Premier League Predictions & Travel Tips

August 17, 2012

Ah, glorious August, when football fans up and down the country are filled with what usually turns out to be misplaced optimism about the fate of their teams over the coming nine months. And speaking of misplaced optimism, TheChels.Net has asked their resident Old Crone to look into her crystal ball and see what might lie ahead. Please note that these predictions may contain a hefty dose of bias and/or…


Boys From Brazil Send City Packing

March 21, 2011

Chelsea took another step forwards in their collective rehabilitation of the seasons fortunes against Manchester City in the Premier League today, but it was the boys from Brazil, via Benfica, who were the stars of the show. Chelsea lined up in their now almost standard 4-4-2 formation with Torres and Kalou leading the line, supported by a flat four of Ramires, Essien, Lampard and Malouda, whilst Ivanovic, Terry, Luiz and…


City Hoodoo Continues

September 26, 2010

Well that didn’t go entirely to plan, but then as we know from the Mourinho years, when a team sits back and defends for all their life is worth, it’s always difficult to break down. There were times we attacked and City had no less than six players back, often seven with the three mid-fielders sat in front of their back four. Anti-football? Maybe, but with over £250,000,000 spent on…


Battle Of The Billions

September 25, 2010

Saturday at 12:45 will see our boys head north to the home of Manchester City, in what many are describing as our first real test of this season. That may be true, but it’s also a chance to settle a score from the last one too. City, as if I need to tell you, took six points off us last year and despite this and well over £100 million invested…


City Do The Double

March 1, 2010

Chelsea crashed to a 4-2 defeat at home to Manchester City, after Carlos Tevez, Craig Bellamy and Frank Lampard all scored twice. There were two penalties, two red cards and the infamous Wayne Bridge handshake snub, in a match that only heated up in the second half. Florent Malouda continued at left back in the absence of Ashley Cole and Yuri Zhirkov, whilst Joe Cole was recalled, in place of…


Bridge Back At The Bridge

February 26, 2010

It is a clash of two high profile Italian managers at Stamford Bridge this weekend, as Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea host Roberto Mancini’s Manchester City. City were knocked out of the FA Cup by Stoke City in their last match, whilst Chelsea were defeated by Internazionale in the Champions League. However, this match will draw plenty of attention as John Terry and Wayne Bridge meet for the first time since the…