1. 6 Realistic Targets for Chelsea in the 2013-14 Season

    Despite Sunday’s FA Cup semifinal defeat by Manchester City at Wembley , there is still much at stake for Chelsea this season...

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  2. Reflections on Chelsea's 2-1 Defeat to Manchester City

    Chelsea lost their hold on the FA Cup on Sunday after losing 2-1 to Manchester City in a thrilling semifinal at Wembley...

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  3. Reflections on Chelsea's 3-2 Defeat to Rubin Kazan

    Chelsea and their fans might be reflecting that if you must lose a game of football, it might as well be by a one-goal margin in the second leg of a European tie after you won the first match by two goals...

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  4. Will Chelsea Fans Ever Be Happy with Fernando Torres' Output?

    Not for the first time, the Chelsea player most under the media spotlight at the present moment is Fernando Torres ...

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  5. Reflections on Chelsea's 2-1 Win Against Sunderland

    Chelsea may not have been at their fluent best against Sunderland on Sunday, but the three points the Blues won could prove vital in their chase for a Champions League slot come the end of the season...

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  6. Reflections on Chelsea's 3-1 Win Against Rubin Kazan

    Chelsea’s bid for a “Treble” continues apace. The Blues, of course, are already in the semifinals of the FA Cup, have every chance of making the top four in the ...

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  7. An All-Time Chelsea Best XI

    It’s a question that has been posed in many a pub along the Fulham Road: Who would you pick for Chelsea’s Greatest XI? Now, finally, we have the answer. Or, rather, we have an answer—from me...

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  8. Reflections on Chelsea's 1-0 Win Against Manchester United

    Chelsea ’s match against Manchester United on Monday lunchtime didn’t quite live up to expectations, but Blues fans will be more than happy with the narrow victory which takes their team to Wembley yet again...

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  9. Reflections on Chelsea's 2-1 Defeat at Southampton

    If we learned one thing from Chelsea’s defeat at Southampton on Saturday, it’s this: the Blues squad is not currently strong enough to challenge effectively on three fronts at this late stage of the season, when games come thick and fast...

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  10. Frank Lampard's 10 Greatest Moments at Chelsea

    In his 12 years at Stamford Bridge since signing from West Ham in 2001, Frank Lampard has scored a bucket load of goals, won enough silverware to fill his own personal Aladdin’s Cave and became a hero to millions of Chelsea fans around the globe...

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  11. Eden Hazard or Oscar: Who's Been the Better Addition to Chelsea?

    When Eden Hazard and Oscar joined Chelsea in the summer of 2012, both new signings required owner Roman Abramovich to write out a hefty cheque for their services—£32 million and £20 million, respectively...

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  12. Reflections on Chelsea's 2-0 Win Against West Ham

    Who says that playing a game of football every three days makes you tired? Chelsea ’s players looked far from jaded on Sunday as they sauntered to victory over West Ham, despite the match being No...

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  13. 6 Former Chelsea Players Who Came Back to Haunt the Blues

    In Italy it’s known as “the immutable law of the ex,” and Chelsea will be vulnerable to it when they play West Ham at Stamford Bridge this afternoon...

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  14. Alan Hudson: 'Arsenal Will Miss out on the Top Four This Season'

    Former Chelsea star Alan Hudson has tipped the Blues and Tottenham to qualify for the Champions League next season, along with Manchester City and Manchester United, at the expense of another of his old clubs, Arsenal...

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  15. Reflections on Chelsea's 3-1 Defeat of Steaua Bucharest

    Chelsea may have underperformed in the Champions League this season, but they are finding the Europa League much more to their liking, earning a place in the last eight of the competition ...

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  16. The 10 Worst Strikers in the Premier League

    Strikers...they’re the guys that put the ball in the back of the net, right? Well, yes, if your name happens to be Robin Van Persie, Luis Suarez or Edin Dzeko ...

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  17. The 5 Matches That Could Decide Chelsea's European Hopes for 2013-14

    Chelsea may still be in the FA Cup and the Europa League, but the Blues’ main focus in the remaining weeks of the season will be on securing a top-four finish in the Premier ...

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  18. Reflections on Chelsea's 2-2 Draw at Manchester United

    It’s difficult to talk about Chelsea’s dramatic 2-2 draw at Manchester United on Sunday without falling back on that most ancient of football clich és, “a game of two halves...

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  19. Reflections on Chelsea's 1-0 Loss to Steaua Bucharest

    After crashing out of the Champions League at the group stage before Christmas, Chelsea are in grave danger of being eliminated from UEFA’s secondary competition following a limp 1-0 defeat in Bucharest...

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  20. 10 Managers Who Could Replace Rafa Benitez at a Moment's Notice

    For the moment at least, Rafa Benitez seems to have safely negotiated the mini-crisis provoked by his controversial comments at Middlesbrough last week...

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  21. Alan Hudson: 'Chelsea Should Bring Back Jose Mourinho'

    Chelsea legend Alan Hudson has called on the club to bring back Jose Mourinho as the Blues’ next permanent manager...

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  22. Reflections on Chelsea's 1-0 Win over West Bromwich

    To paraphrase Marc Antony in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: They came to bury Benitez, not to praise him...

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  23. Reflections on Chelsea's 2-0 Win at Middlesbrough

    There was dancing in the streets around Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Blue and white bunting hung from lampposts, young women blew kisses at passing strangers and “Blue is the Colour” was belted out on many a pub piano...

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  24. Reflections on Chelsea's 2-0 Defeat to Manchester City

    For most Blues fans, Chelsea ’s limp and thoroughly deserved 2-0 defeat at Manchester City on Sunday will be filed under "best forgotten...

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  25. Golden Oldies: Chelsea's Best Premier League Veterans

    Last Saturday at Newcastle, Frank Lampard scored his 10th Premier League goal of the season for Chelsea , with a trademark thunderbolt from outside the box...

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