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Chelsea’s appeal against two-window transfer ban is successful

06 Dec 2019 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

Chelsea can now sign players during the January transfer window after our appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In essence, the transfer ban has been reduced to one transfer window, which has been served already.

It is noted on our official club website that no written reasons for this decision have been received. To read more about the news and its implications to us…https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2019/12/06/chelsea-football-club-statement-on-appeal-verdict?cardIndex=0-0
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Chelsea will seek to rectify their mini slump against Villa

02 Dec 2019 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

Chelsea entertains John Terry’s Villa on Wednesday evening at the Bridge (21h30 CAT). This is not the first time John Terry faces Lampard in a dug-out as they faced each last season in the Championship when Lampard was Derby’s coach. Terry got the better of Lampard in the play-off finals at Wembley in May of this year and Villa made a welcome return to the Premier League.

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Chelsea lost unexpectedly against West Ham at the Bridge on Saturday and continued a mini-slump when they drew 2-2 against Valencia in Spain last Wednesday. Chelsea, however, still remains in the top four but seemingly way off the pace of log leaders Liverpool. There are now 13 points between Liverpool and Chelsea. Chelsea needs to win on Wednesday to keep the doubters quiet and to remain within striking distance of Man City and Leicester City.

It was clear keeping Giroud out the game this long showed on Saturday as he barely made any difference or convince anyone that he should be the main striker in the absence of Tammy Abraham. It was a rare afternoon of misses even though we dominated the match. Once again, having all the possession in the world and not being able to score counts for nothing in this high pressured league. Chelsea needs goals from their entire team and Kante needs to play in a position that secures a leaky defense at the moment.

In Frank we trust, he is one of us – will ring around the Bridge. He has already shown he can compete at the highest level as a player and from what we have seen over the last two months – he can compete as a manager as well. The team needs us and we need to support them through a mini-slump at the moment.

Come on Chelsea.

 

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The eagles swoop in at the Bridge

09 Nov 2019 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

Chelsea welcomes south London visitors Crystal Palace to the Bridge today in what would be a prime game for former Blues skipper Gary Cahill, his first visit as an opposing player since he left for free in the Summer. At Chelsea, Cahill won everything as a player under different managers and he has already become a fan favourite at Selhurst Park.

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However, he and the rest of his team will have to contend with high flying Chelsea who is eight points ahead of them and will have a chance to go 2nd or 3rd for 24 hours before Man City and Liverpool play. Chelsea will have their tails having come back from 1-4 down against Ajax in midweek to end the match 4-4. It is clear that Frank Lampard’s influence on this team is growing by the match.

As a Chelsea player, Lampard has won everything and now he has already bagged a Manager of the Month Award for October by winning several games and playing an attractive brand of football. He would probably have called on Cahill if he stayed at the Bridge given his injury list to his defenders.

Kick is 2:30 pm (CAT).

Enjoy the match.

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Lets embrace our inner Springbok against Ajax

04 Nov 2019 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

Chelsea welcomes Ajax to the Bridge on Tuesday evening (22h00 CAT) boosted by their gutsy performance on Saturday evening against Watford, winning 2-1. The win further solidified our position within the top four as Liverpool, Man City and Leicester City are above us in this order. The win on Saturday ensured we have won seven straight away games.

Lamps Frankie Having already beaten Ajax in Amsterdam a fortnight  ago, Chelsea is ready to entrench that performance by winning at home on Tuesday. Against all odds, this young Chelsea side is starting to flex their muscles as they continue to punch against their weight in all competitions. The Chelsea of old could hold their own against anyone in Europe on any given night. And the Bridge has witnessed some incredible matches over the years. But this Chelsea side of 2019 armed with a former hero at the Bridge, Frank Lampard, and Jody Morris are starting to instill that believe, that swagger and signs of steel. Lampard and Morris are certainly instilling their philosophy on the players – young and old. And it is working. It feels like a family where everyone is out there playing for each other and enjoying their football. It feels the gloom and dissatisfaction of Sarriball have been lifted.

Pundits, other teams, coaches are starting to “fear” us again. By cultivating a winning culture Lampard & Morris has energised the fan base across the globe. This is how it should be like, former players becoming managers that can take us further than before. Given that it is still early days, it looks like a new era has finally dawned on Chelsea. Rebuilding for the future with the present in mind. Players who appeared to be in cages are let loose and the way Lampard plays the game has seen players like Jorginho, Kovacic, Abraham, Pulisic, Hudson-Odoi, even Willian play out of their skin. Giving the youngsters opportunities (regardless of the ban) has provided the Chelsea faithful to witness a new core of players ready to do battle against anyone.

Ajax is a pedigree team and equally Chelsea. Tomorrow evening is another step to lay down the marker for other teams. Chelsea already topping this group – will need to win to continue that aura of invincibility. It can be done and we will need every player to concentrate and believe.

We look forward to a victory against Ajax on Tuesday and all indications are this will happen. “Blue is the colour, football is the game, We’re all together and winning is our aim. So cheer us on through the sun and rain, Cos Chelsea, Chelsea is our name…”

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Chelsea welcomes United in Carabao Cup match

30 Oct 2019 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

In a few hours time lights will go on at the Bridge tonight and the anticipation of a win against an old enemy – Manchester United. A  resurgent and buoyant Chelsea faces a United team filled with uncertainties.

Will the real Chelsea who has swept aside seven different opponent in all competitions this past month come to play or not. Time will tell. One thing however, is sure. Chelsea will not make the same mistake they did against United in the opening match of the league when we played the better football and somehow ended up losing 4-0 at Old Trafford. The youthful and full of swagger Chelsea will not fear this United team. They will go to war under the intense scrutiny of everyone tonight. Will Tammy, Giroud or the Batsman start? Will Tomori and Zouma continue their fine season together and will Pedro start ahead of Pulisic/Willian? Will Billy Gilmour get a chance to run out at the Bridge and give Jorginho a break…Whoever plays, it sure is exciting to be a Chelsea supporter nowadays. Finally, we are getting some changes that could last for a while.

Lampard has spoken about changing players for this match to keep the squad match ready. Keeping the older guys happy and the younger ones hungry is a mean feat and he has done exceptionally well so far this season.

 

 

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