Player petulance or board stupid?

In 2007, it was player power that saw the end of Jose Mourinho’s first spell in charge at Chelsea, fast forward 8 years and history looks to be repeating itself at Stamford Bridge. Just as it did in 2007 with Mourinho, in 2009 with Luiz Felipe Scolari and in 2012 with Andres Villas Boas, the [...]

Mourinho Could Stop The Rot

Remember the famous Mourinho bus that used to park itself firmly in front of our goal? Well I’m not going to suggest the wheels have come off because it would actually be a bonus if that had happened, or at least if it happened in the right place on the pitch. No, as the weeks [...]

Chelsea Players We Can Expect to See at Euro 2016

With the majority of nations only having two games left to play before the end of the group stages of qualifying for Euro 2016, we’re getting a good picture of some of the countries that will and won’t be competing in France next summer. England booked their spot at the tournament this past week, joined [...]

Chatting Courtois

Almost through the season, so thought I’d take a look back at one of our key player’s contribution – Thibaut Courtois – and to help me do that, I’ve had a chat with Ah Lau, better known in Singapore as Home United keeper Mohamed Hyrulnizam Bin Jumaat. So, here’s his take:

Chelsea Must Cash In On Salah This Summer

Mohammed Salah has been somewhat of an inconsistent player during his career. When he was at Basel, the Egyptian winger terrorized defenses, scoring several goals while at the Swiss club. After impressing Mr. Abramovich, scoring 3 goals against Chelsea in 4 games, Salah earned a big move to West London. Since his transfer Salah has [...]

John Terry: Adored and Abhorred

Love him or loathe him, they can’t ignore him and the critics will have him around for a while yet because this week, John Terry has signed another 12 month contract at Chelsea. The fact that the Chelsea captain has earned an 18th professional season is an absolute credit to him as a player and [...]

The Greatest Gift the Blues Can Receive is Patience

As the football world is becoming even more popular, a new caliber of fan has been born. This new character amongst the sport is typically very passionate, smart (sometimes too smart), and can even be relatively wealthy. These new additions are great for football both globally and in England. However, this new found passion, coupled [...]

Mourinho’s Options on the Bench

Chelsea have finally reached the business end of the campaign. There is no more time for mistakes, figuring out preferred squads, or trying new tactics. Our starting 11 is pretty much set, barring injuries or slight rotation. Assuming Oscar is preferred to start over Ramires, we will discuss the Blue’s options coming off the bench, [...]

Is It Really Football That’s Toxic?

Last summer, John Bieniewicz, a referee in America was punched and knocked out by a football player he was trying to send off. Bieniewicz, a husband and father, died two days later and, last week, the player was quite rightly sent to prison. An absolute tragedy for his family and a stain on football for [...]

CHELSEA 1-1 Southampton: Advancing Slowly

The draw and performance might not have blown us away but given a six point lead with a game in hand at the start of the weekend – then after a two hour game midweek, we probably would have taken it. After a poor first half, we took the game to a very resilient Southampton [...]