Andre Villas-Boas Defends Ageing Players

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has defended his squad after Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson suggested that the Blues might need to be worried because of the age of their players. The west London outfit currently have nine players over the age of 30, but the Portuguese boss insists that they also boast of a wealth of experience that could be imparted to the rest of the squad. “These players…

July 25, 2011

Chelsea Bid For David Luiz Rejected

Benfica have offered an insight into Chelsea’s determination to secure defensive reinforcements during the transfer window by claiming they have already turned down a bid of around £17m for the Brazilian centre-half David Luiz. Carlo Ancelotti suggested last week that he would assess Alex’s continued rehabilitation after knee surgery, as well as monitoring John Terry’s fitness after a sciatic nerve complaint, before deciding whether to pursue the signing of a…

December 31, 2010

Chelsea:Who Should Wake Up…Coach or Players?

A shocked Carlo Ancelotti admitted his Chelsea side are still “sleeping” as their nightmarish mid-season slump deepened with a 3-1 defeat at Arsenal, and the Italian conceded he must be the first to “wake up” if their title challenge is to be revived. Chelsea, five points clear towards the end of October, trail the Premier League leaders, Manchester United, by six points and will start tomorrow’s game against sixth-placed Bolton…

December 29, 2010