With Demba Ba, Samuel Eto'o Frank Lampard and David Luiz among the names to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, Jose Mourinho is already working to slim down the squad to balance out the new arrivals. However, we can expect more ‘pruning' before the campaign starts but who are the men most likely to be sold ahead of the big kick off?
Arguably the biggest mistake of our summer was to let Romelu Lukaku leave on loan this season. With Danny Sturridge struggling with injuries and form, Fernando Torres stepping out from behind the shadow of Didier Drogba was finally given the chance to be our main man and things haven't played out as we would have liked.
The most exciting part of the teams framework is the attacking three who support the main striker. These guys have a job to do in both halves of the pitch and the defensive aspect of the game is as important as their work going forward.
We saw the combination of Mata, Hazard and Oscar (MAZACAR) under Di Matteo flourish at the beginning of the season with everyone (including me) raving about them.
After Victor's Drogba-Esq header against Shaktar in the Champions League, he has been the name on many football fan's lips, everyone has had their say about what they think of our Â£9m man. Although arguably none know him better than his former manager Roberto Martinez, who heaped praise upon the Nigerian international.
Without question, Juan Mata has been our best player for the last two seasons! He has deserved every single award he has been given playing as our "Number ten". You do have to wonder after comments made by Jose Mourinho, if we will see Mata feature as a wide player on the right, coming into the inside?
Moses started his Liverpool career in bright fashion scoring a wonderful goal in his debut against Swansea. However after the loss of Coutinho and Rodgers switching to the 3-5-2 formation where Mosss is given the No 10 role, the 22 year old seems unable to adjust with his new duties.
Moses is more like a direct winger who likes to run at fullbacks and beat them rather than being the no 10 playing in between the lines or dropping into midfield to help build the play from deep.
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Jonjo Shelvey played a part in all four goals as his current club Swansea drew 2-2 with former club Liverpool. The England international look set for the perfect reunion with the side he left this summer when he broke into the box and scored the opener after just two minutes. But he then managed two [.
Mamadou Sakho trains at Melwood on Friday afternoon #LFC pic.twitter.com/mZIHSnGVl0 Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 13, 2013 Some of Liverpool's new signings and one or two old timers have been in training at Melwood today. Victor Moses trains with his new teammates at Melwood #LFC pic.twitter.com/eNQDJpTHVg Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 13, 2013 [.
New Liverpool signing Victor Moses says striker Daniel Sturridge convinced him to make the move. The 22-year-old decided to press ahead with a loan switch to Anfield after his former Chelsea team-mate told he would "love it" at the Reds. The day after speaking to Sturridge, Moses decided to press ahead with the move.
Liverpool Football Club is delighted to announce the season-long loan signing of Chelsea forward Victor Moses. pic.twitter.com/1N7PT2fXGU Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 2, 2013 Liverpool have completed the loan signing of Chelsea's Victor Moses. The Nigeria international was widely expected to move to Anfield after being spotted in the crowd for yesterday's victory over Manchester [.
As soon as Chelsea announced the signing of Willian and despite the worrying rumours about Juan Mata, it became clear that one of our attacking midfielders in the squad would be leaving. Despite an impressive pre season being one of the outstanding players, Victor Moses today will sign for Liverpool on loan for the season.
The likes of Oscar, Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle can expect to do plenty of running this season. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been talking fairly candidly about his tactical plans for the season ahead and it involves a trio of attacking midfielders working very hard as the first line of defence.
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No one could have ever imagined the impact Victor Moses would have on the Chelsea team so quickly after signing for us at the beginning of the season.
If anything, Chelsea have been pigeoned holed into playing the 4-2-3-1 formation and after a slow start, Moses has become an almost integral part of our starting eleven next to Juan Mata and Eden Hazard.
Being a cameraman at top level football can't be easy given the pace of the game. But the situation isn't helped by pesky so-and-so's like Victor Moses who insist on jumping out of shot all the time. The cameraman at Chelsea vs Southampton's FA Cup third round clash thought he was perfectly placed to capture [.
I have to say before Rafa Benitez turned up, most of the talk about Chelsea was one of two things. Firstly the amount of goals we had conceded and how open we had been at the back and secondly, the combination of Mata, Hazard and Oscar - MAZACAR.
The attacking threat Chelsea have is immense compared to other teams and we all spent our time raving about finally having the entertaining football that Roman Abramovich has craved in all these years.
A very wet Elland Road hosted Leeds and Chelsea on Wednesday evening in a Capital One Cup showdown that would see the winner through to the semi-finals. Leeds jumped out to an early start after the half hour mark through Luciano Becchio but were unable to hold on to that lead through the ninety minutes.
