Didier Drogba Set For Chelsea Return

Didier Drogba is set to return after injury for Chelsea’s League Cup third-round tie against west London rivals Fulham at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Manager Andre Villas-Boas said the Ivory Coast striker was back in contention for a place after suffering a nasty head injury in an aerial challenge with Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy three and a half weeks ago. Villas-Boas also said he would adopt a new strategy…

September 21, 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

Didier Drogba and Michael Essien May Be Dropped For Chelsea Youngsters

Carlo Ancelotti has signalled a sea change in Chelsea’s selection policy by admitting he will consider dropping Michael Essien and Didier Drogba for this afternoon’s visit of Blackburn Rovers, with the champions’ most experienced players no longer guaranteed a place in his first-choice team. The Chelsea manager was sleeping on his line-up last night for a game that must be won convincingly to inject momentum into their title defence but…

January 15, 2011

These Rumours Are Totally Untrue

Carlo Ancelotti today insisted he is not on the brink of quitting as Chelsea boss. Ancelotti has told friends he is “disillusioned” with life at Stamford Bridge after assistant Ray Wilkins was sacked above his head and replaced by scout Michael Emenalo. But today the Italian maintained he is going nowhere and refuted claims he has rung the League Mangers Association for advice over his next step. Ancelotti said: “I…

November 22, 2010

Who Has Been Chelsea’s Most Effective Player So Far This Season?

Chelsea have been the English Premier League’s most impressive team so far this season, leading the title race and dropping only five points across 10 matches. Coach Carlo Ancelotti has tweaked his squad slightly, adding the likes of Ramires and Yossi Benayoun, while promoting young talent like Josh McEachran and Gael Kakuta. The Pensioners are a fully functioning unit with quality in every position and Ancelotti has been rewarded with…

November 1, 2010