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

Community Shield preview: Who’s available, and how will Maurizio Sarri set up?

Club football is finally back!

The official curtain raiser to the 2018/19 campaign sees Chelsea square off against Manchester City on Sunday. Having qualified as the reigning FA Cup winners, we are looking to win this trophy for the first time since 2009, despite making 4 appearances since then. Back then, nine years ago, this was the debut game for a new Italian manager.… Read More

Is Callum Hudson-Odoi ready for starting place at Chelsea?

It’s an extremely rare sight to see Hector Bellerin, one of the fastest defenders in the world, getting beaten for pace and left on his back. It was, however, something we saw on a regular basis on Wednesday night, when Arsenal took on Chelsea in the International Champions Cup in Dublin.… Read More

Why Chelsea will have trouble winning the Premier League title next season

Pre-season has begun, but there’s still no clarity on the managerial situation at Chelsea. Antonio Conte remains in charge, even though the Italian manager is expected to make way for ex-Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri this summer.

Such uncertainty doesn’t bode well for a title challenge, so fans might have to keep their expectations low in 2018/19 as a result.Read More

CHELSEA V Man United: FA Cup Final Preview

Date: Saturday 19th May, 2018

Venue: Wembley Stadium

Kick-off: 17:15 BST

 

 

 

 

This preview should probably come with a government anti-football warning but in the absence of one, here it comes.

Today’s final game of what has felt an extremely long season marks the third FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United.… Read More

Chelsea bid to send Conte out on a high against Man Utd

Chelsea face Manchester United in the 2018 FA Cup final on Saturday aiming to finish off a largely disappointing campaign on a high note.

The Blues have struggled to replicate the form they showed during their title-winning success in 2016/17 and the final could well be manager Antonio Conte’s last game in charge of the club.… Read More

CHELSEA v Liverpool: Preview

Date: Sunday 6th May, 2018

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick-off: 16:30 BST

 

 

 

This afternoon’s game sees us at home to a Liverpool side with their heads full of the Champions League final. Mind you, they haven’t won it, so they still need to book their place for next year and a win at Stamford Bridge would see that happen.Read More

Swansea v CHELSEA: Preview

Date: Saturday 28th April, 2018

Venue: Liberty Stadium

Kick-off: 17:30 BST

 

 

 

After getting ourselves through to the FA Cup final with a win against Southampton last week, its back to the business of the Premier League today as the late game sees us travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea.Read More

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