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Sarri, Jorginho and Zola in…who is about to leave us?

19 Jul 2018 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

The long-awaited appointment of Maurizio Sarri finally arrived on Friday and a day later Brazilian-born Italian international Jorginho joined Sarri from Napoli. And as touted in the media, fan favourite and former Chelsea striker and genius, Gianfranco Zola, was appointed Sarri’s assistant manager. The team is currently in Perth, Australia (a firm favourite spot for expats from South Africa).

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And as excitement grew around the Bridge, rumours are in overdrive about several Chelsea players being linked to clubs in Spain (mainly Barcelona and Real Madrid) such as Willian, Hazard and Courtois. It is also “believed” that Gary Cahill is thinking of leaving Chelsea as it is reported that Juventus defender Daniele Rugani is heading this way along with Argentinian striker Higuain, with Morata going the other way. However, it is believed that Sarri want to see these players in action before agreeing to their possible departures.

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Chelsea starts their preseason in Australia against Perth Glory on Monday, 23 July.  They then travel to Nice in France to play against Inter Milan on July 28. On 1 August they face Arsenal in Dublin, Ireland and face Manchester City on 5 August for Community Shield match at Wembley and on 7 August they play their last preseason match against Lyon at Stamford Bridge.

And some in-house news: we will soon upload new Membership Forms for this season with loads of prizes to be won. Watch this space!!!

 

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Sarri finals signs…

14 Jul 2018 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

Maurizio Sarri is the new Chelsea head coach. He moves to Stamford Bridge following a successful three-year spell at Serie A side Napoli.

During his time there, the Italian, who is 59, revitalised the fortunes of the club and returned them to the Champions League while playing a scintillating brand of expansive, attacking football. In his three years at the helm, Napoli recorded two second-place finishes in their domestic league, including last season when they achieved a record points total for a runner-up, and one third place. In 2017, he won the Serie A Coach of the Year award.

Sarri, who has signed a three-year contract, said: ‘I am very happy to be coming to Chelsea and the Premier League. It is an exciting new period in my career.

‘I look forward to starting work and meeting the players on Monday ahead of travelling to Australia, where I will be able to get to know the squad and begin our match action.

‘I hope we can provide some entertaining football for our fans, and that we will be competing for trophies at the end of the season, which is what this club deserves.’

sarri 1Director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘We are delighted to welcome Maurizio and are looking forward to him bringing his football philosophy to Chelsea. ‘Maurizio’s Napoli side played some of the most exciting football in Europe, impressing with their attacking approach and dynamism, and his coaching methods significantly improved the players at his disposal.

‘He has plenty of experience in Serie A and the Champions League and we know he is relishing the chance to work in the Premier League.’

Along with the team’s improvement in results, Sarri’s reign in Naples will be remembered for the quality of Napoli’s play. The term ‘Sarri-ball’ was coined and he also earned praise for his ability to re-shape the structure of the squad, nurturing some of the club’s younger talents with hugely positive results.

source: www.chelseafc.com

 

 

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Chelsea launches new football jersey in Johannesburg

25 May 2018 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

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Showcasing our new Chelsea FC home kit for the 2018/19 season out in Johannesburg is Danny Datnow (secretary of the supporters club), Lyn Seethal (centre) and Matt Kretzmer (chairperson of the supporters club). As you can see the new kit comes in all shapes and sizes.

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As you can see Danny is a bit of a model and he really loves the new stripes on the kit!

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Our very vocal and staunch Chelsea supporter Lyn loves the new look and feel of the jersey and doesn’t she just look amazing!

So if you are interested in the new home strip then simply connect with us via our contact page for more details on the home kit.

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Chelsea is the 2018 FA Cup Champions

20 May 2018 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

Chelsea played assured, defensive football and when it matter counterattacked Manchester United in the FA Cup Final. One such attack came when Fabregas passed the ball to Hazard just behind Manchester’s defender Jones and with a hop and spring in his step, he galloped towards goal. Hazard was about to pull the trigger when Phil Jones tripped him inside the penalty box. The referee had no choice but to call a penalty and Jones received a yellow card, much to the annoyance of the Chelsea players and fans.

title winnersHazard dusted himself off and coolly slotted the ball past De Gea. It was his fourth penalty this year and he made sure he scored in his 300th game of all matches for Chelsea. Hazard soothe the final jitters for both players and fans. Chelsea grew in stature and bossed the first half. Manchester needed a change. Their talisman Lukaku was on the bench nursing an ankle injury. Mourinho looked tense and it transported to his players. Nothing they did in the first half worked. Not even that last gasp seconds of the first half when Pogba finally broke free and set up Rashford but man mountain Antonio Rudiger blacked his shot and with that Chelsea went into the break leading 1-0.

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As expected United dictated the match, having more of the ball and trying to penetrate the defensive shield of Chelsea. Again that shield held firm in the likes of Azpilicueta, Cahill and Rudiger with Moses and Alonso falling back whenever United was on the attack. Whenever United did break the defence they had our giant of a keeper to deal and he was clearly in no mood to have a goal scored against him. He threw himself, punched the ball and blocked everything that came his way. Sanchez did score but was ruled off-side after Courtois blocked the ball into his path. United seemed buoyed by this as they kept knocking on the door. Mourinho eventually sent on Lukaku and Mata but their presence did not make any dent in Chelsea resolute defensive display.

conte lifts the cupVery late in the match, Conte sent on Morata and Willian to give a reprieve to Hazard and Giroud who ran their socks off for Chelsea.

In the end, Chelsea held on to win 1-0 and to provide Conte with his first FA Cup and keep his amazing record of securing trophies in the last five seasons in charge at Juventus and Chelsea in between his stint as coach of the Italian team.

The win makes up for losing last season’s FA Cup final against Arsenal.

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A FA Cup Final victory is a must on Saturday

16 May 2018 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

Chelsea’s last hope to reach the Premier League’s fourth spot ended up on smoke against Huddersfield and Newcastle over the last week. The 1-1 draw against Huddersfield Town and the 0-3 loss against Newcastle condemned Chelsea to play in the Europa league and Thursday evening European matches. There was to be no repeat of the 2003 season when we beat Liverpool to get into the top four and Champions League football when Jesper Gronkjaer (remember him) scored a scintillating goal that propelled us on a path to glory and the Roman Empire.

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To reflect on the season would be futile. We were simply not good at all, from the Board to the Manager to the Players and we did not deserve to be in the top four. We might lose Conte, Hazard and Courtois in the Summer and we might as well get rid of a few players who simply did not perform or were ignored by Conte. What we do know is, we simply cannot have a repeat of this season again. If we do get a new manager, we need to buy players that will lift the general play of others and challenge Manchester City for the title.

 

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Come hell or high water we also need to win Saturday’s FA Cup final against Manchester United. Losing the final for the second year in a row is simply not acceptable. Can we get the team over the line? Do you have it in you to even feel excited about the final? From what we have read online and our social media pages, it does seem no one is giving us a chance to win. We are the underdogs for Saturday’s final.

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Wherever you are watching the final – I am sure the supporters club leaders will be providing some free drinks to you all. GO ON CHELSEA…#KTBFFH

 

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