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Chelsea Names Squad For Champions League Clash Verse Atletico Madrid 0

Posted on April 22, 2014 by Yomi

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.

Diego Costa To Chelsea Rumours Further Fuelled By Diego Simeone 0

Posted on April 22, 2014 by Yomi

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.

Courtois To Play Against Chelsea If An Agreement Is Reached 0

Posted on April 14, 2014 by Yomi

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.

Courtois Won’t Face Parent Club In Champions League Due To Loan Clause 0

Posted on April 11, 2014 by Yomi

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.

Fernando Torres Off To Inter Milan But On Loan – Reports 0

Posted on April 02, 2014 by Yomi

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.

“I Think Chelsea WIll Get Beat Tonight” Claims Ex Manchester City Star 0

Posted on April 02, 2014 by Yomi

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.”

Laurent Blanc Highlights How PSG Can Beat Chelsea 0

Posted on April 02, 2014 by Yomi

Speaking ahead of PSG’s clash with Chelsea tonight, Laurent Blanc has stressed the importance of shutting down Chelsea’s counter-attacking style:

“Yes, we know that Chelsea are a very counter-attacking team. They like to counter-attack. They will surely have chances to do that tomorrow, and next week, because you can’t control everything during a game.”

“We’ll have to be really strong defensively when it happens, because I think on Wednesday we have to score to win the game. When you play at home and you want to win, you need to make sure that you don’t concede goals. It will be important.”

Chelsea Have the Advantage, Says PSG Manager 1

Posted on March 23, 2014 by Yomi

When UEFA Champions League quarter-finalists Chelsea and PSG do battle, the London club will be at an advantage, according to Laurent Blanc. The PSG manager has suggested that having the second leg of the clash taking place at Stamford Bridge will favour Chelsea.

The Frenchmen is right (just). A statistical analysis of 1,000s of Champions League games found that 53% of the teams who played at home in the second leg of a two legged tie, managed to progress. All the same, a 3% edge won’t be what will decide this tie.

Slack Chelsea give Galatasary hope for second leg 0

Posted on February 28, 2014 by PaddyMac

Chelsea were unable to leave Turkey with a win last night, in what was very much a game of two halves.

The Blues took a lead in the 9th minute thanks to a fast-paced piece of teamwork which completely opened up the Galatasaray defence, with Azpilicueta playing in Torres to slot home.

The Turks were fortunate to make it to half time with only a one-goal deficit with Chelsea having dominated. Roberto Mancini gave them a much needed talking to at half-time, and they responded with some very clever attacking play putting Jose Mourinho’s side on the back foot.

How World Cup can affect Chelsea’s season 0

Posted on January 10, 2014 by Admin2

With Chelsea still going strong in three competitions, Jose Mourinho and the fans want every ounce of the players’ attention focused on the Chelsea cause. With a decent but tricky draw against Galatasaray in the Champions League, there can be no room for taking things easy. And, despite some inconsistency in the first half of the season, the Blues are right up there in the mix with Arsenal and Man City for the Premier League.

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