Personally I don't think Lampard's sitting on the bench should be a matter of form. I see it as the best tactical play that we can adopt. There is so much noise about it, and it just doesn't make sense. Giggs has been coming from the bench for years and look what he gives Manchester United.
Valencia fans are still smarting from the loss of Juan Mata to us, the draw brings him back after just a month, this time not as a protector but a tormentor. It is going to be a very emotional match, one where I hope Mata shines.
There’s growing evidence that Premier League teams are starting to introduce their youth players. Manchester United started with Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley, Arsenal had Emmanuel Frimpong, Aston Villa called-up Barry Bannan and Liverpool still play Jamie Carragher.
It was a great win for the Blues as they maintained their unbeaten home run this season with goals from Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba and a brace for Ramires.
If Mourinho was in charge, we would have killed the game in the first half, but then we would have lacked the opportunity to see the depth of our squad. Every blue I have talked with enjoyed the youngsters who stole the day - Nobody was found wanting.
Chelsea progressed to the next round of the Carling Cup after playing 120 minutes of football with 10 men after a penalty shootout. It was only our second win in nine attempts at penalty shootouts.
You have to go back to November 1925 for the last time that Swansea beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, so it's no surprise that the bookies are offering just 1.2 about a victory for the Blues.
Blues are waiting on goalkeeper Petr Cech, who is expected to be fit despite suffering concussion and being substituted following a head injury against Fulham in the League Cup on Wednesday.
Nicolas Anelka has been linked with move during the summer and again recently, but will he be leaving Stamford Bridge?
Chelsea have signed a three-year deal with the Barbados Tourism Authority which aims to promote the island to the UK as well as North America and the Caribbean.
Yes, Chelsea lost on Sunday and yes, Fernando missed a sitter, one that has been described as one of the worst of all-time BUT there were signs of a resurgence.
Teenage sensation Romelu Lukaku is prepared to take the pain so he can succeed at Stamford Bridge
It is believed that Chelsea will make a £34m move for Bayern Munich’s German star Mario Gomez in January.
Gael Kakuta and Patrick van Aanholt both started for their loan clubs, and Milan Lalkovic has extended his deal with Doncaster for another month.
During Wednesday’s cup win over Fuham Petr Cech suffered minor concussion after clashing with Cottagers striker Orlando Sa.