• Under-18s: Chelsea 1-1 Leicester City
  • The Loan Report: August 6-12
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Reserves: Chelsea 1-1 Everton

Chelsea’s Reserves learned an important lesson on Monday evening at Stamford Bridge. A lesson, in fact, they could do well to take from the first team they’re aspiring to join: when you’re on top, be ruthless. One of the finest 45-minute performances you’re likely to see anywhere opened the campaign in front of a lively crowd but the young Blues went into the break with just a Fabio Borini goal…

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The Loan Report: August 16-22

With the season still only three weeks old, the loan report remains in its infancy, both in terms of the season overall, and the number of players being reported on. As you will read below, however, that is very much subject to change. Before discussing potential moves though, let’s focus on those who have played. With no midweek action to speak of, we dive straight into this weekend’s action, which…

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Carlo’s Chelsea So Sixy

Two games, two six nil victories.  This has not been the start to the season many of us foresaw after our poor pre-season, yet here we sit just over two weeks into the new campaign with a 100% record, and a goal difference of +12 already. Ok so our opponents haven’t provided the sternest of testa so far but as the old adage goes, you can only beat what’s in front…

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Reserves Set To Kick Off Season

One never knows quite what to expect from a reserve campaign, but typically it’s not a great deal. 2010-11 will see a new structure in place, but even before things get underway, you get the impression it’s a bit like the emperor’s new clothes. Promises have been made, but in all probability, nothing will have changed and frustrations will grow at a system which is not conducive to developing young…

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Carlo Warns Of Wounded Wigan

So put your hands up if you were concerned before last weekends match against West Brom? Us too, however with that potential banana skin successfully traversed, today’s match seems much more of a formality, and that is why we must be careful. Complacency can be this teams greatest threat as we make the trip North to face Martinez’s Lactics, fresh from our 6-0 win over West Brom and with their…

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Under 18s: Chelsea 2-3 Manchester United

The new academy season started in heartbreaking fashion for Chelsea’s academy side as they went down to a last minute goal against Manchester United. Having led 2-0 in the first half, Dermot Drummy’s boys were pegged back and John Cofie won the points for the visitors deep into stoppage time. A healthy attendance was present at a grey Cobham for the first league meeting between the two sides since a…

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Academy Season Preview: Part Three – Chelsea’s Prospects

After taking a look at Chelsea’s opposition in the past couple of days, we take a look at the Blues themselves on the eve of the academy campaign’s big kick-off. What are we expecting of the defending FA Youth Cup winners over the next ten months? It probably won’t include a retention of the trophy won back in April, for Sam Walker, Jeffrey Bruma, Conor Clifford, Kaby, Jacopo Sala, and…

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Sam Hutchinson Forced To Retire

Chelsea this evening announced the terrible news that talented young defender Sam Hutchinson has been forced into retirement aged just 21 due to chronic long-term knee problems. Whilst the news isn’t a total shock to those who were aware of Sam’s troubles, it nonetheless comes as a huge blow to every Chelsea fan, and we can only imagine how devastated Sam himself must be. To summarise the situation, the young…

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Academy Season Preview: Part Two – Other Opponents

In Part Two of our Season Preview, we take a look at the other ten teams Chelsea will face in 2010/11, five home and five away, to complete their 28-game schedule. Aston Villa Last Season: 3rd in Group B Last Meeting: 2-1 (2009-10 Youth Cup) Last season’s beaten FA Youth Cup finalists will return with eyes on going one step further in pursuit of silverware. The club continues to impress…

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Get Your FREE Season Tracker

Following on the his popular Chelsea spreadsheet from last season, Carefree Chris has again updated the spreadsheet for this new season, adding in functionality and a few sophisticated, customisable graphs so you can keep track of Chelsea’s 2010-11 season. Just fill in the data as the season progresses, and you can find out a whole array of various statistics in both tabular and graphical form. Examples of the statistics calculated,…

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