Villas-Boas Insists Frank Lampard Still Has A role To Play

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas insists Frank Lampard still has a major role to play at Stamford Bridge. Lampard was the only player to lose his place in the side from their Premier League win over Newcastle for Tuesday’s 3-0 Champions League victory over Valencia, which booked their place in the final 16 of the prestigious European competition. Lampard was an unused substitute for the midweek match, but the Portuguese manager…

December 7, 2011

Fernando Torres Thankful Of Chelsea Support

Fernando Torres has thanked Chelsea’s fans for refusing to turn on him after the £50million man’s Stamford Bridge career hit a new low. Saturday saw Torres experience the ultimate highs and lows for the second successive weekend after he got himself sent off for an ugly lunge on Swansea’s Mark Gower. The striker had just scored his third Chelsea goal and played a part in Ramires’ second but he made…

September 26, 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

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

Ferguson Thinks Timing Is Right For Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson thinks his squad are hitting their peak at just the right time after securing a spot in the Champions League semi-finals. The Manchester United boss was speaking after his side’s 2-1 win over Chelsea at Old Trafford on Tuesday in their Champions League quarter-final second-leg, a result which handed them a 3-1 aggregate win. With his side leading the English Premier League by seven points from Arsenal…

April 13, 2011

Ancelotti’s Tactical Switch Heralded

Chelsea coach Michael Emenalo claims the team’s recent upturn in form is down to a tactical rethink from manager Carlo Ancelotti. The Blues have won their last three league games, and are unbeaten in seven in all competitions, and Emenalo sights a back-to-basics approach from the Italian. Manchester United remain nine points in front of the defending champions, although Ancelotti’s men do have a game in hand on United. “Carlo…

March 25, 2011