Chelsea To Investigate Racism Claims

Chelsea are investigating a complaint that forward Daniel Sturridge was racially abused by a fan during the Champions League clash at Genk. The complaint has been made by an executive club member, with the fan insisting another loudly labeled Sturridge a ‘monkey’ as the forward was preparing to come on as a substitute during Chelsea’s meeting with Genk at Cristal Arena on November 1. Chelsea are already probing, in partnership…

November 15, 2011

Carlo Ancelotti: I thought I Could Stay Longer At Chelsea

Carlo Ancelotti has signalled his intention to return to football and his admiration for the English Premier League. The Italian, sacked by Chelsea in May, just a year after winning a Double, still lives near the Blues’ Cobham training ground complex and continues to keenly follow English football. “I love London. I love England. I love the football in England. The culture of the football. The atmosphere at the grounds….

September 24, 2011

Drogba To Stay At Chelsea

Didier Drogba will snub a summer move and remain at Chelsea for next season. The Ivory Coast striker is thought to have been unsettled by the £50m signing of Fernando Torres in January. The Spanish striker has often been picked before him despite a goal drought that only ended last weekend. Drogba, 33, has been linked with a £15m move to Real Madrid where he would be reunited with former…

April 29, 2011

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