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What happens next for Chelsea?

Chelsea will have another chance at silverware this year, after reaching their third successive F.A Cup final in a row. It’s a strange time for everyone involved with the club right now; players, staff and fans. The restrictions of the licence the club is currently operating under mean that player contracts cannot be renewed. New… Continue reading What happens next for Chelsea?

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Some thoughts on Chelsea’s situation.

This is certainly a difficult time for Chelsea Football Club. The owner sanctioned, the club restricted in how it can operate, desperately looking for a new owner. And while more than 30 parties have apparently made a bid to buy the club, fans will worry over the suitability of anyone coming in. Will they simply… Continue reading Some thoughts on Chelsea’s situation.

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Do we have a title race on again?

Maybe. It will be a two-horse race once again, but it’s a far cry from where we were two weeks ago. Chelsea are out of this now; there’s no way they can overturn a 13 point gap to Manchester City. I think it’s unlikely that they will overturn the seven-point gap between themselves and Liverpool.… Continue reading Do we have a title race on again?

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Some thoughts on the Club World Cup.

While some pundits like Craig Burley may sneer at it, Chelsea completed the set on Saturday. And like many fans, I was very happy with that achievement. Having failed to win it the previous time the club were involved in the competition, everyone in and around the club really seemed to be taking the Club… Continue reading Some thoughts on the Club World Cup.

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Does it matter that Chelsea didn’t sign anyone in January?

So, it’s been a few days since the January transfer window closed and Chelsea had a very, very quiet window. It consisted of the usual group of youth team players going on loan, one leaving permanently and one player returning to the first team squad to provide cover. There were no big-name arrivals or departures.… Continue reading Does it matter that Chelsea didn’t sign anyone in January?

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The gap between City and the chasing pack is widening, and the fallout from Lukaku’s interview is going to be quite a mess to clean up.

As entertaining as Sunday’s game was, it has now opened up a gap between Manchester City and Chelsea and Liverpool that the two chasing teams will not be able to claw back. Both sides showed great quality, especially in the attacking third, and Chelsea mounted a great comeback to go in at half time level… Continue reading The gap between City and the chasing pack is widening, and the fallout from Lukaku’s interview is going to be quite a mess to clean up.

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The Premier League: What’s going wrong this time?

Omicron surge puts Premier League in dangerous territory The Premier League seems like it will continue for now. And I don’t think that is the right decision. While the Omicron variant starts to take over from Delta for the general public, cases are starting to rise again for football clubs as well. Over half of… Continue reading The Premier League: What’s going wrong this time?

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Chelsea grind out a result, City and Liverpool keep pace and what impact will Rangnick actually have at United?

It was not a performance full of verve and attacking quality on Tuesday from Chelsea. It was probably up there with one of their worst performances of the season. Until Mason Mount slammed the ball into the bottom corner to open the scoring, Chelsea had not threatened much at all. One Mason Mount shot against… Continue reading Chelsea grind out a result, City and Liverpool keep pace and what impact will Rangnick actually have at United?

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Being in the stands beats watching on TV any day of the week.

Being back at Stamford Bridge was an absolute joy. For the first time in a year and a half, I went to see my team play live last Tuesday. Football has been a large part of my life since I went to my first game in January 2003. Chelsea have always been my club. So… Continue reading Being in the stands beats watching on TV any day of the week.

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Chelsea return to winning ways, and how well will Russell and Hamilton work at Mercedes?

Chelsea make hard work of it, but get the job done Well, as we head into the final international break of the season, it is Chelsea who sit atop the Premier League. Now, there are plenty of qualifiers to that statement. We’ve only had seven matchweeks in the Premier League so far this season. It’s… Continue reading Chelsea return to winning ways, and how well will Russell and Hamilton work at Mercedes?