That is more like it. The perfect day; three-up by half-time and the threat throughout the second half of more. No dropping back or retreating into our shells, just sittingContinue readingChelsea Review: Can We Play You Every Week?
It was a giggle at best, a source of discomfort that soon passed. Questions about Diego Costa’s age have always surfaced, a man who looks older than his years. RadamelContinue readingChelsea Preview: Defeat May Costa More Than Three Points
2nd February 1991 Chelsea 2 – 1 Arsenal Arsenal headed into this London derby undefeated in league football since Luton scored twice without reply at Kenilworth almost ten months earlier.Continue readingTales From 1990/91: Unbeaten Run Comes To An End
On the back of Wednesday’s defeat in Zagreb, travelling to Stamford Bridge is probably not the fixture Arsène would have chosen but it is the one we’ve got. Promises ofContinue readingChelsea Preview: Of Mice And Men
15th September 1990 Arsenal 4 – 1 Chelsea I don’t know whether Hugh McIlvanney approved of the sub-editor’s headline but it had to be included; you would never haveContinue readingTales From 1990/91: The Swedish Massage
Arsenal 1 – 0 Chelsea 1 – 0 Oxlade-Chamberlain (24) It was going to end one of two ways; a scrambled goal, bundled contentiously over the line or an explosiveContinue readingSideshow Distracts From Arsenal Win
The first Charity Shield which I remember – as opposed to be familiar with thanks to reruns shown on obscure television channels, watched only when night feeds were needed – was 1974.Continue readingChamps Or Chumps? Will We Learn Anything From Today?
Arsenal 0 – 0 Chelsea It was the least surprising outcome. Chelsea, entirely in control of their own destiny, had no incentive to make this an entertaining spectacle. Successive winsContinue readingBore Draw But A Good Point
Chelsea 2 – 0 Arsenal 1 – 0 Hazard (27 pen) 2 – 0 Diego Costa (78) Gallows humour may have pervaded the atmosphere beforehand but by the final whistle,Continue readingA Stamford Bridge Too Far For Arsenal
Randall Flagg has stepped from the pages of fiction and resides comfortably in West London, the ever-faithful Trashcan carrying out his orders without thinking or hesitation. I always hated theContinue readingChelsea Preview: Forget Last Season, This Is About Now