CHELSEA 3-2 Arsenal: Sarri’s Subs the Difference

As first home games of a season go, yesterdays didn’t disappoint in the edge-of-your-seat stakes, although for a 15-minute spell under-your-seat might have been a preferable place to watch it from. With both Chelsea and Arsenal in the very early stages of adapting to new managers with new ideas, and both with defences akin to a boxer with a glass jaw, it was always going to be an interesting game and you’d have to say it lived up to that expectation.Read More

Huddersfield 0-3 CHELSEA: Solid Start for Sarri

 

Plenty will tell you the scoreline doesn’t tell the whole story, here at TheChelseaBlog, what I’ll say is 3-0 didn’t exactly flatter us either.

Chelsea ended the game with 3 goals away from home and a clean sheet, so a pretty good start to welcome Maurizio Sarri to life in the Premier League (or maybe a season or two given the club’s track record).Read More

CHELSEA 2-3 Burnley: False Start for Chelsea

You know when the gun goes off at the start of a race and there’s someone with their foot trapped in the starting blocks and they try to free it but their shoe comes off? No me neither, but if Chelsea were Olympic sprinters………..you get the picture.
It’s fair to say it took us a while to get out of the starting blocks yesterday and yet another red card thrown into the mix, this time for Gary Cahill, didn’t help much either.… Read More

Arsenal 1-1 CHELSEA (4-1 pens): No ABBA fans here

As Community Shields go, it was more of a curtain twitcher than a curtain raiser but it gave the neurotic section of support a trial run to the supermarket for their pampers, so all was not lost. … Read More

CHELSEA 2-2 Spurs: Finally Some Fight

The 2015/16 season is all over now bar the shouting (and a few FA charges) although in reality, ours was over a lot sooner than most. That’s not to write us off completely though because whilst the football and the attitude of our players have stank for most of the season, Monday night’s second half might just leave us with the faintest glimmer of hope for better days ahead again.… Read More

CHELSEA 4-0 Maccabi: Normal service resumed?

So finally we get a win again, albeit against Europe’s equivalent of Accrington Stanley but as the cliché goes – you can only beat what’s in front of you – and to be fair, 4-0 was a convincing win.

Jose rang the changes, dropping Ivanovic, JT, Matic and Costa to the bench and whether that was intended as chastisement for poor performances or with an eye on Arsenal at the weekend, it was effective.… Read More

QPR v CHELSEA: Preview

Venue: Loftus Road
Date: Sunday, 12 April
Kick-off: 13:30 BST

I’m sure there are plenty out there well up up for this today. Me? I hate this sort of game.
It’s QPR and on any other week of the season, they’re pants. Bring on chelsea though and they’ll turn into Barcelona complete with bent referee playing twelfth man for them.… Read More

CHELSEA 1-1 Southampton: Advancing Slowly


The draw and performance might not have blown us away but given a six point lead with a game in hand at the start of the weekend – then after a two hour game midweek, we probably would have taken it.
After a poor first half, we took the game to a very resilient Southampton side in the second and were unlucky not to pinch it late on.… Read More

Spurs 5-3 CHELSEA: No Defence Offered

I’m not really sure what to say after yesterday’s game.
Whilst I agree with Jose in terms of the handball/penalty decision, I don’t think this is a result we could blame anyone but the boss and players for. I don’t understand how we could play in the manner we did and I don’t understand Mourinho’s response (or lack of) to the spanking we took.… Read More

Southampton 1-1 CHELSEA: No Luck, No Judgement

So, 1-all it finished but given our dominance in the second half and Fabregas’ yellow card for daring to be fouled in the area, we can probably consider ourselves unlucky not to have taken all 3 points at St Mary’s. On the other hand, some say you make your own luck – and we didn’t do enough of that on the day.… Read More