Abramovich Should Avoid Sacking Ancelotti

The mandarins who serve Roman Abramovich at Chelsea say there are two sides to the Russian billionaire. There is the pragmatist; the man who believes in strategy and planning – then there is the emotional Abramovich; the man who acts on instinct, often in direct conflict to the original plan. They say that, with Abramovich, you always have to prepare for the illogical. At the time they thought it utterly…

April 14, 2011
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Ancelotti Admits Mistake

Carlo Ancelotti admitted he could have made a mistake by playing Fernando Torres after Chelsea were knocked out of the Champions League by Manchester United. He also insisted the decision about whether he keeps his job at Stamford Bridge after his team failed once more to deliver the Holy Grail of Europe’s top club trophy to owner Roman Abramovich was out of his hands. Ancelotti gambled by starting Torres and…

April 13, 2011
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Carroll Predicts Bright Future For Liverpool

Andy Carroll has predicted a bright future for Liverpool after scoring his first two goals for the club in Monday’s 3-0 win against Manchester City. Carroll, who became Liverpool’s record signing in a 35-million-pound transfer from Newcastle United in January, blessed the move by bagging a brace either side of a Dirk Kuyt strike. The victory lifted the Reds to within five points of fifth-placed Tottenham on the English Premier…

April 12, 2011
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“Torres Has The Support From Everyone”: Essien

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien insists the players are not worried about the barren run being experienced by new signing Fernando Torres. The Spaniard has so far been unable to score since arriving at Stamford Bridge in January, but could break the drought in perfect fashion if he can get on the score sheet during Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final second-leg against Manchester United. But Essien says the playing group is…

April 12, 2011
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Ancelotti Keeps Faith In Torres

Carlo Ancelotti backed £50million striker Fernando Torres to come good after his Chelsea side lost their UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Wayne Rooney scored the only goal of the game as Torres was booked for diving. The Chelsea striker, signed from Liverpool in the January transfer window, has now played more than ten hours of football without a goal. Asked why Ancelotti kept Torres…

April 7, 2011
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Champions League Preview: Chelsea Vs Manchester United

Manchester United will be chasing their first victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in nearly a decade on Wednesday as the English giants collide in a heavyweight UEFA Champions League quarter-final. United are riding high in the Premier League after a weekend which saw them open up a potentially decisive seven-point lead at the top of the table, leaving them firmly on cause for a record nineteenth title. But Sir…

April 5, 2011
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