CHELSEA v West Ham: Preview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Date: Wednesday, 29 January

Kick-off: 19.45 GMT

West Ham tonight then, and a chance to put a bit of pressure on the league leaders after their draw against Southampton last night.

We’ve looked a lot more solid as a unit lately, with Mourinho’s management style starting to translate onto the pitch, and now that the questions around Juan Mata have finally been answered we need to move onwards and upwards.… Read More

Bison Bids Chelsea Farewell


So after some nonsense in the Italian rags, it’s been confirmed Michael Essien has indeed passed his medical at AC Milan.

Thanks for all this Michael, we wish you well … Read More

CHELSEA v Stoke: FA Cup Preview

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Date: Sunday, 26 January

Kick-off: 15:30 GMT

It’s the fourth round of the FA Cup and a visit from Stoke this afternoon, because apparently there is a bit more going on in football this week than Juan Mata’s move to you know who.

The Potters beat us last time we played them and the smugness from Mark Hughes was nothing short of nauseating.… Read More

A Mata of Motive?


I’ve had to sit back a bit this week and soak up the mass hysteria as Chelsea sell one of our best ever signings to a rival club in the Premier League……and not just any rival club either, because as even the remotest of Inuit tribes running around the Arctic with their harpoons will by now be aware, Chelsea have sold Juan Mata to Manchester United.… Read More

CHELSEA v Manchester United: Preview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Date: Sunday, 19 January

Kick-off: 16.00 GMT

Here we go then. 

Historically one of my least favoured fixtures sees us up against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in the late game today.  Why least favoured? Just because its Manchester United and controversy is bound to reign.

We just don’t have nice straight forward games against United whether it’s a dire display, dodgy decisions, or just downright disaster, its anything but straight forward – and the handbags are never far away.… Read More

Hull 0-2 CHELSEA: Bruce’s Tigers Tamed


So, we get to sit at the top of the table (at least for a few hours), thanks to goals from Hazard and Torres – not to mention the record breaking Petr Cech for not conceding. The game itself was pretty much about patience and digging in, as you’d expect against Steve Bruce’s dogged Hull City but it paid off in the end.… Read More

Hull v CHELSEA: Preview

Venue: KC Stadium
Date: Saturday, 11 January
Kick-off: 12.45 GMT

This afternoon’s early game sees us away at Hull. In spite of the 2-0 scoreline in the reverse fixture at the start of the season, Steve Bruce’s side gave us a bit of a game and given their form at home, I suspect today won’t be any different.… Read More

Derby 0-2 CHELSEA: Rams Tired Rather Than Battered


A decent enough FA Cup game with Derby proving difficult to break down. It’s becoming a bit of a familiar habit again for Mourinho’s intervention to make the difference and so, with the Rams tiring and a couple of Chelsea subs, we managed to wear the opposition down. Here’s how it went:

As ever, the straight to the point match report is left to the official CFC
Sports Mole give us their match analysis
Opposition opinion comes from RamZone
Goals and highlights come courtesy of soccer-blogger
And fanatix give us their player ratings … Read More

Derby v CHELSEA: FA Cup Preview


Venue: Pride Park
Date: Sunday, 5 January
Kick-off: 14:15 GMT

After what turned into a really good win against Southampton in the league, it’s a trip away in the FA Cup this afternoon against an in-form Derby County. The Rams are currently fourth in the Championship and aside from their recent defeat to Wigan, seem to be favourites for promotion to the Premier League this season.… Read More

Chelsea Transfer Gossip

We’re now 4 days into January and silly season is well under way with transfer rumours galore. Here’s the latest involving Chelsea:

Touchline Talk tell us Napoli will try to lure Mata
Whilst Give Me Sport bring us Jose’s denial of a Higuain bid
The price isn’t so right for KDB according to The Transfer Tavern
The Daily Star have gone all Beano again with talk of a PSG bid for Hazard
Caught Offside reckon we’ll offer cash plus Bertrand for Luke Shaw
And even with our lack of strike power, the Express says Newcastle want Demba Ba… Read More