After Eden Hazard decided to sign for Chelsea ahead of Manchester United and Arsenal, he still had one game left to play for his erstwhile club Lillie.
According to his then-teammate Rio Mavuba, the Belgian was keen to celebrate his move to the Premier League and decided on a night out with Joe Cole, Dmitri Payet and Mathieu Debuchy. The revelling went on late into the night and Mavuba said that the Belgian was still drunk when he took the pitch: Continue reading
One of the very first known photographs of Stamford Bridge, taken during Chelsea’s Division Two match against West Bromwich in 1905
Pat Nevin recounted how a football match was delayed because the VIP guest hadn’t turned up yet. For an whole hour. In 110 degrees.
Chelsea played Iraq National X1 on 4th March, 1986 in Baghdad. The match attracted an official attendance of 15,000.
Most of us won’t be aware of this but Glasgow Rangers and Chelsea, the ‘Blue Brothers’, have a long and storied relationship that stretches back to the very foundation of the club. A good history lesson for those who want to learn about the club as told by a user on the Chelsea forums.
The ‘King of Stamford Bridge’ scored a spectacular volley which was later voted as the goal of the season. It came against none other than Arsenal in the FA cup.
In the brand new series, Blast from the past, we look at some memorable encounters from the past.
The day was 30th January 1985. Chelsea were being managed by club legend John Neal who has just the Blues to promotion from the 2nd division. They were to face Sheffield United in the replay of the League Cup (then known as the Milk Cup) quarter-finals. The first encounter at Stamford Bridge, two days earlier, had ended in a 1-1 draw with Wednesday’s goalkeeping legend Martin Hodge saving a second-half penalty from Kerry Dixon.