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The Loan Report: August 18-25 Under-21s: Chelsea 3-1 Norwich City Behind the Scenes At The Museum
 
The Loan Report: August 18-25

The Loan Report: August 18-25

La Liga and the Bundesliga kicked off this weekend, bringing six Chelsea loanees into their first action of the 2014-15 season. The Blues have eighteen players out on loan at this current point in time and whilst some of them are yet to get started competitively, business is picking up. Headliners We’re still without a [...]

Under-21s: Chelsea 3-1 Norwich City

Under-21s: Chelsea 3-1 Norwich City

To the untrained eye, this Chelsea Under-21 team could pass for their senior counterparts, at least in terms of approach. Dominic Solanke has a passing physical resemblance to Diego Costa whilst being asked to perform some of the Brazilian-turned-Spaniard’s lone striker duties. Jeremie Boga buzzes around with the flair and verve of Eden Hazard whilst [...]

Behind the Scenes At The Museum

Behind the Scenes At The Museum

For most of the Stamford Bridge faithful, the real start of the season will come at the weekend, when Chelsea play Leicester in their first home Premier League game. For 4,000 lucky (and hardy) souls, the trip to Burnley on Monday night was made well worth their while by a sparkling 3-1 win, with the [...]

The Loan Report: August 11-17

The Loan Report: August 11-17

17 August 2014

We’re back for another busy season for the Loan Report here at TheChels.net, and with no fewer than sixteen Chelsea players having already departed on temporary moves, there’s plenty to cover already. We were given over 120 goals during 2013-14 and a goalscoring streak that covered every week of the campaign until the very last [...]

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Under-18s: Chelsea 4-3 Southampton

Under-18s: Chelsea 4-3 Southampton

16 August 2014

Chelsea’s Under-18s kicked off their 2014-15 campaign with a dramatic 4-3 victory over Southampton at Cobham in a performance that bore all of the hallmarks of many recent comeback wins at this level. Joe Edwards’ young Blues found themselves trailing by two goals inside the opening quarter of an hour but responded well to draw [...]

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Under-21s: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City

Under-21s: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City

15 August 2014

Chelsea got the defence of their Barclays Under-21 Premier League title off to a winning start on Friday night with a narrow 2-1 victory over a very good Manchester City team at the Electrical Services Stadium in Aldershot. The visitors led for almost the entire match through defender Pablo Maffeo but despite starting badly the [...]

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Academy Preview 2014-15: Part Three – Chelsea

Academy Preview 2014-15: Part Three – Chelsea

14 August 2014

We’re back with another season of football set to begin at Category One level and if the previous seasons are anything to go by it’ll be an intoxicating ten months with no shortage of drama and plenty of promise. Here at TheChels.net we’re taking a look at what to expect from the 2014-15 season and [...]

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Premier League Predictions 2014-2015

Premier League Predictions 2014-2015

14 August 2014

Well, that wasn’t too bad.  Thanks to the World Cup and an early pre-season opportunity to watch the boys in blue, compared to other years the close season has positively fled.  And that can only mean one thing.  TheChels.Net’s resident Old Crone, Gypsy Rose Baby, looks into her crystal ball to predict the future and [...]

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Academy Preview 2014-15: Part Two – The Opposition

Academy Preview 2014-15: Part Two – The Opposition

13 August 2014

We’re back with another season of football set to begin at Category One level and if the previous seasons are anything to go by it’ll be an intoxicating ten months with no shortage of drama and plenty of promise. Here at TheChels.net we’re taking a look at what to expect from the 2014-15 season; today, [...]

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Academy Preview 2014-15: Part One – The Competitions

Academy Preview 2014-15: Part One – The Competitions

12 August 2014

We’re back with another season of football set to begin at Category One level and if the previous seasons are anything to go by it’ll be an intoxicating ten months with no shortage of drama and plenty of promise. Here at TheChels.net we’re taking a look at what to expect from the 2014-15 season and [...]

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Under-18 Fixtures Announced As Format Changes Again

Under-18 Fixtures Announced As Format Changes Again

05 August 2014

Chelsea’s Under-18 fixture list for the 2014-15 season has been confirmed today as the competition has once again undergone a few adjustments ahead of the big kick-off. Whilst things at Under-21 level have been split into two leagues of Category One teams based on performances last season the younger boys remain split by geography, with [...]

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Bastia announce loan agreement for Joao Rodriguez

Bastia announce loan agreement for Joao Rodriguez

05 August 2014

French top flight club Bastia have this afternoon announced an agreement with Chelsea for the loan acquisition of Colombian forward Joao Rodriguez. The Corsican side, managed by former Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele, made the announcement on their official website this afternoon and the move is now subject to international clearance, although that should be a [...]

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The FA Chairman’s England Commission – Another Fine Mess

The FA Chairman’s England Commission – Another Fine Mess

04 August 2014

The FA Chairman’s England Commission Report was published in May amidst publicity and controversy.  It had been a difficult birth.  When it was set up, the Commission was accused of not being “diverse” enough, as it did not include any black players (Rio Ferdinand was subsequently invited to join the Commission), or women. The Premier [...]

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