Tag: Chelsea

Video of the Day: Arsenal vs Chelsea, 1984/85

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there. The Premier League champions Chelsea play the FA Cup winners Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley this afternoon, two of the very biggest clubs in England playing for this pre-season trinket before the serious business. The winter of 1984 was a very different time for both clubs. Arsenal, then as now, were a decade and a half sine they won their last league title, but Arsenal teams of the early 1980s were too frequently of a mediocre nature. The glimmer of promise shown in winning the 1979...

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Video of the Day: Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur, April 1985

Leicester City’s one-one draw at Old Trafford yesterday means that the champagne in the East Midlands will remain on ice for now, at least. A second opportunity for Leicester to win the title comes this evening at Stamford Bridge, where a failure on the part of Tottenham Hotspur to win there for the first time in twenty-six years would similarly mean the Premier League title heading to The King Power Stadium. And that may well be enough to cause some sort of celebration amongst Chelsea supporters at the end of a season from which they’ve been unable to pull...

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Video of the Day: Swansea City vs Chelsea, April 1981

Untroubled either by aspirations of the Champions League or stalked by the fear of relegation, Swansea City take on Chelsea at The Liberty Stadium this afternoon in a Premier League match that may be best described as one of the first dead rubbers of the season. These two clubs aren’t clubs whose paths have intersected too many times in the past, of course, but our video of the day for today – which is running slightly more late than usual – is from the end of a season that turned out to be a historic one for Swansea City,...

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League Cup Final of the Day: Stoke City vs Chelsea, 1972

This Sunday at Wembley, Liverpool play Manchester City in the 2016 Football League Cup Final at Wembley. Once the runt of the litter that makes up our domestic football calendar, the League Cup has found itself stabilising in recent years while the FA Cup has plunged into crisis, and as part of the build-up to this year’s final we’re gong to spend the next few mornings taking in a few of its great finals of the past. The competition had begun in 1960 as a midweek competition devised by the Football League with a two-legged final. Initially derided by...

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Video of the Day: Manchester City vs Chelsea, January 1979

This weekend at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea take on Manchester City in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup. Although Chelsea’s league position has been a little depressed this season, this is still one of the biggest ties of the last sixteen of this year’s competition. At the time of writing, Chelsea are still in this year’s Champions League, but the FA Cup would seem to be the club’s best chance of rescuing some silverware from what has been a dismal season by their own lofty standards. Manchester City, meanwhile, have a League Cup final to look forward to, are...

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