Chelsea 0-2 Manchester City: Three observations from Community Shield defeat

Chelsea slumped to their fifth consecutive defeat in a Community Shield game, as Manchester City comfortably beat us 2-0 on Sunday. An old foe Sergio Aguero scored both goals, one in each half, and even had chances to complete his hattrick. City completely played us off the park, having a total of 18 shots on goal compared to just 5 from Chelsea.… Read More

Community Shield preview: Who’s available, and how will Maurizio Sarri set up?

Club football is finally back!

The official curtain raiser to the 2018/19 campaign sees Chelsea square off against Manchester City on Sunday. Having qualified as the reigning FA Cup winners, we are looking to win this trophy for the first time since 2009, despite making 4 appearances since then. Back then, nine years ago, this was the debut game for a new Italian manager.… Read More

Is Callum Hudson-Odoi ready for starting place at Chelsea?

It’s an extremely rare sight to see Hector Bellerin, one of the fastest defenders in the world, getting beaten for pace and left on his back. It was, however, something we saw on a regular basis on Wednesday night, when Arsenal took on Chelsea in the International Champions Cup in Dublin.… Read More

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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