Many of us in life are frequently tempted by the old ruse of "the grass is always greener on the
other side of the fence", only to find after a while that things were not what they appeared. This
seems to occur often in the soccer world as clubs constantly striveĀ toĀ improve only to find later
that the change was for the worse rather than the better.
On the eve of arguably their most important match of the season, Chelsea have strangely shown no
signs of any turmoil in Europe. With AVB, they set a new record in the 'least time with one
manager' category, and his memory seems to have lasted even less than the man himself. Of course,
that might have to do with the sudden resurgence in domestic form, Torres scoring again, John Terry
back to managing the team playing through pain and of course the minor matter of having beaten
Ducky's Note: Krish Prashanth is a Chelsea fan and a student of
engineering. In the first ever Chelsea game he saw, he watched Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink score
against Spurs. Since then, JFH has remained one of his all time favourite strikers. Here he
provides a season-so-far review of sorts for Chelsea.
Nicks' note: This is a guest post. Like Ramires powering through the
middle, straight-talkingĀ Sahil Dumirholds no prisoners and says it like it
is. Small bio? He's a smug-smiling, hard-working, all-round good egg. He's also a Chelsea fan,
which offsets all of the above.
Following his side's huge 2-1 win over Manchester City yesterday, Chelsea boss Andres
Villas-Boas is confident that his side is back in the title race. The Blues are now just seven
points back of league leaders Manchester City, and the young manager is convinced that with so many
competitive teams it's not a huge points difference.
An emotional Craig Bellamy during the minutes applause for Gary
Speed...Liverpool have booked themselves a place in the Carling Cup Semi Finals after beating
Chelsea for the second time in ten days at Stamford Bridge. The 2-0 win saw Martin Kelly and Maxi
Rodriguez bag the Reds their goals whilst Chelsea couldn't even muster a consolation.
Yer shoulda stayed at a big club, staaaayed at a biiig
club!...Liverpool make their second trip to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday in as many weeks. The
Reds drew Andres Villas-Boas' side in the Carling Cup quarter final away from home and will be
looking to progress to the semis.
After beating Chelsea 2-1 on their own turf last weekend, Liverpool will surely be brimming with
Glen takes his shot...Liverpool took all three points away with
them from Stamford Bridge on Sunday as the Reds put two past the home side. A brilliant work up to
Maxi Rodriguez's first was followed by a Glen Johnson winner in the 86th minute. Despite Chelsea
beating Reina at the hands of Daniel Sturridge, they couldn't quite keep their heads for the whole
Ducky's Note: Much like Torres' drought, BigFourZa has been suffering a
lack of Chelsea contributions, putting the very name of ourĀ site at risk. Much like Torres' goal
at OT, Sushajith has stepped up andĀ broken the 27-month drought inĀ BFZ's blue
corner. Much like Torres' later miss in the same game.
Chelsea came from behind to beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at Stamford Bridge and join Aston
Villa, Liverpool, and Newcastle United atop the Barclays Premier League standings.
Goals from Nicolas Anelka and first-half substitute Florent Malouda, who replaced Salomon Kalou,
were enough to turn the tables on the Baggies, who had taken an early lead through last weekend's
scorer Shane Long.
No Essien? No problem. Yossi Benayoun scored a sensational double flick goal (embedded above) in
Chelsea's first pre-season game of the summer last night as the Blues beat Wycombe 3-0. Fernando
Torres also scored while defender Slobodan Rajkovic, who ... Continue reading ā
With acclaimed Portuguese coach Andres Villas-Boas taking over the Chelsea hotseat, Blues
skipper John Terry is fully aware of the task at hand.
Owner Roman Abramovich has, as always, has identified Champions League glory as the top priority
and reports emerging from the club's training camp suggest that Chelsea players have a lot of
pressure to cope with.
Nickspinkboots' Note:Readers, please welcome Kiran
Vr, a United fan who takes his football very seriously. He's the editor-in-chief of Inside
Manchester United, a blog for all things United and more. This is his first guest post here, and if
you critters behave yourselves then it won't be his last.
Having parted company with Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti after a disappointing season,
Chelsea are once again searching for a new coach with Dutchman Guus Hiddink the bookies favourite
to take over the reigns at Stamford Bridge. Rolly Pelovangu investigates...
A poisoned chalice or a great opportunity to manage at one of world football's richest