Chelsea 4 – 1 Arsenal Craven capitulation. It’s the only phrase to use, it genuinely is. Wallowing in a bed of self-pity is, of course, on the cards but I’llContinue readingThe Europa League “Must I Review That Rubbish?” Post
Two and a half weeks have passed since a 3 – 1 win at Turf Moor signalled the end of the Premier League season. Two and a half farcical weeks,Continue readingEuropa League Preview: Can Emery Lead Calmer, Chameleon Arsenal To Victory
It’s no surprise to learn Chelsea and Arsenal were Europa League favourites from the start of the season. The Blues traded at 5/1, with Arsenal just behind at 7/1 beforeContinue readingEuropa League Final: The Betting Angle
Arsenal 2 – 0 Chelsea And so it came to pass…nope, did that one last week and it’s entirely unnecessary. Everything we weren’t against West Ham, Southampton and a hostContinue readingChelsea Review: Kos We Deserved It
Football takes over as Chelsea visit the Emirates. If, as is being claimed, this is an age of austerity at the club, I hope they have turned the heating andContinue readingChelsea Preview: Time For The Jewels In The Crown To Sparkle
Chelsea 3 – 2 Arsenal It’s match we’ll look back as at least one point which got away. Having pegged Chelsea back to 2 – 2 at the interval, weContinue readingChelsea Review: Defensive Problems Need Quick Solution
I love the smell of matchday in the morning. Chelsea, the graveyard of Arsenal dreams down the years, continues Unai Emery’s steep learning curve. For the second weekend, we’re beholdenContinue readingChelsea Preview: Hard Work Is The Long and Short Of It
Unai Emery met the press yesterday ahead of the weekend’s trip to Chelsea. The burning question was whether the stories about Czech Cech checked out; was Petr keeping his placeContinue readingCech Isn’t Out, Leno Isn’t In: When Does The Goalkeeping Hokey-Cokey Begin?
Arsenal 1 – 1 Chelsea (Arsenal win 6 – 5 on penalties) The old and the new collided in Dublin but it was reassuring to find we’re not the onlyContinue readingChelsea Review: Enjoyable Game Leaves Emery With More Questions Than Answers
Through streets broad and narrow Chelsea wheel their wheelbarrow After Roman ran off and took all his cash In my mind’s eye – or should that be ear – theContinue readingOn Chelsea, Contract Talk And Suits That Go Bump In The Night
Arsenal 2 – 1 Chelsea Reasons to celebrate are in short supply this season so reaching a Wembley final is one of them, especially when it offers the opportunity ofContinue readingChelsea Review: Drowning Sorrows, Celebrating Wembley & Auba Thoughts
Football, Greavsie said, was a funny old game back in the day and it remains so today. Take Antonio Conte. The Italian claimed Chelsea were skint and couldn’t match theContinue readingChelsea Preview: Fawlty Arsenal or Towering Performance?
Chelsea 0 – 0 Arsenal The final score was as good as we might have hoped for. It might have been worse, it might have been better; it definitely wasContinue readingChelsea Review: Job Done With VARying Degrees of Success
I’m pretty sure that Stonehenge was built in a quicker time than Hengist Pod ran this morning’s Microsoft update. Well, it killed a few minutes more before the ritual sacrificeContinue readingChelsea Preview: Growling Like Tigers – GRRR!
Arsenal 2 – 2 Chelsea It was, before I go further, a fine game of football; enjoyable to watch compared to the dross which is routinely served up by theContinue readingChelsea Review: Poor Referee + Poor Defending Is A Bad Combination
Chelsea arrive at the Emirates in the first must-win match since the last one. We’ve reached January and we must win this one having dropped a couple more points atContinue readingChelsea Preview: Big Night But Can We Get The Big Result
Chelsea 0 – 0 Arsenal It’s a sign of how well we played yesterday that there’s a tinge of disappointment hanging in the air from a very good point atContinue readingChelsea Review: Discipline Gives Us A Well-Deserved Point
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Arsenal 1 – 1 Chelsea Arsenal win 4 – 1 on penalties So there you have it. Nine unbeaten at Wembley and another trophy won at Tottenham’s home ground. SundayContinue readingWembley Joy For Arsenal’s Super Troupers…
S o here we go. Yes, it’s a friendly and no doubt Wembley will be fuller than it was yesterday for Spurs match against Juventus. Whether that will create issuesContinue readingChelsea Preview, Diving & Jack’s Future: Here, There, Anywhere?
Football does love a good dose of hyperbole, and this match lends itself nicely to that. If for some bizarre and inexplicable reason, you still think the title is still winnable,Continue readingChelsea Preview: A Good Dose Of Hyperbole