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August 23, 2010
Posted by David Kyle on 08/23/2010

And so the dream story continues. After yet another thumping and emphatic victory, Chelsea have now smashed in 20 goals in their last 3 Premier League games.

It is always worth pointing out that these have all come against Wigan and West Brom, but at the end of the day their is no need to dress down what has been an impressive masterclass in attacking football.

As with the first game of the season it was a slow first half, with Wigan even on top for periods, yet it cannot help but be impressive when Chelsea maul teams in as unflinching a manner as was evident on Saturday evening.

Yossi Benayoun 1 Joe Cole 0 ©Getty Images
August 15, 2010
Posted by David Kyle on 08/15/2010

Oh stability, how we oft craved you in the past.

How ever much we needed you, even though we were still reeling from the excitement of numerous transfers in and out the voice of footballing reason would be questioning the lack of stability in making wholesale changes - as is it no doubt ringing in the ears of Man City fans as we speak.

The match yesterday was a sign of exactly what hanging on to the same personnel can do.

Although I won't retract my earlier statement of needing a couple more fresh faces and a bit more creativity, maybe I will eat my words when it comes to questioning the ages of our players - something I'll do with pleasure.

August 1, 2010
Posted by David Kyle on 08/01/2010

Chelsea fell to a second successive friendly defeat on Friday, not particularly scary news considering the team who lost to Ajax was mostly young and today's defeated team consisted of players playing their first game since the World Cup.

The worrying part is that to retain the title we surely need to strengthen in certain parts where we we're perhaps lacking last season - added to the fact that our ageing squad is yet another year older.

Fernando Hw Mch 2 Join CFC? ©AP-Photos

The release of a few players and signing of Yossi Benayoun is surely not enough to compete for another year - although we do undeniably have some interesting talent coming through the ranks, many aren't ready for the travails of a full Premier League season just yet.

So what do we need?

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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