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Pat Nevin: The art of the perfect penalty

With Willian making Chelsea history from the penalty spot since the restart and following in the boot prints of some other excellent executers from 12 yards, columnist and former Blue Pat Nevin writes about the skill involved…

07 Jul 2020
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Giles Smith: Searching for positives

Chelsea season ticket holder and columnist Giles Smith searches for the positives after a frustrating night for the Blues across the capital, concluding that our social distancing over the chasing pack remains slender but significant...

02 Jul 2020
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Pat Nevin: The art of making a change

With games coming thick and fast and more substitutions allowed than before, former Blue and columnist Pat Nevin writes about how Frank Lampard is using his combinations, and the big pool of talent he has in the middle of the park…

30 Jun 2020
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Giles Smith: Cushions plumped and points to win

Just like the players, Chelsea season ticket holder and website columnist Giles Smith has been trying to get back up to speed as quickly as possible, and though he won't be at the Bridge tonight he will be there in spirit, trying to make his virtual voice heard...

25 Jun 2020
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Pat Nevin: Celebrating Azpilicueta the attacking force and influence Di Matteo may have had on Villa win

With all Premier League teams having played with Project Restart underway, former Blue Pat Nevin is pleased with what he has seen from a Chelsea perspective, as he explains in this week’s column…

23 Jun 2020
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Giles Smith on what caught his eye last night

Like everyone else, Chelsea season ticket holder and columnist Giles Smith was a more than interested spectator when the Premier League returned with two matches yesterday, and here he offers his observations of the haircuts, crowd noises and controversy on display...

18 Jun 2020
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Pat Nevin: Have you been spotting new Chelsea fans?

The clues are there if you look hard enough during video calls reckons columnist Pat Nevin, who also has a theory about the Premier League return reinforcing the lockdown…

16 Jun 2020
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Giles Smith: Wiping off the dust

With only a few days to go now until the scheduled resumption of Chelsea’s season, season ticket holder Giles Smith is glad he can be there in some form or other…

11 Jun 2020
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Pat Nevin: Players will cope but will miss the fans

In these highly unusual times, our former player and current columnist Pat Nevin writes about global events and how football can cope without supporters in the stadiums, including dealing with the language!

08 Jun 2020
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Giles Smith: We fans are ready for three-game week

In his latest column, Chelsea supporter Giles Smith continues his mini pre-season and voices a view from the [virtual] stands as the potential season restart draws closer…

04 Jun 2020
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Pat Nevin: The place will be buzzing

As the excitement builds with the potential return of the Premier League approaching, former Blue Pat Nevin reckons there will be a real pre-season feel at Cobham as thoughts turn to what the first team selection will be…

03 Jun 2020
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Giles Smith: Introducing Project Restart for Fans

As matters move on towards a resumption of Premier League football, columnist and season ticket holder Giles Smith gives his own personal view on whether he and fellow fans will be ready, and what form future phases should take…

28 May 2020
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Pat Nevin: It’s mindset that will matter

With the players having been back in training for a week, columnist and former Blue Pat Nevin looks in detail at important questions on fitness, injury and attitude…

26 May 2020
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Giles Smith: Even in lockdown there are pluses

Following on from Tuesday’s anniversary Watch Party for Munich 2012, columnist Giles Smith writes about how little has changed in any Chelsea’s fans reaction to witnessing that game again…

21 May 2020
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Pat Nevin's Munich memories: BBC, Bosingwa and broken legs

Pat Nevin was covering a final on 19 May 2012, but it was in Glasgow and not Munich, and it didn't go well. Happily for him, the day picked up, as he recalls in his column this week...

19 May 2020
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Giles Smith: We’ve made it to May!

Ahead of what should have been the final Premier League game of the season this coming weekend, and with maybe more campaign finales to come, Chelsea fan and columnist Giles Smith spots a consolation in the current hold-up, and wonders about suggested changes to the rules…

14 May 2020
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Pat Nevin: By George! Is Weah the most decorated Chelsea player ever?

The focus of Pat Nevin's column this week is the current president of Liberia and a former Chelsea striker who made a considerable impression on the pitch, and has done likewise off it since retiring...

12 May 2020
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Giles Smith: Are Chelsea fans satisfied with season as it stands?

As speculation about ‘project restart’ continues to fill the sports news, in his column this week Chelsea fan Giles Smith speculates on how much spirits might be lifted by football’s return, and considers the Liverpool question…

07 May 2020
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Pat Nevin: Why did it not work out at Chelsea for my hero?

In his series of columns reflecting on players whose contribution to the Blues is less celebrated than others, Pat Nevin this week turns to a compatriot whom he followed from an early age and ended up feeling unjust to have surpassed…

05 May 2020
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Giles Smith: ‘We’ve won the Cup!’

Having joined the other Chelsea fans who this week relived the titanic tussle and eventual victory against Leeds United, our columnist Giles Smith has some suggestions for the future of football, a caution for those at Old Trafford on the night, and a rather scary thought...

30 Apr 2020