After the long wait, Premier League football was finally back! It was match day one of the new season. Chelsea FC were the reigning champions, having won the league with games to spare – just like in 2015. They had also lost their Community Shield opener to Arsenal – just like in 2015. Club manager Antonio Conte and his players were desperate to avoid any further parallels to predecessor Jose Mourinho’s disastrous final season at the club.

Chelsea had endured a challenging run up to the new season, following two wins against Fulham and Arsenal with two tough losses against Bayern Munich and Inter Milan. A tumultuous summer transfer window had also resulted in significant changes to their starting line-up, with Nemanja Matic off to Manchester United, top scorer Diego Costa in exile and talisman Eden Hazard injured. Although they should have been consolidating this season, Chelsea were once again firmly in transition mode. […]

By, Ayodeji Itasanmi (Twitter: @Aryhorblublood) VENUE: STAMFORD BRIDGE DATE: 12-08-2017 First things first, welcome to the 2017/2018 English football season from yours truly. With that out of the way, let’s get down to the business of previewing Chelsea’s first league match of the season against The Clarets at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Preparations towards the […]

These are emails exchanged between a fan of the pod and one of our hosts. Enjoy these unfiltered thoughts from two fans. Hey Brandon, I hope all is well, at least as well as it could be after today’s shit show.  The thing that stood out to me most, was how Cesc is not a […]

By, Thomas Wheaton (Twitter: @tj_wheaton) Ah, the seemingly never ending saga to obtain the signature of Alex Sandro continues. Juventus continues to play hard ball and rejected a €60 million bid from Chelsea for the Brazilian left-back. Should Chelsea meet Juventus’ demand of upwards of €70 million? Let’s discuss. First and foremost, while this is a […]

By, Jordan Harbin Sharpen those pencils, grab your notebooks, and lace up those new Payless sneaks….’cuz school’s back in session! (BOOM) With Chelsea finishing up it’s pre-season jollies in Asia, it is time to gear up and focus in on a very important role in this Premier League season. Everyone wants them, few clubs truly […]

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By, Ugo Nwogwugwu Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea (Arsenal win the penalty shootout 4-1) In the weeks leading up to the 2017 Community Shield clash between Arsenal and Chelsea, the media focus had not been on the clubs’ pre-season preparations, but on one of the craziest transfer windows in football history. Both this fixture’s competitors broke their […]

By, Ayodeji Itasanmi (Twitter: @Aryhorblueblood) Wembley Stadium/August 6, 2017 After being involved in the last game of the 2016/2017 Premier League season, it’s only fitting that Arsenal vs. Chelsea gets the honour to usher us into the 2017/2018 Premier League season. The Community Shield is the traditional curtain-raiser for the English season and this year […]

By, Ugo Nwogwugwu Fourteen goals scored. Seven goals conceded. Two good wins for Chelsea this pre-season, but also two humbling defeats. They say pre-season doesn’t matter and it’s probably true, but there were a few interesting points to note amid all the experimentation: Chelsea scored lots of goals and comfortably won their first two games […]

By, Aldemaro Narvaez We all do it.  We all feed the irrational fear of chance and circumstance every time we sidestep walking under a ladder or avoid opening an umbrella indoors. It doesn’t hurt anything to knock on wood or wear those lucky socks to keep bad juju away. But what happens when bad luck […]