The matchday programme for our FA Cup quarter-final tie against Sheffield United on Sunday is available to order now.
‘With Kante, it’s kind of the same. When you play with your mates, you need to understand each other, and understand their characteristics as well. So, I know that Kante has big power, so I tell him when he can turn. With Kante, it’s more about talking: “Turn!” “Man on!” or talking so he knows I’m there for the short pass. So, I just try to give him an option to do a one-two and get out.’
Sounds like we have three men with big brains in there.
‘Oh yes, big brains. They have more legs than me, though!’
There’s plenty of other brand-new content. Thomas Tuchel and Cesar Azpilicueta reflect on a great European night at the Bridge in midweek and look ahead to another chance to progress in cup competition, while Andy Myers and Ed Brand have the latest from the Academy and Emma Hayes updates us on the Women’s team.
The programme also caught up with Mario Melchiot about his FA Cup exploits in 2000 as he got nostalgic about a competition he had grown up watching back home in the Netherlands.
Rick Glanvill’s history of Stamford Bridge – Brick by Brick – looks into the glamour of the King’s Road set and Chelsea’s celebrity connections over the years, and The Vault takes a photographic trip down memory lane by looking at the pick of our FA Cup sixth round ties through the decades.
Get your copy here, priced £3.50 plus P&P, from our publications partner Reach Sport.
* Please note programme delivery is subject to Royal Mail, not guaranteed for matchday