Terry’s New Deal Raising Old Questions?

It’s funny but I could’ve sworn I’d heard John Terry had ‘sleepless nights’ in the days following Manchester City’s repeated offers over the summer. I’m a bit confused as to what he was doing when he wasn’t sleeping now though because in his latest statement of commitment, the Chelsea captain has expressed his ‘disappointment’ at the very idea that Manchester City even crossed his mind during any of those waking hours.Read More

Chelsea Hailed The Bad Boys As Mutu Still Refuses To Pay Up

At the start of the month, TheChelseaBlog ran a story on how Adrian Mutu had a decision to make – either he paid the £14.7million the CAS had ordered he pay Chelsea, or he faced the consequences – and the consequences for Mutu would mean never being allowed to play professionally again.Read More

Has Victory Really Left Ancelotti Over-Confident?

You have to laugh at the way journalists can take an inconspicuous comment and stretch it into a headline eh?

After yesterday’s classy performance ended in a deserved 3-0 win over Burnley, an understandably upbeat Ancelotti stated “We have showed that we can adapt to different systems and shapes with intelligent movement and I am pleased with the way my attacking players have shown they can move into spaces whatever system we play.Read More

Shevchenko Leaves Chelsea

TheChelseaBlog predicted earlier it could be a case of Happy Birthday & Goodbye to Andriy Shevchenko and it would seem that’s definitely the case with Dynamo Kiev’s official website suggesting their prodigal son has indeed returned.

Shevchenko’s official unveiling is expected to happen at 15:00 tomorrow. TheChelseaBlog wishes him all the best.Read More

CHELSEA 3-0 Burnley: Boring, boring Chelsea….Not!

I was reading some journo or other slating us last week because according to him, in spite of our 100% start to the season – we’re still just too mechanical and efficient, aka boring. All I can say is I hope he was watching this game with a large helping of humble pie in his over-opinionated cakehole.Read More

CHELSEA 3-0 Burnley: Goals (video)

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Carling Cup 3rd Round Draw in Full

The draw has been made for the 3rd round of this season’s Carling Cup and it sees us drawn at home to QPR.


3rd round draw in full:


Arsenal v West Brom

Chelsea v QPR

Bolton v West Ham

Barnsley v Burnley

Hull v Everton

Leeds v Liverpool

Manchester United v Wolves

Man City v Fulham

Sunderland v Birmingham

Peterborough United v Newcastle

Carlisle v Portsmouth

Notts Forest v Blackburn

Stoke v Blackpool

Scunthorpe v Port Vale

Preston v Spurs

Aston Villa v CardiffRead More

Has Didier Drogba Grown Up?

To say Didier Drogba behaved like a complete ‘tosser’ the last time we faced Burnley would pretty much sum up that disastrous night in November. But then he was a bit of a disaster area all round last season anyway.

Injuries meant he’d barely played for us before that Carling Cup game and yet there he was getting himself a 3-game ban because he couldn’t accept some Burnley fan’s generosity during his goal celebrations.Read More

Wishing Shevchenko Happy Birthday & Goodbye?

It’s all go at Chelsea eh – well as far as Andriy Shevchenko’s concerned it is anyway.

One minute his old boss is reassuring him he still has a future at the club, the next he’s left out of our Champions League squad. Actions speak louder than words eh Sheva? And so, with Ancelotti’s actions speaking several decibels above his previous reassurances, Shevchenko will be heading out of Stamford Bridge.Read More

CHELSEA vs Burnley: Preview


Venue: Stamford Bridge

Date: Saturday, 29 August

Kick-off: 1245 BST


It’s an early kick-off against Burnley for us today although personally, I’d rather we got to play them a bit later in the season.  The new-boys are always a bit of an unknown quantity and Burnley are certainly proving to be a surprise package so far, what with wins against both Everton and Manchester United already.Read More