January

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Comment blog posts:

Analysing Juan Mata’s Chelsea departure

26 Jan: Chelsea 1-0 Stoke City: Match Reaction;     19 Jan: Chelsea 3-1 Manchester United: Match Reaction;     11 Jan: Hull City 0-2 Chelsea: Match Reaction;     5 Jan: Derby County 0-2 Chelsea: Match Reaction;     1 Jan: Southampton 0-3 Chelsea: Match Reaction.

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Key Moments

* January 5: Chelsea start their FA Cup campaign with a 2-0 win against Derby County, with John Obi Mikel on the score-sheet, his first goal since 2007.

* January 18: Kevin de Bruyne leaves Chelsea for Wolfsburg in a £16.5 million move.

* January 19: Chelsea win 3-1 against Manchester United, courtesy of a Samuel Eto’o hat-trick, to make it five Premier League wins on the bounce.

* January 25: Chelsea  sell Juan Mata to Manchester United for £37.1 million. His last appearance was on January 1st against Southampton.

* January 26: In light of Mata’s departure, Chelsea hastily sign Liverpool-bound Mohamed Salah for £11 million.

* January 27: Long-time servant Michael Essien leaves Chelsea for AC Milan in a free transfer.

* January 31: Chelsea sign Kurt Zouma for £12.5 million, and loan him straight back to his club, AS Saint-Etienne, for the rest of the season.

(in 3rd position at the end of Jan: P23  W15  D5  L3   F43  A20  GD+23          Pts 50)

Wed Jan 1

Southampton

A

3-0

15:00

Premier League

Sun Jan 5

Derby County

A

2-0

14:15

FA Cup 3rd Round

Sat Jan 11

Hull City

A

2-0

12:45

Premier League

Sun Jan 19

Manchester United

H

3-1

16:00

Premier League

Sun Jan 26

 Stoke City H

1-0

 15:30

FA Cup 4th Round

Wed Jan 29

West Ham United

H

0-0

19:45

Premier League