Chelsea To Sign De Bruyne

Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Genk winger Kevin De Bruyne, with a club official revealing the transfer could soon be concluded. However, the Belgian outfit will not be affected by his departure just yet, with Andre Villas-Boas planning to loan the 20-year-old straight back to Genk until the end of the season. Genk’s general manager Dirk Degraen was reported to be in London on Tuesday as the…

January 25, 2012

Villas-Boas Pleased With Point

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas was delighted with his team’s 1-1 draw against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Thursday. Emmanuel Adebayor was on the end of a Gareth Bale cross to put Spurs ahead after eight minutes, but Daniel Sturridge’s ninth league goal of the season 15 minutes later secured a point for Villas-Boas’ side in what was a pulsating affair. “It’s one of the days that the results really…

December 23, 2011

Villas-Boas Leads Chase To Sign Bolton Defender Gary Cahill

Chelsea are leading the fight to sign Bolton defender Gary Cahill with the west London club set to secure his signature when the January transfer window opens. Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas is conducting an overhaul of his squad and has identified Cahill as the man to play alongside captain John Terry. The Trotters are keen to cash-in on their star defender who is out of contract in the summer and…

December 21, 2011

Lampard: We Needed To Win To Stay In The Race

Frank Lampard has pledged his future to Chelsea for the remainder of his contract after helping them to claim a 2-1 win over Manchester City on Monday night. Lampard’s late penalty secured the points for Andre Villas-Boas’ side, who had earlier fallen behind to Mario Balotelli’s second-minute strike before equalising through Raul Meireles. Lampard has been in and out of the Chelsea side this season, giving way to speculation about…

December 13, 2011

Juan Mata: If We Win Against City, We Will Have More Confidence

Chelsea winger Juan Mata believes victory over Premier League leaders Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Monday night will put his club back in the title race. The Blues have fallen ten points behind City following a spell of poor form but Andre Villas-Boas side have won their last two fixtures 3-0 – against Newcastle United and Valencia – and head into the match full of confidence. A home victory…

December 12, 2011

Villas-Boas Insists Frank Lampard Still Has A role To Play

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas insists Frank Lampard still has a major role to play at Stamford Bridge. Lampard was the only player to lose his place in the side from their Premier League win over Newcastle for Tuesday’s 3-0 Champions League victory over Valencia, which booked their place in the final 16 of the prestigious European competition. Lampard was an unused substitute for the midweek match, but the Portuguese manager…

December 7, 2011