FA Cup Third Round Draw: Chelsea at Home

The draw has been made for the third round of this year’s FA Cup  and it see’s Chelsea entertain Southend at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool travel to Preston, United are away at Southampton, whilst Arsenal have got Plymouth at the Emirates.


Full draw:

Portsmouth v Bristol City
Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham
Preston v Liverpool
Birmingham v Wolves
West Ham v Barnsley
Middlesbrough v Barrow
Hull v Newcastle
Hartlepool v Stoke
CHELSEA v Southend
Manchester City v Nottingham Forest
Cardiff v Reading
Ipswich v Chesterfield or Droylsden
Charlton v Norwich
West Brom v Peterborough or Tranmere
Torquay v Blackpool
Leyton Orient v Sheffield United
Southampton v Manchester United
Millwall v Carlisle or Crewe
Histon v Swansea
Forest Green v Derby
QPR v Burnley
Leicester v Crystal Palace
Tottenham v Wigan
Morecambe or Cheltenham v Doncaster
Arsenal v Plymouth
Notts County or Kettering v Eastwood
Bournemouth or Blyth Spartans v Blackburn
Macclesfield v Everton
Watford v Scunthorpe
Sunderland v Bolton
Coventry v Kidderminster
Gillingham or Stockport v Aston Villa

 Ties to be played on the weekend of January 3 and 4.Read More

CHELSEA vs Arsenal: Talking To The Opposition

TheChelseaBlog did a quick interview with Arsenal Insider in the run up to today’s game. You can check it out here. Read More

Move Sorted For Chelsea Defender?

Rumour has it Chelsea could be about to lose a defender it took them long enough to see to start with.

With some of us wondering whether this ‘supposed’ defender really existed when he failed to materialise anywhere near Stamford Bridge, Branislav Ivanovic recovered from the injury that kept him out of sight, just in time to step in to our depleted squad.Read More

CHELSEA vs Arsenal: Preview









So, after much verbal to-ing and fro-ing in the press this week, today sees Chelsea ‘welcome’ Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, although with William Gallas in the side, ‘welcome’ probably isn’t the best word to use.

Chelsea’s home form leaves a lot to be desired and they’ll be looking for only their fourth win at Stamford Bridge this season, whilst Arsenal could make this their fourth win away.Read More

The Tales of Didier Drogba: Bedtime Reading For Chelsea Children

So here we go again lads and lasses, the Ivorian has been chatting to the boys from the press for a change. And what might today’s episode in the life of Didier Drogba teach us? Well, in the words of Jackanory…….today boys and girls, I’m going to tell you a story about a poor, lonely striker who doesn’t have many friends.Read More

Wenger More Concerned For Ashley Cole Than Gallas?


It’s probably fair to say Ashley Cole isn’t your average gooner’s favourite player. The nature of his transfer to Chelsea was never going to go down well and just to cement their hatred, his autobiography confirmed what they already thought of him. So, it’s a foregone conclusion the left-back will get his fair share of stick from the travelling support tomorrow and I’m sure none of us are really all that bothered.Read More

Chelsea Players Making Headlines Ahead Of Arsenal?

Y’know I’ve often wished players would just keep quiet before games instead of giving the press tit-bits to feed off and blow up into headlines alluding to over-confident predictions.

Unfortunately though, this week Michael Ballack has fed the vultures ahead of Sunday’s derby against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge by stating “We are on top of the League and they are 10 points behind us and need to win.Read More

VIDEO: Chelsea’s Goals vs United In FA Youth Cup


See the highlights as Chelsea beat Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Third Round.Read More

Video: Michael Ballack Shows Off His Ball Skills

This made me frown as much as laugh when I saw it on another site if I’m honest. Because, whilst filming an Adidas advert, Michael Ballack decided to demonstrate a bit of ball control….



Let’s hope his shooting is a bit more accurate tomorrow.Read More

CHELSEA vs Arsenal: Video Preview

: Stamford Bridge

Date: Sunday, 30 November

Kick-off: 1600 GMT

Sunday afternoon sees us do battle at home to Arsenal. You can watch the video preview here.Read More