Bournemouth v CHELSEA: Preview

Date: Saturday 23rd April, 2016 Venue: Vitality Stadium Kick-off: 15:00 BST After the season we’ve had – and even more so after the last couple of games – putting a preview together feels pretty much how I’d imagine penning an obituary for an old friend. There’s a sense of obligation but it’s painful and I’m [...]

CHELSEA v West Ham: Talking to the Opposition

Ahead of today’s game TheChelseaBlog had a very uninspired Q & A session with West Ham blog westhamtillidie.com on everything from our best hopes this season to their stadium deal and of course, today’s game. You can have a read here if you feel so inclined.

CHELSEA v West Ham: Preview

Date: Saturday 19th March, 2016 Venue: Stamford Bridge Kick-off: 15:00 GMT I can’t remember writing a preview that felt quite as pointless as this. You couldn’t have written it at the start of the season – holding Champions, a squad with the likes of Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas, with Jose Mourinho leading [...]

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 Stoke: Preview

Venue: Stamford Bridge Date: Saturday, 5th March 2016 Kick-off: 15:00 GMT After making hard work of the win against Norwich midweek, today’s game sees us up against Stoke City who haven’t had a win at Stamford Bridge in 32 years. Any other season we might go into this game expecting that statistic to continue but [...]

Southampton v CHELSEA: Preview

Date: 27th February 2016 Venue: St Mary’s Stadium Kick-off: 15:00 GMT This afternoon’s game sees us travel to St Mary’s to take on a Southampton side at the top of the form table. Whilst we’ve undoubtedly improved under Guus Hiddink, our unbeaten run in the Premier League, has all too often consisted of us playing [...]

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 Newcastle: Preview

Venue: Stamford Bridge Date: Saturday, 13 February Kick-off: 17:30 GMT After last week’s battle back against United to get a point, today’s late game sees us at home to McLaren’s Newcastle who arrive on a run of five consecutive away defeats in all competitions. Unlike us though, they did take 3 points from their last [...]

CHELSEA v Manchester United: Preview

Venue: Stamford Bridge Date: 7th February 2016 Kick-off: 16:00 GMT Today’s late game brings Manchester United to Stamford Bridge. Not their favoured ground with only one win from the last 13 visits but at least they come off the back of a convincing win against Stoke. Chelsea, 13th in the table at the start of [...]

Watford v CHELSEA: Preview

Venue: Vicarage Road Date: Wednesday, 3 February Kick-off: 19:45 GMT Tonight’s game sees us travel to Watford, where Hiddink’s second spell in charge started with a draw. Chelsea are unbeaten since then and we looked good in our 5-1 win at the weekend, albeit against MK Dons. Watford are unlikely to be as charitable as [...]