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

“We Owe Roman!”: Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard has told his Chelsea team-mates they owe it to owner Roman Abramovich to win the Champions League. The Russian took control of the Stamford Bridge side back in 2003 and since then they have won three Premier League titles, three FA Cups and two League Cups. But the Champions League continues to elude Chelsea who must overcome a 1-0 first leg defeat when they travel to Old Trafford…

April 12, 2011

John Terry Says Chelsea Should ‘Man Up’ To Save Carlo Ancelotti’s Job

John Terry has flung his support behind the Chelsea manager, Carlo Ancelotti, and urged his team-mates to “man up and take responsibility” to ensure their season does not peter out in a “disastrous” failure to qualify for the Champions League. The reigning league champions, eliminated from the FA Cup and a distant 12 points from Manchester United in the title race, confront FC Copenhagen at the Parken Stadium on Tuesday…

February 22, 2011

Blues Boss Focusing On Upcoming Games

The Blues are adamant that the recent speculation surrounding the Italian’s future is “total nonsense”, but confirmed that Frank Arnesen would be leaving his position as sporting director at the end of the season. However, latest rumours have linked the club with Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola. The Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti says he has no idea if the club are planning to replace him, as he shrugs off talk over…

November 29, 2010

Manchester United Begin the Hunt for Sir Alex Ferguson’s Successor

We always knew this day would come. Manchester United, like any major other organisation would, is preparing for the day that Sir Alex Ferguson retires by putting together a short list of candidates to succeed the great man. It is no great secret that Sir Alex Ferguson will retire in the not too distant future. After a career that has, thus far, spanned 53 years the sands of time are…

November 23, 2010

Frank Lampard Is Out For Three Weeks Due To Muscle Injury

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard will be sidelined for an additional two to three weeks after suffering a muscular injury in training. The England international, 32, suffered an injury to his abductor muscle towards the end of Thursday’s session, having been on course for a return to action for Chelsea on Sunday against Sunderland following a two-month stint on the sidelines with a hernia problem. Brazilian defender Alex will also miss…

November 12, 2010