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McEachran is a Chelsea gem, says Harris

Posted Thursday, January 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport58 hits

LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Ron Harris was known as ‘Chopper’ for his uncompromising tackling but the ex-Chelsea captain also knows a thing or two about cultured ball-players and believes his old club have unearthed a gem in 17-year-old Josh McEachran. Harris, who played alongside the skilful trio of Peter Osgood, Charlie Cooke and Alan Hudson in the 1960s and 1970s, is also excited ...Full Story »

Bolton 0-4 Chelsea - Chelsea romp to victory

Posted Monday, January 24, 2011 by PA27 hits

Chelsea banished their away-day blues and narrowed the gap on Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United to seven points with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Bolton at the Reebok Stadium. Goals from Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda, Nicolas Anelka and Ramires gave manager Carlo Ancelotti the result he craved. It was Chelsea's first win on the road since October and even though United have a ...Full Story »

Bolton 0-4 Chelsea: Drogba, Malouda & Anelka On Target As Blues Win First Back To Back League Games Since October

Posted Tuesday, January 25, 2011 by Goal.com88 hits

A flurry of goals from Chelsea saw off Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium as Carlo Ancelotti's men moved within seven points of top spot.  Front three, Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda and Nicolas Anelka were amongst the goals as The Blues made light work of the Trotters. The night was a poignant one.  It was Bolton’s first game at the Reebok since the death of Nat Lofthouse...Full Story »

Chelsea set to seal £21.5m deal for Benfica defender David Luiz

Posted Monday, January 24, 2011 by theguardian.com317 hits

The signing of David Luiz is part of an attempt by Carlo Ancelotti to salvage Chelsea's season after a drastic dip in form. Chelsea are confident of completing the transfer of David Luiz from Benfica within the next 48 hours, with the fee of around £21.5m their biggest outlay on a player since Andriy Shevchenko's £30m arrival from Milan five years ago. The centre-half's signing is p...Full Story »

Bolton vs Chelsea preview - We can beat Blues - Coyle

Posted Monday, January 24, 2011 by PA278 hits

Bolton manager Owen Coyle is convinced his side can get back on track against Chelsea on an emotional night at the Reebok Stadium. The club will honour the late Nat Lofthouse before kick-off with a minute's silence. Then Coyle hopes his players can give the supporters something to savour when they face the Barclays Premier League champions. Bolton's form has dipped after a bright start and ...Full Story »

Petr Cech: Premier League Title Race Is Between Chelsea And Manchester United This Year

Posted Friday, January 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport138 hits

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech thinks the title race will be between the champions and Manchester United, despite his side sitting in fourth and seven points behind the Premeir League leaders.Cech was speaking in the latest edition of MATCH magazine and was asked to comment on all of the club's title rivals in what could be one of the closest Premier League title races in years.Chelsea start...Full Story »

Chelsea 2 - 0 Blackburn:Blues end slump with Rovers return

Posted Saturday, January 15, 2011 by PA4 hits

Chelsea finally stopped the rot as arguably their best Barclays Premier League performance for more than two months saw them beat Blackburn 2-0 and climb back into the top four. Looking to end their worst run in the league for almost 15 years after winning just one of their previous nine games, the Blues dominated from start to finish at Stamford Bridge. Both their goals came from corner kicks...Full Story »

Chelsea vs Blackburn preview - Ancelotti laughs at Lampard's Scolari comparison

Posted Saturday, January 15, 2011 by PA187 hits

Carlo Ancelotti has laughed off Frank Lampard's claim the current atmosphere at Chelsea was like the final days under Luiz Felipe Scolari and revealed he had spoken to Roman Abramovich about the club's miserable run. Lampard compared the confidence of the squad at present to that during the end of Scolari's doomed reign just under two years ago. The Blues are on an even poorer run than they ...Full Story »

Chelsea v Ipswich preview

Posted Sunday, January 09, 2011 by skysports.com162 hits

Team news for Sunday's FA Cup third-round clash between Chelsea and Ipswich at Stamford Bridge (kick-off 3pm). Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole and Michael Essien all face fitness checks ahead of the game. Striker Drogba picked up a knock in training on Friday, while full-back Cole and midfielder Essien were unable to train after hurting themselves in Wednesday night's shock Premier League defeat ...Full Story »

Wolves 1-0 Chelsea FC - Chelsea title bid in tatters

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by PA41 hits

Chelsea's miserable Barclays Premier League campaign plumbed new depths with a 1-0 defeat at Wolves. Jose Bosingwa's own goal after only five minutes decided the contest as Carlo Ancelotti's men saw their faint title hopes all but disappear completely. Salomon Kalou missed a golden second-half chance, shooting wide when clean through, and Didier Drogba shot against the outside of the post, but...Full Story »

Italian outfit coy on Chelsea striker chase

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by skysports.com44 hits

Parma sporting director Pietro Leonardi has refused to reveal whether the club are tracking Fabio Borini. Reports suggest the Serie A outfit are keen to bring Chelsea's 19-year-old striker back to his homeland. Borini has spent the last three years at Stamford Bridge, working his way through the club's Academy ranks. He has, however, struggled to make an impression in the first team and has ...Full Story »

Chelsea striker Borini to Parma?

