Apr 242014

Jose Mourinho is at it again. This time, the Portuguese raised doubts over the quality of the team he will field against inform Merseyside club, Liverpool on Sunday. Jose in his comments after the match against Atletico Madrid suggested that he might have to play a much weakened side as Chelsea continue to push for honours on two fronts – the Premier League and the Champions League.

The self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ lost goalkeeper, Petr Cech and John Terry to injuries in the Atletico game. On top of that, Nigerian midfielder, Mikel Obi and Frank Lampard are suspended for the return leg of the Champions League at Stamford Bridge. All these make it increasingly hard for Jose to have a decent side in place for the Atletico game.

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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.

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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.

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Apr 022014

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.”

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Mar 292014

Chelsea has been struck by an injury blow ahead of their Premier League meeting with Crystal Palace this weekend. Ashley Cole has been ruled out with a recurring knee injury, while Samuel Eto’o has failed to recover from the hamstring injury he sustained in only the 10th minute of last week’s 6-0 win over Arsenal.

Cole is unlikely to have started even if he had been granted a clean bill of health, given the recent form of Cesar Azpilicueta. The right footed Azpilicueta has often been used ahead of Cole this season, as Mourinho is evidently impressed by the Spaniards defensive work rate.

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Mar 142014

Aston Villa vs Chelsea

As Chelsea get ready to confront its bogue team Aston Villa, they are aiming to maintain top spot and with fellow challengers Arsenal and Liverpool set to have a tough weekend (on paper) against Spurs and Manchester Utd respectively while City, who also don’t look to be cruising at the moment face Hull city at the KC stadium, they know that a loss is not an option. A win will keep Chelsea at the top 7 points ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool who play on Sunday but with City playing on earlier, their lead could be cut to 6 points by Kick Off.

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Mar 012014

Didier Drogba has admitted he is looking forward to returning to Stamford Bridge for Galatasaray’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Chelsea with the tie delicately poised at 1-1. An early Fernando Torres goal was cancelled out in the second half by an Aurelien Chedjou equaliser to ensure the two sides head to London for an intriguing second leg clash that is evenly poised with Betfair.com.

Having won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups with Chelsea, Drogba will return to the club he spent a successful eight-year spell for the first time as an opposing player.

Feb 252014

The World Cup must still seem a far-off event for the many international stars in Chelsea’s squad. There’s the small matter of some Premier League and Champions’ League silverware to contest before the club seasons out. The little horse has a long way left to run.

Still, unbelievably, the World Cup Finals in Brazil are now just four month’s away (meaning it’s now a terrifying three years and eight months since you first heard the dulcet tones of a vuvuzela). There’ll be no shortage of players from our squad jetting off on a variety of planes to South America, but only a select few are in with a real shout of individual and national glory, if you find yourself still asking When is World Cup 2014? Odds, group schedules and dates can all be found on Coral.co.uk, read on for our Chelsea players to watch:

Dec 232013

As the Blues head to the Emirates to take on Arsenal, Jose Mourinho has been speaking on the match as well as Wenger’s record signing, Mesut Ozil; calling him a “phenomenal player.”

The Gunners who have made a wonderful start to the 2013/2014 league season have had some good spell of form since the signing of the German international midfielder. However, Arsene Wenger’s team has not been able to win the last 3 matches in all competitions including the last one which they lost to both Napoli and Man City.

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Oct 162013

Can the Blues beat the Sky Blues?

As things stand, Chelsea are joint favourites with Man City to be lifting the Premier League title come next May. And it’s for this reason that there’s so much attention being focussed on the forthcoming match at the Bridge between the two richest clubs in English football today. But “who will win?” is the question we all need to know the answer to; particularly those of us who enjoy a bit of a punt now and again!