Development Squad: Chelsea 1-3 Arsenal

April 15, 2019

A year ago this week, Chelsea’s Development Squad suffered a 2-1 defeat at home to Tottenham Hotspur in a performance that did not augur well ahead of preparations for their trip to Switzerland for the UEFA Youth League Finals weekend. Then, having scraped past FC Porto on penalties and after an 87th-minute equaliser, they were taken apart by Barcelona in the Final, and were left to rue their poor form…


The Loan Report: April 8-14

April 14, 2019

On a weekend dominated by Championship performers, it was Mason Mount who took home the most plaudits, and that took some doing as Chelsea’s best and brightest youngsters pressed their claims for greater consideration at Stamford Bridge next season. Headliners It wasn’t the best start to the week for Derby County after they suffered defeat away to Blackburn on Tuesday, and put in a poor performance to go along with…


Under-18s: Chelsea 4-3 Fulham

April 13, 2019

Fortress Cobham hasn’t quite been as impenetrable this season as in previous campaigns, but Chelsea signed off their home schedule for 2018-19 with a 4-3 win over Fulham that was more impressive than the final scoreline suggested, and ensured that they will finish third behind Arsenal and Tottenham in the Under-18 Premier League South table. In a wide-open contest that encouraged both teams to attack, the score could easily have…


Under-18s: Chelsea 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

March 16, 2019

This isn’t the sort of match Chelsea lose in academy football, but then this season hasn’t been quite the same as those that have preceded it, so perhaps the stoppage-time defeat to Brighton at Cobham was appropriate. The highs of the last half a decade are not easily repeatable; success is not guaranteed, and it’s easy to overreact when it comes to an end. Last weekend’s defeat to Arsenal all…


Just Who Is In Charge At Chelsea?

Sarri Marina
February 27, 2019

I’m confused…  It used to all be so simple, clubs would have an owner, a board, a sponsorship deal that slapped a logo of some sorts in the middle of our kits. Add to that a squad of players assembled one way or another, who generally did what the bloke on the side-lines in a tracksuit with his initials on them shouted out. From the then newly established Premier League,…