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  • Transfer Window Round Up (9/1/2016)
    By Kailyn Conner of the Bluegrass Blues Over the summer transfer window, Chelsea spent £86.2m and earned £28.9m from transfers, for any of you Arsenal-esque hawks watching our bottom line. Marco Amelia and Kevin Wright were released and remain unsigned by any club. Reece Mitchell went to Chesterfield on a free transfer and John Swift to Reading on a free transfer. We finally managed to offload Marko Marin (who, let’s be honest, no one remembered we still technically owned – #GermanMessi) onto poor Olympiakos for a lowly £3m. Stipe Perica moved to Udinese in a £3.4m sale, Papy Djilobodji to
  • Summer Tour 2016 – It’s About So Much More Than the Football (7/28/2016)
    As I make my way to this year’s Chelsea summer tour in the States I came across a man and his wife who I saw donning the Royal Blue of our beloved club. As I sat at the Starbucks inside the airport I approached them in a friendly manner to compliment their excellent taste in wardrobe. After all, if you’re in my city wearing the Chelsea strip then I must of course say hi to you. It was obvious to me that they were both on their way to quite possibly the same destination as I, and I was correct.
  • Chelsea Players comparison to Euro Leagues (3/8/2015)
    Ever wonder if the Premier League is as good as it is popular? In another special article contribution below, you’ll find that Hazard and Fabregas on top of Europe in their respective positions and how Italy’s Serie A has the dirtiest football. It is a known fact that the Premier League is the most popular football league in the world but can we consider it the best in terms of pure on ­the ­field action? Compared to other players from the top five European leagues, quite a few Chelsea stars are among the best in various individual categories. Opta­powered fantasy football
  • Do Wednesday Games Have An Effect on Chelsea’s Performance (2/15/2015)
    By Lou Uhler, Chicago Blues I was going to post this Wednesday before the game vs Everton, but I thought that if I did and CFC did not win, I would be given more vitriol than Rafa Benitez.   This still does have importance, as it appears Chelsea will play at least two, with a good chance for three, more games during the midweek.   Before Wednesday, it always seemed to me that Chelsea struggle during those midweek night games. I mean last year you had that stupid freaking 1-1 draw at WBA, and the home draw vs West Ham,
  • CFC + Hazard = 4ever (2/14/2015)
    …or at least for five more years! Love is in the air and Eden Hazard has agreed to a (lucrative) five-year deal with our beloved club. Is his hefty 200k quid a week (about $307,970!) worth it for us? I say yes. Is it fair that he and Cesc get paid more than our leader JT? That’s for another discussion. One thing’s for sure (as expounded by the infographic and article below, courtesy of Oulala Games, Ltd.), he’s been worth every pence so far. You get what you pay for: Eden Hazard Eden Hazard, who signed a new deal with Chelsea is now, alongside
  • Chelsea vs. Man City 2013-14 Premier League season – what did the fans think? (1/29/2015)
    Saturday’s late kickoff sees the two clear title challengers so far this season go head-to-head in what fans hope will be a thrilling encounter. An 85th-minute equaliser for City from Chelsea legend Frank Lampard left a bitter taste in the mouth of the watching support when Chelsea travelled to the Etihad back in September and Chelsea boss José Mourinho will be keen to see his side repeat their Stamford Bridge result for this fixture last season. In that game, played at the end of October 2013, another late strike stunned the crowd when Fernando Torres pounced on a last-minute calamity
  • Is it possible? (1/8/2015)
                    Could Messi actually arrive at Stamford Bridge?  Let’s dig into the financials. There is a lot of info that some “experts” out there are close on, but are still missing the point.  To start, let’s get it right out of the way and address that big, smelly £200m release clause. There are two different kinds of release clauses: 1) The release clause. 2) The Spanish buy-out clause. Messi, if you haven’t guessed, has item 2).  We’ll come back and address this difference, and why it matters, in a bit.  Is Messi actually worth
  • Capital One Conundrum (12/17/2014)
                  The 88th Minute is here and I’d like to immediately call the Capital One Cup into question. This competition for years has attracted controversy as to its importance, significance, and necessity, certainly with the already-loaded fixture list, the loaded winter period, and the complete lack of a winter break (which is another debate entirely). I will be candid in saying, first and foremost, that anyone who tries to defend this competition in its current format is fighting a lost cause.  Depending on your viewpoint, that may or may not be a bold statement
