August

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August saw Chelsea start their Premier League campaign. A dull 0-0 start was deemed satisfactory by fans against a tough Stoke side, and Chelsea improved in the matches later on in the month, winning 2-1 against West Bromwich Albion, before winning by a bigger margin against newly-promoted Norwich City.

The summer transfer window was still open and Andre Villas-Boas felt it was necessary to add some new players into the side.

Juan Mata was one of many new faces in a transitional season for Andre Villas-Boas. He went on to score on his debut in this month.

Raul Meireles was a £12 million acquisition after the much-publicised attempts for Luka Modric failed, whilst youth was also recruited, with Courtois, Piazon, Davila and Lukaku all drafted in.

Below are the posts from the month of August 2011.

AUGUST 14TH: Stoke City 0-0 Chelsea;

AUGUST 20TH: Chelsea 2-1 West Bromwich Albion;

AUGUST 27TH: Chelsea 3-1 Norwich City;

AUGUST 31ST: Chelsea’s Summer Transfer Window Signings Round-Up.

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