Mourinho: Hazard Can Be Great

by wilsonreport on September 17, 2014

mourinhoChelsea manager Jose Mourinho has called on Eden Hazard to prove his talent as one of the greatest players of his generation on the eve of the Blues’ UEFA Champions League Group G opener with Schalke.

The Portuguese boss expects the Belgian playmaker, signed from Lille in 2012, to agree a new contract despite having three years to run on his existing deal, as a reward for his ever-increasing influence at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho was at times critical of Hazard last season, perhaps because he felt the forward was capable of so much more.

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Mourinho Calls Diego Costa ‘A Special Player’

by wilsonreport on September 14, 2014

mourinhoChelsea manager Jose Mourinho hailed Diego Costa as “a special player” after he fired a hattrick in the 4-2 win against Swansea to take his tally to seven goals in just four games since his summer arrival from Atletico Madrid.

Costa’s goals dragged Chelsea out of a tricky position as they fell behind to a confident Swansea side at Stamford Bridge, with Mourinho oozing with praise for his lead striker.

“He is a special player,” said Mourinho. “He is one of the best strikers in football at this moment. We have an attacking team, a team that creates a lot and we have a team that creates a lot of chances for a striker.

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Diego Costa 4/1 To Break Premier League Scoring Record

by wilsonreport on September 14, 2014

diego-costaDiego Costa’s free-scoring start to the season has prompted Sky Bet to open betting on him breaking the Premier League goalscoring record for a single season, with the Chelsea striker 4/1 to enter the history books in his first campaign by scoring 35 goals.

The 25-year-old took his tally to seven goals in just four appearances with a hat-trick in Saturday’s 4-2 victory over Swansea and, while Andrew Cole and Alan Shearer’s joint record of 34 goals is some way off, the online bookmaker are wary of taking on the Spain international.

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Chelsea Extend Lead At Top Of Premier League

by wilsonreport on September 14, 2014

stamford-bridgeDiego Costa demonstrated his killer instinct with a hat-trick as Chelsea came from behind to extend their 100 per cent winning start to the Barclays Premier League season with a 4-2 win over Swansea at Stamford Bridge.

Swansea, like Chelsea, opened the season with three wins from three games, and early on the visitors looked more like title challengers than their lethargic hosts.

The lead, courtesy of a John Terry own goal, was just reward for City’s early dominance.

Chelsea’s response was slow in coming, but when it did Costa got his timing spot on, heading in his fifth Premier League goal just before the interval.

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Player Focus – Branislav Ivanovic

by wilsonreport on September 11, 2014

We analyse the Premier League performances of Branislav Ivanovic from the beginning of the 2009/10 season.

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Player Focus – Diego Costa

by wilsonreport on September 11, 2014

We analyse Diego Costa’s Chelsea performances from the 2014/15 Premier League season

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Chelsea vs Swansea Match Preview

by wilsonreport on September 10, 2014

A look at the team statistics, strengths and player ratings of Chelsea and Swansea ahead of their upcoming Premier League encounter.

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Costa Expected To Miss Swansea Match

by wilsonreport on September 9, 2014

diego-costa-cfcChelsea are confident Diego Costa will not be a long-term casualty after the striker suffered a hamstring injury last week.

The striker, who has scored four goals in Chelsea’s three Barclays Premier League games so far, withdrew from Spain’s squad to face Macedonia with a hamstring injury on Friday.

Costa is back in London and the Blues’ medical team have conducted their own tests on the £32million man.

And Chelsea chiefs are hopeful Costa will not be a long-term injury concern for Jose Mourinho.

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Fabregas: I'm committed to Chelsea

by wilsonreport on September 9, 2014

Cesc-ChelseaSpanish international midfielder Cesc Fabregas is fully committed to the “important project” at Chelsea, but maintains he will always hold Arsenal close to his heart. The former Gunners captain feels comfortable working under Blues boss Jose Mourinho, with Arsenal having decided against taking up an option to bring him back from Barcelona to the Emirates Stadium.

Fabregas, 27, joined the Gunners from his boy-hood club as a raw teenager and developed into one of the most dynamic midfielders in the game, before returning to the Nou Camp in August 2011. He won the Spanish La Liga, a Copa del Ray and the FIFA Club World Cup during his three-year spell back in Spain, before sealing a return to the English Premier League with Chelsea this summer.

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Courtois To Sign New Chelsea Deal

by wilsonreport on September 8, 2014

courtois-chelseaChelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed he is close to signing a new contract at Stamford Bridge after beginning the season as Jose Mourinho’s No. 1 ahead of Petr Cech.

Courtois is under contract with Chelsea until 2016, and has reportedly held off on signing a new, improved deal with the Blues until he could gain assurances that he would be the club’s first-choice keeper.

That now appears to be the case, with the Belgian having played all three of Chelsea’s Premier League games so far in this campaign.

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