Category Archives: Chelsea
Chelsea? Sexy? Yes, a sentence not many thought they would read, but that is what has become of Roman’s boys in blue. There is a sense of swag and perhaps tika-taka that can now be associated with this current Chelsea side. It’s simple, with Di Matteo came a sexier more aero dynamic convertible and off went the blue coach that was last seen parked inside the Nou Camp last season.
I for one remember a time when you couldn’t pay us to watch Chelsea in the Champions League group stages. Well, I suppose you could, but we would take the money and watch whichever English side was also in action on Read On..
Again, football has been dominated by one issue in the last week or so, and indeed over the last year.
I’m not referring to the fact that a toddler’s got more chance of finishing a bowl of soup with a plastic fork than Luis Suarez has of finishing a decent chance. And No, it’s not even the question as to why the Wayne Rooney who plays for Man United seems a master class away from the one who turns out for England. Nor is it the fact that Harry Redknapp continues to make the rest of the pundits on Match of the Day look like chumps of the highest order.
No, it’s Read On..
For casual onlookers, it seems strange to see one man cleared of an offence in a British court of law only to be found guilty of the same allegations by a sport`s governing body. However, that is exactly what has happened in the case of Chelsea captain John Terry who was charged by the FA and subsequently declared to be guilty of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers` defender Anton Ferdinand.
It`s easier to accept the fact that the Football Association can come to its own conclusions, irrespective of court findings and not to question the reasons why this is possible. So that leaves the question as to why they have come Read On..
A great few weeks for Wayne Rooney, he has looked very settled on the evidence of Cluj and Newcastle away in his new position and now he has been awarded the England captaincy at least for Friday.
To top of all of that him and his wife have announced that they are expecting a new child. A great turnaround for the Rooney family and one for Wayne to tell his new son that in the same week he also captained England.
It is a nice positive for Wayne, because as soon as he got injured people were again on his back and doubting whether Manchester United needed him, I think as they Read On..
Jose Mourinho has openly said that he would welcome a return to England and manage `any club` in the Premier League when his stint in charge of Real Madrid is over. The straight talking Portuguese made some very direct comments over this stating that after Real `England, that`s for sure`.
Mourinho also said that when in England he is Blue a direct reference to his old team Chelsea but is a return to Stamford Bridge remotely likely? Roman Abramovich sacked the `special one` in 2007 after three years that brought a string of honours, including back to back Premiership wins.
Fans across the globe rejoice as Premier League football comes back after the boredom that was International football. With 8 cracking games lined up for Saturday, football fans are spoilt for choice. The only real downer is the fact that 6 of these games kick off at the same time meaning viewers will have a hard time picking the games to watch.
According to his twitter page French footballer Florent Malouda has been banished to the youth team to train whilst playing for his current club Chelsea.
There has been no official explanation from either Malouda or Di Matteo or the club, on any potential reasons for him being exempt from the first team.
For the life of me for this to happen just days after the transfer deadline is a disaster for manager,club and player.
Di Matteo has laid down his authority but not to a big name, key player in his prime.
Malouda has been a decent performer since joining in 2007 but only enjoyed I would say about a season and a half Read On..
Just one quick one, although transfer deadline day if you are lucky enough to blessed with Sky Sports News and Jim White of course is fantastic.
Why an earth is it on a friday which I am sure means that these new signings probably won’t be eligible for the weekends matches.
Here are the early stories of the final day with little confirmed and speculation still rife…
Rafael Van Der Vaart of Spurs to join Hamburg.
Fernando Llorente to join Spurs.
Daniel Sturridge loan move to Liverpool, from Chelsea.
Clint Dempsey could move to Villa, after having a bid accepted!
Michael Essien could be off to Arsenal
Keep up to date by following us on twitter via @FRivalries Read On..
It is foolish and hard to look beyond Manchester City, I only feel they have weaknesses but not definite ones in defence. Joe Hart and Vincent Kompany are top class and they seem to fill in the gaps with adequate players.
The only question is can Mancini keep everyone happy because at the moment City seem to have enough attacking class to change the game, or get a winner when they really need it.
I do see United challenging but their results depend on how Vidic comes back, how De Gea deals with his second season, how Kagawa and Van Persie fit in. They are a lot of things that must Read On..
Luis Suarez – Suarez knows how to make goals happen on the pitch. He’s scores regularly for Uruguay, he did so at Ajax, and now with a summer behind him at Liverpool, I’m sure he’ll bring great quality to Liverpool’s attack. Earlier today, he scored against Sunderland to make Liverpool’s first goal of the season. Expect Suarez to be near the top of the Goal Scoring List most of the season.
Manuel Neuer – Arguably the top goalkeeper in Europe last season, and certainly the most popular German goalkeeper, Neuer has been traded to Bayern Munich this summer. Also, with a better defense that he had at Schalke, expect even less Read On..