- Mon Aug 14 7:50 PM
Tottenham vs.Chelsea Referee Announced Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 14/08/2017 19:43:52 And it's a familiar face, to Victor Moses
- Mon Aug 14 7:32 PM
Where Would You Play David Luiz
Against Spurs? Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 14/08/2017 19:18:25 In defence or midfield?
- Mon Aug 14 4:13 PM
Your MOTM v Burnley (h) Was………… Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 14/08/2017 16:04:14 Ahead of the Burnley game, here at Vital Chelsea, we never in our wildest dreams visualised the ninety minutes turning out as it did.
- Mon Aug 14 2:43 PM
Chelsea are confident that they will agree a £35 million deal to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
from Arsenal according to the Evening Standard. The Blues have apparently been working on a £35 million deal for the Arsenal utility player. Although no fee has been agreed, Chelsea are becoming increa...
- Mon Aug 14 1:53 PM
First "home" game of the season. We should win this given the players Chelsea have out: Cahill - No Ake/Zouma to replace Fab Costa Hazard Potentially Pedro Bakayoko Whilst we have an almost fully fit squad. For me Wanyama/Son/Trips to start
- Mon Aug 14 1:18 PM
Yep, that’s right. The first time since 1992 (maybe the second, I’ve drunk too much gin to care) that the reigning Premier League champions have not been televised on the opening weekend. Bet they wouldn’t have done that to the Scouse. To my immense amusement though, you have to go back before th...
- Mon Aug 14 1:17 PM
Most pundits will be suggesting the 2017/18 Premier League title may be heading straight back to the Bridge (even after Saturday), but new a study has revealed it could be Liverpool who are best equipped to win the title. Can You Win Anything With Kids? has analysed the most common starting eleve...
- Mon Aug 14 1:04 PM
London (AFP) – For Chelsea’s supporters, Saturday’s calamitous 3-2 loss at home to Burnley will have immediately rekindled uncomfortable memories of their last Premier League title defence. In 2015, Chelsea lost nine of their opening 16 games, costing manager Jose Mourinho his job, and eventually...
- Mon Aug 14 12:53 PM
Chelsea to Rival United for Inter Star? Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 14/08/2017 12:48:33 That`s the latest piece of juicy gossip!
- Mon Aug 14 12:53 PM
Chelsea Enter Race for United Target Vitalfootball: Man Utd: 14/08/2017 12:46:03 But are Inter actually prepared to sell?
- Mon Aug 14 12:53 PM
Chelsea Set to Re-Enter the Race for Dutch Defende Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 14/08/2017 12:45:56 Noise in the media has Chelsea Football Club linked with the acquisition of an international centre-back.
- Mon Aug 14 11:43 AM
One of the major flaws with the English national team has been the inability to put together a cohesive midfield, and at the forefront of that failure has been the lack of recognition as to how important having a defensive midfielder with strong technical ability and courage on the ball under pre...
- Mon Aug 14 10:20 AM
London (AFP) – Out-of-favour Chelsea striker Diego Costa has launched an angry broadside against both the club and manager Antonio Conte, accusing them of treating him like a “criminal”. Costa, 28, has been informed by Conte that he has no future at the club and having been frozen out of the firs...
Cartilage Free Captain
- Mon Aug 14 7:37 AM
Let’s do that again! A recap of match day one: Arsenal won but was ropey as hell defensively. Chelsea had two red cards and lost at home to Burnley. Liverpool proved that they are already in mid-season form, dominating Watford for long stretches but giving up many high quality chances en route to...
- Mon Aug 14 5:50 AM
Five Things: Matic the key for Manchester United, Rooney off to a flier with Everton - originally posted on Sportslens.com The Premier League is back and there’s plenty to discuss. Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger and Wayne Rooney
are amongst the big names who have given us much to ponder on the open...
- Mon Aug 14 5:20 AM
Cherries verses the Champions on BT Sport Vitalfootball: AFC Bournemouth: 14/08/2017 05:12:34 Premier League champions Chelsea's visit to Dean Court has been moved to a later kick off to accommodate BT Sport.
- Mon Aug 14 3:41 AM
Just gonna throw this out there: The Scum have bought the trophy. Lukakau and Matic are a match made in heaven. Add the rest of the squad and they are the team to beat I'm a LFC supporter through and through but this season is only about who's spent th
- Sun Aug 13 11:14 PM
Diego Costa AWOL and Demanding A Bonus Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 13/08/2017 22:58:01 The soap opera rumbles on for another week
- Sun Aug 13 10:07 PM
The Small Things That Add Up For Chelsea Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 13/08/2017 21:48:06 It was only one game, all is not lost, things will get better
- Sun Aug 13 7:38 PM
Schalke in talks to sign Chelsea defender, confirms club official - originally posted on Sportslens.com Bundesliga outfit FC Schalke 04 are officially negotiating a deal to sign Chelsea left back Abdul ‘Baba’ Rahman, said club sporting director Christian Heidel. The Ghana international spent last...
