CHELSEA v Arsenal: FA Cup Final Preview

: Saturday 27th May, 2017
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Kick-off: 17:30 BST

Whilst everyone else has hung their boots up for a rest before pre-season, our last game of 2016/17 sees us take on Arsenal at Wembley for the FA Cup final.
Neither of us are strangers to Wembley or FA Cup finals, although Arsenal are streets ahead with 12 FA Cups won ahead of today and a win would take them ahead of United in terms of FA Cups in their cabinet.… Read More

CHELSEA v Tottenham: FA Cup Preview

Date: Saturday 22nd April 2017
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Kick-off: 17:15 GMT

Today’s game takes us to Wembley Stadium for an FA Cup semi final against Spurs.
A month ago, we might have gone into this game full of confidence but recent defeats to Palace and again last weekend against United have chipped away at that bravado.… Read More

CHELSEA v Manchester United: FA Cup Preview

Date: Monday 13th March, 2017
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Kick-off: 19:45 GMT

Tonight’s game sees us take on Manchester United in the sixth round of the FA Cup.
Of course, last time United came to Stamford Bridge, we kicked their arses and sent them packing with a 4-0 defeat to think about on their way home.… Read More

Everton v CHELSEA: FA Cup Preview

Venue: Goodison Park
Date: Saturday 12th March 2016
Kick-off: 17:30 GMT

With our midweek defeat in the Champions League still far too fresh in our minds, we’re back at it in today’s late kick off, for an FA Cup tie against Everton.
The Toffees haven’t done particularly well at home in the league lately but that won’t stop them coming into this game feeling a bit more optimistic than us.… Read More

CHELSEA v Man City: FA Cup Preview

Date: Sunday 21st February, 2016
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Kick-off: 16:00 GMT

After a poor start against PSG midweek, Chelsea found enough fire in their belly to come out of it with an away goal and only a marginal defeat. Back at home now, today’s FA cup fourth round tie sees us play host to Man City and whilst we’ve got our Champions League game out of the way, City will come into today’s game with one eye on their game Wednesday.… Read More

CHELSEA v Scunthorpe: FA Cup Preview

Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Sunday, 10 January
Kick-off: 14:00 GMT

During his first stint in charge in 2009, Guus Hiddink led Chelsea to FA Cup glory in a 2-1 win over Everton. Having blown even a European place this season, he’s hoping for domestic silverware at least, so we can expect the current interim manager to field a strong side as we play host to Scunthorpe.… Read More

CHELSEA v Spurs: Capital One Cup Final Preview


Venue: Wembley Stadium
Date: Sunday, 1 March
Kick-off: 16:00 GMT

This afternoon sees us at Wembley for the Capital One Cup – or League Cup for those of us who still use old money – in what we hope is our first final of the season.
Our opponents, that lot from North London, are more than confident it seems, after the 5-3 win over us New Year’s Day although to be fair to them, Harry Kane has given them plenty of reason to be buoyant this season.… Read More

CHELSEA v Bradford: FA Cup Preview

Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Saturday 24 January
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT

After Liverpool ran themselves ragged to get a draw out of us at Anfield in the League Cup midweek, today it’s the FA Cup and a home game against League One side Bradford.
Bradford beat Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa on their way to the 2013 League Cup final but it doesn’t sound as if Jose Mourinho would accept that sort of outcome today.… Read More

CHELSEA v Watford: FA Cup Preview

Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Sunday 4 January
Kick-off: 16:00 GMT

After the debacle against Spurs on New Year’s Day, an FA Cup tie against Watford has to be welcome, even if it’s just to give us the opportunity to rest some tired legs. We’d have been forgiven for thinking our players had been on the lash New Year’s Eve, with them looking a completely different side from the one that had given West Ham a lesson in football, withstood Stoke’s best attempts at Sunday league tackling and even persevered against poor decisions and a resilient Southampton defence to get a point away.… Read More

Man City v CHELSEA: FA Cup Preview


Venue: Etihad Stadium
Date: Saturday, 14 February
Kick-off: 17:15 GMT

Jose Mourinho topped up his tally of wins against Pellegrini when we met at the Etihad earlier this month. He also undoubtedly notched up the number of pins the City boss stuck into the replica doll he keeps for such meetings with a bit of teasing in the press.… Read More