Chelsea Headed Stateside In Summer

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February 29, 2012

Chelsea’s 2012 summer excursions will take them to the United States as they prepare for the 2012-13 season. The Blues return stateside for the first time since 2009, having remained in central Europe during 2010 and touring Asia last summer. Early reports indicate that matches will be played in Washington (D.C.), New York and Seattle during the second half of July. It remains to be seen exactly how many of…

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Chelsea Held In Genk

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November 1, 2011

Chelsea drew 1-1 with Genk away in Belgium, in the Champions League this evening. Chelsea started with Cech in goal, Bosingwa on the right, Ivanovic & Luiz centrally, with Cole on the left.  Romeu took the defensive midfield slot flanked by both Ramires & Miereles, with Malouda, Torres, & Anelka up front. The blues had opened the scoring through a Ramires goal in the 26th minute and it should have…

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Toffees Toothless As Chelsea Make It Eight In Two

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October 16, 2011

John Terry scored on his 350th league appearance for Chelsea against Everton on Saturday, doubling an earlier Sturridge effort in the first half and preceding a Ramires goal in the second, which saw Chelsea beat Everton at home for the first time since 2006. With the international break coming straight after a 5-1 victory over Bolton, there was a concern that the teams rhythm may have been upset. This was…

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Lampard And Sturridge Steal The Show

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October 2, 2011

Frank Lampard stole the show in his 350th league appearance for Chelsea at the Reebok Stadium, scoring a hat-trick and putting in a performance that will have more than answered his critics in the media. The team lined up with Cech in goal, Luiz and Terry in the centre of defence with Cole and Bosingwa on the left and right respectively. In mid-field, Villas-Boas opted to start with Ramires on…

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Malouda Spares Villas-Boas Blushes

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August 21, 2011

The first home match of the season, against opponents we always score against and beat, looked to be the perfect antidote after the stalemate against Stoke. Chelsea lined up with Hilario replacing the injured Cech in goal, with Bosingwa continuing at right back, Alex and Terry in the middle with Cole on the left. Ramires, Lampard and Mikel continued in the middle with Torres up front, Anelka to the right…

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Everything But The Goal

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August 14, 2011

The start of a season that heralded a new beginning, and a break from the old, turned out initially to be much the same as last season. A familiar line up read; Cech, Bosingwa, Alex, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Mikel, Lampard; Kalou, Torres, Malouda – eight of whom started the final match of last season, with Kalou making a substitute appearance in that match too. Yet to focus only on the…

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Boys From Brazil Send City Packing

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March 21, 2011

Chelsea took another step forwards in their collective rehabilitation of the seasons fortunes against Manchester City in the Premier League today, but it was the boys from Brazil, via Benfica, who were the stars of the show. Chelsea lined up in their now almost standard 4-4-2 formation with Torres and Kalou leading the line, supported by a flat four of Ramires, Essien, Lampard and Malouda, whilst Ivanovic, Terry, Luiz and…

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Chelsea Hot In Copenhagen

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February 23, 2011

So that was easier than many of us expected! What with Copenhagen’s impressive home form this season, and ours erratic, the 2-0 win was more than many of us could have hoped for. Chelsea lined up with Torres and Anelka up front, in what turned out to be more a 4-4-1-1 formation than 4-4-2, with the Frenchman playing just behind the Spaniard. Ramires took the right midfield position, with Malouda…

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Back To The Main Course

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February 1, 2011

With yesterday’s incredible deadline deals still fresh in the memory, focus shifts to the main course of Premiership football. Neither of yesterday’s signings will be available to play this evening, and with the departure of those out on loan too, it means the squad may be a little stretched for the journey north and we may see some newer names on the bench. Sunderland served up a shock last time…

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Focus Switches For FA Cup

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January 9, 2011

Chelsea face Ipswich Town at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup today, hoping a change of competition may enact a change of form and luck. The FA Cup has been good for us in the last two decades, the pain of 1994 aside, and this season we set to the task of retaining the FA Cup for a second year, to make it three wins in three. The team new…

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