FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 4-0 Birmingham City (7-0 agg)

April 10, 2018

To the casual observer it might have become predictable a long time ago. The FA Youth Cup starts in August of every season, invites more than 700 clubs from across the lands to enter, and in the end Chelsea reach the Final. Yet to discredit the work done by each crop with every passing year would be doing them a disservice. Jody Morris’ latest vintage will take their place in…


Dermot Drummy 1961-2017

April 9, 2018

Dermot Drummy left us far too soon. Depression doesn’t care about your accolades or achievements. It doesn’t care about your fame or fortune, your status or standing, or just about anything you can think of. It is a relentless bastard of an disease that we cannot allow to triumph, that should be starved of the opportunity to coalesce, and that starts by simply talking. Talk. It comes across as a…


The Loan Report: April 3-8

April 8, 2018

Chelsea’s Loan Army is on course to set new records for total appearances, total minutes played, and clean sheets this season and, although they’re likely to fall short of last season’s 126-goal extravaganza, they are in with a solid chance of reaching the century mark for just the third time. Four more were added to the total this week, lifting us to 84, and they came from far and wide….


Under-18s: Chelsea 4-0 Southampton

April 7, 2018

Chelsea moved within one point of a fourth consecutive Under-18 Premier League South title on Saturday morning as they avenged their sole defeat this season in beating Southampton 4-0 at Cobham. The Blues were overturned by the same scoreline at Staplewood in October but, after a stuttering first half of the rematch, they pulled away in the second half with a powerful and incisive display of attacking football. Tariq Uwakwe…


FA Youth Cup: Birmingham City 0-3 Chelsea

April 4, 2018

Chelsea are well on their way to a seventh straight FA Youth Cup Final after recording a very comfortable 3-0 win at Birmingham City in Wednesday night’s Semi Final First Leg at St Andrew’s. Tariq Uwakwe, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Charlie Brown scored to give the away team a firm hand on proceedings heading into the return leg in SW6 six nights from tonight, and they were scarcely in trouble of…


The Loan Report: March 29 – April 2

April 2, 2018

The final international break of the season gave way to a busy Easter schedule across Europe with Marco van Ginkel adding another goal to his tally, as PSV move closer to securing the Eredivisie title, whilst Nathan struck in another big game in Portugal. Headliners Van Ginkel was the sole goalscorer amongst the Loan Army this week, scoring his 15th of the season in PSV’s handsome 5-1 win at home…


Development Squad: Derby County 0-3 Chelsea

March 31, 2018

Chelsea’s bid to finish the Premier League 2 season well got off to a strong start on Saturday as Daishawn Redan’s hat-trick led the Development Squad to a 3-0 win over Derby County at St George’s Park. With only three fixtures left on their schedule after the final international break of the season, Joe Edwards’ boys will have set their sights on going into the summer full of confidence, and…


Blues set to add attacking Academy duo

March 28, 2018

Last summer, Premier League clubs agreed to bring forward their academy scholarship decisions from March to December so as to allow those players being released sufficient time to make alternative plans for the next steps in their careers. Consequently, those same clubs now have considerably more time to focus their efforts on supplementing their home-grown intake with the best players from elsewhere. Chelsea have long since been proponents of doing…


The Loan Report: March 12-18

March 18, 2018

A number of the usual suspects found the back of the net this week as the Loan Report leads off with strikes from Lucas Piazon, Marco van Ginkel, and Michy Batshuayi, who combined to edge us closer to the 80-goal mark for the campaign. Headliners Piazon was the first to take a share of the headlines, scoring a smart goal in Fulham’s West London derby draw against Queens Park Rangers….


Under-18 League Cup Final: Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur

March 18, 2018

If there’s a trophy to be won, Chelsea’s Under-18s will make it their aim to be the team that does so. And, on Sunday afternoon at a snow-covered Cobham, Jody Morris’ boys did just that, beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 to become the inaugural winners of the Under-18 Premier League Cup whilst showcasing their tremendous academy depth in doing so. The UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup campaigns can often…