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May 28, 2012
Posted by Phil Lythell on 05/28/2012

Lifting the European Cup for the very first time should be a cause for unbounded joy and delirium. For Chelsea fans the 19th May 2012 was a date that evoked those very emotions yet in the days afterwards there was a tinge of sadness appended to this chapter in the club’s history - the departure of Didier Drogba.

May 21, 2012
Posted by Phil Lythell on 05/21/2012

Chelsea - Champions of Europe. Sounds good doesn't it?

Yet although I saw it happen in Munich and then made it back to London for the parade on Sunday, it still seems so unreal. I've read countless articles and watched the match again and while I know it happened, there remains part of me that can't quite get my head round it.

May 16, 2012
Posted by Phil Lythell on 05/16/2012

Manchester City may have won the Premier League title in the most dramatic manner since Michael Thomas stole the championship for Arsenal in the dying seconds at Anfield in 1989 and England manager Roy Hodgson might have selected an attacking player without a single league goal or assist this season in his Euro 2012 squad in the shape of Stewart Downing, but if you are a Chelsea fan there is only one thing that dominates your thoughts – the Champions League final.

May 12, 2012
Posted by Phil Lythell on 05/12/2012

The recent double-header against Liverpool may have resulted in a 5-3 aggregate loss but there cannot be any doubt as to which was the happier team after the completion of the two matches.

May 4, 2012
Posted by Phil Lythell on 05/04/2012

It seems quite strange that on the eve of English football’s showpiece event, all the talk is not about the FA Cup final but about the news that Chelsea FC have submitted an offer to buy and develop the site of the defunct Battersea Power Station. While that would seem to be the appropriate intro for me to preview events at Wembley, instead I am going to add my two pennies worth to the mix.

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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