May 072013

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 go through toilet rolls.

His Tottenham side are currently lying outside the Champions League places in fifth place and they desperately need a win to push them above Arsenal. So you would think that AVB would not try to do anything to wind the Chelsea players up and make his task even harder. Well you would be wrong, because the Portuguese coach has suggested that it was the players’ fault he was sacked.

Apr 292013

Rafa Benitez did not start Frank Lampard yesterday but, once Ramires picked up an injury, the 34-year old midfielder came on to put Chelsea withing touching distance of Champions League qualification. Lampard looked like a man on a mission when he came on and a typical bursting run and pass set up Oscar for the opener after 43 minutes. Just two minutes later, Lampard was given the chance to add to his 200 goals from the penalty after Maya was fouled. Nobody expected him to miss, and he is now just one goal behind the all-time club record of Bobby Tambling.

Jan 312013

Chelsea target Willian had been firmly expected to move to mega-rich Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala, but that failed to materialise today.

Chelsea and Spurs have long been admirers of the Brazilian playmaker, who has been outstanding for Shakhtar Donetsk for some time now. He scored 3 goals against the Blues this season in his 2 Champions League games, and played an integral part in Chelsea’s expulsion from the competition they won only last season.

Spurs are keen to add some creativity to their midfield, having sold the likes of Rafael Van Der Vaart and Luka Modric last summer. They had failed to sign Joao Moutinho on deadline day over the summer, and were expected to add to their midfield options this month.

Nov 262012

Chelsea and a host of other clubs are chasing 20 year-old spanish-born wonderkid, Pedro Obiang from Sampdoria.

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur were due to fight it out for his signature, but now look to face further competition from Italy and Spain.

Chelsea have sent scouts to Italy to watch him and are rumoured to be preparing a bid ahead of the January transfer window.

The midfielder’s agent, Jose Miguel Gonzalez, played down reports somewhat, saying: ‘We know that several Italian, English and Spanish clubs are following him, but Pedro is a mature guy and is thinking only about Sampdoria.

Jun 032012

There is a shocking report out this morning that claims that Roman Abramovich is seriously considering bringing in the Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp as the full-time replacement for Andre Villas-Boas.

Although Roberto Di Matteo did everything possible to earn a permanent contract, it seems that the silence from the Chelsea board is an indication that there will be no new contract forthcoming, which leads to even more speculation.

Pep Guardiola has already said that he wants a year sabbatical from managing although Abramovich is reportedly trying to persuade him otherwise, but the Star reports today that Redknapp is being considered as a viable replacement.

May 112012

From the looks of it, 27-year-old midfielder Milos Krasic has grown tired of pasta and has decided to leave Juventus behind and most likely the whole Serie A, as Chelsea are roaring to sign the winger in their attempt to freshen things up a bit.

According to Krasic’s agent the main reason for his departure is the lack of playing time, and although that wouldn’t get solved at Chelsea the winger is still willing to take a risk: “He wants to leave, he has not played enough this season and that’s why his time in Turin is finished”.

Sep 222010

Arsene Wenger’s young Arsenal side continued their impressive play in the Carling Cup last night by demolishing Tottenham in extra time. Arsenal played a stronger side than usual in this competition as they were up against their (and Chelsea’s!) great rivals, and the finishing score of 1-4 was a pleasure for both the Blue and Red sides of London!

Aug 292010

It would have taken a brave man to predict a Wigan win at White Hart Lane yesterday, especially as Wigan had shipped ten goals in their first two games this season without reply. Spurs were expected to win comfortably but a Rodallego winner in the 80th minute left the Tottenhams fans frustrated and shocked.

He was asked if they had a “Champions League hangover” after beating Young Boys 4-0 in midweek, but Redknapp said there was no excuses. “Why should it be?” Redknapp said. “You should come full of confidence after winning 4-0 in a Champions League game.

Aug 072010

Robbie Keane helped Tottenham to a comeback win against Fiorentina today by scoring the winner in the last minute. Spurs were 2-1 down at half-time, but Keane’s performance with both goals in the second half has certainly given Harry Redknapp food for thought ahead of next Saturdays opening League game against Hull.

Redknapp said after the game: “It was a good run out against good opposition,”

“They only had two strikes on goal and they both ended up in the back of the net, but we came back and that was good.

Jul 192010

According to reports today, the ex-Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has made his mind up and plumped for a move to Anfield for the new season.

A report on ESPN said: Liverpool have signed former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole on a free transfer.

The 28-year-old England international left Stamford Bridge at the end of last season after failing to agree a new contract with the club and has agreed personal terms on a four-year deal at Anfield.

The England midfielder will undergo a medical in the next 48 hours.