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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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Chelsea unveils new home kit for 2018-19 season and last day jitters

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

KanteOn Thursday evening Ngolo Kante won the Chelsea FC Player of the Year for the second year running while Willian won two awards on the evening, the Players’ Player of the Year award and the best goal award against Brighton.

Christensen won the Young Player award, Fran Kirby won the CFC Ladies Players’ Player of the Year award and Reece James won the Academy Player of the Year award.

It has been a fantastic year for all the teams of Chelsea this season except the first team who lost their hold on the title to Manchester City, but they have a chance to redeem themselves if they slip into the top four if they beat Newcastle United and Liverpool lose against Brighton on Sunday. We also have the FA Cup Final against Manchester United to look forward to.

Chelsea also unveiled our new home strip for next season, which has evoked some questioning the design. What is your opinion on the new strip? Do you like the red in the design?

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Squeaking bum time for Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool in tussle for top four

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

Chelsea (69) and Tottenham Hotspur (71) are separated by two points both have two games left to play. Spurs are a further one point behind Liverpool (72), who only have one more game to play. Will Spurs and Chelsea overhaul Liverpool? Will Chelsea lose out on that fourth place if both Spurs and Liverpool win their remain games? Will Spurs lose the plot and lose or draw their next two games? This is why the Premier League has been hailed the best league in the world – it is nailbiting stuff or ‘Fergie Time’ aka ‘Squeaking Bum Time’.

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Similarly, last night’s win for Southampton (36) against Swansea ensured they are safe but also made sure West Brom went down after a gallant run during the month of April, which saw the caretaker coach, Darren Moore collect the manager of the month award. Swansea (33) is not out of the woods nor are Chelsea’s opponents tonight Huddersfield Town (36) who has two more games to play (including tonight’s match).

Don’t switch off your television set…it will be a bumpy ride from tonight until the last match on Sunday. Will it be tears of joy or tears of sorrow for teams? Just to recap, Chelsea plays against Huddersfield Town tonight and on Sunday play away to Newcastle United. Spurs play against Newcastle United tonight and on Sunday against Leicester City (Come on Leicester)! Liverpool plays against Brighton Albion Hove on Sunday.

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Will tonight’s match at the Bridge be Conte last? Time will tell. Will we make the top four? Let us know!

 

 

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Another win closer to that 4th spot

29 Apr 2018 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

Chelsea continued to show grit to win at Swansea on Saturday evening. It was a match that started brightly for us when Fabregas scored a sublime left-footer in the fourth minute. It was his 50th Premier League goal and what a screamer it was. Hazard again with his blistering pace bamboozled the Swansea defence on the edge of their penalty area before offloading the ball to an oncoming Fabregas. Fabregas made no mistake. The ball went high up in the left-hand top corner and gave his former Arsenal teammate no chance. Chelsea was bouncing, Swansea was buckling. Swansea was there for the kill. Alas, no killer bunch was delivered. Swansea was terrible on the day, they looked out of sorts, stressed and yet Chelsea could not get another goal throughout their dominance of the match.

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Once again Conte delayed substitutions from coming on to affect the match. He waited until the 80th minute again to bring on Willian for Hazard, Morata for Giroud and Pedro for Fabregas when Swansea started to believe they could score an equaliser. And they came close to doing so several times making it a nervy 10 minutes for the defending champions. The win also brought about Conte’s 50th win in the Premier League after 73 matches. team cfc

The win has brought us to within 2 points of Spurs who will play their game in hand on Monday evening against Watford. We will have to win all our remaining matches against Liverpool (6 May), Huddersfield Town (9 May) both at home and then away to Newcastle United (13 May). We end our season with the FA Cup final against Manchester United on Saturday 19 May 2018.

After 35 games played Chelsea has the following statistics. At home we have won 10 home matches, lost four and drawn three, scoring 28 goals and conceding 15 goals. Away from home we have won 10 matches, drawn three and lost five, scoring 32 goals and conceding 19. In essence, we have scored 60 goals, conceded 34 goals, drawn 7 and lost 9 matches with a combined point total of 66.

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Giroud the Superhero

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

Football is a cruel sport, but it also brings you joy beyond measure. On Saturday Chelsea left it late by winning 3-2 when it seemed Southampton was going to enjoy their first win in a long while.

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French striker Oliver Giroud came off the bench in the 60th minute of the match and inspired Chelsea to an epic win and a slim hope of reaching the top four. His two goals made sure Chelsea had something to smile about. But it was not all joy. At the time of his first goal, Chelsea was 2-0 behind and they looked bewildered, tired, weak, pathetic, and uninspirational. Chelsea looked like they wanted the season to end. Their crown was slipping away and it looked like their energy was drained by the time Southampton scored their second goal against the run of play. The home side took their chances and punished sloppy defending by Chelsea once again.

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The Giroud goal inspired Chelsea and shortly thereafter, Hazard scored a sublime individual goal to make it 2-2 and suddenly Southampton players looked tired, ragged and as if they could not believe what was happening having coasted towards the finishing line several minutes earlier. It was Southampton’s turn to doubt themselves. They looked shellshock with that all familiar “here we go again”. In the space of eight magical minutes, Chelsea finally played to their potential, as defending champions. They scored three unanswered goals to make it 3-2.

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Next up is Burnley on Thursday evening. Onward we shall march.

 

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