While the transfer window has been pushed back until August, Chelsea are making their moves now. And they are not going to waste their time, having not signed anyone for two windows now. They have already committed around £35 million to bring in Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, and look set to complete a deal for… Continue reading Chelsea are making serious moves in the transfer market. And that can only be a positive.
Now I write a lot about Chelsea on this blog, and I make no apologies for that. They are my team, who I've followed for nearly 20 years and who I'll follow for the rest of my life. In a previous post, where I named my choices for the greatest Chelsea side of the last… Continue reading Gianfranco Zola is my favourite footballer ever. And here’s why.
Well, the first thing to do from my perspective would be to not sack Frank Lampard. For a manager to not be able to make any signings during their first transfer window in charge, with the most important player leaving, having to rely rather heavily on players who were not proven at Premier League level,… Continue reading What will Chelsea need to do in the summer?
With only a day until the January transfer window closes, Chelsea’s lack of activity has a number of fans voicing their anger. Why did the club go to such lengths to get the ban they were saddled with overturned if they weren’t going to do any business in January? Lampard has also been very vocal… Continue reading Lampard was never going to get who he wanted in January. The transfer focus needs to shift to the summer.
Chelsea's 3-0 win over Burnley on Saturday arrested their rather indifferent home form and gave Chelsea fans a great home performance to cheer for the first time in far too long. The weekend's win meant that Chelsea had completed the league double over Burnley for the first time since the 2009/10 season and finally beat… Continue reading What we learnt from Chelsea’s win over Burnley.
Yes, the last piece I wrote was about Chelsea and I'm writing another one straight afterwards. I'm not going to apologise for that. As we approach the end of the decade, we're seeing lots of best of the decade lists, for everything from songs to football players etc. So, I thought I would get in… Continue reading The best Chelsea team, according to me.
After Thursday’s general election results I would normally write something about it, but most everyone who reads this blog knows my opinion of Boris Johnson and of Britain's withdrawal from the EU, so I won't waste your or my time rehashing old pieces. And I promise not to write anything about The Rise of Skywalker… Continue reading The honeymoon is over for Frank Lampard. The hard work begins now.
I know I write about Chelsea a lot on this blog, but if you read the homepage it does say that Chelsea is one of my favourite things to discuss and write about, so do please indulge me. Chelsea are having a far better start to the season than anyone expected. Pundits and fans were… Continue reading How on earth do Chelsea fit all their players in?
What I mean by that is that for the first time, Chelsea fans feel that there is a genuine plan beyond the end of this season. That's been clear from the moment Frank Lampard was appointed as Head Coach. We knew that the transfer ban woud necessitate bringing some of the younger players through to… Continue reading For the first time in many seasons, there is real optimism at Chelsea.
It's fair to say that Chelsea haven't quite found their feet under Frank Lampard's management yet, but there are some encouraging signs. Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham have taken the opportunity given to them and turned in some great early performances to really stake a claim for regular first team football. Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho… Continue reading Will Chelsea be comfortable enough to play the waiting game?