Chelsea Owner Abramovich Set To Replace Ancelotti

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has earmarked former Blues boss Guus Hiddink as the man to replace under-fire boss Carlo Ancelotti in the summer. The Russian oligarch believes he can persuade the current Turkey coach to return to Stamford Bridge following his successful stint in 2009, when he replaced the outgoing Luiz Felipe Scolari before leading the side to FA Cup glory. Hiddink remains a favourite with several Chelsea players including…

April 27, 2011
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Hope Alive For Chelsea

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has not conceded this season’s Premier League title after his side beat Birmingham 3-1 on Wednesday. The victory lifted Chelsea to second on the table, six points behind Manchester United and with the leaders still to play Ancelotti’s side and Arsenal, their faint hopes of retaining their Premier League crown are still alive. A Florent Malouda double and a goal from Salomon Kalou gave Chelsea the…

April 21, 2011
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“I Don’t Think The Squad Was Good Enough This Year”: Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti has blamed Chelsea’s poor season on injuries to key players, insisting that his side were not able to cope with such absences during key periods of the campaign. The Italian conceded defeat in the title race on Tuesday, and believes that the club’s challenge is officially over. This leaves Arsenal and Manchester United to fight it out. But even if the Blues manage to finish second, the Italian…

April 20, 2011
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Fernando Torres Will Score, Insists Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti has boldly declared Fernando Torres will score for Chelsea before the end of the season. Torres has now gone 871 minutes without finding the net for club and country and bookmakers have begun taking bets on whether he will break his duck before the campaign is over. But manager Ancelotti had no doubt today that the Spain striker would begin repaying his £50million transfer fee in Chelsea’s last…

April 19, 2011
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Chelsea Lose Injured Alex And Ramires For Two Games

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti will be without centre-back Alex and midfielder Ramires for the next two games because of hamstring injuries. The pair missed last Saturday’s win at West Brom and will now also miss home games against Birmingham and West Ham. Meanwhile, Ancelotti insists Fernando Torres will break his Blues goalscoring duck before the end of the season. The £50m Spain striker has gone 871 minutes without a goal…

April 19, 2011
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Redknapp Denies Chelsea Contact

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp says there has been no contact between himself and Chelsea, despite reports that he is a potential target for Roman Abramovich in the summer. It was reported at the weekend that Redknapp’s success in taking Spurs to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, where they were defeated 5-0 on aggregate by Real Madrid, had impressed the Stamford Bridge hierarchy. Chelsea could be searching for a…

April 19, 2011
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