CHELSEA 2-1 Everton: FA Cup’s Ours!

CHELSEA 2-1 EVERTON We were barely on the pitch when Louis Saha put Everton a goal up on 25 seconds, taking Roberto Di Matteo’s former record (42 secs) for the fastest ever FA Cup final goal. Not ideal but we seemed to respond well once we were over the shock. Mind you, Everton did equally [...]

Chelsea Ready To Give Guus A Worthy Send Off

So, it’s our very last game of another eventful – and somewhat controversial – season and having missed out on the Champions League final thanks to the powers that be, how are the players feeling going in to the FA Cup final today? According to Ray Wilkins, they’re feeling pretty up for it. The Chelsea [...]

Belletti To Bow Out After Final?

Juliano Belletti is unlikely to make the bench for today’s game because he’s still recovering from a calf injury, and if his recent comments are anything to go by he might be unlikely to make any future games for us either. Belletti’s never played a big part for Chelsea but he’s always been a favourite [...]

Makelele Blames Terry For Mourinho Departure

It was only a few days ago I was saying I’d always considered Claude Makelele to be an honest player. So, when he’d come out in his autobiography and told us all how Jose Mourinho had “ruined everything” at Chelsea, I didn’t see any need to question it. His latest revelations though, on the eve [...]

CHELSEA vs Everton: View From The Opposition

As part of the build-up to today’s FA Cup final, TheChelseaBlog ran a few questions by Tom from Post Match Pint – “the drinking man’s football blog” – to get an Everton supporter’s perspective on stuff like Chelsea’s best player, Everton’s player of the year as well as a prediction for the game.   Which [...]

CHELSEA vs Everton: FA Cup Preview

ITV.com asked if TheChelseaBlog would give its opinion from a Chelsea perspective as part of its coverage in the build-up to today’s FA Cup final. You can read the pre-match preview  here. Keep your eye out for the post-match review with them on Monday – let’s hope it’s a celebratory one!

Chelsea Get Zhirkov?

Chelsea have been linked to Russian international Yuri Zhirkov a couple of times this season, first in January before Scolari’s departure and then again when Guus Hiddink took over. And earlier this month, CSKA coach Zico stated “I will not stand in the way of this transfer.  A player of Zhirkov’s quality could very well [...]

Ribery To Chelsea….Or Not?

So, are the rumours linking Franck Ribery to Chelsea true or not? Whilst some areas of the press reckon the French winger has agreed terms that’ll see him arrive at Stamford Bridge in a deal worth over £40million in the summer, others are running quotes from Bayern Munich insisting Ribery’s going nowhere. And in the [...]

Ancelotti Bringing Pirlo As Well?

Ok, so we’ve already had the one about David Beckham following Carlo Ancelotti and now it’s Andrea Pirlo. I guess it’s inevitable really, I mean, didn’t they say exactly the same about Mourinho taking all our players when he left? And did it happen? But anyway, the thing about Pirlo is that at 30 years [...]

FA Cup Coverage

Ok, it’s FA Cup weekend and Setanta are rolling back the years to a time when the build-up to the cup was almost as big a deal as the game itself. For this year’s FA Cup, Setanta has managed to reunite the legendary double-act of Ian St John and Jimmy Greaves. Coverage starts at 10am [...]