From the stagnation that is closed season, pre-season proper is a time for speculation, excitation and potentially even ejaculation, or at least pre-season on Twitter is. With testosterone levels increasing on an almost tweet by tweet basis, shoulders are squared, chests puffed out and keyboards undoubtedly hammered as one-upmanship starts in earnest.
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.