Travels With the Chels – Copenhagen

May 16, 2012

A “Travels” is a rare visitor at this time of the year; however as we have reached the Final of Europe’s premier club competition what better way than to mark it with recollections of what was, for many of those who went, a very favourite European trip. The 2010 – 2011 Champions League campaign began with exceptionally smooth progress through a first stage comprising Marseille, Zilina and Spartak Moscow, ending…


Has Torres Scored For Chelsea?

April 23, 2011

Yes, yes he has. The Spaniard’s first goal in Chelsea blue kicked off wild celebrations at Stamford Bridge as it put the seal on three hard-earned points against West Ham in conditions which at times bordered on the absurd. Frank Lampard’s first half opener had given the Blues a deserved lead but the visitors proved tenacious and wouldn’t go down without a fight. Torres’ left-footed finish put daylight between the…


…And Breathe

December 30, 2010

Ask any set of Chelsea fans and they will tell you that past few weeks have been very hard for the club. And after that demoralising defeat at Arsenal just 48 hours ago, it was important that we got all three points over the in-form Bolton Wanderers, thankfully that’s what we got as we returned to winning ways with a 1-0 win. With only a day’s rest between games it…


The Definition Of A Must-Win Game

December 29, 2010

It might be slightly premature to make such claims about a match, but as Bolton visit Stamford Bridge tonight, one thing is clear. As the Premier League season reaches the midway mark, Chelsea’s 19th fixture of the campaign carries more significance and importance than any which has gone before it. Sure, there have been tougher opponents, but with 2010 drawing to an end, Carlo Ancelotti and company must draw on…


Arsenal – What Went Wrong?

December 28, 2010

OK, so it’s not necessarily just the Arsenal defeat where things have gone wrong recently. One win since mid November – and that merely a late one in a below-par outing against MSK Zilina – has left Blues fans reeling at the club’s worst run of form for over a decade, and has left a number of questions in need of an answer. Is it an issue with squad depth?…


In Search Of Positivity

December 8, 2010

It’s not often that a dead rubber ends up as one of the most important matches of the season. For Chelsea, however, the trip to Marseille to round off the Champions League Group Stages presents the chance to right some recent wrongs and pick up a first win since beating MSK Zilina in late November. With both teams already through to the last sixteen, neither can change position, and the…


A Point To Be Made

November 23, 2010

Just one point stands between Chelsea and progression to the UEFA Champion’s League as group winners. A fairly simple proposition on paper, but things have been far from simple lately at Stamford Bridge. Three defeats in the last four games and a worrying drought in front of goal, with only five goals scored in the previous six domestic outings, has left Carlo Ancelotti and his squad reeling as the media…