Chelsea News, Features and Match Reports

8 Most Influential Players In The Premier League Right Now

4th December 2014, 14:19:07

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Their respective sides would be nothing without them.

The 2014/15 season is slowly approaching it’s midway point, and the busy Christmas schedule looms. It has been a fascinating opening three and a half months to the campaign, and the battle at the top and bottom begins to heat up by the week. Chelsea look comfortably the strongest side, and it would be hugely surprising if they didn’t win their fourth Premier League title next May, while Manchester City look likely to finish second. The battle for the remaining Champions League spots remain very much up for grabs, while the fight for relegation looks set to involve at least half a dozen teams.

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10 Chelsea Heroes Whose Careers Have Nosedived Since Leaving

1st December 2014, 13:27:37

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Ten pieces of silverware mean nothing when you can't make the Villa team...

Chelsea seem to have developed a reputation as something of a careless conveyor belt of talent, employing a host of under-pressure managers who will attempt to solve any tactical problem with yet another big-money splurge in the transfer market. Most reckon that the club are actually quite foolish in their transfer policies and not only do they spend vast amounts of cash on unproven and risky talent, but they actually let numerous players slip through their fingers before their prime.

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10 Players Who Did Nothing At Chelsea (But Excelled For Their Country)

14th November 2014, 18:11:04

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International football; a welcome relief from the pressure cooker of Stamford Bridge.

At times, Chelsea is not just a football club. It can be cynically classed as a Russian billionaire’s plaything, with a number of multi-millionaires tossed into the garage and forgotten about for seasons on end. It’s no surprising that there has been a ruthless streak coursing throughout the club considering the precedent Roman Abramovich has set with his ‘license to kill’ when it comes to pulling the trigger on his managers.

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10 Players Relieved They Didn't Sign For Chelsea

22nd October 2014, 09:28:32

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It isn't always about the money.

What’s not enticing about Stamford Bridge – the sponsorships, the lucrative contracts and the lure of potential silverware season after season? Working with the finest managers in the business, and playing with the most talented footballers on the continent, there are too many reasons to count as to why a player would want to sign for Chelsea.

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10 Shocking Chelsea Departures That Nobody Expected

10th October 2014, 15:55:22

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Some of these fan favourites didn't even get to say goodbye.

Chelsea are a club that have been known to show a ruthless streak every now and then. It doesn’t matter how many medals have been acquired, how many goals have been scored, or how many MOTM awards have been collected during their stint at Stamford Bridge – boasting the financial muscle that they do, the club realises no player is indispensable.

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FIFA 15: Chelsea Player Rating Predictions

28th August 2014, 09:13:56

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How the Blues should fare in the latest iteration of EA's football behemoth.

With Jose Mourinho’s squad looking as strong as any Chelsea team in recent memory, Blues fans will have good reason for looking forward to the release of FIFA 15 at the end of next month. After a strong campaign last season, there’s a good chance Chelsea will be among the highest rated teams in the game this year, particularly with such fearsome additions as Filipe Luis, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa, not to mention the burgeoning talent of Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle.

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Chelsea Transfers: Superstar Transfer Targets XI

27th August 2014, 15:22:38

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A theoretical Chelsea XI comprising superstar transfer targets who almost signed for the club.

Since Abramovich took over Chelsea in June 2003, the Blues have been a major force in the global transfer market, often investing over a hundred million pounds at a time to ensure some of the most high-profile players in the world turned out at Stamford Bridge. The jaw-dropping quantities of money being thrown around, particularly in the early years of the Russian’s reign, ensured that whenever a superstar came on the market, Chelsea were linked to him almost immediately. For all the players who did sign, quite a few truly astonishing names came surprisingly close to pulling on the shirt. A couple of these, you’ll be able to guess. A couple will blow your mind. Don’t miss the astonishing story of the final player selected, which involves sponsorship subterfuge and a potential transfer fee of a quarter of a billion pounds.

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5 Players Most Likely To Leave Chelsea This Summer

26th August 2014, 12:44:21

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Chelsea need to lose one non-homegrown player this summer, but who should it be?

Having made several outstanding signings over the summer, Chelsea find themselves with a packed and outrageously talented squad. The only problem is, it’s a little too packed for its own good. As any Football Manager player knows only too well, the Premier League sets quotas on the number of foreign players allowed to be submitted in any club’s squad for the season. The limit is 17 and Chelsea currently find themselves one over the limit, meaning they’ll either have to sell someone or leave them languishing in the reserves, which isn’t any use for anyone.

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Read Chelsea Goalkeeper Petr Cech's Amazing Response To Twitter Troll

26th August 2014, 11:25:24

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Cech takes on United and wins again... but on Twitter this time.

Petr Cech is going through the most challenging time in his career, having lost his place as Chelsea’s first choice keeper for the first time since joining the club back in 2004. Naturally, being a world class talent and determined professional, he’s responded to such setbacks in the best possible way. Reports last week had him turning up for additional training sessions on his day off, determined to prove to Jose Mourinho that he deserved to be back between the posts on matchday instead of his Belgian rival, Thibaut Courtois.

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10 Young Stars Who Could Shape Chelsea's Future

26th August 2014, 09:11:03

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Which of Chelsea's many talented youngsters represents the future of the team?

The wealth of young talent available to Chelsea is deeper than at almost any other club in the world. Some have come through the ranks at the academy, others have been cherry-picked from across the globe by the club’s extensive scouting network. With Financial Fair Play an increasingly important factor in the club’s considerations, not to mention quotas for non-homegrown players in both the Premier League and Europe, it seems almost undeniable that Chelsea’s youth prospects will finally have an avenue to the first team. Will any of them achieve John Terry’s level of success, planting themselves firmly in the heart of Blues’ first team and staying there? We can but hope, so here is my selection of the ten players most likely to prove themselves worthy of making the biggest step up in football.

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