Bridge Banter: When Chelsea last met Crystal Palace the circumstances were very different.... oh yes

Surrey Comet:

7:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Diego Costa, on target for Spain at the weekend, aims to help Chelsea avoid a repeat of the Blues’ setback at Selhurst Park in March at the weekend, when a John Terry own-goal ended a promising title challenge.

Bridge Banter: Fight, fight, fight - I'd pay to see Arsenal's Wenger take on Chelsea's Mourinho

Surrey Comet:

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

It could be television’s future. Pay-per-view fighting between Premier League managers.

Bridge Banter: The enigma that is Chelsea's Diego Costa

Surrey Comet:

8:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

In Spain they call him “Que Crack”. It’s a curious, ungrammatical street phrase that can be translated as “What’s happening?”, or “Isn’t that something?” or, in a footballing sense, “That’s one fantastic player”.

Bridge Banter: Everyone wants to watch Chelsea play, irrespective of what, who or when

Surrey Comet:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

It’s a measure of how compulsive Chelsea are to watch that 41,000 filled Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night to watch Bolton being knocked out of the Capital One Cup.

Bridge Banter: Will beautiful game return for Chelsea-Man City clash?

Surrey Comet:

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

With both Chelsea and Manchester City faltering in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Jose Mourinho’s warning ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash between the sides has an even greater ring of menace.

Bridge Banter: Chelsea v Swansea at the top of the Premier League, who'd have thought it?

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

At the start of the new season you would have got long odds on the chances of this weekend’s top-of-the-table Premier League clash being Chelsea v Swansea.

Croydon lad gets a special coaching lesson from Chelsea boss Mourinho

Surrey Comet:

11:10am Monday 8th September 2014

If Croydon footballer Daniel Adjei is playing better today than he was last week, then there is a clear reason.

Chelsea skipper Terry has a message for the ladies

Surrey Comet:

3:55pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Chelsea captain John Terry has sent a good luck message to his female counterparts in the build up to this Sunday’s FA WSL Continental Cup semi-final.

Bridge Banter: We don't need another Chelsea hero, we'll take two thank you very much

Surrey Comet:

7:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

Whatever the eventual outcome of this oh-so-intriguing season, Chelsea fans have two new heroes.

Bridge Banter: Have Everton found the key to unlock Chelsea?

Surrey Comet:

7:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Everton’s scouts believe they have found a chink in the Blues armour ahead of this weekend’s clash at Goodison Park.

Bridge Banter: Getting the best out of Chelsea's new talisman Diego Costa

Surrey Comet:

8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

The good news is that Diego Costa looks the real deal as a powerful, hungry Chelsea striker.

Tubbs has the hunger for goals ahead of AFC Wimbledon's big kick-off

Surrey Comet:

8:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

New AFC Wimbledon hitman Matt Tubbs has arrived at the Cherry Red Records stadium hungry for goals, and is convinced he can end Dons’ scoring woes this year.

Bridge Banter: If you listen closely, you can hear a door quietly closing at Chelsea

Surrey Comet:

7:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Stamford Bridge’s revolving player entrance may have been spinning this summer, but one door has quietly closed.

Bridge Banter: This is your life...... Drogba is back in the blue of Chelsea

Surrey Comet:

8:30am Sunday 3rd August 2014

So Didier Drogba is back in the blue of Chelsea.

Bridge Banter: We all have to start somewhere, just ask Chelsea skipper John Terry

Surrey Comet:

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

I suppose we all have to start somewhere. It’s just a shame that most young players will not make the big time.

Rescuers save swan from Chelsea Football Club training ground

Surrey Comet:

5:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

There was plenty of action at Chelsea FC’s Stoke D’Abernon training ground last week, but none of it came from the players.

Chelsea agree Filipe Luis deal

Surrey Comet: Filipe Luis, pictured, has followed Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea

12:38pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Chelsea have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid to sign Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis.

Terry welcomes Costa signing

Surrey Comet: John Terry, pictured, believes Diego Costa could be "a very good signing" for Chelsea

6:15pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Chelsea captain John Terry has predicted big things from rival-turned-team-mate Diego Costa after the Spain striker's move to Stamford Bridge was completed.

Costa completes Chelsea move

Surrey Comet: Diego Costa is officially a Chelsea player

5:13pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Spain striker Diego Costa has completed his move to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid, the Blues have announced.

