Chelsea flop Fernando Torres could make a £20m move to Inter Milan this summer, according to reports. The Spain international joined from Liverpool in a £50m deal in 2011 but has failed to produce anywhere near the form he showed at Anfield. Blues boss Jose Mourinho has made it clear that he believes the striking [.
Chelsea are lining up Valencia youngster Juan Bernat as a cut-price alternative to Southampton's Luke Shaw. Manager Jose Mourinho is keen to strengthen at left-back this summer, with Ashley Cole likely to leave at the end of the season and right-back Cesar Azpiliculeta currently standing in on the left flank.
Chelsea are being linked with a £25m bid for Real Madrid's Raphael Varane after Jose Mourinho lavished praised on him. The Blues boss said the 20-year-old is the "best young central defender in the world". That's prompted suggestions that Mourinho is hoping to sign Varane this summer. He said: "I think he is the best [.
Manchester United are considering selling Robin Van Persie this summer and Chelsea would be interested in signing him, according to reports in Italy. Tuttosport claims that Juventus and Monaco are also in the running for the Dutchman, who is said to be unhappy at Old Trafford. United would consider a bid in the region of [.
Barcelona have identified Chelsea defender David Luiz as their preferred replacement for captain Carlos Puyol. The Catalan giants' long-serving skipper has announced he will be leaving when his contract expires this summer. Barca will renew their interest in the Brazil international as they seek a successor, according to the Telegraph.
Tim Sherwood says he expects Chelsea to fall short in the title race ahead of his Tottenham side's visit to Stamford Bridge this evening. The Spurs boss believes Manchester City will ultimately have too much for Jose Mourinho's team, although he expects the Blues to be in contention until the end of the season.
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood says his club's awful record at Chelsea means they are under no pressure when they visit Stamford Bridge this evening. Spurs haven't won at their London rivals for 24 years ahead of today's meeting. Asked why their track record is so bad, Sherwood said: "No idea. Obviously what's happened in the [.
Fernandinho and Oscar were both on the scoresheet as Brazil beat South Africa 5-0 in a friendly. Barcelona's Neymar scored all three of the World Cup hosts' other goals. Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho scored his first international goal with a spectacular long-range effort after Chelsea playmaker Oscar had opened the scoring with this dinked effort.
Chelsea's January signing Kurt Zouma was on the scoresheet last night to grab a last-gasp victory for France Under-21s against Belarus Under-21s. The £12.5m man, who will link up with his new club at the end of the season, fired a low shot in at the near post in injury time to secure a 1-0 [...]
Chelsea midfielder Willian appears to be parting company with his distinctive hairdo ahead of tomorrow's game against Tottenham. The Brazil international posted a photo to his Instagram account showing someone hovering over his head with clippers poised. Maybe compatriot Bernard advised him it was the best thing to do if he was planning on spending [.
Brazil take on South Africa in Johannesburg on Wednesday in their last friendly before Luiz Felipe Scolari names his World Cup squad on May 7th. Chelsea's David Luiz and Oscar, Tottenham's Paulinho and Manchester City's Fernandinho are expected to start.
Chelsea usually come out on top at home to Tottenham. The statistics are heavily in favour of the Blues: 24 years without a home defeat to Spurs and yet to lose in the league since New Year and if they win they will go seven points clear at the top of the table. Jose Mourinho [...]
Jose Mourinho's ability to use virtually everything at his disposal to the ultimate goal of winning is what makes him one of the best managers in the game. He has tradition of heaping praises on his players or his work; a tradition he is strangely deviating from this season. When he first arrived at Chelsea, [.
The rumour mill is rife today featuring Chelsea and any potential moves for strikers in the summer. Earlier, I have posted up the Van Persie link and now Jose Mourinho himself has talked up a move for Mario Balotelli.
Mourinho has signed up with Yahoo for the World Cup this summer and has been featured in their first interview published a short time ago.
