• The Chelsea Academy Class of 2018
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A Point To Be Made

Just one point stands between Chelsea and progression to the UEFA Champion’s League as group winners. A fairly simple proposition on paper, but things have been far from simple lately at Stamford Bridge. Three defeats in the last four games and a worrying drought in front of goal, with only five goals scored in the previous six domestic outings, has left Carlo Ancelotti and his squad reeling as the media…

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The Loan Report: November 15-21

League One was the focus of loan attention this week, as Conor Clifford extended his stay at Plymouth Argyle for another month, whilst Adam Phillip took his first steps in professional football. Phillip’s path to professional football hasn’t exactly been a typical one, having been discovered relatively late as a 15 year-old playing Sunday park football. But after two serious knee injuries in three years, he this week joined Yeovil…

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Mugged In The Midlands

Our poor away form continued as we lost against Birmingham in the Premiership on Saturday afternoon, or did it? Despite battering the Birmingham defence we somehow managed to leak a goal with the only real effort on target. It was a classic snatch and grab. Birmingham keeper Ben Foster earned all three points for Birmingham with a string of good saves to deny Anelka, Drogba, Malouda and others, as Chelsea…

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Vote Your MOTM: Birmingham

Around 20 shots on goal, over 15 corners and despite having Drogba, Anelka, Kalou, Malouda and Sturridge on the pitch, we still couldn’t find a way to put the ball in the back of the net. The defeat to Birmingham is the first time in over four years that Chelsea have lost two in a row, so even though we lost the match, please vote and let us know who…

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Kakuta: A Contract Saga Update

After a meeting between Chelsea officials and Gael Kakuta this week, it seems there may be light at the end of the tunnel. The 19 year-old French winger, who is out of contract next summer, arrived back in London on Thursday for talks over a new deal, cutting short his international break. Reports in France this morning (emanating from L’Equipe) suggest that those talks lasted four hours and were ‘fruitful’,…

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Alex Returns In Time For Brum Rumble

Considering many of us were wondering how we’d have a defence up until January, the news that Alex can play, and Terry may be back for Newcastle, is more than welcome. Considering we played with four recognised full backs at Sunderland, and were roundly spanked, the thought of having to see through some big games, and our traditionally tricky Christmas fixtures was a worry. However after sitting on the bench…

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A Call To Bare Arms

No, that’s not a typo in the title… bear with me. We know that winter isn’t the best time to shout about t-shirts, but when have we ever been conventional? Today we are proud to launch our Online Store, also known as TheChels.biz. This site is our seventh and final site in terms of our offering as TheChels.org. Currently we only have our smart and funny designs available on t-shirts…

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Where Are They Now? Celestine Babayaro

Aged only 18, he was the most expensive teenager in club history when he cost £2.25 million from Belgian outfit Anderlecht in April 1997. He was already an established international with an Olympic Gold medal and won over the Stamford Bridge faithful when he made his debut against Leicester City. He faced competition from Graeme Le Saux and then Wayne Bridge during his time at the club but was part…

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Kakuta Set To Sign?

Reports emerging out of France today indicate that Gael Kakuta will return to London from international duty to discuss a new contract at Chelsea. The French Under-20 international featured last night against Montenegro and was due to continue his involvement during a training camp in Clairefontaine to take part in a friendly against Orléans tomorrow. However, he has been given permission to leave the team camp and head back to…

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Conflict And Collaboration

Part 1: Conflict. If you are of the persuasion that conflict and adversity brings out the best in an organisation, you may not be too upset by what is going on at Chelsea the moment. On the other hand, if you believe that collaboration is the way to achieve your aims, the events of the previous week may leave you with a sour taste. Conflict always exists within a football…

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