Blues In Seventh Heaven

March 29, 2010

Chelsea demolished Aston Villa 7-1 in an amazing display of flowing football. Frank Lampard netted four, whilst Florent Malouda’s double and Salomon Kalou’s first league goal of the season underscored a fabulous night for Ancelotti’s Blues. The lead was Chelsea’s early on, when Malouda blasted a cross right through the penalty area, where Lampard was at the back post to slide in past Friedel. A lapse from the otherwise impressive…


Another Thriller With Villa?

March 26, 2010

Chelsea will be looking to continue where they left off after their 5-0 win at Portsmouth, by putting Aston Villa to the sword this weekend at Stamford Bridge. It will be a true test of whether the Blues have pushed through their recent form slump. Unfortunately though, Ricardo Carvalho has been ruled out for four weeks through injury, so he joins Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Ashley Cole and Essien on the sidelines….


Is Carlo The Right Man For The Job?

March 26, 2010

OK so Ancelotti has won a few titles in Serie A and he has also won the Champions League, as well as losing it after being three up against the Scouse Scum. He came to us in a blaze of publicity. But what has he achieved? It comes to something when I agree with certain hacks who have said we should have walked the league this year with our squad,…


Blues Batter Bottom Boys

March 25, 2010

Chelsea moved to within a point of Manchester United at the top of table after an impressive 5-0 drubbing of bottom of the table Portsmouth. Daniel Sturridge came in and replaced the out of form Nicolas Anelka in the side, which also included Petr Cech for the first time since the defeat in Italy, as well as Ricardo Carvalho who’d also been out through injury. Deco was handed his first…


Blues Fratton Bound

March 24, 2010

Chelsea travel Fratton Park, where former manager Avram Grant is in charge of the debt ridden, relegation threatened Portsmouth. The FA has docked the South Coast club nine points for going into administration, leaving them with virtually no chance of staying in the Premier League beyond this season. John Terry will match Chopper Harris’ benchmark of 324 appearances as Chelsea captain, having first led Chelsea out on December 5, 2001…


Out Of Our Hands

March 22, 2010

A disappointing week for Chelsea has ended with points dropped at Ewood Park. Despite taking an early lead, the Blues could only draw 1-1 with Blackburn Rovers. Petr Cech hadn’t recovered in time, so Ross Turnbull started his third consecutive game in goal. Yuri Zhirkov was only on the bench with Paulo Ferreira at left back, whilst Salomon Kalou came in for Michael Ballack. Chelsea took the lead in the…


Make Mine A Double

March 20, 2010

With aspirations for the Uefa Champions League once again filed away (in a somewhat burgeoning file our sources tell us) under ‘how could that not be a penalty’, Carlo Ancelotti now focusses efforts on a domestic Premier League and FA Cup double, the like of which has never been seen at Stamford Bridge. That’s what you need to think about when you ponder how doable that little gem is, before…


Spotlight: Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris

March 18, 2010

It was in February 1962 that Ronald Edward Harris made his first team debut in a 1-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday. He went on to make a further 654 league appearances for Chelsea, cementing his place as a legend of the football club and becoming renowned as one of the toughest defenders of his era. “Chopper” was part of the Chelsea side that won the FA Youth Cup in 1961….


Out Of Europe, Out Of Ideas

March 17, 2010

Chelsea limply departed European competition last night, knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by Jose Mourinho’s well drilled and tactically excellent Internazionale side, who won 1-0 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate. Yuri Zhirkov came into the side at left back, whilst a fit again Ricardo Carvalho was only on the bench with Alex preferred. Ross Turnbull was between the sticks in the continued absence of Cech and…


The Ego Monster Rumbles On

March 16, 2010

So the special one returns to Stamford Bridge this evening, with fresh digs at Chelsea about how he wins the important games and Chelsea [since his departure] wins something. Nice, okay, but not everybody has been upended by the bluster and forgotten that we didn’t actually win the Champions League under Jose. We often played appallingly in the group stages, particularly away from home, and came closer under the match…