Newcastle v CHELSEA: Preview

Date: Sunday 26th August 2018

Venue: St James’ Park

Kick-off: 16:00 BST

 

 

 

Today’s game sees us make the trip to St James’ Park to take on Barcelona Newcastle.

Their start to the season could have been better and they come into this game off the back of a draw to Cardiff after Kenedy missed a 96th minute penalty.… Read More

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

CHELSEA v Arsenal: Preview

Date: Saturday 18th August 2018

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick-off: 17:30 BST

 

 

 

After a comfortable enough opening day for us against Huddersfield last week, today’s late game sees us at home to Arsenal.

The Gunners had a tough start last week with an inevitable defeat to Manchester City and on paper, you’d think they wouldn’t particularly fancy the next fixture drawn to have been against us either.… 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

Huddersfield v CHELSEA: Preview

 

 

 

 

 


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