Footballers' contracts usually have a long list telling them things they aren't allowed to do. We would have thought driving a cart round like this with two team-mates on board is one of the items on that list. Chelsea star David Luiz did a bit of off-roading at the club's Cobham training ground this week, [.
After his best goal return for a season in a Chelsea shirt, scoring 22 goals, the future of Fernando Torres at the club remains unclear. In light of the speculation that will build right up to the beginning of next season, I want to ask YOU the Chelsea fan reading this no matter where in the world you are, just one question:
Like father, like son. This looks uncannily like the Fernando Torres we've witnessed for much of his time at Chelsea. It's actually his son Leo, who is one-on-one with Damian Cech, the pint-sized keeper son of Petr. Let's see how he gets on... Just like dad, he looks confident striding towards goal but seems unsure [.
The future of Fernando Torres has been called into question many times this season, and with Chelsea wrapping up their Premier League third place finish, Roman Abramovich may axe the Spaniard. The Blues have already brought in Demba Ba whom is still in the process of adapting to the Chelsea way; however, Torres seemingly is ready to welcome any additional striker that signs for the Blues this summer according to ESPN FC.
It was the final day of the Premiership season last night, an event traditionally billed as a 'family affair' of sorts over the years.
And naturally, after a long and highly memorable season, the likes of Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres all took the chance to soak in the atmosphere of the fans and allowed their little ones to run amok all over the pitch!
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Chelsea vs Everton 2013 Highlights 2-1 Mata Naismith Torres Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Chelsea vs Everton 2013 ( CFC Everton VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Chelsea vs Everton 2-1 ( Mata, Torres/ Naismith) Stamford Bridge, London- 19 May, 2013- 16.
A young Liverpool fan desperate to meet hero Fernando Torres ended up becoming part of Chelsea's Europa League trophy presentation. Louis Kearns, aged 11, had been at the match with his dad. As Chelsea's players made their way past Louis' seat, he was desperate to get up close and personal with Torres and former Liverpool [.
1. Chelsea know how to win these trophies against the run of play. They were inferior to Benfica for huge chunks of this match, but Bayern Munich will testify that counts for little. 2. "Winners of Europe's second most prestigious club competition, we know what we are" doesn't have quite the same ring to it.
It wasn't a classic and to be honest apart from a Frank Lampard belter, Chelsea weren't at the races in the first half! Chelsea turned the screw up a notch second half, got plenty of attacking possession and finally created decent chances. Thanks to Fernando Torres, Branislav Ivanovic and Gary Cahill, Chelsea lifted the Europa League and became the first club in history to hold both trophies at the same time!
Chelsea are now the first club to ever hold the Champions League title and Europa League titles at the same time (for 10 days, anyway) by beating Benfica 2-1 in the Europa League final. For Benfica, it extends their streak of seven European finals without a win. The Bela Guttman curse lives on.
After an ugly first half dominated by Benfica's supernatural inability to finish, Chelsea went on the attack and Fernando Torres opened the scoring in the 59th minute with a vintage move around the keeper before burying the ball in the far side of the net (gif here).
Branislav Ivanovic couldn't have picked a better time to score his first Europa League goal.
The Chelsea defender rose high off a corner kick in the third minute of 90th minute injury time, sending a perfectly placed header into the far side of the net and leaving Benfica goalkeeper Artur frozen in place.
Fernando Torres has come under a lot of scrutiny in recent years. Ever since his transfer from Liverpool to Chelsea, the Spanish international has failed to deliver on the hefty price the west London club splashed for him. Chelsea did indeed buy him at a strange time. Though he'd been very effective for Liverpool since they purchased him from Atletico Madrid in July of 2007, the Spaniard struggled his way through the World Cup in South Africa and didn't look quite the same when Chelsea did dig deep into their pockets to accommodate his transfer in January of 2011.
A Chelsea flag is waved during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Manchester United officially captured the Premier League title with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa on April 22nd and having been knocked out of the Champions League and the FA Cup, and with the points record out of reach, the last several matches really don't mean much for the Red Devils.
Though it proved unnecessary as Chelsea beat Basel 3-1 in the second leg of their Europa League semifinal to advance with a 5-2 aggregate score, David Luiz scored yet another brilliant goal with enviable ease. In the 59th minute at Stamford Bridge, Frank Lampard laid the ball off for Luiz well outside the box and the Brazilian curled a shot that dipped down from the top corner in a way that probably made David Beckham jealous.
