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Stamford Chidge is joined by Jonathan Kydd, Mark Worrall and Joe Tweeds to look back at the matches against Everton and Brighton and look forward to Chelsea v Stoke on Saturday. On the show tonight we’ll be asking why Chelsea has been so schizophrenic this season and have they been wasteful or just unlucky? In part two we praise Cesar, the great assister; and Morata and Alonso for being head and shoulders above Brighton. And we’ll have a chat about Boxing Day fixtures – are they all that as Adrian Durham might say! In part three we look back at a frustrating draw against Everton and look forward to keeping the momentum going against Stoke on Saturday. In part four no emails this week, but as it’s the last show of the year, we’ll reflect back on Chelsea in 2017 and reveal our hopes for 2018.
Stamford Chidge is joined by Chelsea legend Kerry Dixon to look back at the wins against Bournemouth and Southampton and look ahead to Saturday's match away to Everton. Chelsea put their supporters through the ringer in the Carabao Cup quarter final against Bournemouth, but the 2-1 win courtesy of Alvaro Morata's injury time goal puts us through to our 32nd semi-final since 1994. It also means that we'll be facing Arsenal in the semi-final who we'll be playing 3 times in the space of a couple of weeks. Kerry discusses this and the performance of young Ethan Ampadu, a real prospect but can he break through? Looking back to the Southampton match, while it keeps the momentum going, does Kerry think we were wasteful or just unlucky and what does he think of the selection of Willian, Hazard and Pedro instead of Morata or Batshuayi? Everton have found some form since Big Sam Allardyce took over, but will it be a stern test for Chelsea on Saturday and how much will it be down to him? Is his record against Chelsea a myth and how much of it is down to the manager anyway? Kerry gives us the lowdown. Finally Kerry and Chidge would like to wish all of our listeners a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. UTC!
Stamford Chidge is joined by Jonathan Kydd, Dan Silver and Joe Tweeds to look back on Chelsea's wins against Southampton & Huddersfield and a look ahead to the Caraboa Cup quarter final against Bournemouth. On the show tonight we’ll be asking whether three up front and a falsie is a viable option to break down stubborn premier league teams. In part two we give Saint Marcos of Alonso due credit for another top performance and a cracking free kick and ask should Luiz stay or should he go now. In part three we look back at a top night ooop North in Huddersfield and look forward to our League Cup quarter final against Bournemouth on Wednesday night. In part four we have loads of emails to read out including a rant about Conte and a ticking off for JK about rumour mongering.
Chelsea legend Kerry Dixon joins Stamford Chidge to look back at an up and down week for Chelsea with defeat to West Ham last weekend and a win away to Huddersfield in the week. Kerry also gives us his thoughts on the match against Southampton on Saturday. After the defeat to West Ham was Conte right to admit that the title has gone and can tiredness really be an excuse for the sluggish performance? What message did starting Willian, Hazard and Pedro against Huddersfield send to Michy Batshuayi? After all with a 3-1 win it is hard to argue against it? Which Chelsea side will turn up against Southampton on Saturday? Will the Saints park the bus and will an early goal be crucial for Chelsea?
Stamford Chidge is joined by Jonathan Kydd, Tony Glover and Alex Churchill aka The Girl Who Likes Balls to look back on a wasteful defeat to West Ham and the Champions League draw where we renew hostilities with Barcelona. On the show tonight we’ll be asking whether the title challenge really has ended; was Conte right to be so brutally honest and what can we expect for the rest of the season? In part two we ask whilst losing to West Ham was a nasty case of déjà vu is it a case of stop Hazard; stop Chelsea or is there something wrong with team selection and squad rotation. And to lighten the mood we’ll be hearing from Alex about her experience of watching the match in the Football Factory at Legends in New York City. In part three we discuss today’s draw for the Champions League round of 16 where Chelsea has drawn Barcelona. Are we happy? What are our chances and is this the competition we should now focus on. In part four we have loads of emails to read out in the latest episode of JK-nory!
