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  • Midfield experiments0

    Morrie Sarri learnt a lot from Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over a redoubtable Crystal Palace at the Bridge on Sunday as he experimented with a midfield shuffle. Some lessons were more obvious than others. Chelsea are much better with Eden Hazard than without him – proved when the nippy winger came on during the second half

  • 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

  • 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

  • 28 years of hurt ends

    28 years of hurt ends0

    Half the Tottenham fans at Stamford Bridge to witness Spurs’ 3-1 victory over their London rivals on Easter Sunday weren’t even born the last time it happened. And a certain Margaret Thatcher was in No10. Twenty-eight years of misery finally ended for the Spurs supporters as Chelsea began brightly with a headed lead through Alvaro

  • 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

  • A handful of positives

    A handful of positives0

    Chelsea scored five as visitors Stoke decided to save their firepower for other matches in a disappointingly one-sided contest at Stamford Bridge on the day before New Year’s Eve. With each goal coming from a different player, it demonstrated the breadth of the Blues’ talent just as much as it underlined the fragility of City’s

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