Chelsea Supporters Trust AGM Preview

August 14, 2013

To most Chelsea supporters, Saturday 17th August is simply the day before the first home game of the season against Hull. In fact, it’s a historic day for the club’s fans. The first Annual General Meeting of the Chelsea Supporters Trust will take place at 2.00pm in the Attenborough Suite of the Copthorne Hotel at Stamford Bridge. This, in reality, is the day that the Working Group have spent in…


Premier League Preview & Predictions

August 12, 2013

It’s that time of year again. After what has at times seemed to be the longest close season in the history of football (1992AD, as Sky call it), the Premier League returns next weekend and TheChels.Net’s resident Old Crone, Gypsy Rose Baby, looks into her crystal ball and also takes a look at what happened to last year’s predictions. Any readers wishing to cross her palm with silver are welcome…


First Team Pre-Season Minutes Played

August 11, 2013

With the 2013-14 pre-season now in the books, we can take a look at how Jose Mourinho used the players available to him ahead of the big kick-off against Hull City (Tigers?) next weekend. Seven games across nearly 25,000 miles of travel saw in excess of thirty players turn out in what was undoubtedly the largest scale summer schedule the club has ever embarked upon. Some, like Eden Hazard and…


Natters With TheChels – David Chidgey

August 9, 2013

It’s a cruel time of the year if you support a Premier League football team. With the Football League starting last weekend, and no first team matchgoing opportunities for UK based fans, it’s still more than a week before we can slake our football thirst. However, help is at hand for Chelsea addicts with the welcome return of the award winning Chelsea Football Fancast on Mixlr at 19.00 hours on…


Are You Bleeding Blue?

August 3, 2013

News has reached us at TheChels.Net of an exciting new enterprise from our old friends at The Chelsea Football Fancast in conjunction with the FamousCFC blog. Even if you can’t make it to the ground in person, the 1Sport app could be the lifeline you need to enjoy the Chelsea matchday experience.  1Sport will be hosting interactive commentary sessions called “raves”, which will enable you to interact with the Chelsea…


Rooney or Not Rooney – That Is The Question

July 17, 2013

This morning saw an outbreak of consternation in the Twittersphere over reports that Chelsea had reportedly made a bid of £10 Million plus a player believed to be either David Luiz or Juan Mata in exchange for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney. However, sanity was rapidly restored once everyone realised that it was highly unlikely that Chelsea would swap any player who is young, talented, integral part of the team such…


On Style And Identity…At Chelsea And Beyond

July 14, 2013

The recent issues displayed by England’s national youth football teams in their summer tournaments has led to much prognostication amongst pundits trying to identify ‘the problem’. A myriad of issues and potential solutions have been raised, but perhaps the most salient point brought to attention is that none of the Three Lions’ teams – even up to Roy Hodgson’s senior squad – seem to know how they want to play….


A Global Chelsea Pre-Season Set To Begin

July 11, 2013

It’s been a whirlwind seven days down at sunny Cobham as the relative tranquility and peace at Chelsea’s training ground came to an abrupt halt with the return of the Under-21 and Under-18 teams last week and the first team this past Monday. Come next Monday, however, the site will have returned to a temporary state of hush as all three teams jet off to far-flung locations to spread the…


Ten Years of The Roman Empire

June 30, 2013

“We are delighted to agree this deal to acquire what is already one of the top clubs in Europe. We have the resources and ambition to achieve even more given the huge potential of this great club.” (Roman Abramovich, 1st July 2003) “I want to know whether this individual is a fit and proper person to be taking over a club like Chelsea. Until that question is answered, then I’m…


Return of The Special One

June 8, 2013

The Church of SS Giovanni e Paolo in Venice was founded in 1246 when Doge Jacopo Tiepolo donated some swamp land to the Dominican Brothers after dreaming of a flock of white doves flying over it. The first church was demolished in 1333, when construction on the current church began. It was not completed until 1430. One of the largest churches in the city, it has the status of a…