Mourinho reunited with Drogba as Ballack bows out… but will Dzeko and Jovetic be joining £20m new boy Schurrle at Chelsea?

Jose Mourinho could be forgiven for feeling slightly nostalgic on Wednesday night. In a week when the Special One confirmed his return to Chelsea six years after his acrimonious departure, reminders of heady days gone by surrounded the 50-year-old. Mourinho took time out from his whirlwind week to manage a star-studded World XI in former Blues midfielder Michael Ballack’s testimonial at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany. If Mourinho…

June 6, 2013

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

Raul Meireles: We Need Didier And His Goals

Raul Meireles has praised Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba and believes his goals are the key to their English Premier League title challenge. Meireles scored the equaliser in Chelsea’s 2-1 win against Manchester City on Monday, but previously it had been Drogba scoring the goals, with the Ivorian netting four times since November 23 and three of those coming in the Champions League. The return of the striker to the starting…

December 14, 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

Torres To Play Bench Warmer

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has suggested that misfiring striker Fernando Torres will be dropped to the bench again. Speaking in the wake of Chelsea’s 2-0 Carling Cup defeat by Liverpool on Tuesday, in which the Blues switched to a 4-4-2 formation in an effort to better suit the Spaniard, Villas-Boas said he would return to his usual system for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Newcastle – a move that is…

December 1, 2011

Villas-Boas: We’re In Difficult Moments And We Need Our Fans

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has accepted responsibility for his side’s heartbreaking 2-1 Champions League loss at Bayer Leverkusen. The visitors took the lead through Didier Drogba three minutes into the second half, but a header from Eren Derdiyok and an injury-time winner from Manuel Freidrich conspired to defeat Villas-Boas’ men. The result leaves Chelsea needing to defeat Valencia at Stamford Bridge in a fortnight’s time to make sure of their…

November 24, 2011