Seven goals hide unconvincing performances

Monday 16 October The balls out of the bag exercise for the Women’s Champions League paired us with the Swedish side Rosengard. Based in Malmo the Swedish champions have been ever present in the Champions...
Cahill v Crystal Palace

A bad day at the Palace

Tuesday 10 October Belgium have gone about qualifying for the World Cup in a quietly efficient manner. Roberto Martinez, tipped here as a candidate for the England post, has fashioned a well-oiled machine in the...
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Help Chelsea Veterans in Action

Anyone who approaches Stamford Bridge from the Fulham Broadway side on match day will, at some point, have heard the dulcet Scottish tones of Billy MacLeod urging you to part with your change in...

England snooze fest

Monday 2 October Jack Whitley’s grave marker was unveiled just before the City game. Jack, you’ll remember, spent several years as our ’keeper from ’07 before serving the club as a trainer until 1939. Bruce...
Morata scores against Stoke City

Nine goals in three days

Monday 18 September Chelsea U23 2:2 Manchester United U23 It is a shame we needed to haul ourselves back into this as we dominated proceedings but still found ourselves two down just after the break. Isaac...

European football returns to the Bridge

Tuesday 12 September Chelsea 6:0 Qarabag This couldn’t have been an easier reintroduction to the delights of midweek European football. From Pedro’s lashed opener to the scuffed final effort that went in off Batshuayi and the...

Chelsea FC Fans Boat Trip

The next instalment of the Chelsea FC fans boat trips are back. This time it is Saturday prime time, 13.30-16.15 before the Manchester City home game, which kicks off at 17.30. September 30th We will...
Luiz against Leicester City

International Round Up

Monday 4 September England 2:1 Slovakia We made a meal out of this one. Sleeping from the kick-off England contrived to fall behind by playing like a brunch of puppies with a beach ball. That we...
Asmir Begovic and Matic

Winners and Losers. And then there’s Arsenal

Steal of the day on TDD was undoubtedly how Swansea managed to get Bayern to loan them a player. Well done Paul Clement. But the "How the F*ckDid They Manage That?" award this summer still has to...

What was the Chelsea Independent?

The Chelsea Independent can trace it’s roots back nearly 30 years. That was a time when personal computers were the size of a small car, mobile phones were heavier than a rucksack full of...