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  1. The Sun report today that AC Milan are keen to make Tiemoue Bakayoko’s loan deal from Chelsea permanent, for the fixed fee in the deal of £30m. Some Chelsea fans are keen to see Baka return to the club, given the transfer ban we could be facing this summer. That’s despite the disastrous time the […]View the full article
  2. Maurizio Sarri was strikingly reluctant to put Callum Hudson-Odoi into this Chelsea team, and we feel he’s like to try and dump him now he has a chance. The Italian coach could no longer resist the pressure from the fans and the media to give the kid some games, and he played so well that […]View the full article
  3. Chelsea take on Burnley at Stamford Bridge tonight, and after a hectic period of games, Maurizio Sarri has the chance to pick his favoured XI, with a 6 day gap before our next match. That means changes all over, but the question will be what happens at left back. Emerson has been the first choice […]View the full article
  4. Chelsea appear reluctant to let go of a loanee who has impressed at every opportunity this season – Reece James. James won our academy player of the year at the end of last season, ahead of now first-teamer Callum Hudson-Odoi. The natural next step for the Englishman was a loan stint away from the Bridge, […]View the full article
  5. Emerson has finally had the run in the team that fans were crying out for all season, and he hasn’t really impressed. As we’ve seen in his year here, he can show flashes in games and do some things that Marcos Alonso can’t. But he can never really turn that into whole games of being […]View the full article
  6. Chelsea have been through such a busy patch, with games coming thick and fast in the midweeks, that even the impressively stubborn Maurizio Sarri has been forced into some serious changes. The XIs he’s picked in the league has varied game to game, and without knowing whether the coach is really putting the Europa League […]View the full article
  7. With Maurizio Sarri having undergone a “minor dental surgery”, according to reports in The Sun, Gianfranco Zola took yesterday’s press conference ahead of the game with Slavia Prague. The Chelsea legend has done this a few times before this season, usually when the pressers are coming thick and fast like they are now. As always, […]View the full article
  8. Chelsea have the second leg of their Europa League quarter final against Slavia Prague tonight, but plenty of fans are looking at the other side of the draw and wondering who we might get in the final. We shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves however. We will play the winner of Benfica and Frankfurt, and those […]View the full article
  9. WhoScored were today linking Zenit St Petersburg with potentially making a move for Mateo Kovacic. That would mean them signing him permanently from Real Madrid once his loan at Chelsea ends. It’s an interesting prospect, given he’s divided opinions at Chelsea. Maurizio Sarri clearly likes him as a tidy, technical player, and he’s even used […]View the full article
  10. Nicolas Pepe is the man who Chelsea should sign to replace Eden Hazard this summer. He’s super fast, he’s a deadly finisher on the evidence of this season. He’s a dribbler who can attack space without the ball or defenders when he’s got it. With better teammates around him, there’s no limit to how impressive […]View the full article
  11. For a long time, Chelsea fans have been watching every one of Maurizio Sarri’s starting XIs hoping to see one (well, three) names on the team sheet: Callum Hudson-Odoi. Now, in games like the fixture against Slavia Prague tomorrow, many will be hoping that they don’t see the 18 year old’s name feature. Why? Because anyone who […]View the full article
  12. Aleksandr Golovin came very close to joining Chelsea last summer. The deal was so close that some journalists were reporting it as done. In the end, that turned out not to be the case, and in fact the Russia midfielder, fresh from starring at the World Cup, moved to Monaco. They have had a disastrous […]View the full article
  13. Gary Cahill has suddenly found himself frozen out at Chelsea this season, after years as a dependable regular. He arrived at the club with little fanfare, and it looks like he will go that way too, with West Ham the latest club to be linked with a move for the defender once his contract expires […]View the full article
  14. Mason Mount’s return to the Derby County team has sparked a massive revival for the Rams, who are shooting up the table after a rather tepid start to 2019. They’ve been banging them in recently, with Mason alone grabbing a hattrick against Bolton at the weekend. The turnaround has been noted by the Derby Telegraph, […]View the full article
  15. Nicolas Pepe has been one of the great breakout sensations in European football this season, tearing apart Ligue 1 with Lille and attracting the attention of all of Europe’s top clubs. This week, Gerard Lopez, the president of Lille, confirmed that he would be leaving in the summer, as you can see in these quotes […]View the full article
  16. Watford coach Javi Gracia has been linked with the Chelsea job in the last few days, leading to plenty of idle speculation about what changes might be made should the Spanish coach take over at Stamford Bridge. Squawka posted the following piece which noted that Andreas Christensen has played far fewer minutes this season under […]View the full article
  17. Transfer rumour writers aren’t quite sure what to make of Chelsea’s situation. The Blues are currently facing a two window ban, although they are in the process of appealing it, with the prospect of a final attempt to at least postpone the punishment at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. That hasn’t stopped people speculating […]View the full article
  18. Simon Johnson of the Evening Standard has just published this article comparing the relative successes of the signings of Gonzalo Higuain at Chelsea, and the man AC Milan picked up to replace him, Krzysztof Piatek. It’s not a hard balance to weigh up. Piatek has continued his exceptional form from the start of the season […]View the full article
  19. Andreas Christensen has been patient. Very patient. He waited years in the academy, rising through the ranks and earning an impressive loan move at a young age. Then it was two years of waiting on loan in the Bundesliga. He came back to Chelsea, waited on the bench for six months under Antonio Conte, and […]View the full article
  20. Without much warning, Maurizio Sarri played Eden Hazard as a false 0 against Liverpool. Olivier Giroud has been doing well recently, and looked certain to play for the Italian in this vital game. But in the end, the former Napoli boss reverted to the concept he’s tried several times already this season, with his star […]View the full article
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  22. Chelsea’s punishing run of games goes on, and they have no time to lick their wounds after defeat to Liverpool. They now have to take on Slavia Prague in the return leg, knowing that Burnley are lurking on Monday night. The Slavia game is nicely in hand now, and a heavily rotated team can be […]View the full article
  23. This is a fixture will be remembered for Steven Gerrard’s slip in 2014, which gifted Demba Ba a goal as Chelsea ran out 2-0 winners at Anfield ruining Liverpool’s chances of a first Premier League title. Five years on and the blues find themselves in a similar situation, again having the chance to have a […]View the full article
  24. The Europa League remains the most realistic avenue back into the Champions League for Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea. The Blues’ upturn in form of late has seen them force their way back into the top four, but the race has never been so competitive. Our focus ought to remain, at least in part, on the Europa […]View the full article
  25. The Premier league season is moving into the latter stages, and there is still a battle on for the remaining two Champions league spots between Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea. If you had said this following the opening period of the season to Chelsea fans they would be surprised. Chelsea were battling it out […]View the full article