Petr Cech Remains Firm Despit Defeat

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech insists there are positives to take from his side’s 3-1 loss to Manchester United on Sunday. United raced to a 3-0 lead by halftime thanks to goals from Chris Smalling, Nani and Wayne Rooney, before Fernando Torres pulled one back for Chelsea immediately after the restart. But despite dominating proceedings for much of the second half, the Blues were unable to put away their chances, handing…

September 19, 2011

Juan Mata Believes Ryan Giggs Is One Of The Best Ever

Chelsea winger Juan Mata may line up against one of his idols when he faces Premier League leaders Manchester United on Sunday after revealing his admiration for Old Trafford legend Ryan Giggs. Mata, 23, has starred for the Blues since arriving from Valencia in August, dazzling the Stamford Bridge faithful with his mazy dribbling and penetrative pace – attributes that Giggs was renowned for at his pomp. The Spain attacker…

September 16, 2011

Fernando Torres Warned Over ‘Bashing’ Chelsea Team-Mates

Chelsea’s under-fire hitman Fernando Torres has been warned not to speak out against his Blues team-mates again, or risk facing the wrath of manager Andre Villas-Boas. The Portuguese boss declared he’s prepared to quash the matter of Torres’ controversial Spanish interview, during which he allegedly dubbed Stamford Bridge stars ‘slow’ and ‘old’. But Villas-Boas, who ordered an investigation into the contentious quotes after the striker claimed a mistranslation, insists he…

September 14, 2011

Fernando Torres Slams Chelsea Teammates

Spanish striker Fernando Torres has characterized his Chelsea teammates as “old and slow”. The Spain international has scored just one goal since making a £50 million move from Liverpool and he believes his teammates are partly to blame for his poor form. “When I changed clubs, I knew it was going to be a slow process, although I didn’t expect it to be so long,” Torres was quoted as saying…

September 10, 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