Chelsea: All the latest Chelsea flavoured news, views, rumours and other assorted bits and bobs

  • Arsenal fans to wave fake cash at Ashley Cole December 7th, 2006 Arsenal

    Chelsea‘s Ashley Cole will be greeted by a shower of fake £20 notes when he faces former club Arsenal on Sunday. An email has been circulating urging Gooners to cut out the notes – which feature Cole’s head rather than the Queen’s –  and "wave them in the direction of greedy little Cashley Hole". The […]

  • Chelsea squad mess about during training November 30th, 2006 Chelsea

    What does it take to be Champions? Well, judging by this Chelsea training session, all it takes is a lot of horsing around, screaming like a girl, playing without your boots on and having a go on a posh camera… oh… and a Russian Billionaire helps as well. You have already read 4 premium articles […]

  • Reebok? MY pitch says Jose. November 28th, 2006 Bolton Wanderers

    Chelsea gaffer, Jose Mourinho is hoping the sacrifice of staying in the north this week will result in another campaign-defining victory at Bolton. Mourinho’s side have virtually won the title twice at the Reebok and this time, the The Oilers will go into the game knowing three points on Wednesday evening could haul them level […]

  • Bayern boss attacks Abramovich November 28th, 2006 Chelsea Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claims Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s spending power is stifling competition in European football. The former West German striker told Kicker magazine: “Given what Abramovich does every summer in the transfer market, how can German clubs stay competitive?” Rummenigge also accused…

  • Terry Venables has a sing November 21st, 2006 Chelsea

    Terry Venables. When he’s not being regarded as a tactical genius or a villian (depending on which side of the fence you’re on), he can be found crooning or on a sunbed (presumably). Well, thankfully there is no video of El Tel sunbathing, so here he is, singing his little heart out! You have already […]

  • Classic Moment: Paolo di Canio scores for West Ham against Chelsea, 2002 November 17th, 2006 Chelsea

    Chelsea face West Ham at Stamford Bridge tomorrow. A goal half as good as this one from the corresponding fixture four seasons ago would not go amiss. West Ham won that game 2-3. Step forward the friendly face of facism, Paolo di Canio! [Rob Parker] You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess […]

  • Reading Players Recieve Death Threats November 16th, 2006 Chelsea

    Police are investigating death threats which have been made to the Reading players who were involved in the two incidents that saw Chelsea keepers Petr Cech and Carlo Cudicini badly injured. In the aftermath of the incidents, Ibrahima Sonko and Stephen Hunt have received numerous threatening letters at the club’s Arborfield training ground. Thames Valley […]

  • Didier Drogba keeps on scoring November 16th, 2006 Chelsea

    The form of Chelsea striker Didier Drogba seems to extend to international duty. The Ivory Coast international scored the winner in their match against Sweden last night. His headed goal followed a hat-trick against Watford at the weekend. The match was played in Le Mans, France, for some reason, which probably explains the half-empty – […]

  • Lord Stevens to name innocent clubs? November 9th, 2006 Arsenal

    Lord Stevens is being urged to name innocent clubs today that are not involved in his bungs investigation. Several club chairmen will put their case at a meeting today, arguing that their clubs have been tainted by accusations after Lord Stevens announced that there were a total of eight clubs and 39 deals under investigation. […]

  • Frank Lampard: ‘Barcelona goal was not a fluke’ November 4th, 2006 Chelsea

    Our mini-debate over the intent behind Frank Lampard‘s goal against Barcelona is over after he revealed that he did, in fact, mean to score (stay with me cynics, he’s going to tell you how he has spent hours rehearsing such a goal!). He said: "Sometimes I do it as a bit of fun, but it […]

  • Samuel Eto’o swears while commentating and storms off after Didier Drogba’s equaliser November 3rd, 2006 Chelsea

    This Spanish television footage shows crocked Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o swearing while commentating on the match against Chelsea on Tuesday night before walking out of the commentary box while the match is still in progress! [Via Four Four Two] [Rob Parker] You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content […]

  • UEFA want more protection for referees November 2nd, 2006 Chelsea

    UEFA want a clampdown on the rising level of intimidation towards match officials.The footballing body reaction comes after the ‘Battle of Barcelona’ nearly ended up in disarray and complete anarchy on Tuesday night.
    Outraged at the repeated sight of both sets of players…

  • Cleaning TV presenter warns Jose Mourinho over his sliding celebrations November 2nd, 2006 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho has been warned to curb his exuberant celebrations… by TV presenter and Z-list celebrity Aggie MacKenzie (pictured). The How Clean Is Your House? presenter has warned Mourinho he will ruin his Hugo Boss suit if he continues sliding on his knees on grass while wearing it. She said: "Grass stains are really hard. […]

  • Pub Debate: Did Frank Lampard mean to score with his cheeky chip? November 1st, 2006 Chelsea

