Red vs Blue on Sunday at Old Trafford

24 Feb 2018 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

It is SuperSunday tomorrow and Chelsea faces arch enemy Manchester United at Old Trafford and Arsenal take on Manchester City in the Caraboa Cup final. For Chelsea, the match brings an added spice to the match as both managers are in a race for the top four and the fact that they do not like one another.


This fact has been proven over the last few months as both managers have been firing verbal attacks at each other. It is also a fact that our former boss, Mourinho has certainly found his match in Conte who clearly is not intent on backing down. So will we see a heated blow up at the touchline between the two managers tomorrow? Will both set of players play to the tune of their manager’s anger for one another? Will Chelsea once again be Man United’s thorn in the flesh? Both teams drew during the week against Champions League opponents. Chelsea scored a 1-1 draw against La Liga leaders Barcelona and United thanks to a David de Gea save held Sevilla to a 0-0 draw in Spain.


Will Mourinho play defensively as per his style? Will he have someone man mark Hazard? Will Conte play either Morata or Giroud from the start or will he continue playing Hazard in the false nine position? It is an intriguing match-up and Conte has once again found his mojo, his self-belief and with it, the team has found its DNA. Conte needs to win the match to keep pace with United, Liverpool and Spurs. Chelsea needs to play in the Champions League next season and a win tomorrow is all that matters.


So, wherever you are watching the match make sure you wear Blue and keep the blue flag flying high!





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What a start to 2018

07 Feb 2018 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

Ok, so Chelsea is going through a rough patch at the moment and every other supporter is calling for the head of some players and more for Conte. How fickle we are sometimes and looking at the reaction of our facebook page < it seems a lot of us want Conte to be removed. Some want Bakayoko to be sold and others can’t wait for Barcelona’s former winning coach, Enrique Luis, to become our next manager.


Some even have reminded us of how bad we used to be in the 1970s, the 1980s and 1990s and still they supported our team! In other words, when we win, we all win together and when we lose, we all lose together. Some have said, that we only follow Chelsea because we love certain stars that play for us – while others expressed their sentiments that true fans and supporters follow the club no matter what!

We agree with most of these sentiments and perhaps it is OK to sometimes vent our anger towards the manager and to some players. We are emotionally invested in this team. If we lose, we all feel it and it derails our day, the week ahead and we often face ridicule at work, school, varsity or even at home. There is no real consolation for us die-hard fans and supporters. We carry our “heart” on our sleeves! But when we win, oh the joy, the warm, fuzzy feeling and the cloud-nine experience is something to behold! There is no feeling like winning and last season we had plenty to celebrate!

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Last year, Conte was hailed a master, maestro, a genius and an innovator, even a motivator. Today, he is labelled one dimensional, stubborn, and unapproachable. Talks of an anti-Conte dressing room are surfacing from Stamford Bridge. A player revolt and some still have not forgiven him for selling Costa and the way that scene was handled. Yet Conte is staying for now! It seems the Board is not letting him go mid-season. He will probably be replaced at the end of this season or by some small miracle he will still be around next season. His spat with the Board over buying his kind of players has been well documented and his public spat with Mourinho has not helped either. Abramovich has been ruthless in dispatching managers, even those who have won the championship title and cup competitions. No manager is safe at Chelsea, this surely cannot continue…we need stability and we have already seen that this season is a bust.

All we need to do is finish in the top four, regroup, play some youngsters and prepare for the arduous Champions League last 16 matches against Barcelona. We are fourth in the league, we are still in the FA Cup, and we are still in the Champions League knock-out phase. We have plenty to look forward to this season.  We need all of our supporters to get behind Conte and his men and to spur them on to victory. We did it last year and the years before, we certainly can still do it with the remaining matches.

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Aluta Continua! Forward we shall march to Victory! Keep The Blue Flag Flying High and the gestures of our former manager Mourinho – “Chin Up”.

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Chelsea flexes muscles in emphatic win over Stoke City

30 Dec 2017 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

Chelsea blasted Stoke City off the park at the Bridge today with an emphatic 5-0 victory against a hapless Stoke City. Barely have we settled in when up popped Rudiger and headed in a sublime freekick from Willian in the third minute of the match. Chelsea was buzzing, the nerves at the Bridge settled and it was the start of things to come.


