Apr 212015
 

Marcus BettinelliIn the part 2 of our Chelsea news round up from yesterday, we will be discussing more of the interesting news that made the headlines yesterday. The part 1 of this article can be found here.

According to French media house L’Equipe, PSG are edging close to signing Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Real Madrid target Paul Pogba and according to the paper, if Paul Pogba moves to PSG, Chelsea target Adrien Rabiot will be declared surplus to requirement which will then open the door for Chelsea to sign him. According to the paper, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is very keen on the 21 year old midfielder and will hope an offer of £20 million will be enough to convince PSG to let the French man join Chelsea.

According to a report by Telegraph, Chelsea are edging close to signing Fulham’s Marcus Bettinelli. According to the paper, Jose Mourinho has been watching the goal keeper who seen as a long terms replacement Petr Cech. The paper claims Chelsea are hoping an offer of £10 million will convince Fulham to let the paper go. Marcus Bettinelli is Fulham’s first choice goal keeper. He is the son of Chelsea academy’s goalkeeper trainer Vic Bettinelli. With his father a coaching staff at Chelsea, one will hope it will make it easier for the club to sign the player if they reports that they are interested in him are true.

In more transfer news, Chelsea are said to be preparing a bid for Tottenham’s Harry Kane. According to various reports, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is impressed with the English man and has mandated Chelsea deal makers to complete a deal that will see the striker play in Chelsea colours next season.

 Posted by at 11:00 am
Apr 202015
 

According to daily star, Chelsea have suffered yet another injury blow ahead of this Sunday’s clash with second place Arsenal. The British paper are claiming Ivorien striker Didier Drogba has suffered a new injury blow that may rule him out of the clash versus Arsenal. The Chelsea legend was reportedly forced to withdraw from a carity match he was to play in this evening.

Should the report be true, this will leave Chelsea with no striker to beckon on for the clash against Arsenal. Both Remy and Diego Costa have already been ruled out of the clash with different injuries.

Drogba who is a United nations development programme Goodwill ambassador was to feature in a match against Poverty in France but had to pull out due to an ankle injury.

This paper has confirmed the news on his twitter account. He tweeted;

“Disappointed not to be able to play the MAP2015 because of an ankle injury but still supporting #EbolaResponse.”

Chelsea are currently top of the premier league table 10 points ahead of Arsenal who are second on the table. It was initially expected that Costa will be fit for the clash against Arsenal but medical analysis has now revealed the player won’t be fit for the Arsenal clash.

 Posted by at 7:30 pm
Apr 172015
 

Manchester United vs ChelseaWith just under 24 hours to go before our big clash against Manchester United it is time to go beyond speculation and start to think about how we will line up to face the Red Devils.

Inevitably Thibaut Courtois will start in goal – he has been spectacular for us this season and a high pressure game against such a big team will be exactly the environment he will thrive in. He played against Manchester United in the first game against them but since October 2014 he will have had ample time to gel with the team and his confidence will have grown significantly. Sorry, Cech.

Our defence will be a big part of the game as typically we will approach this game with a “park the bus” mentality. This means in central defence we have to play stalwart Blues John Terry and Gary Cahill. There will be arguments for Kurt Zouma to take the place of Cahill but no amount of natural talent can prepare you for the giant pressure and experience needed to keep out Manchester United. Zouma will be on the bench ready to step in, but I think Mourinho trusts Cahill in a way that the fans forget.

Flanking the central defence will surely fall to Branislav Ivanovic and Cesar Azpilicueta. Azpi’s clever runs and Ivanovic’s brute determination will be key in our game plan. These two are able to put in a hard shift in defence but also create chances and help move the ball forward, in a way that cannot be replicated by replacements.

In midfield we should see Nemanja Matic and nose-mask-wearing Cesc Fabregas. Matic is a very important player for us this season and we struggled in his absence – Cesc is important too but seems not to shine as much without Diego Costa to receive his assists. Fabregas and Costa have a brilliant relationship and without Costa there is need for more communication with other potential receivers of the ball, whereas Costa and Fabregas just seem to link up seamlessly. This being said, Fabregas was the provider of the winning goal against QPR last weekend so maybe he will score for us against Manchester United. I imagine he will be targeted for jeers thanks to his days at Arsenal.

