The Blues from the Bridge leave Roazhon Park with all three points after edging out Rennes in a cutting, hard-fought match and thereby advance to UEFA Champions League Round of 16 stage. The home side were resilient and relentless in their press and caused havoc in midfield. After Sehrou Guirassy cancelled Callum Hudson-Odoi's early opener … Continue reading Rennes 1-2 Chelsea: Player Ratings As Olivier Giroud Bags Late Winner For the Blues
They left it late, but a stoppage-time Olivier Giroud header secured knockout qualification in the Champions League with two games to spare as Chelsea ran out 2-1 winners in Rennes. Another late goal in Krasnodar meant that Sevilla also confirmed their place in the knockout stages. However, Chelsea will need at least one point in … Continue reading Rennes 1-2 Chelsea: UEFA Champions League Match Review
Chelsea leave St. James Park with a crucial 3 points after wasting several chances early in the first half and capitalize on Newcastle's blunders in the final third. Take a look at Chelsea's individual performances and player ratings from our 2-0 win! Édouard Mendy - 7 The Senegalese goalkeeper once again remained calm and looked … Continue reading Newcastle vs Chelsea: Player Ratings
Chelsea go top of the league - for a few hours at least - after an early own goal and a second half strike from Tammy Abraham made for a relatively comfortable afternoon for Frank Lampard's men. A late return from international duty for Thiago Silva meant Antonio Rudiger made his first start of the … Continue reading Newcastle 0-2 Chelsea: Match Review
It feels like an eternity, but Chelsea are back in less than 24 hours. Frank Lampard's men will travel to St James' Park to take on Newcastle for the 9th game of the 20/21 Season. The Blues enjoyed a rather pleasant and injury free international break with many getting on the score sheet for their … Continue reading Newcastle vs Chelsea – Match Preview
The grueling International break has given us the moment to analyze Chelsea’s current form and their first 8 Premier League matches this season. Frank Lampard was given a strong backing this past summer after last year’s transfer ban. Unfortunately, many of those new signings had to wait and as consequence, Chelsea had to get … Continue reading ATC – Chelsea’s Blueprint for the Future –Analyzing our first 8 PL games
London giants, Chelsea and Arsenal, will battle it out in the final derby of what promises to be a mouth-watering Women’s Football Weekend. Chelsea will be heading to Borehamwood fresh off a 4-0victory over Everton; Arsenal on the other hand, coming in from a 1-0 defeat in their last match against Manchester United. Chelsea have a favourable record over the Gunners, winning … Continue reading Arsenal Women vs Chelsea Women – WSL Match Preview
Chelsea Women beat Everton at home and maintained a clean sheet by goals from Ji So-Yun ('16), Bethany England (73', 76') and Pernille Harder (90'+7). The Blues put out a very strong starting lineup with Kerr benched for England and Pernille up front. Everton's most lethal attackers, Valérie Gauvin and Lucy Graham, were out for … Continue reading Chelsea 4-0 Everton – FAWSL Match Review
A Hakim Ziyech-inspired Chelsea came back from a goal down to register a dominating 4-1 win against Sheffield United. There were plenty of stand-out performances on the night as the Blues stretch their unbeaten run to eight games in all competitions. Let's have a look at our player ratings from Saturday evening's action at Stamford … Continue reading Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United- Player Ratings
It may be early in the season but this match against Everton could be crucial to the defence of the title. Everton have made a strong start to the season after struggling in recent years. They look to be true title contenders this year and have made an unbeaten start to their season. They currently … Continue reading Chelsea vs Everton- WSL Match Preview
Hakim Ziyech starred as Chelsea cruised to a 4-1 victory over strugglers Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge this evening. Ziyech turned provider twice; first for Ben Chilwell’s second goal for the club, and then for Thiago Silva to net his first in blue. The win means the Blues are now unbeaten in 11 games in … Continue reading Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United – Match Report
Chelsea (4-3-3): Substitutes: Caballero, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Jorginho, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud Sheffield United (3-5-2): Substitutes: Verrips, McBurnie, Sharp, Burke, Jagielka, Robinson, Osborn
A rejuvenated Chelsea side lock horns with struggling Sheffield United this weekend as Chris Wilder's men visit Stamford Bridge searching for their first league win this season. The Blues will look to build on their recent run of wins and extend their five-match unbeaten run in the Premier League. After a string of woeful defensive … Continue reading Chelsea vs Sheffield United- Premier League Match Preview
Olivier Giroud is name which has been the heart of much criticism over the years. The target man has always had to deal with criticism whether that's with his adventures with France, Arsenal or Chelsea. Despite the apparent lack of credit Giroud receives, it's undeniable that he has had a very underrated career and perhaps … Continue reading Olivier Giroud left out in the cold – Is This Unjust Treatment?
