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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
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Pat Nevin: Why Chelsea have to be ruthless and mean in Champions League final

The countdown to the big kick-off is truly on and in his weekly column, Blues legend Pat Nevin looks back at the nature of Chelsea Champions League finals past and forward to what may be key to success this time around…

25 May 2021
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Giles Smith: Playing my part and my plan for peace-making

Regular columnist Giles Smith was back at the Bridge on Tuesday night and relished the chance to witness the big moments - and the late melee - in the flesh…

20 May 2021
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Pat Nevin: This game against Leicester may be decided by tiny margins too

Former Blue Pat Nevin reviews a tough weekend for Chelsea on both Saturday and Sunday, explains why managers’ words are so important at times like these, and looks at how the team may take on Leicester in today’s rematch…

18 May 2021
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Giles Smith: It’s got to start happening soon!

In his weekly column from a Chelsea fan’s perspective, Giles Smith reveals he will soon be typing his thoughts with the benefit of having seen his team live, but before then he looks back at last night’s game, and forward to what he hopes are big scores in the offing…

13 May 2021
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Pat Nevin: Chelsea can keep piling pressure on by winning individual battles

As the club’s teams continue to ride a wave of impressive results and with still much to play for, Blues legend Pat Nevin this week writes about how squad strength is countering challenges faced, the key contests played out at Man City at the weekend, and what can be achieved from the London derby against Arsenal…

11 May 2021
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Giles Smith: The pleasure and the pain

Like every Chelsea supporter, Giles Smith had to make do with watching one of the great nights in our history unfold on television, so there are understandably mixed emotions for our regular website columnist, and Stamford Bridge season ticket holder, as he reflects on the beating of Real Madrid…

06 May 2021
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Pat Nevin: Why midfield may be decisive against Madrid

With Chelsea Women already in their Champions League final and the men’s team aiming to make theirs by overcoming Real Madrid on Wednesday, there is plenty for Blues legend Pat Nevin to appreciate and look forward to in his column this week…

04 May 2021
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Giles Smith: Looking forward to a proper lack of atmosphere

In his weekly fan’s view of Chelsea life, columnist Giles Smith looks back at his team’s strikers taking the game to Real in rain-soaked Spain, and looks at the news that one of the opposition stars may be ruled out for the second leg due to an unusual call-up…

29 Apr 2021
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Pat Nevin: How I hope Chelsea play in Madrid tonight and the aces we hold

There can only be one subject for Chelsea legend Pat Nevin’s weekly column this time, and that is tonight’s big Champions League meeting with Real, and he assesses the two sides and what might make the difference…

27 Apr 2021
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Giles Smith: Have you noticed Chelsea reach a final when…?

In his weekly fan’s-view column, Giles Smith looks back at Saturday’s successful quest to deny opponents a quadruple, and steels himself for extra spin on this Saturday’s challenge…

22 Apr 2021
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Pat Nevin: How Brighton are similar to Chelsea and why opponents are changing when facing the Blues

Ahead of this evening’s Premier League outing at the Bridge, Chelsea legend Pat Nevin speculates on whether Thomas Tuchel will make changes to his side, and whether his opposite number will buck a recent trend…

20 Apr 2021
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Giles Smith: Why Chelsea are helping normal service resume

As restrictions begin to gradually lift in England, regular columnist and season ticket holder Giles Smith can’t help but feel Chelsea’s ongoing success is only adding to the feeling things are finally getting back to normal…

15 Apr 2021
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Pat Nevin: Why Chelsea’s attitude vs Porto is vital and the moment Havertz clicked

On the day of a momentous fixture in Seville against Porto, Chelsea legend Pat Nevin is keeping his feet firmly on the ground, although he couldn’t help but get excited by the performance of Kai Havertz at Selhurst Park…

13 Apr 2021