Mar 232014
 

Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea proved once again that they are superior to their London Rivals, Arsenal. Unlike the first leg in December, the game at Stamford Bridge lived up to its billing – embarrassingly for the Gunners though. Chelsea bounced back from the controversial loss at Villa Park to knock 6 goals past a shocking Arsenal side.

Many expected the game to be tougher than it actually was. It was probably more embarrassing for Arsene Wenger than any other person because the defeat of this magnitude came on a day he was celebrating his 1000th game in charge of the Gunners. The Frenchman and his side were bereft of ideas and the Blues were more than happy to make them pay.

 Posted by at 9:25 pm
Mar 232014
 

It was a sorry sight for Arsenal fans last night as they suffered a record defeat against Chelsea, going down 6-0. The hosts got off to a flying start, with Samuel Eto’o opening the scoring in the opening minutes. Goals and bizarre incidents followed, as Eden Hazard converted from the spot to make it 3-0, after Oxlade Chamberlain hand balled on the line. Almost comically, referee Andre Marriner mistakenly believed Kieran Gibbs had committed the foul, and the full back was dismissed as a result. Reflecting on the performance of his team, Wenger took full responsibility:

 Posted by at 12:42 pm
Mar 232014
 

After a horror gaffe by referee Andre Marriner in Chelsea’s 6-0 demolition of Arsenal last night, the experienced referee has expressed his regret at the error:

“Andre is an experienced referee and is obviously disappointed that an error of mistaken identity was made in this case.

“Incidents of mistaken identity are very rare and are often the result of a number of different technical factors.

“Whilst this was a difficult decision, Andre is disappointed that he failed to identify the correct player. He expressed his disappointment to Arsenal when he was made aware of the issue.”

 Posted by at 12:39 pm
Mar 232014
 

Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea proved once again that they are superior to their London Rivals, Arsenal. Unlike the first leg in December, the game at Stamford Bridge lived up to its billing – embarrassingly for the Gunners though. Chelsea bounced back from the controversial loss at Villa Park to knock 6 goals past a shocking Arsenal side.

Many expected the game to be tougher than it actually was. It was probably more embarrassing for Arsene Wenger than any other person because the defeat of this magnitude came on a day he was celebrating his 1000th game in charge of the Gunners. The Frenchman and his side were bereft of ideas and the Blues were more than happy to make them pay.

 Posted by at 12:26 pm
Mar 012014
 

Didier Drogba has admitted he is looking forward to returning to Stamford Bridge for Galatasaray’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Chelsea with the tie delicately poised at 1-1. An early Fernando Torres goal was cancelled out in the second half by an Aurelien Chedjou equaliser to ensure the two sides head to London for an intriguing second leg clash that is evenly poised with Betfair.com.

Having won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups with Chelsea, Drogba will return to the club he spent a successful eight-year spell for the first time as an opposing player.

Feb 282014
 

Chelsea was unable to leave Turkey with a win last night, in what was very much a game of two halves.

The Blues took a lead in the 9th minute thanks to a fast-paced piece of teamwork which completely opened up the Galatasaray defence, with Azpilicueta playing in Torres to slot home.

The Turks were fortunate to make it to half time with only a one-goal deficit with Chelsea having dominated. Roberto Mancini gave them a much needed talking to at half-time, and they responded with some very clever attacking play putting Jose Mourinho’s side on the back foot.

Dec 272013
 

A Cagey Affair

Jose Mourinho extended his unbeaten run against rival, Arsene Wenger to 10 matches after Arsenal and Chelsea played out a goalless draw at the Emirates on Monday, 23rd of December. The match failed to live up to its billing as a prospective exciting encounter as both teams couldn’t find a way in the very cagey affair.

Frank Lampard could’ve given Chelsea the lead in the after 32 minutes. The England international’s half-volley hit the underside of the bar leaving Arsenal goalkeeper, Szczesny temporarily helpless. Later on in the game, French striker Oliver Giroud wasted to chances that could’ve handed Wenger his first victory over Mourinho in 10 matches.

 Posted by at 1:10 pm
Sep 042013
 

After 120 minutes of drama in Prague on Friday, the European Super Cup eventually ended in agonising defeat, but in the fullness of time the result will be more of an irritant than anything else and so should not be of much concern.

The Cup, ultimately, means very little; it is the European version of the Community Shield. Though credit has to go to the players for making such a spectacle of a game that so often descends into pre-season friendly territory.

May 162013
 

For the next ten days, Chelsea will officially be the reigning holders of both the Champions League and the Europa League trophies after a stunning 2-1 win over the impressive Benfica. Fittingly, it was one of the heroes of last year’s Champions League campaign that scored the dramatic 93rd minute winner – Branislav Ivanovic.

Apr 292013
 

Rafa Benitez did not start Frank Lampard yesterday but, once Ramires picked up an injury, the 34-year old midfielder came on to put Chelsea withing touching distance of Champions League qualification. Lampard looked like a man on a mission when he came on and a typical bursting run and pass set up Oscar for the opener after 43 minutes. Just two minutes later, Lampard was given the chance to add to his 200 goals from the penalty after Maya was fouled. Nobody expected him to miss, and he is now just one goal behind the all-time club record of Bobby Tambling.