Monday 11 April
Everton U21 2:0 Chelsea U21
A scruffy pitch and a couple of set piece goals conceded summed up a poor night for the U21s as they suffered a defeat for the first time since November. Some mind might be looking over to Switzerland already.
Tuesday 12 April
Pah, Manchester City beat PSG to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League. But the PSG they played were disjointed, confused, lazy and lackadaisical. A very far cry from the energetic, confident and efficient side we played last month. Typical. The betting for the Champions League is getting very interesting. There is an app available from bettingapp.org that will make you life easier.
Wednesday 13 April
A couple of pre-season friendly matches in Austria for your diary: Rapid Vienna are opening a new stadium called the Alliance Arena … (isn’t that the name of Bayern Mu…. shh… I think they know) on Saturday 16 July at 6pm and Wednesday 20 July we play Riegler & Zechmeister Pellets Wolfsberger Athletik Club. Yes, officially the longest most un-singable team name in history – know as Wolfsberger or WAC by their long-suffering fans.
Friday 15 April
Chelsea U19 3:0 Anderlecht U19
A totally dominant Chelsea saw off Anderlecht with ease. We scored three through the lively Casey Palmer, the unusual Charlie Colkett and the usual Tammy Abraham; they won a corner.
The final might be more of a challenge as PSG overcame real Madrid with a very physical performance.
Saturday 16 April
Chelsea 0:3 Manchester City
Hands up who thought selling Kevin De Bryune was a bad idea.
The wee scamp ran ring around a tired and directionless looking Chelsea. It is hard to get up in the morning when there are no prizes just toil but Chelsea looked listless and uncompetitive.
A refereeing performance of petty niggling didn’t help but we were a long way short of competitive.
The free cans of energy drink weren’t even enough to get us up off our arses. Roll on the summer.
Sunday 17 April
Chelsea 2:1 Manchester City
A very last gasp goal from Fran Kirby ensured the women’s team march into their second consecutive Wembley final in the FA Cup.
It was a close thing all round after Ji So-Yun scored a cracking free-kick right at the end of 90-minutes to draw us level and then Kirby kept her head just after they’d nearly scored to save us from penalties.