5 players we need to replace this summer

There is a lot of deadwood in the current squad, and if we really want to elevate ourselves to being one of the top clubs in Europe, we need a re-haul soon. The last summer transfer window was pretty disappointing, as instead of signing top-quality players, we ended up spending on above-average ones who are only good enough to be squad players at best.… Read More

Two-time Player of the Year labels Chelsea favourites against Spurs

Ray Wilkins is of the opinion that we hold the edge in our upcoming, must-win encounter against Spurs next Sunday. The former Chelsea midfielder, who won the Player of the Year awards in 1976 and 1977, said that Harry Kane’s absence will be a big factor in determining the outcome of the London derby at Stamford Bridge.… Read More

Chelsea Need To Face Facts

I should really stop wondering just how much lower the Chelsea hierarchy can stoop really – because every time I do, it’s as if they go into limbo-mode, bending over backwards to demonstrate their unswerving ability to create car crash PR. I suppose after the appointment of FSW, nothing should ever surprise us again really but to say I’m disgusted with their latest stunt is putting it as mildly as I can without launching into my extensive vocabulary of expletives.… 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

JT: Christmas Message From The Captain (video)

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Didier Drogba at Chelsea: A Temporary Guest?

Didier Drogba. No doubt about it, a massive part of Chelsea’s success from Premier League titles to Champions League, he’ll always have a place in our history and our hearts – but isn’t that how it should remain?… Read More

Michael Ballack: Thank you & Good Luck

Following the announcement of Michael Ballack’s retirement from football, TheChelseaBlog would like to thank him for his contribution during his time at Chelsea and wish him well in whatever he does.
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Didier Drogba: Goodbye, Good Luck

We’ve all known since the end of the season – our Champions League winning season – that Didier Drogba would be leaving us, and yesterday came the confirmation of that with the news that he will leave us for Shanghai when his contract expires at the end of the June.… Read More

Didier Drogba: Departing Without Disgrace

So, Chelsea have confirmed Didier Drogba will be leaving us when his contract runs out next month. Not unexpected given the story had already been broken in the French press this week but I guess official confirmation made it more real. … Read More

JT: Last Of The ‘Untouchables’?

John Terry – ‘Captain, Leader, Legend’ – a description regally displayed by the home support and royally piss-taken by the opposition. Not that the Stamford Bridge faithful could care less, after all, he’s Mr Chelsea isn’t he? The fact he lives and breathes the club makes him untouchable, right? … Read More