May 122013
 

Lampard breaks record to become all-time top goalscorer!

As if it was ever in doubt before, Frank Lampard has ensured his name will be remembered in Chelsea football club long after he has hung up his boots. Lampard scored both of Chelsea’s goals in a challenging and hard fought 2-1 victory over relegation strugglers Aston Villa. Lampard’s record equalling 202nd goal was a stereotypical edge of the box smash, while his 203rd was the kind of poacher’s finish that has become synonymous with Lampard. Beating Bobby Tambling’s 43 year old record, Lampard can finally get that particular monkey off his back and focus on his future.

Apr 272013
 

John Terry confirms he will not be leaving Chelsea at the end the season, despite only having 12 months left on his current contract. He has made it clear that he won’t be going anywhere else this year, and if he leaves next summer it won’t be to a rival Premiership club.

“I’ve got another year on my contract and definitely will be here next year,” said Terry.

“Where I would go after that it certainly wouldn’t be in England. I couldn’t do that to Chelsea or the fans. That’s just not me.”

Jan 162013
 

John Terry’s return to the Chelsea line-up has been put on hold, with the Chelsea captain struggling for match fitness.

Terry made his return to action as a late substitute in Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Stoke on Saturday, and had been expected to start tonight’s Premier League match against Southampton.

Chelsea interim boss Rafa Benitez has revealed that Terry is still not fully recovered.

Rafa said: “John is fine. He was training yesterday and today, doing normal sessions.

“But still the fitness is not the same as we would like. For match fitness you have to play games. Every session will help but he needs more time.”

Jan 122013
 

Chelsea scored 4 goals in their 4-0 demolition of Stoke City today, giving the hosts their first home loss since February of last year.

Chelsea have to thank Stoke’s Jonathan Walters for their first two goals, with two defensive headers beating Begovic in the hosts goal on the stroke of half time, and then again just after the hour mark.

Juan Mata was tackled in the box by Robert Huth, and went down quite easily (it has to be said) to earn the penalty on 65. Frank Lampard steps up, and pounds the ball into the roof of the net, with the keeper having no chance.

Jan 122013
 

Chelsea take on Stoke City at the Britannia today, which in my opinion should be called ‘Fort Britannia’.

Stoke are one of the most organised units in the Premier League, and are yet to lose at home so far this season. We will be hoping to change that.

Chelsea are likely to be boosted by a return of their captain John Terry today, and are expected to give Demba Ba his Premier League debut for the club today.

Jan 112013
 

John Terry this week made his return to action, in the Chelsea U21′s match against Fulham, and is set to make the squad for Saturday’s tough Premier League tie against Stoke City.

Terry has been sidelined since Chelsea played Liverpool on November 11, when he clashed with Luis Suarez, with a knee injury. JT had originally expected to be out for 2-3 weeks but has found complications in recovery, and has taken two months to near recovery.

The Chelsea captain played 45 minutes of last nights U21′s 2-0 win over Fulham, but has yet to make his debut under interim boss Rafa Benitez. Team manager Dermot Drummy said: “He looked in good shape.”

Jan 092013
 

Rafa Benitez has declared that John Terry could make his long-awaited return in Saturday’s Premier League tie with Stoke City.

The Chelsea captain has resumed full training following a lengthy injury received in the Chelsea-Liverpool Premier League match on November 11.

Benitez said: “The good news is John Terry is back in training and we’re considering playing him on Thursday to give him some minutes with the under-21 team against Fulham.

“At least it is a positive thing because before he was just doing the warm-up and now he has been training, and if he can play he’ll be closer.”

Jan 042013
 

Chelsea captain John Terry has claimed that the Blues should retire Frank Lampard’s jersey number, as a tribute to his contribution to the club.

Lampard is set to leave the Blues on a free-transfer at the end of the season, with Roman Abramovich reluctant to extend the 34 year-old’s contract.

Terry tweeted: “Devastated is an understatement. We should retire the number 8 shirt in honour of Lamps. #theheartbeat #hero #legend #hero #goalmachine #friend #ktbffh [keep the blue flag flying high] #cfc #chelsea.”

Dec 312012
 

Petr Cech was substituted at half-time in yesterday’s 2-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park because of injury, and the Chelsea no.1 is expected to miss the Chelsea versus QPR tie on Wednesday.

Petr Cech is undergoing tests today to understand the full extent of his injury, with a short spell on the sidelines expected.

Cech was forced off at half-time, being replaced by Ross Turnball, after feeling pain caused by a “strained adductor muscle at the top of his leg”.

Yesterday, Cech explained: “I think it was in the 40th minute when I was punching the ball away and when I jumped, I felt pain in my right groin.

Dec 312012
 

Frank Lampard put in a man of the match performance yesterday in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park yesterday, but admits he still has no offer on the table.

The England central midfielder’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the season, and the 34 year-old is allowed to talk to foreign clubs about a free-transfer in the summer as of tomorrow.

Frank Lampard scored both of Chelsea’s goals in yesterday’s win, and has been in fine form since his return from injury.