CHELSEA v West Ham: Preview

Date: Sunday 8th April, 2018

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick-off: 16:30 BST

 

Where do we start with this game?

Last time out, we could and should have capitalised on our first half against Spurs but as seems to be a habit of ours this season, we allowed errors to creep in and a proverbial game of two halves ended in our capitulation and ultimate embarrassment at the hands of Pochettino’s media darlings.Read More

CHELSEA v Tottenham: Preview

Date: Sunday 1st April 2018

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick-off: 16:00 BST

 

After a break from domestic football, our return to Premier League actions sees us up against Spurs – so no pressure today then.

Spurs are currently above us in the table and will stay there irrespective of the outcome today but we could close the gap between us and 4th place with a win.Read More

Antonio Conte press conference: Christensen and Courtois doubts against Spurs

Speaking ahead of the must-win encounter against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, manager Antonio Conte delivered some key injury new which could have a bearing on the outcome of the game.

Defender Andres Christensen, who was sent home by the Danish national team last week from fatigue, is still not 100% and will be assessed before this one.… Read More

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

CHELSEA v Crystal Palace: Preview

 

Date: Saturday 10th March 2018

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick-off: 17:30 GMT

 

 

After a shambolic display against Manchester City last week, where we offered less than nothing, it’s hard to know quite how to feel about today’s home game against Crystal Palace. On the one hand, they are awful and on the other, so are we.… Read More

Manchester City v CHELSEA: Preview

 

Date: Sunday 4th March 2018

Venue: Etihad Stadium

Kick-off: 16:00 GMT

 

 

Realistically we should have beat Manchester United last week but *took our foot off the gas/let complacency creep in (*delete as appropriate) when we were never in a position to do so. Today’s game sees us take on the blue side of the city, who are head and shoulders better than United and any other side in the Premier League this season come to that, so anything less than 110% from every one of our players today will undoubtedly end in us leaving the Etihad with our pants round our ankles.… Read More

Manchester United v CHELSEA: Preview

 

Date: Sunday 25th February 2018

Venue: Old Trafford

Kick-off: 14:05 GMT

 

 

After a decent showing at home to Barcelona midweek, today’s Premier League game takes us to Old Trafford.

We haven’t had a win away against today’s opponents since 2013 in the league and we lost this fixture under Antonio Conte last season, so we’ll need to be at the top of our game to get anything out of this today.… Read More

CHELSEA v Barcelona: Champions League Preview

 

Date: Tuesday 20th February 2018

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick-off: 19:45 GMT

 

Friday night’s game was a clear improvement in performance for us but getting that into context, it was against Hull City. Tonight, our visitors are Barcelona and whilst we can clutch at whatever historical straws between us we like, the reality is, records are there for the taking from us this season.… Read More

CHELSEA v Hull: FA Cup Preview

Date: Friday 16th February 2018

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick-off: 20:00 GMT

 

Tonight’s FA Cup fifth round tie sees us at home to Hull City and for me, it’s a really hard game to read. After a couple of really shoddy performances, we come into this off the back of a 3-0 win over West Brom – and yes, it was the Baggies and no, we didn’t blow a poor West Brom away but there were undoubted signs of improvement.… Read More

CHELSEA v West Brom: Preview

 

Date: Monday 12th February 2018

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick-off: 20:00 GMT

 

 

With everyone above us apart from United winning at the weekend and pushing us out of the top four, tonight’s game at home to West Brom is one of those clichéd ‘must wins’. Of course, that wouldn’t be the case if we hadn’t spent the last couple of weeks playing like a Sunday League side (no offence to Sunday League) but since we seem to have become as allergic to second seasons as Jose Mourinho, it’s a cross we have to bear.… Read More