Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dan Silver and Mark Meehan to look ahead to Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Middlesbrough.
In part one, Mark reports back from the Chelsea Pitch Owners AGM, held on Friday and discusses what was said and where next in a very important time for the Club and CPO with a stadium redevelopment or move in the offing.
In part two we welcome back Dylan Polk from Carefree Louisiana to talk about their forthcoming annual ‘Bluesday’ event in New Orleans, centred around the Chelsea v Wolves match, his view on this season and a view on the American ownership from the US supporter’s perspective.
In part three we preview the Chelsea v Middlesbrough match starting with JK’s summary of today’s presser and Chidge’s team selection. Will Boro target Colwill again – should Chilly start? What do we do up front given we need to win by 2 goals? Will Chelsea rise to the occasion like they did v Newcastle with a Wembley final and an incredible home record v Middlesbrough to uphold?
It’s genuinely massive tomorrow and kicks off a big 10 days for Chelsea with Boro in the Carabao Cup; Villa in the FA Cup and Liverpool in the Premier League. Will we find our way in to another Cup final and closer to another one or dip out of both in a week like we did 30 years ago? We wrap up with how we see the match going and our predictions.
And on a sad final note, mark the passing of Tommy Baldwin, one of the King’s of the Kings Road team of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Tommy was well loved by Chelsea supporters, was affectionately known as ‘The Sponge’ and was lauded with a brilliant song. Let’s hope the Pearly Gates serenade him with a fine rendition of “His name is Tommy Baldwin, he’s the leader of the team…”. Farewell Tommy, thanks for the memories and Rest in Peace.