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Pat Nevin: Fresh legs needed for exciting trip into the unknown?

On the back of a draw at Old Trafford which is still rankling him, former Blue Pat Nevin looks forward to a long first European trip of the season, including the tactical and physical considerations that await Frank Lampard...

27 Oct 2020, 03:30 AM
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Giles Smith: An appreciation of the nil

In his fan’s-eye view of recent happenings, columnist Giles Smith spots a trend following the shut-out against Sevilla and suggests a new ‘tier system’ for consumption of football on TV…

22 Oct 2020
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Pat Nevin: What do Sevilla think of the Premier League right now?

With the nature of English top-flight games in 2020/21 continuing to generate plenty of discussion and European competition about to join the fray, former Blue Pat Nevin looks at how modern football mixes with the old, including a ‘timeless’ Timo Werner goal…

20 Oct 2020
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Giles Smith: If we can get through a three-game International Week, we can get through anything

Although he more or less successfully self-isolated from the recent international fixtures, Chelsea season ticket holder and website columnist Giles Smith ponders their merits in these uncertain and fast-moving times...

15 Oct 2020
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Pat Nevin: Why Chelsea’s England players can’t rest on their laurels

It has been a good round of international fixtures so far for Mason Mount and Reece James and much more productive football than it once would have been explains Pat Nevin in this week’s column…

13 Oct 2020
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Giles Smith: These crazy times

So what explains the plethora of high-scoring, unexpected results elsewhere that surrounded Chelsea’s solid victory over Crystal Palace? Blues fan Giles Smith investigates in this week’s column, as well as noting the impact of two favourite sons on the Champions League draw…

08 Oct 2020
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Pat Nevin: Where we would expect to be

The second-half showing against Palace followed what Chelsea legend Pat Nevin believes were certain half-time instructions by Frank Lampard. He explains that in this week’s column plus why there are benefits in this current international break…

06 Oct 2020
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Giles Smith: The foundations go in

Chelsea fan and columnist Giles Smith gives his take on where we are with the season so far, and looks forward to a king being crowned once again…

01 Oct 2020
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Pat Nevin: What true Blues do

The game at West Brom at the weekend was one to stir a wide range of emotions but as Chelsea legend Pat Nevin writes in his latest column, moments of fan frustration should only be taken so far…

29 Sep 2020
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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