Hello there. Thanks for calling by.
I am a Chelsea Football Club home and away season-ticket holder and this site details my travels around the United Kingdom, Europe and beyond in support of my club. From Moscow in 2008 to New York in 2013 – and all games and places in between – I have shared my experiences on the Chelsea In America website. All of those various match reports are archived here.
From season 2013-2014, I intend to continue my detailed illustration of life “On The Road” with Chelsea; a personal journey which will describe my infatuation with the club, my appreciation of travel and my love of football photography, Lacoste polo shirts, Archibald Leitch stands, McDonalds breakfasts, season 1983-1984, pin badges, motorway service stations in the dead of night, Nike Cortez trainers and Pat Nevin. It will also, no doubt, result in many pathetic attempts to shoe-horn Morrissey lyrics into as many CHELSEA/esque tales as possible.
I have added a gallery containing a small percentage of the numerous photographs that I have taken at Chelsea games over the years; often abstract images, here the focus is never on the game itself, but rather the surroundings, the stadia, the colours, the social context and the landscape of the sport.
There is a rogues’ gallery featuring some good friends in a variety of widespread locations and also a small gallery of those lovely occasions when I have met some former Chelsea players and managers.
Additionally, there is a photographic section devoted to Stamford Bridge itself, where I detailed the various changes that I have witnessed over the past few decades, and an additional gallery containing some of my favourite match photos over the years.
I sincerely hope that you enjoy the contents of CHELSEA/esque.
Chris, July 2013.