• Development Squad: Chelsea 0-2 Swansea City
  • The Loan Report: February 4-10
  • Development Squad: Derby County 0-1 Chelsea
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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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Vote Your MOTM: Sunderland

It’s a bit of a crap game to be kicking this feature off with as it’s not often we lose 3-0 at home, to Sunderland of all teams! Yet we’ll get over it I’m sure, plenty of us have seen far worse, so suck it up and let us know who you thought was MOTM against Sunderland. This weeks winner is Petr Cech, by a clear margin! Thanks for voting….

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..And Now For Something Completely Different

Hands up those of you who saw that coming? A tumultuous week at Stamford Bridge ended with the club’s worst defeat in the Roman Abramovich era, as Sunderland came and conquered the defending champions to the tune of a 3-0 reverse. After a terribly below-par performance at Liverpool last Sunday, Carlo Ancelotti’s men ground out a hard-earned three points in midweek at home to Fulham. Things have rather gone downhill…

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The Loan Report: November 8-14

The past seven days have been amongst the most productive so far this season for Chelsea’s young loanees, with two players scoring their first goals of the season. Let’s delve in. With another week of double-header action, Jack Cork and Ben Gordon both used the extra match to find the back of the net, the latter for the first time as a professional. The left-back had come close to opening…

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Unlucky Lamps Misses Black Cat Visit

Sunderland are today’s visitors to fortress Stamford Bridge, for a match in which many of us had hoped to see the return of Frank Lampard. Sadly it won’t be, as our talismanic midfielder suffered a fresh injury this week in training, straining an adductor muscle, meaning he will be out for another two-three weeks. Lampard’s last appearance was in the 2-0 win over Stoke City on 28 August, and despite not…

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Under-18s: Chelsea 0-2 Fulham

Chelsea’s tough 2010-11 academy season continued on Saturday morning with a frustrating 2-0 defeat at home to Fulham. Despite a hard-working performance in far from ideal circumstances, Dermot Drummy’s young charges were unable to get the upper hand on their opponents and ultimately came up short against a stronger unit. The team took on a more experienced look than last time out at Cobham against Crystal Palace, with Ben Sampayo…

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Where Are They Now? Len Casey MBE

Was one of a handful of players recruited by Ted Drake out of the amateur ranks. Wasn’t really considered to be a first team regular except in 1957-1958 when he made 24 appearances. Was sold to Plymouth Argyle inn 1958 for £12,000 plus Wally Bellett. Moved back to Essex and spent 25 years working for Dagenham Cables as a training officer until being offered early retirement. He was awarded an…

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Wilkins Out, Zola In?

The club today announced the immediate departure of Ray Wilkins from the coaching staff at Chelsea FC. A statement on the Official Chelsea Website read; “Chelsea Football Club chief executive Ron Gourlay has announced today that the board has decided not to renew Ray Wilkins‘ contract. This will take effect immediately.” Chief Executive Ron Gourlay said: “On behalf of everyone at the club I would like to thank Ray for…

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