Mourinho: Terry is a fantastic captain

by wilsonreport on October 19, 2014

Jose Mourinho talks about some of the leadership qualities that John Terry has

{ 0 comments }

Mou Coy On Title Hopes

by wilsonreport on October 19, 2014

mourinhoJose Mourinho believes his unbeaten Chelsea side would be champions elect in any division other than the Premier League after their scintillating start to the season.

The Chelsea coach said his side lacked “balls” in last season’s defeat at Selhurst Park, which led to him conceding the title, but on their return to the ground the Blues recorded their seventh win from eight league matches this term with goals from Oscar and Cesc Fabregas securing a 2-1 victory.

“To win the title — long way to go,” Mourinho said. “If we were in another league, another profile of league, I would say immediately: ‘Yes, we will do it.’

{ 0 comments }

Chelsea Maintain Lead At Top Of Table

by wilsonreport on October 19, 2014

oscar-chelseaOscar and Cesc Fabregas scored sublime goals as Premier League leaders Chelsea overcame troublesome obstacles in winning a fiery derby with Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park.

Diego Costa, scorer of nine goals in his first seven league games, was missing after persistent hamstring trouble in the opening weeks of the season, but Chelsea coped with the 32 million pound Spain striker’s absence.

A brilliant early free-kick by Oscar, excellent throughout, took the pressure off Loic Remy, Costa’s deputy, who was making his first Premier League start for Chelsea.

{ 1 comment }

Courtois cleared of injury

by wilsonreport on October 6, 2014

courtois-chelseaChelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been cleared to play on after undergoing precautionary tests following the head injury he sustained during Sunday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Arsenal.

Courtois played on after requiring treatment for a head knock following a first-half collision with Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, before being replaced after further treatment and departing Stamford Bridge for precautionary scans in hospital.

A Chelsea statement issued on Monday read:

“Chelsea Football Club can confirm Thibaut Courtois went to hospital during our Premier League game against Arsenal yesterday (Sunday) for precautionary tests on a head injury. Those tests came back all clear.

{ 0 comments }

Costa won’t risk fitness on international duty

by wilsonreport on October 6, 2014

Diego Costa has reassured Chelsea he will not play in Spain’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Slovakia and Luxembourg if he is not fully fit.

diego-costaAlthough he has been in prolific goalscoring form for the Blues since his summer move from Atletico Madrid, Costa has been struggling with a hamstring problem since last season and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho revealed recently the 25-year-old was barely training.

Mourinho would also have preferred to see his player rest during the international break in order to receive treatment.

{ 1 comment }

Terry: Nothing won yet

by wilsonreport on October 6, 2014

 

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Final - Bayern Munich v Chelsea - Allianz ArenaJohn Terry is thrilled with Chelsea’s fine start to the Premier League season, but insists it is just that – the beginning.

The Blues have taken a five-point lead over Manchester City into the international break after Sunday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal, their sixth victory from seven games.

Manchester United are eight points behind, with the Gunners and Liverpool nine adrift.

With Jose Mourinho’s history of claiming titles from the front, some are suggesting the Blues’ position is ominous for the rest of the division, but 31 games still remain.

{ 0 comments }

Hazard: Today was very important

by wilsonreport on October 5, 2014

Eden Hazard spoke to Chelsea TV following the Blues 2-0 win over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

{ 2 comments }

Mourinho: I’m very happy with the victory

by wilsonreport on October 5, 2014

Jose Mourinho spoke to Chelsea TV following the Blues 2-0 win over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge

{ 2 comments }

Chelsea Beat Arsenal – Again

by wilsonreport on October 5, 2014

mouvawArsenal manager Arsene Wenger shoved Jose Mourinho as their long-running feud turned physical in a 2-0 win which saw Chelsea take a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

Wenger refused to take a backwards step in the 20th minute after leaving his technical area following Gary Cahill’s tackle from behind on Alexis Sanchez.

Mourinho told the Frenchman to “back off” as their rivalry endured another ugly episode, with the Gunners boss firmly planting two hands on the Portuguese’s chest – risking Football Association disciplinary action – and the pair also eye-balling each other in close quarters.

{ 0 comments }

Team News Ahead Of Arsenal Match

by wilsonreport on October 4, 2014

mourinhoStriker Diego Costa will start for Chelsea in Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Arsenal despite his temperamental hamstrings.

Didier Drogba (ankle), who has scored 13 goals in 14 games against Arsenal, finishing on the losing side once in that time, is out.

Midfielder Ramires (groin) is also absent once more as Chelsea play a third game in nine days.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Cech, Ivanovic, Luis, Fabregas, Zouma, Ake, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Remy, Costa, Matic, Willian, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Boga, Baker, Schwarzer.

{ 0 comments }