Anderlecht’s Kouyaté Linked With Chelsea

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August 16, 2012

At what point does it become silly? Another day, another Belgian(ish) played linked with Chelsea. The latest news comes from DH, who suggest that Blues scout Tony White (who does a lot of work in France and the Benelux region) is looking to finalise a deal for Senegalese defender Cheikhou Kouyaté. The 22 year-old, who wore the number 8 for his country at the London 2012 Olympic Games, would not…

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Back To Business: The Week at Chelsea

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July 6, 2012

The arrival of July and of pre-season has inevitably resulted in a hive of activity at Chelsea this past week. As it’s Friday, it’s time to take a look back at a hectic five days both at Cobham and further afield for Chelsea at all levels, particularly on the youth front. The headline act, of course, has been the return to training of the first team squad, minus those who…

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Hello, Hello, It’s The Musonda Boys

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June 9, 2012

OK, so Thursday night’s breaking news that Chelsea were closing in on the signing of 15 year-old Anderlecht midfielder Charly Musonda Jr proved to be spot on. However, few reckoned on him being joined by his two older brothers, but both 20 year-old Lamisha and 18 year-old Tyka are also set to make the move to England after father Charly Sr demanded that the family be kept together if the…

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Blues Set For Summer Departures

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June 2, 2012

Friday saw the Premier League publish their official Released and Retained lists for the end of the 2011-12 season and in doing so all but confirmed the departures of five Chelsea players. Didier Drogba’s exit has already been announced and is the most high-profile free agent in the game. He’ll be joined by Salomon Kalou and Jose Bosingwa, whilst two reserve team players will also depart at the end of…

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Chelsea At Euro 2012

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May 30, 2012

Tuesday saw the final deadline for European Championship squads to be named, and, injuries pending, we now know there will be nine Chelsea players in Poland and the Ukraine next month. John Terry, Frank Lampard, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Raul Meireles, Fernando Torres, Juan Mata, Petr Cech and Florent Malouda have been selected by their respective nations and are all set to play key roles throughout June. Lampard suffered a…

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New! European Champions T-Shirts & Tops available

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May 23, 2012

Available right now at our online store http://thechels.biz are our brilliant new and unofficial Munich 2012 European Champions t-shirts and tops. The first design shows two Chelsea lions grasping the trophy underneath a crown. The second is in German and translates as: ‘Your city, your stadium, our cup’, a play on the banners the Bayern fans held up before kickoff. Celebrate our Chelsea becoming the Champions of Europe by visiting…

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Finally

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May 20, 2012

Finally, the cup with the big ears resides in SW6. After Robert Huth on the right wing in Monaco. After Luis Garcia’s ‘goal’. After Anders Frisk. After penalties at Anfield. After not losing to Barcelona with eleven men on the pitch. After Ovrebo. After Moscow. After everything, Chelsea are European Champions. Finally.

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Chelsea To Take On MLS All-Stars

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April 10, 2012

Chelsea’s 2012 summer tour of the United States of America will include a clash with the MLS All-Stars, according to reports this week. As revealed by Ives Galarcep of Fox Soccer, the Blues will take on the best the MLS has to offer on July 25th at the Philadelphia Union’s PPL Park. It marks the second time the club has been involved in the all-star festivities after losing 1-0 to…

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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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Book Review: “There’s A Golden Sky”

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February 29, 2012

Ian Ridley’s “There’s A Golden Sky” is about as wide ranging and comprehensive a look at the state of football today as it is possible to cram into 260 odd pages. Ridley writes extensively on football with a style that is fluent, lucid and very easy to read and this, his latest book, is both fascinating and informative. Ridley’s first book, “Seasons In The Cold” written all of twenty years…

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