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 also added a gallery containing a small percentage of the numerous photographs that I have taken at Chelsea games over the years; 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 also a rogues’ gallery featuring some good friends in a variety of widespread locations.
I sincerely hope that you enjoy the contents of CHELSEA/esque.
Chris, July 2013.