Back to our roots?

Since Roman Abramovich bought my shares in Chelsea and became the sole owner of the club we have won a hell of a lot of silverware but we have also lacked one of the things great teams need: Stability. Being honest, I would rather have had two managers and half the silverware in the same space of time. Everything feels disjointed and clunky like an engine with a carburetor that keeps getting clogged. When it runs you have a classic car in electric blue gliding down the motorway, but it stalls out you’re left standing on the hard shoulder, scratching your head and wondering why it’s not great all the time. Continue reading “Back to our roots?”

Know Your Legends: Part 1. Unsung Heroes

You couldn’t chip him.

In this section I’ll help you learn some of Chelsea’s lesser known players who were fan favourites, great servants or just special characters at the club.

1. Kevin Hitchcock – Goalkeeper, penalty king.

Our Kev was at Chelsea for thirteen years and only got himself 96 appearances. This wasn’t because of a lack of ability. He first caught Chelsea’s eye when he saved a Kerry Dixon penalty during a league cup match whilst playing for Huddersfield and we signed him 18 months later following a terrible run of form that cost John Hollins his place in the Chelsea hot seat. Continue reading “Know Your Legends: Part 1. Unsung Heroes”