Chelsea boss José Mourinho has dismissed suggestions that John Terry is no longer the first team choices that he has been for more than a decade.
Terry was recently dropped to the bench for the Champions League game againstMaccabi Tel Aviv. Chelsea’s disastrous form at the start of the season was thought to be the reason behind this decision from Mourinho. After securing a comfortable 4-0 win with Kurt Zouma and Gary Cahill at the back, Mourinho went on to keep Terry on the bench for the crucial league encounter against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
His decision to keep Terry on the bench was viewed with surprise at the start of the game, but not many questioned it after the 2-0 win that was achieved with Zouma and Eden Hazard on the scoresheet. Now, many believe that the time of Terry has come to an end, but Mourinho says that it is not the case and that the 34-year-old is still his important player. Terry signed a 12 month extension to his contract only in the summer. He will consider his future in the next few months with speculation that the former England captain made decide to join the MLS for one final hurrah. Continue reading
Chelsea star midfielder Eden Hazard says that he has had several arguments with manager José Mourinho, but he has ruled out any issues with the Portuguese. Just like in any other relationship, the manager and the player have had some disagreements that especially cropped up in the 2013-14 season.Hazard was publicly criticised by Mourinho for being responsible for the 3-1 semi-final defeat against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. The failure on the part of the Belgian to track his opponent led to several goals. Since then,Hazard has been a player transformed and the 24-year-old managed to win a clean sweep of all the individual accolades last season.
The newly crowned PFA Player of the Year refused to rule out the lack of disagreements in his relationship with Mourinho, but he thinks that the Portuguese has made him a better player overall. In the 38 league matches last season,Hazard came up with 14 goals and an impressive nine assists. He was one of the players to have played in every match of the league. Mourinho has constantly stated thatHazard will be forgotten if he does not make an impact in every match he plays. After an inconsistent couple of seasons,Hazard says that he is now making an impact in every match. Continue reading
Chelsea have faced accusations of being ‘boring’ this season, but there is more than a hint of jealousy in the words of those critics who are quick to try and undermine the efforts of a dominant force.
The Blues have been that in 2014/15, leading the Premier League title charge from pillar to post to all-but wrap up a first top-flight crown in five years.
Jose Mourinho’s men may have already done enough to etch their name back onto English football’s most prestigious piece of silverware but, given that Arsenal’s game in hand is not due to be played until the middle of May, the job can be finished in style this weekend against Crystal Palace. Continue reading
In June of 2014, Thibaut Courtois made his return to Chelsea as the Belgian goal-keeper ended his loan deal with Athletic Madrid and sparked a shockwave in Stamford Bridge and the Premier League as the 22 year old player is arguably one of the best players of the top tier league with sublime performances in every match he plays in.
The remarkable season that Courtois is going through is great news for Chelsea as the club has only conceded 26 goals in 30 matches but at the same time this also brings negative consequences for other players who have had to be sidelined for the majority of the season and Petr Cech is the player who has had his spot snatched away from him.
Rumors are now claiming that Chelsea are prepared to sell Petr Cech and have placed a price tag of €10 million for the experienced shot-stopper who is being linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.
Petr Cech has a contract with Chelsea which extends until the end of the 2015-16 season but if the contract could be terminated depending on the situation of the player and the club. If Mourinho wants to sell Cech, then he could be offloaded and it does seem like Cech will be exiting Stamford in the summer transfer window as the player has already stated on a number of occasions that he wants to join a club where he can have a secured regular starting spot. Continue reading
Even though Chelsea’s 1rst leg Champions League match against PSG was played over one week ago, it’s still one of the main topic’s of discussion of fans, managers and analysts of the sport. It was clear that the French side deserved to secure the victory but had to settle with a final score of 1-1.
There was an incident that occurred even before the match had started which is reaching headlines all over the world even in places where football is not usually a subject of debate and talk. A video which display a group of Chelsea fans blocking the pathway for a black man has been making it’s way everywhere of websites all over the world and now the victim of this incident has spoken up and stated that he blames Chelsea FC for this event that happened in an underground train on the Paris Metro.
SouleymaneSylla was the victim of this incident and he was recently interviewed by BBC as he took the chance to express his thoughts about what occurred to him. Sylla said: “I felt truly wounded to the bottom of my heart that I really couldn’t believe it. Of course it’s Chelsea’s responsibility. It’s their supporters.”We’re in 2015 aren’t we and we’re in France. We’re in a civilized country and when you are in a civilized country, there are certain things you can’t do. Continue reading