- Sun Aug 13 6:11 PM
I can't remember a game where we so thoroughly outplayed the opposition since Sir Alex left. With Matic there dominating the midfield and Lukaku finishing off the chances, adding to the creativity we had in so many games last year makes for very exciting times!
- Sun Aug 13 4:05 PM
London (AFP) – Antonio Rudiger has called on his Chelsea team-mates to make amends for their shock loss against Burnley by bouncing back against title rivals Tottenham next weekend. Antonio Conte’s side began the defence of their Premier League crown with an embarrassing 3-2 defeat against Burnle...
Republik Of Mancunia
- Sun Aug 13 3:17 PM
De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Blind; Matic, Pogba, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford; Lukaku. Subs: Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Fellaini, Herrera, Lingard, Martial. The RoM 2017-18 Season Preview is available for just £5. It includes an EXCLUSIVE interview with Paul Scholes, a Q&A with the country's t...
- Sun Aug 13 3:00 PM
and Nemanja Matic will be handed their Manchester United Premier League debuts from the start this afternoon. The Manchester United lineup for our first game of the 2017-18 Premier League season is as follows: David de Gea; Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Daley Blind; Nem...
- Sun Aug 13 1:52 PM
Eduardo Looking for Chelsea Exit Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 13/08/2017 13:32:51 There could be some movement on the goalkeeping front at Chelsea before the transfer window closes.
- Sun Aug 13 1:27 PM
Christensen - A Chance to Shine? Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 13/08/2017 13:22:57 With Chelsea hit by early season suspensions!
- Sun Aug 13 12:47 PM
Rahman Set to Re-Join Schalke Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 13/08/2017 12:23:56 Like many, I`ve lost count as to how many Chelsea players have gone out on loan.
- Sun Aug 13 11:18 AM
Good post BBB. While I don't want us to become a city or a Chelsea, plastic fuckers that they are, teams which we made fun of and teams which everyone hates because of buying success, I don't want us to become an Arsenal either where top 4 is the sky.
- Sun Aug 13 11:06 AM
Jose Mourinho is delighted at Manchester United’s signing of Nemanja Matic this summer by saying the midfielder is a “perfect player” for him. The United boss has been quoted by Sky Sports this morning ahead of our 2017-18 Premier League opener versus West Ham. Matic joined from rivals Chelsea in...
- Sun Aug 13 10:38 AM
Who should get these shirt numbers for next season ? To get the ball rolling (total fantasy): 2-Fabinho 7-Willian 9-Morata 10-Neymar 15-Linderlöf
- Sun Aug 13 10:18 AM
It Could Be As far Off As September Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 13/08/2017 10:11:15 The opening day defeat, to Burnley, wasn`t exactly the best preparation ahead of an away game against Tottenham Hotspur, at Wembley.
- Sun Aug 13 9:56 AM
Chelsea Striker's Weight Concerns Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 13/08/2017 09:38:27 Yesterday, whilst Chelsea were slipping to a Premier League opening day defeat to Burnley, Diego Costa was conspicuous by his absence.
- Sun Aug 13 9:56 AM
Chelsea Willing to Sell Hazard? Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 13/08/2017 09:24:50 Yesterday, it was evident by the youthfulness of the bench, in the defeat to Burnley, just how paper-thin the Chelsea squad is at the moment.
- Sun Aug 13 9:18 AM
Dyche Thrilled With Chelsea Start Vitalfootball: Burnley: 13/08/2017 09:12:39 Manager Sean Dyche has hailed our finest 45 minutes during his time as manager as Burnley put Chelsea to the sword in the Premier League opener.
- Sun Aug 13 3:35 AM
London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has accepted he may have to embed a new formation in his team if they continue to have players sent off. After being reduced to 10 men in both the FA Cup final and the Community Shield, Conte’s men finished the opening game of their Premier League titl...
- Sat Aug 12 10:11 PM
Chelsea Starting XI vs. Tottenham Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 12/08/2017 21:58:57 Just over a week to go but it may not be as easy as Spurs think
- Sat Aug 12 9:13 PM
Debutants Shine As Groves Predicts Decline Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 12/08/2017 20:54:56 Not the best start to the season let's hope things improve
- Sat Aug 12 8:14 PM
London (AFP) – Sam Vokes scored twice as Burnley torpedoed defending champions Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in one of the most sensational opening-weekend results in English top-flight history. Chelsea had captain Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas sent off and Burnley took full advantag...
- Sat Aug 12 7:10 PM
Burnley (h) - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Stat Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 12/08/2017 18:54:54 One game played, one loss suffered, three points behind the league leaders and nearer to the bottom of the table than the top.
