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  • Giving Cherries the bird0

    The Blues’ 100% start to the season – a statistic as unexpected as a lottery jackpot win – continues following a 2-0 victory against a determined Bournemouth at the Bridge… a game in which a lone pigeon summed up the south coast team’s resolve. The bird, which could probably best be described as unflappable, spent

  • A day they’ll never forget0

    The sun shone, the crowds cheered and vows were exchanged… it was a day this special couple will never forget; the kind of event only Britain knows how to stage. A military flypast, fireworks and a huge security operation swung into place as the crowds, some of whom had been waiting for hours in the

  • Blues creating history

    Blues creating history0

    There’s always something special about beating Liverpool, and it has a lot to do with the Reds’ superiority complex. While Scousers bleat on about other clubs not having any history, the irony seems to be lost that a glittering past can actually be a millstone round the neck; a golden backstory that merely serves to

  • A dozen blue roses

    A dozen blue roses0

    Valentine’s Day is looming… so who in the Chelsea dressing room truly deserves a fans’ bouquet? Eden Hazard, for his exquisite footwork? Cesar Azpilicueta for his all-round, underappreciated dependability? Willian, for continuing to dazzle even though he’s no longer an automatic first pick? Or how about unrufflable teenager Ethan Ampadu, whose ‘Whatever’ expression and dreadlocked

  • Not another 0-0!

    Not another 0-0!0

    Like Brenda in Bristol, you feel like chorusing ‘Not another nil-nil!’ The first leg of the Chelsea v Arsenal League Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge was mostly memorable for the curious sight of Gunners gaffer Arsene Wenger sitting among the reptiles of the press in the media seats. A row of seats was specially reserved

  • A muddled, unconvincing win

    A muddled, unconvincing win0

    Yes, OK, there was drama aplenty at the end of this League Cup quarter-final at the Bridge on Wednesday night, December 20… but for the most part this was an oddly unconvincing and strange performance by a greatly changed Blues team. With the 17-year-old Ethan Ampadu making his full debut in central defence, it was

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