Chelsea To Sign De Bruyne

Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Genk winger Kevin De Bruyne, with a club official revealing the transfer could soon be concluded. However, the Belgian outfit will not be affected by his departure just yet, with Andre Villas-Boas planning to loan the 20-year-old straight back to Genk until the end of the season. Genk’s general manager Dirk Degraen was reported to be in London on Tuesday as the…

January 25, 2012

Juan Mata: If We Win Against City, We Will Have More Confidence

Chelsea winger Juan Mata believes victory over Premier League leaders Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Monday night will put his club back in the title race. The Blues have fallen ten points behind City following a spell of poor form but Andre Villas-Boas side have won their last two fixtures 3-0 – against Newcastle United and Valencia – and head into the match full of confidence. A home victory…

December 12, 2011

Torres Revival ‘Not Linked To Juan Mata’s Signing’

Fernando Torres’s improved form is not linked to Juan Mata’s arrival at Chelsea, according to Blues manager André Villas-Boas. Torres finally brought an end to his lengthy goal drought when he found the net at Old Trafford during The Blues’ 3-1 defeat by Manchester United. And Mata set up the Spain striker to score again in Chelsea’s next league game against Swansea before Torres was shown a red card for…

October 14, 2011

Chelsea’s Juan Mata Defends Torres

Juan Mata has leapt to the defence of his Chelsea team-mate Fernando Torres after he was criticised for not scoring again for Spain. The misfiring striker has already been reassured of his place by coach Vicente Del Bosque, who is set to keep faith with the Blues hitman for their final Euro 2012 qualifier against Scotland tomorrow in Alicante. Torres hasn’t found the back of the net for his country…

October 10, 2011

Pep Guardiola Expects Valencia Challenge

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola expects an in-form Valencia to give his side a stern test in Wednesday’s La Liga clash at Mestalla. Valencia are currently at the summit of the league table, with a perfect nine points from three games. Barcelona’s spirits are high after Saturday’s 8-0 demolition of Osasuna, but Guardiola noted that Unai Emery’s men pose an entirely different challenge. “Valencia are the league leaders right now and…

September 21, 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