Chelsea Bid For David Luiz Rejected

Benfica have offered an insight into Chelsea’s determination to secure defensive reinforcements during the transfer window by claiming they have already turned down a bid of around £17m for the Brazilian centre-half David Luiz. Carlo Ancelotti suggested last week that he would assess Alex’s continued rehabilitation after knee surgery, as well as monitoring John Terry’s fitness after a sciatic nerve complaint, before deciding whether to pursue the signing of a…

December 31, 2010

Arsenal’s Wilshere, Liverpool’s Pacheco and Mario Balotelli nominated for Golden Boy award

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere , Liverpool attacker Dani Pacheco and Manchester City’s Italian striker Mario Balotelli are among the nominees for this year’s ‘Golden Boy’ award. The poll for the top young player in European football born after 1 January 1989, is organized by Italian daily Tuttosport.  Thirty journalists from top European sporting media will decide which player has performed best over the calendar year. Wilshere has established himself in…

November 15, 2010

Ancelotti Says No To New Signings

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti ruled out bringing in any new players in the January transfer window. The Italian manager insisted he did not wish to bring in any reinforcements unless injuries forced him to do so. Unlike other managers, Ancelotti is satisfied with his current squad and does not think he will have to ask Blues owner Roman Abramovich to provide funds for the upcoming transfer window. The Italian coach…

November 4, 2010

Who Has Been Chelsea’s Most Effective Player So Far This Season?

Chelsea have been the English Premier League’s most impressive team so far this season, leading the title race and dropping only five points across 10 matches. Coach Carlo Ancelotti has tweaked his squad slightly, adding the likes of Ramires and Yossi Benayoun, while promoting young talent like Josh McEachran and Gael Kakuta. The Pensioners are a fully functioning unit with quality in every position and Ancelotti has been rewarded with…

November 1, 2010