Chelsea agree five-year contract with 23-year-old midfielder

Chelsea are understood to have agreed on a new five-year contract with midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek following his promising form during the 2018/19 campaign, The Telegraph reports.

The England international struggled to command a regular starting role under former boss Maurizio Sarri during the first half of the previous season, but he managed to redeem himself during the backend of the campaign, where he was one of the club’s standout performers.… Read More

Asante backs England Women to make their mark at the World Cup

Chelsea FC Women’s star Anita Asante has backed England to have a major impact at the World Cup in France.

Four of Asante’s teammates – Karen Carney, Carly Telford, Fran Kirby and Millie Bright – are in France with the Lionesses this summer.

Phil Neville’s side have beaten Scotland and Argentina in their opening two matches to secure their place in the knockout stage of the tournament.… Read More

Chelsea Review: Sarri must stay, Hazard says goodbye, youngsters ready to shine

Chelsea’s 4-1 victory over Arsenal in the Europa League Final crowned an impressive first season in English football for manager Maurizio Sarri.

In addition to claiming the trophy, the Italian led the Blues to third place in the Premier League and the final of the Carabao Cup.

Despite this, Sarri’s future at Stamford Bridge remains unclear after his style of football has failed to endear him to many of the club’s fans.… Read More

Leicester v CHELSEA: Preview

Date: Sunday 12th May 2019

Venue: King Power Stadium

Kick-off: 15:00 BST

 

 

 

After wishing this season over on an almost weekly basis for months, we’ve finally arrived at the last day.

I’m still worn out from watching the game against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night, so I have no expectations from our players today whatsoever.… Read More

CHELSEA v Watford: Preview

Date: Sunday 5th May 2019

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick-off: 14:00 BST

 

 

 

I feel like a right old grouch. It’s our last home game of the season, Spurs lost yesterday, giving us the opportunity to pinch 3rd spot off them and yet I don’t feel inspired at all.… Read More

Manchester United v CHELSEA: Preview

Date: Sunday 28th April 2019

Venue: Old Trafford

Kick-off: 16:30 BST

 

 

 

This afternoon’s game is being labelled ‘the race for fourth place’ although this season has been more of a sponsored walk than a race for both of today’s sides. None of your Mo Farah-type sprints for these two sides, instead, we look more like we’ve steered off course from today’s London marathon, last over the finish line in a clown costume and big slippers – and that’ll just be our second half.… Read More

CHELSEA v Burnley: Preview

Date: Monday 22nd April 2019

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick-off: 20:00 BST

 

 

 

There’s been plenty of seasons gone by where, going into the final few games level on points with fourth place, I’d have thought we were in with a good shout of making the Champions League places, but in seasons past we were a different prospect.… Read More

Liverpool v CHELSEA: Preview

Date: Sunday 14th April 2019

Venue: Anfield

Kick-off: 16:30 BST

 

 

 

For those who haven’t read Gerrard’s autobiography (most, if not all of us), this fixture sent him into a spin, not to mention therapy, in 2014 and this is Liverpool’s first real go at the title since then.… Read More

CHELSEA v West Ham: Preview

Date: Monday 8th April 2019

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick-off: 20:00 BST

 

 

 

Exactly a year to the day we last played West Ham at home in the Premier League, tonight we do it again.

Surprisingly, we’re six points better off at this stage of the season than we were under Antonio Conte this time last year, but it certainly doesn’t feel as if there’s been any improvement.… Read More

CHELSEA v Brighton: Preview

Date: Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Kick-off: 19:45 BST

 

 

 

Let’s face it, for the majority of the game against Cardiff on Sunday, we were as poor as we’ve been in a long time.

We got lucky, but Sarri got luckier. Quite why he felt the need to rest our two best players at this stage of a Premier League season when we’re chasing the pack for top four and faced a side fighting relegation, is anyone’s guess, but it was misjudged and but for a dodgy decision or two, and the bench coming to the rescue, we’d have missed out on that Warnock meltdown.… Read More