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by ESPN61 hits

Parma sporting director Pietro Leonardi has refused to reveal whether they are tracking Chelsea striker Fabio Borini. Parma have been heavily linked with a January approach for the highly rated 19-year-old, but for now Leonardi is being coy on the subject. "Borini? He's a very good player, a young player, but he's a Chelsea player," he was quoted on the club's official website as saying. Sp...Full Story »

Wolves vs Chelsea FC preview - McCarthy: Chelsea will fancy Molineux trip

Posted Wednesday, January 05, 2011 by PA444 hits

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy believes out-of-form Chelsea will be backing themselves to beat his team on Wednesday - but he insists another shock could be on the cards. Carlo Ancelotti's team have slumped to fifth place, having picked up only one Premier League win since the middle of November. However, McCarthy feels they will see a trip to Molineux as a great opportunity to pick up three p...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 3 - 3 Aston Villa - Clark gives Chelsea the blues

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by PA35 hits

Chelsea's amazing late fightback was in vain as Aston Villa scored a stoppage-time equaliser in a 3-3 draw which leaves the champions' Barclays Premier League title defence in considerable doubt. Didier Drogba and John Terry looked to have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with goals in the final six minutes at Stamford Bridge but the hosts' poor defending cost them when Ciaran Clark nod...Full Story »

Chelsea vs Aston Villa preview - Bruma to start for Blues

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by PA103 hits

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has a defensive quandary ahead of Sunday's Barclays Premier League game with Aston Villa. Branislav Ivanovic is suspended, meaning Ancelotti must put his faith in teenager Jeffrey Bruma. John Obi Mikel is set to miss out again with a knee injury, Daniel Sturridge (knee) could be fit after returning to training, while Yury Zhirkov (calf), Alex (knee), and Yossi Bena...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 1 - 0 Bolton Wanderers - Chelsea end winter Blues

Posted Wednesday, December 29, 2010 by PA61 hits

It was ugly, scrappy and lucky, but Chelsea will not care one jot as they ended their worst Barclays Premier League run for more than a decade by beating Bolton 1-0. Florent Malouda scored his first league goal for more than two months to send the faltering champions back into the top four and ease the pressure on manager Carlo Ancelotti. Didier Drogba also hit the post but was forced to clear...Full Story »

Chelsea vs Bolton preview - Cech at a loss to explain Chelsea Blues

Posted Wednesday, December 29, 2010 by PA242 hits

Petr Cech refuses to concede the Barclays Premier League title race even though he admits Chelsea's judgement on the pitch has deserted them. The champions' slump has now descended into a full-blown crisis after embarking on their worst run since 1998 by dropping 18 points in their last eight games. On November 6 they sat five points clear at the summit of the table, yet by the end of Wednesda...Full Story »

Arsenal 3 Chelsea 1 - Gunners end Chelsea hoodoo

Posted Monday, December 27, 2010 by PA40 hits

Arsenal moved back to second place in the Barclays Premier League after finally beating title rivals Chelsea for the first time since November 2008 with a 3-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners had lost each of their previous five matches against Chelsea, but Alex Song put them ahead before half-time, with quickfire strikes from captain Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott giving Arsene Wen...Full Story »

Wenger wants Gunners to kill off Chelsea

Posted Monday, December 27, 2010 by YAHOO Sport55 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Arsene Wenger wants Arsenal to deliver a hammer blow to Chelsea's title challenge when the champions visit the Emirates Stadium in a crucial London derby on Monday. Wenger's side have endured a miserable run against Chelsea recently, but they have a golden opportunity to end that barren streak of five successive defeats in their final home match of 2010. While Chelsea have slipp...Full Story »

Arsenal vs Chelsea preview - Chamakh feeling the strain - Wenger

Posted Monday, December 27, 2010 by PA225 hits

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Marouane Chamakh's form has suffered due to a heavy workload. Chamakh made a strong start to his debut season in the Barclays Premier League, but his influence has waned in recent weeks. The 27-year-old free transfer from Bordeaux has failed to hit the target in his last three matches and Wenger must decide whether to rest him against Chelsea on Monday night. ...Full Story »

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