From foes to Chelsea heroes

Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Silva may have caused grief for Chelsea fans when playing against us in the past but like a number of other players, they have made a telling impact for the Blues after moving to Stamford Bridge.

10 Nov 2020

Chelsea's Spanish Armada

La Liga has become the latest European league to resume action and to mark the return of football in Spain here’s a look at the history of players born in that country at Chelsea.

13 Jun 2020

Drog the Arsenal hunter

As we prepare to relive the thrilling 2007 League Cup final against Arsenal over on The 5th Stand app, let’s remind ourselves why Didier Drogba was like Kryptonite to the Gunners.

20 May 2020

Chelsea's Premier League title winners from Germany

Ahead of the return of the Bundesliga this weekend, we take a look back at those Germans to have tasted title glory as Blues over the years...

16 May 2020

Chelsea's memorable Easter Mondays

Easter football has long been a tradition of the English game. We may not have any Easter Monday fixtures to keep us occupied this season, but we can still look back at some memorable victories on the Bank Holiday in previous years.

13 Apr 2020

Chelsea's foreign former managers

When Everton come to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, Carlo Ancelotti will become the 10th foreign manager to have taken charge of both Chelsea and one of our opponents, but who are the others and how did they get on when they returned?

07 Mar 2020

Chelsea's masked XI

Forget about who’s behind the masks in the newest reality TV sensation The Masked Singer – it’s all about which Blues can make it into our Masked XI! Head coach Frank Lampard confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Andreas Christensen had flown to Milan to be fitted with a protective mask after having his nose broken in a challenge with Anthony Martial against Manchester United on Monday night. Should the Danish centre-back feature against Spurs, he’ll be in contention for a spot among a team of masked Blues, but until then he’ll have to sit back and admire what we think would make a fantastic Chelsea team!

21 Feb 2020

The FA Youth Cup heroes stepping up for Chelsea and United

When Chelsea and Manchester United meet at Stamford Bridge on Monday there are likely to be plenty of Academy graduates on show for both sides, which is no surprise given the two clubs’ success at that level, both over the last decade and in the formative years of English football’s modern youth structure.

16 Feb 2020

Mata's the gaffer

Find out which of Juan Mata’s former Chelsea team-mates most impressed the Spanish playmaker ahead of his return to Stamford Bridge with Manchester United on Monday night.

15 Feb 2020

Chelsea's connections with Brendan Rodgers

Tomorrow at the King Power Stadium the Blues once again take on a side managed by our former Academy coach Brendan Rodgers.

31 Jan 2020

Find out how England Rugby World Cup star George Ford became a Blue

George Ford and the England rugby side play in the World Cup final against South Africa on Saturday and Blues fans have a reason to cheer on the fly-half as he is one of our own – and you can find out which of our current Chelsea squad he thinks could do well on a rugby pitch…

01 Nov 2019

On another level

In his latest blog for the official Chelsea website, Stephen Rea - our Stateside writer – has a Halloween-related question…

31 Oct 2019

Watching a win in the Windy City

In his latest blog for the official Chelsea website, Stephen Rea - our Stateside writer – enjoyed the experience of watching a recent Blues win amongst a crowd larger than usual for him…

28 Oct 2019

Friendly Turf – Chelsea’s last five games at Burnley

Turf Moor may be a difficult away ground for most Premier League sides but Chelsea have done well on our previous visits to Burnley in the Premier League with wins in four of our last five matches there.

26 Oct 2019

Top-class players, managers... and authors

In an unlikely coincidence, when Chelsea face Newcastle United both teams’ managers will also be published writers of fiction books. We’ll have to wait until later today to find out who comes out on top in the football, Frank Lampard or Steve Bruce, but when it comes to their literary careers, is there a clear winner?

19 Oct 2019

Chelsea’s best sporting all-rounders

Petr Cech’s announcement that he has signed for an ice hockey team came as a surprise to many, but a footballer taking up a second sport isn’t as rare as you might think, as these other former Chelsea players prove.

13 Oct 2019

Quick off the mark - Comparing Tammy Abraham with other Chelsea strikers

Tammy Abraham has quickly settled into his role as a Premier League striker with eight goals in his first eight matches for Chelsea in the top flight.

11 Oct 2019

Chelsea’s top England performers over the years

Fikayo Tomori could become the 50th player to earn a senior England cap if he makes his debut during the international break. Here are some of our best performers for the Three Lions.

11 Oct 2019

Four Lions and counting

There are more members of the current England squad that play their club football for Chelsea than any other side, with four, but there was a time not so long ago when we regularly contributed even more players to the Three Lions...

09 Oct 2019

From the Big Easy to the Big Apple

In his latest blog for the official Chelsea website, Stephen Rea - our Stateside writer - explains why he was in New York to watch our Champions League win over Lille. I’ve seen Chelsea live a bunch of times in New York. This week was the first time I’ve watched them on TV while I’ve been there.

04 Oct 2019