Attacking midfield is perhaps where we have the biggest surplus of players. Hazard and Willian should start, but the question is who to fill the extra gap with. I think it will fall to Oscar as his pace and skill should be a fair match for Manchester United. Usually as he is quite a small player he is not suitable against big violent teams like Stoke or QPR but United are all about tactical finesse so he should be fine. Juan Cuadrado will have to wait to start a game as he is just not ready for Manchester United yet.

Up front I believe Remy will start. There have been rumours about his potential injury but this reads M-I-N-D G-A-M-E to me so he will start – no problem. Other than that we only have Didier Drogba. No offence to Drogba but I think even he will not trust himself to lead the attack against Manchester United. We do have other players that score goals and may have to resort to a false-9 situation.

We have a small squad and this could be tested if any injuries occur during the game, but to me this is a top starting 11 and with a bit of hard work will be able to see off Manchester United.

 Posted by at 6:38 pm
Apr 172015
 

Be patient mate, help is on the way

Be patient mate, help is on the way

Chelsea will face Manchester United without star striker Diego Costa, as reported earlier in the week. The responsibility should fall to Loic Remy who if fit is amply equipped to fill his boots.

Loic Remy has been reported 50/50 chance of starting but I think this is a typical Mourinho mind-game and will start.

Manchester United also have injuries to worry about such as Daley Blind apparently being injured. This is not a problem for them as he can easily be replaced by Luke Shaw.

Marcos Rojo is also reported to be unfit for the game, this will not bother Manchester United as it has been speculated Louis van Gaal had never really warmed to the player anyway.

Phil Jones is out for the game along with Michael Carrick. Out of all of these injuries Michael Carrick will be missed the most, as he commands the game in the same way Matic is important for us.

 Posted by at 6:27 pm
Apr 172015
 

Gary Cahill’s well documented demise of form this season seems to have prompted Chelsea fans and pundits alike to speculate the potential of a replacement this summer. One players name keeps coming up – Raphael Varane.

The French player is just 21 years old and is already a key part of Real Madrid’s defence. Varane seems to be Chelsea’s main target in that area. Could it be as a replacement for the shaky Gary Cahill or as a long-term replacement for John Terry? Sure, Terry is not getting any younger but his form is better than ever. To replace the stalwart stopper with a young foreign player would surely unbalance the team. What our back line needs is experience so perhaps keeping Gary Cahill is something we must do.

In September 2014 Raphael Varane signed a six-year contract which will keep him with Los Blancos until 2020. There is reportedly a buy-out clause which can be activated at any time.

Varane’s name has been thrown about since last summer, being linked with Manchester United and Bayern Munich too. He won the Champions League with Real Madrid last summer, and the tail-end of this season will be exciting as they aim to beat eternal rivals Barcelona to winning La Liga. I think Varane will not be reading the papers to see who is interested in potentially signing him.

Another potential centre-back signing if Varane is not available is Diego Godin. Diego Godin is older than the aforementioned Frenchman at 29 years old. Godin scored the goal to win Atletico Madrid the league title last season. He also opened the scoring in the 2014 Champions League Final and looked set to have won them the title if it had not been for an injury time goal by Sergio Ramos taking the game into extra time – Real Madrid won the game 4-1.

To have scored two such pivotal goals for his team is surely an admirable quality and he could fit in well with our defence who occasionally link up to score goals when it matters.

As always I believe there is no use in speculating about which player will move where until at least the transfer window is open.

 Posted by at 4:28 pm
Dec 252014
 

Chelsea face London rival West Ham United in the early kick-off Boxing Day fixture at Stamford Bridge.

This will be the first time Chelsea will face the Sam Allardyce’s side after the 0-0 draw at SW6 last season- a result which dented Chelsea’s title aspirations.

West Ham United has been in a good run of form in the league this season and their brilliant display have seen them look like a top four contender. Chelsea are however expected to overcome whatever Big Sam and his boys come up with this time at the Bridge in order to maintain the lead at the summit of the league table going into the new year.

We take a look at 5 reasons Chelsea will beat West Ham at Stamford Bridge.

