FA Cup Third Round Draw: Chelsea Get Ipswich

As the holders, we find ourselves drawn at home to Ipswich. United get Liverpool at OT, so at least that’s one of them out, City go in search of their first bit of silverware at Leicester and Wenger’s little loves get a home tie against the less genteel Leeds. Here’s the draw in full: Burnley [...]

Different messages show different pressures on coaches

Carlo Ancelotti and Arsene Wenger are both managers under pressure at top clubs in English and world football. However, recent media comments show just how different the nature of the pressure they are placed under is at the moment.

Newcastle 1-1 CHELSEA: What’s Being Said?

Don’t really know what to say about yet another game where we didn’t get what we deserved but there’s been plenty said anyway, so here’s a selection:

Obi Mikel: ‘We Want To Win For Carlo’

Well, he might be under scrutiny in the press and the Stamford Bridge door marked ‘manager’ might be threatening to start revolving again, but as far as Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel is concerned, Carlo Ancelotti is well and truly wanted.

Chelsea Missing Something? Apparently Not!

We might’ve gone into this season with a smaller squad than we could risk. And we might have already succumbed to injuries to key players, notably with Frank Lampard missing out since August and our back four like ships that pass in the night, but Carlo Ancelotti insists his thoughts couldn’t be further away from [...]

Newcastle vs CHELSEA: Preview

Venue: St James’ Park Date: Sunday, 28 November Kick-off: 1330 GMT Right, while the press are busy creaming themselves over the red lot, we still have a game to play and a chance to recover top spot as well as a bit of goal difference. We were unlucky to face Foster in the best possible [...]

Arnesen’s Departure Just History Repeating Itself At Chelsea?

So the gravy train continues to roll at Stamford Bridge….albeit towards the door marked exit….with the news that the latest passenger waiting to disembark is sporting director Frank Arnesen. Of course it’s nothing we haven’t heard before, with his position said to be under threat as far back as 2008 but this time, it’s the [...]

Chelsea Injury Update Ahead of Newcastle

We’ve struggled a bit in recent weeks, coinciding with several of our key players missing out. Unfortunately though, going into tomorrow’s game against Newcastle, things haven’t improved.

Ancelotti: Dead Man Walking, or Holding His Own?

So Uncle Carletto has finally spoken out after the recent string of forgettable performances by our beloved Blues, and while his comments at face value seem pretty standard boilerplate damage control, when you piece them together it paints perhaps a bigger picture. To illustrate, here’s a timeline of sound bites provided by Ancelotti starting after [...]

CHELSEA 2-1 Zilina: Reviews

Plenty of changes to the line-up as promised and a win, so here’s how it’s being reported: Goal.com on how Malouda and Sturridge Spared Our Blushes Fanhouse.co.uk think Malouda’s winner simply covers up the cracks For the Daily Mail, it was a rollercoaster SkySports report on a welcome win And VitalChelsea just bring us a [...]