Champions League knockout qualification has been placed firmly into Chelsea's hands as goals from Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham secured a comfortable 3-0 victory over Rennes. It was also a fifth consecutive clean sheet for Édouard Mendy, the first time Chelsea have done so in ten years. Lampard named a strong lineup, with just one … Continue reading Chelsea 3-0 Rennes: Match Report
Frank Lampard's men made the 2000 mile trip to Southern Russia a successful one with four goals and a clean sheet against Champions League debutants Krasnodar, but it wasn't as simple as the score-line (or the opposition) may suggest. With five changes from Saturday's draw with Manchester United, the line-up saw a first Chelsea start … Continue reading Last Time Out: Blues Run Riot in Russia
Chelsea host Rennes on Matchday Three of the UCL group stage as they look to strengthen their hold of Group E top spot in a 20:00 UK time kick-off. Chelsea have improved massively in all areas of the pitch in the past few weeks, but most notably in goal, with Edouard Mendy already looking like … Continue reading UEFA Champions League Opposition Report- Stade Rennais F.C.
An early November evening at Kingsmeadow saw Chelsea take on Tottenham Hotspur in the second round of Conti Cup fixtures. Emma Hayes’ starting eleven, as ever, deadly on paper.Pernille Harder and Sam Kerr led the line, with Niamh Charles coming in to replace the recently injured Fran Kirby. Spurs challenged with a fine line-up of their own, one whollycapable of containing the Blues. Kerys Harrop and Ria Percival charged with holding Chelsea’s … Continue reading Chelsea Women 2-0 Tottenham Women – Conti Cup Match Review
Levi Colwill is 17 year old left sided center back who has been with Chelsea since he was just 9 years old. So far he has mainly featured in Chelsea’s u18’s side and made his u19’s debut last September in UEFA Youth League and also has represented England u17’s twice. Levi recently signed his first … Continue reading Levi Colwill – Future Chelsea Centre-Back
A thrilling encounter saw Chelsea and Manchester City go head-to-head at St Georges Park, with the latter eventually triumphing with a 3-2 victory. It was an even first half, with Chelsea's youngsters controlling much of the game and pressing high with pace and an impressive level of intensity and Manchester City looking a constant threat … Continue reading Chelsea 2-3 Manchester City: FA Youth Cup Final Report
Fresh off a good week, with two wins against Arsenal and Man City, Chelsea are looking to keep the momentum going against Spurs in the Conti Cup. The game is at 7pm UK time and will be available to watch on the 5th Stand app or YouTube. As the squad returns from their respective national … Continue reading Chelsea vs Spurs Conti Cup Preview
"It’s been a good week for me. Hopefully, it can continue. You need to play with confidence and not be afraid to make mistakes. But I feel good and feel at home. Everything is fine here." Hakim Ziyech's post-match comments, Turf Moor, October 31, 2020 Is he the missing piece Chelsea have yearned for this … Continue reading Hakim Ziyech- The Chosen One?
“I thought Ethan’s performance was outstanding. I know the manager at Chelsea sees him as a sitting midfield player. He obviously played at right centre-half at Leipzig and in the middle of a back three as well in his time there, so they saw him in that position.” Chris Wilder's post-match comments, Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield … Continue reading Ethan Ampadu – Making a Mark
Édouard Mendy - 7 The Senegalese keeper had no real action to deal with as our defenders did their job with due diligence and kept Burnley at bay for the majority of the afternoon. Mendy did have 1 important event early in the first half when a long diagonal ball found the path of Ashley … Continue reading Burnley 0-3 Chelsea – Player Ratings
A first Premier League goal for Hakim Ziyech set Chelsea on their way as they cruised to a 3-0 victory over struggling Burnley at Turf Moor. Strikes from Kurt Zouma and Timo Werner in the second half added to Ziyech's opener capping an impressive display from Frank Lampard's side. Another clean sheet means it is … Continue reading Burnley 0-3 Chelsea: Match Report
Chelsea look to continue their defensive stability after their the third consecutive clean sheet following a comprehensive 4-0 victory against Krasnodar on Wednesday. However, Burnley will provide a stubborn test for the blues who will no doubt be suffering from fatigue after a trip to Russia followed by an away trip to Turf Moor. Here … Continue reading Burnley v Chelsea – How should Chelsea lineup?
