Who Will Fill The ‘Makelele Role’ At Chelsea?

In an article earlier this month I looked at Claude Makelele’s contribution, not just to the Chelsea midfield, but to the holding midfield role in general. The 35 year old has 12 months left on his current contract and at the time of writing, I was still clinging to the hope that Chelsea could persuade him to spend that at Stamford Bridge before stepping into some kind of coaching role.Read More

Sam Bethell Charge: How Will Chelsea Handle It?

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra and Chelsea groundsman Sam Bethell are both up on charges for their part in the scuffle that kicked off as United’s players warmed down on the Stamford Bridge pitch after our ‘controversial’ win over the reds in April.

Evra, Paul Scholes, John O’Shea, Gary Neville and Gerard Pique were warming down when they were asked to move by Chelsea groundstaff.Read More