Sporting Lisbon v CHELSEA: Preview

Venue: Estádio José Alvalade
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Kick-off: 19.45 BST.

It’s a trip back to his home country tonight for Jose Mourinho as Chelsea face Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League. Mourinho may have started out at the club as Robson’s interpreter but there’ll be little room for sentimentality after a disappointing draw at home to Schalke in our last Champions League game.… Read More

CHELSEA v Aston Villa: Preview


Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Saturday, 27 September
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT

Last week, we lost our 100% winning start but remain unbeaten going into this afternoon’s game at home to a Villa side who’s own unbeaten run was ended against Arsenal last week in three minutes of madness.
To be fair to Villa, they were hit by a stomach bug last weekend and up until then, had had a flying start to the season, putting them third in the table ahead of thus game.… Read More

Man City 1-1 CHELSEA: Not Bad For A Small Team


Possibly at the start of the game but definitely at half-time we’d have taken a draw. By the time Zabaleta was rightly sent off in the second half though, you’d have to think the game was ours for the taking. Any disappointment with a point away against the current Premier League champions isn’t spoilt brat syndrome though, it’s simply a reflection of our strength so far this season.… Read More

Man City v CHELSEA: Preview


Venue: Etihad Stadium
Date: Sunday, 21 September
Kick-off: 16:00

After a midweek draw in the Champions League against Schalke, this afternoon sees us up against the defending Premier League champions at the Etihad. City come into the game five points behind us after taking only one point from the last two league games and they lost to Bayern Munich midweek, so Pellegrini will be looking to get back on track.… Read More

CHELSEA 1-1 Schalke: In a Nutshell


I did say in the match preview, I don’t like going into games with excessive confidence – and last night’s result is the reason why. Complacent Street is never a comfortable place to be and yet, after going a goal up, that’s exactly where Chelsea appeared to take a stroll. Couple that with a few missed chances, a striker we adore but who, realistically isn’t quite match fit and a bit of a defensive lapse and what we have Ladies and Gentlemen – is really not the end of the world.… Read More

CHELSEA v Schalke: Champions League Preview


Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Wednesday 17 September
Kick-off: 19:45

Here we go then, our first Champions League game of the season sees us at home to Schalke.
We’re no strangers to the German side of course, having played them a few times now and most recently beating them 3-0 twice in last season’s campaign.… Read More

Terry & Costa Cut From the Same Cloth?


Not wanting to turn the blog into a Costa love-fest too early in the season but what a ridiculously good buy he’s looking to be. So far this season, we’ve had 7 goals in four games, so there’s no doubt we’ve got ourselves a striker. It’s not just the goals though, or the fact we managed to get him for little more than Everton paid us for Romelu Lukaku, no, the surprise part of the package for m is his work ethic.… Read More

CHELSEA v Swansea: Preview


Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Saturday, 13 September
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT

Thank the good Lord this afternoon sees us back to the normality of the Premier League again and for us, it’s a top of the table clash at home to Swansea. Ok, so realistically we’ve only played three games apiece so far but there’s still a respective 100% record each at stake.… Read More

Costa Comfortable in Premier League


Some said he was overrated, some said he’d be a waste of money, some even said he’d score goals but I bet none of us expected quite what we’ve got so far.
Diego Costa. What a player. What a buy. … Read More