  • Chelsea Hull vs. City 2013-14 Premier League season – what did CFC fans think? (12/11/2014)
    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 fixture last season, to see what players were picked for the lineup. Beat Your Manager! Fantasy Football is a game similar to “Football Manager”, but applied to live football, where
  • Oscar: Prototypical Number 10 or Box-to-Box Midfielder (12/5/2014)
    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 the Oscar fan club! Come on in and grab a seat, we have pies(well you have to get your own pies from English Pork Pie Company). Ever since I saw
  • Newcastle United v Chelsea 2013-14 Premier League season – what did CFC fans think? (12/4/2014)
    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 see what players were picked for the lineup. Beat Your Manager! Fantasy Football is a game similar to “Football Manager”, but applied to live football, where you manage your favourite
  • Sunderland v Chelsea 2013-14 Premier League season – what did CFC fans think? (11/28/2014)
    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 season, to see what players were picked for the lineup. Beat Your Manager! Fantasy Football is a game similar to “Football Manager”, but applied to live football, where you manage
  • Mourinho: Not wide of the mark, but still not spot on! (11/23/2014)
    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, Pool, or any of the Mancs.  With nearly everyone already ceding the title to our boys in blue I can’t do anything else but take a step back and think,
  • Chelsea vs. West Brom 2013-14 Premier League season – what did CFC fans think? (11/20/2014)
    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 seeking a win at this ground since 1978. Pepe Mel’s West Brom side will have been ruing their inability to hold up the ball when in possession and new boss
  • Wayback Wed: Franck Leboeuf (11/19/2014)
    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 Heroes. Click on link above to visit their site.  
  • Liverpool vs. Chelsea 2013-14 Premier League season – what did the fans think? (11/6/2014)
    The first match of the weekend is also the biggest, with Saturday morning seeing Liverpool taking on Chelsea at Anfield, a fixture that blew the title race wide open last season following Chelsea’s 2-0 away win, ending Liverpool’s 11-game winning streak with a deserved victory for the visitors. This fixture was played at the end of April last season and saw league leaders Liverpool side suffer their first defeat in 16 games, handing momentum back to eventual champions Manchester City. A nightmare slip by captain Steven Gerrard allowed Demba Ba through at the end of the first half, while Willian
  • Wayback Wednesday: Frank Sinclair (11/5/2014)
    It’s wayback wednesday and keeping with the theme, we’ve got another Chelsea Old Boy who was Chelsea in America’s guest from the 2012 CFC Summer Tour… Frank Sinclair   Frank Sinclair joined Chelsea FC in 1988 as an apprentice, eventually signing a professional contract two years later in May. Out of his 288 premier league appearances, he had 169 first team appearances for Chelsea (netting 7 goals) as a defender. Continue reading…   Content provided by Premier League Heroes. Click on link above to visit their site.
  • Who was Chelsea’s most improved player over the 2013-14 Premier League season? (10/30/2014)
    Saturday afternoon sees the Blues make their shortest northerly trip to Loftus Road to face Harry Redknapp’s QPR. As QPR were in the Championship last season, our regular Beat Your Manager! column doesn’t have a lineup list from last season to talk about and instead has come up with a novel topic that last season’s stats can usefully answer. Beat Your Manager! Fantasy Football is a game similar to “Football Manager”, but applied to live football, where you manage your favourite Club and pick lineups, bench, formations and substitutions, all in real-time. When fans play the game, the Beat Your
  • Wayback Wednesday: Michael Duberry (10/29/2014)
    Today’s (inaugural) Wayback Wednesday post is on Chelsea in America’s recent guest at the 2014 Las Vegas Conclave: Michael Duberry A centre-back who first joined Chelsea as a trainee in 1991, and then made his début during the 1993-94 term, he had 161 premier league appearances (116 of those for our beloved Blues). Continue reading…   Content provided by Premier League Heroes. Click on link above to visit their site.
