In the first of the Emirates FA Cup fifth-round action, Chelsea made sure they showed no complacency as they comfortably brushed aside Hull by four goals to nil. Willian helped himself to a brace while Pedro and Olivier Giroud also got on the scoresheet.
After their 3-0 win over Newcastle in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round, Chelsea were drawn against Hull City in the fifth round and we take a look at their last three meetings with the Tigers.
The transfer saga concerning the potential move of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid has taken yet another twist, one that Chelsea fans might take some confidence from. Ever since the rumours began a couple of years ago, it has looked as though Hazard has been on the verge of a big money switch to the Spanish capital but until now, it has never materialised.
Ahead of Chelsea’s huge UEFA Champions League first-leg clash with Barcelona in a week’s time, Alvaro Morata has had his say on their Spanish opponents.
There was plenty of uncertainty in the air at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening despite the Blues facing bottom-of-the-table West Brom.
Chelsea’s last attempted title defence in the 2015/16 season was nothing short of abysmal, one of the worst in Premier League history in fact. And, after their domination of the top flight last term, they are facing another lacklustre campaign.
There is a lot of speculation surrounding Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea Football Club and as they always do, rumours are flying around about who will replace the Italian when his time is up at Stamford Bridge.
The pressure has been gradually building on Antonio Conte since the beginning of the season regarding his job as Chelsea manager.
Chelsea were well and truly outplayed on a night where they succumbed to a 4-1 demolition from London rivals Watford.
Eden Hazard is having a fantastic season for Chelsea and as always with a player in fine form, the transfer rumours have begun to gather some pace. It may come as a surprise that it isn’t Real Madrid who have been linked with the Belgium international in the last few days – it is actually the Blues’ Premier League rivals, Manchester City.
Chelsea made no mistake of booking their place in the FA Cup fifth round with a convincing 3-0 win over Newcastle United at the first time of asking. The game was labelled as a potential banana skin for Antonio Conte’s side but two goals from Michy Batshuayi and a fabulous Marcos Alonso free-kick put that beyond doubt.
It is no secret that Chelsea have been looking to sign a target man during this transfer window. They have been laughed at for their supposed interest in Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch, among others. According to reports today, there’s another striker that they are being linked to that would certainly raise some eyebrows at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea and Arsenal played out a goalless draw in their EFL Cup semi-final first leg two weeks ago at Stamford Bridge. The Blues had plenty of opportunities to take a lead into the second leg of the tie but squandered several good chances.
Leicester City beat Watford 2-0 yesterday to put themselves seventh in the Premier League table and a certain Riyad Mahrez scored a magnificent second goal to add another £5 million to his ever-increasing price tag. He is a player that is allegedly under the watchful eye of several big European sides and it is understood that at one time or another, Chelsea have been interested in acquiring the Algerian winger.
Chelsea travelled to the Amex Stadium looking to bounce back after back-to-back league draws with Leicester City and Arsenal. They made sure they weren’t going to fall victim to a stalemate again by stuffing four goals past a spirited Brighton side.
One of the biggest transfer stories of the summer included Alexis Sanchez’s apparent desire to leave to Arsenal. Due to his contract at the Emirates having just under a year to run at the time, the price offered certainly didn’t justify the quality of the Chilean forward. The situation never came to anything but with Arsenal’s shocking season so far, he is now the talk of the January window with a fee of £30 million being discussed.
On the back of Chelsea’s goalless draw on Wednesday evening with Arsenal, they failed to better that result in their Premier League clash with Leicester City.
Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg between Chelsea and Arsenal was just the second English football match to use VAR (Video Assistant Referee). The fact that the new concept stole the show with no incorrect or controversial decisions says everything you need to know about the game of football.
Chelsea haven’t messed about or wasted time in this transfer window and they have already completed one signing, one that many football fans would have expected in the summer. Ross Barkley made the move from Everton for a fee of £15 million, a bargain in today’s market justified only by the fact that his contract at Goodison Park was set to run out in the summer.
Chelsea failed to assert their authority as favourites as they could only manage a goalless draw with Championship side Norwich City in the FA Cup third round. This means the two sides will face off at Stamford Bridge in the replay in a week and a half’s time where the winner will find themselves in the pot for the fourth round.
The first London derby of the year certainly didn’t disappoint and the spoils were shared at the Emirates after it ended 2-2 thanks to some injury-time excitement at both ends.
It has taken just three days in 2018 for the famous rivalry between Arsenal and Chelsea to return and there isn’t expected to be any love lost for both sides.
On the back of a comfortable 2-0 win over Brighton, Chelsea flexed their muscles again at Stamford Bridge with a 5-0 demolition of Stoke City, who are reportedly considering the position of their manager, Mark Hughes.
The Premier League festive period is notorious for being extremely busy and for throwing up some very unexpected results. Chelsea faced two matches in four days: the first away at Everton on the 23rd before facing Brighton at home on Boxing Day.