Full match report on the 2-0 win against Wigan
My take on Salomon Kalou leaving the club, and how it can effect Chelsea in a bigger way than many fans think
Report and review of Chelsea's Youth team game against a strong Blackburn Youth team. An emphatic scoreline in the first leg of the F.A Youth Cup sets Chelsea on track
Video of the match highlights from Chelsea's win over Barcelona
Chelsea vs Bolton, Chelsea finally managed to overcome their recent poor run of form against a sturggling Bolton side. Chelsea ran out comfortable winners after a brilliant second half display.
Friday, 24 August 2012
Thursday, 14 June 2012
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The second half really kicked into action on 50 minutes. Adriano picked up the ball on the half way line and ran at the Chelsea defence, he took a neat little touch past Lampard, who almost brought him down. This opened up some space for Adriano to hit the ball with his weaker right foot, his curling effort was palmed away by Petr Cech's strong right wrist out for a throw-in. Barcelona gave away the ball at the throw and Chelsea got some rare possession, they went up the other end of the pitch and won there first corner of the game on 52 minutes. Lampard whipped it in, Ivanovic got a flick-on, but Cahill couldn't pull off a superb attempt at a scissor kick at the back post. The third chance of a hectic five minutes came when Sanchez played a neat one-two with Fabregas, Fabrgas' return was a neat ball chipped over John Terry. Sanchez was bearing down on goal, he took a poor first touch which gave Ashley Cole time to come across and force him to rush his shot and balloon it wide. Looking back this was a very good chance and he probably should have done better with it.
After this little scare, Chelsea shored up the defence. Once again they allowed Barcelona to keep the ball and try to hit them on the break. They soaked up the pressure well and Barca were struggling to break them down. However on the 69th minute Mikel made a rash challenge, from the resulting free kick Xavi could only put the ball over the bar. After this it was the same story as the rest of the match. Up until the 84th minute. Chelsea had a rare attack, the ball bounced around before eventually the ball fell to substitute Kalou, however he could only lift the ball way over the bar from 14 yards. After that it seemed as though Barcelona realised they were 1-0 down with just 5 minutes to go. They won a free kick about 40 yards out, taken very cleverly by Messi, he fired it around the wall at a low level. Cech was preparing for the save, however Puyol ducked down low and got a slight flick on, Cech readjusted well to tip it around the post at full stretch.
In the 93rd minute, with Barcelona desperate to get something from the game. Messi played the ball in to Busquets on the edge of the box, Busquets played a neat back heel to Messi. Terry read it really well though and slid in, however his clearance went straight to Thiago, his curling shot rolled along the ground, past Cech, but hit the post. With Cech on the floor it looked as though it would be an easy finish for a Barcelona man, however Chelsea got a massive slice of luck, it fell to that man Busquets, who is possibly the worst finisher on the field. He ran on, got his foot right underneath the ball and skied it high and wide. From the resulting goalkick the referee blew the whistle. The game was over. Chelsea fans were jubilant, as were the players. No one could say that after that dogged performance that Chelsea didn't deserve it. The job is only half done with a second-leg at the Nou Camp still to play. However Chelsea are in form and looking to beat Arsenal tomorrow, if they win that then they will be on a massive high. With it now confirmed that Drogba has signed a 2 year contract with a Chinese club, winning the Champions League would be an amazing send off for the senior players. Lets just pray we can do it. In Di Matteo we trust.
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Thursday, 1 March 2012