One year removed from their Champion League final defeat against Manchester United on penalties, the Blues were veering for a rematch against their domestic rivals but would suffer a calamitous exit in their semi-final second leg tie against the eventual champions Barcelona, mainly thanks to… Read More »‘It’s a F***ing Disgrace!’: The Famous Chelsea v Barcelona UCL Showdown of ’09
Also known as ‘The Blues’, Chelsea Football Club have quickly become one of the biggest football teams in England.
At first glance, the great Icelandic’s career looks strangely random for a top striker. But there’s a lot under the surface here … At Ultra UTD, we like to shine a light on isolated moments to reveal something you may not know, and in the… Read More »Eidur Gudjohnsen & His Major Chelsea Challenge in 2000
I can’t lie, this one hurts me to speak about. Not because I’m a Chelsea fan (I’m not, by the way), but because I absolutely adored the legendary Ukrainian. Following on from our piece surrounding Roberto Carlos’ time with Roy Hodgson’s Inter Milan, we have… Read More »Why Andriy Shevchenko Found Life Tough at Chelsea in 2006
You have to choose one XI to win the most important game of the year … you’re choosing the big Ivorian to go up top, aren’t you? Yes! Of course, you are! Before you ask, that question was rhetorical – of course you’re going to… Read More »The Inspiring ‘Big-Game’ Mindset of Didier Drogba
Sometimes you get partnerships with one stalwart and a newcomer, rather than both joining that journey at the same time, and that’s exactly what we have here … As far as defensive duos go, few can come up ahead of John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho… Read More »When John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho Met at Chelsea in 2005
I was watching an old ‘Sky Sports’ airing of a Chelsea game from 2015, and it got me thinking a little bit when I saw that midfield. Depending on who you support, the name ‘John Obi Mikel’ might cause you to think of the Nigerian… Read More »The Twisted Transfer Tale of John Obi Mikel!
I don’t know if you know this, but Chelsea Football Club haven’t exactly got the greatest pedigree when it comes to their loan system. Much like Romelu Lukaku would come to find out very early on during his time in London, Chelsea are one of… Read More »The Weird Loan that Made Romelu Lukaku’s Career in 2012
A kind of player which transcends the various eras of this wonderful, having a stable utility man is something that will always be treasured. Throughout his career, Geremi has proven to be a very dependable defender/midfielder. Tbh, I’m surprised the Cameroonian hasn’t been trialled out… Read More »Why Every Team NEEDS a Geremi
A goalkeeping ‘understudy’ is a highly deplorable name to give to the majority of top stoppers – but it’s sacrilege in the case of Carlo Cudicini. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not as if players are signing up to become official ‘under-persons’ to another player… Read More »Put Some Respect on Carlo Cudicini’s Name!
Long hair and a brute of a left foot, oh and he played for Chelsea you remember that? Fair to say that Hernan Crespo was a hell of a player. The familiarity of Hernan Crespo’s reputation was predominantly forged through the impact he had on the… Read More »Hernan Crespo: The Unsung Icon of the 2000’s