- Sat Aug 12 6:45 PM
London (AFP) – Sam Vokes scored twice as Burnley torpedoed defending champions Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in one of the most sensational opening-weekend results in English top flight history. Chelsea had captain Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas sent off and Burnley took full advantag...
- Sat Aug 12 6:45 PM
London (AFP) – Champions Chelsea had Gary Cahill
and Cesc Fabregas sent off as the defence of their Premier League title began with a stunning 3-2 home defeat by Burnley on Saturday. Disjointed and embarrassed in the first half, Chelsea threatened to mount the most unlikely of comebacks in a stir...
Cartilage Free Captain
- Sat Aug 12 6:36 PM
The defending champs will be without a few key pieces when they come to Wembley next Sunday. You’d be forgiven as a Tottenham fan if you were a little nervous looking ahead to next Sunday’s Week 2 match against defending Premier League champions Chelsea at Wembley Stadium. However, both Gary Cahi...
- Sat Aug 12 6:23 PM
Conte Talks About Loss to Burnley Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 12/08/2017 18:14:06 This afternoon Chelsea lost their first opening day fixture, at home, for twenty-four years.
- Sat Aug 12 6:05 PM
Burnley (h) - Fly on the Wall Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 12/08/2017 17:53:37 Imagine the scene, we`re inside the dressing room for the first time in the new season, in what could be a regular feature.
- Sat Aug 12 6:00 PM
Every other team gets a fresh thread for the upcoming season. Here's one for the Champions. Squad at the end of last season: GKs - Courtois, Eduardo Defs -Alonso, Zouma, Ake, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Luiz, Aina, Alonso, Moses, Kenedy Mids- Chalobah, Kante, Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek, Matic Fwds -Hazard,...
- Sat Aug 12 5:10 PM
Anyone who caught the end of the Chelsea Burnley game there will have noticed that 9-man Chelsea put the sword to 11-man Burnley. What is it with this phenomenon? It happens all the time that the team he goes a man down all of a sudden start playing better. A team with 8 outfield players should b...
- Sat Aug 12 5:09 PM
Chelsea 2 Burnley 3 Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 12/08/2017 16:50:55 Chelsea slipped to defeat, at home to Burnley in a thrilling game laced with incident.
- Sat Aug 12 5:09 PM
My Mourinho one was called premature and ended up being a roaring success so lets do this 13th November 2017.
- Sat Aug 12 2:06 PM
Chelsea v Burnley - Team-Sheets Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 12/08/2017 13:55:39 Chelsea commence the defence of the Premier League trophy they won last season with a home fixture against Burnley.
- Sat Aug 12 10:00 AM
Has the Drinkwater to Chelsea Deal Stalled? Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 12/08/2017 09:44:27 Well there's been a communication breakdown!
- Sat Aug 12 8:59 AM
The reigning Premier League champions kick off their title defence at home to Burnley. Chelsea kick off their Premier League title defence at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, as they play host to Sean Dyche’s Burnley . It's a game the Blues really ought to win, though their opponents did establish th...
- Sat Aug 12 8:20 AM
Silence by the board may be golden in the end. Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 12/08/2017 07:57:11 My perspective.
- Sat Aug 12 7:30 AM
Chelsea v Burnley - Fascinating Facts Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 12/08/2017 07:18:44 The Premier League 2017 / 2018 season starts in earnest this afternoon when the champions take on Burnley.
- Sat Aug 12 7:30 AM
Match Day Moments - Burnley (h) Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 12/08/2017 06:57:57 So here we are, I`m back on English soil just in time for the 2017 / 2018 Premier League season to begin.
- Sat Aug 12 1:45 AM
Quote from Beerbelly on Today at 12:36:44 am Need to camouflage our best players better. Teams like Chelsea, Citeh and the like never seem ripe for the picking as much as we do. Put a stand-out South American in a tea
- Fri Aug 11 9:52 PM
Manager`s Update: Chelsea`s Premier League Target` Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 11/08/2017 21:46:53 The pre-match press conferences have begun and the managers have spoken
- Fri Aug 11 8:50 PM
Official: Lewis Baker Heads To Middlesbrough Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 11/08/2017 20:33:03 Another player leaves Chelsea to gain more playing time
- Fri Aug 11 6:36 PM
Antonio Conte Press Conference Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 11/08/2017 18:24:10 Football's back and I can't wait
- Fri Aug 11 5:15 PM
London (AFP) – Antonio Conte insists he isn’t looking for sympathy despite admitting Chelsea are facing problems at the start of their Premier League title defence. Conte has been frustrated by Chelsea’s failure to land his top transfer targets while the champions’ title rivals embarked on multi-...
