impressed by how his team-mates performed at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea signalled their intent to defend their Premier League title with a 6-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, following on from their 8-0 thrashing of Wigan on the closing day of last season.

It was the biggest opening day win in Premier League history and was achieved thanks to a hat-trick from Didier Drogba, two from Florent Malouda and one from Frank Lampard. The online football odds now make the side even stronger favourites for the title.

Bosingwa will be hoping he can regain his place in the Chelsea first team when he returns from an injury nightmare that saw him miss the majority of last season after needing two operations on a knee injury.

Goalscorer Malouda described the opening day win as the "perfect reaction" to Chelsea's poor pre-season form and his words of praise for the defence at Stamford Bridge shows the Portuguese international right-back could have to fight for his place upon his return.

The French midfielder was quick to show how he thinks Chelsea could have a successful season, meaning Bosingwa could have a crack at getting a Premier League winners medal he missed out on last term.

"We didn't concede any goals against West Bromwich and now with the goals we scored we have the confidence back up front. The season is long and we have to make sure that is the standard," Malouda said.

"If we try to improve on how we did last season then I think we won't be far from first place at the end of the season."

The Premier League odds also suggest Drogba could be top scorer again this season.

Despite the strong start to the season, manager Carlo Ancelotti has still issued a rallying cry to his Chelsea players to ensure they continue this great form away from home and not drop points on the road.

Friday, August 13, 2010

New 2010-11 Chelsea 3rd Kit Unveiled by Adidas

2010-11 Chelsea Adidas Third Shirt Football ShirtThe new Chelsea 3rd  football shirt for the 2010–11 season has been released and is now available to buy in all adult and junior sizes.

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The new Chelsea shirts for the 2010–11 season are manufactured by Adidas. Adidas have a multi-million pound long term deal with the club and they will be producing the Chelsea soccer jerseys for years to come. The new Chelsea third shirt is illuminous green with a black stripe down the centre of the shirt. The collar of the new Chelsea 3rd  jersey is also black with the Adidas stripes on the shoulder in black.

With the success Chelsea had last season we expect all the new Chelsea jerseys including the Chelsea 3rd  soccer shirt to be very popular this season. The Chelsea 3rd  shirt has been released for use in the Champions League, the one major tournament Chelsea haven't been able to win since Roman Abramovich took charge. Carlo Ancelotti was appointed to help them achieve their goal of Champions League victory so that will be one of the main focuses of the 2010–11 campaign.

The new 2010–11 Chelsea third football shirt is available to buy in both junior and adult sizes including small boys, medium boys, large boys, XL boys, small, medium, large, XL, XXL and XXXL. The official shirt printing is available for the new Chelsea 3rd  football shirt with custom names as well as player names like Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Florent Malouda, John terry, Nicolas Anelka and Michael Essien available in the official Premiership Sporting id Chelsea shirt printing.

As well as having the new 2010–11 Chelsea third shirt available we also have the shorts and socks in stock if you are interested in buying the full Chelsea third kit.

This is the latest new football shirt release ahead of the forthcoming season.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Light at the end of the tunnel for Jose

Jose Bosingwa could finally be coming to the end of his injury nightmare and getting closer to a return to the Chelsea side.

According to his manager, Carlo Ancelotti, he could be back in training some time soon.
The Portuguese right-back missed out on the majority of Chelsea's title-winning season last campaign, being out from October onwards after suffering with a knee problem which needed two operations.

As a result, he had to watch from the sidelines as his Chelsea colleagues did the domestic league and cup double for the first time in their history, and he was also unable to represent Portugal in the World Cup in South Africa. The Premier League 2010/11 odds suggest the Blues should win back-to-back titles, so he may still have a shot of glory this time around.

Chelsea are currently embarking on their pre-season preparations over in Germany, but Bosingwa has not travelled with the squad as he is not able to play or train.

He will definitely miss the Community Shield next weekend against Manchester United, a game which the football betting makes Chelsea favourites to win. He will also be out for the first few months of the new Premier League season, but there could be a chink of light in the distant future for the right-back.

Ancelotti is hoping that a number of players will return to peak fitness before their Premier League title battle commences, and he also has hopes about Bosingwa.

The Italian manager said: "Drogba we will have to look at during training tomorrow and on Wednesday he could play against Hamburg. He is healing very quickly.

"When we come back to London I think Alex can also train with us but we have to wait for [Jose] Bosingwa."

It remains to be seen whether Bosingwa's defensive colleague Ashley Cole will still be a Chelsea player by the time the transfer window closes as he seems determined to leave the Blues to play in Spain.

Whether this will happen remains a doubt though as Ancelotti has publicly stated that Cole would "not be sold at any price".

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Key defender to leave Chelsea?

It seems likely Jose Bosingwa could have to wave goodbye to a defensive colleague this summer as Ashley Cole could be on his way out of the Chelsea.

When both fit, Cole and the Portuguese international would fill the left and right-back slots respectively of the Chelsea defence.

However, it is looking like they may not line up together again, as by the time Bosingwa returns from the long term knee injury that has kept him out of action since October 2009, Cole could be playing for another team.

Cole had been linked with a move to Real Madrid ever since former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho left Inter Milan for the hotseat at the Bernabeau, but there are signs the Special One could be close to getting his man.

A £30 million deal with the La Liga giants had been mooted in the press, and this speculation is likely to increase as Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has claimed it looks likely that Cole will be in Madrid for next season.

The club's Champions League odds suggest they are in with a good chance of tasting the glory which has eluded them in so long, and Cole could be a key man in their success.

Chelsea are likely to be determined to try and hold onto the 29-year-old England international, but it looks like Carlo Ancelotti could have to go into the transfer market for a new left back or rely on either Branislav Ivanovic or Yuri Zhirkov.

Casillas told The Sun: "From what I am hearing the signs look good. I have only briefly spoken to people at the club, but I am confident that he can be a Real Madrid player next year.

"I think it will be the right move for him both professionally and personally."

The football betting suggests Chelsea will challenge for the title again next season, but they can ill afford to lose one of their best players.

It remains to be seen whether he will be around to help Chelsea next season, and they start their campaign against West Brom on August 14th.