Sexy Seven Up

April 26, 2010

Hands up who expected that one then? If you’re still sat there as normal, then I expect you’ll be like the majority of supporters who, before the game, saw this as a potential banana skin. With the long throws of Rory Delap renowned for causing unease in opposition penalty areas, and our not so good record of conceding far too many from set plays this season, the outcome of this…


Stoked Up

April 25, 2010

Chelsea take on Stoke City today in what could be a pivotal match in the outcome of the Premier League this season. With Manchester United beating Tottenham yesterday afternoon, Chelsea now find themselves two points behind the league leaders albeit with this afternoon’s game in hand. With John Terry suspended due to his sending off against Spurs, the returning Ivanovic should partner Alex in the center of defence, with Ferreira…


Spotlight: Gianfranco Zola

April 22, 2010

Gianfranco Zola is synonymous with Chelsea Football Club. The Sardinian magician was a scorer of truly great goals and was voted Chelsea’s greatest ever player in 2005 after a magnificent career at Stamford Bridge from 1996 to 2003. The little Italian broke through way back in 1989 at Italian club Napoli. There, he was in the same team as the legendary Diego Maradona and the two would spent hours together…


Bad Day At The Office

April 19, 2010

Chelsea’s title ambitions took a hefty blow after a 2-1 loss to Tottenham at White Heart Lane. Manchester United’s typically late win against Manchester City earlier in the day meant that the Blues lead had been cut down to a solitary point and so it remains, heading into the final three matches of the season. Ancelotti reverted back to the side that won the FA Cup semi final against Aston…


Spurs Up Next

April 16, 2010

Chelsea can take another huge step to regaining the English Premier League by beating Tottenham at White Hart Lane this weekend. Spurs themselves did Chelsea a huge favour by beating Arsenal last week, so hopefully they will be in just as helpful a mood this weekend. With the title within arms reach, Ancelotti has been using a 4-3-3 formation of late, rotating the centre forward and support players, ahead of…


One Step Closer

April 14, 2010

Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the English Premier League to four points with four games to play, by defeating a spirited Bolton Wanderers outfit 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. As expected, Michael Ballack and Salomon Kalou returned to the lineup, the latter starting up front with both Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba. It was Anelka’s goal that proved the difference just before half time. A clash of heads…


Blues Get A Bolt-On For The Title

April 13, 2010

Chelsea have the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the English Premier League to four points, by beating Bolton Wanderers tonight at the Stamford Bridge. Branislav Ivanovic may be fit to start, but Paulo Ferreira’s excellent form of late means he may well keep his spot. Michael Ballack and Salomon Kalou will both start in place of Deco and Joe Cole, whilst there could be further rotation…


Club Before Country, Martin

April 12, 2010

Martin O’Neill isn’t shy of a moan, we all know that. This weekend’s diatribe is aimed at everyone’s favourite man; John Terry, meaning that O’Neill is already very late to an already oversubscribed party. Yet it’s not the target of his outburst which has goaded a reaction out of me, but rather the nature of it, and the predictable reaction of the wider footballing public. Apparently, Terry should be publicly…


Another Year Another Cup Final

April 12, 2010

Chelsea have again reached the FA Cup Final by defeating Aston Villa 3-0 in the semi final at Wembley Stadium. Decisive goals from Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda and Frank Lampard proved to be more than ample on the day. Avram Grant’s Portsmouth will be our opposition, after they beat Tottenham 2-0 after extra time in the other semi. Drogba was the only change from the side that beat Manchester United…


Entertaining Villa At Our Second Home

April 10, 2010

Chelsea’s defence of the FA Cup reaches a pivotal stage at Wembley, with the semi final against Aston Villa. Still smarting from their 7-1 crushing at the hands of the Blues a few weeks ago, Villa must produce something altogether improved if they are to figure in the final come May. For Villa, James Milner is under an injury cloud, as is Richard Dunne, though the former is expected to…