Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he will not buy a new striker in the January transfer window despite Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba scoring only four Premier League goals between them this season, while Romelu Lukaku, on loan to Everton from Chelsea, has scored eight goals by himself.
Chelsea will not be bolstering their strikeforce in January, judging by comments from Jose Mourinho. The Blues have been linked with moves for the likes of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao and Porto's Jackson Martinez in the upcoming transfer window as current forwards Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o struggle to find the net.
Give us €100m: Monaco ready to sell Falcao to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to the latest reports from France, Monaco super-striker Radamel Falcao could be available for a mammoth €100m; with Chelsea ready to pounce.
French newspaper, Le 10 Sport, have revealed that growing discontent within the ranks at the French club, particularly between Falaco and manager Claudio Ranieri, have forced Monaco to entertain the idea of losing their prized asset.
Chelsea Player Ratings vs Sunderland – Hazard a class apart - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea managed to hold off a spirited Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday evening, coming out 4-3 winners after a hugely entertaining match.
In a game of endless attacking raids from both sides, Chelsea were ultimately indebted to some brilliant individual play from Eden Hazard, and a strength of character particularly inherent to Jose Mourinho's teams.
Revealed: Chelsea's mammoth €80m+Torres deal for Radamel Falcao - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
If reports emanating from France are to be believed, Falcao's stay at the principality will be more of a sojourn; with Chelsea cranking up the pressure on Monaco to sell their prized asset only months after the striker landed on the southern coast of France.
Five things we learned about Chelsea in Basel defeat - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Swiss outfit Basel seem to be something of a bogey team for Chelsea, with Jose Mourinho's men slumping to a 1-0 defeat on Tuesday night against a valiant host. The result means that Basel have beaten the Blues in both legs of the Champions League group stages and prevented the west Londoners from booking a spot in the knockout rounds last night.
Possible Chelsea Starting XI To Face Basel Torres & Mata to start? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea will travel to Switzerland to face FC Basel in the Champions League Group E tie, where a victory will give Jose Mourinho's side a great advantage to reach to the next round of this competition.
Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against West Ham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With the international break done and dusted, we welcome back the Premier League this weekend; and there is plenty to be getting on with. Chelsea travel to West Ham in the late kick-off on Saturday, with Jose Mourinho sweating over a few injuries to key players.
As we have all seen over the past few days, Chelsea have once again been linked with a move for Radamel Falcao and I just wanted to know how seriously you believe these rumours?
First and foremost, Falcao has only just signed for Monaco in a massive £52m move last summer. Secondly, you have to imagine he is on massive wages so if he was to entertain the idea of moving to West London he would need to take a considerable hit and pay cut!
Falcao Back on Chelsea radar But is He the answer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Here we are again, approaching yet another transfer window; and none other than Radamel Falcao is once more being linked to Chelsea.
After Jose Mourinho was spotted at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels watching Belgium succumb to Falcao's Columbia last Thursday, rumours have been rife concerning the current state of the super-striker in Monaco.
YouTube channel Football Daily has put together a top 10 list of the worst transfers ever featuring some of the biggest names in world football. Despite being in form for one club prior to their transfers, things just didn't seem to work out at their new club.
The likes of former Manchester United man Juan Sebastian Veron, former Liverpool man Robbie Keane, and current Chelsea striker Fernando Torres all make the list with several other big names peppered in as well.
Demba Ba certainly would not have expected to start ahead of Fernando Torres – Chelsea's main striker last January – when he completed his £7 million move from Newcastle united to Chelsea. Yet, this move seemed promising for the player since he would get opportunities to play when Torres was rested.
Possible Chelsea Starting Line-Up Against West Brom - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea will be looking to bounce back strongly in the Premier League when they face West Brom on Saturday at the Stamford Bridge. The Blues suffered a shock 2-0 defeat at the hands of Newcastle United in their last Premier League outings but are heading into this match on the back of a convincing 3-0 victory against Schalke 04 in the Champions League.
