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

  • Mystic Mourinho predicts the William Gallas saga September 8th, 2006 Arsenal

    I am currently reading Gianluca Vialli‘s book The Italian Job – which is a cracking read by the way if you get the chance – and stumbled across this prophetic quote from the Special One: "For example, if I have to shout at John Terry after a poor game and call him an effing disgrace, […]

  • The struggle between player power and the club September 6th, 2006 Arsenal

    Something odd is happening in football. It seems that there is a power struggle going on. Players are trying exert some of their weight into decisions, and clubs are trying regain the power they once had. Two big stories this week prompted this. Firstly, the story of William Gallas and the ‘own goal’. Gallas wanted […]

  • Q. Should Frank Lampard be dropped from the England team? A. One word, sounds like ‘guess’ September 4th, 2006 Chelsea

    I thought Lamps was England’s worst player against the mighty Andorra. Owen Hargreaves showed him up once again. The Second-Best Player in the World may get the job done for Chelski – I don’t doubt that – but he’s simply not performing for the national team. I think Steve McClaren should drop him against Macedonia, […]

  • Arsenal get Gallas + £5m, Chelsea get A. Cole. Who got the best deal? September 1st, 2006 Arsenal

    Thank Christ that’s over. The facts: 1) Cashley Cole is now a Chelsea player. Hmm, I may have to lose Wayne Bridge from my fantasy team. And I’d only just signed him. Bah. 2) William Gallas is now an Arsenal player. Arsenal are also £5m richer. Would you rather be Arsenal or Chelsea on this […]

  • Transfer deadline looms: 5 last-minute rumours August 30th, 2006 Arsenal

    The summer transfer window will close tomorrow, blown firmly shut by a chilly, autumnal gust. Several big-name British clubs haven’t finished spending though. Panic buying, anyone? Here are the five hottest transfer rumours:1 Ashley Cole is stuck at ArsenalArgghhhh! Jesus wept, does anyone still care about the Cole/Chelsea/Arsenal love triangle? If you do, at least […]

  • Is Claude Makelele being treated like a slave? August 28th, 2006 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho claims Claude Makelele is being treated like ‘a slave’ by France coach Raymond Domenech. Domenech has insisted Makelele reports for Euro 2008 qualifiers against Georgia and Italy, despite the midfielder announcing his retirement. What’s the deal? If a footballer says he’s retired, he’s retired. End of story. Well, no. It seems common sense […]

  • Barca v Chelsea, Round Three! August 25th, 2006 Chelsea

    Are you really surprised that Barcelona and Chelsea ended up in the same Champions League group? I’m not. Given that the other two teams in their group are Werder Bremen and Levski Sofia, I doubt Jose Mourinho or Frank Rijkaard are too concerned about having to meet each other for the third year in a […]

  • Jose Mourinho spits dummy out after defeat at Boro August 24th, 2006 Chelsea

    "We cannot blame referees, we cannot blame the opponents, we cannot blame bad luck. We have to blame our own performance." Yep, you read it right the first time… that’s Jose Mourinho slagging off his own team after Chelsea’s defeat to Boro last night. "It was not the sort of attitude that I expected from […]

  • Chelsea Stamford Oilers t-shirt August 22nd, 2006 Chelsea

    I love British football’s black sense of humour – we may not be the best footballers in the world, but by God we can take the piss out of our enemies better than anyone else, as this Chelski-mocking Stamford Oilers t-shirt proves. It’s available from T-Shirts365, for £14.99. Because every team deserves a Russian billionaire.

  • Chelsa sign Boulahrouz the Cannibal August 21st, 2006 Chelsea

    Dutch hardman Khalid Boulahrouz has completed his move to Chelsea. He goes by the nickname ‘Cannibal’, which is one of the best nicknames we’ve had in the Premier League for ages. That’s exactly what football needs: more intimidating, WWF-style nicknames. Any more nickname suggestions? Oh, here’s a brief clip of Khalid the Cannibal clattering Ronaldo […]

  • Ashley Cole omitted from Arsenal’s squad August 18th, 2006 Arsenal

    Ashley Cole is NOT in Arsenal’s squad for their Premiership opener against Aston Villa, despite claiming he is available to play. Ooh, the plot thickens. Can we assume that this means a deal has been struck with Chelsea? If so, why hasn’t it been announced yet? Arseblog, who usually know what the craic is, seems […]

  • Will Chelsea crumble under pressure this season? August 14th, 2006 Chelsea

    So, an uninspired Chelsea got beaten by a lively looking Liverpool outfit yesterday. What does that tell us? Well, not a great deal as a season shouldn’t be judged in pre-season, but a niggling thought in my head came to the fore again. Will Chelsea crack under the immense pressure of the upcoming season? We […]

