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Wolves 1 : 2 Chelsea FC - Lampard spares AVB blushes

Posted Monday, January 02, 2012 by PA20 hits

Frank Lampard eased the pressure on Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas with a late goal to help his side beat Wolves 2-1 in the Barclays Premier League clash at Molineux. The veteran midfielder celebrated his return to the starting line-up by converting a cross from Ashley Cole with two minutes remaining. Ramires had given the Blues a 54th-minute lead but Stephen Ward looked to have salvaged a poi...Full Story »

Poor December cost Chelsea title, says Villas-Boas

Posted Monday, January 02, 2012 by YAHOO Sport37 hits

Andre Villas-Boas admits Chelsea’s poor form in December has cost them any chance of winning the Premier League title race. But the manager remains confident his position is not under threat despite his admission that his side’s performances have fallen well short of expectations. Villas-Boas’s side sank to a 3-1 loss to Aston Villa—their third home league defeat of the...Full Story »

Wolves vs Chelsea FC preview - McCarthy delighted with reinforcements

Posted Monday, January 02, 2012 by PA171 hits

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy believes new loan signing Emmanuel Frimpong will prove a very valuable addition to his squad. The energetic midfielder completed his move from Arsenal on Saturday on a deal until the end of the season and could make his debut in the Barclays Premier League clash with Chelsea at Molineux. Frimpong has made his breakthrough at the Emirates this season after a cruciate l...Full Story »

AVB won't be drawn on future - Chelsea boss side-steps questions on future

Posted Sunday, January 01, 2012 by skysports.com134 hits

Andre Villas-Boas: Quizzed about his future once again Andre Villas-Boas again refused to be drawn on his own future at Chelsea following their latest slip-up at home to Aston Villa. The Blues boss saw his team slip to a 3-1 loss at Stamford Bridge and they were jeered off as they now go into New Year not in the top-four for the first time in ten years. Villas-Boas has reportedly been assured...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 1 : 3 Aston Villa - Villa surprise Chelsea

Posted Saturday, December 31, 2011 by PA27 hits

Chelsea's habit of conceding late goals returned to haunt them again as a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa saw them suffer the worst possible end to 2011. The signing of Gary Cahill cannot come quickly enough on the evidence of the final 10 minutes today, which saw Villa exploit some horrible defending to snatch an unlikely victory, much as Arsenal and Liverpool had done earlier in the season. Stiliy...Full Story »

Aston Villa wins 3-1 at Chelsea in Premier League

Posted Sunday, January 01, 2012 by YAHOO Sport56 hits

LONDON (AP)—Aston Villa came from behind to stun Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and leave Andre Villas Boas’ stuttering team outside the Premier League top four heading into 2012. Didier Drogba gave the hosts the lead from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute after he was fouled by Richard Dunne, but the lead lasted only five minutes. Stephen Ireland’s first effort...Full Story »

Cahill’s Chelsea cash warning

Posted Saturday, December 31, 2011 by The Sun191 hits

WARNING ... Gary Cahill ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS has warned Gary Cahill not to price himself out of a dream move to Chelsea. Bolton accepted a £7million bid for the 26-year-old England defender last night. But Blues boss AVB revealed they are still 'miles apart' from agreeing personal terms. It is believed Cahill's camp are asking for £100,000-a-week — £30,000 more than Chelsea...Full Story »

Chelsea vs Aston Villa preview - Ramires boost for Blues

Posted Saturday, December 31, 2011 by PA270 hits

Ramires returns from suspension for Chelsea's Barclays Premier League game against Aston Villa. Manager Andre Villas-Boas must decide whether to recall the Brazilian following his one-match ban or stick with his midfield of Frank Lampard, Raul Meireles and Oriol Romeu. Defenders John Terry and Jose Bosingwa have shaken off knocks picked up in the Boxing Day draw against Fulham but Branislav ...Full Story »

Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea target Isaac Cuenca poised to commit to Barcelona

Posted Friday, December 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport58 hits

Spain Under-21 international Isaac Cuenca is reportedly on the verge of signing a new deal with Barcelona. The 20-year-old winger is out of contract at the end of the season and has recently been linked with Premier League trio Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea, as well as Primera Division giant Real Madrid. However, according to Sky Sports, Cuenca is finally ready to commit his future to...Full Story »

AVB: Title will be difficult - Chelsea boss explains decision to start with Torres ahead of Drogba

Posted Tuesday, December 27, 2011 by skysports.com116 hits

Villas-Boas left frustrated Andre Villas-Boas acknowledged it will be 'very difficult' for Chelsea to win the Premier League title following the 1-1 draw at home with Fulham. Chelsea lost further ground on the leaders after Fulham's Clint Dempsey cancelled out Juan Mata's 47th minute opener in the Boxing Day derby at Stamford Bridge. The Blues had recently closed the gap on Manchester duo Cit...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 1 - 1 Fulham - Blues drop more points

