Patrick Bamford: Can He Be Good Enough?

March 29, 2015

It took less than ninety seconds for Harry Kane to make his England debut more memorable than he could possibly have imagined. Tottenham fans have been quick to tell the world ‘he’s one of their own’, and if the young forward keeps things up, the fans at Wembley will almost certainly end up following suit before much longer. Patrick Bamford’s Nottingham Forest days mean he’s unlikely to ever hear that…


The Loan Report: March 16-22

March 22, 2015

A fine recent run of Chelsea loanee goalscoring was extended into an eleventh consecutive week over the past seven days as Patrick Bamford, Lewis Baker and Gael Kakuta each added to an ever-growing tally for the season overall. Headliners Bamford got things underway in midweek by coming back to haunt former club Derby County for the second time this term, having also netted against them at the Riverside Stadium in…


Under-18s: Chelsea 0-2 Everton

March 21, 2015

Three days removed from another fabled FA Youth Cup comeback, Chelsea’s Under-18s found themselves being brought back to earth somewhat as they went down 2-0 at home to Everton in league action. The Blues racked up a host of first half chances without being able to make the breakthrough, and were punished for their profligacy close to half time when James Graham scored with a lovely glancing header. Everton went…


FA Youth Cup: Chelsea 5-2 Tottenham Hotspur (5-4 on aggregate)

March 18, 2015

A fourth consecutive FA Youth Cup Final beckons for Chelsea’s Under-18s after they produced a rollicking display of attacking football saw them overturn a 2-0 first leg deficit and send Tottenham Hotspur packing to the tune of a 5-2 victory on the night and 5-4 on aggregate. As usual, they did things the hard way; as if reversing a two-goal lead wasn’t hard enough they fell a goal further behind…


The Loan Report: March 9-15

March 15, 2015

We’ve had another week of loan action headlined by goalscoring antics and it’s come courtesy of Chelsea’s two most prolific contributors so far this season. Headliners Patrick Bamford‘s star has been on the ascent for a good two years now and the young forward turned in another terrific performance this weekend as he scored a brace in Middlesbrough’s 4-1 win over Ipswich Town. It was the first time he had…


Under-18s: Tottenham Hotspur 4-6 Chelsea

March 14, 2015

Chelsea’s Under-18s continued a season of remarkable results as they triumphed 6-4 in the latest of their clashes with Tottenham Hotspur in Enfield on Saturday morning. Meeting for the third time in a fortnight with a fourth lined up this Wednesday in the FA Youth Cup, the Blues went behind early to a Shayon Harrison goal but were quickly on terms through Ruben Sammut’s first of the season. Iké Ugbo’s…


UEFA Youth League: Chelsea 2-0 Atlético Madrid

March 10, 2015

Chelsea secured their place in the Semi Finals of the UEFA Youth League on Wednesday afternoon as they overcame Atlético Madrid 2-0 in a scrappy and tense affair at their Cobham training base. In a game of few chances, an own goal from Atlético defender Fran Manzanara gave the Blues a slender advantage they held onto until the latter stages, when Dominic Solanke popped up with his 29th goal of…


The Loan Report: March 2-8

March 8, 2015

It’s been a record-breaking seven days on the Chelsea loanwatch front with no fewer than seven goals for us to bring you. With so much to cover, let’s get stuck in. Headliners As he’s done for most of the past month, Mohamed Salah leads the way as he continued his stupendous form for Fiorentina. Prior to this weekend – he should feature away to Lazio tomorrow night in a match…


Under-21s: Chelsea 0-1 Leicester City

March 6, 2015

Chelsea’s Under-21s suffered a fourth straight defeat in all competitions and a third in as many league outings as they endured a frustrating Friday night at home to Leicester City. Harry Panayiotou’s fourth-minute strike proved sufficient for the Foxes to claim all three points under the floodlights at Cobham and round off a rather disappointing week for the Blues at academy level, with three losses across two age groups in…


FA Youth Cup: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Chelsea

March 5, 2015

Chelsea have work to do if they are to keep their hands on the FA Youth Cup following a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the first leg of their Semi Final tie on Thursday night. The Blues played well for long spells but never truly got into their full stride and late goals in either half from Joshua Onomah and Kazaiah Sterling – both the result of defensive hiccups…