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The Blue Lions
30 minutes | Jul 30, 2017
Author Tim Rolls talks Chelsea FC under Tommy Docherty
Tim Rolls takes us through his upcoming book Diamond, Dynamos and Devils: The Transformation of Chelsea FC under Tommy Docherty. Rolls talks about the changes to the culture and stature of Chelsea FC during Docherty's term. He lays bare the contrast between the game, the personalities and the culture of Chelsea 1961-1967 and the modern game; and how that span overturned life at Stamford Bridge.
31 minutes | Jul 22, 2017
Chelsea's Summer of Youth: Chalobah, Ake and Boga take turns in the spotlight
Nathaniel Chalobah's and Nathan Ake's transfers brought added scrutiny to Chelsea's youth and loan policy. Jeremie Boga's take-notice performance in the friendly against Arsenal briefly raised hopes that he might stay, but another loan is in his best interests - and the realm of possibility. Rayna, Ajitesh and George talk about the purpose of Chelsea's academy, and the chances for new faces in this season's starting XI.
52 minutes | May 30, 2017
Supply and demand: Chelsea's wingback dilemma
Chelsea need to reinforce their squad's wingbacks, but few top-level wingbacks are on the transfer market. George and Barrett debate buying vs. adapting players to fill the unique role, along with the latest chapter of Diego Costa drama and Chelsea's next backup goalkeeper.
52 minutes | May 23, 2017
Chelsea FC Tactics & Transfers: What do Chelsea need, who should Chelsea buy?
Virgil van Dijk would be a nonsensical purchase given the depth of ability and character among Chelsea's centre-backs. Timeouye Bakayoko, on the other hand, could complete Chelsea's midfield. George and Barrett rate the Blues' top transfer prospects, discuss Eden Hazard's and Antonio Conte's long-term future at the club and debate the complicated legacy of John Terry.
35 minutes | May 14, 2017
Antonio Conte needed more than a formation to win the Premier League
Antonio Conte's 3-4-3 has become a catch-all explanation for Chelsea's Premier League title. Conte made significant decisions big and small to execute the formation and bring together a broken team. Rayna, Travis and George unpack the 3-4-3, and discuss how the league's tactical battles gave way to basic management and leadership.
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