Chelsea Held In Genk

November 1, 2011

Chelsea drew 1-1 with Genk away in Belgium, in the Champions League this evening. Chelsea started with Cech in goal, Bosingwa on the right, Ivanovic & Luiz centrally, with Cole on the left.  Romeu took the defensive midfield slot flanked by both Ramires & Miereles, with Malouda, Torres, & Anelka up front. The blues had opened the scoring through a Ramires goal in the 26th minute and it should have…


A Hallowe’en Horror Show

October 30, 2011

A tumultuous week for Chelsea Football Club ended in remarkable fashion Saturday lunchtime as the Blues were defeated 5-3 by Arsenal. Robin van Persie’s hat-trick secured a huge three points for the visitors but it was the hosts’ defensive performance which was the subject of post-match discussion, as Arsene Wenger’s team found time and space with alarming regularity. Andre Villas-Boas made two changes from the previous league outing away to…


Nine-Man Blues Go Down Fighting

October 24, 2011

In the end, Chelsea’s second defeat of the season went down in entirely predictable fashion as another London derby ended with tempers frayed and the Blues with reduced numbers. Heidar Helguson’s early penalty proved enough to seal three points for Queens Park Rangers which were celebrated as loudly as any in their history, as first half red cards for Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba left their West London rivals facing…


Toffees Toothless As Chelsea Make It Eight In Two

October 16, 2011

John Terry scored on his 350th league appearance for Chelsea against Everton on Saturday, doubling an earlier Sturridge effort in the first half and preceding a Ramires goal in the second, which saw Chelsea beat Everton at home for the first time since 2006. With the international break coming straight after a 5-1 victory over Bolton, there was a concern that the teams rhythm may have been upset. This was…


Lampard And Sturridge Steal The Show

October 2, 2011

Frank Lampard stole the show in his 350th league appearance for Chelsea at the Reebok Stadium, scoring a hat-trick and putting in a performance that will have more than answered his critics in the media. The team lined up with Cech in goal, Luiz and Terry in the centre of defence with Cole and Bosingwa on the left and right respectively. In mid-field, Villas-Boas opted to start with Ramires on…


Pain In Spain As Late Penalty Snatches Draw

September 29, 2011

Another game, another defensive mistake and another goal conceded, and this time that goal made all the difference as València snatched a draw right at the end at Estadio Mestalla. Frank Lampard had given the Blues the lead just before the hour mark, but a handball by his substitute, Salomon Kalou, gave the hosts a chance to equalise from twelve yards out from which Roberto Soldado coolly finished. After being…


Torres Off But Blues March On

September 25, 2011

Two goals either side of the half ensured Chelsea maintained their 100% record in the league at Stamford Bridge thanks to a double strike from the ever impressive Ramires, despite going down to ten men in the first half after Fernando Torres was shown the red. After a lacklustre start, the game came to life in a crazy ten minute spell in the first half which included two goals and…


Fulham Pay The Penalty As Chelsea Progress

September 22, 2011

Chelsea progressed to the Fourth Round of the Carling Cup on Wednesday night following a 4-3 penalty shootout win over West London neighbours Fulham. Martin Jol’s team failed to take advantage of a 49th minute red card for Blues defender Alex, and after Pajtim Kasami missed the resulting spot kick, Chelsea put in what manager Andre Villas-Boas described as a “super human performance” to stay on terms for over an…


Carling Cup: Chances Or Changes?

September 20, 2011

Chelsea enter this season’s Carling Cup on Wednesday night and as usual, speculation abounds as to how the club will approach the competition ahead of their third round clash with local neighbours Fulham. The tie represents Andre Villas-Boas’ first foray into the league cup and whilst many clubs treat it as an unwanted distraction, the Portuguese will no doubt recall that it represented his first piece of silverware in his…


Much More Than Just A Defeat

September 19, 2011

It’s not often that a score line so blatantly refutes the events of the game, but the 3-0 sore line at half-time did just that, and even though Fernando Torres scored early in the second half and we had chances to reduce the deficit it was not to be, as Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season came to end on a crazy day at Old Trafford. All of Manchester United’s…