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

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 Dedicates Victory To John Terry

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas dedicated his team’s Carling Cup victory over Everton to under-fire club captain John Terry. Terry had been accused by Anton Ferdinand of making racist comments during Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers in the English Premier League on Sunday. The centre-back was left out of the Chelsea team that travelled to face Everton in the fourth round of the Carling Cup on Wednesday. Villas-Boas claimed…

October 27, 2011

Villas-Boas Stands Firm On Lampard

Andre Villas-Boas has declared he would not grant Frank Lampard’s wish to play every game for Chelsea, revealing the midfielder must continue to fight for his place in the side. Lampard this week admitted he was unhappy at being rotated in and out of the Blues’ starting XI since Villas-Boas took charge, claiming he always played better when given a run of matches. But Villas-Boas was not for turning on…

September 30, 2011

Daniel Sturridge: Torres Is A World Class Striker

Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge believes that team-mate Fernando Torres will hit the back of the net sooner than later. The young Englishman is ready to make his first start for the new Premier League season against Sunderland after being under a three match ban, because of a red card on the final day of last season while on loan at Bolton. However, Sturridge believes that his return to Chelsea’s line-up…

September 2, 2011

Chelsea Fail To Impress In Malaysia

The locals had considered this akin to an international fixture, a crowd of 84,980 whipped into a frenzy to the drone of the vuvuzelas, but there is too much rustiness to Chelsea at present for this team to scintillate. Liverpool and Arsenal may have run riot here, but the latest Premier League club to visit these parts spluttered in the muggy heat. AndrĂ© Villas-Boas is still experimenting and will not…

July 21, 2011