Fergie Giving Refs Benefit Of The Doubt? Surely Not?

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So, with us set to face United three more times this season, twice in the Champions League before our league game against them in May, Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to keep the usual paranoia at bay.Read More

Chelsea Preparing For Bidding War With United?

Well, with Neymar changing his mind like the weather around a move to the Premier League, it seems the press are having a bit more luck putting us up against Manchester United over a move for Palermo’s Javier Pastore.Read More

Former Blue Doesn’t Fear Chelsea

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Have SkySports gone out of business or something? Because rumour has it we have a game on a Saturday at 3pm – must be a printing error or something.

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Torres Happy With Returning Midfielder?

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Well, he might not have had a Chelsea shirt on his back since September, but after a lengthy absence with an Achilles injury, Yossi Benayoun has finally made a return – albeit for Israel.Read More

Josh McEachran: England U-21 Skill (video)

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Essien: The Case For Club Before Country

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I was talking to someone after last night’s England v Ghana game about Michael Essien’s absence.

I’d read the other day how Ghana fans are pretty unhappy with Essien taking an international break although after two consecutive injuries playing for Ghana that meant he couldn’t play for Chelsea. The cruciate ligament injury he suffered on international duty in 2008 saw him miss 6 months of that season for us, followed by a knee injury the following January – when he’s only just come back from a spell out for us with his hamstring – meant he missed the remainder of that season as well.Read More

Ashley Cole At It Again?

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It doesn’t take much for Ashley Cole to piss people off usually but then he doesn’t really help himself does he?

His history on and off the field pretty much speaks for itself, from disrespecting refs to disrespecting women but whilst to an extent we have to accept that’s what comes with having players like Ashley Cole in our squad, when it comes to disrespecting Chelsea, that’s where the line has to be drawn.Read More

Mourinho Protecting His Players Or His Future?

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When he was at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho used to say he soaked up all the press attention to protect his players, even if his players might suggest it was more about keeping the spotlight firmly on himself. Certainly, Makelele has always been pretty clear of his former boss’ agenda, confirming “No-one was allowed to be more famous than him.” And whilst there’ll still be plenty who buy into Mourinho’s version, you’d have to question exactly how he’s ‘protecting’ anyone at Real Madrid with his recent press attention.Read More

Why Chelsea Should Be Grateful They’ve Got Ancelotti

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For any Chelsea supporter out there who’s still not sure exactly what Carlo Ancelotti brings to the club, here’s a sobering thought for you – just be glad it isn’t still Scolari running the show.Read More

Time For Lampard To Put Club Before Country?

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So, as far as his England future is concerned, the penny has dropped for Frank Lampard. He’s been around the England set-up for years now and despite plenty of opposition, has more often than not, been in the first XI throughout that time. Now though, with the emergence of Wilshere and the re-emergence of Scott Parker, the Chelsea midfielder accepts things are set to change.Read More