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Archives: Chelsea

Sensational Shootouts and Surprise Scorelines

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

In many ways it was a wild finish to the Round of 16 and it’s not done yet! We still have the second leg of the Liverpool – Internazionale tie on Tuesday, March 11th. FC Schalke 04 overcame some poor … Continue reading

Round of 16 Predictions

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Here are my picks to go through to the quarter-finals. Liverpool v InternazionaleOlmypiacos v ChelseaRoma v Real MadridSchalke v PortoArsenal v MilanLyon v Manchester UnitedFenerbahce v SevillaCeltic v Barcelona I could see Roma or Fenerbache advancing from their matches, those … Continue reading

The smoke clears

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

…and we are left with 16 teams. The knockout phase pairings will be drawn on December 21 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. The complete list of teams heading into the draw is posted below: 2007/08 UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16 … Continue reading

All or Nothing

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The rest of Matchday 6 fixtures are to be played today and tomorrow. These are the final fixtures of the group stage and several clubs fate still lies in the balance. Let’s take a quick look at each Group. Group … Continue reading

Matchday 5 – Wednesday Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

We’ll look over the results of Tuesday’s matches along with Wednesday’s matches in one big wrap-up article on Thursday. For now, we’re going to preview matches in Groups A through D. We start with Liverpool where coach Rafa Benitez has … Continue reading

Matchday 3: Wednesday Predictions and Players to Watch

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I had a pretty decent day with the predictions yesterday, so let’s see if I can keep it going. Today’s matches feature some teams that desperately need to put points on the board, including Liverpool and Werder Bremen. Let’s take … Continue reading

Lampard for sale?

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

As if Chelsea needed more rumours about goings on at the club, Spanish sports newspaper AS is reporting that three clubs were already in contact with the player’s agent, Steve Kutner: Juventus, AC Milan and Real Madrid. AS has also … Continue reading

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
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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