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  1. Chelsea transfer policy targets proven winners

    Phil Lythell

    While last season was all about transition and building a team that was able to compete and gain experience of the big occasion, next season Chelsea will be unashamedly gunning for the big prizes. Upon his return to the club Jose Mourinho told anyone...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  2. Luiz's money-making move makes sense for Chelsea

    Phil Lythell

    Shaggy hair. Brazilian flair. Geezer. Those words in unison conjure up the image of just one man -- David Luiz. The 27-year-old has become something of an icon because of his distinctive barnet, his silky touch, and the natural way in which he bon...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  3. End of season review: Chelsea

    Phil Lythell

    Intro It has been a strange though ultimately satisfactory season. Following the emotional roller coaster of the Rafael Benitez reign, prior to the start of the campaign a top-three finish and participation in the quarterfinals of the Champions Le...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  4. Chelsea face Cardiff wondering what might have been

    Phil Lythell

    Instead of both clubs arriving for this match with the weight of the world riding on their shoulders, Sunday's fixture between Cardiff City and Chelsea will now be played out without an ounce of tension hanging in the air. - Worrall: Jose, where d...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  5. Chelsea stutter as lack of guile proves telling

    Phil Lythell

    Chelsea's season continued to fizzle out after they drew 0-0 with Norwich at a sun-kissed Stamford Bridge. Although the Blues went into the game with an outside chance of winning the Premier League, there was a lack of intensity in their play that...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  6. Champions League saga ends with a whimper

    Phil Lythell

    For eight precious minutes, nine-tenths of Stamford Bridge were dreaming about a balmy May night in Lisbon, Portugal. Unfortunately, reality decided to crash the party. Chelsea's 3-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid was surprisingly anticlimactic -- not ...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  7. Chelsea set for night of tension against Atletico Madrid

    Phil Lythell

    The past 10 days at Chelsea Football Club have witnessed anxiety and turmoil bundled together with diligence and triumph. It has been a charged period of intensity that will be turned up yet another notch when the Blues host Atletico Madrid in the se...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  8. Mourinho's game plan holds key to success over PSG

    Phil Lythell

    The business part of the season is now well and truly upon us and confirmation of its arrival will be manifested in Chelsea's opposition in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The Blues have a date with Paris Saint-Germain, a club experiencin...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  9. Chelsea's hopes crumble with defeat at Palace

    Phil Lythell

    Chelsea's title hopes were left hanging by a thread after a deserved and damaging 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace. The sight of the players slumped to their knees as Lee Mason blew the final whistle told the story of a team who now know they have it ...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  10. Chelsea striking department set for major refurbishment

    Phil Lythell

    Whatever happens between now and the end of May, this has been a season of progress and encouragement for Chelsea FC. The return of a club legend to the dugout, a genuine title challenge and a coherent team identity has restored a sense of stability ...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  11. Familiar faces plotting Chelsea's title downfall

    Phil Lythell

    The conventional wisdom before the season started was that the Premier League title was going to be fought over by Manchester City and Chelsea, with the Citizens as favourites to repeat their success of 2011-12. As the campaign has worn on and the cl...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  12. Chelsea's thumping of Arsenal built on midfield dominance

    Phil Lythell

    Even though more than 24 hours have passed since the final whistle blew at Stamford Bridge, the manner and scale of Chelsea's win over Arsenal remains stupefying. Although Arsenal have come a cropper more than once this season having suffered heav...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  13. Chelsea ease through on Drogba's homecoming day

    Phil Lythell

    On a day when their supporters paid homage to one of the club's all-time greats, Chelsea shone the light for English teams in European competition with a comfortable 2-0 win over Galatasaray at Stamford Bridge. The win ensures the Blues' participa...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  14. Chelsea must seek to impose themselves on Villa

    Phil Lythell

    For the second season running, Chelsea go to the home of Aston Villa with a lot of significance riding on the result. Last May, the Blues travelled to Birmingham knowing that three points would guarantee participation in the Champion...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  15. Downplayed expectations adding to Mourinho myth

    Phil Lythell

    After the resounding 4-0 win against a hapless Tottenham side last weekend, Premier League leader Chelsea find themselves a remarkable seven points ahead of Liverpool and Arsenal and a whopping nine points in front of Manchester City. The Gunners ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  16. Chelsea make the most of generous defending

    Phil Lythell

    Chelsea took advantage of their main title rivals' cup commitments and beat Tottenham 4-0 to establish a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League. While the scoreline might signify an emphatic win, in truth such a result looked like pure ...

    Blog | March 08, 2014