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Arsenal undertake Italian mission Written By: Robert Halter A fourth place finish in last season’s Premier League put Arsenal up against Italian opposition Udinese Calcio, whose top four placing in Serie A meant that both teams had to face each other in a two leg Champions League play off match with the winner entering the […]


Reds and Bluebirds back at Wembley Written By: Robert Halter Liverpool paid their first visit to the new Wembley to face lower league opposition Cardiff City in the 2012 Carling Cup Final on Sunday, February 26. The Reds were close to scoring in the first minute and a half, when Glen Johnson’s curling effort rebounded […]


Reds rule over Blues again Written By: Robert Halter Chelsea faced Liverpool at Stamford Bridge for the second time in the space of ten days, in the first Premier League encounter the Reds took all three points after going ahead through Maxi Rodriguez before a Blues leveller from Daniel Sturridge was then cancelled out by […]


Cottagers pay the penalty Written By: Robert Halter Local neighbours Fulham were the visitors to Stamford Bridge for the third round of the Carling Cup as Chelsea met the Cottagers for the first time in the competition since 1985 which then ended in a 1-1 draw with the Blues winning a replay at Craven Cottage. […]


Chelsea’s cup triumph over Liverpool Written By: Robert Halter Liverpool were unable to repeat their Carling Cup success at Wembley as the Reds faced Chelsea in the 2012 F.A. Cup Final at a later kick off time of 5.15pm on Saturday, May 5. On eleven minutes, Chelsea opened the scoring when Juan Mata’s through ball […]


Blues batter the Lilywhites Written By: Robert Halter London was calling as Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur met in a capital showdown at Wembley Stadium as the second of the F.A. Cup semi finals took place the following day on Sunday, April 15. Juan Mata wasted the first opening on twenty six minutes as his final […]


Reds rule Merseyside derby Written By: Robert Halter In the first of the F.A. Cup semi finals at Wembley, it was an all Merseyside affair as the red half of Liverpool confronted the blue half of Everton. The Reds started the derby brightly as Jay Spearing powered the ball over the top, after Andy Carroll […]


Gunners fight back against Villa Written By: Robert Halter A Thierry Henry winner against Leeds United in round three had guided Arsenal through to a F.A. Cup fourth round home tie against Aston Villa. After a handball from Robbie Keane in the fifth minute, from a resulting free kick by Robin Van Perise, it gave […]


Blues penalty knocks out QPR Written By: Robert Halter Queens Park Rangers tackled Chelsea again in another West London derby at Loftus Road, this time in the fourth round of the F.A. Cup at the end of January. But since the Hoops 1-0 win in the league over the Blues in October last year, the […]


Blues halt Rovers return Written By: Robert Halter Chelsea ended their Premier League campaign for 2011/12 with their lowest finish in a decade with the Blues outside the top four qualification spots for next season’s UEFA Champions League with their only route back into the tournament being a victory in the final over Bayern Munich […]