Stephen Keshi: I Will Be disappointed If Mikel Plays For Chelsea This Weekend

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi said he would be disappointed if John Obi Mikel played for his Premier League side Chelsea this weekend. Mikel reported to the Super Eagles camp injured and trained alone throughout his stay, missing out on friendly games against Botswana and Zambia, Keshi’s first in charge since he replaced Samson Siasia when the team failed to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. “I will be…

November 16, 2011

Chelsea To Investigate Racism Claims

Chelsea are investigating a complaint that forward Daniel Sturridge was racially abused by a fan during the Champions League clash at Genk. The complaint has been made by an executive club member, with the fan insisting another loudly labeled Sturridge a ‘monkey’ as the forward was preparing to come on as a substitute during Chelsea’s meeting with Genk at Cristal Arena on November 1. Chelsea are already probing, in partnership…

November 15, 2011

Villas-Boas: We Are On The Right Track

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas said that the past week has been ‘disastrous’ for his side but has vowed they will bounce back with aplomb. The Blues slumped to a 5-3 home defeat against Arsenal on Saturday, their second consecutive Premier League reverse that leaves them nine points adrift of leaders Manchester City. While conceding the loss was hard to take, Villas-Boas is treating Chelsea’s mini slump as a steep learning…

November 1, 2011

Chelsea Won’t Appeal Bosingwa Red Card

Chelsea have announced they will not appeal against the red card Jose Bosingwa received at QPR on Sunday. Bosingwa, 29, was dismissed in the first half of Chelsea’s 1-0 loss after referee Chris Foy adjudged the full back to have denied Shaun Wright-Phillips a clear goalscoring opportunity. Blues manager Andre Villas-Boas was critical of Foy in the aftermath of the game, but the club have opted against appealing the decision…

October 25, 2011

André Villas-Boas: You Cannot Predict What Is Going To Happen In The Future

The Chelsea manager does not believe it is possible to accurately predict how long he will remain in charge. André Villas-Boas is refusing to look beyond his three-year contract at Chelsea, despite recent claims by club chairman Bruce Buck that the 33-year-old could remain in charge at Stamford Bridge for as long as 15 years. Buck said last week that he believes Villas-Boas could become Chelsea’s longest-serving manager since Roman…

October 13, 2011

Chelsea’s Juan Mata Defends Torres

Juan Mata has leapt to the defence of his Chelsea team-mate Fernando Torres after he was criticised for not scoring again for Spain. The misfiring striker has already been reassured of his place by coach Vicente Del Bosque, who is set to keep faith with the Blues hitman for their final Euro 2012 qualifier against Scotland tomorrow in Alicante. Torres hasn’t found the back of the net for his country…

October 10, 2011