Everton v CHELSEA: FA Cup Preview

Venue: Goodison Park Date: Saturday 12th March 2016 Kick-off: 17:30 GMT With our midweek defeat in the Champions League still far too fresh in our minds, we’re back at it in today’s late kick off, for an FA Cup tie against Everton. The Toffees haven’t done particularly well at home in the league lately but [...]

CHELSEA v Man City: FA Cup Preview

Date: Sunday 21st February, 2016 Venue: Stamford Bridge Kick-off: 16:00 GMT After a poor start against PSG midweek, Chelsea found enough fire in their belly to come out of it with an away goal and only a marginal defeat. Back at home now, today’s FA cup fourth round tie sees us play host to Man [...]

CHELSEA v Scunthorpe: FA Cup Preview

Venue: Stamford Bridge Date: Sunday, 10 January Kick-off: 14:00 GMT During his first stint in charge in 2009, Guus Hiddink led Chelsea to FA Cup glory in a 2-1 win over Everton. Having blown even a European place this season, he’s hoping for domestic silverware at least, so we can expect the current interim manager [...]

CHELSEA v Spurs: Capital One Cup Final Preview

Venue: Wembley Stadium Date: Sunday, 1 March Kick-off: 16:00 GMT This afternoon sees us at Wembley for the Capital One Cup – or League Cup for those of us who still use old money – in what we hope is our first final of the season. Our opponents, that lot from North London, are more [...]

CHELSEA v Bradford: FA Cup Preview

Venue: Stamford Bridge Date: Saturday 24 January Kick-off: 15:00 GMT After Liverpool ran themselves ragged to get a draw out of us at Anfield in the League Cup midweek, today it’s the FA Cup and a home game against League One side Bradford. Bradford beat Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa on their way to the [...]

CHELSEA v Watford: FA Cup Preview

Venue: Stamford Bridge Date: Sunday 4 January Kick-off: 16:00 GMT After the debacle against Spurs on New Year’s Day, an FA Cup tie against Watford has to be welcome, even if it’s just to give us the opportunity to rest some tired legs. We’d have been forgiven for thinking our players had been on the [...]

Man City v CHELSEA: FA Cup Preview

Venue: Etihad Stadium Date: Saturday, 14 February Kick-off: 17:15 GMT Jose Mourinho topped up his tally of wins against Pellegrini when we met at the Etihad earlier this month. He also undoubtedly notched up the number of pins the City boss stuck into the replica doll he keeps for such meetings with a bit of [...]

CHELSEA v Stoke: FA Cup Preview

Venue: Stamford Bridge Date: Sunday, 26 January Kick-off: 15:30 GMT It’s the fourth round of the FA Cup and a visit from Stoke this afternoon, because apparently there is a bit more going on in football this week than Juan Mata’s move to you know who. The Potters beat us last time we played them [...]

Derby 0-2 CHELSEA: Rams Tired Rather Than Battered

A decent enough FA Cup game with Derby proving difficult to break down. It’s becoming a bit of a familiar habit again for Mourinho’s intervention to make the difference and so, with the Rams tiring and a couple of Chelsea subs, we managed to wear the opposition down. Here’s how it went: As ever, the [...]

Derby v CHELSEA: FA Cup Preview

Venue: Pride Park Date: Sunday, 5 January Kick-off: 14:15 GMT After what turned into a really good win against Southampton in the league, it’s a trip away in the FA Cup this afternoon against an in-form Derby County. The Rams are currently fourth in the Championship and aside from their recent defeat to Wigan, seem [...]