Our record for August ended with us scoring fourteen goals and conceding zero. If that record continues until the end of the season, I think that we would all be happy. Goals from Florent Malouda, his fourth already this season and a Didier Drogba penalty notched us up another three points against Stoke City, to make it, played three and won three since the start of the season, a little over two weeks ago. There was one change to the side, which defeated Wigan Athletic 0-6 last week, as Paulo Ferreira came in for Branislav Ivanovic at right-back. For the full match report from The Official Chelsea website, click on Match Report: Chelsea 2-0 Stoke City
After the recent 6-0 and 0-6 wins, Carlo Ancelotti warned the fans not to expect high scoring results every week. Carlo Ancelotti explained that we couldn’t play with a high tempo due to the fact that there were a lot of throw-in’s. For full reaction details post-match, click on Reaction: Maintaining Top
Frank Lampard will undergo surgery this week for a hernia. During the week Frank had felt pain but the medical department had managed the problem, however, when Frank felt pain during the game and was substituted the decision came for Frank to have surgery. He will now miss England’s games against Bulgaria and Switzerland. You can read Lampard To Have Surgery here.
JT is also another player who has injury problems and will miss England’s games against Bulgaria and Switzerland. Our captain spoke to the England management team on Saturday and our own training camp and all came to the conclusion that JT currently needs a rest. The link Terry To Miss Internationals can be read here.
On Saturday the draw for the third round of the Carling Cup was made. Chelsea play at home to Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on either the 21st or 22nd of September. The full draw can be found at All Premier League Tie In Carling Cup the full draw can also be found by clicking the link.
After last Saturday’s disappointing draw with Manchester United, our youth team travelled North to Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend, this time the match ended 0-0. To read reaction from Dermot Drummy and for the full Chelsea starting eleven, go to Youths Draw At Wednesday
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