From the publisher:
Chelsea FC have enjoyed unprecedented success in England and Europe since Roman Abramovich arrived in 2003. The men's team has set a phenomenally high benchmark, which the Chelsea women's team now aims to follow. Club director Marina Granovskaia has one overarching mission: to replicate the men's team model and transform Chelsea Women into a European powerhouse - a side to rival the acknowledged queens of Europe, Olympique Lyonnais Feminin.
So how has coach Emma Hayes set up her side to achieve superpower status? This book dissects the tactical concepts of the team, breaking down each phase of play, and explores the factors that make them a super-club with a viable chance of winning the elusive UEFA Women's Champions League. From team tactics to in-depth player analysis, Europe's Next Powerhouse? reveals the factors that have put them on a path to be a force in England and Europe for years to come.
Abdullah Abdullah is an analyst for Total Football Analysis and has written numerous articles on the women's game, focusing on clubs and players in England, France, Germany and the USA. Originally from Karachi in Pakistan, he now lives and works out of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, spending his days working and nights writing. Abdullah's writing is tactically focused yet easy to understand.