It was another packed week in the academy this week with games played across all 3 ages levels and the squads being used to their fullest as the needs of the first team plus international commitments restrict selections.
The week started off with the U18's who have had a very good start to season and are currently sitting on the top of the Southern section of the U18's league despite suffering defeat to the hands of Brighton this week.
Didier Drogba has been speaking ahead of the Manchester United v Chelsea clash on Sunday and believes the tables have turned since he first arrived in England. It's now United's turn to catch up with Chelsea.
If you had been asked fifteen months ago to picture the scenario United find themselves in at the moment, you wouldn't believe it.
Sunday's 4pm kick off sees Louis Van Gaal's first encounter against any of last season's top four. Van Gaal has claimed that he still believes his Manchester United side can catch Chelsea at the top of the table this season, but anything other than a win this Sunday would put a serious dent in Van Gaal's hopes.
Jose Mourinho takes his unbeaten Chelsea side to Old Trafford on Sunday to face Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United and everyone will see the difference in class between the two sides.
Many ex-pro's, pundits and reporters alike would have you believe that this game is a pivotal moment in the season, a chance for both managers to test themselves and their teams against each other to see exactly how far they have come.
Chelsea beat Maribor with ease last night at Stamford Bridge. Goals from Loic Remy, Didier Drogba, an own goal and two from Eden Hazard ripped the Slovenian side apart.
After our unbeaten start to the season, plenty of comparisons are being made to the back-to-back title winning sides of 2004 and 2005.
Chelsea thumped Maribor 6-0 tonight with goals from Loic Remy, Didier Drogba, John Terry, two goals from Eden Hazard and an own goal. Here are the goals from a fantastic performance.
The Chelsea team is confirmed for tonight as Jose Mourinho makes some surprising changes. Petr Cech, Filipe Luis and Kurt Zouma all start!
The team is as follows:
Čech, Ivanović, Filipe, Zouma, Terry, Fabregas, Oscar, Hazard, Matić, Willian, Rémy
Subs: Courtois, Drogba, Salah, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Aké, Solanke
What do you think of Jose's selection?
Oscar and Willian have both taken to their Twitter accounts to post message's to the Chelsea fans ahead of tonight's Champions League clash with Maribor.
"Come on Chelsea" and "Come on Blues" were the messages from two our Brazilian's in what is another important game this evening.
Do you have a team in mind you believe should start?
Jose Mourinho confirmed in his press conference ahead of Maribor tonight that four players are out injured. I am asking you the Chelsea fans who you think should start tonight!
It's easy to get ahead of ourselves and think of Manchester United on Sunday but the boss was quick to remind everyone to focus on tonight first.
Do you have a passion for Chelsea Football Club? Are you interested in Blogging and serious in doing so? I am looking for additional writers and would give you the exposure to showcase your talent.
The power of Blogging has grown dramatically in the last few years and Bloggers are now a trusted influence and source in the game.
When asked to describe Chelsea's win at Crystal Palace Jose Mourinho scribbled on a Journalist's notepad "Big Balls" (as in the photo above) I am wondering if you agree?
‘If you were in another league I would say immediately "yes, we'll do it". In the Premier League the only thing I can say is that we can do it.