Whatever happens between now and the end of the season, there is one player who should be right up there in contention with others for the Player of the Year award and that's Gary Cahill.
We read everyday comment and focus on Jose Mourinho, John Terry and Eden Hazard but it's important that we should not forget the MASSIVE impact Gary Cahill has had on Jose Mourinho and this Chelsea team.
PHOTO: Brendan Rodgers leads #LFC training at Melwood on Friday pic.twitter.com/2ySBYTKWaz Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 21, 2014 Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson says he rates manager Brendan Rodgers as better at man-management than Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. Having played under both men, the England international says it is Rodgers who is able to get the [.
Chelsea take on Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening with a chance to extend their lead to seven points in the Barclays Premier League. As we know with London derbies, anything can happen. Chelsea need to be at their best tomorrow to win this one.
Any game against Tottenham is massive and the game on Saturday evening will be no different.
Well Arsenal fans, we are into the last 10 Premier League games of the season. The Gunners had a fantastic first half of the campaign but have dropped off a bit in recent weeks. We are sitting in third place, four behind current leaders Chelsea and behind second placed Liverpool on goal difference. Man City [.
One is considered to be one of the best young managers in world football, having managed FC Porto, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur despite being only thirty-six years of age. The other has won the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers as a player and has been a coach at Tottenham since 2008. It is strange how, the first manager referred to, is unemployed, having been sacked by Spurs and replaced by his former assistant Tim Sherwood.
Wayne Rooney could be made new United captain before the end of the season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United are reportedly set on naming Wayne Rooney as the new club captain, and could promote the England man to top dog even before the end of the season.
Present incumbent Nemanja Vidic yesterday agreed to a move to Serie A side Inter Milan, and with Rooney's contractual situation now as water-tight as an eel's undercarriage, the Daily Star claims that David Moyes is ready to hand over the armband to Rooney, and soon.
Chelsea fans' favourite to be £25m target for Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
News emanating from Barcelona that iconic centre back and inspirational leader Carles Puyol is set to leave the club at the end of the season is likely to produce a renewed attempt by the Catalan club to prise Brazilian star David Luiz from Chelsea.
Andre Schurrle's devastating hat-trick against Fulham last weekend has opened debate for all of us ahead of Tottenham this Saturday. Has he given Jose Mourinho a real problem? Let's be honest, Schurrle although spent a time missing with injury, has played a bit part in Chelsea's run of thirteen Premier League games unbeaten that has seen us sit four points clear of second place.
I will admit to being impressed by Liverpool's victory at Southampton this past weekend that has put them above Arsenal into second in the Premier League table. Do you think they are genuine title challengers?
The fact that they have Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge up front, you have to believe they are but what happens if one of them gets injured?
"We're not the biggest favourites" Chelsea star plays down title chances - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea are top of the Barclays Premier League table, four points clear of their nearest rivals with 10 games left to go, but goal keeper Petr Cech has said the Blues are not the favourites to win the Premier league title this season.
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An Absolute Scandal: Penalties awarded to/conceded by Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd and Tottenham during recent seasons.
After Stoke's ludicrous penalty on Saturday (has anyone seen a penalty given this season for a handball at similar or closer range?) I decided to research the ratio of penalties given for and against [.
We have had welcome news in the past few days that Marco Van Ginkel has returned to training at Cobham during this international break as he makes his surprising return to action. Could Van Ginkel offer Jose Mourinho something different?
Plenty has been said of his injury and the prognosis back at that stage of the season.
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Chelsea midfielder Marco Van Ginkel returned to training with the Chelsea senior squad today. The Dutch youngster has been out of action since suffering a serious knee injury during the Capital One Cup tie at Swindon in September. The 21-year-old posted a photo showing him training with the Blues' youth team a couple of weeks [.
Does Chelsea shake when the USA uses the language of the AAA?
Or come to that does Liverpool worry that no statement from the club will ever be believed again after the admitted lying over Suarez' contract? Do Rangers fans worry that their club has to pay 30% p.a. interest on a [.