Goodbye? More like hello.
Indeed, the time has come friends for us to say our goodbyes. If you follow us on Twitter, then you’re well aware of the news. If not, then hit the jump to get informed. We’re not disappearing, just moving locations of sorts. More, after the jump:
Chelsea’s tour of the United States comes to a close tonight on South Beach against Milan, a club we defeated on American soil three years ago. Drogba opened with a stunner that evening. Expect some proper competition tonight – and, you know, a little bit of Nando.
I’ll miss Sheva.
The Illadelph welcomes Chelsea. That being said, tonight represents “The Next Movement” for our upcoming season.
From NY to Philly.
Ben Franklin’s town welcomes Chelsea this evening as the club’s preseason tour of the states continues with the MLS All-Star Game at PPL Park. There will be no Fernando Torres unfortunately, but at least we’ll be blessed with the flowing grace of one David Beckham. Score.
Talk about worst kept secrets.
Chelsea have finally announced that the club has completed the signing of Oscar from Internacional for a fee widely being reported to be around £25 million (though that figure is probably in euros, not pounds). The 20-year-old, a Brazilian international, adds even more creativity to a side that has been bolstered by the likes of Eden Hazard and Marko Marin already this summer.
The title sums it up. Chelsea have released an official statement confirming the capture of Eden’s little bro. Let the picture speak for itself.
After two tune-up fixtures on opposite coasts of the continental United States, Chelsea are bunkered down in the city of brotherly love for a Wednesday evening showcase against the MLS All Stars. Fernando Torres has rejoined the squad, along with Raul Meireles, leaving our only outstanding players the Spanish duo of Juan Mata and Oriol Romeu. There have been flashes of brilliance, mired by a general lack of sharpness and fitness. At moments, we appear to transition from defense to attack in seconds, at others, we plod from side to side. Clearly, there’s work to be done. But after having an easy outing in Seattle, Chelsea faced a much-improved PSG side that offered more defensive resistance than previously anticipated. The result, a very labored 1-1 draw. More, after the jump:
Fernando and the Giant
Jack is in New York for the festivities. I’m in Los Angeles battling a cold. Join me then, for what promises to be a spectacle of sorts.
West Coast. East Coast.
Chelsea make the move from Seattle to the Apple for the second match of their preseason tour of the United States. Some wealthy Parisians await. This should be pretty good for a meaningless, insignificant friendly, I reckon.