Villas-Boas Dedicates Victory To John Terry

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas dedicated his team’s Carling Cup victory over Everton to under-fire club captain John Terry. Terry had been accused by Anton Ferdinand of making racist comments during Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers in the English Premier League on Sunday. The centre-back was left out of the Chelsea team that travelled to face Everton in the fourth round of the Carling Cup on Wednesday. Villas-Boas claimed…

October 27, 2011

Chelsea Won’t Appeal Bosingwa Red Card

Chelsea have announced they will not appeal against the red card Jose Bosingwa received at QPR on Sunday. Bosingwa, 29, was dismissed in the first half of Chelsea’s 1-0 loss after referee Chris Foy adjudged the full back to have denied Shaun Wright-Phillips a clear goalscoring opportunity. Blues manager Andre Villas-Boas was critical of Foy in the aftermath of the game, but the club have opted against appealing the decision…

October 25, 2011

Andre Villas-Boas Defends Ageing Players

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has defended his squad after Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson suggested that the Blues might need to be worried because of the age of their players. The west London outfit currently have nine players over the age of 30, but the Portuguese boss insists that they also boast of a wealth of experience that could be imparted to the rest of the squad. “These players…

July 25, 2011

Chelsea’s Title Defence Is ‘all but over’

Carlo Ancelotti last night conceded that it would be difficult for Chelsea to retain the Premier League title after they suffered an embarrassing defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers which leaves them nine points behind Manchester United having played a game more. The Chelsea manager said he would be “surprised” if he lost his job despite presiding over the club’s worst sequence of results since the 1995?96 season, but he acknowledged that…

January 6, 2011

I Am Not Happy With Fixture Pile-up: Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti has bemoaned the fact that Chelsea must play twice in 48 hours next week but does not share his captain John Terry’s concerns over the depth of the squad as his team attempt to recover momentum in their title defence. Chelsea visit Arsenal for a potentially pivotal fixture on Monday before welcoming Bolton Wanderers to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, with Owen Coyle’s side to benefit from an extra…

December 24, 2010