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Archives: Chelsea

Mulling over Matchday 1

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Where has the time slipped away to? I’ve not even finished my previews and Matchday 1 has already come and gone! As I was watching some of the matches and highlights, I made some notes and thought I would share … Continue reading

Chelsea Sack Jose Mourinho

Posted on by Christopher Harris
Real Madrid's Portuguese coach Jose Mour

In shocking news, Jose Mourinho has left Chelsea Football Club “by mutual consent,” according to the club’s website. We all know “by mutual consent” is codeword for getting sacked, and while the most of the newspapers are reporting that Mourinho … Continue reading

Old Rivalries Renewed in the Group Stage

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Thursday’s draw for the group stages was made at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and sees some of last season’s knockout stage matchups grouped together. For example, Roma will be offered the chance to avenge the 7-1 drubbing they suffered … Continue reading

More changes at the Bernabeu

Posted on by Christopher Harris

(Note: I had originally written that Emerson had moved to Inter Milan, thanks to Mr. Bobby McMahon of Fox Soccer Channel for pointing out my mistake. Emerson had been rumoured to be moving to Inter but ended up with rivals … Continue reading

What we Learned from the Friendlies

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This past week the United States became the epicenter of the club football world with numerous friendlies involving large clubs from all over the world, as well as the unveiling of David Beckham as a member of the Los Angeles … Continue reading

Liverpool through on penalties

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

After a cagey match that only saw one goal, a 22nd minute strike from Daniel Agger, Liverpool and Chelsea needed penalty kicks to decide who would go on to the final in Athens. Pepe Reina was the hero stopping both … Continue reading

Semi-finals 2nd Leg Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Everything is still up for grabs heading into the second leg and it should be an exciting two days of CL football. Chelsea v LiverpoolThe snarky remarks continue to be tossed around by both managers with Benitez now sinking to … Continue reading

Analysis of an Annihilation

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I promise to do my utmost to prevent this article from degenerating into an exercise in hyperbole but the task is a difficult one. After witnessing the display Manchester United put on against AS Roma in a highlight package, I … Continue reading

Is Abramovich Mad?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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If a tree falls in a forest and there is nobody to hear it, does it make a sound? Or in footballing terms, if Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side goes on to win the treble or quadruple this season, will he … Continue reading

Scenes From Toyota Park

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This summer Gregg and I visited Toyota Park, one of the best soccer specific stadiums in the nation. Toyota Park is the home of the Chicago Fire. We attended the match between the MLS All Stars and Chelsea at the … Continue reading

UCL Quarter-Final Preview (2 of 2)

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

AS Roma v Manchester UnitedThis is an intriguing battle though Manchester United will be understaffed for the first leg. Park Ji-Sung is out of the match with a knee injury, captain and right-back Gary Neville is suffering from an ankle … Continue reading

Frank Lampard, Hooligans and a Muffin

Posted on by John Nicholson
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Ask most American’s what Britain is famous for and you’ll invariably get the same answers. Bad teeth, The Beatles, The Queen, Benny Hill and Are You Being Served and the muffin – which is a bizarre sexual practise we are … Continue reading

Quarter-final matchups set

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The drawing for the quarter-finals was held this morning in Milan and here are the matchups:1: Milan v Bayern Munich2: PSV v Liverpool3: Roma v Manchester United4: Chelsea v Valencia The first legs are to be played on 03 & … Continue reading

Chelsea Chasing Onyewu

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Sky Sports reports that Chelsea have become the latest club to fancy Oguchi Onyewu. Should Gooch end up at Chelsea or even Lyon who are also said to be chasing him he will be the first American field player on … Continue reading

Newcastle Fan Adds Thoughts About Chelsea

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Premiership Countdown: 4 Days to Go. By Bruce Gottesman, EPL Talk correspondent One thing I noticed about Chelsea’s squad: How many central players do they think they can put on the field at once? The key to their season to … Continue reading

Reflections from the Community Shield Match

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Premiership Countdown: 5 Days to Go. The season is upon us, and what a terrific Community Shield it was. While not the best classic, it reminded me of the reasons why we love English football so much. Here are just … Continue reading

Chelsea's American Tour Rated A Success

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Premiership Countdown: 12 Days to Go. The Guardian ran an interesting story in today’s edition entitled “Blues Can’t Match The Beatles, But American Project Reaps Rewards.” The article, written by Matt Scott, reports on Chelsea’s marketing strategy in America capturing … Continue reading

Report from Chelsea Press Conference in Chicago

Posted on by Christopher Harris

By Christopher Schachter, EPL Talk correspondent I really thought Joe Cole was doing his best Damien Duff, an arms flailing dive not 5 minutes into the 2nd half, but unfortunately Mourinho (“I am not a doctor”) offered up the fact … Continue reading