Precisely two months to the day since that unforgettable, unsurpassable night in Munich, Chelsea got their 2012-13 pre-season campaign off to a start in the early hours of this (British) morning in Seattle against the Sounders. The touring party had been in the city for a few days after flying out over the weekend and [...]
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A Chelsea team that has underachieved in the league against a background of player dissent, playing two games a week in April, with an FA Cup Semi final and a European semi final against Barcelona inside four days coming up? Sound familiar? Indeed it is. Welcome to April 1966.
Calm, assured, confident and pristine, Andre Villas-Boas’ presentation at his first press conference as the newly appointed Chelsea manager has been flawlessly replicated in everything he has done in his first few weeks in the job. From a quietly dignified look at the squad he has inherited from Carlo Ancelotti, his predecessor, to a measured [...]
No manager, no direction, season tickets going to general sale, a truly horrifying away kit, paying out the highest wages in the Premier League and an entirely imbalanced squad are the last remaining vestiges of Chelsea’s 2010/11 season. Which Chelsea department has scored the biggest own goal, I cannot quite tell, but the away kit [...]