Former Blue says Chelsea have “suddenly begun to resemble a grown up team”

One former Chelsea player has changed his tune on his thoughts on the current Chelsea team, probably like many have in recent weeks. Personally I am staying grounded and not getting ahead of myself, even though there have been some very clear and positive signs with this group of players within the last few matches. … Read more

Romeo Lavia return to action could take more than a month – but squad is almost at its fittest

We don’t want to jinx it, but we’re getting sneakily close to our fittest squad of the season. We may already be there. Long term absentees like Christopher Nkunku, Trevoh Chalobah and Ben Chilwell are back, and backups are recovering too. Romeo Lavia looks like he’ll be the next player able to feature. He made … Read more

Why Chelsea fans loved their new defensive partners so much

Levi Colwill and Axel Disasi played really well at centre-back on Saturday night against Manchester City. They put their bodies on the line and made big blocks and tackles, but also showed plenty of quality on the ball, advancing play through midfield against the best team in the world. They didn’t get a clean sheet … Read more

Reliable journalist on whether Chelsea will sell Mykhailo Mudryk this summer

A reliable journalist has been asked whether Chelsea will be looking to sell winger Mykhailo Mudryk this summer after he has failed to ever really settle at the club. Mudryk arrived well over a year ago now but has never really lived up to expectations all bar a few moments of promise. He’s never managed … Read more

“It was a tough decision” – Pochettino admits he’s had to hurt player’s “development” for the good of his squad

Chelsea didn’t buy any players in January (slightly against expectations) but they did make a few moves, including recalling Cesare Casadei from his loan at Leicester. It was a slightly odd move given he had broken into the team there and was really hitting some form. Now he’s back sitting on the bench, just at … Read more

Sporting director says Chelsea are in “nightmare position” over £30m midfielder

Tottenham are ready to return and pursue Conor Gallagher again next summer, Matt Law is reporting in an exclusive for the Daily Telegraph today. The midfielder was linked with our rivals for all of last summer, but nothing materialised, despite a reported deadline day bid. Gallagher stayed put and has become a key player this season, one … Read more

“Might just help” – Journalist makes positive Chelsea prediction ahead of crucial time

One Journalist has this week made a pretty positive Chelsea prediction ahead of a crucial time for the manager, the players, and the club. February could make or break the season for Chelsea, with some big games coming up, none more important than the League Cup final. But Chelsea do not return to Stamford Bridge … Read more

(Images): Chelsea do gym work ahead of Crystal Palace match on Monday

Chelsea are in Premier League action on Monday night away at Crystal Palace after having no fixture this weekend. Both managers have been under a lot of pressure to get results lately after poor seasons overall really, other than the domestic cup runs for Chelsea of course. Yesterday Chelsea’s players were back at Cobham recovering … Read more

“That’s the most important thing” – Pochettino on what was different about Chelsea in Villa win

People have looked for all kinds of tactical reasons for why Chelsea were so much improved against Aston Villa last night – and some are even putting forward the idea that we weren’t that much better than in some of our defeats, we just got the luck that we have been lacking at times. But … Read more

(Video): “It’s not easy” – Relieved Pochettino admits he was feeling the pressure

Mauricio Pochettino was very spiky with ITV when interviewed before the game. The immense pressure was showing. But it got a good performance from the players, and after a 3-1 win he was able to admit to the same broadcaster that he had been feeling it. “It’s not easy” he confessed to Mark Pougatch. These … Read more