Bridge Banter: Old Chelsea boy Luiz is about more than just inconsistent performances

Surrey Comet:

8:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

There has been little banter over the past couple of days that has not revolved around Brazil’s capitulation in the semi-final of the World Cup.

New Chelsea midfield signing: 'My favourite player is Frank Lampard'

Surrey Comet: Alan Clare, known as Bundy, died earlier today in Benidorm.

3:21pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Chelsea have announced the signing of midfielder Mario Pasalic from Hadjuk Split.

Sutton United's ambitious coach and his old Chelsea mate

Surrey Comet:

9:41am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Sutton United’s first team coach Jamie Lawrence will be renewing old acquaintances when the Chelsea U21s drop by Gander Green Lane on Saturday.

Cole completes Roma move

Surrey Comet: Ashley Cole has moved to Italy after hugely successful spells in England with Arsenal and Chelsea

6:22pm Monday 7th July 2014

Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole has completed his switch to Roma.

Bridge Banter: Courtois and Cech set for face off

Surrey Comet: Ready for combat: Chelsea keeper Petr Cech

4:45pm Thursday 26th June 2014

On a recent charity trip to the Ivory Coast Jose Mourinho shut down speculation over the return of one Chelsea’s most exciting loanees, writes Tom Gillespie.

Mourinho must not let rotten World Cup dent confidence in Costa

Surrey Comet: ATTACKING THREAT: Diego Costa, left

9:47am Friday 20th June 2014

Bridge Banter: The signing of Cesc Fabregas to replace Frank Lampard has effectively made the case even stronger to find a more physical striker – a steel- armoured SUV rather than a Porsche Boxster.

New Premier League and Football League fixtures announced

Surrey Comet: Arsenal v Crystal Palace Premier League Sunday February 2

9:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

Crystal Palace face a tough start with a trip to the Emirates against Arsenal, when the Premier League starts on Saturday, August 16. Brentford v Fulham is on November 22.

Mourinho optimistic about Costa

Surrey Comet: Atletico Madrid and Spain striker Diego Costa has long been linked with a move to Chelsea

1:28pm Sunday 15th June 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed he has his sights set on Diego Costa and is confident that a deal will be struck to bring the Atletico Madrid striker to Stamford Bridge.

Three reasons why Jose Mourinho would be perfect for England manager

Surrey Comet: Could it happen?

3:24pm Friday 13th June 2014

Bridge Banter: While we would hate to see Jose leave the Bridge, I can not think of anyone better to fill Roy Hodgson’s shoes when the time comes...

Fabregas signs for Chelsea

Surrey Comet: Picture: chelseafc.com

4:10pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Cesc says he has 'unfinished business' in Premier League.

Mourinho: Wife vetoed England job

Surrey Comet: Jose Mourinho came close to taking the England job in 2007

7:19am Tuesday 10th June 2014

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho claims he was close to taking the England manager's job seven years ago - but turned it down on the advice of his wife.

Lampard seeking fresh challenge

Surrey Comet: Frank Lampard has played his last game for Chelsea

7:34pm Monday 2nd June 2014

Frank Lampard has confirmed he will seek a new challenge after returning from the World Cup in Brazil as he brings an end to his 13-year association with Chelsea.

Big decision for Chelsea: Build team around Torres or find new striker

Surrey Comet: MATCH-WINNER: Fernando Torres after scoring his late goal against Manchester City

9:29am Friday 30th May 2014

Bridge Banter: Fernando Torres has a worse goalscoring record for Chelsea than Ronny Rosenthal had at Liverpool. Can it go on like this?

Luiz set for record PSG switch

Surrey Comet: Paris St-Germain appear to have won the race for David Luiz's signature

5:44pm Friday 23rd May 2014

Chelsea defender David Luiz was on Friday night on the verge of a £50million move to Paris St-Germain as uncertainty continued to surround the future of record goalscorer Frank Lampard.

Top 10 left-backs Chelsea could buy to replace Ashley Cole

Surrey Comet: HISTORY-MAKER: Ashley Cole will tonight earn his 100th international cap when England meet Brazil. The left-back will start the game at Wembley Stadium and will be the seventh player to reach the milestone

3:38pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

Bridge Banter: Here are the top 10 left-backs from around the world who Jose Mourinho should be looking to sign before the new Premier League season.

