Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland: Three key observations as the Blues throw it all away - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea's assistant coach Rui Faira became the personification of every Blues fan's raging emotions when he completely lost it right after Sunderland's winning penalty at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
Five strikers who could solve Chelsea's forward dilemma - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Over the course of this season Chelsea's midfield has done a sterling job of covering up for the fact that their strike force has woefully under-performed.
Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o have managed to muster just 16 goals in the Premier League between them, a figure that Liverpool's Luis Suarez has achieved almost twice over single-handedly.
According to the Italian sports daily Tuttosport, Inter have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Chelsea flop Fernando Torres on loan next season.
It is common knowledge that Inter are in the market for a big name striker this summer and it looks like they will do former boss Jose Mourinho a favor and take the misfiring Spanish striker off his hands.
Chelsea have revealed their new home kit for the 2014/15 season and it's a slightly hoopy number. The traditional royal blue is combined with a darker shade in horizontal stripes, with the darker blue dominating the lower half of the shirt. Perhaps most surprisingly, Fernando Torres, who is almost certain to leave the Blues [.
Chelsea are facing the prospect of paying Â£10m to entice Fernando Torres to quit the club having spent Â£50m bringing him to Stamford Bridge. The Spain international has failed to find his top form since the big-money switch from Liverpool in 2011 and manager Jose Mourinho has been burning his bridges to Torres in [.
Liverpool Legend Condemns 'Terrible' Chelsea Attacker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has attacked Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, claiming that even his teammates at Anfield were negative when discussing his footballing abilities.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Murphy laid in to the much maligned Spaniard, saying that the 30-year-old can have no excuses for his dismal Stamford Bridge career, and that he is NOT a technically gifted striker,
"Over the last couple of years he's got no excuses.
Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against PSG Torres To Lead The Line - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea face PSG in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final on Wednesday night at the Parc des Princes.
Chelsea will be desperate to put the horror loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend behind them with a win in the French capital, but PSG are a formidable foe, and boast the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and reported Blues target Edinson Cavani in their ranks.
Ashley Cole, Mohamed Salah, Nemanja Matic and Samuel Eto'o are all out of Chelsea's trip to Paris tomorrow night but we have both Ramires and Willian back from suspension. I am asking you who should start tomorrow night? In my opinion, out of the four areas of our team formation, two of those areas have pretty much become a straightforward and automatic selection.
Jose Mourinho has had enough if reports are to be believed. He has constantly bemoaned his strike force towards the latter stages of the season and it seems that he had decided that one way or another, Fernando Torres will leave Chelsea.
We have seen with the Juan Mata situation that Jose Mourinho looks at the players HE wants at this club and he doesn't care for sentiment.
Mourinho's axe hangs over Chelsea squad as summer approaches - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The revolving door at the exit of Stamford Bridge could be spinning pretty regularly this summer if Jose Mourinho goes ahead with a drastic overhaul of his squad, which could mean up to a dozen players leaving the club.
Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea: Three Key Talking Points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea slumped to a potentially costly defeat away to Crystal Palace this afternoon, with a John Terry own goal dealing a near fatal blow to their title aspirations.
The Blues came into the match on the back of a fabulous 6-0 win at home to rivals Arsenal, and they were expected to inflict a similar scoreline on a relegation threatened Palace, increasing their lead at the top of the league to four points before Manchester City and Liverpool faced tricky fixtures later this weekend.
According to various sources in the media, Chelsea have opened negotiations with Diego Costa's representatives ahead of a Â£40m transfer at the end of the season. After the player turned down a move during the January transfer window it seems that Chelsea are pushing for a deal to be agreed before the World Cup.
Fernando Torres reveals admiration for Atletico boss Simeone - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has talked of his respect and admiration for former teammate and current Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, and refused to rule out a move back to the La Liga side in the near future.
Rooney vs Chelsea? Mourinho vs Madrid? English duo await Champions League draw - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United took their place in the Champions League quarter final draw by seeing off Olympiakos on Wednesday night, with arguably Europe's strongest eight set to send shock-waves across the footballing world over the coming months.
Jose Mourinho's All Time Best Chelsea XI - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge last summer for his second period in charge of Chelsea. Before the relationship with club owner Roman Abramovich broke down in 2007 and the Portuguese left the club, the Blues had enjoyed two trophy-laden years and seemed on the cusp of breaking the stranglehold of Manchester United over the Premier League.
Chelsea defeated Fulham at Craven Cottage after an inspired second half performance from Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle.
