Was the Fernando Torres miss vs Olimpija Ljubljana the worst yet? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The fall of Fernando Torres has been on of the most eagerly discussed topics in football ever since his record £50m move from Liverpool to Chelsea back in 2011, with the Spain striker having gone from predatory super-striker to calamitous, open-goal-missing joke.
Fabregas And Costa Shine On Debut As Chelsea Win 2-1 In Slovenia - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Debutants Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa put in impressive displays as Chelsea overturned a half-time deficit to beat NK Olimpija Ljubljana 2-1 in their pre-season friendly in Slovenia. Fabregas set up Costa for the equaliser 10 minutes into the second half before defender Kurt Zouma scored the winner 8 minutes later.
Olimpija v Chelsea 2014 Highlights Friendly Costa Zouma Goals Ljubljana Torres miss Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Olimpija v Chelsea 2014 Highlights Friendly Costa Zouma Goals Ljubljana Torres miss Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Olimpija Ljubljana vs Chelsea 2014 ( NK Olimpija Chelsea VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Olimpija vs Chelsea 1-2 (Kapun/Costa, Zouma) Stadion Stozice- 27 July, 2014- Pre-season friendly Diego Costa scores [.
Why Didier Drogba's shock return to Chelsea makes perfect sense - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's been one hell of a transfer window for Chelsea Football Club. After a trophy less campaign, it hasn't taken manager Jose Mourinho to wring the changes and turn the Blues into a formidable-looking force.
After my previous post showing Diego Costa and Filipe Luis in their Chelsea colours at the Airport today, here now is a photo of new signing Cesc Fabregas chatting to Fernando Torres before they board the flight to Austria.
How do you think Cesc Fabregas will do for Chelsea this season?
As the Cesc Fabregas transfer to Chelsea is something that looks like being completed, I am beginning to wonder if Jose Mourinho really wants him at Chelsea and if it's hierarchy here that actually wants to sign him.
There have been plenty of reports of Cesc Fabregas leaving Barcelona for Chelsea and in recent days that has intensified.
Fernando Torres is featured heavily today in the media after an interview was published in France. In that interview he re-iterates his desire to work hard to prove to Jose Mourinho that he could be the main man once again.
Everyone has their opinion on Torres. I have backed Torres to the hilt for the most part of his time at Chelsea but there was a turning point during the course of last season.
Much has been said of the future of Fernando Torres this season and especially on this blog. With the manager openly slating our current strike force on more than one occasion, it seemed that Torres was likely to leave this summer. In a surprising change of tact, Jose Mourinho has stated that he believes Torres will stay at Chelsea next season.
Chelsea took the spoils in Wales yesterday afternoon in a game described by most as a non event really. Goals from Andre Schurrle and Fernando Torres ensured Chelsea avoided embarrassment against the already relegated Cardiff after Craig Bellamy's deflected effort had given our opponents the lead.
Fernando Torres to stay at Chelsea? Twitter Reacts 'Please, Just Leave!' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has lived rather a cursed life at Stamford Bridge.
Having arrived in a blaze of glory in January 2011, with the Chelsea faithful dying to see how well the Spaniard would link up with their resident blunderbuss Didier Drogba, Torres' Chelsea career has spiraled downwards in such an embarrassing way that he has become one of the great mysteries of the modern Premier League era: Where did the superstriker Fernando Torres go?
Premier League Final Day Fixtures: Predicting Perfect Pandemonium - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Time flies when you're having fun. This is certainly the overwhelming sentiment when talking about this season's Premier League campaign.
With more twists and turns than a sped-up ivy vine, the English top flight has once again succeeded in captivating it's baying public, with both ends of the table putting on a show of epic proportions.
Inter looking to strengthen squad with one of Torres & Lamela - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
As we are approaching the end of the season, Inter are starting to consider their objectives for the upcoming transfer window. In attack, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, they are deciding between going for a pure striker or a number 10.
Fernando Torres' Chelsea future is always up for debate and this morning it has taken another twist with Corriere dello Sport reporting that Inter Milan are looking to secure a season long loan for the Spaniard with a view to signing him on a permanent deal for just £10m this time next year!
VIDEO: Club reveals TEN 'Chelsea Goal of the Season' candidates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The candidates for the 'Chelsea Goal of the Season' have been announced, with ten cracking efforts vying for the prize.
