Andres Villas-Boas Targets European Glory

Chelsea manager Andres Villas-Boas has vowed to bring Champions League glory to Stamford Bridge. Roman Abramovich is determined to witness Chelsea lift the Champions League trophy under his ownership after seeing Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Guus Hiddink and Carlo Ancelotti all fail. The Blues came closest to being crowned kings of Europe under Grant when they reached the final in 2008, only to be defeated on penalties…

July 18, 2011

The Real Didier Drogba Is Back

Tottenham Hotspur know what is coming. Visiting centre-halves will glance up with trepidation on Saturday evening as the man mountain restored as the pivot of Chelsea’s attack steels himself to deliver another bruising. The notion that Didier Drogba was a spent force, his energy critically sapped by malaria and his significance to this side undermined by the mid-season splurge on Fernando Torres, has long since been shattered. The Ivorian is…

April 30, 2011

Chelsea Owner Abramovich Set To Replace Ancelotti

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has earmarked former Blues boss Guus Hiddink as the man to replace under-fire boss Carlo Ancelotti in the summer. The Russian oligarch believes he can persuade the current Turkey coach to return to Stamford Bridge following his successful stint in 2009, when he replaced the outgoing Luiz Felipe Scolari before leading the side to FA Cup glory. Hiddink remains a favourite with several Chelsea players including…

April 27, 2011

Arsenal Fear Robin Van Persie Knee Injury Ahead Of Barcelona Return

Arsenal are awaiting the results of a scan on Robin van Persie’s knee. It is feared that the striker could miss next week’s trip to Barcelona for the second leg of the club’s Champions League last-16 tie. The Dutch striker damaged his knee in the act of scoring his team’s equaliser against Birmingham City in Sunday’s 2-1 Carling Cup final defeat. Van Persie will be assessed today and he will…

March 1, 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