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West Ham United Fixture

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust and West Ham United Supporters’ Trust are appalled, yet not surprised, at the predictable farce surrounding the scheduling for the fixture this weekend.  It was totally unacceptable for the fixture date to be altered with a week’s notice, however, the broadcasting companies and the Premier League have still not confirmed the […]

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Chelsea Supporters’ Trust FAQs

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) Board has compiled the following set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help our members better understand terms used and how the sale process works. This updates and builds on the Q&A we produced a couple of weeks ago, which related to our statement of 4th March. It will be […]

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Chelsea F.C. Statement

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust is deeply saddened and shocked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent loss of life. We note Mr Abramovich’s statement (26.2.22) and are seeking urgent clarification on what this statement means for the running of Chelsea FC. The CST board are ready to work with the trustees of The […]

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We’ve Met Before – Burnley

Reproduced with permission from Paul Waterhouse, Bygone Chelsea 1905-99 The long history between Chelsea and Burnley in league football is also interspersed with a number of epic encounters in the F.A. Cup The first ever game to take place between the two sides occurred during Chelsea’s inaugural season in the football league in the 1905-06 […]

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Peter Houseman’s Sliding Door

This piece is an edited extract from ‘Sexton For God’ by Tim Rolls, available now on Amazon and eBay. 24th January 1970. Apart from the League Cup win in 1965, Chelsea had not won a trophy since the unexpected League title fifteen years earlier. The curse of inconsistency meant manager Dave Sexton’s side were unlikely […]

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72-73 League Cup Semi-Final vs Norwich City

An edited extract from ‘Stamford Bridge Is Falling Down’ by Tim Rolls, available on eBay and Amazon. Almost 50 years ago, in late 1972, Chelsea were a club in slow decline, a series of often mediocre performances on making the glory of Athens just 18 months earlier seem a long way off. One chance to […]

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We’ve met before – Brentford

League encounters between Chelsea and Brentford are few and far between, largely due to both clubs occupying different divisions over the years. The golden era for Brentford occurred in the years just before and after World War 2, the Bees often finishing above their more illustrious neighbours in the table. The first game between the […]

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Jimmy Greaves 1940-2021

by Phil Carter    There has never been, nor likely to be, another like him. His goalscoring exploits from his professional career, are scattered about all over the world. I’ve not seen anybody put the following together… And it really is in need of being seen.  Get ready then, for something quite, quite, remarkable.  James […]

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Neil Smith

Hailing from the wilds of Buckinghamshire where he was born in the mid 1950s, Smiffy, as Neil is known to many Chelsea supporters, can trace his lifelong love of the club to the door of cousins who lived on the World’s End Estate less than a mile from Stamford Bridge. By the time he was […]

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Club Match Attendance History

Paul Waterhouse considers the club’s match attendance history Ever since 2003 when we were perceived to be a threat by our paranoid friends in red on Murkeyside we have had to put up with the constant jibes of “No history” and “No fans” In terms of trophies there is no argument from me but the […]