Chelsea visit the struggling Clarets on Saturday after a convincing midweek Champions League showing in Russia. The Blues played out a frustrating goalless draw last week at Old Trafford and will be looking to getting a consistent runs of results against Burnley, who sit 18th in the table with a sole point earned in their … Continue reading Premier League Opposition Report – Burnley
The Blues hit the road once again, making the journey to Turf Moor to face a struggling Burnley side who are winless so far this season, only managing to register a single point in their opening 5 games and sitting 18th in the table. Chelsea have been inconsistent in recent weeks, and seem to have … Continue reading Burnley vs Chelsea – Premier League Match Preview
It was three points and a clean sheet as Chelsea thrashed Russian side Krasnodar 4-0 in matchday two of the Champions League. Second half goals from Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic added to Callum Hudson-Odoi's opener giving us an emphatic win. The victory ends a run of three consecutive draws, but also means … Continue reading Krasnodar 0-4 Chelsea: Match Report
Edouard Mendy 7/10 Made some standard saves, which potentially Kepa would have let in. Was commanding from crosses in the first half. Distribution hasn’t been anything to write home about. Cesar Azpilicueta 7/10 Solid defensively in the small amount he’s had to do. Link up play with Ziyech in the first half also been fairly … Continue reading Krasnodar 0-4 Chelsea – UEFA Champions League Player Ratings
Krasnodar (4-3-3): Substitutes: Sinitsyn, Litvinov, Sabua, Kutovoy, Suleymanov, Gorodov, Spertsyan Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Substitutes: Mount, Giroud, James, Ziger, Kante, Caballero, Christensen, Emerson, Pulisic, Abraham, Tomori
Chelsea take the long flight to Russia as they lock horns with Russian side Krasnador in Matchday Two of the Champions League. The Blues opened their Champions League campaign with a goalless draw at home to Sevilla, their first such result under Frank Lampard, as the Blues finally showed some solidity in defence. They followed … Continue reading UEFA Champions League – Krasnodar Opposition Report
One of the most hotly anticipated fixtures of the Premier League season, Chelsea vs Manchester United, failed to live up to its usual goal-packed standards as the two teams settled for a dull 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday evening. Leading up to the game, the weather in Manchester was torrid. Sheets of rain … Continue reading Last Time Out: Draw at Old Trafford
by Charlotte Stacey After a stunning performance at the SheBelieves Cup and a perfect record of clean sheets this season, England and Chelsea goalkeeper Carly Telford has finally been able to show the world what she’s made of. It is an unfortunate truth that goalkeepers can sometimes find themselves on the end of a raw … Continue reading Carly Telford – She’s a Keeper!
The Blues leave Old Trafford with a hard fought point after prioritizing defense over offense. Chelsea did have their bright spells throughout the match but the home side looked the more comfortable and dangerous on the ball creating several opportunities on net. Despite this, the Blues made it difficult for Manchester to break them down … Continue reading From Manchester to Krasnodar – Reflection on Chelsea so far
Two teams turned up and it rained a lot. The spoils were shared on a pouring Saturday evening as Chelsea held Manchester United to a goalless draw with both sides putting on a pedestrian display. Both Frank Lampard and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer raised a few eyebrows with their team selection as Chelsea changed their shape … Continue reading Match Report – Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea
Underwhelming. If one word could summarize Chelsea's season so far, this would be very close to perfection. With a total of 9 games played so far, the Blues have picked up 3 wins, 4 draws and 2 loses, despite the fact that the squad has seen massive investment this summer. With the existence of the … Continue reading Why Chelsea and Frank Lampard Deserve Some Time.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): Substitutes: Henderson, Tuanzebe, Matic, Pogba, van de Beek, Cavani, Greenwood Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Credit: ShareMyTactics Substitutes: Caballero, Rudiger, Kovacic, Mount, Ziyech, Giroud, Abraham
"You know, the best players, myself included, they play to their strengths so as to not expose their weaknesses. They control the ball, the ball doesn't control them." Glen Foy to Santiago Munez in 'Goal! The Dream Begins'(2005) It seems only yesterday that question marks surrounding Frank Lampard and this star-studded yet inexplosive Chelsea side … Continue reading ‘Flatline?’ Are Chelsea Improving under Lampard?
Chelsea finished their first Champions League group stage game in uncharacteristically dull fashion after a 0-0 bore draw with Sevilla last night at Stamford Bridge. Whilst the performance was not exactly inspiring, even though for the last half an hour we had arguably our strongest team on the pitch, there were still pockets of the … Continue reading Chelsea vs Sevilla – No need to panic
Let’s take a look across the globe at the Chelsea loanee’s in action over the last week. Let’s start in the Premier League and down the road from Chelsea at Fulham, Ruben Loftus Cheek played 80 minutes in an impressive debut for the midfielder. Fellow Chelsea team-mate Ethan Ampadu who is on loan at Sheffield … Continue reading Cobham’s Blue Army – Weekly Loan Report
On Tuesday it was revealed that Frank Lampard had included 38 year old retired legend Petr Cech in Chelsea's 25 man Premier League squad for this season. This shock inclusion surprised many, bemused some and left others puzzled as to why he would need to be added to a squad that already contains 3 shot … Continue reading Premier League Squad Announcement – Petr Cech’s emergency inclusion: What does it mean?
