Turf Test For Perfect Jan

January 30, 2010

Chelsea travel to Turf Moor in the hope of completing a perfect January, by defeating Burnley in a late kick off in the Premier league this afternoon. The home side lost manager Owen Coyle to Bolton Wanderers after the sacking of Gary Megson and are threatened by relegation, whilst the home side welcome back Didier Drogba, looking to make up for lost time in the golden boot race. Chelsea are…


Lamps At The Double

January 29, 2010

Chelsea rolled Birmingham with ease, winning 3-0 at home to continue our excellent run of form. Frank Lampard scored twice and Florent Malouda netted a header as our clinical finish proved too much for Birmingham. It took all of four minutes for Chelsea to take the lead. Joe Cole beat Bowyer for pace on the right, before standing up a cross that was easily headed in by the unmarked Malouda….


Brum Up At The Bridge

January 27, 2010

Chelsea host Birmingham City in the Premier League tonight having slipped to third in the league, albeit with a game in hand over Arsenal and two over the leaders Manchester United. Chelsea cruised past Preston North End in the FA Cup on the weekend and in their previous league match, defeated Sunderland 7-2. Birmingham won 2-1 at Goodison Park to knock Everton out and in their last league game, they…


Cup Campaign Continues

January 25, 2010

Chelsea eased through to the fifth round of the FA Cup, defeating Preston North End 2-0. It was a professional, clinical performance from Chelsea with goals from strikers Nicolas Anelka and Daniel Sturridge enough to guarantee that there’d be no “cupset” from Darren Ferguson’s side. Ancelotti was true to his word, sticking with the side he named 24 hours earlier. Hilario, Ferreira, Alex, Zhirkov, Belletti and Sturridge were some of…


Carlo Up For The Cup

January 23, 2010

Deepdale plays host to an FA Cup fourth round tie between Preston North End and Chelsea. Preston North End reached this stage by thrashing Colchester United 7-0, whilst Chelsea were victorious over Watford 5-0. Curiously, Carlo Ancelotti has named his side already and without doubt it is one strong enough to beat Preston. Hilario, Ferreira, Alex, Terry and Zhirkov make up the back five, Belletti, Ballack, Lampard and Deco the…


Sunderland Seen Off

January 18, 2010

Chelsea shellacked Sunderland 7-2 on Saturday to consolidate their position at the summit of the Premier League. Nicolas Anelka and Frank Lampard scored a brace apiece, whilst Florent Malouda, Ashley Cole and Michael Ballack also scored one each. For Sunderland, former Blue Boudewijn Zenden and their top scorer Darren Bent found the net. As expected, Belletti started in midfield, but there was no place for Daniel Sturridge in the starting…


Beware The Black Cats

January 16, 2010

Chelsea resume their league campaign at Stamford Bridge against Sunderland this afternoon. It’s been 19 days since our last league action but nonetheless Chelsea are still one point clear at the top of the table, albeit still with a game in hand over Manchester United. Drogba, Kalou, Mikel and Essien are all still away on international duty, whilst Deco and Jose Bosingwa are still injured. It could mean more action…


To Hull And Back

January 8, 2010

Chelsea resume Premier League duties away at Hull City this weekend, Chelsea coming off the back of a 5-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup, and Hull City a 4-1 thrashing away at Wigan Athletic. Incidentally, on loan Chelsea winger Scott Sinclair scored the final goal for Wigan. Chelsea have Drogba, Essien, Mikel and Kalou away at the African Cup of Nations. Nicolas Anelka may well be fit, however…


Blues Give Watford What For

January 4, 2010

Chelsea sealed their passage to the FA Cup fourth round with an emphatic 5-0 win over Watford at Stamford Bridge. Two goals from Daniel Sturridge, plus goals from Florent Malouda, Frank Lampard and an own goal from John Eustace were more than enough for victory. As predicted, the side was a mix of youth and experience, with Hilario, Belletti, Sturridge and the underutilised Zhirkov included, as well as Matic, Kakuta…


Watford Approach

January 1, 2010

Chelsea host Watford in the FA Cup Third Round this Saturday in the first match of the New Year, and indeed the new decade. Chelsea ended 2009 with a rather shaky December and will be looking to kick start 2010 with a strong January, beginning with this FA Cup tie. Expect the likes of Gael Kakuta, Fabio Borini and Daniel Sturridge to feature heavily as Chelsea are without Didier Drogba,…