Last week, the Athletic published an article claiming that Lampard had blocked a long-term target of Chelsea Football Club who had been extensively scouted. For the past few months reports have been circulating that Lampard is pushing the club to sign Leicester’s Ben Chilwell despite many believing there to be better, cheaper options available. Both … Continue reading Opinion: Should clubs always back their managers in the transfer window?
Nima and Alex discuss Chelsea's Italian stars from history and who are the next names to watch from the Serie A.
Read Part 1 and Part 2 here. The story so far: Prolific midfielder Lewis Baker has starred for Chelsea’s academy, been promoted by MD Dons and won the KNVB Beker with Vitesse Arnhem. He returns to London after a stunning loan spell in Holland. “As you start playing more and more games the momentum starts … Continue reading The Tragic Odyssey of Lewis Baker: What Went Wrong for Chelsea’s Great Hope – Part 3
The story so far: Prodigious talent Lewis Baker has starred as Chelsea have won every domestic youth trophy. A loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday has not worked out, but Baker has instead won promotion to the Championship with MK Dons.
Although Chelsea nowadays are regarded as a premiere choice for youth players to learn their trade, due to the world class coaching and training facilities, and the relentless push for success at every age group, it wasn't always like this. The change in approach in the late 2000s towards supporting the academy infrastructure is finally … Continue reading The Star That Never Quite Shined – Why Jérémie Boga Never Did (And Should) Have Got a Proper Chance
Temitayo Olufisayo Olaoluwa Aina - better known as Ola Aina was a precocious talent who managed to impress Jose Mourinho at just age 18 and was part of a growing wave of talent that would win multiple honours at youth level at Cobham. Capable of operating either side of the defence, and in more advanced … Continue reading Slipping Through The Net: How mismanagement led to Ola Aina swapping The Blues for The Bulls
Ever since Ashley Cole retired, one of the recurring questions on Chelsea fan’s lips has been how to resolve the left-back position. Many have tried, and none have succeeded. Okay, so expecting players to reach the standard of the best left back of the last fifteen years might be a bit unfair. But whether it … Continue reading Solving the LB Puzzle.
Matches between Chelsea and Manchester City are generally thrilling, exciting and disappointing. In recent seasons, it has just been one of these… disappointing. That certainly was the case in the 2017/18 and 2018/2019 seasons, under Italian managers Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri. Chelsea lost under these managers, but it was the manner of the performances … Continue reading Chelsea v Man City: The Debate of Defeats.
In June 2003, Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea from Ken Bates, in a deal worth £140m. Since then the Russian has hired multiple managers over the course of his 16 years of his leadership. Many have been successful, winning multiple trophies; 5 Premier Leagues, 5 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, 2 Community Shields, 2 Europa league titles … Continue reading The Abramovich Era’s Top 3