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Petr Cech column: How Tottenham rivalry lives on

In this week’s column by our great former goalkeeper who is now technical and performance advisor at Chelsea, he reflects on the current team’s big derby win at the weekend and how the importance of beating Tottenham was ingrained in him and his team-mates. He also counts down to an early start in the meeting between the European champions and the Premier League champions this Saturday…

23 Sep 2021
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Pat Nevin: Three signs things are going well

As the dust settles on the stellar second-half performance at Spurs, Chelsea legend Pat Nevin wishes he had been able to watch one of the stars of the show years ago, and wonders if anyone predicted the goalscorers…

21 Sep 2021
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Petr Cech column: What prepares you to be a Chelsea goalkeeper and why everybody plays their part

In the latest instalment of a new regular column with former goalkeeping great Petr Cech, our current technical and performance advisor shares his insight on what helps goalkeepers adapt quickly to life at Chelsea and why team togetherness is proving so important.

16 Sep 2021
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Pat Nevin: Are there midfielders who work better together?

Chelsea legend Pat Nevin is licking his lips at the thought of a full Stamford Bridge on a Champions League night, and when it comes to which players are on the pitch, the possibilities are extensive, as he discusses in this week’s column…

14 Sep 2021
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Petr Cech column: Setting the tone and Romelu's return

In the first of a new regular column, our great former goalkeeper and current technical and performance advisor Petr Cech shares some of his views and recollections on Chelsea and the game of football.

09 Sep 2021
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Pat Nevin: Why this is when the season really starts

With the Blues in action every weekend and midweek until the next pause for international football, Chelsea great Pat Nevin is prepared for the meaty part of the 2021/22 campaign to begin, and is already looking forward to our upcoming home fixtures against Aston Villa and Zenit St Petersburg...

07 Sep 2021
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Pat Nevin: How Chelsea quietened Liverpool and where Rudiger is the best in the business

Blues legend Pat Nevin was at Anfield on Saturday where he spoke to key personnel in the impressive performance. Here he analyses how the Premier League point was secured and reveals how one Chelsea player proved a Mo Salah prediction right on the day…

31 Aug 2021
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Pat Nevin: Why an unplayable Lukaku could make the difference

Chelsea legend Pat Nevin is not afraid to dish out the highest of compliments to Romelu Lukaku after his performance on Sunday, and our columnist also makes a point of praising another key man whose showing at the Emirates was somewhat overshadowed…

24 Aug 2021
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Pat Nevin: What made me sit up and take notice on Saturday

Fresh from watching his beloved Blues put on a show on the opening day, Pat Nevin is allowing himself to get very excited indeed for what lies ahead for Chelsea this season, as he explains in his latest column…

17 Aug 2021
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Pat Nevin: Why the Super Cup is so important

In his first column of the 2021/22 campaign, Blues legend Pat Nevin reflects on Chelsea’s pre-season, explains the myriad advantages of contesting the Super Cup this midweek, and gets excited at the prospect of a sold-out Stamford Bridge…

10 Aug 2021
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Pat Nevin’s Euros column: Players trained to be winners, not celebrate losing

As the dusts on Euro 2020, Blues legend Pat Nevin, who was working as a pundit during the competition, writes about multiple triumph for some Chelsea players and bitter disappointment for others, and speculates on a different outcome for Thiago Silva and Brazil at Copa America…

13 Jul 2021
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Pat Nevin’s Euros column: Can Italy play the same again and why England vs Denmark could be very tight

Continuing his articles while working as a pundit at a tournament reaching its climax, Chelsea legend Pat Nevin explains why he is proud of Jorginho’s penalty taking and why England must be prepared for a game of attrition tonight...

07 Jul 2021
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Pat Nevin’s Euros column: Was I the only one not wanting him to take a penalty?

With the Euro 2020 knockout stage catching alight and plenty of Chelsea interest in today’s England vs Germany game, Blues legend Pat Nevin, who is working as a pundit at the tournament, looks at teams who left it too late as well as the big game at Wembley…

29 Jun 2021
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Pat Nevin’s Euros column: Billy was terrific but there’s another breakthrough star

Chelsea legend Pat Nevin is working as a pundit at Euro 2020 so is keeping track on the tournament for the Chelsea website. With the group stage reaching its end, he thinks several Blues players have a chance of adding international glory to recent club success so fresh in the memory, and he lists who here…

22 Jun 2021
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Pat Nevin’s Euros column: Keeping perspective, Chelsea influence and my favourites to win it

Pat Nevin is a pundit at Euro 2020 and will continue to provide columns for the Chelsea website throughout the tournament. With the first round of matches drawing to a close, he reflects on what he’s seen so far and analyses the tournament favourites…

15 Jun 2021
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Pat Nevin: How do you build on being champions of Europe?

In the short gap between Chelsea’s crowning glory in Portugal and the start of international football’s long-awaited European Championships, Blues legend Pat Nevin surveys the season just completed and lists how the team will improve in 2021/22…

08 Jun 2021
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Henry Winter highlights Azpilicueta’s importance and why you can’t write off Chelsea

Henry Winter is the chief football writer for The Times and here, in an exclusive column for the official Chelsea website, the respected journalist reflects on last Saturday’s Champions League final victory over Manchester City, has high praise for skipper Cesar Azpilicueta and rates the Blues’ chances of silverware for next season…

07 Jun 2021
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Giles Smith on our Champions League triumph: long throws, mind games and those seven minutes…

As the dust settles, Chelsea season ticket holder Giles Smith reflects on one of the greatest nights in our history, including that seemingly neverending finale and the brilliance of this Blues group...

03 Jun 2021
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Pat Nevin picks best moment from all the best moments in Porto

He was there and he was analysing the game and the occasion in detail. Here Chelsea legend Pat Nevin nominates the most eye- and ear-catching special moments from the Blues beating Man City to win Europe’s big prize, and there is one that stands out for him above all others…

01 Jun 2021
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Giles Smith: The answer is no

In his weekly column written from a fan’s perspective, Giles Smith speculates on a changing relationship with near neighbours after the events of the last Premier League weekend, and he asks whether Chelsea get to keep Man City if events turn out well on Saturday…

27 May 2021