Youth Cup Defence Set To Begin

November 30, 2012

Chelsea’s defence of the FA Youth Cup begins this Saturday lunchtime away to Colchester United, and the Blues enter this year’s competition with perhaps more expectation on them to succeed than ever before. Not only are the Blues the current holders, but they also come into the fixture as the only unbeaten team in Professional Development League Under-18 football, with nine wins and two draws from their eleven fixtures so…


The Loan Report: November 19-25

November 25, 2012

In a week where four more Chelsea youngsters headed out on loan, it was one of the new faces who impressed most. Patrick Bamford had a helpful debut for Milton Keynes Dons, racking up a couple of assists, whilst fellow left-footed forward Romelu Lukaku also made the headlines in grabbing his fourth goal of the season. Lukaku had an eventful and exciting twenty-minute cameo performance in front of the Sky…


Fear and Loathing in SW6

November 22, 2012

Already reeling from the departure of Robbie Di Matteo, the suits at Chelsea FC inflicted a further blow on the club’s supporters last night with their appointment of the almost universally-despised former Liverpool boss, Rafael Benitez, until the end of the season. Let’s take a look at some of his pearls of wisdom on CFC whilst he was in charge at Anfield:- “Drogba is a coward, a diver and a…


Quartet of Youngsters Depart on Loan

November 22, 2012

On the final day of transfer activity for English football league clubs until the new year, three Chelsea youngsters departed on lower league loans, whilst a fourth will spend the rest of his season back at home overseas. Conor Clifford has joined League One outfit Crawley Town, his second spell in the division after a month at Portsmouth earlier this season, whilst Todd Kane and Patrick Bamford join him in…


Roberto Di Matteo – A Hearfelt Appreciation

November 21, 2012

The news that Roberto di Matteo has been sacked as manager of Chelsea, just five months into a two year contract, has come as a huge and unwelcome shock to most fans. During an early season edition of The Chelsea Fancast, the presenters and benches were of the opinion that if Robbie failed to deliver silverware, he would probably be out of a job at the end of the season….


The Loan Report: November 12-18

November 19, 2012

It’s been another marquee week on the loan front, with Kevin De Bruyne, Nathaniel Chalobah and Ulises Dávila all finding the back of the net and making a positive impact for their teams. We’ll begin chronologically with Chalobah, who returned to Watford’s starting eleven on Saturday after being rested last weekend, and scored his first ever professional goal in a 2-1 win over Wolves at Vicarage Road. In a performance…


Under-21s: Liverpool 3-3 Chelsea

November 18, 2012

It was a dramatic Sunday afternoon in the North West for Chelsea’s Under-21s as St Helens’ Langtree Park stadium played host to a six-goal thriller against Liverpool. Goals from Michael Ngoo, Jack Robinson and Kristian Adorjan appeared to have consigned the Blues to defeat but a Jeremie Boga-inspired comeback saw them turn the game on its head in the second half and take a share of the spoils in a…


Under-18s Qualify for Elite Stage as Group Winners

November 17, 2012

Chelsea’s Under-18 team secured safe passage to the national Elite Group of competition as Group 3 winners after winning 2-1 away to Liverpool on Saturday morning. Two second-half goals from Alex Kiwomya ensured Adi Viveash’s boys extended their unbeaten start to the season to ten games and maintained their seven point gap over second-placed Fulham, who beat Middlesbrough 6-0 to go within one point of joining their West London neighbours…


Under-21s: Chelsea 4-1 Crystal Palace

November 12, 2012

Chelsea’s Under-21s recorded consecutive wins for the first time this season as they comfortably dispatched of Crystal Palace 4-1 at Griffin Park on Monday night. A flurry of first half goals saw Todd Kane, Marko Marin and Patrick Bamford find the back of the net, whilst Lewis Baker added sheen to the scoreline in the second half. Marin’s inclusion was the eye-catching item on a team sheet missing Nathan Aké,…


The Loan Report: November 5-11

November 11, 2012

It was an unusual week on the loan front, as none of Chelsea’s numerous youngsters playing elsewhere this season managed to find the scoresheet; just the second time this season that that has happened. So, in search of the focus of our attentions this week, we turn to Josh McEachran. The spotlight has been on the young midfielder more than usual in the last seven days, beginning with a 90…