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Tag Archives: Michael Essien

Chelsea Face A Crucial Month

Posted on by Paul Bestall

October ended with Chelsea looking imperious and pulling away from the chasing pack at the top of the Premiership. The side seemed to playing with such verve and spirit that I simply couldn’t see where any worthy challenge could come … Continue reading

Chelsea Title Challenge Continues To Cool With Draw Against Newcastle

Posted on by eChelseaFC

The problems at Chelsea continue to mount as a draw in the North East allowed Manchester United to overhaul the champions at the top of the table for the first time this season.

With an important month in the title race about to begin injuries, backroom drama and poor performances have left confidence shattered at a club that has only collected four points from a possible fifteen.

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Chelsea v Arsenal, December 2006: The Brilliant Strike of Michael Essien

Posted on by Davis Hirsch

Reflecting on Chelsea v Arsenal’s match this past Sunday at Stamford Bridge, I was immediately reminded of one of the most amazing goals I have ever seen. The date was December 10, 2006.  Chelsea desperately need points as they hosted … Continue reading

Flurry of Premier League Stars' Injuries Could Tarnish World Cup

Posted on by Patrick Dresslar

Just as the hype and excitement for the World Cup is building to a feverish pitch, over the last two days we have had to read devastating headlines about star players (most of them Premier League stalwarts or ex-EPL stars) … Continue reading

African Cup Of Nations Round Up: Days 5-9

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Now that’s what I call a tournament mascot. I don’t need modern interpretations of peace, harmony and good will like the dreadful trio that South Korea and Japan gave us in 2002. Dreadful mascots and a dreadful tournament. I want … Continue reading

What Is Wrong With Villarreal?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

After another underwhelming performance in a 0-2 loss to Real Madrid at El Madrigal on Wednesday evening, Villarreal currently sits in 18th place with only two points from four La Liga matches.  In their defense for their showing against Madrid, … Continue reading

Diamonds Are Back In Fashion At Stamford Bridge

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Carlo Ancelotti has certainly stamped his mark on Chelsea early in the season so far. A Community Shield victory, coupled with 3 Premiership wins on the bounce has seen Chelsea rise to the top end of the table. So far, … Continue reading

Chelsea’s Biggest Enemy Tonight Is Complacency

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So Chelsea have one foot in the semi-finals of the Champions League after the marvellous 3-1 win at Anfield last week and Saturdays 4-3 win against Bolton was probably the kick up the backside the Blues needed. It’s easy to … Continue reading

Spurs End Hiddink Magic

Posted on by Jason Davis

Guus Hiddink and Chelsea saw the magic come to a deflating end against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, as a Luka Modric’s  strike in the 50th minute put a serious dent in the West London club’s title chances.  After the improvement … Continue reading

Essien Returns As Chelsea’s Fulcrum

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Why is Michael Essien so underrated is a mystery to me. I must admit that I was nonplussed about him as a player, knowing next to nothing about him when he signed for Chelsea from Lyon in August 2005 for … Continue reading

Sir Alex Ferguson Adds to Chelsea Misery

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

I wonder why Sir Alex Ferguson waited until tonight to say what he said, when he had every opportunity to do so last week. Then again, he always has had a knack for waiting until the points were in the … Continue reading

Who Will Cash-Strapped Chelsea Sell This Summer?

Posted on by tyduffy

Chelsea announced a £65.7m loss for last year, a staggering sum, particularly as it marks an improvement over the loose-pursed past.  Though the tangible sum is less, the impact will be felt more, after Roman Abramovich as billionaire Roman Abramovich … Continue reading

Where Now For Chelsea?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Where were you when the news of Scolari’s sacking broke this afternoon? I saw it on facebook, followed by a text message from a friend who works at ESPN. I can honestly say that the decision by Roman Abramovich and … Continue reading

Only Manchester United Can Stop Liverpool Winning The Premier League

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Well they’ll be dancing in the red half of Manchester this morning after the fantastic day December 29th turned out to be for the Red Devils. Firstly, I awoke to discover that Steven Gerrard had been arrested after a night … Continue reading