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Real Madrid the Big Winners as English Teams Suffer In Latest Round of Champions League Matches

The first legs of all the last 16 matches in the Champions League have now been played and we are starting to get a clearer idea of which teams might well be heading for glory in Lisbon in May. It proved to be a surprisingly fruitful round of games for the away teams with six [...]

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Chelsea’s January Window

So it has come to that point in the season again that every fan absolutely hates loves: the hallowed January transfer window. Not since the days of Chelsea’s fateful Fernando Torres signing has anything of note happened in January. Nevertheless, Sky Sport’s incessant ramping up of the final day has almost become a day of [...]

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Was Tottenham Hotspur’s AVB sacking more to do with the man than the manager?

“…there is an idea of a [Andre Villas-Boas], some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply [...]

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GIF: Ramires’ dive to win Chelsea added time pen

GIF: Ramires’ dive to win Chelsea added time pen

Chelsea were losing 2-1 at home to West Brom this afternoon until Ramires dived in added time to win his side a penalty. Eden Hazard scored it to save Chelsea’s embarrassment and keep Mourinho’s home record in tact. Whilst some Chelsea fans have pointed to there being contact, it is clear from the replays that [...]

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Chelsea boss “hates” diving… so what will he do with Ramires?

Chelsea were moments away from deservedly losing to West Brom at home this afternoon, meaning Jose Mourinho would lose his impressive home record with the blues, until Ramires dived deep in to injury time and was awarded a penalty. Just last month, Mourinho was very critical of players who dived. “I have told the players [...]

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Have Chelsea Invested Wisely?

One of my key concerns heading into this season surrounded the top heavy investment the club made during the summer. Willian and Schürrle are decent purchases but there were certainly more pressing issues at hand. (A quick note on Schürrle: has it become de rigueur to slate a new signing based on a handful of [...]

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Chelsea’s Midfield Minefield

Chelsea’s lack of fluidity in midfield is becoming increasingly alarming. While I cannot doubt the engine and work rate of Ramires, his ability on the ball is not good enough to command the ball playing space in Chelsea’s double pivot. If we are going to persist with playing this shape then Mourinho must make a [...]

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Chelsea manager sets Lukaku up to fail

When Romelu Lukaku signed for Chelsea he claimed that it was a dream come true. He was only a teenager and idolised Didier Drogba, so getting to play at Stamford Bridge was as good as it got for the Belgian. Lukaku spent the majority of his first season playing for the Reserves but still managed [...]

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STATS: Welbeck’s on target shots for Manchester United vs Oscar’s passing for Chelsea

Manchester United vs Chelsea – 8.00pm As David Moyes prepares for his first home game in charge, he has much to ponder ahead of the Special One’s visit to Old Trafford. The Glaswegian opted to leave England striker Wayne Rooney on the bench, but it will be hard for Moyes to do so again. As, [...]

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Willian’s transfer rumour history: From Chelsea to Spurs, Arsenal, Liverpool and back again

March 31st 2011: Willian linked with moves to Chelsea and Barcelona. Both Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola were reportedly keen to sign him after scoring twice in Shakhtar Donetsk’s 3-0 second leg success over Roma in the Champions League last 16 game. April 13th 2011: “Willian would be perfect for Arsenal,” said Denilson (Arsenal player). [...]

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The lesson Chelsea fans may learn from Liverpool and Everton example

The lesson Chelsea fans may learn from Liverpool and Everton example

The inevitable media hype machine surrounding any new Premier League campaign has been suitably fuelled, revved up and is well and truly in motion. As the big kick off imches ever closer, there isn’t a paper you will open, a TV or Radio broadcast you will hear or… um, a blog you will read that [...]

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Chelsea Season Preview Download 2013/14

  Our newest addition on BFTGT has spent his summer putting together a host of talented writers to produce something rather special for Chelsea fans. We let Joe Tweeds explain below. Welcome to the Plains of Almería Season Preview for 2013/14. For just 99p we have a whole host of high quality content at your [...]

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Barca make it Chelsea defender or nobody

The Spanish press are reporting that Barcelona are determined to sign Chelsea defender David Luiz, and have claimed that it’s either him or nobody. Reports suggest that Luiz is keen to make the move, particularly since countryman Neymar made the move to the Nou Camp earlier this summer. At Barcelona he would be used more [...]

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Blue Tomorrow

Being a Chelsea fan is often many things, but it is certainly never dull. We exist as a club in perpetual chaos – perilously balanced between the lines of self-destruction and harmony. The Chelsea juggernaut has defied all convention under Roman Abramovich. At times derailment and implosion looked inevitable; yet things always seem to be [...]

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What Does the 2013/2014 Premier League Season Have in Store?

The 2013/14 Premier League season is set to explode back into our consciousness in just three weeks time and what a campaign it promises to be. Fans all over the globe are eagerly rubbing their hands at the prospect of a catalogue of intriguing storylines, controversial incidents, stunning goals and surprise packages over the next [...]

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INFOGRAPHIC: Chelsea manager’s stats in full

INFOGRAPHIC: Chelsea manager’s stats in full

The psychology of Jose Mourinho infographic

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Arsenal target is Chelsea’s plan B

José Mourinho has repeatedly claimed that he is keen to sign Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, with Chelsea seeing a bid for the player rejected earlier this week. David Moyes insists that Rooney is not for sale, although it is believed the club would accept a large offer from abroad for the striker, but will not [...]

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PICTURES: Chelsea on tour

Chelsea have landed in Bangkok for their pre-season tour. Their first game is in four days from now against Singha All Stars. They then move on to Kuala Lumpa to play Malaysia XI. Next stop is Jakarta for the BNI Indonesia All Stars.

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