• The Loan Report: November 13-19
  • Development Squad: Tottenham Hotspur 2-3 Chelsea
  • Under-18s: Chelsea 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Under-18s: Brighton & Hove Albion 0-3 Chelsea
thechels_logo

Big Guns Back For Frankfurt

In a little over three hours, Chelsea will kick off the next stage of their pre-season schedule away to Eintracht Frankfurt. The squad flew out earlier this week, however is still without Frank Lampard, and Daniel Sturridge. Sturridge stayed back for treatment to a minor ankle injury, with Frank sidelined by a virus. Gael Kakuta, back from his exploits at the U19 Euros, will also join up with the squad…

Read More >>
thechels_logo

Junior Blues Win Milk Cup

It’s been a good twelve months for the Chelsea academy. Age groups from 12 upwards have taken part in various tournaments, both in the UK and abroad, and have come away with four trophies, headlined by April’s FA Youth Cup at Under-18 level. On Friday, the Under-15 team added a fifth cup to the cabinet as they sealed the Junior section of the 2010 Milk Cup. The prestigious tournament, now…

Read More >>
thechels_logo

Reserves: Wycombe Wanderers 5-1 Chelsea

Chelsea’s second reserve outing of the summer finished the same way as the first, with another defeat, this time inflicted by Wycombe Wanderers. A late hat-trick from Jon-Paul Pittman put a heavy dent in the scoreline which didn’t truly reflect the way the match had gone for the most part. Steve Holland’s side stepped up their level of competition after meeting Conference Premier side Crawley Town last weekend, and the…

Read More >>
thechels_logo

Fooled By Football’s Imposters

Making his writing debut for TheChels.net, son of Chelsea legend Alan Hudson and MLS coach with a growing reputation in his own right; Anthony Hudson. It’s very evident to the world and certainly to the people in America that the game of soccer is growing at such a tremendous pace. It is fantastic to see this amount of kids playing the game; more and more interest from the ‘other’ bigger…

Read More >>
thechels_logo

The Future Is Blue S-Z

Here we go with the final part of my alphabetical preview of the 2010-11 season. S Statistics. We broke the 100 goal mark for the first time in Premiership history. We scored 103, which averages to more than 2.7 goals a game. In fact, prior to the Wigan game we had scored 95 goals, which is precisely 2.5 goals a game. Away from home we scored close on two a…

Read More >>
thechels_logo

Kakuta Helps France Into Euro Final

We started with five, and we’re now down to one. Gael Kakuta will be Chelsea’s sole representative in Friday’s UEFA European Under-19 Championships Final against Spain after another dazzling display against Croatia. The 19 year-old scored the equaliser, beating future team-mate Matej Delač in the process, and sending him packing along with Jacob Mellis, who, like England, exited the competition in a rather meek fashion earlier in the day. Mellis…

Read More >>
thechels_logo

The Future Is Blue I-R

Following part one of my alphabetical preview of the 2010-11 season, here we go with part two! I Ivanovic. He impressed me so much last season. Gets tackled: gets on with it. Gets fouled: gets on with it. Gets battered, and where most other players would have gone off he just shakes his head… and gets on with it. Ivanovic is as hard as nails and never retaliates. Awesome! Look…

Read More >>
thechels_logo

The Future Is Blue A-H

So here we go with the first part of my alphabetical run down of the coming season, to explain just why the future is blue. A Arsenal. A team of nearly men from the North (no, not Liverpool, not that far north. North of Kings Cross I mean). Stands for Also-rans too, which is appropriate in both cases. Half-way through last season, they were hailed as THE team, pretty football…

Read More >>
thechels_logo

Reserves: Crawley vs Chelsea – A Picture Special

A selection of pictures from Saturday’s reserve friendly, which finished Crawley Town 3-0 Chelsea. The scene of today’s game, Broadfield Stadium     The team go through their warm-up     A full substitute’s bench     Lining up pre-match     Kaby     Ready to kick off     Gokhan Tore     Josh McEachran     Kaby battles away for possession     Pablo Mills fouls Josh…

Read More >>
thechels_logo

Reserves: Crawley 3-0 Chelsea

For some, it was a second outing in less than twenty-four hours. For others, it was a return to action after a summer break. For everyone, however, it was the start of another reserve campaign at Chelsea. In hot, dry conditions at the smart Broadfield Stadium, Steve Holland’s young charges impressed in spells but fell to a 3-0 defeat to Conference Premier hopefuls Crawley Town. The hosts have spent big…

Read More >>