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Chelsea 0-0 Fulham: Ream rescues Cottagers as £106m man Enzo Fernandez makes Blues debut

Chelseas Enzo Fernandez shoots at goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Fulham FC at Stamford Bridge on February 03, 2023 in...

World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez, signed in the dying hours on deadline day this past Tuesday, made his Premier League debut for Graham Potter’s Chelsea side but the midfielder couldn’t inspire his new teammates to produce more than a frustrating goalless draw with west London rivals Fulham, who defended valiantly with centre-back and captain Tim Ream in particular. Continue reading “Chelsea 0-0 Fulham: Ream rescues Cottagers as £106m man Enzo Fernandez makes Blues debut”

Analysis, feature pieces

Conor Gallagher and the task of emulating talented academy products before him

Thomas Tuchel and Conor Gallagher of Chelsea during a training session at Drake Stadium UCLA Campus on July 11, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

After forcing his way into the England squad by shining on-loan at Crystal Palace last term, Conor Gallagher wants to make Chelsea an undisputed home once and for all. As the Blues’ pre-season campaign gets underway Stateside, now the 22-year-old has the licence to do it.
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Aston Villa 1-3 Chelsea: Lukaku the matchwinner as Blues complete comfy comeback

Chelsea's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring Chelsea's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Aston...

Romelu Lukaku came off the bench to score his first Premier League goal for 107 days, as the Belgium international defiantly dismantled Aston Villa’s backline once again during an eventful second-half ensuring they didn’t lose further ground in their title charge after defending champions Manchester City won a nine-goal thriller against Leicester elsewhere on Boxing Day.
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Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea: Havertz, Salah ensure points are shared in tense affair

Players of Chelsea and Liverpool clash as Reece James of Chelsea is sent off, leading to a penalty and the first goal for Liverpool scored by Mohamed...

Liverpool and Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the new Premier League season continued on Saturday night with a 1-1 draw at Anfield, but this latest meeting wasn’t without controversy and tempers flaring on both sides after Reece James’ contentious dismissal in first-half stoppage-time, changing the complexion of an entertaining clash between two title hopefuls.
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Kai Havertz seizes big moment as Chelsea seal second Champions League triumph

After an eventful first campaign in England packed with trials and tribulations, Chelsea creative midfielder Kai Havertz scored the Champions League-sealing winner overnight in the biggest game of his blossoming career to date – sinking Premier League champions Manchester City. Continue reading “Kai Havertz seizes big moment as Chelsea seal second Champions League triumph”

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FA Cup Final Preview: Chelsea vs Leicester – Time to step up

James Maddison of Leicester City scores to make it 2-0 during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium...

A lot has changed for both sides in the four months since their last meeting, a 2-0 Leicester win propelling them top of the Premier League while confining the Blues to their fifth league defeat in a month under Frank Lampard. Under new management and with a Champions League Final to come on May 29, will Thomas Tuchel’s men prove a step too far for the bullish Foxes here?

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Only £100m? No chance: David Moyes’ defiant Declan Rice stance speaks volumes

Phil Foden of Manchester City is challenged by Declan Rice of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham...

David Moyes’ comments Saturday on captain Declan Rice were refreshingly bullish while shedding light into an intriguing subplot as the season unfolds. While a lot of fanfare has covered Tomas Soucek’s rise, Jesse Lingard’s immediate impact and an unlikely but very real European qualification charge, the England international has proven a dependable constant. Continue reading “Only £100m? No chance: David Moyes’ defiant Declan Rice stance speaks volumes”

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Preview: Everton vs Chelsea – Tricky away trip awaits Lampard’s men on Merseyside

Chelsea: Everton made it easy for Billy Gilmour, but he knew what to do

Chelsea ended their Champions League group unbeaten, one point above Sevilla and will go into Monday’s last-16 draw as Group E winners after their 1-1 draw with Krasnodar. Frank Lampard made multiple changes to the side that overcame an early deficit to beat Leeds three days prior, but is expected to make more ahead of their tricky Merseyside trip this weekend. Continue reading “Preview: Everton vs Chelsea – Tricky away trip awaits Lampard’s men on Merseyside”

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Ashley Cole remembers historic Double triumph, praises Chelsea’s young crop

Chelsea and EPL legend Ashley Cole remembers the Blues' historic triumph in 2010

Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole spoke to the Blues’ official website about topics including remembering their historic Double triumph ten years ago, to how the club’s young crop are progressing and can challenge for silverware in future.  Continue reading “Ashley Cole remembers historic Double triumph, praises Chelsea’s young crop”

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Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea: 5 Hits and Flops as Blues snatch late comeback win

Chelsea's top goalscorer Tammy Abraham celebrates completing the comeback late on against Arsenal

Jorginho and Tammy Abraham’s 12th league goal ensured Chelsea recovered from a one-goal deficit to snatch all three points and win late on against London rivals Arsenal – finishing the decade with a four-point cushion in fourth place. But which players excelled while others struggled at the Emirates on this occasion?

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Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham: Who will be Kings of London once the season ends?

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Chelsea have bested their London rivals in two of the last three Premier League seasons but for a variety of reasons, none of the trio harbour title ambitions right now. So, which side will be crowned the Kings of London in 2020?

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Chelsea 0-1 AFC Bournemouth: 5 Talking Points and Tactical Analysis

Bournemouth plyers celebrate with goalscorer Dan Gosling, after VAR review ruled his strike was a goal

Dan Gosling’s brilliant late overhead lob ensured a dilligent Bournemouth display confined Chelsea to a fourth Premier League defeat in their last five matches, as Frank Lampard’s men struggled while failing to create many chances during another forgettable result. Continue reading “Chelsea 0-1 AFC Bournemouth: 5 Talking Points and Tactical Analysis”