Chelsea's 'revolutionary' season hit another setback as an underwhelming second-half display against Southampton led to the spoils being shared at Stamford Bridge. It looks as if this has all happened before; almost like "different game, same old story". Having made a fantastic start against the Saints, Chelsea took their foot off the gas in the … Continue reading Analysis – Why are Chelsea failing to kill off teams?
Since his return to Stamford Bridge at the start of the 2019/20 season, manager, Frank Lampard has placed a particular emphasis on bringing youth players into the first-team set-up. While the likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham - now mainstays in the squad - immediately spring mind, Lampard has also given sporadic opportunities to … Continue reading Tino Anjorin – Chelsea’s latest youth star?
The opening fixture of the UEFA Champions League where Chelsea host Sevilla at Stamford Bridge ended in 0-0 stalemate. Jorginho led the team out; the main captain Azpilicueta featured on the bench. Werner kicked the match off after both teams perform the required Black Lives Matter duties. He played the ball to Zouma who instantaneously … Continue reading Chelsea 0-0 Sevilla – What We Learned
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Credit: OneFootball Substitutes: Kepa, Caballero, Rüdiger, Christensen, Tomori, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Abraham, Giroud Sevilla FC (4-3-3): Substitutes: Vaclik, Rekik, Jordan, Munir, Rodriguez, En-Nesyri, Escudero, Torres, Vazquez, Luna
The long, excruciating wait is over as the Champions League returns to Stamford Bridge as Chelsea host Sevilla FC in a 20:00 hours kick-off. Chelsea bowed out of last season's campaign in disappointing fashion to the eventual-champions, Bayern Munich in the Round of 16. With the squad having undergone a major overhaul in all areas, … Continue reading UEFA Champions League – Sevilla FC Opposition Report
Make no mistake, the Europa League Champions are not a team to be underestimated. They proved that last year in beating Wolves, Man United and Inter Milan on route to the trophy. And, despite the tendencies of Premier League fans to call other leagues 'farmers leagues', their 4th placed La Liga finish is also worthy … Continue reading Chelsea vs Sevilla – UEFA Champions League Match Preview
Chelsea's Champions League campaign for the 20/21 season begins tomorrow with a home tie against Sevilla; whom the Blues have never faced in the competition. @CFCDUBois sets out who should line up against the current Europa League holders. It was looking increasingly likely that recent signing Edouard Mendy would still remain sidelined from injury for … Continue reading UEFA Champions League – Who should start against Sevilla?
by Charlotte Stacey With a number of goals that saw her ending up as one of the top scorers, being named player of the 2019-2020 season, as well as a senior international debut, Chelsea and England forward Beth England has certainly had a year to remember. Beth England is absolutely flying right now. Yet, with … Continue reading Bethany England for England!
Our fellow ATC writers share their thoughts and answer some questions on our 2-1 victory against Rennes in the UEFA Champions League. Vayam Lahoti (@VayamLahoti) Question 1: We didn’t play our best today and credit to Rennes but how important is getting wins like these especially in a jam packed schedule? It's really important to … Continue reading UEFA Champions League Post-Match Questionnaire: Rennes 1-2 Chelsea
Chelsea can secure qualification for the Champions League knockout stages with a win in France tonight; an undoubtedly welcome weight off of Frank Lampard’s shoulders as we approach the hectic festive period. Our hosts this evening, Rennes, are yet to win in this year’s competition and have only found the back of their opponents net … Continue reading Rennes vs Chelsea – UEFA Champions League Match Preview
Newcastle (3-4-3): Substitutes: Shelvey, Krafth, Schar, Carroll, Gillespie, Almiron, Hendrick Chelsea (4-3-3): Substitutes: Jorginho, Kepa, Azpilicueta, Giroud, Emerson, Hudson-Odoi, Christensen
Hakim Ziyech stole the show as Chelsea came from a goal down to take all three points against bottom of the league Sheffield United. Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Timo Werner all got onto the scoresheet after David McGoldrick's shock opener gave the away side the perfect start. Lampard made one change from … Continue reading Last Time Out – Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United
Here's your report for the Blues out on international duty across the globe. Most of the sides played three games over the international break which meant plenty of action for current Chelsea players and on-loan Chelsea players. Let's get right into it- England were in action against the Republic of Ireland as the Three Lions … Continue reading International Break Review