The Harding Perspective: Manchester City

March 18, 2011

Sunday’s outing against Manchester City will prove pivotal in the fate of both sides come the end of the season. For City it is a chance to place some distance between them and the chasing pack; for Chelsea, a win puts them above City with a game in hand to play. While every game from now until the end of the season is labelled a must-win, a draw may not…


Stamford Bridge Stalemate Sees Chelsea Through

March 17, 2011

Chelsea progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with an aggregate 2-0 victory over FC København, after the second leg finished in a dour 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge. The match started brightly enough with Chelsea dominating the possession and creating all the early chances, but Copenhagen were gritty and kept plugging away, denying Chelsea, who were themselves guilty of wasting chances, the chance to put the match to…


São Paulo Confirm Piazon To Join Chelsea

March 15, 2011

Breaking news in Brazil this evening suggests that long-term youth target Lucas Piazon has agreed to join Chelsea from Sao Paulo when he turns 18, for a reported fee of €7.5m. The website “Lance!net” initially reported that the teenager, currently playing for Brazil in the South American Under-17 Championships, will join the Blues ahead of competition such as Juventus, who were believed to have agreed a deal to sign him…


The Loan Report: March 7-13

March 13, 2011

With no Premier League action, and a handful of injuries, it’s been a quieter week than we’ve seen recently on the loan front, but there’s still plenty to talk about in the latest instalment of The Loan Report. It has been an FA Cup weekend, meaning a free date for Premier League action, and as such neither Gael Kakuta nor the injured Michael Mancienne were able to play. Bolton did…


Under-18s: Chelsea 1-1 Birmingham City

March 12, 2011

Chelsea’s Under-18 team extended their unbeaten run at Cobham to five games on Saturday morning with a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Birmingham City. Mesca’s first-half goal, his maiden goal for the Blues, was cancelled out in the second half and ensured that the visitors took a deserved share of the spoils. Having made his long-awaited comeback from injury for the reserves in midweek, Marko Mitrovic started a match for the…


Win A Mentorship With Daniel Sturridge

March 11, 2011

Disney XD are offering youngsters the chance to win a mentorship with young Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge! These mentorships are like coaching sessions, giving you the opportunity to learn from professional sportsmen. The lucky winner will get to head down to Chelsea’s Cobham training ground and be put through their paces by the man himself. For more details and to get involved, kids should visit


We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

March 8, 2011

Chelsea continued their recovery with another win, as we beat Blackpool by three goals to one, with John Terry opening the scoring, before a Frank Lampard brace sealed an important three points for the Blues. Last time Chelsea visited Bloomfield Road was almost four decades ago, although it would have been a great surprise if this match would have lived up to that classic encounter in which Chelsea came back…


The Loan Report: March 1-6

March 6, 2011

From week to week, the number of Chelsea loanees who receive considerable playing time can fluctuate. Over the last few years, Blues supporters will be familiar with the stories of the likes of Scott Sinclair and Ben Sahar, who couldn’t buy a place in the starting elevens of teams they spent a short spell with. It therefore comes as good news that this week, a considerable majority of those available…


We Are All Thinking It

March 6, 2011

It’s unspoken but it’s there, isn’t it? We are all thinking it, aren’t we? Come on, admit it. The win against the red half of Manchester, the stuttering return to team form, the increasing impact of Frank Lampard, the revelation that is David Luiz… Yuri back, Yossi getting closer. I could go on but I won’t… It all starts to point to one thing doesn’t it? But wait a minute….


FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 2-1 Watford

March 2, 2011

For the second year in a row, and the third time in four years, Chelsea have reached the Semi Final stage of the FA Youth Cup. They did so by beating Watford in the Quarter Finals in consecutive years, and for the third time in as many games this campaign, Dermot Drummy’s team came back from conceding an early goal to wind up 2-1 victors. The addition of Tomas Kalas…