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  1. Chelsea may be frustrating, but not boring

    Phil Lythell

    Chelsea have always been a team that professional observers and rival fans have loved to slap a derogatory label upon. Rewind 30 years and Chelsea were synonymous with hooliganism as far as the press were concerned. Upon Roman Abramovich's purchas...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  2. The five events that shaped Chelsea's 2013

    Phil Lythell

    Chelsea still have one more fixture to negotiate before the advent of the New Year -- a top-four clash on Sunday with old foes Liverpool, no less -- but whatever the result it will not change the fact that 2013 has been yet another roller-coaster yea...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  3. Abramovich and Mourinho aim to prove a leopard can change its spo...

    Phil Lythell

    As the anticipation increases around Chelsea after the appointment of their latest - albeit familiar - manager, the anticipated excitement on the pitch is more than matched by the potential intrigue away from it. Internal political manoeuvres and ...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  4. Chelsea easy targets for tiresome transfer speculation

    Phil Lythell

    Now that the I's have been dotted and the T's crossed on Jose Mourinho's re-appointment as Chelsea manager, the transfer rumour mill has whirred fully into action. Whenever a transfer window opens, Chelsea are one of the prime suspects upon which ...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  5. Mourinho's critical eye will sculpt Chelsea squad in his image

    Phil Lythell

    The homecoming of Jose Mourinho has grabbed the headlines and ensnared the hearts of Chelsea fans. The promise of gold-plated sound-bites has got the nation's journalists salivating at the prospect of his weekly press conferences while Blues supporte...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  6. Mourinho's expected Chelsea return raises as many questions as an...

    Phil Lythell

    After the kind of season that Chelsea have just experienced, it would usually be the time to sit back, relax and breathe deeply knowing that there are three months of rest and recuperation until the madness starts all over again. Except this year. ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  7. Chelsea need to maintain love affair with Old Trafford

    Phil Lythell

    Whenever Chelsea and Manchester United have met in the Premier League era it has been a huge fixture. Before the Roman Abramovich reign began and even prior to the days of Ruud Gullit and Gianluca Vialli, Chelsea were always a thorn in United's side,...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  8. Benitez and the John Terry conundrum

    Phil Lythell

    Almost four months after Roman Abramovich made the extraordinary decision to replace Roberto Di Matteo with Rafael Benitez, the upturn in fortunes that the Russian must have expected as result of his actions has failed to materialise. - Mikel stic...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  9. The men who could replace Benitez at Chelsea

    Phil Lythell

    It's almost ten years since Roman Abramovich swept into Stamford Bridge and permanently changed the history of Chelsea FC, and with it the landscape of English football. It has been a decade full of constant surprises from deadline-day purchases t...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  10. Lampard talks make perfect sense for Chelsea

    Phil Lythell

    The rumours that Chelsea are willing to open talks with Frank Lampard has seen social media platforms ablaze with discussion over the veteran potentially extending his stay at Stamford Bridge. Ever since the news was broken by Neil Ashton in the Dail...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  11. Tired Chelsea hampered by clueless board

    Phil Lythell

    The vast sums of money that have been lavished on Chelsea FC by Roman Abramovich are cited on a daily basis by those reporting on the club. The Russian billionaire has been at the helm for almost 10 years and barely a sentence goes by in the press wi...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  12. Chelsea risk fans' backlash over ruthless sacking of Di Matteo

    Phil Lythell

    In the nine years since Roman Abramovich purchased Chelsea there have been so many upheavals throughout the club that I thought that nothing could surprise me anymore. I was mistaken. The ruthless sacking of Roberto Di Matteo has left me utterly f...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  13. Falcao rumours fit Abramovich's ambition

    Phil Lythell

    The last two weeks have seen the rumour mill whirring ever faster regarding the potential future of Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, with Chelsea being touted as favourites to become his next employers. The latest burst of headlines has bee...

    Blog | October 14, 2012