Monday 5 March
The U18 Cup final against Spurs will be played on Sunday 18 March at Cobham. The trip to Brighton, due for the day before has been moved up to this Friday. Scott Parker is in charge of Spurs U18 and it should be an interesting match.
Tuesday 6 March
Chelsea U18 2:0 Leicester City U18
A spirited game in which we didn’t dominate in the way we can but still came away with our ninth win in a row. Martell Taylor-Crossdale, from the spot, and Charlie Brown scored our goals.
Derek Saunders, one of the ever presents in our first title winning team back in 1955, has died shortly after celebrating his 90th birthday.
Derek went on to captain the side when Jimmy Greaves was coming through a couple of years later and he move into coaching. We would like to express our thanks and condolences to his family.
In Europe Liverpool treated their fans to a dull nil-all against Porto leading 5-0 from the first leg. Real Madrid easily brushed aside PSG.
Wednesday 7 March
Deanna Cooper has signed a two-year extension to her contract as she recovers from a cruciate ligament tear.
Spurs are on their way to Wembley (part 94): Juventus beat Spurs at the home of football as two quick-fire second-half Italian goal sunk them on their home patch. Meanwhile Basel kept up their plucky minnows reputation by beating Manchester City but still going out on aggregate.
Thursday 8 March
Here is a hoot – referees have been at Cobham to teach the academy kids the laws of the game. So, presumably, they will be learning that a tackle that is a straight red card for a Chelsea player isn’t even a yellow at Spurs. They will learn that English referees are encouraged to lie and change their match reports when it suits PGMOL officials and that they are free to decide not to send of players because they don’t want to be seen effecting the outcome of the title, like Marchester Unitenburg.
It is a wonder that any of the hopeless, incompetent, biased stooges were allowed past the gates.
Praise where it is due as Arsenal beat AC Milan away in the European plate runners-up round of 16.
Friday 9 March
Brighton and Hove Albion U18 1:4 Chelsea U18
Four minutes of first-half mayhem saw Charlie Brown, Billy Gilmour and George McEachran slap us into a commanding lead and Clinton Mola bury a thunderbolt fourth to deny the hosts any chance of a fight back.
Trevoh Chalobah put pen to a new three-and-a-half year deal. Recently on the bench against City the young defender is the real thing.
Saturday 10 March
Chelsea 2:1 Crystal Palace
Phew, from dominating the first-half we managed to make a bit of a meal of beating a Palace side that showed too much ambition and no little pluck.
Willian had a couple of shots before one took a deflection and squirmed in at the near post. The Palace ‘keeper was credited with the second as a brilliant flowing move saw Zappacosta’s shot deflected in.
Palace showed some pluck in the second-half having a couple of good chances and a late consolation through Patrick Van Aanholt.
All on our 113th Birthday too.
The eyes of most of the press will have been at Stratford where multiple pitch invasions and protests greatly improved a dull 0-3 West Ham home defeat to Burnley.
Sunday 11 March
West Ham United 0:1 Chelsea
Harvey St Clair netted in the 19th minute to secure the points in and entertaining end-to-end contest. It was something of a miracle there were no further goals as the woodwork rattled regularly at both ends.