Chelsea star Eden Hazard is an early doubt for their crucial top-of-the-table clash at Liverpool. The Blues travel to Anfield on April 27 and Hazard faces a race to be fit in time. Belgian winger Hazard limped off in the 17th minute of last night's Champions League win over Paris Saint Germain. Manager Jose Mourinho [.
Chelsea advanced to the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday with a 2-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain that came as a result of a late goal from substitute forward Demba Ba. The triumph pulled Chelsea level on aggregate at 3-3, but the Blues advanced on away goals.
Chelsea and Jose Mourinho dare to dream of European glory once more after overcoming a two-goal deficit to advance to the Champions League semi-finals at the expense of Paris Saint-Germain.
Mourinho raced down the touchline in celebration of substitute Demba Ba's 87th-minute goal, which secured the 2012 winners a 2-0 win and a place in the last four for a seventh time in 11 years courtesy of Eden Hazard's away goal in the first leg.
In the second legs of the UEFA Champions League matches between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain & Borussia Dortmund versus Real Madrid, two of the teams had a convincing aggregate lead with PSG ahead 3-1 from the first match, and Real Madrid in the lead with a 3-0 win in Spain. But would both teams advance to the semi-finals of Europe's top club competition?
Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against PSG - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea take on French Champions Paris Saint Germain in the second leg of the quarter finals of the Champions League at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night as the Blues try to claw back from a 3-1 loss inflicted on them a week ago at Paris.
Jose Mourinho: Best man to lead Chelsea into PSG battle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jose Mourinho, known for his tactically meticulous management, 12-page dossiersandhis propensity to not leave a scone unturned. Without doubt, he is the most suited to guide Chelsea into the Champions League semi-finals.
Chelsea's darling boy targeted by PSG - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
News emerged this week that Chelsea bossJose Mourinho is likely to have to sell to help raise funds to sign a big-name centre-forward.And now, after seeing this as an opportunity to get their man, League 1 champions PSG have stepped up their chase for Oscar.
In Chelsea's 3-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, Jose Mourinho set up his Blues side without a recognizable striker in the starting XI. This tactic, while unconventional, worked for 55 minutes to maintain some possession and create occasional scoring opportunities on the counter-attack.
Mourinho fumes as defensive errors cost Chelsea! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea will be bitterly disappointed as the 3-1 defeat in Paris against PSG now makes it three defeats in the last four Chelsea fixtures for the west London club. It is however, more the manner of the loss and in particular the poor defending on each of the French teams' goals that will annoy Jose Mourinho the most.
In his post-match interview, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho described the goals that his team conceded in the 3-1 loss to Paris Saint Germain as sloppy and ridiculous.
Mourinho was disappointed with the poor clearance that resulted in the first goal, the free kick that was conceded that led to the second goal (an own goal) and poor defending for the final goal by Paris Saint-Germain, where Javier Pastore dribbled past three Chelsea defenders to slot the ball into the back of the net.
After yesterday's entertaining matches between Barcelona-Atletico Madrid and Manchester United-Bayern Munich, we have two more treats in store today with the clash between "The Special One" and "The Only One" (PSG vs Chelsea) as well as another Real Madrid-Borussia Dortmund game (the two teams that always seem to face each other each year).
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.
Chelsea duo will cost Â£300m claims Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jose Mourinho has his own way of dealing things. The Portuguese has responded to speculations that French outfit, Paris Saint Germain are looking to sign two of his star players, Oscar and Eden hazard, by claiming, Chelsea would sell for onlyÂ£300m.
PSG trying to lure Chelsea's golden duo? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In less than a week's time, along with other members of the squad, Oscar and Eden Hazard will be heading to France and PSG. Reports today however suggest that the French club would like to make the stay of those two particular players more permanent.
Chelsea star to be offered new Â£200k-a-week deal to stay at the Bridge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea's Eden Hazard has been hitting the headlines this season with consistently brilliant performances for the Blues, and with a number of European big-guns reportedly keeping watch over him as we approach the summer transfer window, the Belgian is set to be offered a bumper new deal to stay in the Premier League.
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.
Manchester United linked with former Chelsea powerhouse - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have been linked with a move for PSG defender Alex, with David Moyes set to instigate a complete overhaul of his defence in the summer.
Alex is named, in a typically manic report from the Guardian, as just one of a great many potential United targets,with the club approaching arguably the most important transfer market in their recent history.
Reports over the weekend suggested that Chelsea midfielder Oscar could be on his way to Paris Saint-Germain in a Â£40m deal. That's not going to happen. As most teams insist on possession based systems, most successful playmakers are similar. They are usually more efficient in limited spaces think Andres Iniesta, David Silva and Mario [.
Â£40m not enough to lure Chelsea's golden boy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When Jose Mourinho decided to cash in on 'bench-warmer' Juan Mata to the tune of some Â£37m or so of Manchester United's money, it was with the stated intention of building his team around his preferred 'number ten', Oscar.
Arsenal Eye Move for â‚¬20m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal have quality midfielders like Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlainin their ranks but all have struggled to cope with the injuries throughout their career. And now, looking to the future, a report coming out of Italy claims Arsene Wenger is eyeing Marco Verratti of PSG as potentially crucial to their rebuilding.
Not good enough for me! Â£55m striker rejects Manchester United move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United may have overcome the odds last night to progress to the Champions League quarter final, but it seems one heroic win is not enough to paper over the cracks, with main summer target Edinson Cavani reportedly rejecting a move to Old Trafford, having been unimpressed with the current standard of football at the club.
The Transfer Lens: Robin van Persie to Juventus? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The struggles of reigning Premier League champions Manchester United have been well documented, with David Moyes' struggles to recapture the form of previous seasons a fascinating sub-plot to one of the most exciting seasons for many years.
We have the first four of the eight Champions League quarterfinalists, as Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain all booked their place in the final eight after their respective second leg ties this week.
There were no major upsets in this quartet of last 16 encounters, but the contests certainly gave us food for thought as we edge ever closer to the final in Lisbon on Saturday 25 May.
French midfielder Paul Pogba could be the most sought after transfer target of the summer.
Both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have made the 20-year-old Juventus man their No. 1 target this summer, and according to a report in Gazzetta Dello Sport, PSG presidentNasser Al-Khelaifi has already met in person with Juventus president Andrea Agnelli.