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Pictures of Stamford Bridge as the teams come out EFL Cup

Evening Kick Offs Create Stunning Pictures Of Stamford Bridge

By Chelsea NewsNo Comments

Pictures of Stamford Bridge almost always look stunning.

Having played two evening games so far this season fans have been treated to seeing the summer sun set over Stamford Bridge twice in the month of August

This has created some beautiful images of the stadium we would like to share with you, thanks to everyone on Twitter for sending them in.

Pictures Of Stamford Bridge

Chelsea on the attack in the first half with the light fading and the Blues on the ascendancy

An action shot with Chelsea attacking a corner

A stunning Stamford Bridge panoramic

Credit Bristol Rpvers in the EFL Cup For close game against Chelsea

Credit Bristol Rovers For Pulsating EFL Cup Tie

By Chelsea NewsNo Comments

Credit Bristol Rovers the League One side that pushed a reasonably strong Chelsea side to the edge.

Coming from 2-0 down to trail just 3-2 going into the last 30 minutes they gave Chelsea’s back-up players a real run for their money. Forcing Antonio Conte to bring on the big guns to secure the result.

Why Credit Bristol Rovers

It can be easy to patronise Football League teams when they bow out against Premier League opposition with flowery language about a ‘brave battle’. This time though that is not the case when we credit Bristol Rovers for a cracking game.

They showed they have a good side and we hope that they will go on to have a positive season.

This was a cup tie that had it all for Chelsea fans, neutrals and the 4,000 travelling Bristol Rovers fans that made the long trip to London.

Playing Youth & A Competitive Game

The finish may have been uncomfortable but with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ola Aina getting game time there was a brief indication that they are considered part of the squad even if only on a rotation basis.

Loftus-Cheek looked strong and has two assists, whereas Ola Aina had a mixed game but that is expected from time to time as a young talent develops.

Victor Moses continues to show that he has a role to play this season whilst Michy Batshuayi built on his strong start. He spurned early chances but his brace makes Chelsea fans hopeful he can have a big role to play in the rest of the season.

A tough game is exactly what our backup players needed to keep them sharp and show Antonio Conte their hunger. Despite the downbeat attitude to the lack of signings, we look to have quality back up across the pitch.

A few new signings would not go amiss if they are better than what we have, but we took another positive step.

Image courtesy of FernhillOldBoy on Twitter

Chelsea EFL Cup Journey Starts

Chelsea EFL Cup – Posh Name For The League Cup

By Chelsea NewsOne Comment

The Chelsea EFL Cup experience gets underway tomorrow as the Blues start their domestic cup competitions early due to a lack of European competition.

The EFL Cup or English Football League Cup is the new name for the League Cup which apparently no longer has enough glamour to attract a sponsor. You may recognise it under previous names as the Worthington Cup, the Carling Cup, The Capital One Cup or for the truly retro the Milk Cup.

The competition is not to be confused with the EFL Trophy which Chelsea will be entering an u23 side as part of a revamp.

Chelsea EFL Cup success is not that distant of a memory. We last won the competition when it was known as the Capital One Cup back in the spring of 2015. A simpler time when everything was going right for Jose Mourinho in his second spell.

Chelsea EFL Cup Embarassment

This is the first time in around 20 years that we have had the ignominy of entering the competition at this stage.

Hopefully, this means that Antonio Conte will take a laid back attitude to the game and play a team balanced to the needs in the Premier League. as he fine tunes the squad in an attempt to finish in a position that avoids this

After all, where we finish in the league can avoid the embarrassment of having to enter the competition in August altogether next year.

EFL CUP Second Round

This negative attitude to playing in the second round of the competition is of no disrespect to our first opponents Bristol City who will visit Stamford Bridge. Hopefully, there will be a decent crowd despite the lack of glamour attached to the tie and we will give the League One team a decent game.

Chelsea EFL Cup journey starts early this year, whatever you think of the competition it is a chance at silverware that after last season should not be sniffed at.

See the full draw here –