  • Manchester United vs. Chelsea 2013-14 Premier League season – what did the fans think? (10/23/2014)
    Sunday afternoon sees the big matchup of the weekend, with Manchester United taking on Chelsea at Old Trafford and Juan Mata lining up against his old Chelsea team-mates. When this fixture was played last season, on a Monday night in August 26th, 2013, David Moyes was seeking a win in his first competitive home game since succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson, after a comfortable 1-4 opening day away victory to Swansea City. José Mourinho was planning a third successive league match win since returning to Chelsea and the dice looked loaded for a thrilling encounter at Old Trafford. Sadly it wasn’t
  • Dubes in Vegas (9/24/2014)
    Ok, so everyone knows the rule is “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” but… I’m going to break that rule and share with you my Vegas Experience hanging out with Chelsea in America! The long flight over from London to Las Vegas via Dallas wasn’t so bad as I shared it with Neil Barnett aka Spy, the voice of Stamford Bridge. The welcome Spy and I got from Beth at the Vegas airport set the tone for the whole trip―there was no corporate handshake to say hello but instead a great big hug which simply said ‘welcome to the family.’ The short journey from the airport to the Cosmopolitan Hotel was filled with
  • Scheduled loss? (11/3/2013)
    Oliver Kay posted something on Twitter today that got me thinking… he wrote, “@OliverKayTimes: Only caught final half-hour of Newcastle 2 Chelsea 0. Best I’ve seen #nufc look for a long time. Familiar November performance from #CFC.” Immediately, I was reminded of a very specific match from a few years back.  During the Holiday season, I was able to sneak out of work a little early, pour a stiff drink and watch Chelsea v. Arsenal.  I had high hopes for the match as Chelsea was battling to retain their EPL title and had recently slipped out of the top spot
  • Lukaku’s Loan and the Road to Brazil (9/5/2013)
    Again? As Transfer Deadline Day drew toward its always ridiculous conclusion, the news of Romelu Lukaku going on loan gained steam.  As I read the news, I just kept thinking, “we’re sending him out again?” When it became officially official (a tough standard in the world of BPL news) I knew I wanted write about the loan, but I wasn’t sure how I wanted to approach it.  Like most Blues, I was frustrated that he was leaving again, having built up the hope that this was his year.  But my head told me that he would get many more opportunities
  • Our Geezer (9/1/2013)
    “Sometimes we need to lose, to win in the future! You are fantastic my friend @romelulukaku9 !” -David Luiz There was a constant theme running throughout this summer’s silly season and I didn’t know how I felt about it.  Nearly every day, I would check my Twitter feed (@MrBrendan23) to get the latest rumor about our squad.  I would go on Star, Mirror, Fox Soccer, and ESPN to see if I could learn an extra nugget about a future Blue.  And, nearly each time I checked there was a rumor that read something like “Barcelona offers ___ for Luiz,” or
  • So, Rooney? (8/27/2013)
    So, Rooney? Man he was good yesterday.  I mean really, really, good.  Even as a True Blue supporter, I can say without hesitation that he was the best player on the pitch last night.  Sure, I liked what I saw from Chelsea’s back four, and, in particular, Ashley Cole was quite good at both ends.  But, from the bench I sat on at the Pizza/Grub shop, the player who jumped off the Samsung most was Rooney.  He was literally everywhere.  He had, what I would consider, the single best scoring chance with his 30 foot laser that made Čech work.  I
  • The No. 1 Problem (8/23/2013)
    This column was supposed to be about Čech.  It really was. After watching our beloved Blues hang on to beat AVFC on Wednesday, it was obvious the Čech was the clear difference in securing 3 points.  He was magnificent.  I wanted to fill these pages with a simple thesis, “Courtois is good, but we need Čech to be elite.”  I was going write about his saves, his positioning, his composure, and all the things that have made him CFC’s #1.  I couldn’t wait to write about the player who prompted me to buy my first CFC t-shirt “Čech Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself.”
