After the dismal display against Spurs last weekend, there was only one direction Chelsea could go. And they took it. Up, up and away, a rejuvenated Blues team, with youngsters given the chance to shine, eclipsed their Greek rivals POAK Salonika, even if they couldn't silence their noisy fans. It helped that the Europa LeagueREAD MORE
Pride of London? After defeat by Spurs, the new banner at the Bridge looks ironic An inexplicably poor, at times cringeworthy, performance ended Chelsea’s unbeaten record and saw most Blues fans creeping back to Wembley Park early, rather than endure further gloating from Spurs supporters. Morrie Sarri has a task on his hands. Fulham, reformingREAD MORE
This weekend’s clash was meant to have been at the new-look Three Point Lane, as seasoned Blues fans loved calling it. But Spurs v Chelsea is staged at Tottenham’s default temporary ground, Wembley; a happy hunting ground for Chelsea, with twin towers or arch. There have been blips. The irritating 2-1 FA Cup Final defeatREAD MORE
The view from the Wembley press box - England v Croatia Ross Barkley was among the starters as England beat Croatia to finish top in their mini 'Nations League' - UEFA's attempt to inject competition into friendlies. After beating USA on Thursday night, Croatia proved tougher opposition on Sunday afternoon under the big arch. ForREAD MORE
Poppy cupcakes at Chelsea Blues manager Morrie Sarri endured the most frustrating match of his managerial stint in SW6 on Remembrance Sunday, as Everton forced a 0-0 draw. An ill-tempered encounter (there were five bookings by half-time, and ref Kevin Friend is not an especially card-happy man-in-black) saw both managers take positives, and negatives. OnREAD MORE
A standing ovation as Eden Hazard returns from injury to replace Willian against Palace Morrie Sarri learnt a lot from Chelsea's 3-1 victory over a redoubtable Crystal Palace at the Bridge on Sunday as he experimented with a midfield shuffle. Some lessons were more obvious than others. Chelsea are much better with Eden Hazard thanREAD MORE
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