Liverpool forward Luis Suarez is a transfer target for Atletico Madrid should Radamel Falcao move to Chelsea in the summer. It is widely reported that Falcao will move to the Blues in the summer with Roman Abramovich ready to pay his £50m release clause. The Express reports that they will look to use Suarez victimization in England as way of persuading him to move to La Liga where he may feel more comfortable.
As you would have already seen in the media and posted earlier today on this blog here, it's be reported that Roman Abramovich has sanctioned a mega deal for Radamel Falcao to bring him to Stamford Bridge this summer alongside Jose Mourinho. In light of the speculation, Fernando Torres is also featured in the media as he was questioned about the signing of Falcao, his own form and his Chelsea future and he responded by saying:
"When you play for Chelsea you're always hoping big names come, and the big names are always related with Chelsea.
"Yeah, why not? You don't know, but that's my idea."
That was Fernando Torres' response at a Europa League press conference yesterday when asked if he would still be at Stamford Bridge next season. What the £50Mmillion Man meant at the end, really, was "I'm not so sure.
What can Chelsea learn from Bayern Munich? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Bayern Munich are set to take on Barcelona in the Champions League semifinals on Tuesday night, with the Bavarians still in search of a momentous treble. It was Chelsea who faced the Catalan giants at the same stage last season, before overcoming Bayern on penalties in the competition finale.
Sunday is yet another massive game for Chelsea Football Club. We head to our old rivals Liverpool needing another three points if we are to cement our position within the top four with Tottenham playing Manchester City this weekend.
The other night with a rotated team, Rafa Benitez guided Chelsea to an impressive 3-0 away win at Fulham albeit after a nervy start.
The Chelsea 2013/2014 kit was today revealed after the club teased their fans for just under a month with the now famous paint shoot. The 2013/2014 kit is typically blue without a collar but clean and classic. It features a v-neck with a white stripe as well as the classic adidas stripes down the sleeves.
Here's your first look at Chelsea's campaign for their new 2013/14 kit which will be available at the end of the season. Naturally, it has all the ingredients necessary to coax fans to spend exorbitant amounts on jerseys. What better way to do it than pulling at your emotional heartstrings?
Chelsea 2013-14 home kit is launched & it's blue! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Earlier this month, adidas launched a new campaign called 'It's Blue, What Else Matters' to celebrate the launch of the 2013-14 Chelsea home kit. The campaign aimed to encourage fans to go 'all in' and buy the new kit without seeing it.
So after a great three points against Fulham, Chelsea now prepare to take on Liverpool at Anfield in the televised game on Sunday. For Rafa Benitez it will be a special day as he returns as manager of the opposition for the first time since his departure.
For Fernando Torres it's also a fixture that means more than most, but as per the image above, he has struggled in this fixture of late and although I can't see him starting in this one, he will be looking to put one over his old club.
Chelsea have unveiled the new home kit at the scene of a Smurf massacre. David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Fernando Torres and Oscar are all implicated in the vicious and sustained attack on the Smurfs, with the Stamford Bridge old guard are conspicuous in their absence from the main publicity photo for the new kit.
Fernando Torres has, once again, found some form. So once again, the whispers start. Is he back? Has 2008 Fernando Torres, with flying hair, lightning pace, and deadly finishing ability, returned for good? We should know better. We've only played Torres Roulette thirteen or fourteen times since the mercurial striker came to Stamford Bridge in a deadline-day betrayal in 2010.
Chelsea's hopes of winning a fifth FA Cup title in seven seasons was destroyed after they lost 2-1 against Manchester City on Sunday. Chelsea were completely outplayed by Roberto Mancini's men in the first half. Sergei Aguero and Samir Nasri gave City a commanding two-goal lead in the match. It looked like Chelsea would be going out of the competition with a whimper.
1. This wasn't a round of Premier League fixtures: it was the world's best attended leaving do. Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, Paul Scholes, Jamie Carragher, Michael Owen, Steve Harper, Rafa Benitez and Mark Halsey were all saying goodbye. 2. Fergie won't be forgetting his final game in management for a while.
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Still with a comfortable 13-point lead in the table, Man United left Upton Park with just a 2-2 draw against West Ham because they are desperate to feel the distant memory of domestic competition. That whimsical mood was shared by West Ham striker Andy Carroll.
Perhaps inspired by Fernando Torres' improved form while wearing a superhero mask, Carroll attempted to prove his worth by flying like a dragon crossed with a unicorn.