Di Matteo Archive

Chelsea hoping Benitez at Napoli will not wreck Cavani bid

Long term transfer target Edinson Cavani is reportedly top of the list this summer as Roman Abramovich looks set to open his chequebook once again this summer. Cavani, the 26 year old goal-scoring machine, has been at Napoli for three seasons where he has netted an incredible 104 goals in just 138 appearances. The Uruguayan

AVB slams Chelsea- not a good idea before game tomorrow!!

Andre Villas-Boas returns to Stamford Bridge tomorrow night for the first time since he was sacked as the manager last March. The 35-year old has spoken before about it and is obviously unhappy with the way he was treated, although he must have known that Abramovich has been going through managers the way most people

Cech wants Mourinho back at Chelsea

Chelsea will definitely have a new manager next season. Rafa Benitez even admitted as much in his much publicisedrant last week. The fact that his job title was interim manager was a bit of a clue as well. The question is, who will it be. Earlier in the season it was widely thought that Roman

Chelsea target 2nd spot but are not far from 5th

Today is an absolutely crucial day for Chelsea, and could decide whether the rest of the season is a dogfight with today’s opponents Manchester City to see who comes second in the Premier league, or a battle with Arsenal and Tottenham for the Champions league positions. At the moment, the Blues are at a tipping

Mourinho WILL come back to Chelsea says Gullit

The most successful period for Chelsea was also the most successful period for the manager at the time Jose Mourinho. The `special one` has also proclaimed those three-and-a-half years as his happiest time in football. The beautiful friendship could soon be rekindled, according to another former manager of the Blues Ruud Gullit. The Dutchman thinks

Chelsea captain calls for new Lampard contract

The Chelsea captain John Terry is the only current player to have been at Stamford Bridge longer than the 34-year old midfielder Frank Lampard, and he is keen to continue playing with his team mate longer than the end of the season. Terry has joined in the debate about whether the club should offer Lampard

Rafa Benitez believes his methods are working at Chelsea, claiming ‘the team are playing better’

Rafa Benitez has claimed that Chelsea are doing much better now, and believes Fernando Torres’ return to form is proof. Benitez had claimed that the squad he inherited was unfit, tired and lacked fight, but insists he is overseeing great improvement in the players. ‘Two or three things that we are doing for some players

Sir Alex Ferguson: Lucky Rafael Benitez could have two World Club Cups on CV

Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that Rafael Benitez is ‘very lucky’ to be hired just before Chelsea’s trip to Japan to compete in the World Club Cup. Rafael Benitez was hired as Inter Milan boss, the season following on from Jose Mourinho’s treble winning exploits, and won the World Club Cup with Inter. He now

Di Matteo raging at Premier League bosses

Chelsea and the Premier League seem to have been at loggerheads all year since the Anthon Ferdinand incident, and the Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is now extremely annoyed that the Blues have not been allowed to cancel their League match against Sunderland ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Japan for the World Club Championship. Di

Ferguson explains why Man Utd haven’t beaten Chelsea for ten years!

The Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is well aware that another loss at Stamford Bridge today, a ground where they haven’t won for ten years, could be very important in the race for the Premier League title. Man United could end the day seven points behind the leaders if they suffer another setback and