There Will Be No Parking The Bus:

Many simply saw the 0-0 draw at SW6 against the Hammers as manager Sam Allardyce beating Jose Mourinho to his game- parking the bus.

After the game, Jose Mourinho characteristically said “One team play to win while the other plays not to lose”. That indeed summed the whole affair of the West London encounter as Big Sam and his boys simply played not to lose at Stamford Bridge.

Things have however, changed for both teams this season. Chelsea has solved their striker woes and now has a midfielder in the mould of Cesc Fabregas who can unlock the tightest of defence with flick of a pass.

West Ham on the other hand has moved on from playing too defensively to a more attractive style of play. They now possess players who like to play with the ball and take risk and not players who just seat back and defend.

Their new expansive style of play will afford Chelsea the opportunity to get at them. And when you come out to play the Blues without only sitting back, be sure they will hurt you with avalanche of goals.

Maintain Lead:

Being the first match of the Boxing day BPL fixture, Chelsea will look to get an early win in order to widen the gap between them and the EPL-title chasing pack.

Chelsea currently tops the log with 42 points, 3 points above closest rival Manchester City and a win for the Blue tomorrow in the early kick-off will see a 6 point gap opened until Manuel Pallegrinni’s men play West Bromwich Albion latter in the day. This could also help mount pressure on City knowing that they need to win to keep sight of Chelsea.

Stamford Bridge:

This match is billed for Stamford Bridge and West Ham doesn’t seem to have a good result at the Bridge. The 0-0 draw last season has been the only time in a long while the Hammers are taking a point out of SW6.

Chelsea also boasts an impressive home record this season being the only team in the league with 100percent home record. Chelsea have won all their home matches in the league so far this season and this West Ham game looks like one in which Chelsea will wrap up the three points after 90minutes.

Strikers:

One of the banes of Chelsea last term was the unavailability of a potent striker. This saw most of our goals coming from midfielders and it was easier for teams to mark out our midfielders hence, preventing us from scoring.

The acquisition of Diego Costa has changed that in no small measure. It becomes increasingly difficult to stop Chelsea from getting on the score sheet. Diego Costa has been a torn in the flesh of Premier League defenders and when he is not scoring, he is providing assist.

Cesc Fabregas’ intricate passes also means that Chelsea can split opposition defence with a pass rather than depend on long balls as have been the case before now. With our new attacking talents at their effusive display, expect West Ham’s defence to fall like pack of cards.

Christmas Gift For The Fans:

This is the only match Chelsea will be playing at Stamford Bridge within this festive period as the other matches come away at Southampton and White Hart Lane against Spurs.

The team will want to give the fans what to savour their festive celebrations with. A win would be an ideal Christmas gift for the manager, players as well as the millions of fans all over the world. A win as a gift will be well appreciated by the fans and the players knows that.