Chelsea will want a return to winning ways in the league when they take on West Brom at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The blues are usually strong at home, but under Mourinho, they seem to have found an air of invincibility at the Bridge. They have been able to stay in touch with the table leaders Arsenal purely because of the home form.
Chelsea vs West Brom: Preview, Team News & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea will welcome West Bromat the Stamford Bridge on Saturday where Jose Mourinho, who is reluctant to give credence to the Blues' November curse, knows very well that another slip-up in the league will be simply unacceptable.
Steven Gerrard: @luis16suarez is the best I've ever played with at Liverpool http://t.co/riI5314VQ9 pic.twitter.com/VAFWJIMW28 Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 7, 2013 Steven Gerrard rates Luis Suarez as the best player he has ever played alongside for Liverpool and says only Fernando Torres comes close to challenging him.
New Samba Football Boots by Adidas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Adidas has launched their new 'Samba Collection' Brazilian inspired football boots, especially designed to celebrate the exuberance and vibrancy of the World Cup host nation, Brazil.
For the first time ever, from each of its four stunning, bright, colourful boot ranges -adizero™ f50, predator®, nitrocharge™ and 11pro Adidas has released a new boot where each boot has been designed with its own distinct identity and cutting edge technology that will inspire the next generation of footballers.
After showing signs of return to form, Fernando Torres is set for a spell on the sidelines according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who was speaking ahead of the team's Champions League match with Schalke. Torres has scored four goals in his last three matches including a double against Schalke in the reverse fixture.
Chelsea fans learned on Tuesday that Fernando Torres is sidelined with a thigh injury that will keep him out for the next couple of weeks.
With three goals in his last three games, it looked as though Torres was finally rediscovering the form that made him arguably the world's best striker back in his days with Liverpool and Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea vs Schalke: Preview, Likely Line-Up, Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea will welcome German outfit Schalke 04 at the Stamford Bridge in the Champions League group stage tie on Wednesday, where a victory would take them one step closer to the next stage of the competition.
Chelsea's performance against Newcastle at the weekend was not acceptable and if rumours are to be believed some big names will be dropped for Schalke as a result!
According to the Press this morning, Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and David Luiz, Juan Mata are all set to be dropped as Jose Mourinho rings the changes with Cesar Azpilicueta, Ryan Bertrand, Mikel, Andre Schurrle and Gary Cahill all coming back into the side to face the Germans tomorrow.
Possible Chelsea Starting Line-Up Against Schalke - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea will face German outfit Schalke 04 in the Champions League on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge, where a victory would almost secure their chances of qualifying to the next phase of the competition.
Jose Mourinho was left frustrated and angry with the performance of his side against Newcastle United at St James' Park on Saturday.
Chelsea Team News: Torres Injured, Old Guards Face Axe - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was disappointed, furious and angry with his side's lackluster and insipid performance against Newcastle United at the St James' Park on Saturday. The Portuguese claimed that he made 11 mistakes in the match that Chelsea lost 2-0 and has revealed to make few changes against Schalke 04 on Wednesday.
Reports from TalkSPORT claim that out of favor Chelsea striker Demba Ba has been linked with a January move to Spanish side Valencia as Los Che look for an improved offensive line for the second half of their campaign.
The recent resurgence of Fernando Torres under Jose Mourinho and the summer arrival of Samuel Eto'o at Stamford Bridge has life for Ba as the odd man out rather hard to bare.
Video: Top 5 Steven Gerrard Goals vs Everton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
On the eve of yet another Merseyside Derby, the 221st in its history, we at Soccerlens thought it prudent to pull focus onto one its best performers of recent times. Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard will be playing in his 28th derby to date, and after a string of stunning performances, it is clear why he is so crucial to the Liverpool cause.
During the weekend's 3-1 win over Fulham, Sascha Riether was clearly seen stamping on Adnan Januzaj's ankle, although it was missed by the officials. Marouane Fellaini waded in to protect our youngster in what is likely to be the first of several acts of violence he will endure, as was the case with Cristiano Ronaldo, for frustrating defenders with his skill for 90 minutes.