UEFA Youth League: Chelsea 2-2 GNK Dinamo (Chelsea win 4-2 on penalties)

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April 3, 2019

The UEFA Youth League never fails to bring out the best of Chelsea, and although their Quarter Final victory over Dinamo Zagreb featured plenty of bad, all the hallmarks of their successful history in the competition were front and centre when it mattered most. Two-nil down with an hour played. Staring defeat in the face with fifteen minutes left. Even after captain Luke McCormick hauled them back into it, the…

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The Loan Report: March 26-31

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March 31, 2019

While many of Chelsea’s players continue to disappoint, several of those out on loan keep on doing things that lend volume to their cause of hopefully one day featuring in the Blues’ first team, again in some cases. With five different players scoring since the end of the international break, there are no shortage of contenders. Headliners Our first two goalscorers come from the Championship, but in both cases, the…

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Under-18s: Norwich City 0-0 Chelsea

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March 30, 2019

It’s extremely rare for Chelsea’s Under-18s to have nothing to play for at this time of year but, without a league title or an FA Youth Cup at stake for the first time in five years, they travelled to Norwich for Saturday’s league fixture with an unfamiliar feel about proceedings. The done thing in this situation is to begin taking a longer look at those players who are likely to…

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Who Can Make Us Whole Again?

COBHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16:  Steve Holland of Chelsea talks to England manager Gareth Southgate before a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on February 16, 2017 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
March 24, 2019

Let’s clear one thing up nice and early: Gareth Southgate should not be Chelsea manager. Even in the wake of his selection of Callum Hudson-Odoi, any notion that he’s a realistic candidate to lead the Blues at any point in the future shouldn’t be treated seriously, regardless of what social media is saying. What he’s doing with England, however, is something that Chelsea and many other clubs could do well…

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The Loan Report: March 11-17

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March 17, 2019

There are three more goals to bring you in the latest issue of the Loan Report; one from a player very much in people’s attentions, one who might be, and a third who is not so much. Headliners The latter came from Danilo Pantic, a Serbian forward who hasn’t quite made the progress Chelsea would have hoped him to in the four years since adding him to the Loan Army….

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