Danny Drinkwater received the ball from Willian and with all the time in the world he blasted a volley past a hapless Butland. with 2-0 up Chelsea was playing their best football of the season. Morata should have had two goals on either side of Drinkwater’s strike, but Butland was at his best. Pedro also had a shot blocked by Butland before he got a great ball from Willian and he shot the ball across the goal beating the keeper. Within 30 minutes of the match, Chelsea was 3-0 up and cruising.


Stoke City did have the ball in the net in the 38th minute but Diouf was deemed to have handled the ball before beating Courtois. It summed up their match so far.


In the second half, Willian scored form the penalty spot in the 73rd minute and 4-0 to Chelsea. It has been a stroll in the park today and loads of energy has been saved for the upcoming match against Arsenal on 3 January 2018. Davide Zappacosta scored in the 88th minute of the match to make it 5-0.



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Stoke City visits the Bridge

30 Dec 2017 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

Chelsea entertains Stoke City at the Bridge hoping to end 2017 with a win and three points as the race for second is hotting up with Manchester United.

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Chelsea will start the match without the main man, Eden Hazard whilst Morata starts up front alongside Willian and Pedro.  Moses and Alonso on the wings and Drinkwater come in for Bakayoko to play alongside his former Leicester City midfield partner and Cahil continues in place of Christensen who made the bench. Rudiger and Azpilicueta is part of the back three today. On the bench is Fabregas, Hazard, Caballero, Christensen, Bakayoko and Batshuayi.



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Brighton visits the Bridge on Boxing Day

25 Dec 2017 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

Chelsea seeks to end 2017 on a high when they face newly promoted Brighton at the Bridge on Saturday afternoon (5 pm CAT) before we face on Stoke City on Saturday, 30 December 2017.


But the story of the year has been Chelsea winning our sixth title with Conte’s first season in charge and a demoralising loss in the FA Cup final against arch-enemy Arsenal. Our brute striker and real baddy, Diego Costa, was sacked in the summer via text from Conte to us losing some major opportunities in the transfer market over the northern hemisphere summer. Diego Costa’s supposed replacement and former Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku was snatched by Mourinho’s United and a former Conte pupil Alvaro Morata came in. There was no Leonardo Bonucci, nor highly talented Alex Sandro both from Conte’s former team, Juventus. Instead, we ended up with Roma’s Antonio Rudiger, and Italian international Davide Zappacosta and former Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater. All in all a recipe for disaster as we were back in the Champions League with a reduced squad as Chelsea sold Nathan Ake and Asmir Begovic to Bournemouth, Nathaniel Chalaboah to Watford, Bertrand Traore to Lyon, Dominic Solanke to Liverpool, Nemanja Matic to Manchester United, and club captain John Terry left for Aston Villa.  And once again we sent out a host of talented young players on loan, the most prolific of them all was Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Crystal Palace and striker Tammy Abraham to Swansea City. morata2

It was expected for us to struggle to retain the title and it began in the worst condition as Burnley blew us away winning 3-2 at the Bridge. This loss set the tone for the first half of the season. We have lost four matches against teams we should have beaten. Burnley (2-3), Crystal Palace (1-2), Manchester City (0-1) and West Ham (0-1) and drawn three matches.


A definite shining light for Chelsea this season has been the cup competitions. We started with a huge win over Champions League newcomers Qarabag FK 6-0 at the Bridge in September and beating Atletico Madrid 2-1 in Spain. After leading the group till the last match we ended up in second place with Roma topping Group C. We now face an old rival, Barcelona, in the round of 16. Chelsea is also in the semi-finals of the English League Cup (Carabao Cup) and we face Arsenal over two legs in January. We also are still in FA Cup facing Norwich in round 3. Our women’s first team are flying high in their respective league and European championships, and our development and youth teams are all still pretty much in control of their leagues and cup competitions.

Our top priority in the new year is to finish in the top 4 and win a cup tournament or two and welcome new players in the January transfer window.  Let us back our team this season to the hilt! KTBFFH!!!



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