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  • Footy in lockdown is surreal0

    Talk about contrasts. It was either utter silence or deafening 80s hits at Leicester as Chelsea’s 1-0 win teed up an FA Cup semi against Man U at Wembley. They struggled to get the balance right; the Tannoy messages relayed at full volume, as if competing with 32,000 baying fans. The guy could have whispered

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  • Outfoxed: Lampard wins the day0

    The Leicester players sank to the ground at the final whistle as Chelsea’s players celebrated. After bossing the first half of this absorbing FA Cup quarter-final, Brendan Rodgers had been outfoxed by the young tactician Frank Lampard. Chelsea left Leicester’s King Power stadium 1-0 winners, thanks to a well-worked goal by Ross Barkley in the

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  • 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

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  • Ross gets a start0

    Ross Barkley was among the starters as England beat Croatia to finish top in their mini ‘Nations League’ – UEFA’s attempt to inject competition into friendlies. After beating USA on Thursday night, Croatia proved tougher opposition on Sunday afternoon under the big arch. For a while it looked as if they’d cling on for a

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  • Battle of Stamford Bridge0

    Oh, the irony! An equaliser – deep, deep into Fergietime – was the undoing of Manchester United at Stamford Bridge as Ross Barkley hammered home a goal in the sixth and final minute allotted by ref Mike Dean to compensate for a string of late and irritatingly protracted substitutions to deny the Reds a rare

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  • Canaries can tweet again0

    After Chelsea failed to overcome a bog-standard Norwich City side at Carrow Road with what surely ranks as the Blues’ most lacklustre performance of the season, the replay will take place at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday January 16 at 7.45pm. ‘It’s a pity because we wanted to win the game; instead we have to play

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