So, that is now three in a row. Defeat came once again on our pre-season tour of Germany, after a 2-1 defeat to Hamburg left us perplexed and wondering what could be happening ahead of our Community Shield game with Manchester United on Sunday. It was a late goal by Heung Min Son three minutes from the end of the game that consigned us to yet another defeat. It was all looking good early on as well after another Frank Lampard goal set us on our way. For the official match report click Hamburg 2-1 Chelsea Some good news came out of the defeat as Didier Drogba played for 45 minutes.

Carlo Ancelotti said in reaction to the defeat that “We are making a lot of mistakes in this moment,” explained the Italian. “We know we made a mistake, now we have to show more character and more concentration. Usually this team is more focused but these are friendly games. For this reason we are losing some concentration.” For full reaction to our defeat click on Reaction: We Made Mistakes

Today saw the launch of our new away kit. It was worn for the first time against Hamburg, in Germany yesterday. The colour of the kit is Black and Orange and is described as being a striking design with pure performance benefits for removing sweat away from the body. To see the new away shirt, click on the New Away Kit Available link.

Two of our reserve players have been loaned out today. The players are Ryan Bertrand and Ben Gordon. Ryan Bertrand will make his way to Nottingham Forest where he will be at Forest until January 3, 2011. Ben Gordon makes a trip further North, as he heads to Kilmarnock until January 3, 2011 too. To get further information on the loan deals, click Bertrand To Forest, Gordon To Kilmarnock

Today Chelsea has announced a new partnership with Singha Beer on a four year deal. A drunkard outside CFCnet Towers this afternoon told everyone that a pint would cost sixpence, however, we then realised it was Peter singing Singha Songha Sixpence – I’ll get my coat! To read full details about the new signing, click on the link Chelsea In New Partnership With Singha Beer