Ferguson Sees Chelsea As A Title Threat

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson still considers Chelsea as a title threat despite their aging team. With Manchester United hogging headlines recently with their young squad, it was inevitable that attention was drawn to the London side’s aging squad. However, Sir Alex believes that the situation at Stamford Bridge is not as bad as perceived, and that the Chelsea squad’s experience may be to their advantage instead. He told…

September 7, 2011

Who Will Replace Carlo Ancelotti?

So now Carlo Ancelotti can fulfil his ambition to manage Roma, the club he captained for eight happy years and to which he has always said he would return one day. The end of his time at Chelsea surely arrived here, in the form of a defeat far more conclusive than the single-goal margin might suggest. For the genial Italian a midweek trip to the Eternal City is likely to…

May 9, 2011

“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 Lose Injured Alex And Ramires For Two Games

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti will be without centre-back Alex and midfielder Ramires for the next two games because of hamstring injuries. The pair missed last Saturday’s win at West Brom and will now also miss home games against Birmingham and West Ham. Meanwhile, Ancelotti insists Fernando Torres will break his Blues goalscoring duck before the end of the season. The ¬£50m Spain striker has gone 871 minutes without a goal…

April 19, 2011

Champions League Preview: Manchester United v Chelsea

Chelsea face Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Champions League quarter-final second leg, looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit. The first leg saw Chelsea denied a clear-cut penalty that angered Blues supporters and players alike but they could hardly complain with the result given their players’ performances. Manchester United took a deserved aggregate lead through Wayne Rooney’s first-half golf. And given the circumstances that Chelsea are in, the game…

April 11, 2011

Preview: Chelsea v Blackburn

Chelsea host Blackburn at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in dire need of a win to keep them within range of leaders Manchester United. Carlo Ancelotti’s side has won just once in their past nine in their flailing English Premier League defence, and despite a comprehensive 7-0 thrashing of Ipswich Town in their third-round FA Cup encounter to boost morale, Chelsea need to win against Blackburn to settle speculation the Italian…

January 12, 2011