Posted Monday, December 26, 2011 by PA12 hits

Stamford Bridge proved anything but a sanctuary for Chelsea as their Barclays Premier League title hopes suffered another mortal blow following a 1-1 draw with Fulham in the west London derby. A game manager Andre Villas-Boas had hand picked for Fernando Torres to rebuild his shattered confidence proved another nightmare outing for the £50million man. This was also meant to be the match w...Full Story »

Chelsea's Andre Villas-Boas will not recall Alex despite defensive injury concerns

Posted Monday, December 26, 2011 by 110 hits

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has insisted he will not recall defender Alex to the first team during the Christmas period despite his side’s mounting injury problems at the back. David Luiz faces a race to be fit ahead of the Blues’ Boxing Day clash against Fulham, with Branislav Ivanovic also a doubt after sustaining an injury during the club’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham. V...Full Story »

Chelsea vs Fulham preview - AVB rules out Alex recall

Posted Monday, December 26, 2011 by PA289 hits

Boss Andre Villas-Boas has reiterated he will not bring Alex in from the cold, even if it means Chelsea starting Boxing Day's west London derby with John Terry as their only fit centre-half. Villas-Boas was asked on Wednesday whether he would reverse his decision to banish Alex from his first-team squad should the club suffer an injury crisis. Despite having previously claimed Alex and Nicolas...Full Story »

Chelsea won’t let stars wear JT top

Posted Saturday, December 24, 2011 by The Sun142 hits

CHELSEA have snubbed captain John Terry by crushing his hopes of a public show of support from team-mates.The Blues skipper was keen on Chelsea players wearing T-shirts to show they back him after he was charged by the Crown Prosecution Service for allegedly racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand. Terry believed senior players were happy to get behind him and the idea was discussed among team...Full Story »

Arsenal and Chelsea on alert as Kaka eyes Real exit

Posted Friday, December 23, 2011 by hits

Real Madrid star Kaka is considering his future once again in a move that will reignite interest from Arsenal and Chelsea. The devout Christian is already back in his native Brazil to celebrate Christmas with his family and he will also discuss his future, according to Spanish magazine El Confidencial. The midfielder has suffered a miserable time at the Bernabeu thanks to injuries and has st...Full Story »

Tottenham 1 : 1 Chelsea - All-square at the Lane

Posted Thursday, December 22, 2011 by PA50 hits

Chelsea captain John Terry endured a barracking from the Tottenham supporters as the battle for supremacy in the capital ended in a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane. Terry, playing his first game since learning that he would be charged for his alleged racist comments towards Anton Ferdinand, was hounded for the majority of the match by the home crowd, but performed solidly and Chelsea were unlucky n...Full Story »

Liverpool and Chelsea warned off River Plate strike starlet

Posted Thursday, December 22, 2011 by hits

Liverpool and Chelsea have been told to look elsewhere after River Plate insisted that Argentinian teenage sensation LucasOcampos is not for sale in January. Ocampos is rated one of the best young strikers in South America and has already been dubbed the 'new Cristiano Ronaldo'. Liverpool look certain to step up their search for a new striker after star forward Luiz Suarez was given an eight...Full Story »

Tottenham vs Chelsea preview - Redknapp hoping Lampard is left out again

Posted Thursday, December 22, 2011 by PA735 hits

Harry Redknapp is hoping Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas will leave Frank Lampard on the bench for Thursday's mouth-watering London derby at White Hart Lane. Lampard has been a regular starter for Chelsea for most of the last decade, but has had to play a largely peripheral role recently, starting three of the last six games from the bench. The 33-year-old returned to the Chelsea starting ...Full Story »

Report: Inter joins Chelsea in race for Universidad de Chile's Igor Lichnovsky

Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by 116 hits

Promising youngster Igor Lichnovsky could be on his way out of Universidad de Chile in the January transfer window as Inter has shown an interest in signing the defender, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports. The Nerazzurri are desperate to add some reinforcements to their defense this winter, and they reportedly see the 17-year-old Lichnovsky as the perfect addition to their aging squad. Lichnovsk...Full Story »

Report: AC Milan eyes loan deal for Chelsea's Fernando Torres as alternative to Manchester City's Carlos Tevez

Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport130 hits

AC Milan is exploring the possibility of signing Chelsea striker Fernando Torres on a six-month loan deal in the event that it fails to recruit Carlos Tevez from Manchester City, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports. The Rossoneri are keen to boost their attacking options in the second half of the season because of the lengthy absence of Antonio Cassano due to health problems, and they have earmarke...Full Story »

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