Only The Best For 2010

TheChelseaBlog would like to thank all its readers for their continued support in 2009 and wish you all a very Happy New Year. All the best for 2010, let’s hope it’s our year!

Abramovich Saving Chelsea Or Selling Out?

So, good old Roman has bailed the club out again.  As we know, last year, our Russian owner halved the club’s debt when he turned 50 per cent of his interest-free loans into shares. Turns out though, that for Christmas this year, he’s only gone and done it again. So that’s a £340million debt blown [...]

CHELSEA 2-1 Fulham: Two Minute Turnaround Gets The Win

Well, it was a close call and a long time coming but we finally got ourselves 3 points. Ancelotti made a few changes to the side that scraped a draw against Birmingham Saturday, notably, bringing in Yuri Zhirkov and dropping Ashley Cole, and replacing Ivanovic with Ferreira and, watched by Jose Mourinho, we set about [...]

CHELSEA vs Fulham Preview: History To Repeat Itself?

                       Venue: Stamford Bridge    Date: 28 Dec 2009                                   Kick-off: 1500 GMT       We might just about still be top of the table but with United’s win yesterday, our lead is a marginal two points now and with just one win from our last seven games in all competitions, it’s looking pretty vital [...]

Abramovich Could Force Ancelotti To Bare All…

We might have been linked with Sergio Aguero but as far as Carlo Ancelotti’s concerned, the press can what they like – we won’t be buying anyone in January. In fact, the Chelsea manager is so intent on putting the rumours to bed he’s threatening to get his own kit off! Unfortunately, if his intention [...]

Delayed Flights For Chelsea’s African Stars

Apparently we’ve been given the good news that our African stars will be available for us against Fulham tomorrow. So, with Essien still out injured, that means we’ll have Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and John Obi Mikel available for selection for the derby after reaching an agreement with the players’ national teams. Not so sure [...]

Birmingham 0-0 CHELSEA: Not Exactly A Christmas Cracker

Another draw eh? Not exactly a surprise given the recent form of both sides. We’d gone into this game with one win from six in all competitions whilst Birmingham were unbeaten in nine. But whilst the less optimistic amongst us aren’t exactly stunned by what was probably a fairly predictable result, what is shocking is [...]

Birmingham vs CHELSEA: Preview

Venue: St Andrew’s Date: Saturday, 26 December 2009 Kick-off: 1245 GMT        Right, the turkey’s been eaten, the crackers pulled and there’s enough wrapping paper to create our own versions of Sherwood Forest in the back garden. Now it’s back to the nitty gritty of the festive period as we attempt to get [...]

Christmas Not Looking So Merry As Absentees Mount For Chelsea

Oh bloody hell! Whilst we’re all still debating whether or not we’ll cope with Didier Drogba’s absence through ACON duty, the fact that Nicolas Anelka missed the game through injury on Sunday seems to have been overlooked – until today’s announcement that is. Word is that Nicolas Anelka has failed to respond to treatment on [...]

Can Chelsea cope without Drogba?

Didier Drogba has been back to his best this season. I don’t think too many people would argue with that. He has scored 13 goals in the league alone and has been influential in Chelsea’s rise to the top of the table. However, Carlo Ancelotti will have to attempt to cope without his star striker [...]