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Chelsea v Hull_2013-14 Season

Chelsea Hull vs. City 2013-14 Premier League season – what did CFC fans think?

Saturday afternoon sees Chelsea host relegation battlers Hull City, a game that ended well for the hosts on the opening day of last season, when first-half goals from Oscar and Frank Lampard gave the Blues a deserved 2-0 victory in the sunshine over Steve Bruce’s newly-promoted side. To see how Chelsea fans may be thinking about this game, we looked at the Beat Your Manager! Fantasy Football data from this (continued…)

Oscar

Oscar: Prototypical Number 10 or Box-to-Box Midfielder

By Peter Herman Do you find yourself watching youtube highlights of brilliant free kicks against Crystal Palace? When watching a match, do you ask yourself “Was that Oscar at the edge of our penalty area making a crucial tackle?” Do you comment to your friends at the pub that Oscar always seems to be available for the ball when we have posession? Then you must also be a member of (continued…)

Newcastle v Chelsea_2013-14 Season

Newcastle United v Chelsea 2013-14 Premier League season – what did CFC fans think?

Saturday afternoon sees Chelsea travel north to Newcastle United, a game that ended well for the hosts in November 2013, with second-half goals from Yoan Gouffran and Loic Remy giving Newcastle a deserved 2-0 victory over an in-form Chelsea at St James’ Park. To see how Chelsea fans may be thinking about this game, we looked at the Beat Your Manager! Fantasy Football data from this fixture last season, to (continued…)

Sunderland v Chelsea_2013-14 Season

Sunderland v Chelsea 2013-14 Premier League season – what did CFC fans think?

Saturday afternoon sees Chelsea travel north to Sunderland, a game that that thrilled fans and neutrals alike last season, ending in a 3-4 win for the visitors, Eden Hazard scoring twice to lead the Blues to victory, having initially been behind to the Black Cats. To see how Chelsea fans may be thinking about this game, we looked at the Beat Your Manager! Fantasy Football data from this fixture last (continued…)

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Mourinho: Not wide of the mark, but still not spot on!

Starting the season so well has been brilliant.  From the stand point of a supporter – being comfortably top of the table, nearly qualified for the next round of the Champions League, undefeated and never in fear of losing – the situation could not be much better.  I have to scour the internet just for Premier League banter which is pointless because there is no fight back from Arsenal, Spurs, (continued…)

Chelsea v West Brom_2013-14 Season

Chelsea vs. West Brom 2013-14 Premier League season – what did CFC fans think?

Saturday afternoon sees West Bromwich travel south to Stamford Bridge, a game that ended in a 2-2 draw in early November last season following a very impressive display from the visitors, following on from their defeat of Manchester United at Old Trafford. A controversial Andre Marriner penalty awarded to the hosts in the fourth minute of extra time saw the Blues grind out an unlikely stalemate, leaving the Baggies still (continued…)

Topps card featuring Frank Lebeouf

Wayback Wed: Franck Leboeuf

Hope everyone had a good International Break /sarcasm. For today’s Wayback Wednesday, let’s look at another defender, Chelsea in America Star on a Stool guest, and French International: Franck Leboeuf.   Chelsea FC signed Franck Leboeuf from French club Strasbourg in 1996. This French International had played 206 games (145 of those were Premier League appearances) for The Blues, and scored 24 goals in the process. Continue reading…   Extended Content provided by Premier League (continued…)