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Florent Malouda: Carlo Ancelotti unlucky to get Chelsea axe

Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2011 by The Sun217 hits

FLORENT MALOUDA says Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was WRONG to sack former manager Carlo Ancelotti.Italian Ancelotti was axed in May, despite steering the Blues to their first-ever Double a year earlier. Andre Villas-Boas succeeded Ancelotti but France midfielder Malouda reckons his old boss should have stayed put. Malouda, who hit the winner against West Brom on Saturday, said: "We won th...Full Story »

Valencia says deal reached with Chelsea for Mata

Posted Monday, August 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport76 hits

VALENCIA, Spain (AP)—Valencia said an agreement has been reached with Chelsea to sell forward Juanma Mata to the Premier League club. The Spanish club announced Sunday on its website that it “has reached a preliminary deal with Chelsea FC for the transfer of the football player Juan Manuel Mata.” The deal is subject to Mata passing a medical examination. No further details we...Full Story »

Valencia agree to sell Mata to Chelsea

Posted Monday, August 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport72 hits

Valencia have reached an agreement to sell their 23-year-old winger Juan Mata to English Premier League giants Chelsea, the Spanish club said Sunday. The deal is subject to a medical, the club said in a statement posted on its website. "Valencia has reached an agreement in principle with Chelsea for the transfer of the player Juan Mata," the statement said. The club gave no financial details ...Full Story »

Alex eyes Juve switch - Chelsea defender wants permanent deal rather than loan move

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2011 by skysports.com94 hits

Alex: Excited about the idea of joining Juventus on a long-term contract Chelsea defender Alex has admitted he would be interested in joining Juventus, but only on a permanent basis as he doubts whether a loan deal could be agreed. John Terry and David Luiz are set to form Chelsea's first-choice centre-back partnership this season, fuelling speculation that Alex could be allowed to leave. The...Full Story »

Andre Villas-Boas speech inspires Chelsea comeback

Posted Sunday, August 21, 2011 by The Sun140 hits

ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS inspired Chelsea's comeback win over West Brom by telling his players: Show me you're good enough to win the title.The new Blues boss saw his side trail to Shane Long's opener at the break. He had already hauled off Salomon Kalou after just 34 minutes in an attempt to kick some life into his stars. But his half-time team talk did the job as Nicolas Anelka and Florent Maloud...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 2 : 1 West Brom - Villas-Boas enjoys maiden win

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by PA31 hits

Florent Malouda spared Andre Villas-Boas' blushes on his home debut as Chelsea manager with a late winner in the 2-1 victory over West Brom in the Barclays Premier League. Malouda lost his place in the starting line-up but was brought on in the first half and came to the rescue by converting Jose Bosingwa's cross with seven minutes remaining. Villas-Boas had been heading for his first league d...Full Story »

Juan Mata on verge on €27m move to Chelsea from Valencia

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by theguardian.com169 hits

• Wide midfielder long open to Premier League switch• Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs all previously interested Juan Mata, seen with Liverpool's Jay Spearing in a pre-season friendly, appears on the verge of moving to Chelsea. Juan Mata is on the verge of joining Chelsea from Valencia for a fee of €27m (£23.5m). Mata spoke to André Villas-Boas during the day and the C...Full Story »

Chelsea vs West Brom preview - Villas-Boas demands home successes

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by PA74 hits

Andre Villas-Boas insists Chelsea must win their back-to-back home games with West Brom and Norwich if they are to be considered serious Barclays Premier League title contenders this season. The Blues were held to a goalless draw in Sunday's opening-weekend clash at Stoke, while Manchester United and Manchester City both won to open up the earliest of two-point leads on their other main champio...Full Story »

Villas-Boas - Drogba's crucial - Chelsea boss confident of retaining his senior strikers

Posted Friday, August 19, 2011 by skysports.com143 hits

Villas-Boas: Confident that Anelka and Drogba will stay Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has refuted suggestions that Nicolas Anelka wants to leave the club and is also optimistic that Didier Drogba will sign a new contract before long. Striker Anelka's current contract expires at the end of this season and there has been no sign of the Blues offering him a new deal. Fellow forward Drogba's ...Full Story »

Chelsea goalkeeper Cech suffers knee injury

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport34 hits

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has been ruled out for three to four weeks after injuring a knee ligament in training. The injury was announced by manager Andre Villas-Boas at Thursday’s news conference. The Chelsea manager says “it was the end of training (on Wednesday), a normal training incident. He fell awkwardly with his weight on top of him. We expected much worse when we saw th...Full Story »

