Saturday’s West Ham v Chelsea lunchtime timing suits the Met, but won’t help agoraphobics. The vast, yawning bowl of the London Stadium holds little appeal to those prone to panic attacks triggered by wide-open spaces. Most will enter the echoey cauldron anticipating a Blues victory, but the Irons aren’t merely desperate for top-flight survival, theyREAD MORE
Wrapped up against the bitter cold, former Spurs legend Garth Crooks sits alongside half of the most iconic strike partnership in Crystal Palace history, Mark Bright, enjoying the view at Stamford Bridge. How the Eagles could do with a young Brighty these days! The Wright and Bright partnership at Selhurst Park scored 230 goals between them, while Crooks scored 48READ MORE
When Glenn Hoddle was Chelsea's player-manager in 1994, he declared that the reason the Blues struggled to win the league was the sheer number of London derbies, each with their associated history, rivalry and bitterness. Hoddle argued that teams in Birmingham and Manchester had fewer grudge games, and were therefore better placed to mount seriousREAD MORE
When Chelsea won the league last season, the team – and formation – could have been printed in the programme, just as it was in the good old days when brass bands entertained the crowds, er, rather like they still do at Stamford Bridge. There were so few changes that the Blues became champions with,READ MORE
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