 Posted by at 3:47 pm
Oct 142014
 
FC Barcelona agreed a deal to sign Cesc Fabregas from Arsenal on 15th August 2011. He made his debut in the Spanish Super Cup second-leg as a substitute, as Barcelona lifted the trophy against Real Madrid. Eight days later, he scored, as Barcelona lifted the UEFA Super Cup, beating FC Porto 2-0. Fabregas started off well. He fitted in perfectly with the team, and just as everyone imagined, it felt like a marriage made in heaven. Fabregas was supposed to be the heir to Xavi, to pull the strings in the midfield when Xavi stepped down, and lead Barcelona into the future. However, as time passed, Fabregas did not play in the Barcelona midfield, and instead, played further forward.
Often playing as a “False 9” whenever Lionel Messi was absent, Fabregas scored and assisted many goals in the first half of the season. Come the end of the season, Barcelona lifted the Copa del Rey, which for a team of their expectations, was certainly a let down. Euro 2012 came, and this gave the Spanish contingent a chance of defending their European crown. With the likes of Roberto Soldado, Fernando Torres, and Fernando Llorente among the striking ranks, Spain boss Vicente del Bosque decided to play Fabregas as the “False 9”. Spain defended their trophy, but once again Fabregas was played out of position.
 Two years later, Fabregas was sold to Chelsea, while Barcelona replaced him with Ivan Rakitic (the Croatian who captained Sevilla to a Europa League victory in his final season). The whole Fabregas affair left both the player and Barcelona with a wry taste in their mouths, as the expected outcome had not taken place. Instead of replacing Xavi, Fabregas had left the club before the Barcelona legend, and Fabregas never really fit into the team. This came as a shock, as Fabregas was a player who came through the famous La Masia Barcelona youth academy. Raised and taught to play tiki-taka, Fabregas played like he was restricted by the style of football. The reason for this comes from his TRUE footballing education, Arsenal.
When he signed for Barcelona, Fabregas thanked Arsene Wenger, saying that he was like a “second father” to him. Wenger developed Fabregas into the player he became, giving the player his debut at the tender age of 16, and entrusting him with the club’s captaincy at the age of 21. Wenger believed in Fabregas, and Fabregas paid back his manager. In the second half of the 2010-2011 season, Fabregas played in the number 10 role behind Robin Van Persie. With little defensive responsibility, Fabregas pulled the strings as the playmaker behind a striker in great form, with Jack Wilshere and Alex Song sitting deeper, and Theo Walcott making inside-forward runs from the right. Fabregas performed at a very high level in this position, and a great example of his role was shown in the 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates. While Wolves are hardly the best of competitors, the game personified Fabregas’s progression into the number 10 role, playing through balls in behind. For the first goal, Fabregas sent in a lovely cross, which Van Persie volleyed into the back of the net. The second goal was a counter-attacking goal, which saw Fabregas play a brilliant through-ball on the turn into Theo Walcott, who squared for Van Persie to score. At this point, in early February, Arsenal were riding high, and were still in the race for all of the four competitions they were involved in. In typical Arsenal fashion, injuries came and they ended the season without a single trophy. That season, Arsenal scored the most goals from counter-attacks in the Premier League.
Arsenal’s style of football is said to be the closest to that of Barcelona. Both teams always like to keep possession. However, Arsenal is much more direct than Barcelona. Fabregas always tried playing through-balls behind opposition defences at Arsenal, and this continued trend did him no favours at Barcelona. At Barcelona, the players pass the ball until they find a true opening in the opposition defence to exploit, and then the ball is played in to that player. Fabregas, in his time at Barcelona, was often accused of giving away possession all too often. He tried playing the ball in behind too many times, often resulting in the opposition gaining possession of the ball.
This trend has resurfaced in Fabregas’ at Chelsea. Against Manchester City at the Etihad, in the second half, Fabregas tried playing Costa in behind Mangala and Kompany. Every time he did, Manchester City regained possession of the ball and gained the chance to counter-attack Chelsea. The difference is that Mourinho signed Fabregas to play a striker in behind, to provide through-balls so that Chelsea could break down teams. Barcelona, on the other hand, are required to break down teams quickly, and do not necessarily need a Fabregas to expertise in the role.
Despite everything said, there were other key factors as to why Fabregas did not completely succeed at Barcelona. When he came to the club, Barcelona had a midfield three of Busquets, Xavi, and Iniesta, a trio at the top of their game. There was no way any one of them would lose their position to Fabregas immediately. Fabregas was and never will be a Busquets type of player, and his role is also different than that of Xavi’s. Xavi dictates play, keeps the tempo of the game, while Fabregas is more of a true playmaker. However, by the 2013-2014 season, Xavi’s steady decline started to show. While still a great player, Xavi did not perform at the same levels of past seasons. Fabregas must also take the blame for not performing well in the second half of seasons. In his time at Barcelona, no other player tallied as many assists as him. A majority of these came in the first half of each season. When he left for Chelsea, the official FC Barcelona website shot a parting blow at the player, stating that he did not perform at the level required in the second half of each season he was there. Fabregas’s form so far at Chelsea has earned him many plaudits. However, his form is hardly a surprise. Fabregas has always been known as a fantastic midfielder, which is why he has attained 92 caps for the Spanish National Team, not an easy accomplishment in a stacked side. Despite this, he has often come off the bench and not started in many of his appearances. His impact has often been vital, as Fabregas scored the winning penalty to put Spain into the Euro 2008 Final, set up the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup Final, and played an important role in Spain’s capturing of Euro 2012.
Jose Mourinho has provided Fabregas with the freedom of playing where he feels best, in midfield, and not fitting him onto the pitch in positions where he is a square peg in a round hole. Mourinho calls his position as the “Number 8”, where Fabregas is in charge of helping his side control the game, but to also take up the Number 10 role, often switching positions with Oscar. Fabregas’ passing ability has never been in question, and his passes to Andre Schurrle and Diego Costa against Burnley and Arsenal respectively have earned him lots of praise. Mourinho, by placing Fabregas a bit deeper, requires him to improve defensively, putting in more tackles than before. At Arsenal, Fabregas was the focal point of the team in his later years there. As the Number 10, he was the main man. At Chelsea, the team is filled with stars, including Eden Hazard and Diego Costa ahead of him. However, Jose Mourinho has made the importance of Fabregas clear, and the player has put in superb performances all season. Performing well again, Fabregas is a key cog in Chelsea’s rank, as they aspire to win the Premier League and conquer Europe. Come the end of the season, he will be truly judged, but for now, Cesc Fabregas is hitting all the right notes, and so is Chelsea.
 Posted by at 3:30 pm
Aug 012014
 

