MSS Match Pack: Chelsea

Here’s all the information you will need to know ahead of Boro’s trip to champions elect Chelsea this coming Monday (8th May).

 

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Kick-off for Monday’s match is 8:00pm which should mean plenty of time to sample the finest pubs West London has to offer.

Pre-match pubs

The best away pubs for Chelsea are found near Earls Court tube station (travel details shown below). The venues in this neck of the woods are generally quite small so we’ve selected a few should you find your first choice a bit too busy.

There are four pubs within a stones throw of Earls Court station on Earls Court Road; these are The Blackbird (details), The Courtfield (details), Earls Court Tavern (details), and The Prince of Teck (details).

The final pub, The Finborough Arms (details), is a perfect pit-stop for the walk down from Earls Court towards the ground.

Getting there

The pubs we’ve recommended are all found around Earls Court station (District Line and Picadilly Line). Earls Court station is around 25-30 minutes walk from Stamford Bridge, however, you can get the District Line from Earls Court to Fulham Broadway which is much closer to the ground.

For those who are heading straight to the game the nearest tube station is Fulham Broadway (District Line) which is a five minute walk from the ground.

As usual, watch the MSS social media channels for movements on the day. UTB!

 

Mini Match Pack
An ugly win against doomed Sunderland and last week’s superb performance against Manchester City showed that there was some fight still in this Boro side. Sadly with three wins needed to keep alive any chances of survival it looks like being a case of too little, too late. 

Especially when you consider Monday nights opposition. Chelsea have lost just three times since a 3-0 drubbing at Arsenal forced Antonio Conte to change tact and move towards a 3-4-3 formation that has been seemingly unbeatable since. Two defeats in their last six games, including at home to Crystal Place (one of only two home defeats), suggested a wobble in their title charge. However, a resounding victory at Everton last week, coupled with Tottenham’s loss at West Ham last night means Chelsea are just victories away from the title.

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Chelsea and Boro have a lot of history; the numerous cup-finals, the 1988 play-off victory to seal Boro’s return to Division One, and the sharing of players such as Hasselbaink, Zenden, Ross Turnbull. However, visits to Stamford Bridge have proven a difficult affair; Boro’s last point came in April 2004, while our last win at the Bridge was way back in March 1975.

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