Guus Hiddink believes that Chelsea were disappointing in the 3-0 loss

Guus Hiddink believes that Chelsea were disappointing in the 3-0 loss against Manchester City because some of the players may have started to focus on the Euro 2016.

The summer bonanza is now the biggest prize for many of the Chelsea players like Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, and so on. The large number of European-based players in the Chelsea squad could be blamed for the loss, according to Hiddink. The blues were lambasted by several pundits for their unprofessional attitude in this game. For much of the opening minutes, Chelsea played with zest and endeavour but they were undone by a fortunate goal for City.

Sergio Aguero’s effort to a huge deflection from Gary Cahill’s foot to get past Thibaut Courtois. The goalkeeper was later sent off in the game after conceding a penalty. Aguero scored his hat-trick, but Chelsea will look back on two of them being fortunate. The club, though, were frequently exposed on the counter-attack by the brilliant Samir Nasri and Kevin De Bruyne. Chelsea players will want to finish the season as soon as possible. It has been one to forget after the club underwent a managerial change once again. Finishing outside the top four will feel like a new feeling for most connected with the club, but they will have to accept the disappointment of not being in Europe next season. Continue reading

Pato still hasn’t played

Chelsea’s latest Premier League result saw them sustaining a 2-2 draw against West Ham United as the team of Guus Hiddink had to settle with only being able to claim 1 point from this game.

There is a question that is surrounding Chelsea and it’s the decision of Guus Hiddink to not give any playing time to the Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato who joined from Corinthians on a loan deal which extends until the end of the current season in the summer. Continue reading

WILKINS: KEEP GUUS

Ray Wilkins, the former England international, believes that Guus Hiddink should not be let go by Chelsea and they should seriously consider giving him the permanent charge as there is no other manager available at the moment who has done as much of English Football as he has.

Hiddink was brought to Chelsea only as a temporary arrangement mid way through this season, but, what he has done so far, it has been hailed by all. Hiddink has seen Chelsea losing only once under his watch till now which is remarkable considering how many times the Blues had been getting beaten before the appointment of the Dutchman. Continue reading

Didi Hamann claims that Chelsea should stop their pursuit

Liverpool legend Didi Hamann claims that Chelsea should stop their pursuit of a new manager and instead look at the possibility of appointing Guus Hiddink on a permanent basis.

The Dutchman has come back to Chelsea for a second spell as the interim manager. It looks almost certain that he will not stay at the club beyond the season. Chelsea have been linked with a number of managers like Pep Guardiola and Massimiliano Allegri. However,Hamann says that Chelsea are failing to recognise that they have a wonderful manager on their hands already. Hiddink suffered only one defeat in his previous spell as the interim manager.

This impeccable record looks set to continue, as he has so far been able to avoid defeat in all competitions. If that can be a complaint on Hiddink, it can be the lack of victories. Chelsea have been involved in a number of draws since the arrival of the Dutchman. They are not good enough to help the club get in contention for the top four. Just one league victory in the last five matches means that the club are still several points away from getting into the top six. After the Guardiola option was recently ruled out, Massimiliano Allegri has been made as the favourite to take over. Continue reading

Thomas Vermaelen might be back playing in the English top flight next summer and that too for Chelsea

Thomas Vermaelen might be back playing in the English top flight next summer and that too for Chelsea.

It has been known now that John Terry’s contract is not going to be extended at Stamford Bridge.

So, his departure is almost certain and in that case, the Blues would definitely need an oily defender to fill his shoes and there would be very few better options than Vermaelen.

Veramelen is currently at Barcelona, but, his position over there is not good as he is not getting to play as many games as he probably should be.

So, he would not be that reluctant either to move away from the Catalan giants’ camp.

If he does so and comes to Chelsea, it would be pretty similar to what Cesc Fabregas had done.

Fabregas had also left Arsenal to join Barcelona and then, after a couple of years, came back to England to join Chelsea.

The Arsenal faithful, since then, have been very angry with Fabregas and even now, they don’t let go of any opportunity to have a brutal verbal go at the Spanish playmaker.

Vermaelen should also be ready to take the flak if he makes his way to Stamford Bridge.

Vermaelen was actually rumoured to be on the target of Manchester United as well in the earlier parts of the mid-season transfer window, but, Luis Enrique, the Barcelona head coach, had denied that possibility at that time terming Vermaelen a vital cog in the team’s set up. Continue reading

Pato linked to Chelsea

The 26 year old Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato has recently been turning up as a possible January signing for a number of Premier League clubs as a lot of teams in the top tier English league have shown interest in signing the former AC Milan player.

Pato for Brazil

Alexandre Pato reached headlines around the world when AC Milan signed him and the Brazilian player scored his first goal in the Italian League Serie A at the young age of 19. Pato is a very skillful player who showed what he is capable of doing in San Siro but the thing which crumbled his career was his consistent injuries. Continue reading

Jose Mourinho claims that Chelsea can utilise

Jose Mourinho claims that Chelsea can utilise their underdog status and potentially aim to win the Champions League this season.

The blues are not even listed as amongst the favourites to win this season’s title after having been very poor so far. Surprisingly, the Premier League champions are involved in a relegation fight with the season almost about to approach Christmas. Mourinho has still been kept in the job and it has been unlike Roman Abramovich, who has resorted to sacking managers even at the slightest hint of poor results. It seems that Mourinho will stay at the club irrespective of the results – at least until the end of the campaign.

For the time being, the manager can hope to impress the owner with some good performances in the Champions League. It has certainly been arriving for the club and the latest was in the 2-0 win over FC Porto at Stamford Bridge. Abramovich was in the stands to witness this victory and he applauded the team following a good performance. Mourinho says that this victory has done little to change Chelsea’s status as one of the underdogs especially in the competition that has the likes of Bayern Munich and Barcelona. However, the club’s previous success in the competition came under similar circumstances and Mourinho has targeted a repeat of the same. Continue reading

HIDDINK BACKS TERRY

John Terry’s form has been a subject of discussion amongst the Chelsea fans of late. However, Guus Hiddink, who is temporarily managing Chelsea, is of the view that the defender’s fitness isn’t starting to go downhill in spite of him getting into his mid thirties and he can easily go on to play for the club for a bit more time.

John Terry

Terry had started each and every match for the Blues in the English top tier in the 2014-15 Season, but, it has not been the same for him in the ongoing season. The centre half has shown a dismal form which has put question marks over his appetite. Not too many people are sure if he’s still got that same appetite to achieve success. Continue reading

BIG PLAYERS MUST STEP UP

Cesc Fabregas has had to face a chunk of the criticism for Chelsea’s poor form this season. The Spaniard feels that this is undeserved, but it is largely down to the impact that he had at the club last season.

Fabregas was an instrumental figure in Chelsea winning the league title – after a gap of five years – last season. He came up with a record 18 assists – most of them in the first half of the season – and a fair number of goals. This time around, he has scored only once and created only one goal for the team.

Cesc Fabregas
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CHELSEA STILL STRUGGLING

Chelsea’s recent 1-0 defeat against Stoke City was the seventh defeat of the season for the blues. They are already out of the League Cup and are huge doubts to qualify for the Champions League next season. The collapse comes just six months after the club won the Premier League title and this remains the most fascinating aspect.

Defender Branislav Ivanovic has admitted for the first time that the club did not react well to winning the title. The league success came after a period of five years. Even though the club was successful in other competitions during this time, it appears that the success has gone into the heads.

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