For 90 minutes, the plucky underdogs gave a pretty good account of themselves.
It has been quite a while since we last saw Chelsea playing in yellow so I am sure that many supporters, especially the long-term ones, were genuinely delighted when the new away kit for the 2014/15 season was revealed last week.
I didn’t get to watch Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain on television after deciding last year to cancel the cable TV service that carries Champions League matches exclusively in Singapore.
As a Chelsea fan, I’ve enjoyed the direction that the club and our official sponsor and sportswear supplier adidas have taken with their most recent kit launches.
As an Asian sports journalist, I get to watch quite a bit of football for a living. That might sound like a bit of a dream job but there have been some late night shifts when I have watched televised games from the Middle East, wondering about my choice of profession.
If not for Slaven Bilic, former Chelsea man Frank Leboeuf may not have had the chance to play in the biggest game of his football career.
Speaking as the son of an Arsenal fan, I did have some concerns that my son would end up supporting a club other than Chelsea…
In the build-up to last weekend’s Super Bowl, I lost count of the number of times that I heard or read the paradox of ‘an unstoppable force meeting an unmovable object’ describing the match-up between the Denver Broncos’ record-setting offence and the Seattle Seahawks’ water-tight defence.
We’re in between festive seasons in this part of the world but on Monday morning, it seemed that either Christmas hadn’t quite ended or Chinese New Year had arrived early.
It is a journey that has been made by very few players but Nemanja Matic showed this week that the door is always open for an ex-Blue to come back home to Stamford Bridge.
I felt absolutely devastated when Chelsea lost to Sunderland in the League Cup…