This was always a game we needed to win. It's games such as these that matter just as much as the big games. Heading into kick off we knew that if we could just get three points to keep the pressure on Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool, it would be fantastic after a difficult week travelling backwards and forwards to Istanbul.
Waste of Money The player Chelsea simply MUST sell this summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Is this a break up? Well, it certainly should be. In any relationship there should be equal amounts of give and take. Despite probably genuine efforts to the contrary, this certainly hasn't been the case with the case with Chelsea and Fernando Torres however.
PHOTO: Torres gives Chelsea priceless away goal vs Galatasaray - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea managed a 1-1 draw in their Champions League last 16 tie against Galatasaray tonight, with Fernando Torres giving the Blues a priceless away goal in Turkey.
The Spaniard pounced on Cesar Azpilicueta's inviting pullback on the ninth minute to put the Blues a goal to the good, and while Galatasaray scored a deserved equaliser throughAurelien Chedjou in the second half, Torres' early away goal keeps Chelsea in the driving seat ahead of the second leg on the 18th March.
Chelsea: Why you sold Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Even at the time, it seemed like an odd bit of business. Liverpool under new manager Brendan Rodgers were beginning to gain a bit of momentum as the Northern irishman sought to return the club to its former glories.
Possible Chelsea Starting Line-Up Against Everton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea will take on Everton on Saturday lunch time in the Premier League, where the Blues will be looking to maintain their impressive home record this season with another victory.
Not only do the Blues have not lost a single game at home this season but their record against Everton at the Stamford Bridge is equally terrific â€“ the Londoners are undefeated in their last 19 home matches against the Toffees in all competitions.
Chelsea/Barcelona Best XI: How Mourinho fairs against Barca's 'worst team' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ok Jose, I'll bite.
The outspoken Chelsea boss has hit the headlines recently with his ill-advised attack on Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, and now he has stoked the fires ahead of Barcelona's Champions League second round tie against Manchester City by claiming the Spanish giants are currently at their weakest point for 'many years',
"Of course by history Barcelona is the favourite, but this Barcelona, this season, is showing that it is not the same in previous years," Mourinho told ITV,
"Of course, they have [Lionel] Messi he is special and they have more than him.
Chelsea's pursuit of Â£35m star could mean Torres exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
During the January transfer window, pundits curious as to why Chelsea were not pursuing a top-class striker to fill the gaping hole in their squad had their questions on the subject parried by Jose Mourinho saying that in the summer the plan would become clear.
According to reports in Spain, Chelsea failed with a bid to sign Diego Costa last month. This summer, Chelsea are preparing to offer Â£20m plus Fernando Torres to get the deal done!
Once again I have to emphasise that these are only reports and could have little substance whatsoever but let's just think about it as if it does for the time being, could you see something like this happening?
The Chelsea future of Fernando Torres is unclear. Despite the player stating that he wants to stay and fight for his future here under Jose Mourinho, the press still believe that he could be on his way at the end of the season.
In the past few days, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan have confirmed their interest in signing Torres if Jose Mourinho decided to sell him this summer.
Everton's Goodison Park hosted an "Evening of Spanish Football" last week that saw three iconic figures in the Spanish game share their opinions with an audience of hundreds.
On stage, Sky Sports' Spanish soccer expert Guillem Balague, Real Madrid legend Fernando Hierro and editor of Spanish newspaper AS, Alfredo Relaño, offered typically insightful and highly intriguing opinions on a host of matters.
Too often in football, clubs do not get what they paid for when they sign players. If they're lucky, they get more than they ever bargained for. When Kenny Dalglish was at Liverpool, he felt that the record-breaking departure of Fernando Torres should be followed by a capture of a physical target striker who could [.
Champions League key factor for Liverpool to lure Jan Vertonghen - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool's impressive progress this season has not only seen them register their credentials as legitimate title contenders, but also as a target for for players aspiring to play in the Champions' League.
As you would have seen and read almost everywhere over the last couple of days, the future of Fernando Torres is under increased scrutiny. This afternoon in his pre match press conference, Jose Mourinho backed his man for the remaining games of the season.
When asked of Torres, speculation of his future and if he still has a future at Stamford Bridge beyond this season, Mourinho said:
The Simpson family best invest in a larger sofa because the Chelsea family have rolled into Springfield. The Blues are the latest club to be â€˜Simpsonised' by creator Matt Groening and will feature in a line of new merchandise as well as a special World Cup episode of the long-running US cartoon, in which Homer will become a referee in Brazil.