One Change For Wembley

August 8, 2010

It’s Chelsea vs Manchester United (again) at Wembley this afternoon, playing on an all new semi-artificial surface, which should mean no nasty injuries, and some decent football. The Wembley directors have said yesso to Desso, in adopting the half grass, half synthetic solution to try and solve their ongoing pitch woes. With the system in place at many Premier League clubs such as City, Arsenal and Liverpool, amongst others, here’s…


Blues Beefed Up For Hamburg

August 4, 2010

In a few hours Chelsea will kick off their fourth and final pre-season match against Hamburg in the Volksparkstadion, Germany. After a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Frankfurt on Sunday, Ancelotti will be looking for a better display from his team as part of the preparation for the Community Shield match with United this coming weekend. With all the players back from the World Cup now, and only a few notable…


Big Guns Back For Frankfurt

August 1, 2010

In a little over three hours, Chelsea will kick off the next stage of their pre-season schedule away to Eintracht Frankfurt. The squad flew out earlier this week, however is still without Frank Lampard, and Daniel Sturridge. Sturridge stayed back for treatment to a minor ankle injury, with Frank sidelined by a virus. Gael Kakuta, back from his exploits at the U19 Euros, will also join up with the squad…


Blues Visit Palace

July 16, 2010

Chelsea’s first pre-season game of the 2010-11 season comes this weekend by way of a trip to Crystal Palace. Bucking the trend of previous seasons in keeping the tours to the UK and Europe, Chelsea’s campaign will see the lads play away matches against Ajax, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Hamburg, before meeting Manchester United in the Community Shield. But to Selhurst Park we head first, a short trip to the deep…


So Who Are We Going To Sign?

July 14, 2010

It’s been a funny week already, and it’s still only Wednesday. With the World Cup thankfully over, silly season is now fully upon us. A quick look at Newsnow for the past 24 hours see us linked with no less than ten players; Torres, Aguero, Kaka, Alves, Coentrao, Suarez, Pazzini, Balotelli, Annan, and Lukaku. There are more… The scattergun approach in selecting our potential transfer targets currently seen in the…


Blues Capture Kalas

July 7, 2010

Chelsea have signed highly rated 17 year old Czech defender Tomas Kalas from Sigma Olomouc, for a reported £5 million. Kalas however, will not be joining up with the club until 2011, as he’s been loaned back to Olomouc for the coming season as part of the deal. Neil Bath spoke today, confirming the transfer and also giving his opinion on the latest Czech player to join the club. “Tomas…