When I first started thinking about this piece, I had many thoughts on what I could write about – Roman Abramovich’s off field issues, André Villas-Boas’ questionable tactics, the ‘old guard’ slowly fading away, or the fact that Chelsea would be fronted by Colin Murray and Stan Collymore on a miserable Thursday night on Channel Five (just for the record, I was prepared for it).
Chelsea and their fans will be delighted to see the back of 2011, having spent most of the last decade winning last year was one to forget.
Former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti has been confirmed as the new coach of French side Paris Saint-Germain.
Ramires joined Chelsea in the summer of 2010 on a four-year contract. He made his Chelsea debut in a 2-0 win against Stoke in late August 2010 and scored his first goal in a 4-0 victory against Bolton.
With 2012 fast approaching, it’s that time when we start to think about our New Year’s resolutions. Below are my ideas what the players may choose. Feel free to add your own in the comments section.
We need more strength and depth in the squad to challenge in the Premier League title race. This season our squad has been too inconsistent, we earned draws where we should have won and lost games that could have been draws.
With the Blues 11 points behind the two Manchester clubs Andre Villas-Boas’ first priority but now be to ensure the club makes it into next season’s Champions League.
It has been reported that Didier Drogba is wanted by a third Chinese club.
There are mounting rumours that Florent Malouda could move to Paris St Germain in the January window.
Despite Andre Villas-Boas’ unimpressive start to the season it is believed that his job is safe.
Three-point lane, a degrading term used in bravado over the years by cheeky Chelsea fans to taunt their London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs.
Chelsea are 1.3 shots to beat Fulham in their Boxing Day clash at The Bridge, and if the stats are anything to go by then they really should take care of their neighbours and get back on the winning trail.
Just when we thought we had turned the corner, just when we thought we had rediscovered the touch, then came the annoying draw, against whom? Wigan! And more stupefying is that, Cech, of all goalies, spilled it at the death of the game. And that absurd could prove to be a major set-back in the season for us. I really hope not.
The 20,000 goal was scored in the midweek Premier League matches with teams finalising their positions in the table for Christmas.