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Pat Nevin: Why the Blues are horrible to play against and what to expect from Klopp vs Tuchel

Chelsea legend Pat Nevin gives himself more time than the Manchester United midfielders had on Sunday to analyse that game before quickly moving his focus to another massive match, and a maiden meeting between Thomas Tuchel and Jurgen Klopp in the Premier League…

02 Mar 2021
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Giles Smith: VAR – so it was worth the wait!

With words you perhaps never thought you would read from columnist and Chelsea fan Giles Smith, he comes today to praise the VAR system, not to bury it – and to propose a new and appropriate tribute to its operators…

25 Feb 2021
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Pat Nevin: Why Atletico tie is to be savoured, not feared

With the Premier League on the back burner this week, Chelsea legend and columnist Pat Nevin looks forward to our Champions League knockout tie and discusses where an important weapon in our armoury lies…

23 Feb 2021
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Giles Smith: The wait went on but it was worth it

With Chelsea season ticket holder and weekly columnist Giles Smith finally able to put a full stop on our most recent game, he is able to look forward to an exciting few days ahead, notwithstanding certain elephants in the room...

18 Feb 2021
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Pat Nevin: Why the Blues are blossoming and which partnership is most pivotal

With two more victories under our belt since his last column, Chelsea legend Pat Nevin looks in detail at Thomas Tuchel's tactical nuances, pairs of players forming understandings, and why the narrative can change quickly...

17 Feb 2021
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Giles Smith: A shot in the arm

With numbers heading in the right direction for his football team and for some counts in the wider world, Chelsea fan and columnist Giles Smith reviews a statistically dominant derby win, playing ‘away’ in the Champions League, and why you might want to give a gift to the Tottenham fan in your life…

11 Feb 2021
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Pat Nevin: Why this month is vital and where Chelsea are better equipped than big rivals

With the Blues now putting a run together in the Premier League, Chelsea legend and columnist Pat Nevin is full of anticipation for the challenges to come, especially with one of our players stretching the opposition in a particular and important way…

09 Feb 2021
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Giles Smith: The challenge of the behind-closed-doors derby

Ahead of tonight’s trip to Tottenham, and following on from our backline players breaking down Burnley, Chelsea fan and columnist Giles Smith shares his thoughts on that and the latest challenge…

04 Feb 2021
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Pat Nevin: Which two players are gelling already under Tuchel and what Alonso celebration was all about

In his column this week, Chelsea legend Pat Nevin writes about how the Blues caused Burnley big problems in the weekend win…

02 Feb 2021
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Giles Smith: Chelsea’s ultimate fortress still stands

Reviewing a momentous week in his weekly column, Chelsea fan Giles Smith shares his thoughts on the departure of club legend from the manager’s seat in the dugout, but writes firstly about a record the Blues will hold for quite a lot longer yet…

28 Jan 2021
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Pat Nevin: Heart-breaking decisions to make but players must be ultra-positive

Following on from the announcement yesterday on Chelsea parting company with our head coach, our regular columnist and former Blues player Pat Nevin has his say on the job Frank Lampard did and on how the team can move forward from here…

26 Jan 2021
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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