Jan 172014

Well if ever you needed confirmation that Chelsea are chasing a player in the transfer window then you are not going to get better than Jose Mourinho making a personal phone call to the target in question!

It seems that the 19 year-old French international Kurt Zouma was the lucky recipient, and he has been persuaded by Mourinho that he would love to move to Stamford Bridge.

Zouma, who is tipped to be a future captain of the French National team, disclosed when he was asked if the Chelsea rumours were true: “Well, it’s true. There has been an advanced contact,”

Jan 102014

With Chelsea still going strong in three competitions, Jose Mourinho and the fans want every ounce of the players’ attention focused on the Chelsea cause. With a decent but tricky draw against Galatasaray in the Champions League, there can be no room for taking things easy. And, despite some inconsistency in the first half of the season, the Blues are right up there in the mix with Arsenal and Man City for the Premier League.

Nov 162013

I think it is safe to say that Chelsea Football Club, and especially the manager Jose Mourinho, are not too well liked by West Brom and their fans at the minute. Denied a historic win at Stamford Bridge by an admittedly fortunate penalty decision by the referee last week, the Baggies were already fuming when Jose added a little spice to the row.

Describing the West midlands club and their defender Jonas Olsson as `Mickey Mouse` ensured that the English media made a real meal of the situation, but it was really a storm in a teacup. West Brom have sinced calmed down and the former Chelsea assistant manager Steve Clarke has done well to laugh it off.

Sep 142013

With the return of Jose Mourinho to Stamford Bridge, the atmosphere around Chelsea Football Club brightened like the sun coming out on a cloudy day. Then the signing of some quality players in addition to the strong and talented squad available to the special one made a lot of football experts install Chelsea as their favourites for the Premier League title.

Jul 212013

It is no secret to Chelsea fans just what a huge effect Jose Mourinho can have when he takes control of a football club. The special one came to Stamford Bridge back in 2004 and brought immediate success with him, claiming Chelsea’s first top flight title in 50 years, so it is no surprise that the bookies have shortened the odds on the Blues winning back the Premier League title considerably this season.

Jul 092013

After almost six years away Jose Mourinho was reinstalled as Chelsea boss last month and whereas before he was outspoken and occasionally overconfident, this time around the ‘Special One’ has decided to bring a much more reserved approach to the role.

Jul 062013

It took a while, but as we told you on the 28th May (http://justchelsea.com/mourinho-set-to-make-young-dutch-star-his-first-signing-for-chelsea/6128 ), Chelsea have signed Marco Van Ginkel from Vitesse for a fee of £9 million pounds.

We were not the only club interested in the young starlet, but assurances from Jose Mourinho seem to have sway van Ginkel’s decision. Mourinho informed the young Dutch midfielder that he would have substantial game time this season as we look to develop a natural successor to Frank Lampard. Lampard can’t go on forever, and now is the time to consider replacements. They are huge shoes to fill, but van Ginkel certainly has the potential to do so.

Jul 012013

Brazil pair look set to lead Chelsea title challenge

 If Jose Mourinho is to bring the Premier League title back to Stamford Bridge he needs his top international stars to perform week-in, week-out.

 We’ve been able to rely on them in cup competitions over the past few years but the league has remained out of reach, much to the frustration of many Chelsea fans who bet on football. Under Mourinho we won the title in clinical fashion, often going ahead in games before the break and then shutting the opposition out until full time.

Jul 012013

There is so much speculation over how Jose Mourinho is going to line up this Chelsea team, and much of it is guesswork. However, with our pre-season games still a bit away, I thought I would have a look at the team and try and work out who would Mourinho see as absolutely nailed on starters. We know how Jose has always played, and it’s based on a strong, resolute defence that makes it extremely difficult to play against. Jose has always played players on their perceived merit, even if that meant leaving big names on the bench. See Iker Casillas and Pepe. So who will he favour at Chelsea?

Jun 282013

Jeffrey Bruma has joined PSV on a four year contract after short negotiations between the two clubs. Bruma never really developed in to the player Chelsea had hoped, and it’s hard to believe he is still only 21. A £2.5 million pound move to PSV will allow Bruma to continue his development at a level that is more suited to his current abilities. Loans to Leicester and HSV produced mixed results, and at times Bruma displayed enough potential that Chelsea have inserted a buy-back clause to the deal. It will be interesting to see whether Bruma can improve to the point that Chelsea will exercise that buy back deal.