Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Champions League: Chelsea in the same group with Valencia, Leverkusen and Genk
Monday, April 25, 2011
Fernando Torres' first goal with Chelsea, a relief for everybody
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Chelsea closer to Arsenal after 1-3 win over West Bromwich
Sunday, April 10, 2011
After short win over Wigan, Ancelotti focuses in Champions League
Saturday, April 09, 2011
Chelsea, Juventus and Barcelona are after Brazilian rising star Neymar
Malouda rescued a 1-0 win for Chelsea over Wigan
Friday, February 18, 2011
Chelsea vs. Everton: Drogba returns to the squad
Friday, March 19, 2010
Ancelotti aims to win Premier League and FA Cup
Indeed, the Blues are only two points off the pace at the top of the Premier and are through to the final four in the prestigious FA Cup. Said that, Ancelotti is convinced that his footballers can win both titles.
The coach said that Chelsea's destiny "is in our own hands. If we win every match, we can do the double. That's our aim."
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Chelsea eliminated from the Champions League by Inter Milan
It was Drogba vs. Eto'o. It was Mourinho against Chelsea. In the end, Inter Milan got a 1 - 0 win over the Blues and kick them out of the Champions League. However, the qualification, achieved by a 3-1 aggregate score after the Italian team had won the first leg, 2-1, was not that satisfying for Jose Mourinho. He was manager of a legendary squad of Chelsea and this was his first time facing his old home.
"Today I was the enemy, and today the enemy won," the Portuguese coach expressed.
Cameroon star Samuel Eto'o netted in the 78th minute to destroy the Blues' 21-game home unbeaten streak in the UEFA Champions League.
Inter booked a place in the next stage. And in Stamford Bridge, we will have to wait for the next season of the Champions League to see Chelsea finally winning the long expected crown of Europe.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Brazilian Zico: Luiz Felipe Scolari should have more time at London
The popular and super talented Zico stated that he is against Chelsea for dismissing Luiz Felipe Scolari prematurely.
In fact, the CSKA Moscow coach, whose side played Aston Villa for the UEFA Cup this evening, believes that the man who led Brazil to World Cup glory in 2002 — sacked last week after only seven months — should have been judged at the end of the season.
“People seem to think the role of the coach in Brazilian football is less important because, it seems, they just have to turn up and the footballers victory the World Cup,” Zico, who appeared in the 1978, 1982 and 1986 finals, expressed. “So it is a problem for Brazilian coaches because they do not get time to have an effect on the way a side plays to get the results they want.
“Felipao had lost some games, however he did not lost a championship. We must consider that a reasonable time would have been at the end of this season.”
Back to Chelsea young players: Hiddink to lineup Michael Mancienne
In fact, injuries to Portuguese Carvalho and Alex, as well as a suspension for Ashley Cole, see Hiddink faced with something of a defensive crisis in his first week in charge after replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Mancienne, notionally a central defender, filled in manfully at right back during Chelsea’s FA Cup victory over Watford last weekend that Hiddink watched from the stands with owner Roman Abramovich.
Indeed, Hiddink, a meticulous coach, has reviewed the weekend’s opposition, who sit above Chelsea in the Premier League table, and is concerned by the need to counter the pace of Ashley Young and Gabriel Agbonlahor.
It seemMancienne’s speed is seen as a greater asset than his inexperience is a concern.
The popular Hiddink has already watched a youth side encounter and is believed to have been impressed with Mancienne in the training sessions he has conducted at Cobham this week.
"It is amazing for me having the experience of seeing the second side as well and seeing if we first see a amazing performances of the side and second if they're some young footballers who might be very interesting for the future," expressed Hiddink after watching the youth side put six past Portsmouth.
"I think that even if you are a big team, and even if the first side is settled you must always create some space for youngsters, they are always promising and that is why we always have to keep an eye on them."
We must consider that Mancienne, who was called in to the experienced Fabio Capello’s England squad for the friendly victory against Germany in Berlin last year, though remained and unused substitute, was paired with John Terry in an open training session.
The England captain has been immediately impressed with Hiddink and is relishing the opportunity to reignite a difficult season for Chelsea.
“He’s made a few changes and in training he got us to press more and play higher up the pitch,” expressed John Terry.
“I must admit, it looked sharp, with everyone fighting for their places again.”
Chelsea’s defensive record this season stands up against most of their nearest rivals and in despite of that, the last few weeks has seen an alarming dip in form with even stalwarts like Terry and Cech coming in for criticism.
As we said, Mancienne, who has spent impressive spells with Wolves in recent seasons, may well prove to be the beneficiary of that and Hiddink’s fresh start at the team.
We should review the new generation at Stamford Bridge:
Miroslav Stoch - Gave a glimpse of his quality against Stoke City and has become increasingly involved with first-team squad - particularly noted for his pace.
Michael Mancienne - Came to prominence when he was called up to Fabio Capello's England squad and played against Watford in Chelsea's FA Cup victory.
Franco Di Santo - Argentina Under-20 international who impressed during pre-season and has made several first-team appearances.
Scott Sinclair - Made Chelsea league debut in 2007, and in despite of that, is currently on loan with Birmingham until the end of the season.
Frank Nouble – This talented player has been with Chelsea since an under-12 and has been capped by England under-17s.
Jeffrey Bruma - Centre-back from Holland, who plays for the Dutch under-17s and has trained with the first-team.
Jack Cork - The son of Alan Cork has steadily won admirers while on loan with Bournemouth, Scunthorpe, Southampton and Watford, and in despite of that, is increasingly making his mark for the England under-21s.
Jacob Mellis - Signed in the summer of 2007 and a member of the England under-19 division.
Friday, February 06, 2009
Ricardo Quaresma for Didier Drogba: perfect deal?
According to a report in a British newspaper, Inter are hoping to take Chelsea's Didier Drogba to Milan at the end of the season.
Apparently, Nerazzurri head team boss Jose Mourinho is extremely eager to be reunited with the Ivory Coast striker and will offer Portuguese international winger Ricardo Quaresma in exchange.
Drogba excelled under Mourinho's management of the Blues, scoring 16 goals in 2004/05 and 2005/06, and an incredible 33 in the 2006/07 campaign.
Since the 'Special One' departed Stamford Bridge in September 2007, the Ivory Coast striker has struggled to find the same form.
This season he has played only 20 encounters, scoring just three goals, while Nicolas Anelka has made 32 appearances, finding the back of the net on 17 occasions.
It is claimed that the 30-year-old has also fallen out with current manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, so should Quaresma impress for the remainder of the season a swap deal may not be out of the question.
Talented Frank Lampard On Ref After Red Card Reprieve
The defeat was a massive blow in terms of the Premier League title race, but Lampard was handed a boost yesterday at the time the FA overturned his sending off, thus sparing him a three-match ban.
Lampard slid in on Alonso and the Spaniard was sent flying, but it was clear even without the aid of video replays that England star Lampard had got a large chunk of the ball.
Now able to look ahead to ahead to the weekend visit of Hull City, Lampard spoke to the Press Association of the red card, which was dished out by referee Mike Riley. "It's great that I can move on, but a shame that we lost the game because of it," he bemoaned.
"I presumed it would be rescinded anyway so I was quite confident about that.
"It was obviously a mistake, we all make mistakes. soccer players make mistakes just as much as anyone - and the referee did."
Under-fire Riley will not be in action this weekend, it has been revealed, after sustaining an undisclosed injury during the Liverpool win.
He and his assistants have also come under fire over Jose Bosingwa's kicking antics, but the full-back cannot be punished retroactively as the linesman saw the incident at the time.