Carmille's Chelsea Column: League Setback & Champions League Preview

Carmille's Chelsea Column: League Setback & Champions League Preview

This week’s column will discuss Chelsea’s Premier League defeat against Everton and then look ahead to the 2013/2014 UEFA Champion’s League which kicks off this week. Chelsea suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season, only four matches in, against Everton this weekend. While a trip to Goodison Park is never easy, the loss leaves Chelsea in sixth place having earned only seven points from a possible 12. Chelsea have a team abundant with talented players and an experienced …
Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Super Cup Disappointment and Transfer Round-Up

Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Super Cup Disappointment and Transfer Round-Up

This week’s column will review the Super Cup final, highlight the main transfers to and from Chelsea this summer and what the implications for the team for the 2013/2014 season. The UEFA Super Cup hosted in Prague last Friday saw the current UEFA Champions Bayern Munich take on the Europa Champions Chelsea in what turned out to be a very exciting spectacle. A match that left Chelsea players and fans alike heartbroken, after leading for the majority of the match. …
Carmille's Chelsea Column: What’s New Blues?

Carmille's Chelsea Column: What’s New Blues?

With the start of another season looming and the excitement of preseason in the air, this column will discuss what’s new with the Blues: a new manager, new players - transfers as well as youth players climbing up the ranks - and finally Chelsea’s preseason highlights. New manager Jose Mourinho, although not a new face, returns to his beloved Chelsea as a wiser, more determined, grey-haired man. Despite parting ways with Roman and his men in 2007, “Jose Mourinho, Jose …
Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Guinness Int. Champions Cup & The Rooney Saga

Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Guinness Int. Champions Cup & The Rooney Saga

This week’s column will reflect on Chelsea’s Asia pre-season tour, discuss the upcoming Guinness International Champions Cup, and the potential transfer of Rooney to Chelsea and how he would fit into the current Chelsea squad. This past week saw the Blues finish their Asian tour in emphatic style with an 8-1 thumping of BNI Indonesia All-Stars, on Thursday in Jakarta. Ramires and Romelu Lukaku with a brace each and the remaining four goals split one a piece for Eden Hazard, …
Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Pre-Season Wrap-Up and Season Preview

Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Pre-Season Wrap-Up and Season Preview

This week’s column will start by wrapping-up the last two pre-season results, highlighting the positives, and previewing the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign. The Blues played two matches last week, the Champions Cup final against Real Madrid and a club friendly against Roma, which ended their pre-season campaign in the USA. Jose Mourinho’s side were unable to beat his former club Real Madrid in the final on Wednesday, which resulted in a 3-1 victory for the La Liga side, thanks to …