Rafa Benitez faces another important test in his young Chelsea career as his side take on NordsjÃ¦lland in the final day of the Champions League group stage tonight. The Blues will require a win in their own match to allow qualification to the knockout stages, as well as the result to go their way in the Juventus/Shakhtar Donetsk match.
La Juventus riscatta la sconfitta con l'Inter e, nella 4/a giornata di Champions, travolge il Nordsjaelland (che aveva imposto il pari ai bianconeri in Danimarca, ndr) a Torino per 4 a 0. Apre le marcature Marchisio, raddoppia Vidal (con la complicit dei danesi, ndr), allunga Giovinco e chiude Quagliarella per il poker finale.
If you missed last night's match at Stamford Bridge then you really missed something special. Despite a convincing performance, Shakhtar Donetsk fell to a late Victor Moses goal, which secured all three points for Chelsea. Both teams played remarkably well and the match was a true testament to how exciting the Champions League has become.
Now everyone is back in training and with the season being back in full swing now, it will be more than interesting to see RDM's team selection tomorrow afternoon. Let's not forget, Chelsea start their defence of the Champions League in midweek against Juventus and I just wonder if RDM has THAT game in mind as he makes his final decision as to who starts tomorrow.
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has vowed to take the UEFA Super Cup seriously, stressing that
he'll be playing his big names in the pursuit of another trophy. Chelsea enter the competition as
defending Champions League winners, and will go up against Europa League victors Atletico
The match takes place on Friday in Monaco, and the Blues enter it in fine form after three
successive Premier League wins.
Chelsea have taken their summer spending past the Â£80million mark as Roman Abramovich has
obviously been reinvigorated after winning the Champions League last season.
On Friday, Chelsea sealed the Â£7m capture of Spanish right back Cesar Azpilicueta, 22, from
Marseille on Friday and finalised the Â£9m transfer of Wigan forward Victor Moses after he passed a
Just a quicky to let y'all know that Chelsea have just confirmed that they have completed the
signing of Spanish right-back Cesar Azpilicueta (Ath-peely-kway-ter) from Marseille for the
princely sum of Â£7 million, with the former Osasuna man signing a five-year deal at Stamford
Nigeria's Africa Cup of Nations squad will be offered a week of free sex if they bring the trophy home. An organisation representing the country's sex workers says Chelsea star Victor Moses and his team-mates will be entitled to freebies for a week providing they win the tournament. Jessica Elvis, national secretary of the [.
Chelsea take on Atletico Madrid tonight in Monaco in the UEFA Super Cup and this is one we all want
to win. After winning the Champions League last term, we have the Super Cup and the World Club Cup
to fight for this season and make no mistake, RDM and the Chelsea boys want both these titles!.
First up tonight is Madrid and they are an impressive side.
Southampton 0-2 Wigan Athletic Premier League 25 August 2012
Playing in their first home game in the top tier in seven seasons, the Saints were looking to
give their fans something to celebrate. However, an impressive display by visitors Wigan spoiled
the party and gave Roberto Martinez's side a deserved victory.
Maurice Edu's move to Stoke City is not complete yet, but Rangers manager Ally McCoist confirmed
that the move is still in the works.Â
"I'm led to believe the Maurice Edu transfer to Stoke is still ongoing," McCoist told Sky
Sports. "If and when that happens, he will go with our best wishes, but I don't think there has
been anything concrete done with that at the moment.
Roberto Di Matteo said in his press conference yesterday that he doesn't think anyone will leave
the club in this transfer window but I disagree. Yossi Benayoun begs to differ with comments he
"I will announce something soon on my future as I am taking time on my decision and
want to make the right one,"
I do think that Benayoun would act as squad cover for one of our three attacking midfield positions
but it's obvious that someone of his experience would want first team football.
In part 2 of the loan report we look at the next group of Chelsea youngsters who tried to make their way in the world of first team professional football including some Premier League loan moves:
Oriol Romeu: When Romeu joined Chelsea there was a lot of optimism about him and he initially did very well putting in some good performances for Chelsea and then picked up an injury that would hold him back.
Any little crumb of good luck that Arsenal get this season is extremely welcome, because it will be more than balanced out by the mountain of bad luck that Arsene Wenger and the players have had to deal with. But, whereas injuries have caused us nothing but trouble this season, tomorrow's game might actually be [.
Throughout the 2010 World Cup in South Africa there were calls to ban the vuvuzela, primarily because of the ear drum-persecuting drone that they insist upon. Now there's an even more pressing reason to cork the plastic horns one has been used to assault a match official! The sour note happened in the first [.