CHELSEA 1-1 Schalke: In a Nutshell


I did say in the match preview, I don’t like going into games with excessive confidence – and last night’s result is the reason why. Complacent Street is never a comfortable place to be and yet, after going a goal up, that’s exactly where Chelsea appeared to take a stroll. Couple that with a few missed chances, a striker we adore but who, realistically isn’t quite match fit and a bit of a defensive lapse and what we have Ladies and Gentlemen – is really not the end of the world.… Read More

CHELSEA v Schalke: Champions League Preview


Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Wednesday 17 September
Kick-off: 19:45

Here we go then, our first Champions League game of the season sees us at home to Schalke.
We’re no strangers to the German side of course, having played them a few times now and most recently beating them 3-0 twice in last season’s campaign.… Read More

CHELSEA v Atletico Madrid: Champions League Preview


Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Wednesday, 30 April
Kick-off: 19:45 BST

Having clearly upset the media and pundits alike with our ‘shock’ win over Liverpool at the weekend, unlike the league leaders (who prefer to take it easy midweek) it’s back to Europe for us with our Champions League semi-final second leg at home to Atletico Madrid.… Read More

CHELSEA v PSG: Champions League Preview


Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Tuesday, 8 April
Kick-off: 19:45 BST

After a convincing win against Stoke in the Premier League, tonight sees the return of the Champions League and a visit from PSG in the quarter final second leg.
Going into this game 3-1 down from the first leg obviously isn’t the best starting point for us even if it isn’t the first time we’ve found ourselves in this position.… Read More

PSG v CHELSEA: Champions League Preview

Venue: Parc des Princes

Date: Wednesday 2 April

Kick-off: 19:45 BST

After a dire performance against Crystal Palace at the weekend we could probably do without a trip to France to face PSG right now, particularly a PSG side with the likely pairing of Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic running us ragged anyway.… Read More

CHELSEA v Galatasaray: Preview


Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: 18 March 2014
Kick-off: 19.45 GMT

With Chelsea’s lack of strike force this season, there’ll have been plenty of times we’ve longed for Didier Drogba back but none of us would have opted to see him back in someone else’s colours. That’s how it is though because tonight we see our former Ivorian striker running towards us on Galatasaray’s behalf in the Champions League.… Read More

Steaua 0-4 Chelsea: More Cruise Than Crisis

Last time out in Europe we had a bad night, so this was one of them clichéd ‘must win’ games.  As it turns out, we didn’t just win it, we did so emphatically with a few more positives for Jose Mourinho to tuck under his belt as the work he’s put in (and the stick he’s taken for it) showed real signs of paying off.… Read More

Benfica v CHELSEA: Europa League Final Preview

Venue: Amsterdam Arena

Date: Wednesday, 15 May

Kick-off: 19:45 GMT

 

Here we are then, not quite last year’s European final but a European final nonetheless and we won’t turn our noses up at the prospect of adding a bit more silverware to our ever-growing cabinet.  We’ve done the important business in securing a Champions League spot, thanks to Frank Lampard at the weekend, so starting XI permitting, it’d be good to see us playing some more attacking football with a bit of the pressure off.… Read More

FC Basel v CHELSEA: Preview

Venue: St-Jakob Park

Date: Thursday 25 April

Kick-off: 20:05 BST

In stark contrast to the dizzy heights of the semi final we were in last season, this time it’s not Barcelona in the Champions League, but Basel in the Europa League – what is the same though, is that again, we’re the last Premier League side standing in Europe, so something’s consistent about us at least!… Read More

Chelsea 2012: What A Year!

Bizarre really that one of Chelsea’s worst years should also be the year in which we achieved the unimaginable but that’s how it stands.

From the frustration of yet another manager’s sacking following some pretty dire form that saw us slip out of the top four to the hope of resurgence with the interim appointment of the much-loved Roberto Di Matteo, we were heading for a roller-coaster ride the likes of which we’d never been on before.… Read More