Car of Chelsea player Mikel’s missing father found

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport67 hits

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP)—The family of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel said Wednesday that they have recovered the car of the football player’s kidnapped father, although they have yet to hear from his abductors. Mikel’s brother Tony Obi told The Associated Press that Michael Obi’s car was found in Jos in central Nigeria, where kidnappings remain rare but religious and ethn...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku seals £18m Chelsea switch

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2011 by The Sun142 hits

CHELSEA expect to finally seal the £18million arrival of Romelu Lukaku today.Then they will move to sign Belgian, Genk winger Kevin de Bruyne. Striker Lukaku, 18, has not officially completed his move from Anderlecht despite training with Andre Villas-Boas' squad for the past week. But all the red tape should sorted today, making him eligible for his debut at home to West Brom on Saturd...Full Story »

Chelsea are going back with £30million for Luka Modric

Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2011 by The Sun145 hits

CHELSEA are going back to Tottenham with a £30million bid for Luka Modric.New Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas is concerned by the lack of pace in his midfield - which he felt was shown up in Sunday's goalless draw at Stoke. Chelsea will offer £30m cash or £27m plus Yossi Benayoun. SunSport understands the midfielder is not against a move to White Hart Lane. The bid is a consider...Full Story »

Chelsea ready to pull the plug on Luka Modric swoop

Posted Monday, August 15, 2011 by hits

BAD LUK ... Blues are cooling on Mod Chelsea might pull the plug on moves to sign Spurs star Luka Modric. New Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas is in the market for a midfielder but Tottenham rejected their £27million offer for the Croatian. But Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said: "Most clubs don't want to talk about players they are interested in but the Modric situation became public. "We di...Full Story »

Stoke City 0-0 Chelsea - Villas-Boas endures stern Potters examination

Posted Sunday, August 14, 2011 by PA23 hits

New Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas' introduction to the Barclays Premier League proved to be a testing and frustrating affair as his side were held to a goalless draw at Stoke. The Portuguese may have raced to the league title with Porto and also won the Europa League last season but nothing could have prepared him for the challenge he met at the Britannia Stadium. Having withstood consider...Full Story »

Carlo Ancelotti should still be Chelsea’s coach instead of boy Wonder Avb

Posted Sunday, August 14, 2011 by hits

Above: Carlo Ancelotti should be coaching Chelsea instead of new boss Andre Villas-Boas THERE are two reasons why Carlo Ancelotti is not leading Chelsea into the new season at Stoke today – as he should be. For me, Chelsea and Ancelotti were the perfect match. He had been at big clubs all his life and was a big player himself. But last season Didier Drogba suffered from malaria and Fran...Full Story »

Stoke City vs Chelsea preview - Villas-Boas concedes midfield worries

Posted Sunday, August 14, 2011 by PA334 hits

Andre Villas-Boas has admitted Chelsea could be left short of cover in midfield if injury strikes Frank Lampard again this season. Lampard was sidelined for three-and-a-half months last term, his absence coinciding with the Blues' worst run in the Barclays Premier League for almost 15 years. The England star returned to help them go close to completing the greatest comeback in Premier League h...Full Story »

John Terry lifts the lid on life with new Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas

Posted Friday, August 12, 2011 by The Sun160 hits

JOHN TERRY has revealed how the two faces of Andre Villas-Boas will keep Chelsea's stars on their toes in the fight for silverware this season.The Blues have been told by their young boss they must hit the ground running when they open their Premier League campaign at Stoke on Sunday. And skipper Terry and his team-mates have realised there is a Jekyll and Hyde quality to the new gaffer whi...Full Story »

Roma interest in Guarin - Reports suggest Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter may also bid

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by skysports.com90 hits

Guarin: The midfielder has a multi-million contract release clause Roma have shown an interest in Porto midfielder Fredy Guarin, according to the Colombian's agent. Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan have also been linked with the 25-year-old, who has a €30million (£26m) release clause in the remaining three years of his contract. But Guarin's agent, Marcelo Ferreyra, claims Roma...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku is pinching himself over dream move to Chelsea

Posted Monday, August 08, 2011 by hits

ROMELU LUKAKU reckons he is joining his dream team after Chelsea agreed a deal to sign the Anderlecht striker. The Blues' long pursuit of Lukaku, 18, finally paid off last night when they announced they were poised to sign him, subject to the player passing a medical and accepting terms. Lukaku, who is valued at between £15million and £20m, made no secret of the fact he was a Chels...Full Story »

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