Moving on with the end of season reviews at academy level we come to the U21's league. This is a brand new format for this year replacing the old Reserves league. This would take the same format as the U18's league, an initial group phase followed by second phase with the groups being split depending on where the club finish and then a play off scenario for the winner of the league.
I am referring to rumour and speculation of course this week but in the past few days, in addition all the speculation about players coming into the club, it's seems that there is one particular player that could suffer as a consequence of Jose Mourinho's impending return to our football club!
With all the rumour and speculation doing the rounds at the moment about potential signings at Chelsea this summer, I wanted to concentrate on the players we do have and am asking the question of Romelu Lukaku. Do you think he should be heavily involved in the Chelsea first team next season under Mourinho OR do you think he should have another season out on loan?
After his best goal return for a season in a Chelsea shirt, scoring 22 goals, the future of Fernando Torres at the club remains unclear. In light of the speculation that will build right up to the beginning of next season, I want to ask YOU the Chelsea fan reading this no matter where in the world you are, just one question:
Would you keep Fernando Torres at Chelsea?
Last night, Jose Mourinho took a massive step towards his return "home" to Chelsea. He negotiated his exit from Real Madrid with President Perez. Perez confirmed that his exit is by "mutual consent" meaning that Mourinho will be a free agent as of 2nd June. No compensation needs to be paid for his services.
The action never stops for Chelsea as at the end of the season we will be travelling to America for a double-header against Manchester City, and Chelsea TV will be bringing you LIVE coverage of both games FREE TO VIEW! • Chelsea v Manchester City - Thursday 23 May, Busch Stadium, St Louis, kick-off 7.
This is one of the hardest posts I have had to write on my blog and being honest I was undecided on posting it. I have not been your biggest fan since you came to the club and ask anyone on here, they will tell you the same! I want to start by telling you where I WAS at when you were appointed as Interim Manager to a couple of months ago.
Chelsea finished off their Premier League season strong with another win at the Bridge yesterday to finish a strong third place and automatically qualify for the Champions League group stages. Credit goes out to the players and also to Rafa Benitez - more on him in my next post.
It wasn't the best performance we have ever seen and Chelsea weren't exactly at their best but at the end of the day a win is a win and we delivered the three points when it was needed.
Another year comes to a close and it has been another very successful one for the Academy here at Chelsea. Only narrowly missing out of massive success at the last hurdles but it has still been one full of young players and huge prospects. This will be the first of a 4 part season review of the academy and the first is covering the U18's league.
It's more or less certain now that Jose Mourinho will make a dramatic return to Stamford Bridge this summer. Personally, I cannot wait for that to happen. We look at our Chelsea team and see the fantastic quality we have. The current squad has won the Champions League and Europa League but has failed in the Premier League and we find ourselves a long way off challenging for the title.
Mark Worrall and the Gate 17 boys have kindly put together some videos for YOU the Chelsea fans all over the world to watch and feel the atmosphere in the ground last Wednesday in Amsterdam.
Chelsea are Champions of Europe again - Are you watching White Hart Lane!
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Super Frankie Lampard received a Special Recognition Award at the Annual Player of the Year awards last night and it's also worth mentioning that he was on the shortlist of four players for the main award of the evening.
Just days after Lampard broke Bobby Tambling's all time Chelsea goal record, Tambling himself presented Lampard with the award.
Oscar's second goal against Juventus at Stamford Bridge was voted Goal of the Season by Chelsea Supporters around the world and he received his award at the Player of the Year Awards last night.
Here's a quick reminder of why Oscar won the Award!
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Juan Mata last night was named Chelsea Player of the Year by the Chelsea Supporters all over the world for the second season running and in addition, was also voted Players, Player of the Year for the first time.
Speaking of being voted once again by the Supporters and now the players, Mata said:
'I feel so happy, It's my second season here and winning the trophy two years in a row is amazing for me.