    If Frank Lampard intended for his deft chip to end up in the back of the net against Barcelona last night then it was pure genius. I’m inclined to think he was just hoping to stand the ball up at the back post for someone to tap-in. What do you reckon Pie-ers? Brilliance or fluke? […]

  • Shaun Maloney to warm the bench at Stamford Bridge? October 19th, 2006 Chelsea

    Celtic’s Shaun Maloney is being linked with a move to Chelsea after the Blues’ sporting director Frank Arnesen was spotted at Parkhead for the Champions League win over Benfica. Reports in some Scottish papers suggested Jose Mourinho wants to make a move for the 23-year-old in January when he will be allowed to sign a […]

  • Reading’s Stephen Hunt and Ibrahima Sonko won’t face FA disciplinary action for their part in the Cech/Cudicini injuries October 19th, 2006 Chelsea

    BREAKING NEWS: The FA has confirmed that no disciplinary action will arise after Sunday’s incredible Reading v Chelsea Premiership match, in which two Chelsea goalkeepers (Petr Cech and Carlo Cudicini) were hospitalised. An FA statement said: ‘The FA has reviewed the incidents involving Stephen Hunt/Petr Cech and Ibrahima Sonko/Carlo Cudicini and has contacted referee Mike […]

  • Classic Moment: Gianfranco Zola’s backheel, Chelsea v Norwich October 19th, 2006 Chelsea

    Zola was a cheeky little scamp, wasn’t he? This lovely goal, scored for Chelsea against Norwich, sums him up perfectly. You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Chelsea vs Barcelona: the morning after October 19th, 2006 Chelsea

    A few conclusions drawn from last night’s Champions League heavyweight clash: 1 Barca’s bright-orange/gold away kit is nasty.2 Ronaldinho needs a haircut. Right now he’s like Samson in reverse – the longer his hair gets, the worse he plays. And ditch the terry-towelling hairband too. Not cool.3 Is there a less athletic-looking football superstar than […]

  • 5 Better options for Chelsea than signing Fabien Barthez October 19th, 2006 Chelsea

    It is not a great surprise that Jose Mourinho has moved quickly to distance himself from reports linking Chelsea with a move for Fabien Barthez. It’s rumours like that which can ruin managerial reputations! With Carlo Cudicini almost ready to return and Hilario proving himself a capable understudy, there can’t be many options worse than […]

  • Petr Cech’s fractured skull: what the bloggers say October 18th, 2006 Chelsea

    ‘…The utter c**t of a ref made Cech leave the pitch. Cech was practically unconscious, had taken a blow to the head hard enough to fracture his skull and the ref insisted he left the pitch. Unbelievable. The ref should be demoted to the Conference and Stephen Hunt should become rhyming slang.’ [Chelsea Blog]‘It’s definitely […]

  • Pub debate: can you really trust a goalkeeper called Hilario? October 17th, 2006 Chelsea

    Chelski play Barcelona tomorrow night at Stamford Bridge, in their biggest match of the season so far. Unfortunately for Jose Mourinho’s men, their last line of defence will be a 30-year-old third-choice keeper from Portugal called Hilario. According to the BBC, Hilario and Mourinho are good friends from their time together at Porto. Hilario himself […]

  • Roman Abramovich to face £5.5bn divorce battle? October 16th, 2006 Chelsea

    The News of the Screws ran an interesting story yesterday on the state of Roman Abramovich‘s marriage. If what they say is true (and there’s no guarantee of that), things look pretty bad for Roman, who could lose half of his dosh in a divorce settlement. His wife, Irina (pictured, left), has reportedly called in […]

  • Pub debate: Was Stephen Hunt’s challenge on Petr Cech deliberate? October 16th, 2006 Chelsea

    Chelsea keeper Petr Cech is recovering in a neuro-surgical unit after suffering a depressed fracture of the skull against Reading. Was the injury inflicted deliberately by Stephen Hunt? My gut instinct is that with the adrenalin pumping just seconds after kick-off, Hunt went for a ball as if it was 50/50 when in fact it […]

  • Real Madrid v Chelsea cat-fight – let the bitching begin October 5th, 2006 Chelsea

    Chelsea must be about as popular in Spain as a David Healy hat-trick. Apparently not content with their on-going feud with Barcelona, the Blues have now found themselves in a battle of bitchy press statements with Real Madrid. The argument stems from claims made by Real president Ramon Calderon that Chelsea’s spending was ruining football […]

  • Is Andriy Shevchenko the biggest waste of money in the history of football? October 2nd, 2006 Chelsea

    I think that spending £30 million on a player fast approaching 30 (he’s 30 now) is obscene – even a player as talented as Shevchenko. Roman Abramovich had his heart and wallet set on Sheva, but you can bet Jose Mourinho wasn’t as keen on signing the Ukraine legend. And for good reasons. Sheva’s best […]