Chelsea confirmed line-up v Napoli: No Torres

Cech, Ivanović, Luiz, Cahill, Bosingwa, Ramires, Meireles, Malouda, Mata, Drogba, Sturridge   Subs: Turnbull, Cole, Torres, Kalou, Lampard, Mikel, Essien.  

Dizzy Heights For Chelsea Supporters

              If you’re reading this there’s a high probably you support Chelsea and an even higher probably you’re a decent sort with a bit of compassion and a few quid. Ok, I’m buttering you up a bit now but I’m after a favour – a little favour really because [...]

Napoli v CHELSEA: Champions League Preview

Venue: Stadio San Paolo, Naples Date: Tuesday, 21 February Kick-off: 1945 GMT   When we can’t buy ourselves a win in the Premier League – or even in the cup against Birmingham – an away tie against Napoli is just what we need, right? Ok, so we’d probably prefer Northampton but then it wouldn’t be [...]

AVB Suffering For Past Mistakes?

I was watching some old Chelsea videos at the weekend – well let’s face it, it was preferable to our highlights against Birmingham wasn’t it? With everything that’s going on at the club right now, particularly the pressure AVB is under and the (mis)reported chants for the return of Mourinho, there’s definitely a feel that [...]

CHELSEA v Birmingham: Confirmed Line-ups

CHELSEA: Cech, Bosingwa, Cahill, Luiz, Bertrand, Ramires, Mikel, Meireles, Sturridge, Torres, Mata. Subs: Hilario, Bosingwa, Essien, Lampard, Malouda, Kalou, Drogba BIRMINGHAM: Doyle Carr Davies Caldwell Murphy, Gomis Fahey Mutch, Redmond Rooney Elliot Subs: Butland, Caldwell, Burke, Spector, Asante, Reilly, Jarvis

CHELSEA vs Birmingham: FA Cup Preview

Venue: Stamford Bridge Date: Saturday 18 February Kick-off: 1230 GMT   After so much doom and gloom surrounding us lately, I’d really like to be at least a little bit optimistic about today’s game – but since I’m neither drunk or on drugs, I’ll stick to realism. In our last five games, the only win [...]

AVB “Players Have Lost Faith” (video)

Anyone Not Got The Knives Out For AVB?

Either TheChelseaBlog was clearly right about our senior players having absolutely no respect for Andre Villas-Boas whatsoever, or someone’s still a little bitter about his departure.

Is Torres Feeling The Love?

I was in a cab when I heard we’d signed Andriy Shevchenko. I remember it because I’d been saying for two seasons we should sign him.  I remember how I took the absolute piss out of the other passenger in the cab with me – a Milan fan who’d sworn all along Shevchenko would never [...]

Chelsea Concerns: From Boardroom To Pitch

When it’s supporters rather than the press calling for the Chelsea manager’s head, you know he’s in trouble.  Mind you, let’s not pretend the press hadn’t already sown the seed, they had, months ago and now it seems that following our first defeat of 2012, the ‘AVB out’ campaign is in full swing.