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 [...]

Everton 3-6 CHELSEA: The Fast and the Furious

Think Crank meets the Fast and the Furious and that sort of sums up events at Goodison yesterday. The whole game was like one long action sequence, with pauses for goals. We played keep-ball for a whole 35 seconds before Diego Costa started us off with his third goal for Chelsea this season – not [...]

CHELSEA 2-0 Leicester: Jose Labels Players ‘Lazy’

We may have been on cloud nine after the opening game of the season against Burnley but the first half against Leicester seemed to bring us back down to earth. The showboat was a bit out at sea for the first 45 minutes, in a display Mourinho called “lazy”, right after he’d given the players [...]

Burnley 1-3 CHELSEA: Fifty Shades of Fabregas

After what was quite an uninspiring opening weekend to the new season, football arrived last night – in style. If we’d been expecting an improvement following the changes in personnel over the summer, we weren’t left wanting either. Costa opened his account for us, Courtois pulled off a ridiculously good save but it was Cesc [...]

CHELSEA 3-0 Newcastle: Hazard A Real Thoroughbred

Well, well, our little horse looked like a thoroughbred compared to the lame mare of Man City and Arsenal’s little donkey. Words just aren’t enough to capture what Eden Hazard brings to Chelsea this season, but here’s a few that will try to sum up his contribution in today’s 3-0 win: Match report comes courtesy [...]

Hull 0-2 CHELSEA: Bruce’s Tigers Tamed

So, we get to sit at the top of the table (at least for a few hours), thanks to goals from Hazard and Torres – not to mention the record breaking Petr Cech for not conceding. The game itself was pretty much about patience and digging in, as you’d expect against Steve Bruce’s dogged Hull [...]

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 [...]

Stoke 3-2 CHELSEA: The Aftermath

Well, yesterday’s game has certainly caused much stamping of feet and tantrums following a bit of a defensive disaster (again). Is the end of the Chelsea world really nigh though or is it just a blot on the landscape in our picture perfect world? My guess is it’s somewhere between the two and we need [...]

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 [...]

Spurs 1-1 CHELSEA: Torres Clawing His Way Back To Form

No handbags at dawn in the dugouts, whatever the press might have us believe, but the claws were definitely out on the pitch – or at least Torres’ were anyway. Gutting to see him go off for a non-offence in the end though, given it was the best performance we’ve seen from him in a [...]