Top 5 candidates to replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager

It would be very surprising if Antonio Conte remained at the helm at Stamford Bridge. To be very honest, I’m very surprised he’s still here. Apparently, it’s going to cost the club £9 million in severance fees to sack him. Either way, the Italian’s lack of passion on the touchline and disinterested interviews mean that the writing is very clearly on the wall.… Read More

Chelsea’s longest-serving player set to leave the club

Goalkeeper Matej Delac has signed a contract to join Danish side AC Horsens in the summer, according to internet-based newspaper Bold.dkThe Croatian, who has been on our book since 2010, is currently the longest-serving player at Stamford Bridge, after John Terry’s departure last summer.

Incredibly though, he will leave without making a single competitive appearance for the club.… Read More

5 players we need to replace this summer

There is a lot of deadwood in the current squad, and if we really want to elevate ourselves to being one of the top clubs in Europe, we need a re-haul soon. The last summer transfer window was pretty disappointing, as instead of signing top-quality players, we ended up spending on above-average ones who are only good enough to be squad players at best.… Read More

AVB on McEachran: “His Brain Is Five Yards Ahead”

It’s no secret to anyone who reads TheChelseaBlog that I genuienly believe the sun shines out of Josh McEachran’s rear end – I know a lot of our opposition suggest he’s overrated but they just wish he was. God knows why they’d begrudge us a bit of success from our academy though considering the last player we actually brought through was John Terry – or maybe that’s their point.… Read More

Is ‘Radical’ Really Not Required At Chelsea?

I’m going to have a moan. I know we’re barely into pre-season, I know it’s early days for AVB, I know I should have a bit more faith and patience – but I’m going to have a good whinge anyway! … Read More

Do Chelsea Youngsters Really Stand A Chance?

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Fabio Borini was one of Chelsea’s younger players who prompted a bit of debate amongst supporters over the past season. On loan at Swansea, Borini was regarded by some as one of the young players we should be giving a new contract to – Chelsea clearly didn’t agree and Borini has made his thoughts on the club clear as a result.Read More

CHELSEA 3-2 United (FA Youth Cup semi-final first leg): Highlights (video)

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What’s Next For Chelsea’s Youngsters?

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I’ve supported Chelsea a long time now (a bloody long time actually) but in all those years, I can’t ever remember there being so much excitement around our academy. Maybe because the club itself has never really invested quite the same in it as it does now but they definitely warrant the attention they’re getting lately.Read More

TCB 2010 Awards: Most Promising Youngster

Nominees: Jeffrey Bruma, Gael Kakuta, Patrick van Aanholt, Josh McEachran.Read More

Who Is Nathan Ake?

nathan-akeChelsea have agreed a deal to bring Nathan Ake to Stamford Bridge ahead of his 16th birthday in February.

Feyenoord sporting director, Leo Beenhakker, is furious with the news, singling out English clubs for criticism in pursuit of youthful talent.

“It’s driving me crazy that hot prospects are walking away from us like this,” Beenhakker said.… Read More