Chelsea Legend Kerry Dixon joins Stamford Chidge to look ahead to this Saturday's match away to West Ham and look back to the Newcastle and Atletico Madrid matches. Chelsea rue missed chances against Atletico Madrid in midweek and now face the prospect of a round of 16 tie against Barcelona, PSG or Besiktas, but was it the matches against Roma that were the real problem? Eden Hazard came to the fore against Newcastle last week and Kerry believes he is becoming one of our best ever players, but he needs to keep delivering. Danny Drinkwater impressed as did Victor Moses returning from injury which may help Antonio Conte with 7 matches in the next 21 days to get through. Looking ahead to the match against West Ham on Saturday, Kerry believes that while the Hammers should not be underestimated, Chelsea should be more than good enough to take all three points and hopefully make up ground on Utd and City. In association with chelseafan12.com Memorabilia - Shop - News - Video - Fanzone THE HOME OF THE 12TH MAN! - "THE FAN" Follow ChelseaFan12 on twitter: @Fan12Chelsea
Stamford Chidge is joined by Jonathan Kydd, Mark Worrall and Joe Tweeds to look back at a dazzling performance by Eden Hazard in the win against Newcastle on Saturday. On the show tonight we’ll be following the FA Cup draw and talking about why the 3rd round is special and why we love the FA Cup and discussing who Chelsea have got. In part two we ask is Eden Hazard in terms of skill and ability the best player we have seen at Chelsea? We’ll also be handing the plaudits to Andreas Christensen, Danny Drinkwater, Victor Moses and Morata and reminiscing on a fine Chelsea Saturday. In part three we look at today’s news confirming what we already knew that Mark Clattenberg’s name really is Twattenberg with his confession that he did’t do his job and send three Spurs players off as he feared the media reaction. An absolute disgrace but what will the ramifications be? We’ll also talk about the rumours that Roman Abramovich is about to offer Leonid Slutsky a job, but don’t worry Antonio Conte is safe…for now! In part four we have loads of emails to read out so strap yourself in!
For the first time in about 5 years, The Chelsea FanCast broadcast live from a pub after the Newcastle match. Held in the Chelsea Pensioner pub just round the corner from Stamford Bridge, the podcast was a joint effort between Chelsea FanCast and our podcasting cousins from the USA - London is Blue - who were over for the match with a group of fellow Chelsea supporters from the States. Stamford Chidge was joined by fellow FanCasters Jonathan Kydd, Alex 'The Girl Who Likes Ball's' Churchill and Dan Silver and from London is Blue, Brandon Busbee, Nick Verlaney and Dan Dormer all joined by a lively audience who were definitely fueled by Guinness and enjoying the post match glow of 3 points against the Geordies. The boys discussed the Newcastle match with Eden Hazard once again on fine form and dazzling us all with a superb 2 goal performance. Unlike Kevin Friend who was not the first referee to put in a stinker at the Bridge. Of course the return of Rafa was on the agenda and Chidge has plenty to say about the revisionism that seems to have occurred in the 4 years since Rafa thankfully left the Bridge. The London is Blue boys discuss what it is like for them to watch Chelsea play in the flesh, how much fun the pre and post-match is and how important understanding terrace culture is to them. Tim Rolls, author of the 'Diamonds, Dynamos and Devils' book about the Tommy Docherty Chelsea side of the 1960's popped in to have a chat about the book and also the new 'Carefree: Chelsea Chants and Terrace Culture' book written by Mark Worrall and Walter Otton. All this plus plenty of questions from the audience and lots and lots of Chelsea songs! A proper old school Chelsea FanCast-London is Blue mash up!
Stamford Chidge is joined by Jonathan Kydd, Alex Churchill (The Girl Who Likes Balls) and Tony Glover to look back at the draw against Liverpool at the weekend and the win against Qarabag in the Champions' League. On the show tonight we’ll be asking did Conte make a tactical error or was it a tactical masterstroke resting Fabregas and then bringing him and Willian on to score? In part two we applaud Willian for rescuing a point and ask why does he get a hard time from so called fans? We applaud Cesar Azpilicueta for a man of the match performance – Chelsea’s Mr Consistency and we debate whether Klopp has the edge over Conte. In part three we look back at Chelsea’s win against Qarabag and look forward to Swansea at home on Wednesday and Chelsea’s fixtures up until January. Can we catch City? In part four we have many, many emails to read out – no pressure JK!
