Monday, 3 December 2012

West Ham vs Chelsea highlights

It's getting ridiculous...

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Snaps From History Part III

This Saturday Chelsea will take on Arsenal. Since their first encounter in1907 Chelsea and Arsenal have maintained a healthy rivalry. October 1935 is a perfect picture of this rivalry In honour of this I thought I would post this quick snap of Stamford Bridge circa 1935. The attendance of the match was 82,905, the biggest Stamford Bridge had seen! It was also the second highest attendance for a First League match at the time. In Fact to put it into context our lowest attendance of the season was 11,701 when Evert on paid a visit.

For those interested the matched ended Arsenal 1 Chelsea FC. Lets hope for better this time!

 82,905 crowd at Chelsea v Arsenal, 1935

One of the most interesting facts I've found about the stadium at the time is that, as a result of the diversification of stadiums of the time Stamford Bridge was also home to a greyhound kennels behind the North Stand. Some sources I've found even say that some players were employed in the kennels!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Snaps From History Part II

Ted Drake's Influence

In 1952 ex-Arsenal centre forward took over the reigns of management at Chelsea. Drake not only helped to guide the team to their first ever league Championship but also oversaw the construction of a totally new Chelsea FC.

Ridding Chelsea of the pensioners crest and the nickname that accompanied it, Drake turned Chelsea FC from a relatively amateurish institution into Championship winning material.

Drake, for the first time, introduced scouting reports and new training regimes focusing on fitness and ball work. The clubs tendency to spend erratically on big names was also halted and Drake's knowledge of the lower league players was put to good use. Lesser known, more reliable players were introduced. The likes of John McNichol, Frank Blunstone, Derek Saunders, Jim Lewis and Peter Sillett bought some consistency and by 1953 Chelsea FC were experiencing there most successful period in history (Until Jose!).
Looks like we have one thing to thank Arsenal for!



Oscar vs Juventus

Given his brilliant debut I've done some searching and found a video of his it is Oscar vs Juventus.

Feel Free to comment, love to see your preferred starting line up since this sensational debut!

Chelsea Vs Juventus Highlights

szólj hozzá: C2-2J

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Snaps From History

Being a history graduate I've felt pretty bad about totally neglecting my degree subject over the past few months. Thats why I've decided to start uploading some snaps from the history of Chelsea FC. Every week or so I'll try to get a new one up (until I run out of pictures). Hope you guys enjoy them!

The 1939 North Stand (Pre-war development), demolished in 1975. The East stand was demolished in 1993. Looks a world away from the stadium today!

Monday, 17 September 2012

Chelsea Fifa Ratings

Just found the full squad rating for Chelsea FC on FIfa 13. Can't wait for the release though I really don't understand some of the changes. Ivanovic and David Luiz being downgraded really stumped me. 

There are still some adjustments that might be made and some that will be made e.g. Meireles will be removed. 

Hillaro-GK- 72-Downgraded
Ross Turnbull-GK- 72-Downgraded
Petr Cech-GK- 84-Same
Jamal Blackman-GK- 58-Not included previously

Branislav Ivanovic-RB- 82-Downgraded
John Terry-CB- 84-Downgraded
David Luiz-CB- 79-Downgraded
Nathan Ake-CB- 59-Not included previously
Ryan Bertrand-LB- 71-Upgraded
Billy Clifford-RB- 57-Upgraded
Gary Cahill-CB- 79-Same
Paulo Ferraria-RB- 73-Downgraded

Ashley Cole-LB- 84-Same
Daniel Pappoe-CB- 56-Not included previously
Cesar Azpilicueta-RB- 76-Same

Oscar-CAM- 80-Upgraded 
Frank Lampard-CAM- 83-Downgraded
Oriol Romeu-CDM- 72-Downgraded
Jon Obi Mikel-CDM- 80-Downgraded

Ramires-CM- 81-Upgraded
Juan Mata-CAM- 86-Same
Eden Hazard-LW- 87-Upgraded
Marko Marin-CAM- 78-Same
Florent Malouda-LW- 81-Downgraded
Victor Moses-RW- 75-Upgraded
Daniel Sturridge-RW- 78-Downgraded
Lucas Piazon-LW- 61-Upgraded

Patrick Bamford-ST- 61-Upgraded
Jhon Pirez-ST- 59-Not included previously
Adam Coombes-ST- 58-Not included previously 
Fernando Torres-ST- 85-Upgraded

Players on Loan according to
Romelu Lukaku-ST- 74-Downgraded
Thiabaut Courtois-GK- 79-Upgraded
Thorgan Hazard-CAM- 61-Upgraded
Tomas Kalas-CB-72- Upgraded
Sam Walker-GK- 60-Upgraded
Archange Nkumu-CB- 56- Not included previously
Rohan Ince-CB- 57-Upgraded
Amin Affane-LM-61- Not included previously
Nathaniel Chalobah-CB- 60-Upgraded
Ben Gordon-LB- 62-Same
Connor Clifford-CM- 60-Same
Ulises Davilla-Cam- 67-Upgraded
Milan Lalkovic-ST- 65-Upgraded
Jeffery Bruma-CB- 72-Same
Patrick Van Aanholt-LB- 69-Downgraded
Gael Kakuta-CAM- 69-Same
Sam Hutchinson-RB- 63-Upgraded
Josh Mceachran-CM- 71-Downgraded
Kevin De Bruyne-CAM- 78-Upgraded
Michael Essien-CDM- 82-Downgraded
Yossi Benayoun-CAM- 78-Same

Check out the stats for yourself here :