NextGen Series: Chelsea 4-1 Juventus

March 17, 2013

Chelsea became the first team to book their place in the Semi Finals of the NextGen Series after an emphatic 4-1 victory over Juventus. A spectacular first half display left Dermot Drummy’s boys firmly in control of the tie to the tune of goals from Lewis Baker and Alex Kiwomya and whilst the Bianconeri fared much better later in the game and reduced the lead through Daniele Rugani’s header, late…


Under-18s: Chelsea 0-1 Everton

March 16, 2013

A much-changed and generally inexperienced Chelsea Under-18 team went down 1-0 at home to Everton in Barclays Premier Academy League action on Saturday morning in atrocious conditions at Cobham. A solitary strike from striker George Waring in the game’s opening exchanges secured three points for Kevin Sheedy’s visitors in a game they controlled and rarely appeared threatened in. Heavy rain, high winds and a sticky playing surface (having already moved…


The Loan Report: March 4-10

March 10, 2013

Romelu Lukaku took centre stage once again amongst Chelsea loanees this week as he struck his 14th goal of what has been an astoundingly successful season. The Belgian forward might even have added to his tally against Swansea on Saturday but missed a poorly taken penalty kick and thus had to settle for just the one. It was a well-taken effort as he ran across his man to meet a…


FA Youth Cup: Derby County 1-2 Chelsea

March 8, 2013

Chelsea’s youngsters booked a fifth FA Youth Cup Semi Final berth in six years on Friday night when they overcame a tough and spirited Derby County side 2-1 at Pride Park. Goals from Lewis Baker and Alex Kiwomya ensured a two-legged date with either Hull City or Liverpool in the coming weeks but the hosts were always in the game and hit the woodwork three times on the night. Adi…


Defining Moments

March 6, 2013

There are some players that are synonymous with certain moments, a moment of brilliance, bravery, stupidity, madness or just something Proper Chels. These are moments are etched into the memory of every Chelsea fan and their story will be told for generations to come. Some players have acquired cult status due to their loyalty and longevity. Others have made a short yet sudden impact (and not always positive). Below are…


The Loan Report: February 25 – March 3

March 3, 2013

In a season where many of Chelsea’s marquee loan faces have stolen the headlines with regularity, it’s a nice change of pace this week to shine the spotlight on a couple of youngsters playing in the lower leagues and having a majorly positive effect on their team’s fortunes. Billy Clifford and Sam Walker both joined Colchester United during the January transfer window with the Essex club toiling in relegation strife…


Under-18s: Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

March 2, 2013

Chelsea’s Under-18s suffered a first home defeat of the season on Saturday morning as Southampton claimed a 3-1 win at Cobham.  First half strikes by Bevis Mugabi and Dominic Gape sandwiched an unfortunate own goal from Ola Aina and gave the Saints a commanding lead. Chelsea improved in the second half but could only grab a solitary consolation goal through Ambrose Gnahore.  Adi Viveash was deprived of a handful of…


Under-21s: Fulham 1-0 Chelsea

March 1, 2013

Chelsea’s second trip to Craven Cottage in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League this season went much the same way as their first as Dermot Drummy’s youngsters lost to a solitary Lasse Christensen goal. The win was thoroughly deserved however and the margin of victory could easily have been greater but for a combination of the hosts’ profligacy and misfortune as they struck the woodwork three times in the second half….