Middlesborough Archive

Rafa may have uneasy truce with Chelsea fans

After Chelsea beat Middlesborough in midweek, and Rafa Benitez launched into his tirade about the Chelsea fans’ continuing protests about his management, the media turned up at Stamford Bridge yesterday like vultures hoping for a corpse to feed on, but you could sense their disappointment, especially as the soccer betting was predicting that the Spaniard

Chelsea could be on the brink of disaster

The good news is that Chelsea are still in the FA cup and the Europa League, as well as being in a qualifying position for the Champions League next season. The bad news is that the fixture congestion from the cup competitions is causing serious difficulties, and there are ructions in the dressing room. Rafa

Chelsea dragged into fight with Arsenal and Tottenham

It was the worst possible result for Chelsea against Manchester City yesterday, as it put Roberto Mancini’s men seven points ahead in second place. The worry now for Chelsea is that Arsenal are just two points behind in fifth place, while Tottenham are just one point behind and play their game in hand away to

Chelsea focused on Europa league says Benitez

Chelsea will travel to Middlesborough next Wednesday to play for a place in the last eighth of the FA cup. The Blues also have tough away game against Manchester City in the Premier league on Sunday, but Rafa Benitez has insisted that he is fully focused on betting through to the last 16 of the

Chelsea defender Luiz apologised for challenge

The Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez would have asked his players to show commitment against Brentford yesterday, but David Luiz must have realised that his late challenge on the 19-year old substitute Jake Reeves was taking things too far. The Brazilian defender left Reeves concussed after shoulder charging him late in the match, but he went

Second Chelsea player wants to stay out on loan

Romelu Lukaku last week admitted that he would like to stay at West Brom for the rest of the season, and now Josh McEachran has insisted he would like to see out the season with Championship title contenders Middlesborough. The England U-21 midfielder has a recall clause in his loan contract but hopes Chelsea will