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

Chelsea Won’t Appeal Bosingwa Red Card

Chelsea have announced they will not appeal against the red card Jose Bosingwa received at QPR on Sunday. Bosingwa, 29, was dismissed in the first half of Chelsea’s 1-0 loss after referee Chris Foy adjudged the full back to have denied Shaun Wright-Phillips a clear goalscoring opportunity. Blues manager Andre Villas-Boas was critical of Foy in the aftermath of the game, but the club have opted against appealing the decision…

October 25, 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

Didier Drogba Set For Chelsea Return

Didier Drogba is set to return after injury for Chelsea’s League Cup third-round tie against west London rivals Fulham at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Manager Andre Villas-Boas said the Ivory Coast striker was back in contention for a place after suffering a nasty head injury in an aerial challenge with Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy three and a half weeks ago. Villas-Boas also said he would adopt a new strategy…

September 21, 2011

Fernando Torres’ Spain Place Under Threat

Fernando Torres has been told by coach Vicente del Bosque that he will lose his Spain place unless he starts scoring regularly for Chelsea. Torres has looked a shadow of his former self since signing for the Blues in January, struggling to reach full fitness and scoring just one goal. His Chelsea place is under serious threat from Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Romelu Lukaku – and now it seems…

September 8, 2011

Ferguson Sees Chelsea As A Title Threat

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson still considers Chelsea as a title threat despite their aging team. With Manchester United hogging headlines recently with their young squad, it was inevitable that attention was drawn to the London side’s aging squad. However, Sir Alex believes that the situation at Stamford Bridge is not as bad as perceived, and that the Chelsea squad’s experience may be to their advantage instead. He told…

September 7, 2011