Hi CFC fans,
A very early start for us Vancouver based CFC fans. The pub has kindly opened for us. There will be breakfast items, coffee and tea for us.
Please join us at Our House in the Middle of Homer Street. Kick-off is 4.30 am.
Chelsea Supporters Club Vancouver online. (The free one!)
If you haven’t signed up for the new free Membership, please do so now. 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.
From the Chelsea Website https://www.chelseafc.com/en/supporters-clubs
From Chelsea’s 5th Stand App click “Connect” to join.
If you haven’t downloaded the 5th Stand App, just click here for the link: https://www.chelseafc.com/en/landing-pages/misc/get--the-chelsea-fc-mobile-app-now
Our local club
Local Chelsea Vancouver (the one to get local benefits)
Join at http://shop.trueblues.ca
International (the one you need to get match tickets)
Join at https://www.chelseafc.com/en/tickets---membership/membership.
Full details at http://trueblues.ca/index.php/true-blues-membership
Here’s a fan’s view on last weeks match - thanks to Angus Wakefield for providing his views.
Sunday’s game against Leicester, our first at home this season, became rather uncomfortable in the second half after an explosive opening 20 minutes which could have easily led to 3 goals from The Blues and the game put to bed. There were no initial signs of fatigue from our midweek Super Cup game as we pressed high from the first whistle, roared on by a jubilant Stamford Bridge who were singing the name of our manager throughout, something we will need to maintain during this season of uncertainty.
What an occasion for Mason Mount, who was a positive influence all over the pitch and got the goal his performance deserved after robbing Ndidi outside of the penalty box and producing a wonderful finish off balance. His energy when venturing forward and tracking back was exciting to watch and he is showing why he fully deserves to be one of the first names on the teamsheet.
The goal seemed to shock Leicester, who never really got going in the first half and were stunted by a more confident looking pair in Zouma and Christensen, with the former making a number of important interceptions and composed passes from the back. Giroud, handed a rare start, was perhaps showing Abraham a bit more of what we need from a number 9 with his intelligent hold up play and trickery, the highlight being a controlled chest down for a Pedro volley in the first minute of the game.
As a team we tracked back well throughout the game, but questions still remain over our defensive organization. Azpilicueta lost the ball too many times, and his usually fantastic delivery was off the pace. He was caught out for Ndidi's simple header that dragged Leicester back into the game and gave them the confidence to drive forward and finish the game as the stronger side. Pulusic had a quiet game, and his replacement Willian looked off the pace after coming back from injury. We will need to rely on our experienced players more than ever this season, so let’s hope Super Frank’s been working hard on his man-management skills!
Our next game is against Norwich, and our defence is sure to be tested by new signing Teemu Puuki who already has four goals this season. If we can shore up our defensive line and work on our consistency, I feel we have enough attacking prowess to cause them some real problems and get our first win of the season.
Latest news: https://www.chelseafc.com/en
Upcoming matches at the New Oxford
EPL Saturday Aug 24, 4.30 am Norwich City v Chelsea
EPL Saturday Aug 31, 7.00 am Chelsea v Sheffield United
Order deadline for tickets to matches at Stamford Bridge
Newcastle United Fri 30 Aug
Crystal Palace Fri 20 Sep
C'mon You Blues!