“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

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