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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
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Giles Smith: Why Ben Chilwell compares with George Best and how Chelsea followed the textbook

Fresh from seeing his team establish an advantage in our Champions League quarter-final, columnist Giles Smith explains the West Brom defeat that proceeded it and finds it hard to pick between the two goals against Porto, as he shares his weekly fan’s-eye view…

08 Apr 2021
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Pat Nevin: Why Thomas Tuchel understands Chelsea more now, and changes he may make against Porto

After Chelsea conceded more goals at the weekend than the team did in the first 14 games under Thomas Tuchel, columnist and Chelsea legend Pat Nevin puts that single result into perspective while looking ahead to a ‘tough’ European encounter this week…

06 Apr 2021
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Giles Smith: Historic home game – but we won’t be there!

In his fan’s-view column this week, Giles Smith looks ahead, but from a distance, to what will be a Champions League tie with a difference, and celebrates the form of Chelsea’s (and England’s) Mason Mount…

01 Apr 2021
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Pat Nevin on a nervous wait and the benefits of staying local

In his column this week, Chelsea legend Pat Nevin examines the international scene and starts thinking about what lies ahead for the Blues when our players reconvene at Cobham…

30 Mar 2021
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Pat Nevin: Why Thiago Silva is so happy and Hakim Ziyech so vital

With time now to take stock as the international break begins, columnist and Chelsea legend Pat Nevin assesses whether this pause in the hectic club schedule has come at a good time, the clear signs there is belief in the camp, and which players Thomas Tuchel is focusing his coaching skills upon…

23 Mar 2021
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Giles Smith: Making the most of empty Stamford Bridge

As Blues supporters everywhere bask in the success of last night’s victory over Atletico, columnist Giles Smith spotted some special moments during the contest with the Spaniards, and he looks ahead to the draw for the next round plus the continuing FA Cup campaign, from a fan’s point of view…

18 Mar 2021
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Pat Nevin explains who can replace suspended Mount and reveals striker preference for Chelsea vs Atletico

Uncertainty remains for Chelsea legend and columnist Pat Nevin when it comes to analysing Saturday’s draw at Elland Road, but he has more clarity of thought looking forward to tomorrow’s meeting with Atletico Madrid, who will fill in for the suspended Mason Mount and Jorginho, and why Olivier Giroud must start in attack…

16 Mar 2021
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Giles Smith: Will VAR's flawed science survive the return of fans?

Impressive victories over Merseyside opponents were tinged with a VAR intervention that Chelsea fan and columnist Giles Smith feels calls the science behind the video technology into serious question, as he explains as he gives his supporter's view of the past week...

11 Mar 2021
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Pat Nevin: Strengthening our squad has been Tuchel's biggest win

With Chelsea continuing an impressive start to life under Thomas Tuchel, Blues legend and columnist Pat Nevin assesses how things have improved so dramatically and pinpoints our growing options as key...

10 Mar 2021
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Giles Smith: Thursday night’s alright…

In his fan’s-eye view column this week, Giles Smith has spotted some important patterns which give hope for victory at Anfield, but he begins by continuing to warm towards VAR…

04 Mar 2021
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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