In The News: Nico, Neymar & No 7

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August 16, 2010

It’s been a few days now since our 6-0 opening day victory over West Brom, and as ever with Chelsea, there’s been plenty to talk about. We start with the news that our French striker, Nicolas Anelka has been banned for 18 international matches, all but ending the 31 year old’s international career. Anelka was sent home from the France World Cup squad for allegedly insulting coach Raymond Domenech during…

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Beat The Boo Boys

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August 15, 2010

OK we have just had match day one and the idiots have already taken over the away section, well what few West Brom brought with them. Just what do they think is going to happen when they boo the Chelsea England boys? Are the three lads in question going to turn to a lump of quivering jelly and end up playing badly, or are they going to stick two metaphorical…

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Champions Kick Off In Style

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August 15, 2010

The return of The Premiership this weekend saw Chelsea pick up where’d they’d left off last season, scoring for fun at Stamford Bridge. A hat-trick from Didier Drogba, two goals from Florent Malouda and one from Frank Lampard sealed Chelsea’s biggest opening day win, to send them top of the league, and put Drogba ahead of Jimmy Greaves in our all time top scorers list. With Ancelotti admitting our players…

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The Loan Report: August 7-15

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August 15, 2010

With so many of Chelsea’s younger footballers heading out on loan, chronicling their progress is not only important, but an ever-expanding task. Every Sunday evening throughout the season we’ll do our best to bring you the latest news on how the boys are getting on in their time away from Stamford Bridge, as well as the occasional video highlight and view from the fans that are watching them. To kick…

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Under-18s: Chelsea 2-3 Wolves

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August 14, 2010

If pre-season is anything to go by, it’s going to be an entertaining and frustrating academy season. Dermot Drummy’s boys finished their summer schedule with a second defeat in three as an Andre Landell double sandwiching one from Jake Kempton saw Wolves come away from Cobham with a 3-2 victory. Chelsea had their chances and found the back of the net through Philipp Prosenik and George Saville but ultimately fell…

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Blues Back At The Bridge

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August 14, 2010

Finally it’s here, after a disappointing World Cup and a poor pre-season, we are now back to the main course of the countries top domestic competition. Chelsea kick off the defence of their title with a late afternoon kick off at Stamford Bridge, hosting former crowd favourite Roberto Di Matteo’s West Brom, in what we’d normally assume to be a formality. However with our form erratic thus far, and Carlo…

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The International Front

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August 13, 2010

It’s been a busy week for Chelsea’s young internationals, with no shortage of news to report upon. There’s been full debuts, junior outings, and call-ups to new age levels, and a largely positive week of action. It’s only right to start at the top, and with Jeffrey Bruma, who made his full international debut for Holland away to the Ukraine on Wednesday night. Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk selected what…

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Ramires Deal Completed

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August 13, 2010

Chelsea FC today announced that they have completed the signing of Ramires from Benfica, for a fee believed to be around £16.3 million. The initial hold up to the deal was due to the third party ownership of Ramires contract, held by one Kia Joorabchian, and understood to be 50% of the value of any sell on clause. Joorabchian had played a part in bringing the Brazilian to Benfica, and…

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Ramires Granted Work Permit

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August 12, 2010

News reaches us that Ramires has today been granted a work permit, and the £18 million deal to bring the Brazilian international to Chelsea should be concluded before the weekend. Chelsea have trailed Ramires throughout the close season and once Benfica agreed a fee to sell him to Chelsea, only a work permit stood in the way as Ramires didn’t automatically qualify for one. With the work permit now reportedly…

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In The News: Carvalho, Ozil & Madness

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August 10, 2010

Some of us thought the omission of Ricardo Carvalho from the Community Shield was odd, considering his fitness and previous appearances, and sadly the reason for that is now clear. A fee of €8 million has been agreed with Real Madrid to instigate the transfer of our Portuguese defender, and re-unite him a third time with mentor, Jose Mourinho. Last season wasn’t one to remember for Carvalho as injury largely…

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