Chelsea defender: ‘It’s just about communication and working hard’ – Kurt Zouma on importance of keeping clean sheets

Kurt Zouma has been in fine form recently, after what was a difficult start to the season.

After two-years away on loan at Stoke City and Everton, questions were asked as to whether the Frenchman would be able to adapt to life back at Stamford Bridge, and regain the form he showed prior to the ruptured anterior knee ligament damage he suffered to his right knee in February 2016.… Read More

Kante back, James to start, Predicted Chelsea lineup, (4-2-3-1) against Crystal Palace

Chelsea take on Crystal Palace this afternoon in a lunchtime (12.30pm) kick off at Stamford Bridge. The Blues will be hoping to climb into the top two, by registering their eighth premier league victory of the season.

Predicted Lineup

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Defence

Barring any last-minute changes, Kepa will start in goal as usual.… Read More

‘Immense talent’, Remember the name’ – How some Chelsea fans have reacted to Reece James’ Champions League performance

Chelsea fans were out in force to praise the youngster who salvaged a point, in what was a dramatic night at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues trailed 3-1 at half-time, when the 19-year-old entered the action in place of Marcos Alonso. Little did fans know that half an hour later, James would prove the hero with The Blues coming back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4, thanks to an equaliser from the Chelsea prodigy.… Read More

Selling N’Golo Kante is a possibility – Opinion

It might sound unthinkable, but with The Blues currently coping without their superstar Frenchman, it is certainly something that can’t be ruled out.

Since joining Chelsea in 2016, Kante has proved to be a star of the club’s midfield. His incredible workrate is second to none. Breaking up opposition attacks and setting things in motion for Chelsea to get forward.… Read More

‘Take a bow’, ‘Credit where it’s due’ – Some Chelsea fans react to Frenchman’s impressive form

Kurt Zouma first came to everyone’s attention in 2014. Under Jose Mourinho, the Frenchman broke into Chelsea’s starting line-up shortly after moving to the club in a £12m move from St Etienne.

Despite becoming a lynchpin in The Blues squad that won the Premier League title in his season, injury was to hamper his progress.… Read More

Frank Lampard gives Antonio Rudiger fitness update

It was widely thought that Antonio Rudiger would return to action for Chelsea today. Reports suggested the German international had fully recovered from his injury layoff in time for this evening’s visit to Watford.

The big German has barely kicked a ball this season, appearing only once. A 45-minute appearance against Southampton.… Read More

Southampton vs Chelsea: Preview, line-ups and prediction

Southampton vs Chelsea

Southampton (19) vs Chelsea (5)
Saturday, 14 April, 12:30 BST
St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton

We will be looking to avoid a fourth successive Premier League away defeat when we travel to Southampton for the early kick-off on Saturday. The Saints, managed by former Blue Mark Hughes, are even deeper water than us at the moment, languishing in 19th following a run of just 1 win in 18 in the league.… Read More

Antonio Conte press conference: Christensen and Courtois doubts against Spurs

Speaking ahead of the must-win encounter against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, manager Antonio Conte delivered some key injury new which could have a bearing on the outcome of the game.

Defender Andres Christensen, who was sent home by the Danish national team last week from fatigue, is still not 100% and will be assessed before this one.… Read More

Will Antonio Conte start playing Ross Barkley in his best position?

Ross Barkley is set to return to full training next week, as reported here by the Telegraphafter recovering from a hamstring injury that has kept him out since January. The former Everton man only joined us in Jan for a bargain sum of £15 million, and has made an appearance each in the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.… Read More

Arsenal v CHELSEA: Preview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue: Emirates Stadium

Date: Monday, 23 December

Kick-off: 20.00 GMT

Well, Arsenal were well and truly found out in their last game with a 6-3 defeat to City but then our exit to Sunderland in the cup wasn’t exactly convincing either. So probably the less we dwell on recent form the better going into tonight’s away game at the Emirates.… Read More