Fabien Piveteau: Essien will stay at Chelsea

Michael Essien’s agent Fabien Piveteau claims the midfielder has no intention of being reunited with Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid. Essien has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in recent weeks, with a move to the Bernabeu said to be on the cards. But Piveteau insists that his client is happy at the Premier League club. Piveteau was quoted as saying: “He regularly has Jose Mourinho on…

June 14, 2011

You Have To Be Graceful In Defeat: John Terry

John Terry has warned Manchester United that Chelsea are already bent on regaining the Barclays Premier League title after all but surrendering it this season. The champions’ limp 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday saw United move six points clear with just two matches remaining and captain Terry immediately vowed to do everything possible to wrest back the championship next year. The 30-year-old revealed he had made a point…

May 10, 2011

Who Will Replace Carlo Ancelotti?

So now Carlo Ancelotti can fulfil his ambition to manage Roma, the club he captained for eight happy years and to which he has always said he would return one day. The end of his time at Chelsea surely arrived here, in the form of a defeat far more conclusive than the single-goal margin might suggest. For the genial Italian a midweek trip to the Eternal City is likely to…

May 9, 2011

“I Don’t Think The Squad Was Good Enough This Year”: Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti has blamed Chelsea’s poor season on injuries to key players, insisting that his side were not able to cope with such absences during key periods of the campaign. The Italian conceded defeat in the title race on Tuesday, and believes that the club’s challenge is officially over. This leaves Arsenal and Manchester United to fight it out. But even if the Blues manage to finish second, the Italian…

April 20, 2011

“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

Ancelotti Admits Chelsea ‘Have To Improve’ In Champions League

Carlo Ancelotti has admitted there is room for improvement for his Chelsea team, particularly in front of goal, but believes they can reach the latter stages of the Champions League despite failing to impress with a stuttering scoreless draw with FC Copenhagen. The Premier League club secured a passage into Friday’s quarter-final draw 2-0 on aggregate despite missing too many chances for comfort last night, dampening any sense of satisfaction…

March 17, 2011