CHELSEA v Southampton: FA Cup Semi-final Preview

 

Date: Sunday 22nd April, 2018

Venue: Wembley Stadium

Kick-off: 15:00 BST

 

In this afternoon’s game, Chelsea will be appearing at the new Wembley for the 18th time, taking on Southampton in the FA Cup semi-final, with the winners facing Manchester United in this year’s final.

Of course, we have beaten Southampton in the not too distant past but had to come back from 2 goals down to do it, so we shouldn’t be taking this too lightly.Read More

Burnley v CHELSEA: Preview

Date: Thursday 19th April, 2018

Venue: Turf Moor

Kick-off: 19:45 BST

 

 

 

Our first half against Southampton at the weekend was one of the most dispirited, abject displays we’ve seen in quite a number of years and when Conte came out to take his seat early for the second half, you’d have been forgiven for thinking he’d given up in the dressing room and decided to miss the team-talk because we didn’t look that much livelier at the start of the second half.Read More

Defender slams Conte tactics, as Chelsea let another lead slip

It was more of the same from Chelsea on Sunday, as we let a first-half lead slip at home once again. It wasn’t as bad as Spurs last week, when the visitors scored 3 to take all three points away from Stamford Bridge for the first time since 1990. This time, it was West Ham going home with a share of the spoils after a late equaliser.… Read More

CHELSEA v West Ham: Preview

Date: Sunday 8th April, 2018

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick-off: 16:30 BST

 

Where do we start with this game?

Last time out, we could and should have capitalised on our first half against Spurs but as seems to be a habit of ours this season, we allowed errors to creep in and a proverbial game of two halves ended in our capitulation and ultimate embarrassment at the hands of Pochettino’s media darlings.Read More

Top 5 candidates to replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager

It would be very surprising if Antonio Conte remained at the helm at Stamford Bridge. To be very honest, I’m very surprised he’s still here. Apparently, it’s going to cost the club £9 million in severance fees to sack him. Either way, the Italian’s lack of passion on the touchline and disinterested interviews mean that the writing is very clearly on the wall.… Read More

CHELSEA v Tottenham: Preview

Date: Sunday 1st April 2018

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick-off: 16:00 BST

 

After a break from domestic football, our return to Premier League actions sees us up against Spurs – so no pressure today then.

Spurs are currently above us in the table and will stay there irrespective of the outcome today but we could close the gap between us and 4th place with a win.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

5 players we need to replace this summer

There is a lot of deadwood in the current squad, and if we really want to elevate ourselves to being one of the top clubs in Europe, we need a re-haul soon. The last summer transfer window was pretty disappointing, as instead of signing top-quality players, we ended up spending on above-average ones who are only good enough to be squad players at best.… Read More

Two-time Player of the Year labels Chelsea favourites against Spurs

Ray Wilkins is of the opinion that we hold the edge in our upcoming, must-win encounter against Spurs next Sunday. The former Chelsea midfielder, who won the Player of the Year awards in 1976 and 1977, said that Harry Kane’s absence will be a big factor in determining the outcome of the London derby at Stamford Bridge.… 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