The Blues have certainly scored some stunners this season, with the likes of Fernando Torres, Oscar and Samuel Eto'o in the running for best goal, which will be revealed during a lavish gala dinner on May 12th.
Chelsea Latest: Atletico Madrid desperate to keep €40m super-striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In yet another twist in the ever-evolving Diego Costa transfer saga, it has been reportedthat Atletico Madrid are working on a contact extension for the €40m man, with the Brazilian's summer move to Stamford Bridge far from being a sure thing.
Chelsea Transfers: Will Jose Mourinho sell five of his best players this summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With Chelsea rather unceremoniouslydumped out of the Champions League the slick Atletico Madrid this week, Jose Mourinho is not only facing his first ever full Chelsea campaign without silverware, but also a summer of discontent that could see a host of top names depart Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea's Champions League dreams were once again left in ruins as Atletico Madrid set up a Champions League final against city rivals Real Madrid after coming from behind to win 3-1 at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have reached the Champions League semi-finals an amazing seven of the last 11 seasons, but have only progressed to the final twice, winning one.
Sometimes in football you just have to hold your hands up and accept that we have been beaten by the better team. Tonight at Stamford Bridge, Diego Simeone's side took full advantage of Chelsea defensive errors and punished us - Fair play!
Chelsea had made the breakthrough after around 35 minutes of the first half after some good work from Willian and Cesar Azpilicueta.
For the first time in UEFA Champions League history, two teams from the same city will face off in the final.
On Wednesday afternoon in London, Atletico Madrid put in a complete performance with a 3-1 victory vs. Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, as goals from Adrian, Diego Costa, and Arda Turan lead Atleti to the Champions League final.
VIDEO: Was Chelsea's last semi-final goal the most dramatic of all time? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With the second leg of Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid just around the corner, we thought it might be fun to highlight the last goal the Blues scored at this stage of the competition, and ask whether Chelsea fans have ever witnessed a more dramatic goal?
Chelsea Player Ratings vs Atletico Madrid Mikel and Cole superb - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea battled to a goalless draw in the Spanish capital against Atletico Madrid tonight, with Jose Mourinho's side 90 minutes away from a place in the Champions League final in Lisbon.
The Blues defended strongly throughout the encounter, and although many will claim Chelsea 'parked the bus tonight', there can be no denying the merits of keeping Atletico Madrid from scoring in the Vicente Calderon, something only Barcelona and Real Madrid have managed to do this season before tonight.
With Samuel Eto'o left behind, the comments made by Jose Mourinho about Fernando Torres were key and I am wondering if Mourinho plans to start with a "False Nine" again tonight against Atletico Madrid.
Of course Torres could start, so could Demba Ba for that matter but for me with doubts remaining over the match fitness of Eden Hazard, Mourinho could come up with a tactical surprise in the first leg.
Prendono il via questa sera, con la gustosa sfida tra i Colchoneros di Diego Pablo Simeone e i Blues di Josè Mourinho, le semifinali di Champions League. Andata al Vicente Calderon, prima tappa a Madrid (che sar grande palcoscenico domani nello scontro tra titani, tra il Real di Ancelotti e il Bayern dell'ex Barca, Guardiola, [.
Spain 2014 World Cup squad is a post from: Just Football
Spain coach Vincente Del Bosque has remained loyal to the players who have brought the country so much success over the last 6 years, with Fernando Torres and David Villa both selected in this rather familiar Spanish squad.
Diego Costa's gamble to play in the UEFA Champions League final was unsuccessful, leaving him sidelined for another two weeks as he rehabs his hamstring injury.
Costa is included in Spain's 30-man roster for the World Cup, but a decision whether to keep him on the final 23-man roster will come at the last minute, according to Spain head coach Vicente Del Bosque.
While so much attention has been placed on Barcelona's academy system, one of the most overlooked stories of the past decade has been the incredible line of world-class strikers that have come through the Atletico Madrid system. Not all of them started their careers at the Spanish club, but the Spanish club has definitely made a difference in their careers, giving them the encouragement and experience necessary to take the next step up.
Paralysis by analysis. This was ultimately the downfall of Vicente Del Bosque. Of late, Spain has had an embarrassment of riches in soccer talent. And instead of a blessing, this ultimately proved to be a curse in disguise.
Two years ago at the European Championship we saw signs of this.