UEFA Youth League: Chelsea 4-1 Milan

February 25, 2014

Chelsea confirmed their credentials as the team to beat in the inaugural UEFA Youth League as they made it seven wins from seven by demolishing Milan 4-1 in the Round of Sixteen. Lewis Baker was the star of the show as he scored two terrific goals, whilst Jeremie Boga and Alex Kiwomya also got in on the act as Dermot Drummy’s boys joined Barcelona as confirmed last eight participants. Ahead…


Safe Standing Survey for Chelsea Fans

February 24, 2014

We are jointly running a survey to gather Chelsea supporters’ attitudes to Safe Standing at football grounds in collaboration with other Chelsea supporter organisations, blogs and fanzines including: BlueTinted | CFCnet | cfcuk | Chelsea Daft | Chelsea Fancast | Chelsea Mad | Chelsea Supporters Club | Chelsea Supporters Group | Chelsea Supporters Trust | Famous CFC | Oh Dennis Wise | Plains of Almeria | Rivals | Talk Chelsea…


The Loan Report: February 17-23

February 23, 2014

In this week’s Loan Report, Patrick Bamford and Christian Atsu continued the Chelsea loanee goalscoring streak into a 27th consecutive week of the 2013-14 season, but it was a mixed bag elsewhere as a number of familiar names and faces encountered a change of circumstance. Headliners Having scored in four consecutive Derby County matches, it came as something of a disappointment when Bamford failed to score against Queens Park Rangers…


FA Youth Cup: Cardiff City 0-2 Chelsea

February 18, 2014

Chelsea’s Under-18s booked a spot in a fifth consecutive FA Youth Cup Quarter Final with a 2-0 win away to Cardiff City on Tuesday evening. The youngsters were made to work hard for their victory as they took on a very defensively-minded Cardiff side but an early goal from Dominic Solanke set them on their way, and following more than an hour of probing, Alex Kiwomya’s 77th minute goal secured…


The Loan Report: February 10-16

February 16, 2014

For the second successive week, Croatian midfielder Mario Pašalić netted to extend the unbeaten run of Chelsea loanee goalscoring in the 2013-14 season to a 26th consecutive week, and in doing so made it 90 goals scored by the (current running total of) 30 Blues youngsters away on loan. It was a rare bright moment in a week which was otherwise rather disappointing on a number of levels, so we…


Under-18s: Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal

February 15, 2014

Chelsea’s youngest Under-18 team of the season staged a late comeback on Saturday morning to earn a point in a 2-2 draw against London rivals Arsenal at Cobham. No fewer than nine schoolboys featured for a Blues team which had found itself trailing 2-0 midway through the second half after goals from Renny Smith and Stephy Mavididi, but they finished strong. Jake Clarke-Salter’s first youth team goal reduced the arrears…


The Loan Report: February 3-9

February 9, 2014

In the latest Loan Report, a pair of young Croatian loanees were responsible for extending the unbroken streak of Chelsea players scoring this season up to a 25th consecutive week. Mario Pašalić and Stipe Perica may not be household names (yet), but they both had good weekends when many of the more recognisable faces didn’t. Headliners Pašalić’s signing hasn’t officially been announced by Chelsea yet, but with all other parties…


Under-21s: Fulham 1-2 Chelsea

February 7, 2014

Chelsea’s Under-21s bounced back from a defeat in their last outing to inflict a first league defeat of the season on Fulham as they triumphed 2-1 at Motspur Park on Friday night. An excellent first-half performance saw goals from John Swift and Lewis Baker put Chelsea in the ascendancy but despite their first half excellence, they found it much tougher after the break. Cauley Woodrow’s penalty reduced the arrears and…


Chelsea Pitch Owners 2014 AGM Report (or ‘CPO Comes To Its Senses’)

February 3, 2014

Meeting Report The Chelsea Pitch Owners 2014 AGM took place on 31st January 2014 in the Harris Suite at Stamford Bridge in the presence of approximately 120 shareholders. Chairman Steve Frankham (SF) declared the meeting quorate at 11am and opened the meeting by introducing his fellow Directors.  He went on to thank the assembled shareholders for notifying their attendance in advance, thus assisting with planning for the meeting and helping…


The Loan Report: January 27 – February 2

February 2, 2014

A busy last week of the transfer window on the loan front saw Chelsea take their tally of prospects playing elsewhere up to 30, but it was a familiar face in Patrick Bamford that kept the unbroken run of goalscoring weeks up as the Derby man netted twice to headline this week’s action. Headliners Having scored in two of his first three appearances for Derby County as an impact substitute,…