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 to field a strong side as we play host to Scunthorpe.… Read More

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 than confident it seems, after the 5-3 win over us New Year’s Day although to be fair to them, Harry Kane has given them plenty of reason to be buoyant this season.… Read 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 2013 League Cup final but it doesn’t sound as if Jose Mourinho would accept that sort of outcome today.… Read More

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 lash New Year’s Eve, with them looking a completely different side from the one that had given West Ham a lesson in football, withstood Stoke’s best attempts at Sunday league tackling and even persevered against poor decisions and a resilient Southampton defence to get a point away.… Read More

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 teasing in the press.… Read More

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 and the smugness from Mark Hughes was nothing short of nauseating.… Read More

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 straight to the point match report is left to the official CFC
Sports Mole give us their match analysis
Opposition opinion comes from RamZone
Goals and highlights come courtesy of soccer-blogger
And fanatix give us their player ratings … Read More

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 to be favourites for promotion to the Premier League this season.… Read More

Arsenal v CHELSEA: League Cup Preview

Venue: Emirates Stadium

Date: Tuesday, 29 October

Kick-off: 19.45 GMT

 

Well they say there’s no rest for the wicked, so we must be on that list because less than 48 hours after our late win against City, it’s away at Arsenal tonight in the Capital One cup.

It goes without saying Jose Mourinho isn’t impressed with the scheduling but the Chelsea manager, who won the League cup twice in his first spell in charge at Chelsea is likely to utilise several of our players who didn’t feature at the weekend.… Read More

Swindon v CHELSEA: Preview

Venue: County Ground

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Kick-off: 7:45 GMT

 

So, after our win against Fulham in the league at the weekend, it’s onto Swindon and the 3rd round of the Capital One Cup tonight.  We can expect wholesale changes to the side Mourinho put out in the league, with Mourinho narrowly avoiding a public flogging with the confirmation that Juan Mata will play tonight. … Read More