Ashley Cole set to leave Chelsea

Surrey Comet: Ashley Cole has not made less top-flight starts than this season since the 2005/06 campaign. Picture: Action Images

8:19am Tuesday 20th May 2014

Ashley Cole has announced he is set to leave Chelsea.

Courtois in dark over future

Surrey Comet: Thibaut Courtois is due to return to Chelsea

10:28am Monday 19th May 2014

Thibaut Courtois does not know what his future holds as he waits to find out what plans Chelsea have for him.

Chelsea spine is sound - but does Torres need a partner up front?

Surrey Comet: KEEPING QUIET: Jose Mourinho

6:00am Friday 16th May 2014

Bridge Banter: Jose Mourinho patiently observed that Chelsea finished four points shy of being champions, and that tweaks were required, not major surgery.

Mourinho to wait on loan stars

Surrey Comet: Thibaut Courtois, left, spent time away from Chelsea last season

10:45am Thursday 15th May 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will wait until pre-season before determining the futures of his loan stars.

Lampard, Cole futures still unclear

Surrey Comet: John Terry, left, has agreed a new Chelsea contract, but the futures of Ashley Cole, centre, and Frank Lampard, right, are still to be clarified

6:49am Wednesday 14th May 2014

John Terry's Chelsea future was confirmed as a priority on Tuesday, but the fates of Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole are still to be clarified.

New deal for Terry

Surrey Comet: John Terry will remain at Stamford Bridge

4:41pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

Chelsea captain John Terry has signed a one-year contract extension, the Premier League club have announced.

Hodgson leaves door open for Cole

Surrey Comet: Ashley Cole, pictured, was left out of Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad

10:51pm Monday 12th May 2014

Roy Hodgson has left the door open for Ashley Cole to come out of international retirement if Leighton Baines suffers a serious injury in the build-up to the World Cup.

Cole left out of England squad

Surrey Comet: Ashley Cole will not be going to the World Cup

10:00pm Sunday 11th May 2014

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has been left out of England's World Cup squad.

Chelsea finish with scrappy win

Surrey Comet: Chelsea's Fernando Torres, left, scored his first Premier League goal since January

5:31pm Sunday 11th May 2014

Fernando Torres netted his first Barclays Premier League goal since January as Chelsea finished the campaign with a 2-1 victory at already-relegated Cardiff despite an abject showing.

Chelsea need minimum of two new strikers and left back next season

Surrey Comet: UNFAIR: Thibaut Courtois, seen here with Wales' Gareth Bale, will miss the biggest games of his career

5:30am Friday 9th May 2014

Bridge Banter: Chelsea youth cup winning players will hope to graduate to the senior team, but chances of progression at the club have been criminally limited for far too long.

FA fines Mourinho

Surrey Comet: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined a total of £18,000 by the Football Association for two disciplinary offences

6:54pm Thursday 8th May 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined after his sarcastic appraisal of officials following the loss to Sunderland.

Lukaku future up to Chelsea - agent

Surrey Comet: Romelu Lukaku has scored 17 goals on loan at Everton this term

12:30pm Thursday 8th May 2014

Romelu Lukaku's agent believes it is too soon to tell if the striker has a future at Chelsea.

Cech undergoes successful surgery

Surrey Comet: Petr Cech's season is over

11:54pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has undergone successful surgery on his shoulder injury, the club have announced.

Mourinho desperate to sign striker

Surrey Comet: Fernando Torres is expected to leave Chelsea in the summer

1:18pm Monday 5th May 2014

Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea's incoming 'killer' striker will open the floodgates after another missed opportunity put paid to the Blues' Premier League title hopes.

Blues miss chance to go top

Surrey Comet: Chelsea's Eden Hazard (centre) goes down in the box under a challenge from Norwich's Ryan Bennett but no penalty is awarded

6:20pm Sunday 4th May 2014

A blunt performance against 18th-placed Norwich saw Chelsea miss the chance to return to the top of the Barclays Premier League ahead of the concluding week of the season.

Cup dream not over for Chelsea - the FA Youth Cup that is

Surrey Comet: Jose Mourinho and Chelsea look set to finish the season trophyless after their Champions League semi-final defeat

6:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

Bridge Banter: The first leg of the final against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Monday ended with a 3-2 victory to the Whites.






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