The Loan Report: August 26-31

August 31, 2014

It took a little longer than it did last season but we’re finally off the mark in the goalscoring column for the 2014-15 season on the loanwatch front. Thorgan Hazard got things underway in the Europa League in midweek before Stipe Perica weighed in for NAC Breda on Sunday. Headlines Thorgan hasn’t yet started for Borussia Mönchengladbach yet but has impressed as a substitute and following a lively cameo last…


Under-18s: Leicester City 0-1 Chelsea

August 30, 2014

Chelsea’s Under-18s showed determination and no little spirit in responding to a heavy reverse at Arsenal last time out by claiming all three points from a particularly tricky Saturday morning trip to Leicester City. The match itself was devoid of talking points and clear cut chances but the Blues edged the contest and came up on the right side of the fine margins, winning 1-0 courtesy of a late winner…


The Loan Report: August 18-25

August 25, 2014

La Liga and the Bundesliga kicked off this weekend, bringing six Chelsea loanees into their first action of the 2014-15 season. The Blues have eighteen players out on loan at this current point in time and whilst some of them are yet to get started competitively, business is picking up. Headliners We’re still without a goalscorer through three weeks of football but Lucas Piazon made a fairly decent impact on…


Under-21s: Chelsea 3-1 Norwich City

August 24, 2014

To the untrained eye, this Chelsea Under-21 team could pass for their senior counterparts, at least in terms of approach. Dominic Solanke has a passing physical resemblance to Diego Costa whilst being asked to perform some of the Brazilian-turned-Spaniard’s lone striker duties. Jeremie Boga buzzes around with the flair and verve of Eden Hazard whilst Charly Musonda probes and works endlessly in pursuit of Oscar-like success. For Nemanja Matic and…


Behind the Scenes At The Museum

August 20, 2014

For most of the Stamford Bridge faithful, the real start of the season will come at the weekend, when Chelsea play Leicester in their first home Premier League game. For 4,000 lucky (and hardy) souls, the trip to Burnley on Monday night was made well worth their while by a sparkling 3-1 win, with the Master of Cesc winning plaudits from pundits and fans alike, and the big beast Costa…


The Loan Report: August 11-17

August 17, 2014

We’re back for another busy season for the Loan Report here at, and with no fewer than sixteen Chelsea players having already departed on temporary moves, there’s plenty to cover already. We were given over 120 goals during 2013-14 and a goalscoring streak that covered every week of the campaign until the very last one came up empty and whilst we’re not going to reach those heights again, it’ll…


Under-18s: Chelsea 4-3 Southampton

August 16, 2014

Chelsea’s Under-18s kicked off their 2014-15 campaign with a dramatic 4-3 victory over Southampton at Cobham in a performance that bore all of the hallmarks of many recent comeback wins at this level. Joe Edwards’ young Blues found themselves trailing by two goals inside the opening quarter of an hour but responded well to draw level as Tammy Abraham and Kasey Palmer struck their first goals of the new season….


Under-21s: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City

August 15, 2014

Chelsea got the defence of their Barclays Under-21 Premier League title off to a winning start on Friday night with a narrow 2-1 victory over a very good Manchester City team at the Electrical Services Stadium in Aldershot. The visitors led for almost the entire match through defender Pablo Maffeo but despite starting badly the Blues grew in stature the longer the game went on and deservedly drew level when…


Academy Preview 2014-15: Part Three – Chelsea

August 14, 2014

We’re back with another season of football set to begin at Category One level and if the previous seasons are anything to go by it’ll be an intoxicating ten months with no shortage of drama and plenty of promise. Here at we’re taking a look at what to expect from the 2014-15 season and we finish with a comprehensive look at Chelsea themselves. Standards are high down at the…


Premier League Predictions 2014-2015

August 14, 2014

Well, that wasn’t too bad.  Thanks to the World Cup and an early pre-season opportunity to watch the boys in blue, compared to other years the close season has positively fled.  And that can only mean one thing.  TheChels.Net’s resident Old Crone, Gypsy Rose Baby, looks into her crystal ball to predict the future and also looks back to last year’s predictions. Arsenal The spreadsheetists and latteistas have been bigging…