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Out Of Europe, Out Of Ideas

Chelsea limply departed European competition last night, knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by Jose Mourinho’s well drilled and tactically excellent Internazionale side, who won 1-0 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate. Yuri Zhirkov came into the side at left back, whilst a fit again Ricardo Carvalho was only on the bench with Alex preferred. Ross Turnbull was between the sticks in the continued absence of Cech and…

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The Ego Monster Rumbles On

So the special one returns to Stamford Bridge this evening, with fresh digs at Chelsea about how he wins the important games and Chelsea [since his departure] wins something. Nice, okay, but not everybody has been upended by the bluster and forgotten that we didn’t actually win the Champions League under Jose. We often played appallingly in the group stages, particularly away from home, and came closer under the match…

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Wet Sham Hammered

Chelsea were briefly top of the Premier League once more on Saturday as they defeated West Ham United 4-1 at Stamford Bridge. In the ideal warm up for Internazionale on Tuesday, Didier Drogba scored twice, whilst Alex and man of the match Florent Malouda also got one each. Ross Turnbull made his league debut in goal after the injuries to Hilario and Cech, but wasn’t really tested throughout the 90…

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Zola Returns To The Bridge

Chelsea host local rivals West Ham United in the third of four consecutive home games, looking to re-establish themselves at the top of the English Premier League. Always a highlight of the season, this fixture has taken on an added romanticism in recent times with the mercurial Gianfranco Zola taking over the reigns at Upton Park with Steve Clarke as his assistant. Chelsea have injury problems that will affect not…

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Wembley Bound Once More

Chelsea advanced to the FA Cup semi finals with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Stoke City at Stamford Bridge. John Terry scored one and created one as the Blues cruised into the last four, looking to defend the trophy won under Guus Hiddink at the end of last season. Former Chelsea favourite Robert Huth was wearing the captain’s armband for Stoke City and nearly created the opening goal. The German…

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No Stoke Without Fire

Hands up who would rather have played Manchester City this weekend? Just me I expect. With hindsight, I’m guessing most people would rather see Stoke at the Bridge this weekend after the battering we got from City. My main reason for not wanting to see Stoke at the Bridge this weekend, though, was fear of a battering of a different sort. That said, it’s hard to imagine any more injury…

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Ossie – A True Legend

Has it really been four years? Four years since a man so revered by those who saw him play, and many more supporters of our club who’ve only managed to catch him on highlight videos, sadly passed away? I sadly wasn’t old enough to see Ossie grace the pitch at Stamford Bridge, however I vividly recall how the blue members of my family used to talk glowingly of the days…

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City Do The Double

Chelsea crashed to a 4-2 defeat at home to Manchester City, after Carlos Tevez, Craig Bellamy and Frank Lampard all scored twice. There were two penalties, two red cards and the infamous Wayne Bridge handshake snub, in a match that only heated up in the second half. Florent Malouda continued at left back in the absence of Ashley Cole and Yuri Zhirkov, whilst Joe Cole was recalled, in place of…

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Bridge Back At The Bridge

It is a clash of two high profile Italian managers at Stamford Bridge this weekend, as Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea host Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City. City were knocked out of the FA Cup by Stoke City in their last match, whilst Chelsea were defeated by Internazionale in the Champions League. However, this match will draw plenty of attention as John Terry and Wayne Bridge meet for the first time since the…

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Advantage Inter

Internazionale will travel to Stamford Bridge in just under three weeks with a 2-1 lead to preserve, having defeated Chelsea at the San Siro. Diego Milito and Esteban Cambiasso scored for Jose Mourinho’s side, whilst Salomon Kalou scored for Chelsea. The Blues also lost Petr Cech to a serious looking injury in the second half. Florent Malouda was preferred to Juliano Belletti at left back for Chelsea, which mean that…

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