 

It’s the last kick of the ball in the penalty shoot-out UEFA champions league 2012, if he scores Chelsea are Champions of Europe inside the Allianz arena front of the Bavaria Fans, he misses the spot kick sudden death beckons and he might have lost the opportunity to put his name in Chelsea Fc folklore and history. The big man steps up calmly send Manuel ‘Sweeper’ Neuer the wrong  way, Drogba has just scored the winning goal in the UEFA Champions League final, Chelsea are champions of Europe for the first time in their history incredible scenes of wild jubilations from Munich to London to Abidjan. Coincidentally that was to be the Drogba’s last kick of the ball in Blue Chelsea shirt, the big ivorien was off to Asia. The overtures and opulence of the Chinese club Shanghai Shenghua was too good to turn down, more so Abramovich and Chelsea board were not willing to give him the two years contract he asked for Didier was on the plane to China. On his arrival thousands of Chinese fans where at the airport to receive King Drogba amidst fanfare and tight security, although the chinese experience was to come to an abrupt end the same way it began as the owners of the Chinese club where in deep financial crisis therefore couldn’t sustain their heavy pay packages paid to their stars including drogba, another transfer was on the cards for Didier. Turkish giants Galatasaray called and gave Didier an escape route out of china, he soon settled down in Gala and immediately became a fan favourite, notching up decisive goals and leading them to the UCL knock out stages where they fell to the superior power of Chelsea fc.

Soon the season ended, rumours emerged that Jose wants Drogba back in the Cheslea blue, Jose called Drogba, no need for much convincing ,he told him COME BACK HOME, and Didier could not say no, who wouldn’t want to go back home after 2years sojourn away. The rest they say is history; Drogba is back in his beloved Chelsea blue, he penned a 1year deal with the blues with option of extension as a coach the next year. He is back to his old stomping ground, where he made his name, scoring goals for fun, he racked up a total of 157 goals winning 3 premier league titles, 4 FA Cups, 2 Carling cups and of course 1 UEFA champions league in the process.

Chelsea fans should not expect Drogba to give them double figures in goals return HELL NO!!! Didier is no longer the Didier he was 3years ago, age isn’t on his side as well, however Chelsea should still expect the hunger and passion from him, they should expect cameo appearances in the league and Capital one cup, scoring a couple of times as well. Drogba was not brought back by Jose to score goals, No, he was brought back to be a guide and mentor the new crop of players at the bridge, Drogba’s presence in the dressing room is a big plus to the new Chelsea players, he should be able to install the Chelsea DNA of never say die in them to make the next 10years of Chelsea be as eventful and even more as the previous years. Also Drogba will help Chelsea new striker Diego Costa settle down and teach him how to be a Chelsea striker; it is believed that this will add more impetus to the firepower line of Chelsea.

The second coming of King Drogba is not as a scoring machine but as a guide and tutor to the younger ones, this will make Jose’s work a lot easier as he can easily speak with the players and convey Jose’s philosophy off and on the pitch. We wish him all the best and hope he makes more history together with Jose and the club.

