Liverpool Turn Down Chelsea’s Bid To Sign Torres

Roman Abramovich attempted to revive Chelsea’s faltering Premier League title defence last night with an audacious £35m bid for the Liverpool striker Fernando Torres. The offer was dismissed out of hand by Liverpool’s new owner, Fenway Sports Group. Chelsea have a long-standing interest in the Spain striker, whose form has improved in recent weeks under his new manager, Kenny Dalglish, and are known to have failed in one previous bid…

January 28, 2011

Chelsea:Who Should Wake Up…Coach or Players?

A shocked Carlo Ancelotti admitted his Chelsea side are still “sleeping” as their nightmarish mid-season slump deepened with a 3-1 defeat at Arsenal, and the Italian conceded he must be the first to “wake up” if their title challenge is to be revived. Chelsea, five points clear towards the end of October, trail the Premier League leaders, Manchester United, by six points and will start tomorrow’s game against sixth-placed Bolton…

December 29, 2010

We Have To Wake Up From This Moment:Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti has angrily urged his underachieving players to “wake up” after admitting Chelsea had been rendered unrecognisable with fear gripping their play as they endure their worst league run in a decade. The champions slipped to third in the table with the spluttering draw against Everton on Saturday, their first-half lead eroded by a lacklustre display after the interval that left the manager perplexed and angered on the sidelines….

December 6, 2010

Ancelotti Says No To New Signings

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti ruled out bringing in any new players in the January transfer window. The Italian manager insisted he did not wish to bring in any reinforcements unless injuries forced him to do so. Unlike other managers, Ancelotti is satisfied with his current squad and does not think he will have to ask Blues owner Roman Abramovich to provide funds for the upcoming transfer window. The Italian coach…

November 4, 2010

Arsenal can beat Chelsea with passing not power, says Arsène Wenger

The Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger, is confident his side can get a result at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty ImagesWhen Arsène Wenger reaches for a statistic to reinforce one of his arguments, it is always wise to check it. Bitter experience has taught us that the Arsenal manager is not always absolutely spot on in such matters. And so when, in the context of Chelsea’s recent dominance over his team,…

October 1, 2010