Some things can be measured absolutely where as others can only be measured relatively or subjectively. A pint glass containing..
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The Easter Story So Far The fervent disciples eagerly await the return of their Messiah. There have already been reported..
Rafa Reaction All the focus was on the fans’ reaction to Rafa’s rant and the match was merely a sideshow...
Team Selection Rafa had a couple of selection problems for this match. First whether to play Cech. Fortunately the medical..
Introduction I’m writing this report on the 9:28 First Great Western return trip from Swansea. It was recently announced that..
I certainly wasn’t expecting such an early Christmas present: news that Daniel Sturridge is leaving us. I rang the club..
Preamble I wanted to take the liberty of going to this game but unfortunately on the morning the tickets became..
Listening to the radio and reading the press it’s clear that many hold the view that racism is racism, it’s..
The preamble It’s been a long summer without club football since that memorable night in Munich. Yes, yes, I know..
Introduction Even Hugh Grant was able to defeat a flock of seagulls, a little known fact revealed whilst being interviewed..
With 1905 suburbs in the Greater London area it’s deeply flattering to me that Chelsea choose to play an annual..
On this blog there have been detractors of the Champions League competition but personally I’ve never been as affected and..
The night before Went to the Bridge to watch the youth. Unlike the Barcelona match we were the smaller team..
Updated with Fulham match reports and goal videos Monday, 9 April 2012 at 11:08 PM Pre-match Only recently have I..
The bay of Naples nestles beneath Mount Vesuvius, a volcano which hasn’t been truly explosive since burying Pompeii in AD..
Do you ever have that feeling of guilt even though you know you’ve done nothing wrong? You know the sort..
The synopsis Phew, that was a close shave. And I’m not talking about Andre’s face! The North East may have..
The preamble Are you scared of snakes? I am. Even the small ones. When I’m out walking my dog and..
Football parlance has changed during the last few years, presumably due to the influx of educated foreign coaches, such as..
The newspaper reports The Independent, Jack Pitt-Brooke: “For all of Andre Villas-Boas’s insistence that he wants to impose a new..
The newspaper reports The Sunday Telegraph, Duncan White: “What with Juan Mata scoring on his debut and Chelsea briefly going..
The newspaper reports The Guardian, Kevin McCarra: “Encountering Stoke City is a repetitive experience, but few learn from it. Chelsea..
Newspaper reports The Observer, Paul Wilson: “Chelsea went down to an early goal, recovered, and sent on all their available..
Premier League: Fulham 0-0 Chelsea
Newspaper reports The Guardian, Stuart James : “Carlo Ancelotti claimed he was “lucky” to still be in a job before..
Premier League: Birmingham City 1-0 Chelsea
Newspaper reports The Guardian, Jamie Jackson: “Newcastle arrived in west London with a team showing 10 changes from the one..
Newspaper reports The Guardian, Kevin McCarra: “All Chelsea could take from this draw was a reminder that the return of..
Match reports The Guardian, David Hytner: “Joe Cole had dreamed of this moment for eight long months. From time to..
Match reports The Guardian, Dominic Fifield: “There were pockets of chorused defiance at the end from those who remained amid..
Match reports The Observer, Paul Wilson: "There was no St Valentine’s Day massacre, either of Watford’s Cup hopes or of..
Match reports Sunday Telegraph, Jonathan Wilson: "Perhaps in the Cup all that matters is progress, and Chelsea did achieve that,..