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It has been very difficult at Chelsea, says Torres

Posted Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport57 hits

Sept 26 (Reuters) - Fernando Torres’s first few months at Chelsea have been very difficult but the Spain striker has always had the support of the fans, he said on Monday. Torres has struggled badly for goals since leaving Liverpool for a record fee of 50 million pounds ($77.7 million) in January, scoring just three times. “When you are doing great and scoring goals from the first ...Full Story »

Chelsea's Petr Cech admits club have a 'Champions League obsession'

Posted Monday, September 26, 2011 by theguardian.com136 hits

• Goalkeeper says all Europe's top clubs have same desire• Cech picks out Valencia as Chelsea's main Group E rivals Petr Cech says Chelsea's Champions League Group E match at Valencia will be 'a difficult one'. Petr Cech has admitted that Chelsea are "obsessed" with the Champions League, but in a positive way, because any ambitious team would want to win club football's most prest...Full Story »

You’ve gotta laugh – Chelsea pick up a Fair Play award!

Posted Monday, September 26, 2011 by The Sun106 hits

RED ALERT ... Torres is sent packing at the Bridge YOU'VE gotta laugh — Chelsea picked up a Fair Play award on Saturday.And within an hour saw Fernando Torres sent off for a terrible lunge on Swansea winger Mark Gower! The Blues were presented with the gong before kick-off by FA chief Dave Richards. Chelsea topped last season's Fair Play table thanks to their excellent disciplinary reco...Full Story »

United keep top spot, Chelsea’s Torres sent off

Posted Sunday, September 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport39 hits

* Crouch opens his account as Stoke hold United * Torres scores but is sent off for Chelsea * City briefly lead table after beating Everton (Adds details, late match) By Mike Collett LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Manchester United dropped their first points of the season in a 1-1 draw at Stoke City on Saturday but ended the day top of the Premier League while Chelsea striker Fernando Torres sc...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 4 : 1 Swansea City - Torres grabs headlines in Blues triumph

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA10 hits

Fernando Torres' mixed fortunes continued as he found the net before seeing red for an ugly challenge in Chelsea's comfortable Barclays Premier League 4-1 victory over Swansea. Sunday's defeat at Manchester United had seen £50million man Torres score for only the second time in his Blues career before producing one of the worst open-goal gaffes in Premier League history. He scored today w...Full Story »

Chelsea's Andre Villas-Boas shocked by criticism following 3-1 defeat to Manchester United

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport65 hits

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has admitted he was taken aback by the criticism he and his team received following its 3-1 defeat to Manchester United last week. "I am surprised that people take the view to criticize us for being naive and stupid at Old Trafford," said the Portuguese manager to reporters. "What we did was defend the essence of British football and football well played." Villas...Full Story »

Chelsea vs Swans preview - Villas-Boas surprised by criticism

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA57 hits

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has hit out at the pundits who branded his team "naive and stupid" in their Barclays Premier League defeat at Manchester United. Almost a week has gone by since the Blues' controversial 3-1 loss at Old Trafford, but Villas-Boas was still smarting over the fallout from the game. The former Porto boss, who had not lost a league match as manager for 17 months pri...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku eyes Chelsea Champions League spot

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by The Sun289 hits

ROMELU LUKAKU has vowed to see in 2012 by being a Champions League hit.Chelsea's new striker reckons he can force his way into the 25-man squad for the knockout stages of the tournament once he is fully up to speed with English football. Lukaku, 18, is determined to ignore the cramps after being rewarded with his first start for the club on Wednesday — in a two-hour Carling Cup tie agai...Full Story »

Column: Chelsea coach needs to study 'Art of War'

Posted Tuesday, September 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport63 hits

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas either hasn’t read Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” or didn’t quite understand it. Because one of the central tenents of that ancient Chinese military treatise on how to win is that you should avoid your enemy’s strengths when you can. In soccer terms, that means Chelsea should never have gone to Manchester United’s fortress ...Full Story »

Man United keeps up perfect start against Chelsea

Posted Monday, September 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport58 hits

LONDON (AP)—Manchester United overcame title rival Chelsea on Sunday with a fifth successive victory maintaining the champion’s perfect start in the Premier League after neighbor Manchester City dropped points for the first time this season at Fulham. Wayne Rooney scored one before missing from the penalty spot as United beat Chelsea 3-1 to give the club its best start to the season...Full Story »

