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WE’VE MET BEFORE – Crystal Palace

In the lead up to our Semi-Final clash at Wembley on Sunday, Paul Waterhouse looks back at previous FA Cup encounters against Crystal Palace. Chelsea and Crystal Palace both have an F.A. Cup link that stretches all the way back to the 1905-06 season when Chelsea were in their first campaign in league football. Crystal […]

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The Doc and The Lord

Ahead of our match against Burnley, Tim Rolls looks back our past encounters in the 1960’s A trip to Turf Moor on Saturday. It could be lively, but probably not as edgy as such games were sixty years ago. Encounters between Chelsea and Burnley in the early- and mid-1960s were often enlivened by an ongoing […]

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Forget your history, we’re going to Moscow

@ChelseaChadder looks back at a memorable European night against Liverpool Chelsea 3 Liverpool 230th April 2008 UEFA Champions League Semi-Final (2nd Leg), Stamford Bridge Chelsea; Petr Cech, Ashley Cole, Claude Makelele, Michael Essien, Ricardo Carvalho, Frank Lampard (Andriy Shevchenko 119), Joe Cole (Nicolas Anelka 90), Didier Drogba, Michael Ballack, Salomon Kalou (Florent Malouda 70), John […]

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The FA Cup comeback

ChelseaChadder looks back at  remarkable FA Cup match against Liverpool in 1997 Chelsea 4 Liverpool 226th January 1997 FA Cup Round 4Stamford Bridge Chelsea; Kevin Hitchcock, Dan Petrescu, Frank Leboeuf, Steve Clarke, Gianluca Vialli, Dennis Wise, Roberto Di Matteo, Scott Minto (Mark Hughes 46), Frank Sinclair, Eddie Newton, Gianfranco Zola Scorers; Vialli (2), Hughes, Zola […]

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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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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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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 […]