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Reviewing Chelsea’s Season

Reviewing Chelsea’s Season

The 2012-2013 season has been another season that Chelsea might want to keep in their memories and at the same time forget. The season will end with another manager leaving Stamford Bridge and with many questions to be answered. The grade for Chelsea’s season will be based on performance and the winning potential Chelsea had [...]

Ashley Cole Expresses Joy at Winning Second European Title

Ashley Cole Expresses Joy at Winning Second European Title

Chelsea secured their second piece of European silverware in as many seasons after they defeated Benfica 2-1 in the Europa League Final last night in Amsterdam. Fernando Torres’ early goal was cancelled out by a Benfica penalty, but Branislav Ivanovic was able to secure the victory with a very late header in injury time. Ashley [...]

Chelsea Seal Second Consecutive European Title With Late Ivanovic Winner

Chelsea Seal Second Consecutive European Title With Late Ivanovic Winner

In the first of our two European tournament finals, Chelsea and Benfica may not have started by offering up goal bonanza that all were hoping for, but a second-half surge at the Amsterdam Arena quickly corrected any fears of a bore draw. A more deserving candidate to walk away as the winner of this tie [...]

Papiss Cisse Eligible For Guinness World Record + Sign The Campaign To Introduce Offside Technology

Papiss Cisse Eligible For Guinness World Record + Sign The Campaign To Introduce Offside Technology

I’ve contacted the Guinness World Records team at http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/ this week and striker Papiss Cisse has a new world record for disallowed goals awaiting verification and collection. I’ve harped on about this subject all season as it’s my firm belief that the key to Newcastle’s disappointing year has been these wrongly disallowed goals: 1 vs [...]

Benfica Star Taunts Chelsea Ahead of Europa League Final

Benfica Star Taunts Chelsea Ahead of Europa League Final

The Europa League final may not get as much attention as the Champions League final, but it is still an extremely important competition for the participating teams. Benfica will be taking on 2012 European champions Chelsea in the final of the competition. If it was not for Chelsea, Benfica would have been a favourite to [...]

Benfica vs. Fenerbahce Key Battles

Benfica vs. Fenerbahce Key Battles

A spot in the UEFA Europa League final is on the line on Thursday at the Estadio da Luz in Portugal as Benfica hosts Turkish side Fenerbahce. Fenerbahce currently leads the two-legged tie by an aggregate of 1-0 after Egemen Korkmaz scored the lone goal of the first leg in Turkey last Thursday. With plenty [...]

Chelsea vs. FC Basel Tactical Preview

Chelsea vs. FC Basel Tactical Preview

Already 2-1 up from their first-leg trip to Switzerland, Chelsea play hosts to FC Basel this week hoping to tie up their place in this season’s Europa League final with the aim of winning a European title for the second consecutive campaign. David Luiz’s 90th-minute winner gives Rafa Benitez’s side a controlling gripwith of the [...]

Chelsea News: Blue’s Ascension to Top of Premier League Proves Benitez’s Worth

Chelsea News: Blue’s Ascension to Top of Premier League Proves Benitez’s Worth

After their 2-0 win over Swansea City this weekend, Chelsea has climbed to third in the Premier League, surpassing Arsenal and extending their lead over Tottenham.  It is unbelievable that Chelsea has been able to overcome their rough schedule to be in a position to qualify for the Champions League.  While the team has stepped [...]

Chelsea News – Goalkeeper Petr Cech: 2-1 Is A Fair Result

Chelsea News – Goalkeeper Petr Cech: 2-1 Is A Fair Result

Chelsea defeated FC Basel in Switzerland on Thursday evening in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League after David Luiz scored a fantastic free-kick in the dying seconds of the match. Chelsea hopped out to an early lead after Victor Moses nodded home from a corner, but the home side leveled things in the [...]

Newcastle United : 16:16 Vision – Patience With Pardew Is The Fast-Track To Success

Newcastle United : 16:16 Vision – Patience With Pardew Is The Fast-Track To Success

“Relaxation is the key to preparation”. Brian Clough Real Madrid. Bayern Munich. Barcelona. Borussia Dortmund. Galatasaray. Juventus. Paris St Germain. Malaga. Chelsea. Benfica. Basle. Fenerbahce. Rubin Kazan. Tottenham Hotspur. Lazio. The names of the other 15 clubs that were left standing alongside the proud name of Newcastle United in pursuit of the this year’s 2 [...]

Chelsea Wins 2-1 in Basel

Chelsea Wins 2-1 in Basel

Chelsea took a big step toward the Europa League final claiming a 2-1 win on goals from Victor Moses and a last-gasp winning from David Luiz. The match-winner was happy with the result, but quick to explain how the tie wasn’t over, though they were though in a promising position. “It’s important that we can [...]

Chelsea v FC Basel Live Match Commentary

Chelsea v FC Basel Live Match Commentary

Chelsea v FC Basel Live! Chelsea travel to Switzerland as they face FC Basel in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final clash. The Blues will look to rescue a season that has had its ups and downs. A place in the final and the possibility of a trophy could give the former European [...]

Benfica vs Fenerbahce: Europa League Key Battles

Benfica vs Fenerbahce: Europa League Key Battles

The semifinals of the UEFA Europa League kick off on Thursday with two mouth-watering clashes in Turkey and Switzerland. The semifinal tie opening in Turkey on Thursday is being played between Fenerbahce and Benfica, who are two perennial competitors on the European scene. The two clubs will go head-to-head at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in [...]

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Chelsea v Basel: Fernando Torres Key in Europa League Semi-Final

Chelsea v Basel: Fernando Torres Key in Europa League Semi-Final

Chelsea will continue their incredible late season schedule on Thursday with the first leg of the Champions League against FC Basel.  Chelsea travels to face off the Swiss club in a very highly anticipate match.  FC Basel is coming off their best result in the tournament after beating Tottenham Hotspur in penalties a few weeks [...]

Tottenham Hotspur: Prediction for Rest of the Season

Tottenham Hotspur: Prediction for Rest of the Season

As another long season comes to an end, Tottenham Hotspur will be playing their last games as if each was a final. Currently, Spurs are sitting in fufth place in the Barclays Premier League, which is only good enough for a UEFA Europa League spot. Last season, Spurs qualified for the big dance (UEFA Champions League), however [...]

Rating Chelsea’s Season so far

Rating Chelsea’s Season so far

As the defending UEFA Champions League title holders, Chelsea had big goals for this season. However, not all things that were dreamed of have come to pass as we look over their season thus far to see if they have overachieved, achieved, or underachieved this season. The main criteria used for their ratings will be simple, [...]