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  • VAR is the match winner

    VAR is the match winner0

    In a way, neither Chelsea nor Spurs triumphed in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final at Wembley on Tuesday evening. It was a win for VAR. The video referee determined what would happen in the 24th minute of this largely forgettable match which, oddly, the Blues edged in terms of play, but notREAD MORE
  • Blues’ cup draw delight

    Blues’ cup draw delight0

    So having defeated Everton 3-0 in the league on Sunday, Chelsea Women have been paired with the Toffees in the SSE Women’s FA Cup fourth round in the draw made on Monday morning. While tough, it could have been far harder. Meanwhile the men have a home tie in the fourth round against either LutonREAD MORE
  • Callum assists, Alvaro scores

    Callum assists, Alvaro scores0

    Two superb crosses from the fleet-footed Callum Hudson-Odoi, and two goals for the confidence-shorn striker Alvaro Morata, were enough to dump Nottingham Forest out of the FA Cup in the 3rd Round on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, in a one-sided tie which still seemed laboured and unconvincing at times. Manager Aitor Karanka had set upREAD MORE
  • Time to mind our language

    Time to mind our language0

    I heard a new chant from the Chelsea fans at Watford, directed at a fellow journalist who regularly tweets against racism in football. Not being one of the Twitterati myself, I wasn’t aware of this social media spat… but it’s unusual for a hack in the press box to be targeted with a specific chantREAD MORE
  • Jingle bells, Chelsea win away

    Jingle bells, Chelsea win away0

    Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it was to watch Chelsea win away. Just a shame they couldn't do it at home too, against Leicester. It means that the Blues have a devil of a fight on their hands to claw back ground against runaway Liverpool, limp-along Man City andREAD MORE
  • How to beat Chelsea

    How to beat Chelsea0

    How to beat Chelsea. Step 1: Man-mark Eden Hazard. Step 2: Close down all spare space. Step 3: Hassle and harry, show no respect. Step 4: Score. Leicester City's game plan worked to perfection, with the Blues falling to a rare home defeat, and Leicester fans jubilantly heading back to their buses, chanting deliriously. HamzaREAD MORE
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