Hi CFC fans,
Please join us for a Blues Breakfast at “our house in the middle of Homer Street” as we get back after the international break. A very busy and testing few weeks ahead.
Latest news: https://www.chelseafc.com/en
See below for:
Upcoming matches at the New Oxford
Angus Wakefield’s Report on our last match
Order deadline for match tickets
Upcoming matches at the New Oxford
EPL Saturday Sep 14, 7.00 am Wolves v Chelsea
CL Tues Sep 17, 12 noon Chelsea v Valencia
EPL Sunday Sep 22, 8.30 am Chelsea v Liverpool
Carabao Cup Tues 24, 11.45am Chelsea v Grimsby Town
EPL Sunday Sep 28, 7.00 am Chelsea v Brighton
Chelsea Supporters Club Vancouver online. (The free one!)
As of this morning we have 86 members signed up, but we have over 500 on our mailing list - so lots of you have not signed up. We need to get to over 100 for prized signed shirts etc.
So, 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
Angus Wakefield’s Report on our last match.
A debut for Canadian born Fikayo Tomori meant that Chelsea’s team against Sheffield Utd was the youngest in our Premier League history, showing once again that Super Frank isn’t afraid to make big calls this season. Tammy Abraham was rewarded with another start thanks to his fantastic performance at Norwich, with the bulk of the team retaining their places while notable absentees recover from their respective injuries.
The opening 15 minutes were far less frantic than those we have seen over our last few games, with the only chances coming from a couple of long balls towards Tammy Abraham, who did well to control them but was crowded out by a robust Sheffield defence. Barkley and Jorginho were guilty of a few misplaced passes, but worked hard to win possession back and we were rewarded for our patient start to the game with another Abraham goal, his third of the season. After some wonderful build up play through Barkley and Pulusic, a cross from the right was delivered well by Azpiliqueta and although Abraham’s first effort was saved, Pulusic did enough to spook the goalkeeper into fumbling the ball which Tammy was on hand to fire in.
Kovacic was impressive again throughout and nearly got a goal of his own, as did Mount who had a quieter game by the high standards he has already set himself this season. Both Chelsea and Tammy’s second goal came just before half time as he took advantage of some confusion in the Sheffield defence and kept his concentration to double our lead and grab his fourth of the campaign.
If the first half was a more calmer affair, then the second was another reminder of work that still needs to be done. Having barely left the dressing room, Shefflied carved open our defence with a simple goal to bring them back into the game and set up another tense and chaotic 45 minutes. While Sheffield grew into the game, we were getting the basics wrong- misplacing passes and looking shaky when playing out from the back. Abraham had a great chance to seal the game and take the match ball home after an improvised cross from Azpilicueta, only to be denied by a wonderful save. At 2-1, Frank decided to introduce 18 year old Billy Gilmoure for his senior debut and, while it is always great to see more of our youth come through, perhaps there is a tactical question to be asked when it felt like we were chasing the game and needed to grind out the result. A fantastic sliding block from Tomori in the 88th minute looked to have done just that, but our efforts were in vain when, in stoppage time, the slightest of deflections from Zouma took a cross into the net and gave Sheffield the point they worked so hard for. A familiar feeling of frustration after the final whistle, but we must keep the faith and allow both Frank and this team to find their feet. Next up is the international break, a time which will give us the opportunity to work on tightening our defence, before we face a struggling Wolves side away from home. Lets KTBFFH!
Order deadline for tickets to matches at Stamford Bridge
Crystal Palace Fri 20 Sep
C'mon You Blues!