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Giles Smith: Realising what we miss the most

As he contemplates the prospect of an even newer new reality for football fans, Chelsea season ticket holder Giles Smith recounts his experiences watching last night’s win over Barnsley through the one way he could, and decides there were some benefits…

24 Sep 2020
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Pat Nevin: It’s game time needed right now

During this quick turnaround time between league and cup matches, Chelsea legend and columnist Pat Nevin writes about the Liverpool loss, this unusual early-season period for a new-look Chelsea squad, and the benefits of Barnsley at the Bridge so soon…

22 Sep 2020
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Giles Smith: One first win and no second team

With the season underway minus supporters like Giles Smith present at games, he gives his fan’s-eye view of the opening week which had an exquisite goal to enjoy and a suggestion to dismiss…

17 Sep 2020
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Pat Nevin: They will know each other soon enough

Three points in the bag and flashes that understandings in the Chelsea team are already developing. That is the Pat Nevin verdict after the Brighton win and looking ahead, his mouth is watering at the entertainment that could be served up when we host Liverpool on Sunday…

16 Sep 2020
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Giles Smith: Strange beginnings and surges of optimism

The managers have had their say. So have the pundits. But what about the fans? It’s time for columnist and Chelsea season ticket holder Giles Smith to look ahead to the new campaign, and prepare for some changes on and off the pitch…

13 Sep 2020
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Pat Nevin: The possibilities are endless, how does Frank fit them in?

The countdown to an exciting new campaign is truly on, and with that Chelsea legend Pat Nevin resumes his regular column, optimistic a thrilling new era is commencing…

09 Sep 2020
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Pat Nevin ponders possible Chelsea Player of the Year winners

With the voting for the end-of-season awards now open, former Chelsea Player of the Year Pat Nevin casts his eye over the favourites for the 2020 prize and finds an open race…

18 Aug 2020
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Henry Winter evaluates Chelsea's first season under Frank Lampard

Henry Winter is the chief football writer for The Times and here, in an exclusive column for the official Chelsea website looking back at the 2019/20 season, the respected journalist evaluates Frank Lampard's first term as a Premier League boss...

16 Aug 2020
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Giles Smith: It matters that it doesn't matter

So 2019/20 is finally over for Chelsea and it has been a strange season for the fans with Project Restart and VAR having changed the face of what we knew football to be, as Blues supporter and columnist Giles Smith explains...

13 Aug 2020
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Pat Nevin: Brave Lampard is building something special

Now that Chelsea's drawn-out season has finally come to a close, the time is right to reflect back on the past 12 months and former Blue Pat Nevin believes the groundwork is being laid for another great period of success at Stamford Bridge. He explains why here in his weekly column...

11 Aug 2020
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Giles Smith: Eyes on the Miracle of Munich?

Wembley did not go well for Chelsea fans such as columnist Giles Smith, so was it better to not be there? He ponders that question here and wonders whether players had this season’s final challenge on their minds…

06 Aug 2020
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Pat Nevin: We want player protection, but we want fairness too

There were aspects of the officiating at the FA Cup final and aspects of player behaviour on the pitch which did not impress former Blue Pat Nevin as he watched the Wembley action. He gives his own views on that here in his weekly column…

04 Aug 2020
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Giles Smith: To celebrate or not to celebrate…

…that is the question discussed by Chelsea fan Giles Smith in his column this week, along with a review of which pundits correctly predicted a top-four finish for his team…

30 Jul 2020
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Pat Nevin: So who was written off?

Having succeeded in playing the long-game for the season by playing a controlled game against Wolves, Chelsea’s league season promises much for 2020/21 reckons columnist Pat Nevin. He is also looking forward to this weekend’s FA Cup final…

28 Jul 2020
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Giles Smith: Remind you of anyone?

So Chelsea fans were not able to celebrate Champions League qualification last night but there was still one of the highlights of the season according to supporter and columnist Giles Smith, who has his own take on matters here…

23 Jul 2020
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Pat Nevin: Many things had to go well to beat United…and they did!

A very good weekend for the Blues is analysed here by Chelsea legend Pat Nevin who also looks ahead to what sort of Liverpool team we will face tomorrow in a massive match…

21 Jul 2020
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Giles Smith: The season of the asterisk

With his team having withdrawn its support network for struggling strikers in the most recent game, Chelsea fan and columnist Giles Smith finds himself looking forward to one of those famous Wembley big days at home...

16 Jul 2020
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Pat Nevin: No more slip-ups

Having attended the defeat in Sheffield on Saturday, former Blue Pat Nevin is certain the players have learned lessons and will be aiming to pile the pressure on our pursuers with the right result against Norwich tonight…

14 Jul 2020
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Pat Nevin: The art of the perfect penalty

With Willian making Chelsea history from the penalty spot since the restart and following in the boot prints of some other excellent executers from 12 yards, columnist and former Blue Pat Nevin writes about the skill involved…

07 Jul 2020
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Giles Smith: Searching for positives

Chelsea season ticket holder and columnist Giles Smith searches for the positives after a frustrating night for the Blues across the capital, concluding that our social distancing over the chasing pack remains slender but significant...

02 Jul 2020