  • Chelsea apparently break off from Cole talks August 10th, 2006 Arsenal

    So the Cashley Cole saga drags on. This seems to have been going on longer than Big Brother, and somehow, it’s managed to be more farcical. "Our offer is an excellent offer for an excellent player. It’s in their hands. They say no and no is no," said Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in the latest […]

  • Wenger wants Cole decision by end of the week August 8th, 2006 Arsenal

    It would seem that Arsene Wenger reads Who Ate All The Pies. Why? Yesterday I wrote about my longing for Cashley Cole to sort himself out, and just bugger off to Chelsea. Well, Arsene said "I do not know what will happen with Ashley Cole in the next few days, but for me certainly the […]

  • Ashley Cole left out of Arsenal’s squad for Europe August 7th, 2006 Arsenal

    For some reason, I can’t find any pictures of Ashley Cole in a Chelsea shirt. You may well be saying "Aaaaaahhh… but he plays for Arsenal…". Well I’m sorry, but you wouldn’t think it would you?  You see, Cole is in the centre of one of the most drawn out transfer sagas ever. The latest […]

  • Chelsea’s vomit-inducing bid to crack America August 4th, 2006 Chelsea

    According to Sports Illustrated‘s website, in the wake of the World Cup ‘many Americans are searching for a world superclub to support’. SI writer Grant Wahl suggests that their choice ‘may as well be talent-laden Chelsea’. God help us. Wahl himself chose to support Chelsea in 1998: one of the reasons he gives for this […]

  • Shit Kits No.1: Chelsea’s ‘graphite and tangerine’ away kit August 4th, 2006 Chelsea

    In the first of an occasional series celebrating hideous kits of seasons past, where better to start than with reigning champions Chelsea. I still have nightmares about their ‘graphite and tangerine’ away kit, sported between 1994-1996. I’m pretty sure Ruud Gullit, who made his Chelsea debut wearing this monstrosity (see picture), does too.

  • Gallas disrespected the Chelsea ‘family’ – Mourinho picking out a horse’s head right now… August 3rd, 2006 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho has accused William Gallas of disrespecting both him and Chelsea by staying away from their U.S training camp: ‘It’s not only me that is upset – we’re all upset,’ Don Vito Mourinho said. ‘Everybody is upset because we had a strong family and a strong group and this has shown a lack of […]

  • Liverpool who? Says Jose Mourinho August 2nd, 2006 Chelsea

    John Terry recently stated that he was convinced Liverpool would be in the race for the title. Jose Mourinho doesn’t seem to agree, thinking Man Urinal and A’nal will be the ones pushing his side all the way. He said "I still believe that Man United and Arsenal will be the biggest threat, in spite […]

  • Hasselbaink faces rap from FA July 31st, 2006 Arsenal

    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is finding himself in a bit of bother after he made claims that players received illegal payments after a 2004 Champions League win over Arsenal. JFH will get done for ‘bringing the game into disrepute’ and ‘improper conduct’ if his claims are unsubstantiated. The now Charlton player made 156 appearances for Chelsea […]

  • Transfer gossip heats up with Cole, Carrick and Downing July 31st, 2006 Arsenal

    Bloody hell. It’s all hotting up. Aside from Chelsea, it’s all seemed a bit quiet in transfer land, until now! Carrick has gone to Man Urinal, with the club apparently shelling out £18.6 million on him (phew!). So what will Jol spend his money on? Well, it would seem he’s after Gareth Barry (who’d blame […]

  • When is tapping up not tapping up? The Ashley Cole Saga continues… July 28th, 2006 Arsenal

    Ashley Cole goes for a meal with ‘the special one’. They get caught and the FA smack their legs. Tut tut. ‘Naughty Chelsea. You may well be the richest in the playground, but you can’t go around offering more sweets to the greedy bugger over there.’ And then Cole signs for Chelsea. It certainly seems […]

  • Andriy Shevchenko, Goal Machine July 28th, 2006 Chelsea

    Chelski have spent loads of money this summer and everyone hates them. They’ve bought Andriy Shevchenko merely as a trophy to parade. Really? Watch this video and beware. He’s great with his bonce AND both feet. Mof Gimmers

  • Tight-fisted Spurs asked Chelsea to pay Duff’s wages July 27th, 2006 Chelsea

    How daft are Spurs? You try and convince everyone that you’re a big club with ambition, and then, whilst trying to land a big player (like Damien Duff), you ask a proper big club (like Chelsea) to help out with his wages. Spurs have a wage structure that is seemingly pretty strict. No-one at Spurs […]

  • Is Shevchenko 35 times better than Cantona? July 27th, 2006 Chelsea

    ‘If you look at us signing Eric Cantona for £1 million — and I think this is probably the best way to do it — and how much you’re seeing centre forwards like Shevchenko going for, you have to ask yourself this: is Shevchenko 35 times better than Cantona?’Sir Alex Ferguson on the craziness of […]