May 022014

Chelsea winger, Eden Hazard has criticized his manager tactics in the aftermath of the team losing 3-1 at home to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night to further fuel speculations that the high rated Belgian could be set for the exit door.

The Belgian who was the London club’s only bright outlet of the game but was stifled by the Atletico defenders tactics was disappointed in the manner of the loss, taking a jibe at his manager Jose Mourinho who he claims did not set them u to play football.

“Chelsea aren’t set up to play football,” the former Lille star told beIN SPORTS’ French station.

 Posted by at 9:35 am
Apr 302014

With the second leg of the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions league slated for tonight, Jose Mourinho will be desperate to claim a trophy that eluded him in his first stint as Chelsea’s boss and there is every reason to believe he may finally get his hands on the trophy this season.

Here are the Five Reasons Why Chelsea Will win the champions league this season

1. They have strength in depth

 Posted by at 6:06 pm
Apr 222014

The Jose Mourinho led Chelsea FC flew out to Spain with a 20-man strong squad as they face La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA semi final at Vincente Calderon tonight.

Unfortunately for them, striker Samuel Eto’o would not in action in Madrid as he is yet to recover from the knee injury he sustained in their 2 – 1 loss to Sunderland last weekend. On a brighter note, Eden Hazard would be part of the travelling party and hopefully would play against Atletico Madrid. He had missed the last three matches due to calf injury he sustained in the last leg of their quarter final game against Paris Saint-Germain.

 Posted by at 4:10 pm
Apr 222014

As Chelsea get set to take on Atletico Madrid in the first leg semi final match of the UEFA Champ[ions League tonight, many people are of the opinion that it could go either way at the end of regulation time as both clubs appear to be evenly matched.

The winner of both legs would square up against either Real Madrid or the German champions Bayern Munich. Madrid has dubbed itself the “City of Champions” and Diego Simeone agrees no less.

 Posted by at 2:14 pm
Apr 142014

As reports emerge in Spain that Courtois will not file out against Chelsea during the Champions League semi-final; there have also been rumours of Atletico’s plan to extend his loan deal for another season.

The Blues are expected to play against the current La Liga leaders in the semi-final of this season’s Champions League. As reported in the Mirror, Chelsea on loan keeper, Courtois will not be featuring in both legs probably due to agreement both clubs reached during the signing of the loan deal. The Mirror is citing a publication by Spanish paper, Marca.

 Posted by at 1:52 pm
Apr 122014

Chelsea have once again found themselves in the Semi-finals of Europe’s biggest club competition – the UEFA Champions League. In a season that the Blues have had their fair share of ups and downs,they’ve have done well to get to this stage – two matches away from Lisbon.

Chelsea turned around the first leg deficit of the quarterfinal at Stamford Bridge in a spectacular way. Chelsea appeared to be on their way out of the tournament as they were defeated comprehensively by PSG in Paris. But just like the Napoli tie in 2012, all Chelsea needed was to get back on their ground to do the job. An Andre Schurlle goal and a late Demba Ba goal did the job for Jose Mourinho’s men in London.

 Posted by at 9:40 am
Apr 112014

Following yesterday’s victory over favourites Barcelona of Spain, it has been revealed that Atletico Madrid goalkeeper who has been on loan in the club for 3 seasons now is unlikely to face his parent club in this year’s Champions League.

According to the Daily Mail, the Belgian number one goalkeeper will be in goal even if his loan club is drawn against his parent club Chelsea in tomorrow’s draw. The loan agreement seems to have included a clause that forbids the keeper from manning the post should Atletico be drawn against Chelsea.

 Posted by at 4:52 pm
Apr 082014

Chelsea defeated PSG 2-0 to book their place in the last four. The Blues overturned the first leg in an amazing match at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho set his team out to get the much needed goals that will enable them qualify for the next stage – and they did that emphatically. Chelsea advanced to the semifinal for the 7th time in 10 years courtesy of goals from Andre Schurlle and Demba Ba.

 Posted by at 5:36 pm
Apr 022014

The transfer speculation surrounding Fernando Torres continues to swirl, as Inter Milan have taken further steps to secure the Spaniard’s striking services next season. In a recent twist to the saga, it appears that such a move would only be a temporary loan deal.

In all likelihood, this is due to two factors. Firstly, the once great Torres is hardly what he was. Inter might be hoping that the slower pace of Serie A, and a change of scenery, can see him find the net on a more regular basis. However, should he fail to find form, they’ll not want to be stuck with a misfiring, aging striker, who demands a substantial wage bill. Secondly, Torres still has two years remaining on his current contract tying him to Stamford Bridge. Given the aforementioned form problems, clubs are unlikely to be interested in paying a substantial fee to release him from this contract.

 Posted by at 12:31 pm
Apr 022014

In anticipation for the most talked about Champions League tie between PSG and Chelsea, a series of former professionals have come out of the woodwork to offer their opinion on the closely matched tie. Speaking on talkSPORT, former Man City and Liverpool player Dietman Hamann has predicted a comprehensive defeat for Chelsea.

“I think Chelsea will get beat tonight and be on their way out of the competition. PSG have a lot of quality players.”

“It will be a long, long evening for Chelsea…I think PSG will win two or three nil.”

 Posted by at 12:00 pm