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Mourinho: Winning Start Against Hull Is Key

Jose Mourinho has said that even though Chelsea are unbeaten in pre-season so far, the feat will mean nothing if they cannot get any points against Hull City in the opening fixture of the Barclays Premier League on August 18th. Chelsea are currently participating in the International Champions Cup, which sees teams from Spain, Italy, …

United Face Chelsea In Early League Action

The Barclays Premier League fixtures have been released, and many eyes stopped at the second week’s fixture, which sees arch rivals Chelsea visit Manchester United at Old Trafford in an exciting meeting. Both sides are going through a new chapter in their history, including a new manager, and a transition from an old successful team, …

Chelsea Looking To End Season On A High

The Blues are still recovering from their last gasp Europa League victory against Benfica in midweek, which got them their first and last silverware for the season, thanks to an injury time header from defender Branislav Ivanovic. Now, they will be looking to carry on that momentum and end the current season on a high …

AVB Thinks Chelsea Are Next Season’s Premier League Favourites

Andre Villas-Boas has conceded that Chelsea will be the strongest team amongst the top four next season due to the scale of the summer investment and the new manager coming in on a permanent basis to replace interim boss Rafael Benitez. Villas-Boas’ team have been going from strength to strength in recent times, and have …

Cech Downplays Arsenal Qualities

Petr Cech has spoken of the scenario of a potential play-off fixture between Chelsea and Arsenal, and the goalkeeper feels his side deserve 3rd place more than the Gunners. The shot stopper, who guided his side on Wednesday night to a 2-1 win over Benfica in the UEFA Europa League final, feels that Barclays Premier …

Arsenal and Chelsea To Play First Ever Play-Off?

Arsenal and Chelsea have been battling it out throughout the season for the UEFA Champions League spots, and the sides may have to have one final showdown against each other if the results in the final round of fixtures line up. Metro reveals that according to the rules decided by UEFA and complied by the …

Petr Cech’s European Dream

Petr Cech has already won the UEFA Champions League last year, and now it’s time for the Chelsea shot stopper to face Benfica in the UEFA Europa League final tonight. Cech has had a love-hate relationship with the Champions League, having been denied the opportunity to lift the trophy in penalties back in 2008 on …

Mata Gunning For European Glory

The Europe League represents the only chance of a trophy for the Blues’ this season, having failed to win any of the seven competitions they were involved in at the start of the season, but have a chance to make amends by winning Europe’s second-tier competition. Rafa Benitez was appointed as interim manager back in …

Double Blow For Chelsea Ahead Of Europa League Final

John Terry and Eden Hazard both started the 2-1 away win to Aston Villa on Saturday, which guaranteed the Blues Champions League football next season. However, in a match which saw Frank Lampard become the club’s all-time leading goal scorer, both Hazard and Terry sustained hamstring and ankle injuries respectively, which puts them in major …

Hazard In Chelsea’s Expected Line-Up For Crunch Spurs Clash

The Blues have been handed some serious impetus in their pursuit for a top 4 finish, as they are ready to bring Hazard back into the team for tonight’s all-important game against Spurs, as both the teams are vying for a place in the top 4. According to Sky Sports, the battle for the 3rd and …

Chelsea Looking To Cement Top Three Finish

Chelsea has had one of the toughest seasons in Premier League history. They played over 60 matches and the number is still growing. Currently placed third in the Premier League standings, the Blues are not yet certain of the final outcome. Fatigue has been an issue with the Stamford Bridge team which has played a …

Andre Villas-Boas Returns To Stamford Bridge

Chelsea are about to play one of the most important matches of the season. If they manage to defeat Spurs they will probably finish in the Premier League top three which according to Benitez is the Blues’ top objective. After missing out on all the biggest trophies this year they have directed their entire determination …

Hazard Could Return For Make-Or-Break Clash

The re-arranged clash between Chelsea and Spurs takes place this Wednesday evening, and it seems that it could be the pivotal match which decides in whose favour the pendulum will swing regarding both club’s top-four aspirations. Chelsea are currently in pole position as they sit in third place on 68 points, having a three-point lead …

Chelsea Look To Continue Season’s Winning Record vs United

So Chelsea face Manchester United for the surprising 5th time this season. The Blues hold an edge over the Champions having only lost 1 of their previous meetings this season which was a 3-2 loss at home in the League back in October. Chelsea did manage to exact immediate revenge, beating United 5-4 in extra …

Luiz Gunning For Europa League Glory

Chelsea started brightly in Switzerland, with Benitez’s decision to rest Mata and Oscar in favour of Mikel and Moses justified inside the first twelve minutes. Lampard’s corner eluded the head of Ivanovic, but it reached Moses, who awkwardly “nosed” it into the net to secure a first-half lead for the Blues. However, they paid for …

Demba Ba Ready To Score Against Swansea

Chelsea have had to make a lot of adjustments over the past few weeks. The fact that they have had to play more than 60 official matches this season has really taken a toll on the Blues who have faced a lot of injuries and most of all interminable fatigue. The infernal pace they have …

Terry May Not Be Starting Against Liverpool

Even if Chelsea lost against City and missed out on the chance of playing the FA Cup final against Wigan, they still seem to have pretty good morale. They managed an impressive win against Fulham this week that helped them regain third place in the Premier League standings. They took advantage of the fact that …

Benitez Frustrated With Ref In FA Cup Loss To City

Chelsea lost by one goal against Manchester City, thus losing their chance of retaining the FA Cup this season. According to Metro.co.uk, Benitez considers that the match was lost not because of his teams’ poor performance, but because of some major gaffs made by the referee. The Blues got some pretty poor decisions from the …