Hi CFC fans,
Please join us for a Blues’ Brunch at a more civilized time than usual (10.30 am) on Saturday at The New Oxford - “our house in the middle of Homer Street”.
In case you were wondering, please note that our Prize Party will start at 12noon after the Man City match on Saturday Nov 23rd.
C’mon You Blues!
We continue to grow to well over 120 “5th Stand” members, but with over 500 subscribers here we should be many more. Have you joined?
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See below for:
Prize Party date - Nov 23rd.
Upcoming matches at the New Oxford - confirmed dates
Couch Critic YouTube
Angus Wakefield’s Burnley report
Order deadline for match tickets
Prize Party Date
We will hold our Prize Party at lunchtime after the Man City v Chelsea match on Saturday Nov. 23rd It is a 9.30 kick-off, so the party will start around 12 noon.
Upcoming matches at the New Oxford - Confirmed times
EPL Sat Nov 2 10.30am Watford v Chelsea
CL Tues Nov 5. 12.00pm Chelsea v Ajax
EPL Sat Nov 9 4.30am Chelsea v Crystal Palace
EPL Sat Nov 23 9.30am Man City v Chelsea followed by Prize Party.
CL Weds Nov 27. 9.55 am Valencia v Chelsea
EPL Sat Nov 30 7.00am Chelsea v West Ham United
Couch Critic’s Review of Burnley v Chelsea
Angus Wakefield’s Burnley Report
After a match-winning contribution in the vital Champions League victory over Ajax, Christian Pulisic returned to the starting lineup after a somewhat muted start to life in London. Callum Hudson-Odoi was the unlucky player to make way, but his inclusion on the bench shows our strength in depth despite not making any new signings in the summer. Though his mid-week heroics didn't earn him a place in the starting lineup, Batshuayi's growing confidence is a huge positive for the Blues and should motivate Abraham to further build upon his impressive season.
Burnley took the game to Chelsea in opening period but neither side created any chances of note. The game sprung into life on 20 minutes, when Pulisic dispossessed Matthew Lowton near the halfway line and strode forward, taking on three defenders with strength and skill before guiding a shot through the into the bottom corner. It was a Hazard-esque goal and his celebration was a roar of relief. His second came on the stroke of half time and was the result of another positive advancement into Burnley's half after Willian turned over possession in the middle of the field. Burnley did have a number of chances, most of which came from Ashley Barnes, but Kepa was on hand to make some decent stops as our defence looked to earn only our third clean sheet in the league.
As they did in the first half, Burnley came out strong again in the second but were once again undone by Pulisic, who headed in from a Mount cross to complete his perfect hat-trick on 55 minutes. His technique was fantastic, rising high above his taller opponents and guiding the ball in with the back of his head. Willian made it 4-0 with 30 minutes left to play and by this point the game was put to bed, but it didn't stop Burnley from having a real go and they could have pulled one back soon after if not for a wonderful tackle by Tomori who has become a real gem in this Chelsea side. Reece James, another young defender making his presence known, replaced Alonso and made an instant impact with a double block. Giroud was also given time, replacing Abraham who had an impressive game, despite not getting on the scoresheet.
As has been the case many times with Chelsea this season, the last 20 minutes of the game were frantic. A penalty decision for Chelsea was overturned by VAR after Hudson-Odoi went down under contact in the box. There was a case for either decision, as there looked to be a push on CHO, but it would have been a soft one to give. Rodriguez scored a stunning goal as Burnley fought back to make it 4-2, but it was too little too late for the Lancashire side who will have rued missing their earlier chances given their late splurge, but in the end it was comfortable victory for Chelsea as we sit pretty in 4th place.
Membership “5th Stand” Chelsea Supporters Club Vancouver online.
The more members we have, the more benefits we will receive from Chelsea.
It is easy to join for free at one of these links.
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International (the one you need to get match tickets)
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Order deadline for tickets to matches at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea v Southampton Dec 26th order by Oct 31st - Now!