Stamford Chidge is joined by Anfield HQ supremo Oliver Bond who go head to head to discuss this Saturday's match between Liverpool and Chelsea. Chidge and Oliver discuss origins of the rivalry between Liverpool and Chelsea; what Oliver thinks of Jurgen Klopp and what it would mean to Liverpool supporters to win the Premier League. Looking ahead to Liverpool v Chelsea on Saturday, we discuss what effect both teams results in the Champions' League will have and what the relative key strengths and weakness' are and the key players who will determine a win for each side. Finally, we nail our colours to the mast and predict the outcome of the match.
Chelsea legend Kerry Dixon looks back at Chelsea's impressive wins against West Brom and Qarabag and looks ahead to this weekend's match against Liverpool. An easy win against Qarabag saw Chelsea qualify for the next stage of the Champions' league with a match to spare. Willian impressed scoring two superb goals and 'assisting' by winning two penalties. More important, key players were rested and those who played hardly had to break into a sweat and Chelsea seem to have a 'plan B'. Last weekend's 4-0 win against West Brom continues Chelsea's winning run and Hazard and Morata appear to be developing a telepathic relationship. Another impressive performance by Christensen begs the question will he be the young player to break through in to the first team. Kerry certainly hopes so. Looking ahead to the Liverpool match, Kerry feels that the key will be the two defences. If Chelsea can contain Liverpool's forward threat of Salah and Mane, then they should come away with all three points. Another win will be important to keep the run going and to keep the confidence building.
Stamford Chidge is joined by Jonathan Kydd, Dan Silver and Clayton Beerman to look back at a very satisfying win away to West Brom and to look ahead to the matches against Qarabag and Liverpool. On the show tonight we’ll be asking is the 3:5:2 here to stay and how does it get the best out of Hazard, Morata and Fabregas. In part two we look at the Incredible Hazard (you won’t like him when he’s angry); the blossoming partnership between the Belgian maestro and Morata and when will referees take action against those who try to injure Hazard. We’ll also ask whether Christensen will get a run in the side having deposed Luiz. In part three we look forward to the Qarabag and Liverpool matches – a big week for Chelsea. In part four we have a roundup of the latest Chelsea supporter news and your emails.
Chelsea legend Kerry Dixon joins Stamford Chidge to look back at Chelsea's victory against Man Utd; Ruben Loftus-Cheek impressing for England; Michael Emenalo's departure and a preview of West Brom v Chelsea this Saturday.
Full recording of the Pat Nevin Q&A at the Chelsea Supporters' Trust SGM held in October... After the recent Chelsea Supporters' Trust SGM, we were delighted at have former Chelsea player, Pat Nevin as our special guest. Pat Nevin is one of Chelsea’s most loved former players and graced the Stamford Bridge pitch with his style and flair in the 1980’s. Pat is now a respected and insightful football pundit working predominantly with BBC Radio 5 Live and many Chelsea supporters will have read his erudite blogs in ChelseaFC.com. Pat talked about his career with Chelsea and gave us his thoughts on the current Chelsea side, modern football and working in the media. The full Q&A can be heard here
The Chelsea Supporters' Trust held their first SGM of the season in the Atlas Pub recently. The Agenda covered subjects uppermost in Chelsea Supporters minds including the issue of Kick-Off times and their re-scheduling for TV covered by Tim Rolls. In addition Ramzi Shammas discussed the recent Annual Survey and plans for the survey next year; Cliff Auger discussed supporters issues and the recent unveiling of the Jack Whitley Memorial and plans for further work with Brompton Cemetery and Henry Fowler presented an update on our efforts with the campaign for Safe Standing. Charles Rose, Chairman, Chelsea Pitch Owners also presented an update of the CPO’s recent activities. CST members were also given the chance to ask questions to the board. The meeting was recorded and can be heard in full here.