Six games played. Five wins and one draw, still unbeaten. Twenty-one goals scored but only two conceded, one each in two separate games. Four clean sheets overall. Sixteen goals scored in their last three games against Liverpool, Watford and Crystal Palace, zero conceded. Manchester City were the undisputed goal kings of the EPL.
More importantly from their perspective, they were no longer conceding silly, morale-sapping goals and unnecessarily dropping points, like they were last season. And like Arsene Wenger, Pep Guardiola was enjoying the benefits of duplicating Chelsea’s stabilizing defensive tactic under Antonio Conte, defending and initiating play through three center backs, one of whom was a converted full back. […]
By, Ayodeji Itasanmi (Twitter: @aryhorblueblood) Stamford Bridge/September 30, 2017 This is the last leg of three mammoth football matches that has already submitted two difficult away victories against Stoke City and Atletico Madrid in the Champions’ League. We have so far recorded five victories and a draw from our six games this month and what […]
London is Blue is a soccer fancast created by Chelsea FC fans from America and covers all things Chelsea. Hosts are @BBBusbee, @DanDormer and @NickVerlaney. London is Blue is proud to be presented by WorldSoccerShop. Visit them at www.WorldSoccerShop.com to find the best Chelsea FC gear! Part 1: Atlético Madrid Review Chelsea 2-1 Atlético Madrid, […]
Chelsea travelled to Spain for their second Champions League match of the season, this time versus Atletico Madrid. It was a special occasion for the hosts, the first ever Champions League game at their brand new Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
Atleti and Chelsea have had some interesting shared history in terms of personnel recently: Thibaut Courtois spent a few years on loan in Madrid, and three of Atletico’s current squad had left the club, spent time as Chelsea players, before cycling back to Madrid – Filipe Luis, Fernando Torres and of course latest repeat signing Diego Costa.
Both clubs have also experienced a degree of success in this competition: Atletico were Champions League finalists in 2014 and 2016 (and also twice in the seventies). Chelsea were finalists in 2008, and actually won the thing in 2012. […]
London is Blue is a soccer fancast created by Chelsea FC fans from America and covers all things Chelsea. Hosts are @BBBusbee, @DanDormer and @NickVerlaney. London is Blue is proud to be presented by WorldSoccerShop. Visit them at www.WorldSoccerShop.com to find the best Chelsea FC gear! GUEST: Joe Tweeds, @JoeTweedie Part 1: Stoke City Review Chelsea 4-0 Stoke City, Premier League Saturday, […]
By, Ayodeji Itasanmi (Twitter: @aryhorblueblood) Estadio Wanda Metropolitano/September 27, 2017 With the three points from the Bet365 Stadium safely in the bag we head to Spain on the second lap of three potentially difficult matches in the space of just eight days to face Atletico Madrid, at their new abode the magnificent Wanda Metropolitano […]
Chelsea were away to Stoke City in their sixth Premier League game of the season. It wasn’t exactly the proverbial cold Monday night at Stoke, but given the context of Chelsea’s feckless, disappointing goalless draw against Arsenal, this could easily have been a very tricky fixture for them.
Stoke have been a tough, physical side in defence for many years. But in a sign of changing times in the premier league, they – and many other mid-table EPL teams – now also have pretty good quality up front. They’re still the Stoke of Charlie Adam and Ryan Shawcross, but now they also have players like Saido Berahino, Maxim Choupo-Moting, Mame Biram Diouf, ex-Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri, and Alvaro Morata’s former Real Madrid teammate Jese Rodriguez. […]
By, Ayodeji Itasanmi (Twitter: @aryhorblueblood) Bet365 Stadium/September 23, 2017 From one disappointing result against Arsenal to one that soothes the mind on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup against a hapless Nottingham Forest team. What made the victory even sweeter is the fact we had three players from our academy begin the game in […]
Chelsea played host to Nottingham Forest in the League Cup third round. 20th September 2017 also happened to be the 13th anniversary of the passing of Forest icon Brian Clough, who had, along with assistant Peter Taylor, led them to back-to-back European cups in 1979 and 1980.
Forest also won their first and only Division 1 league title with Clough, as well as four League Cup trophies – only one less than their London-based hosts. […]
By, Ayodeji Itasanmi (Twitter: @aryhorblueblood) Stamford Bridge/September 20, 2017 It wasn’t the result we all expected on Sunday, but then no one expected the Gunners to turn up such spirited performance so fair play to them. But the matches keep piling up as we host Championship outfit, Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge in the third […]