Stamford Bridge Stalemate Sees Chelsea Through

March 17, 2011

Chelsea progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with an aggregate 2-0 victory over FC København, after the second leg finished in a dour 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge. The match started brightly enough with Chelsea dominating the possession and creating all the early chances, but Copenhagen were gritty and kept plugging away, denying Chelsea, who were themselves guilty of wasting chances, the chance to put the match to…


We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

March 8, 2011

Chelsea continued their recovery with another win, as we beat Blackpool by three goals to one, with John Terry opening the scoring, before a Frank Lampard brace sealed an important three points for the Blues. Last time Chelsea visited Bloomfield Road was almost four decades ago, although it would have been a great surprise if this match would have lived up to that classic encounter in which Chelsea came back…


Home Win Sets Fergus Fuming

March 2, 2011

Chelsea continued their impressive home-record against Manchester United, as a David Luiz strike and Frank Lampard penalty completed the comeback after Wayne Rooney had given them the lead early on. It was the fifth anniversary of the death of Peter Osgood and Carlo Ancelotti’s men paid a great tribute to the ‘King of Stamford Bridge’ with a thumping victory. Carlo Ancelotti made only one change from the team that started…


Blues Pay The Penalty

February 20, 2011

Chelsea’s challenge of making it three FA Cups in a row were demolished in dramatic fashion at Stamford Bridge yesterday after Everton equalised in last minute of extra-time, before beating us 4-3 on penalties. Chelsea were not at their best throughout the game but looked to have booked their place in the next round after Frank Lampard scored in the dying stages of the first half of extra-time. But then…


Good, But Not Good Enough

February 15, 2011

A game which looked like two points dropped for so long, turned into a point gained at the end after Petr Cech saved Clint Dempsey’s last minute penalty to earn Blues a point in this West London derby. Keeping true to his word, Carlo Ancelotti rotated his side around and gave starts to Florent Malouda, David Luiz and Ramires with Didier Drogba amongst others being given a rest for this…


Robbed By The Scousers

February 7, 2011

After all the hysteria during the week and the craziness of Saturday, it was time for the big showdown between Chelsea and Liverpool in a match which was built up as showdown between Fernando Torres and his former team, but turned out to be a rather drab affair in which Liverpool came out as winners. Carlo Ancelotti gave debut to his new record signing, Fernando Torres, who replaced Salomon Kalou…


Chelsea Maintain Momentum

February 2, 2011

Chelsea are back, Chelsea are back!! These were the chants that were on everybody’s mind after the transfer window shut down and Chelsea gave further credence to this belief with a mighty impressive 4-2 victory at the Stadium of Light. Chelsea’s record signing, Fernando Torres, and Brazilian David Luiz were not available for the match, but Carlo Ancelotti was able to call upon the young, yet experienced, duo of John…


Kalou Strikes To Force Replay

January 30, 2011

Chelsea had to come from behind to earn a replay in the 4th round of the FA Cup against Everton. Louis Saha gave Everton the lead early in the second half, but a Saloman Kalou goal fifteen minutes from time gave the FA Cup holders a draw, despite not being at their best. Carlo Ancelotti picked a full-strength starting line-up, some of this being owed to the fact that we…


Blues Getting Back To Their Best

January 25, 2011

Chelsea continued their improvement in performances after notching up another win against the high-lying Bolton Wanderers with an impressive 4-0 win at the Reebok Stadium. The build-up to this game was rather unusual with Bolton fans paying tributes to their Legend, Nat Lofthouse, who sadly passed away this past week. On the other hand, the rest of the footballing community in England were busy casting their eye on the Sky…


First Step On Road To Recovery

January 16, 2011

Ivanovic and Anelka returned to haunt Blackburn Rovers again as Chelsea returned to winning ways with a rather nervous 2-0 win over Blackburn Rover at Stamford Bridge. Branislav Ivanovic got his fifth goal of the season to put Chelsea ahead, before Nicloas Anelka made it three goals in two for him to ensure three points for Carlo Ancelotti’s side. Given Carlo Ancelotti’s pre-match comments about Josh McEachran being ready to…