- Fri Aug 11 4:10 PM
Lindelof, Lukaku & Matic in so far. Jose wants one more piece to complete his jigsaw puzzle In 4 days we could be reportedly close to signing someone - as of today - not yet mentioned as a Utd target I'm thinking #4 hasn't dragged this long (Jose gave the list in March) without it being someone v...
- Fri Aug 11 4:07 PM
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40856491 13 of 40 think we will win it and our consensus overall position is 2nd behind City (25 picks). Chelsea and Spurs with one prediction each. The consensus top 4 is - 1.City 2.United 3.Chelsea 4.Liverpool Lawro predicts Liverpool to come 4th which is stran...
- Fri Aug 11 3:45 PM
Go on let’s have one more go at the Game of Thrones analogies as we have a ponder about what is to come, I enjoyed those and if you didn’t manage the biblical length of the A to Z of preseason bit I did you would have missed them. If you don’t know now what I am going on about,...
- Fri Aug 11 2:12 PM
John King (author of ‘The Football Factory’) and Martin Knight (biographer of Peter Osgood, Charlie Cooke and George Best), through their London Books publishing company, are looking to crowdfund an updated, expanded version of the classic Alan Hudson autobiography The Working Man’s Ballet . Alan...
- Fri Aug 11 1:56 PM
Chelsea will kick off the Premier League season with a favorable spot at home against Burnley, while Manchester City is road chalk against Brighton and Hove Albion. With a 30-5-3 record last season, Chelsea held off Tottenham Hotspur , Manchester City and the rest of the Premier League to win the...
- Fri Aug 11 1:56 PM
Following the defeat by Arsenal in the community shield on Sunday, a lot of questions are being asked. It's good to note that since the arrival of Roman Abramovich Chelsea have had the upper hand against Arsenal for the most part. However, in their last two competitive games, Chelsea simply haven...
- Fri Aug 11 10:56 AM
Which English Player Should Conte Sign Poll Result Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 11/08/2017 10:46:57 Who would best suit the Chelsea line up, answers here
- Fri Aug 11 10:35 AM
Watford and Newcastle to pick up surprise points. City and Chelsea will win comfortably. Leicester and Arsenal will be a good game but Arse will come out on top.
- Fri Aug 11 8:43 AM
Our First Look At The Chelsea Injury Table This Se Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 11/08/2017 08:07:02 Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Chelsea FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.
- Fri Aug 11 8:00 AM
Tottenham’s Danny Rose
disgruntled with club; prepared to push for Chelsea move - originally posted on Sportslens.com Danny Rose
has criticised Tottenham Hotspur over its pay structure and transfer dealings. From Sportslens.com - Football News | Football Blog
- Fri Aug 11 6:27 AM
Carragher tips Conte for Chelsea exit - originally posted on Sportslens.com Jamie Carragher
believes Antonio Conte won’t be the Chelsea boss this time next year. Conte is eager to build on last season’s Premier League triumph and recently said he was keen to avoid another “Mourinho season” after...
- Fri Aug 11 12:33 AM
Predicts Blues To Retain Title Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 11/08/2017 00:16:55 You have got to love this man
- Thu Aug 10 1:57 PM
Mee & Morata Vitalfootball: Burnley: 10/08/2017 13:44:47 Burnley centre half Ben Mee has said he hopes we catch Chelsea cold this weekend in the 2017/18 Premier League kick off and he's relishing the battle against Alvaro Morata.
- Thu Aug 10 12:04 PM
Matic Strengthens United's Title Bid Vitalfootball: Man Utd: 10/08/2017 11:46:59 Chelsea's selling Matic to Manchester United has been branded 'horrendous' by Phil Neville who feels the Red Devils would now be favoured ahead of the Blues to win the title.
- Thu Aug 10 11:43 AM
Chelsea Midfielder Reveals United Talks Vitalfootball: Man Utd: 10/08/2017 11:35:40 Willian has confirmed, well, at least revealed, he held talks with Manchester United about a transfer to Old Trafford but Chelsea wouldn't sell.
- Thu Aug 10 8:40 AM
Antonio Conte has re-iterated that Chelsea must sign three or four more players to strengthen the squad ahead of the new season. Reports state that Chelsea are reluctant until they see how things play out in the first few games of the season. It's become clear that Nemanja Matic was sold by Chels...
- Thu Aug 10 7:22 AM
Chelsea vs. Burnley Pre Pre-Match Preview Vitalfootball: Chelsea: 10/08/2017 06:58:50 There's bound to another one
- Thu Aug 10 7:15 AM
Benitez closing in on highly rated South American, Newcastle set to sign versatile attacker - originally posted on Sportslens.com Chelsea winger Kenedy is set to spend the next season on loan at Newcastle United. According to Daily Mail, Chelsea are keen for the player to gain some valuable first...