With the new season now less than a week away, here’s a quick round-up of the latest pre-season stories: EatDrinkFootball ask if Chelsea can afford to Luiz our Brazilian defender? Clubcall give us Jose’s response to Barcelona’s interest The official CFC focus on Azpilicueta’s return in pre-season There’s some inside opinion on our win [...]
I have to admit I know nothing about Marco van Ginkel but Jose obviously knows a lot more because the 20 year old Vitesse Arnhem midfielder looks set to become Mourinho’s second signing of the summer. Rumoured to be worth somewhere in the region of £8 million, the youngster who was a regular for the [...]
So the fixtures are out and it’s a home start for us against Hull, followed by United away. So, a nice easy start for us and the run-in looks better than it did last year as well. Here’s what’ll take us up to 2014: August 17 Sat Hull H 24 Sat Man Utd [...]
All the talk this summer has been about the battle between the two Manchester clubs for the Premier League title with some people already suggesting that it is a straight battle between City and United for top spot. What about the Champions League and FA Cup holders though? Chelsea have to be big contenders for [...]
CHELSEA 2-3 CITY Oh well, yesterday wrapped up a pre-season we’ll have no trouble forgetting eh? I’d already said I was probably more excited about the Olympics finally coming to an end than the Community Shield anyway – and the game itself did nothing to change that. I didn’t expect us to play a la [...]
Venue: Villa Park Date: Sunday, 12 August Kick-off: 13:30 BST Finally, we’re at the end of the Olympics (or will be later) and our final game of pre-season – or new season curtain raiser, depending on how you view it – sees us take on Man City in the Community Shield.
I decided to hold off writing another post until after last night’s match and then look forward to what we do post USA Tour. I’ve begun to make mini match reports so I can remember observations moving forward. In this post I will talk about both what I observed and what should probably be looked [...]