Opinion: Should clubs always back their managers in the transfer window?

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?

The Tragic Odyssey of Lewis Baker: What Went Wrong for Chelsea’s Great Hope – Part 3

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 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

Chelsea v Man City: The Debate of Defeats.

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.