Villas-Boas Leads Chase To Sign Bolton Defender Gary Cahill

Chelsea are leading the fight to sign Bolton defender Gary Cahill with the west London club set to secure his signature when the January transfer window opens. Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas is conducting an overhaul of his squad and has identified Cahill as the man to play alongside captain John Terry. The Trotters are keen to cash-in on their star defender who is out of contract in the summer and…

December 21, 2011

Didier Drogba Set For New Deal at Chelsea

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has refuted claims he will leave the club this season and is negotiating a new one-year contract extension. The Ivorian has been linked with a move to Galatasary after losing his starting place to Fernando Torres last season, but has insisted he will stay and fight for his place. “I will definitely be here next season,” he said. “We have started talking [about a new contract]…

July 23, 2011

Chelsea Fail To Impress In Malaysia

The locals had considered this akin to an international fixture, a crowd of 84,980 whipped into a frenzy to the drone of the vuvuzelas, but there is too much rustiness to Chelsea at present for this team to scintillate. Liverpool and Arsenal may have run riot here, but the latest Premier League club to visit these parts spluttered in the muggy heat. André Villas-Boas is still experimenting and will not…

July 21, 2011

Hope Alive For Chelsea

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has not conceded this season’s Premier League title after his side beat Birmingham 3-1 on Wednesday. The victory lifted Chelsea to second on the table, six points behind Manchester United and with the leaders still to play Ancelotti’s side and Arsenal, their faint hopes of retaining their Premier League crown are still alive. A Florent Malouda double and a goal from Salomon Kalou gave Chelsea the…

April 21, 2011

“Torres Was Not Bought To Replace Didier”: Carlo Ancelotti

The rights and wrongs of Carlo Ancelotti’s predicament boil down to one key question: was Fernando Torres his signing or another expensive plaything for Roman Abramovich? There is the strongest of suspicions that Torres is another Andriy Shevchenko, the striker Abramovich foisted on José Mourinho, in which case one can only sympathise with Ancelotti, who was good enough to lead Chelsea to the Double last season. His pedigree is such…

April 18, 2011

Ancelotti Says No To New Signings

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti ruled out bringing in any new players in the January transfer window. The Italian manager insisted he did not wish to bring in any reinforcements unless injuries forced him to do so. Unlike other managers, Ancelotti is satisfied with his current squad and does not think he will have to ask Blues owner Roman Abramovich to provide funds for the upcoming transfer window. The Italian coach…

November 4, 2010