Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Blues News

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Match Previews

Chelsea v. Arsenal – Preview

Fresh off a 3-0 victory away at Huddersfield, Chelsea return to Stamford Bridge for the first home match of the season to welcome Arsenal. It’s...

Match Reports

Chelsea Defeat Arsenal in Thrilling 3-2 Encounter

The Premier League is known for exciting matches, and on Saturday, Chelsea and Arsenal delivered another thriller at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea winning 3-2.

Alexandra Churchill

What Do Bestiality, Waxworks and Paulo Ferreira Have in Common?

They all made some sort of appearance in my football world this week. Some were more welcome than others.
Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Chelsea FC at John Smith's Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Huddersfield.

Who the Hell is Number 29?

No Pressure …

Issue Extracts

Chelsea Independent Supporters Association's front cover - Issue 10
The Chelsea Independent – Issue 10 – January 1989 Peter Collins was the editor of this issue. First, it’s down to business matters, with the announcement of a price rise of 10p to 30p per issue. This followed a “beer fuelled” AGM where the most “contentious issue” was the role of Darren Wood in the Chelsea midfield. A more serious motion was...

Pro Bates

I've chosen to review this particular issue as some references within it demonstrate just how difficult to keep everybody happy all of the time. The Chelsea Independent - Issue 107 James Edwards was the editor for this particular issue which was published in March 2000. Dennis Wise had just played for England and Chelsea had just played Marseille in the Champions...
Turning the clock back nearly 30 years, we look at issue 4 of the Chelsea Independent, the fanzine of the Chelsea Independent Supporters Association (CISA). Issue 4 came out in Dec 1988 when Chelsea were not so good and I was not so fat. In the season 1988/89 the CISA team consisted of Chair Editor - Mick Alpress, Secretary - Pete Collins,...
Issue 8 Chelsea Independent Supporters Association's was published in September 1988. Chelsea has just been relegated and were truly the "Boys in Blue Division 2". For me 1988/89, until the last two Champion's seasons, was my most enjoyable time following the Blues home and away. What's in it? In his editorial, Mick Allpress summed up the close season's player activity. Bobby...
Issue 32 follows on from the history making win at Anfield. The cover features Ian Porterfield with the caption “He’s good! Let’s sell him!” It’s subtitled “Sale of the Century.” The eagle eyed amongst you will know that this is a reference to the very unpopular transfer of Jason Cundy to Tottenham. This issue was edited by Nick Brown and...