Sometimes you win handsomely, sometimes you have to grind out a result. Chelsea's 1-0 win against Newcastle at the Bridge fell firmly into the second category. With Frank Lampard and 'Stephen Roger Bruce', as the teamsheet rather formally referred to the Magpies' manager, urging their sides on from the dugout after a goalless first half,READ MORE
Midfielder Mateo Kovacic is a doubt for Chelsea this weekend as the Blues restart their league campaign by hosting Newcastle. Seeing the Croatian limp off in a draw with Wales would ordinarily depress manager Frank Lampard… but now it merely means a dip into his seemingly bottomless barrel of fresh talent. Calum Hudson-Odoi - picturedREAD MORE
Yes, that is Callum Hudson-Odoi coming on, and yes that is Morrie Sarri - standing in front of Rafa Benitez's technical area, in full roaming mode (to the occasional exasperation of the Newcastle manager). Blues fans serenaded the exciting young winger who they see as the future of the club, but who is being wooedREAD MORE
Last weekend’s ‘You what?’ statistic was Chelsea’s possession at St James’ Park. At 81%, it has only been exceeded once in Premier League history. When unbeaten Bournemouth visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday – with Nathan Ake being given a warm welcome home, and Cherries owner Maxim Demin chinking glasses with his Russian counterpart Roman AbramovicREAD MORE
The pathetic display up at Newcastle on the final day of the league season means Chelsea miss out on the £38million bonanza of Champions League football… but also sees them approach Wembley in the wrong frame of mind. Manchester United’s 1-0 win (with key players rested ahead of the FA Cup final) means the RedREAD MORE
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