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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.

Cech proves yet again why he’s Chelsea’s Number One! 1

Posted on September 04, 2013 by admin

After 120 minutes of drama in Prague on Friday, the European Super Cup eventually ended in agonising defeat, but in the fullness of time the result will be more of an irritant than anything else and so should not be of much concern.

The Cup, ultimately, means very little; it is the European version of the Community Shield. Though credit has to go to the players for making such a spectacle of a game that so often descends into pre-season friendly territory.

Are Chelsea taking a risk allowing Thibaut Courtois to stay at Atletico Madrid? 5

Posted on June 23, 2013 by admin

Following the release of back-up goalkeepers Ross Turnbull and Henrique Hilario, there were rumours that Jose Mourinho might look to keep Belgian starlet Thibaut Courtois in London as second choice keeper behind Petr Cech.

However, it seems that short-term reliability has been sacrificed for long-term gain, and Courtois has been allowed to return to Atletico Madrid for the third season running. Courtois is seen as the long term successor to Petr Cech, and at 21 he has already impressed fans and managers across Europe with some incredible performances in Spain. He will be allowed to continue his development on loan for the 2013/14 season.

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