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Giles Smith: The Cup’s magic can heal our cuts and bruises

Chelsea season ticket holder and columnist Giles Smith holds his hands up upon the realisation fate is not yet falling our way, but he is confident his next prediction will come true to spark 2021 into life…

21 Jan 2021
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Pat Nevin: Why Mason will start scoring more

In his column this week following Fulham and before Leicester, Chelsea legend Pat Nevin analyses why every decision is vital this season and reveals he sometimes feels sorry for Mason Mount…

19 Jan 2021
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Giles Smith: Defying the laws of physics

Chelsea fan and columnist Giles Smith was pleased to see the goals going in again at the weekend, and even if he has to wait a little longer than originally anticipated to view his team in action at Fulham, he is wondering what is the likelihood of things speeding up, the ball included…

14 Jan 2021
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Pat Nevin: Hudson-Odoi epitomised the feeling of fun

There was a smile on Pat Nevin's face as he watched smiles return to the faces of the Chelsea players in the weekend Cup win, and he wonders if the tricky recent run of form might prove beneficial in the long run...

12 Jan 2021
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Giles Smith: The season of the blip

Reflecting back on a frustrating festive period for the Blues, Chelsea fan and columnist Giles Smith places our blip in the context of a campaign that has seen sticky patches for all the top sides...

07 Jan 2021
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Pat Nevin: Reflecting on City game and remembering truly kind Tommy Doc

Columnist and Chelsea legend Pat Nevin looks back on the weekend result and the options ahead and bids farewell to one of the most important managers in the club's history who was also a great friend of his…

05 Jan 2021
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Giles Smith on what had him jumping off the sofa this Christmas

Events on and off the pitch caused Chelsea supporter Giles Smith alarm this festive period, but our columnist has dusted himself down now and is eagerly anticipating a better year ahead...

31 Dec 2020
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Pat Nevin: Chinks of light coming through

Chelsea legend and website columnist Pat Nevin has been around the block long enough to know not to make huge judgments on small sample sizes, but he believes there were signs against Aston Villa the Blues are getting back on track…

29 Dec 2020
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Giles Smith: Going with the flow - but no Diego would be tough to take

As he continues to get used to a Christmas unlike any other, columnist Giles Smith reflects on a welcome derby win and ponders the possibility of not being able to welcome Diego Costa back to Stamford Bridge...

24 Dec 2020
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Pat Nevin: Keeping pressure on at the top

With smiles back on Chelsea faces thanks to victory in our final game before Christmas, former Blue Pat Nevin looks back at that London derby, ahead to the next one, and focuses more widely on a league campaign the like of which we have not seen for a long time…

23 Dec 2020
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Giles Smith: It couldn’t last forever

After a week in which both Chelsea’s long unbeaten run and the idea of fans back inside Stamford Bridge came to an end, Blues supporter Giles Smith comes to terms with continuing unusual times in this week’s column…

17 Dec 2020
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Pat Nevin: When any team needs a lock opener

In the meeting of his two former clubs at the weekend, there proved to be something lacking in the Chelsea performance. Blues legend Pat Nevin analyses that here in this week’s column and he sees it being quickly remedied…

15 Dec 2020
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Giles Smith on what it was like being back at the Bridge

Chelsea website columnist and season ticket holder Giles Smith was one of the lucky few supporting the Blues against Leeds from the stands, and here he details that new experience and beams with pride at getting praise for his showing on the night...

10 Dec 2020
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Pat Nevin: Carry on screaming? Not in front of Chelsea fans

With the team having beaten Sevilla and Leeds since his last column, with the ‘best near-post striker in the world’ and the fans’ return to relish in that time, former Blue Pat Nevin has, in the words of the classic song, reasons to be cheerful parts one, two, three…

08 Dec 2020
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Giles Smith: Should Giroud have chested his penalty in?

When it comes to football terminology, last night’s superb showing has Blues fan and columnist Giles Smith thinking, as he has been about the challenges of being part of the supporter squad at a big club like Chelsea…

03 Dec 2020
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Pat Nevin: There’s one downside to such a good squad

The winning run came to an end on Sunday but there was plenty in the performance against Tottenham to have former Blue and columnist Pat Nevin confident the resources are there to negotiate a crowded fixture programme, but there are selection debates to be had…

01 Dec 2020
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Giles Smith: First among equals but Tottenham absence hits hard

In his look at the week from the perspective of a Chelsea fan, columnist Giles Smith has his sights set on a particular post-lockdown tier, and revels in one particular Chelsea player stat from the Newcastle game…

26 Nov 2020
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Pat Nevin: Coming at you from all angles

In the short time between consecutive away games our columnist Pat Nevin focuses on the different ways Timo Werner’s speed can help Chelsea threaten opposition defences, and he makes room for a prediction, too…

24 Nov 2020
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Giles Smith: We appear to have got away with it

As a confirmed club-over-country man, columnist Giles Smith’s major interest in the international break has been whether Chelsea players remain available for this weekend’s Premier League return. He details his anxious wait here in his fan’s view of the week…

19 Nov 2020
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Pat Nevin: Decision dismay

Despite the joy of seeing the flowering of Scotland under the control of his former team-mate and good friend Steve Clarke, it was not all good news or indeed good officiating during the international games according to Pat Nevin, who shares his views in this week’s column…

17 Nov 2020