• The Loan Report: December 3-9
  • Under-18s: Manchester United 3-0 Chelsea
  • Development Squad: Chelsea 3-2 West Ham United
  • Development Squad: Chelsea 2-1 Wimbledon
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Travels With The Chels – Barcelona

During the Autumn of 2004, something odd happened to my legs. I developed a rash resembling pin-pricks which got bigger and redder. It was after the CL game against PSG, when I went into Soho with a group of friends and danced until we were thrown out of O’Neills at 3am, the rash turned black. So it was that I found myself admitted to hospital for some tests, the upshot…

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Reserves: Aston Villa 2-2 Chelsea

A pulsating Monday night reserve match saw Aston Villa and Chelsea share South league spoils in a 2-2 draw featuring two late goals. Samir Carruthers’ first half opener was cancelled out by Nathaniel Chalobah early in the second half, only for Gokhan Tore to see red. Harry Forrester looked to have won the game for the hosts but a stoppage time leveller from substitute Adam Phillip earned Chelsea a well-deserved…

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The Loan Report: February 14-20

After a hectic couple of weeks on the loan front, things have calmed down somewhat this week. Still, it’s been a largely positive seven days for young Chelsea players, so let’s take a look. With the weekend being lost to FA Cup action, it meant a significant drop-off in playing time all round, particularly at the top level. Daniel Sturridge and Gael Kakuta were both ineligible to play for Bolton…

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Blues Pay The Penalty

Chelsea’s challenge of making it three FA Cups in a row were demolished in dramatic fashion at Stamford Bridge yesterday after Everton equalised in last minute of extra-time, before beating us 4-3 on penalties. Chelsea were not at their best throughout the game but looked to have booked their place in the next round after Frank Lampard scored in the dying stages of the first half of extra-time. But then…

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A Look At Where We Are

After the first two months of the Primer League, Chelsea were sat at the top looking down on everyone. Most pundits, journalists and even Premier League managers correctly claimed Chelsea were the team to beat. However, this has all changed and now most fans accept retention of the title is out of the question, and now we are chasing the leading pack to even qualify for the Champions League. How…

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Reserves: Chelsea 4-3 West Ham United

Wednesday’s afternoon reserve action saw a ding-dong battle at Cobham in the form of a seven-goal London derby thriller. A hat-trick from Fabio Borini led the way for Chelsea, who edged West Ham 4-3 to continue what has been a fine season at this level. Milan Lalkovic’s late winner left the visitors defeated despite goals from Benni McCarthy, Freddie Sears and Zavon Hines. The difference in team selection could not…

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Good, But Not Good Enough

A game which looked like two points dropped for so long, turned into a point gained at the end after Petr Cech saved Clint Dempsey’s last minute penalty to earn Blues a point in this West London derby. Keeping true to his word, Carlo Ancelotti rotated his side around and gave starts to Florent Malouda, David Luiz and Ramires with Didier Drogba amongst others being given a rest for this…

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The Loan Report: February 7-13

It’s been another productive seven days for Chelsea’s young loanees, with two players finding the back of the net in addition to impressive displays and debuts for a trio of Blues. In the top flight, it’s Daniel Sturridge who is making the headlines. Fresh off the back of two goals in his first two outings for Bolton Wanderers, he stepped his game up once again in front of the live…

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FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 2-1 Barnsley

Chelsea’s set up a FA Youth Cup Quarter Final tie with Watford after overcoming Barnsley in a tough match at Stamford Bridge. Second half goals from Josh McEachran and Nathaniel Chalobah cancelled out Danny Rose’s first-minute opener in a tie which mirrored the previous round, when the Blues beat Arsenal. Coach Dermot Drummy made just one change in personnel from that match, bringing in schoolboy Adam Nditi to replace Ben…

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The McEachran Position

Hot amongst the assorted topics of discussion by Chelsea supporters is seventeen year-old Josh McEachran. The midfielder has broken through into Carlo Ancelotti’s first team squad this season, capturing the imagination of many supporters with his confident, fearless displays. However, whilst nobody doubts his ability and potential, a regular cause of debate surrounds his best position, and moreover where Ancelotti should be using him. It’s a question – or a…

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