Will Antonio Conte start playing Ross Barkley in his best position?

Ross Barkley is set to return to full training next week, as reported here by the Telegraphafter recovering from a hamstring injury that has kept him out since January. The former Everton man only joined us in Jan for a bargain sum of £15 million, and has made an appearance each in the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.… Read More

Why the summer transfer window will be the most important in the Abramovich era

There is a sense of deja vu among us Chelsea fans as this dismal season enters its final phase. There is an increasing feeling that Antonio Conte is going to join the long list of managerial casualties in the summer, after failing to follow-up on last season’s heroics. It’s been a series of events we’ve seen time and again in the past, but always, the trophies have continued to flow in.… Read More

CHELSEA v Liverpool: Preview

Date: Friday 16th September, 2016
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Kick-off: 20:00 BST

The tantrums after last weekend’s draw against Swansea have barely subsided and we’re already back in action for tonight’s game at home to Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp’s side have struggled for anything resembling consistency in their first four games, with the edge just taken off high-scoring wins against Arsenal and Leicester, by a defeat to Burnley.… Read More

Swansea v CHELSEA: Preview

Date: Sunday 11th September, 2016
Venue: Liberty Stadium
Kick-off: 16:00 BST

Back from an international break we could have done without, this afternoon’s return to Premier League action takes us to the Liberty Stadium to face a Swansea side who kept their first clean sheet against us since 1981 when we last met in April.… Read More

CHELSEA v Burnley: Preview

Date: Saturday 27th August, 2016
Venue: Stamford Bridge’
Kick-off: 15:00 BST

This afternoon’s game sees us play host to Burnley at Stamford Bridge.
A nice little fixture at this point in the season maybe? Not so, if their last game is anything to go by. Because, whilst today’s visitors didn’t see a lot of the ball against Liverpool last week, when they did get hold of it, they made made the most of the leaky defence they were up against, coming away with only 19% of the possession but all of the points in a 2-0 win.… Read More

Watford v CHELSEA: Preview

Date: Saturday 20th August, 2016
Venue: Vicarage Road
Kick-off: 15:00 BST

This afternoon’s game sees up travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford.
Our first game of the season Monday night was harder than it should have. We were head and shoulders the better side against West Ham in a game with more than one controversial decision.… Read More

CHELSEA v West Ham: Preview

Date: Monday 15th August, 2016
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Kick-off: 20:00 BST

Here we are then, another season, another Chelsea manager. This year we have Antonio Conte taking charge and given the shambles he inherited after our worst season in years, it’s no secret he’s got his work cut out between now and May.… Read More

Chelsea 2016/17 Season: what can we expect?

The new season is upon us, we’ve got a new manager (yet again) and a couple of new players but what’s really changed? According to my Twitter feed, not very much.
United and City pat themselves on the back every tweet for their spending prowess and every headline (predictably) has Mourinho as the messiah.… Read More

Chelsea at Euro 2016 and Copa America 2016

Chelsea may have experienced their worst ever season since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003, but a number of key players still have the chance of winning a trophy. Both the European Championships and the Copa America start this summer, with six Chelsea stars jetting off either to France or to the USA to take the stage once again.… Read More

John Terry: Why it’s not a ‘fitting’ end

We all knew the day had to come at some point but it feels maybe a season too soon, and now certainly two games too soon. With the club remaining as tight-lipped, and tight-pocketed as they have all season, it seems John Terry’s Chelsea career has come to an end.
There’ll be some of us who’ve watched his entire career develop, as he’s grown from his debut as an 18 year old, into our our highest scoring defender, our most successful captain, a leader and yes, ultimately a legend at Chelsea Football Club.… Read More