A-Z: Z is for Zola – The Bargain That Shaped The Course Of Chelsea’s History.

A collective sigh echoed up and down the country. Yet another story of what could've been. Gareth Southgate's sudden death spot-kick had condemned England to the same familiar fate they had suffered just six years earlier - football was not coming home. But a tournament so wrapped up in the enterprising patriotism of Terry Venables … Continue reading A-Z: Z is for Zola – The Bargain That Shaped The Course Of Chelsea’s History.

A-Z: U is for Unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge.

Following a 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge at the hands of Arsenal’s invincibles on 21 February, 2004, Chelsea embarked upon the most impressive unbeaten home record that English football’s top-flight has ever seen - a mammoth 86 games. With the media and fans alike gushing over the current Liverpool side, it’s worth noting that while … Continue reading A-Z: U is for Unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge.

A-Z: R is for Referees. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Chelsea has had a unique history with referees. Some of these fine gentlemen have shown great wisdom and sportsmanship, important traits for every sports official. However, modern football is deeply acquainted with game-throwing bribes and bias. Although it is quite easy to make a long list of unjust referees, I decided to choose three unique … Continue reading A-Z: R is for Referees. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

A-Z: Q is for Quaresma – A Tryst with Insouciance

Portugal has given the world several talents - from Eusebio to Luis Figo, from Rui Costa to Deco - each carving his own niche in the rich technical tapestry of Portuguese football. Their history of technical prodigies have given this generation Cristiano Ronaldo and Ricardo Quaresma, both purported to reach the heights of football stardom … Continue reading A-Z: Q is for Quaresma – A Tryst with Insouciance