That time when Hazard scored a hat-trick drunk and without a night’s sleep!

Eden hazard celebrates vs hull after scoring

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

3-0 Down, 4-3 Up! Then The Old Dougie Fucked It Up!

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.

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