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  • 7-1, now bring on Utd

    7-1, now bring on Utd0

    Every single player was changed for Chelsea’s League Cup clash with Grimsby Town on Wednesday night, and Mariners manager Michael Jolley must have been scratching his head about some of the names that appeared on the Blues’ side of the teamsheet (shown below). But the even-younger youngsters – the second tier of hopefuls now coming

  • Finally… a goal!

    Finally… a goal!0

    Finally a goal! Chelsea fans were struggling to recall what one looked like after three straight goalless fixtures on the trot, but a Michy Batshuayi strike against Norwich in the FA Cup, during a marathon extra-time-and-pens evening at least proved that the Blues hadn’t completely forgotten the art of scoring. Norwich’s late equaliser meant it

  • The problem with derbies0

    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 serious

  • Navigating the graveyard0

    The Blues travel to Palace this weekend, conscious of underperforming in their home defeat to Man City and only too well aware that Selhurst Park has a reputation as a graveyard for Chelsea ambition. Tony Conte has to get his tactics right as the Eagles’ desperation for points means that those wily foxes Roy Hodgson

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