That was the week that was …
Monday 20 February
Chelsea 3:0 LSK Kvinner
Ramona Bachmann grabbed two and Erin Cuthbert added the third in a first-half burst of scoring that saw off another Champions League side this time one who beat PSG before being eliminated.
The women’s team have another few weeks to sharpen up ahead of the Doncaster Belles on Sunday 19 March.
Thursday 23 February
Leicester City sacked Claudio Ranieri after a spirited, narrow defeat to Sevilla in the Champions League. It seems the club think premiership survival this season outweighs sentiment about last season’s Premier League title.
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Friday 24 February
Arsenal U23 4:1 Chelsea U23
Ike Ugbo kept up his scoring record but when your opponents line up internationals like Danny Welbeck and senior pros like Carl Jenkinson our age group team was bound to suffer.
Saturday 25 February
Chelsea 3:1 Swansea City
A bit of a wobble at the break as they grabbed a goal to pour salt into the half-time Bovril but we were rarely threatened after that and second-half strikes from Pedro and Diego Costa added to Cesc Fabregas’ first-half opener.
We’ve developed an eleven-point gap… at least until everyone else fulfils their fixtures.
Three o’clock on a Saturday afternoon… it was just like the old days. But don’t get used to it because we are on Monday night for the next two weeks.
There was a nice round of applause for the returning Claude Makelele in the Swan’s dugout and a slightly bigger cheer for Frank Lampard who showed up at half-time to take the opportunity to say thank you and goodbye.
West Ham United U18 0:3 Chelsea U18
We have bossed this age group so thoroughly it seems a little unfair on the others. Luke McCormick, Tarriq Uwakwe and Cole Dasilva scored today’s second-half strikes. 52 points from 22 games with 68 goals scored underlines what a great job Jody Morris has done this season.