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Returning heroes

Gianfranco Zola has joined Maurizio Sarri's backroom staff and he will hope to follow these fellow former Blues who enjoyed success after returning to Stamford Bridge after playing for the club.

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Up close with Jorginho

Former Blues midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is a big fan of Jorginho, who was his room-mate during a loan spell at Napoli, despite Chelsea's newest recruit having an interesting pre-match ritual.

19 Jul 2018, 10:14 AM
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World Cup fever? Not for all

Our blogger from America, Stephen Rea, reflects on the World Cup just gone and the media reception it got - or didn't get - over in the States...

19 Jul 2018, 01:26 AM
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High five

After Chelsea completed the signing of Jorginho from Napoli to become our first summer signing, it was announced that the Italian would wear the number five shirt at the Bridge. We’ve taken a look at some other players to have worn that particular squad number while with the Blues…

14 Jul 2018
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Far East Blues

Fernando Torres has joined Japanese side Sagan Tosu and our Champions League-winning striker joins this group of former Blues to have embarked upon a journey to the Far East.

12 Jul 2018
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Before Three Lions, there was Mr Tambling Man

Co-written by Chelsea fan, comedian and writer David Baddiel, the song ‘Three Lions’ has taken on a new life as England’s World Cup momentum has built over the past month, but did you know Baddiel previously penned lyrics to a Chelsea-related song too?

11 Jul 2018
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The day Gazza was almost a Blue

As England line up in their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years, we retell the story of how Chelsea tried to bring the Three Lions' star man of Italia ‘90 to Stamford Bridge...

11 Jul 2018
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Club, country or room for both?

Is supporting England in the World Cup more like being a Chelsea supporter or a fan of the US national team? Are they favourites or underdogs? Our American blogger, Stephen Rea, argues the point...

11 Jul 2018
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Stars of the show

Chelsea will make our first live television appearance of the season in a London derby, something which has worked out pretty well for the Blues in the last two campaigns.

08 Jul 2018
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Watching with interest

American football fans, as opposed to fans of American football, have faced a new experience this World Cup. They had to pick a country to support.

06 Jul 2018
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Golden Cole

As England prepare to take on Sweden, we look back at the spectacular contribution from a Chelsea player when the two countries last met at the World Cup.

06 Jul 2018
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Along came Roman

This week marks 15 years since Roman Abramovich became owner of Chelsea. To recognise this landmark, Blues supporter Stephen Rea reflects on the day he heard we had a new owner...

03 Jul 2018
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Wimbledon: Now and then

The famous Wimbledon tennis tournament gets underway today. Ahead of the tournament we find out how one former champion, and one man hoping to lift his first grand slam title, became Blues supporters.

02 Jul 2018
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Into the business end

Plenty of Chelsea players are gearing up for the last 16 of the World Cup, which gets underway today, but how have some of our stars fared in previous tournaments?

30 Jun 2018
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From Lyon with love

Chelsea host Lyon at Stamford Bridge in a pre-season friendly at the start of August, which gives us the perfect excuse to reminisce over two players who excelled with the Blues after joining us from the French club...

26 Jun 2018
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It isn’t like that

A week in England hammers home the footballing difference between the UK and the USA. After 14 years in the States, I had forgotten what it means when the sport is your national pastime.

22 Jun 2018
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Blue against Blue on the world stage

The cosmopolitan nature of the Chelsea squad has seen a number of Blues team-mates playing on opposite sides at the World Cup.

22 Jun 2018
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World Cup brief: Part one

With the World Cup having finally arrived, here’s a little background into how Chelsea’s stars helped their country get to Russia and who they will be playing there...

15 Jun 2018
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Taking the mic

It may be the summer, but thanks to the World Cup you can still see plenty of Blues in action, both on the pitch and in the punditry box in Russia.

14 Jun 2018
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Opening day screamers

With the announcement of the 2018/19 Premier League fixtures earlier today, we’ve taken a look back through the archives at some of our best goals on opening day…

14 Jun 2018