Benayoun Archive

Mourinho slashes Chelsea squad – New transfers coming!!

It’s the time of year that Homer Simpson loves more than any other – the cut. Chelsea have announced the release of 8 players – and there aren’t too many surprises. While some of the names on the list are relatively unknown, there are several players that once showed promise and potential. Of the youth

Poor performance and soft Penalty spell defeat for Chelsea in Europa League

There is no getting around the fact that Chelsea were well below par against Steaua Bucharest in Romania last night. Having said that, the home team needed the help of a generous refereeing decision to give them the win. The result was disappointing, but it was only 1-0, and Chelsea should easily be able to

Chelsea have ruined Torres says Benayoun

Fernando Torres has not exactly been the player that Chelsea were hoping for when they signed him from Liverpool for a British record of £50 million in January 2011. It took him over 900 minutes on the pitch to score his first goal for Chelsea which was his only goal from 18 games in that

Ancelotti to choose between Benayoun and Ramires to replace Lampard

The Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard won’t be risked by Carlo Ancelotti so soon after having an operation on his hernia, so the Chelsea coach will choose between Yossi Benayoun and new-signing Ramires to face Blackpool in Lampards absence. Ancelotti said: “Benayoun played very well in the first half against Zilina, taking the right positions and

Chelsea name just four “home-grown” players in reduced squad

Chelsea have only managed to rustle up four homegrown players (over 21) in their squad, which means they have lost four senior places in the declared team. John Terry, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Ross Turnbull are the only ‘home-grown’ English players, available, but the Blues can have an unlimited number of Under 21s coming

Benayoun seriously hated Benitez, and wants Liverpool fans to know the truth!

The new Chelsea midfielder Yoss Benayoun has given his first interview since leaving Liverpool, and he has serious issues with the way that Rafael Benitez managed the players, including himself of course. I don’t really need to make much comment, just read it yourself and see what you think… “Everyone asks me why I left

Ancelotti – We are preparing for the new season already!

The Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti may have won the Premier League and FA Cup double last season, but he is already preparing to defend both titles, despite being six weeks away from the start of the 2010/11 season. He has already started giving off positive vibes ahead of the new challenge. “We started on Monday,

Did Chelsea buy Benayoun to look after Torres?

Chelsea brought in the Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun last week, and now it seems that he is very good friends with Fernando Torres, who Chelsea are also trying to persuade to move to Stamford Bridge this summer. Torres and Benayoun are former team-mates, and the young Spaniard believes that the Israeli international fits in perfectly

Benayoun completes £5.5m Chelsea move

The Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun has been reportedly close to signing for Chelsea for the last month, and at last the deal has finally been confirmed. The Telegraph has reported tonight that Benayoun has signed a three-year contract at Stamford Bridge worth £75,000 a week to the Israeli international. The 30 year-old was extremely pleased

Liverpool transfer rumours June 15th – Gerrard, Mascherano, Johnson and Benayoun

The papers are full of Liverpool transfer rumours this morning, and they all concern players leaving the club! The main man is Steven Gerrard, and the new England captain is reported by AS to be ready to join Real Madrid after the World Cup. Jose Mourinho tried extremely hard to sign Gerrard when he was