Man Utd beat Chelsea to move clear at top

Posted Monday, September 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport61 hits

Manchester United’s rampaging start to the season continued as they beat Chelsea 3-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday to move two points clear at the top of the Premier League. A Chris Smalling header, a Nani pile-driver and Wayne Rooney’s tap-in gave United a 3-0 lead at halftime but Fernando Torres pulled one back for the visitors with just his second goal for the club since joining from...Full Story »

Villas-Boas expects Anelka to quit Chelsea

Posted Sunday, September 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport82 hits

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has revealed France striker Nicolas Anelka is set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. Anelka's contract expires at the conclusion of the current campaign and Villas-Boas claims the former Arsenal and Real Madrid star has indicated he is prepared to run down his current deal. The 32-year-old is believed to be happy to see what options are availab...Full Story »

Sir Alex Ferguson: I don't care if we lose to Chelsea

Posted Sunday, September 18, 2011 by hits

Above: Sir Alex Ferguson wants to win the title yet again Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that losing today’s big battle against Chelsea AND next month’s derby with local rivals City would not be a disaster. It’s hard to imagine the fiercely-competitive Man United boss even contemplating defeat in any game. But Fergie also claimed that losing at Wolves last season was “...Full Story »

Wayne Rooney believes Chelsea clash is Manchester United's biggest test so far

Posted Sunday, September 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport200 hits

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes his side will face its toughest test of the season so far when it goes head-to-head with title rival Chelsea at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have begun the campaign with some dazzling performances against the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, but the England international remains wary of the threat posed by Andre Villas-Boas' squad. "The ...Full Story »

Manchester United vs Chelsea preview - Carrick: City are not the only threat

Posted Sunday, September 18, 2011 by PA816 hits

Michael Carrick has dismissed the notion that the Premier League is already a two-horse race. With the two Manchester clubs both recording 100% starts from their opening four games, scoring 33 goals between them in the process, some pundits have already written off the chasing pack. Ahead of Sunday's Old Trafford showdown with Chelsea, Carrick does not believe that is the smartest move. Und...Full Story »

Chelsea star Drogba set to miss Man Utd clash

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas admits Didier Drogba is set to miss Sunday's clash against Manchester United as the Ivory Coast striker continues to recover from concussion. Drogba was concussed in a collision with Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy during Chelsea's 3-1 victory on August 27 and has yet to return to action. The 33-year-old resumed full training with Chelsea's first team squad on F...Full Story »

Manchester headlines do Chelsea a favour - Ferguson

Posted Friday, September 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

By Sonia Oxley  MANCHESTER, England, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Theheadline-grabbing start to the season made by the two Manchesterteams suits fellow title contenders Chelsea down to the ground,United manager Alex Ferguson said two days before his side hostthe Londoners in the Premier League.  United top the table on goal difference from neighboursManchester City, with the pair having score...Full Story »

Chelsea tries to halt Man United’s perfect start

Posted Thursday, September 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport53 hits

LONDON (AP)—Chasing a fifth successive victory at the start of its Premier League title defense, Manchester United hosts Chelsea on Sunday knowing it should not get carried away with its early success. After all, Chelsea opened its defense last season with five wins before a slump saw the London club surrender the trophy to United and cost manager Carlo Ancelotti his job. United has ap...Full Story »

Bayer Leverkusen’s Sidney Sam asks ‘Who the XXXX are Chelsea?’

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by The Sun192 hits

BAYER LEVERKUSEN star Sidney Sam warmed up for tonight's Champions League showdown with Chelsea by sneering: "Who the f*** are you?"The German striker posted a picture on Facebook of himself next to a Chelsea shirt, smiling and making a thumbs-down gesture. And he accompanied his visual taunts by writing in English: "Who the f*** is Chelsea London?" Sam can expect some fearful stick from ira...Full Story »

Chelsea vs Leverkusen preview - Ballack still pained by defeat

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by PA238 hits

Michael Ballack on Monday admitted he would forever be haunted by Chelsea's Champions League final loss to Manchester United but was ready to inflict more misery on his former club on Tuesday night. Ballack is set to play at Stamford Bridge for the first time since leaving the Blues just over a year ago when Bayer Leverkusen begin their Group E campaign against the Blues. The 34-year-old has t...Full Story »

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