Andre Schurrle: The Tribute

A career of 86 goals in 373 games at club level, and 22 goals in 57 games at the national level – comes into an end today. He won an impressive record of 5 trophies. 1x FIFA World Cup, 1x English Premier League, 2x DFB-Pokal and 1x DFL Supercup. He won individual awards of 1x … Continue reading Andre Schurrle: The Tribute

The Interview: Aaron Barton aka Próxima Jornada

Don't let his distinctive Scouse accent fool you. Aaron Barton (@aaronbartonUK) is an expert on all things Portuguese when it comes to the 'Beautiful Game', and runs Proxima Jornada (@proximajornada1) - the only dedicated football journalism site devoted solely to Portuguese football and their players. His hard-work and determination has seen him and his team … Continue reading The Interview: Aaron Barton aka Próxima Jornada

Just a Thought: What if Chelsea won the Treble in 2008? (Champions League, Premier League and League Cup?)

Disclaimer: The entirety of this article is fiction, hyperbole and guesswork. Although predictions on signings and managerial decisions are based on educated decisions and information found in the media, you are welcome to agree or disagree with as much of it as possible. In our next hypothetical, we're diving back to probably one of the … Continue reading Just a Thought: What if Chelsea won the Treble in 2008? (Champions League, Premier League and League Cup?)

The Tragic Odyssey of Lewis Baker: What Went Wrong for Chelsea’s Great Hope – Part 1

“My conscience tells me that if, for example, Baker, Brown, and Solanke are not national team players in a few years, I should blame myself.” – Jose Mourinho, 2014 Every so often, a player appears at youth level that seems to have everything in their locker. Intelligent movement. Crisp passing. Two-footed. Good physical development. An … Continue reading The Tragic Odyssey of Lewis Baker: What Went Wrong for Chelsea’s Great Hope – Part 1

The Star That Never Quite Shined – Why Jérémie Boga Never Did (And Should) Have Got a Proper Chance

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

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.