 

 

Omeiza Dawodu

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AU REVOUIR ROMELU BOLINGOLI LUKAKU : THE INSIDE STORY

I am not the biggest fan lukaku,I have looked at him over the years, he went to westbrom was subbed lots of times,came on as a sub and scored goals at the end of the season,he had times at everton where he had done very well, I saw him lots of times when he was mediocre – TONY CASCARINO (EX Chelsea player)

 

A promising young talent from the Anderletch FC academy of Belgium, a raw talent at the age of 17 was already a star and shining light in the Belgian Jupiler league, his frame stood 6foot 5, was a demon to defenders and always proved a handful he freely scored goals with pace and power. The comparison began to pour in, he was comaparedto and called the new Didier Drogba, fortunately the young man loved Chelsea and drogba was his idol. Trust the hawks of European football to start making inquiries on his availability and ready pounce to get the gallant striker, he had his eyes on only one club which was Chelsea Fc his dream club. When CFC travelled to Anderletcch in the summer of 2011 to negotiate a deal, a fee of £18million was agreed for the attacker and RomeluLukaku was on the flight to England and he was excited at the prospect of playing alongside his idol Didier Drogba. He arrived amidst fanfare his idol was nearing his twilight hence many saw him as a natural successor to fill the boots of Drogba when he finally leaves CFC. Not long into his Chelsea career, Lukaku’s attitudinal problems started manifesting, Andre Villa Boas felt he wasn’t ready yet for the first team so he was farmed out to westbrom to get some playing time and experience to continue his development. Steve Clarke’s connection with the CFC hierarchy facilitated his loan move to westbrom,Lukaku did creditably well notching a hatrick against Manchester United and scoring other important goals. However his brilliant performances where overshadowed by his loud mouth, Lukaku suffers from a disease called Diarrhoea of the mouth, Lukaku finds it difficult to keep shut when infront of the camera he makes silly comments that keep fans and the club wondering what manner of  boy is this? The modern day footballer isn’t only a player on the pitch he is equally a Public Relations specialist, Lukaku clearly lacks PR skills.

RomeluLukaku was set to be a key member of the CFC squad in the 2013/2014 season,he did well during pre season tour in America and Mourinho loved what he saw, in the super cup match against Bayern munich in August 2013,  Lukaku missed the decisive spot kick that would have handed the CFC the super cup, Romelu was inconsolable. Then came Samuel EtoFils who had just been signed to bolster the attack of Chelsea, Lukaku wasn’t ready to fight for his place, he met Jose on the eve of transfer deadline day and asked for a transfer to Everton, Jose granted his request and he was off to the  blue side of Merseyside, he did very well in his loan spell with everton scoring 15goals in the season, however the leaking mouth always reared its ugly head, Lukaku had just pressed the self destruct button when he attempted to join issues with Jose Mourinho his boss, the season ended and he was off to the world cup with his country, lukaku never sealed his mouth all through the warm up matches Lukaku was always on the news ranting and stating he will make up his mind after the world cup if he would remain at CFC, the Diarhhoea of the mouth has refused to let romelu be, unfortunately for him his performance at the world cup was nothing to write home about as a younger DevockOrigi was preferred to lukaku. OOH how bad his attitude, its rared its ugly head again, in one of the matchesLukaku was substituted early on and he refused to shake hands with his national team coach nor accept the applause, this was becoming overbearing, soon after Belgians were eliminated from the world cup. Earlier on this week he called Jose and the Chelsea board to clarify his position, Lukaku was demanding  to be the First choice striker at Chelsea fc, what an effrontery and bravado from the young man, not taking anything away from Rom he is a good striker but demanding for a starting role in a competitive team like Chelsea where even PetrCech isn’t even sure of been in the starting line up, Lukaku didn’t want to fight to be top choice at Chelsea, he wanted it served on a platter of Gold with belgian ornamented tray, Jose was infuriated likewise the CFC board,  RomeluLukaku was on his way out the Toffees had a bid of  £28million accepted , £25million down payment and £3million representing add-ons on trophies. Bolingoli was gone, his Chelsea career over, his Chelsea dream shattered.

