Mou Blasts Lazy Chelsea

by David on August 24, 2014

mourinho2Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho felt his side had been “lazy” before recovering to beat Leicester 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues, who opened the Barclays Premier League season with a 3-1 win at Burnley, laboured through the first half against the promoted Foxes, back in the top flight after a decade.

After David Nugent was put clean through only to be denied by a smart save from Thibaut Courtois, again picked ahead of Petr Cech, Chelsea eventually made the breakthrough with a well-taken goal from £32million striker Diego Costa.

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Two Wins Out Of Two For Blues

by David on August 24, 2014

OscarChelsea‘s new striker Diego Costa scored again as the Blues maintained their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season with a 2-0 win over Leicester.

Costa, who had opened his account in the 3-1 victory at Burnley on Monday night, was on hand to convert from close range just after the hour, which ended the brave resistance of the Foxes.

Eden Hazard stroked in a second for Jose Mourinho’s men on 77 minutes.

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Courtois: I hope Cech stays at Chelsea

by David on August 20, 2014

courtois-chelseaChelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois wants Petr Cech to stay at Stamford Bridge – but has no intention of giving back his place in between the posts. Courtois, who is back in London after a successful loan at Atletico Madrid, was selected ahead of long-standing No1 Cech for the season-opening win at Burnley.

The 22-year-old Belgian international caught the eye with some smart saves in the 3-1 victory and seems likely to continue for the Blues’ next English Premier League outing against Leicester City on Saturday. The situation has led to speculation Cech, 32, who joined the club a decade ago, could move on before the transfer deadline at the end of this month.

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Terry Impressed With Chelsea Performance

by David on August 18, 2014

JTCelebratingChelsea captain John Terry set a clear target of winning the Barclays Premier League following his side’s 3-1 come-from-behind win over Burnley on Monday night.

Burnley fans started dreaming of a shock win when Scott Arfield fired past Thibaut Courtois in the 14th minute, but Chelsea quickly put a dampener on the Premier League newcomers’ party.

Diego Costa marked his debut with a poacher’s strike to equalise and Andre Schurrle then finished off a sublime 25-pass move to put Jose Mourinho’s men ahead. Branislav Ivanovic made it 3-1 and Chelsea strolled on to victory.

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Blues Go Top Of The Table

by David on August 18, 2014

diego-costa-cfcChelsea started the season with a bang as they mercilessly swept Burnley aside with a 3-1 win at Turf Moor. Burnley fans started dreaming of a shock win when Scott Arfield fired past Thibaut Courtois in the 14th minute, but Chelsea quickly put a dampener on the English Premier League newcomers’ party.

Diego Costa marked his debut with a poacher’s strike to equalise and Andre Schurrle then finished off a sublime 25-pass move to put Jose Mourinho’s men ahead. Costa thought he should have had a penalty when he raced through on goal, but he was booked for diving despite having his heels clipped by Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

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Introducing your 2014-15 Chelsea FC squad

by David on August 18, 2014

From Chelsea TV, the 2014-15 Chelsea FC squad


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Mou Expects Costa To Star This Season

by David on August 17, 2014

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Jose Mourinho has admitted he was “blind” to spurn the chance to sign a teenage Diego Costa for Chelsea eight years ago.

The Blues boss revealed he ran the rule over the 18-year-old Costa when he emerged at Portuguese club Braga in 2006, during his first managerial stint in west London.

Mourinho hailed his £32million summer signing from Atletico as the “humble” striker from “behind the sunset” who can become this term’s outstanding Barclays Premier League star.

The Stamford Bridge chief remains adamant missing out on the Premier League title would not represent automatic failure this season.

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Chelsea Squad Numbers Released

by David on August 16, 2014

There have been changes to the squad numbers worn by players ahead of the new 2014/15 season.

Didier Drogba, who returned this summer for a second spell at the club, will switch from no.15 to no.11, with Oscar taking the no.8 vacated by Frank Lampard.

Drogba said:

‘I am very pleased to be able to return to the number 11 shirt and I am very grateful to Oscar for allowing me to make this change.’

Oscar added:

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Diego Costa scored twice in the first 10 minutes on his home debut as Chelsea completed their pre-season with a 2-0 win over Spanish side Real Sociedad.

Spain striker Costa, who joined for £32m from Atletico Madrid this summer, slid home the first from Ramires’ pass inside the opening minute.

His second was a tap-in after Germany World Cup-winner Andre Schurrle’s curling shot bounced off the far post. Costa missed out on a hat-trick when he fired wide from Eden Hazard’s cross.

Like the Spaniard, Hazard also disappointed at the World Cup, but on a wet night in west London there were glimpses of his brilliant form of last season.

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Drogba Out For Four Months?

by David on August 12, 2014

Drogba of Chelsea celebrates winning the Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in MunichAccording to the Mirror, Chelsea are sweating on the fitness of Didier Drogba amid fears that the striker could be out for up to four months with an ankle injury.

The Blues have responded by insisting the prognosis for the Ivory Coast marksman is “a matter of weeks and not months”.

But there are still concerns that he could miss a significant chunk of the new season.

Drogba, 36, had scans after injuring his right ankle landing awkwardly following a challenge for a header.

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