May 24 2013 Latest news:
And so Rafa Benitez is no more.
For those of you lucky enough to be at Villa Park on Saturday, you saw Chelsea history unfold in the most dramatic fashion as Super Frankie Lampard pulled the Blues back from the abyss with a brace to overhaul Villa’s lead and secure the three points needed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Our Blues correspondent examines the importance of the summer transfer window for Chelsea’s next manager and ponders whether Rafael Benitez has been a success at the club.
It’s being a good couple of weeks for John Terry.
The hearts of many Chelsea fans skipped a beat yesterday when, not for the first time this season, the prospect of Jose Mourinho returning to Stamford Bridge reared its head again.
Rio Ferdinand has pulled out of the England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro.
Chelsea displayed its future and its terrible present in one 90 minute game against Manchester United on Sunday.
It’s a funny old world that Rafael Benitez lives in.
Back in the Ancient Roman days - that was long before Abramovich’s arrival in 2002 for some of our younger London24 readers - Emperor Julius Caesar was warned to ‘Beware the Ides of March’, the day when he was stabbed in the back, and, in quite a lot of other places too.
Good old Roman Abramovich was at Stamford Bridge yesterday to watch his team put plucky Brentford to the sword in an FA Cup replay.
This may make uncomfortable reading for most Chelsea fans, but I have a feeling we may be seeing more of Rafael Benitez next season.
Even if you loathe him, the left-back is about to achieve something no home-grown Gunner ever has
By Paul Lagan, London24 Chelsea blogger
Has the time come for Roman Abramovich to take his millions elsewhere? Paul Lagan investigates.
Paul Lagan gives his thoughts on what Frank Lampard’s impending departure from Stamford Bridge means for the club.
Now I don’t know if you are aware but tomorrow is December 25 also known in some circles as Christmas Day.