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In The News: Smertin, Fergie & Lampard

As another round of Premiership matches kicks off again for the weekend, and with our boys not playing until tomorrow afternoon, here’s what’s being said and written about our beloved blues. Taken aback by the shock horror of a decent piece on Goal.com, we start with comments from ex-player Alexey Smertin, with interesting insights about his time at Chelsea. The former Russian international spoke of his relationship with Roman, stating;…

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Reserves: Newcastle United 2-3 Chelsea

Chelsea’s return to reserve team football after three weeks away lacked nothing in an evening of ups and downs at St. James’ Park. Having trailed early in the game, a brace from Milan Lalkovic had given the Blues the lead, but a second half goal from Haris Vuckic appeared to have ensured a share of the spoils, until Adam Phillip, returning from a year out through injury, won and converted…

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An Almost Perfect Start

Another glut of goals from Carlo’s champions saw the blue machine role into Zilina, leave with all three points, without even breaking a sweat. Showing the confidence in his side, the Italian again named his team early, something Capello could do well to learn from, and left both fans, pundits and Zilina coaches alike with no question as to who we’d play. As it is with the intelligence of our…

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Europe…. Yawn

In around 24 hours Chelsea will again set out on the road to win the Champions League.  We know Roman wants to win this one and it would be nice to do it for him, if no-one else. Forgive us for not being to excited right now, we’ve seen all this before and after the utter bull we’ve had to put up with from UEFA, referee’s and the media in the past…

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Four Out Of Four

It was never going to be a classic, with the pikey boys from East London looking to kick lumps out of us wherever possible, and the pitch resembling a gypsy caravan site, it was always going to be a battle. Thankfully in Michael Essien, we have the ultimate warrior for such occasions. Strong, quick, skilful and as we found out on Saturday, not too bad with his head either! Chelsea got off…

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The Loan Report: September 5-12

After an international break, the domestic football scene returned with a vengeance this week, and as Chelsea’s loan ranks swelled to near double figures over the transfer deadline, there’s a lot to take in. Michael Mancienne remained the club’s only Premier League loanee and started his first match in his third spell at Wolves in defensive midfield away to Fulham. It appears he struggled for the first hour of their…

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The Roman Empire

Roman Abramovich, a Russian footballing phenomenon, sailed into the the history of Chelsea Football Club, our great club, by becoming the club’s owner during the midst of a cold rainy season in June 2003. The Russian, relatively unknown in the UK at the time, saved the club from an uncertain future and possible bankruptcy, and provided the platform for which we have grown into one of the world’s largest and…

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In The News: Quite A Lot!

It’s been a quiet couple of weeks for us here at TheChels, we’re not ones to get over excited with the overblown hype each time the England team plays, especially due to the rank hypocrisy in the media coverage of their star player and his indiscretions with hookers. At least this time they’re not drawing their pension though. Never mind that Rooney has scored more times off the pitch than…

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Over Land And Sea For Wet Sham

London, we love it, but one of the worst parts has to be the continual ‘improvements’ being made to the underground most weekends, that more often than not finds us blues struggling to get to a match, or stuck in the vicinity afterwards. Ironically these improvements aren’t making it any better for us this weekend either. With the usual district line weekend fiasco and militant muppet Bob Crows’ extra actions…

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Travels With The Chels – Lazio

Travel broadens the mind, so we’re told. So there’s nothing finer ahead of our trip to Zilnia in the Champions League than to look back to previous away trips in Europe with The Chels. I’m a sporadic European traveller. It tends to be either the famine or the feast with me, depending on the state of my finances, and I am perfectly willing to admit that prior to 2003 I…

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