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March 30, 2010
Posted by David Kyle on 03/30/2010

Welcome to the topsy-turvy world of Chelsea!

This time one week ago the blog resembled a collective of virtual sighing and mud slinging at the deficiencies of our ageing team of Chelsea Pensioners.

And today, well surely we are worthy of a different atmosphere after a 12-1 aggregate over two potentially tricky encounters.

Both of which were enhanced by the scoring prowess of our, now, third highest ever scorer - Frank Lampard.

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March 22, 2010
Posted by David Kyle on 03/22/2010

Oh dear, oh dear.

What a disappointing week it has been for Chelsea and their faithful. First dumped out of the Champions' League by a far more organised and better (on the night) team, and then five days later throwing away two points after a seemingly comfortable first half against a less than average Premier League opponent.

2010 has been an ugly year for Chelsea, on and off the pitch, but the fact that a team who has lost six games is top of the table whilst one who has lost ten are still in with a Champions' League shout, shows that the 09/10 season has been ugly all round.

It is quite early to start asking questions for next season, but there are clearly a few things that need changing - and, for once, not the manager!

March 16, 2010
Posted by David Kyle on 03/16/2010

Tonight see's us facing a do-or-die match up against The Special One's Inter Milan team, so how on earth do we overturn the 2-1 deficit from our first leg?

It is clear to see from the first leg those three long weeks ago that Jose has his Inter team lined up very similarly to the Chelsea team he took to back-to-back Premier League titles, so it is essential to exploit the very few weaknesses we possessed back in the day

March 11, 2010
Posted by David Kyle on 03/11/2010

What a quiet week and a bit it's been in Chelsea-ville!

Part of me is hoping that one of our player's is outed as having an affair with Jose Mourinho's missus - if not just to psych out the special one for next week's tantalising second leg against Inter - probably the tie of the competition so far.

News this week is all of Joe Cole's impending exit, Anelka and Ballack signing new deals and Cech making his return to replace Hilarious earlier than expected and Captain fantastic John Terry thanking us, the loyal fans.

Of course we also have the upcoming match against the West Ham, of course managed by former Messiah Gianfranco Zola!

March 1, 2010
Posted by David Kyle on 03/01/2010

What a horrible week it has been for the Blues.

Starting with the defeat in Milan after a terrific team performance, compounded with the horror show that was the 4-2 defeat to Man City on home territory.

Seventeen years ago I was a fresh faced youngster attending, I think, my third ever Chelsea match against Manchester City. The last time we ever lost to City at home in fact, and yes you guessed it - we ended up losing 4-2.

Football is a funny old game indeed.

City have now taken 6 points from us this season, and with all melodrama aside, swept us off our feet in what is possibly one of the worst second half performances in a home game in my memory.

Not So Hilario-us ©AP Photos
Phil Lythell Phil Lythell is a Chelsea season ticket holder and lifelong Blues supporter stretching back to the sepia-tinted days of Kerry Dixon and Pat Nevin. Author of Chelsea-centric blog, Phil has spent his entire life living within a 20 minute walk of Stamford Bridge which has cost him a fortune but has also kept him from those interminable queues outside Fulham Broadway Station giving him more time in the pub to discuss the latest glorious/calamitous/insipid match.

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