Friday, August 17, 2018

Match Previews

Community Shield Preview – Chelsea v. Manchester City

The Community Shield is the traditional curtain-raiser for the Premier League season, and some clubs view this match as a chance to hold a...

Match Reports

Chelsea Earn First Win of the Season Against Huddersfield

If there was any evidence that pre-season results and form aren’t a great indication of how a team will start the season, Chelsea demonstrated...

Alexandra Churchill

Who the Hell is Number 29?

I am most definitely not match fit. My right arse cheek is cramping from standing up for so long.

No Pressure …

Marcos Alonso shoots while under pressure Alex Pritchard of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge on May 9, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Someone Hold My Drink

Issue Extracts

Willian scores against Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium
The start of the Premier League season is upon us, and to open the season, Chelsea travel to the John Smith’s Stadium to take on Huddersfield. It’s the first Premier League match under new manager Maurizio Sarri, and on Saturday, Chelsea will hope for a better outcome than last Sunday’s Community Shield where they were thoroughly outplayed by Manchester City...
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...