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…


Another Fine Mess

March 4, 2012

Shortly before Christmas, off the back of a poor run but following qualification for the last 16 of the CL, this column wondered if the season could turn out to be something special (see Special Ones Too). And it certainly has, but not in a good way. A slew of defeats, players who don’t seem to be bothered about putting in a shift but are only too happy to collect…


Malouda Spares Villas-Boas Blushes

August 21, 2011

The first home match of the season, against opponents we always score against and beat, looked to be the perfect antidote after the stalemate against Stoke. Chelsea lined up with Hilario replacing the injured Cech in goal, with Bosingwa continuing at right back, Alex and Terry in the middle with Cole on the left. Ramires, Lampard and Mikel continued in the middle with Torres up front, Anelka to the right…


Diplomatic Immunity: West Brom

August 18, 2011

An occasional series of open discussions with opposition fans. They can say what they like about Chelsea and I promise not to be rude back to them. Number 1:  Blagging With A Baggie. When did you start supporting West Brom? I went with my friend Tom and his Dad, soon before the advent of printing. No, it was 1966, before we won the World Cup. Lots of legs and noise…


Champions Kick Off In Style

August 15, 2010

The return of The Premiership this weekend saw Chelsea pick up where’d they’d left off last season, scoring for fun at Stamford Bridge. A hat-trick from Didier Drogba, two goals from Florent Malouda and one from Frank Lampard sealed Chelsea’s biggest opening day win, to send them top of the league, and put Drogba ahead of Jimmy Greaves in our all time top scorers list. With Ancelotti admitting our players…


Blues Back At The Bridge

August 14, 2010

Finally it’s here, after a disappointing World Cup and a poor pre-season, we are now back to the main course of the countries top domestic competition. Chelsea kick off the defence of their title with a late afternoon kick off at Stamford Bridge, hosting former crowd favourite Roberto Di Matteo’s West Brom, in what we’d normally assume to be a formality. However with our form erratic thus far, and Carlo…