Friday, April 20, 2018
Willian in action against Brighton and Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge

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Match Previews

Burnley v. Chelsea – Match Preview

The season looked all but lost for Chelsea last Saturday against Southampton. After going down 2-0 to the Saints just after the hour mark,...

Match Reports

Fighting Spirit Returns as Giroud Leads Comeback

Chelsea showed the fight missing from recent matches to come from two goals behind at Southampton to take all three points. After creating few chances early on, the home team looked more threatening, and duly went ahead.

Alexandra Churchill

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

In the News: UEFA are morons. This is arguably not news. They've charged Besiktas with insufficient organisation because a ginger cat ran on the pitch during the Bayern game.
Eden Hazard and Willian run at Sergi Roberto of Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on March 14, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

Ferrets & F*ck Ups

False 9, False Hope

Paul Pogba of Manchester United and Marcos Alonso hug after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on February 25, 2018 in Manchester.

Woe is Us

Willian in action against Brighton and Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge

It Only Took Him a Decade

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...