April 1st, 2015 by index
Arsene Wenger has dismissed suggestions that his club are in the title race after closing the gap to Chelsea in the last few weeks. The advantage held by the West London outfit has been reduced to just seven points amidst poor form.
Arsenal, on the other hand, recently managed to secure their sixth consecutive victory in the league after a 2-1 score against Newcastle United. This has reduced the gap to a manageable level with eight matches left in the season. Even though Chelsea do have a game in hand, Jose Mourinho has been quick to suggest that Arsenal are in the title race.
Concerned that this would put unnecessary pressure on the team, Wenger stated that his team are merely concentrating on finishing in the second spot. There is a real possibility of Arsenal finishing above Manchester City, who have managed only four league victories in the last 10 matches. City are only one point above Arsenal following this weekend’s results. It was only recently that they suffered a shock 1-0 defeat against Burnley. More key matches are set to threaten the reigning Premier league champions in the last few weeks of the season. Arsenal also have tough matches against the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea. Read the rest of this entry »
January 27th, 2015 by index
Jose Mourinho has opened up on the highly controversial transfer saga involving Chelsea and Liverpool over the transfer of Steven Gerrard.
The Liverpool captain came close to moving to Stamford Bridge back in 2005 when he was on the cusp of becoming one of the greatest midfielders in the world. Gerrard was yet to enter into his peak back then, but he had just helped Liverpool win the European cup on a famous night in Istanbul. Chelsea reportedly made an offer of £ 30 million and the transfer was close to being completed before Gerrard pulled out of the deal.
Mourinho has accepted that the failure to get the former England international remains as the biggest regret that he has had in his managerial career. Read the rest of this entry »
January 16th, 2015 by admin
December 18th, 2014 by index
Jose Mourinho has hit back at Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, who appeared to suggest that the Portuguese boss was having its huge influence on players appearing for their national teams. Ramos comments came after both Chelsea players – Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas – pulled out of the national team duty despite having played for Chelsea only a few days before the international squad announcement. It was also not surprising to see Costa and Fabregas back and playing during the weekend against West Brom. Mourinho, though, says that both players were assessed by the team doctors and deemed not fit enough for international duty.
He also claims that Ramos may be a great defender, but he is not a doctor by profession. Hence, he should not be making ill-advised comments about other professionals. Ramos was managed by Mourinho during his three years at Real Madrid, but it is often held that the Portuguese did not get along well with the Spanish contingent at the club. Mourinho has quoted the example of Vincent Kompany, who did not appear for the Belgian national team’s Euro 2016 qualifying matches but was present for Manchester City’s home match against Swansea on Saturday.
Costa and Fabregas have been vital players for Chelsea this campaign. The striker recently scored his 11th league goal in 10 matches against West Brom.”Since I’ve known Sergio Ramos he has been a fantastic football player, but he is not a doctor.
He is not a doctor and I am the same. I do my job the best I can but I am not a doctor.My doctor and the doctor of the Spanish national team, they had the scans and they decided that the player was not in the condition to play.I am nobody to go against it and I don’t think Sergio did a medicine Masters in the last couple of years to understand about it,” said Mourinho.
October 23rd, 2014 by Liam
Petr Cech. This is the name of a player who has done so much with and for Chelsea. The Czcech has made over 320 league appearances with the Blue jersey and has lifted the Premier League title on 3 different occasions as well as also having the chance of winning the Champions League silverware.
These are just some of the accomplishments and milestones that Cech has made with Chelsea but it’s starting to look like it’s only a matter of time until the experienced goal-keeper decides to end his career with the Premier League club.
The return of the Belgian shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois has seen Petr Cech dropping from the main team to a spot in the sidelines of the team.
Courtois at the age of 22 is making a thunderous wave across Europe with sublime performances almost every week and every match he performs in.
It does not look like Petr Cech has any future at Stamford Bridge and now rumors are starting to flood the internet as to which club will be his next one with Real Madrid being a possible destination.
Carlo Ancelotti is well aware of everything that Petr Cech can add into any squad as the Italian manager worked alongside with Cech a few years ago when they trained alongside each other at Stamford Bridge in 2010.
Real Madrid is a possible club that Petr Cech could join if he continues his current situation in Chelsea where he has to play mostly as a back-up option. Cech has already revealed his displeasure being only a player that sits on the sidelines and he will move away from Stamford Bridge if things continue how they currently are.
32 years of age for a goal-keeper isn’t too high as players in this position of the pitch can usually continue performing at a high level even at this age. Petr Cech remains being one of the best goal-keepers in the world and if he indeed does wants to be transferred out from Chelsea; there will surely be a list of clubs interested in signing him.