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Chelsea V Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in the F.A.Cup 3rd Round. 1978

Paul Waterhouse recalls 7th January 1978 when Chelsea played Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in the F.A.Cup 3rd Round. After a two year break Chelsea were back in the First Division and despite the continued financial restraints the largely young side had done reasonably well so far. The season was just past the halfway point and […]

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Chelsea Supporters’ Trust Ticketing Survey

Thank you to all our members who took the time to complete our recent survey. This survey was created to find out the views of the current ticketing systems, processes, and policies. The responses ensure we can best reflect the thoughts of our members when we engage with the club. The survey report can be […]

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Jack Leslie v Chelsea

Ahead of the Chelsea v Plymouth Argyle game Greg Foxsmith of the Jack Leslie Campaign tells the story of former Argyle player, Jack Leslie, who should have been the first black player to play for England Chelsea have a 4th round FA Cup home tie against Plymouth Argyle (League One) this weekend (Saturday, 12.30 KO, […]

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WE’VE MET BEFORE – Plymouth Argyle

Paul Waterhouse of Bygone Chelsea 1905-99 looks at our past record against Saturday’s FA Cup opponents. League encounters between Chelsea and Plymouth Argyle are few and far between, in fact, only accounting for six fixtures between 1962-63 and 1976-77. However, in cup football there is a longer history between both clubs and the F.A. Cup […]

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Chelsea’s Youngest Ever Player and Goalscorer

by @ChelseaChadder Long before foreign owners came to buy up English football clubs, teams would rely on local talent including the use of their own academy and youth systems. The FA Youth Cup was set up in 1952 and Chelsea were winners in both 1960 and 1961. They boasted future stars and legends such as […]

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WE’VE MET BEFORE – Tottenham Hotspur

Paul Waterhouse of Bygone Chelsea 1905-99 recounts some of our famous encounters over the years with our next league opponents, Tottenham Hotspur. Although the rivalry between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur is one of the most intense in English Football, certainly as far as supporters of both clubs are concerned, it is only a fairly recent […]

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CST Ticketing Progress Update and Survey Launch – January 2022

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust (CST) continues to share the frustrations of all supporters with regards to the VWR (Virtual Waiting Room), the Ticketing System and a number of the existing ticketing policies. On 4.11.21, the CST informed our members that improving the ticket buying process for supporters is a top priority of the Trust. Over […]

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Nice One, Cyril…

As Chelsea sit relatively comfortably placed after the first-leg against Tottenham, Tim Rolls takes a chance to look back on an epic League Cup semi-final between the bitter rivals, from 50 years ago. In December 1971, the League Cup was Chelsea’s best chance of European qualification that season. Humiliatingly knocked out of the Cup-Winner’s Cup […]

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The Dam Busters Theme vs Take Your Father’s Gun. The Chelsea/Leeds Rivalry.

Tim Rolls recounts some infamous encounters with Leeds United. There are few footballing rivalries that merit their own Wikipedia page. The hostility between Leeds United and Chelsea is one of these. Popular supposition is often that the Chelsea and Leeds rivalry emanates from the 1970 FA Cup Final and, particularly, the replay. Not quite true. […]

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Chelsea v Man Utd in the late 60s – Sell-Out Crowds,  Massive Interest, Cracking Games

Tim Rolls reflects on past encounters with Manchester United. In the late 1960s, the most glamorous side in English football was undoubtedly Manchester United. League winners and European Champions. They filled grounds wherever they went. Irregular home fans were attracted to watch them, United took plenty of supporters with them wherever they went and there […]