Jose mourinho stated categorically that RomeluLukaku’s commitment to the Chelsea course has been questioned, his professionalism also questioned as well, demanding for a starting role was like an ultimatum to Jose saying PLAY ME OR I LEAVE.  Jose had this to say on the Lukaku issue, “The thinking was first of all the fact RomeluLukaku was always clear cut with us in his mentality and his approach was not highly motivated to come back to CFC, he wanted to play for Chelsea but clearly only as the first choice striker and at a club of our dimension its very difficult to promise a player that status , after that everton came with an important offer and because we want to be inside financial fair play rules you have to analyse the situation”.The above statement by Jose clearly explains the whole issue behind the travails and sale of Lukaku. You don’t meet the gaffer and demand a starting shirt, you work hard and fight for it, ask Didier Drogba, new signing Diego costa isn’t even sure of a starting bet in the Chelsea 11, Lukaku just has a loud mouth that if not checked is capable of derailing his professional career. I hope Martinez is able to caution and direct him to talkless and do more talking on the pitch, if lukaku can overcome his attitudinal problems he is capable of becoming one of the best strikers in the world (I hope a buy back clause was Inserted into his contract). I only but wish him well in everton. Did I mention that asides Lukaku’s finishing ability, he is got an abysmal first touch?.Ahhhhh, My ink just got exhausted, talk about that some other time.

 

VERDICT

Lukaku wasn’t good enough, he doesn’t meet the required standards at Chelsea. I pass on the ball to you my ardent readers, tell me what you think.

 

 

Omeiza Dawodu

Follow me on twitter @omski2000

 Posted by at 3:18 pm
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:

Eden Hazard

The name on every Chelsea fan’s lips since that gloriously brutal hat-trick against mid-table Newcastle, Eden Hazard is one of the fastest rising stars in international football. Eden’s recent form has spurred on Jose Mourinho to hail him as the best young player in the world, and it’s an absolute joy to watch this prodigy blossom into a top, top player in a Blue shirt.

The World Cup finals represent a golden opportunity for Hazard. Belgium hasn’t traditionally been considered to be members of the international football elite, but mark our words, that have all changed. The Belgians looked fierce in World Cup qualifying, and with the likes of Man City star Vincent Kompany lining up alongside Hazard, no one will be taking this relatively small European nation lightly.

Fernando Torres

We’ve recently been seeing heartening flashes of the real Fernando Torres – the player who lit up the Kop at Anfield in a way which has never quite been repeated during his time at Chelsea. One thing’s for sure, the Spaniard possesses proven World Cup winning pedigree, and there’ll never be a better time for the striker to recapture his early brilliance than now.

Oscar

Our very own Brazilian ace Oscar will surely offer the host nation a dangerous option in midfield at this summer’s tournament. Along with Neymar, Oscar is one of Brazil’s leading lights and is amongst the best play-makers in the game.

John Terry

Ok John, we know you bonked everyone’s wives… but if England is to make respectable progress in the World Cup this summer, we need the experience, leadership and quality of this man in defence. Oh, and how about that new contract Jose?

Apr 222013
 

The Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez proved yet again that he is an absolute animal and should not be allowed to play in any competitive football match ever again. His totally unprovoked attack on Branislav Ivanovic in yesterdays game at Anfield was a vicious act, and his disgusting play-acting afterwards only compounded his guilt and emphasised what a devious, cheating, disgusting excuse for a human being he really is.

This is not the first time either. While playing for Ajax, he was banned for 7 games in Holland after doing exactly the same thing when he bit PSV’s Otman Bakkal on the shoulder, which led the Dutch papers to name him “The Cannibal of Ajax” and directly led to him being sold to Liverpool as he was so despised by the football supporters in Holland.

Suarez tried to minimise the uproar by immediately being told to publicly apologise to the whole world after the game. His statement said: “I’m sad for what happened this afternoon.

“I apologise to Ivanovic and all the football world for my inexcusable behaviour. I’m so sorry about it.”

“I have issued an apology and have tried to contact Branislav Ivanovic to speak to him personally.

“I apologise also to my manager, playing colleagues and everyone at Liverpool Football Club for letting them down.”

Well I’m afraid this is just not good enough and not only should he be banned for life but he should also be charged with assault and sent to prision as an example to any other animals out there who may think it is acceptable to go around biting fellow footballers…..