  • An appreciation of Oscar (8/20/2013)
    Last summer, I spent an inordinate amount of time Googling “Oscar” in an attempt to learn about the player Chelsea was going to sign.  Sadly, with a common name, it always took longer than Drogba (who comes up within a few key strokes) and his birth year (1991) became key to finding him.  After enough clicks, I learned his full name was Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior and was able to familiarize myself with him. After watching enough of his YouTube clips, I was ready to support his (in my mind) controversial decision to wear Drogba’s #11.
  • The Road to Happiness….My CFC Journey (7/23/2013)
    My story of becoming a Chelsea supporter is not an exciting one. I wasn’t raised on football, I am not a legacy, but I can honestly say I am blue through and through. Growing up I enjoyed watching sports and going to live sporting events. I played “footy” in high school, but to say I was a professional football fan would not be an accurate statement. 2 years ago my husband Dave introduced me to Chelsea and it has been a love affair ever since. Growing up in St. Louis, I have seen quite a few World Series trophies being
  • The Departure of Connor Hunte (7/12/2013)
    So when Chelsea announced that they had released 16 year old starlet Connor Hunte, I was left in a state of confusion and disappointment.  Hunte had been slated as being one of the most promising youngsters to come through our academy and ranks, and had even helped our NextGen Series team last year in making the final.  So why had the club parted ways with such a talent, and where was the reason? Not much had been said, but from recent development it has been understood that Hunte was released for what seems a disagreement with the club.  His attitude
  • MARKO MARIN ON SEASON LONG LOAN TO SEVILLA (6/28/2013)
    Chelsea and Sevilla have reached an agreement for the season long loan of Marko Marin.  Marin, who featured a total of 16 times for Chelsea last season, had trouble breaking into regular action after suffering a hamstring injury.  With Andre Schurrle’s arrival at Stamford Bridge, Marin’s departure was imminent with most thinking he would be sold off rather than loaned.  The former Werder Bremen midfielder will likely get a fresh start at Sevilla who were looking for an affordable replacement for new Manchester City player Jesus Navas.
  • CFC. Believe. I Believe…Do You? (2/5/2013)
    Sometimes all it takes to be a Blue is a bit of patience, passion, and understanding of where your club has been in order to appreciate where it’s headed.  Sure we’ve had what you would call a season of successful turmoil. How can those two words be used in a synonymous way you ask?  As it is in many aspects of life, the disappointments in life can only lead to greatness.  They can only make you stronger, show who you truly are, and prepare you for a future where thoughts like these are still a cliché. Yes, this season can still be a
  • Troubling Times for Chelsea as We Take on the Toon (2/1/2013)
    These certainly have been hard times for Chelsea lately. We’ve suffered more than a few losses and draws since the “tactical genius” of the Fat Spanish Waiter took over our beloved club.  We have seen Chelsea completely not show up to these matches and also capitulate to lesser opposition late in games. Tomorrow Chelsea travels to Newcastle to play a match that in my opinion could define the rest of our season. This will be our 153rd match against Newcastle in all competitions. We have won 63, drawn 40 and lost 49 of the previous matches. In Premier League matches
  • Chelsea CBs – Which is the best pair? (1/21/2013)
    Chelsea have had an array of injuries at the CB position this season and have fielded SIX (yes, six) central defender pairings this season. So how has the team fared with the different pairings?   Cahill + Luiz Cahill + Terry Luiz + Ivanovic Luiz + Terry Ivanovic + Terry Ivanovic + Cahill Games 16 2 4 6 1 8 Goal Difference 11 8 8 5 0 10 Goal Diff Per Game 0.69 4.00 2.00 0.83 0.00 1.25 Cahill and Terry appear to be the best partnership but they have only appeared in two matches together against weak competition (Wolves

 

*The statements made in the blogs are by their respective posters and may not necessarily be the same views as Chelsea in America.