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

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Date
: 11th August 2018

Venue: John Smith’s Stadium

Kick-off: 15:00 BST

 

Another season, another manager as our first game of the season marks the Premier League debut of Maurizio Sarri. Today’s opponents Huddersfield have done a bit of business over the summer in an attempt to improve their chances of staying up again this season, and lets not forget the spirited Terriers managed a draw against us last season anyway.… Read More

Deadline day: Will Nabil Fekir sign for Chelsea?

deadline day

We’ve certainly sprung into action in the past couple of days in the transfer window. Following a very quiet window involving the signing of only Jorginho from Napoli, Chelsea splashed out £71 million to bring in goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao, as a replacement for the outgoing Thibaut Courtois. We have also agreed a loan deal for Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic, adding more depth and experience to the midfield.… Read More

What will Mateo Kovacic bring to Chelsea?

Mateo Kovacic

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Mateo Kovacic on a one-year loan deal from Real Madrid. The 24 year-old doesn’t come with an option to buy at the end of the loan term, but we will surely try to tie him down to a long-term contract at Stamford Bridge based on the season he has.… Read More

Transfer news: AC Milan loan for Bakayoko, with Kovacic set to arrive

Transfer news

Chelsea’s busy end to the transfer window is set to continue. After agreeing a world record £71 million deal to sign goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao to replace Thibaut Courtois, there is going to be some reshuffling in the midfield department as well.

Courtois’ exit to Real Madrid is all but done as well, and the Spanish club are also willing to add in Mateo Kovacic as part of the deal to ease proceedings.… Read More

Chelsea agree £71m deal for Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga

Chelsea transfer news

Chelsea have agreed a world record deal with Athletic Bilbao for the transfer for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, the Telegraph has reported. The 23 year-old will move to Stamford Bridge for £71 million, making him the most expensive goalkeeper ever in the history of football. This is also the second time in a couple of weeks that this record has been broken, after Liverpool paid splashed out £66.8 million to sign Allison Becker from Roma at the end of last month.… Read More

Chelsea 0-2 Manchester City: Three observations from Community Shield defeat

Chelsea slumped to their fifth consecutive defeat in a Community Shield game, as Manchester City comfortably beat us 2-0 on Sunday. An old foe Sergio Aguero scored both goals, one in each half, and even had chances to complete his hattrick. City completely played us off the park, having a total of 18 shots on goal compared to just 5 from Chelsea.… Read More

Community Shield preview: Who’s available, and how will Maurizio Sarri set up?

Club football is finally back!

The official curtain raiser to the 2018/19 campaign sees Chelsea square off against Manchester City on Sunday. Having qualified as the reigning FA Cup winners, we are looking to win this trophy for the first time since 2009, despite making 4 appearances since then. Back then, nine years ago, this was the debut game for a new Italian manager.… Read More

Is Callum Hudson-Odoi ready for starting place at Chelsea?

It’s an extremely rare sight to see Hector Bellerin, one of the fastest defenders in the world, getting beaten for pace and left on his back. It was, however, something we saw on a regular basis on Wednesday night, when Arsenal took on Chelsea in the International Champions Cup in Dublin.… Read More

Why Chelsea will have trouble winning the Premier League title next season

Pre-season has begun, but there’s still no clarity on the managerial situation at Chelsea. Antonio Conte remains in charge, even though the Italian manager is expected to make way for ex-Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri this summer.

Such uncertainty doesn’t bode well for a title challenge, so fans might have to keep their expectations low in 2018/19 as a result.Read More