Villas-Boas: I Didn’t Come Here To Fail

Troubled Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas remains confident he can cure his team’s problems and get their season back on the rails. Last week’s loss to Liverpool meant it was the first time Chelsea had lost back to back home games since Roman Abramovich bought the club. And after the defeat to Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League the Blues have lost three of their last four games. It was a…

November 26, 2011

Andres Villas-Boas Targets European Glory

Chelsea manager Andres Villas-Boas has vowed to bring Champions League glory to Stamford Bridge. Roman Abramovich is determined to witness Chelsea lift the Champions League trophy under his ownership after seeing Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Guus Hiddink and Carlo Ancelotti all fail. The Blues came closest to being crowned kings of Europe under Grant when they reached the final in 2008, only to be defeated on penalties…

July 18, 2011

Mikel Obi Excited By Andre Villas-Boas Reign

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is excited by the dawn of a new era at the club under Portuguese manager Andre Villas-Boas. Previous Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti was unceremoniously dumped at the end of last season after finishing second in the Barclays Premier League, and failing to make any headway in the club’s quest for the UEFA Champions League. While there was much speculation over who would take over at…

July 12, 2011

Liverpool Line Up £8m Bid For Florent Malouda

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has identified Chelsea winger Florent Malouda as the solution to his search for more width and is preparing an £8million bid. The 30-year-old, who only has one year left on his contract, could soon be surplus to requirements if Guus Hiddink succeeds Carlo Ancelotti as Blues manager. The Dutchman will bring Arda Turan with him from Galatasaray, after the Turkey star impressed Hiddink while on international…

June 7, 2011

Timing Not Ideal For Fernando Torres: Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti will restore Fernando Torres to his starting line-up against Newcastle with an admission that Chelsea’s failure to secure the Spain international’s services from Liverpool last summer, rather than in mid-season, has seriously hampered his impact to date for the London club. Attempts were made to secure both Torres and David Luiz, from Benfica, at the end of last season only for bids to be knocked back. Their clubs…

May 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