John Terry Wants New Contract

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Final - Bayern Munich v Chelsea - Allianz ArenaJohn Terry says he wants to extend his stay at Chelsea and sign a new contract. Manager Jose Mourinho has made it clear he would like 34-year-old Terry to remain at Stamford Bridge and his captain has paved the way for a new deal by declaring he plans to play on at the end of the season.

Terry, in his 15th season at the Bridge, said:

“I feel as though I still have an awful lot to give to the team and the club and long may that continue.

Mourinho Admits Squad Not Happy With Playing Time

jose-mourinho-smilingJose Mourinho has insisted his Chelsea squad of stars don’t have to be happy to be winners – they just have to be ready.

And the Blues boss revealed he has never offered reasons to players who are dropped, not even to Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas.

The Premier League leaders will bid to re-establish a three-point lead over Manchester City at Stoke at the start of a run of four games in 11 days.

Mourinho made five changes for the Capital One Cup win over Derby but is set to revert to his strongest line-up at the Britannia Stadium.

Hazard set for new blockbuster Chelsea deal

eden-hazard2Eden Hazard is set to sign a new contract with Chelsea and could go on to become one of the club’s greatest players, says manager Jose Mourinho.

Hazard will reportedly sign a five-year contract worth around £200,000-a-week.

“He will [sign],” said Mourinho. “My club always told me that the situation would finish with a new contract, so I was never worried about that.”

Mourinho also said the Belgian has the potential to become a club legend, but warned: “He needs to win titles.”

Quadruple Talk Banned

chelsea-fansJose Mourinho has banned talk of a Quadruple despite his Chelsea side marching into the Capital One Cup semis.

The Premier League leaders advanced into the last four with a classy display in Tuesday’s 3-1 victory over high-flying Championship hosts Derby.

Eden Hazard, Filipe Luis and Andre Schurrle scored the goals as Mourinho’s men ensured they are still fighting for four trophies this season.

But the Special One, when asked if his Blues can win the lot, replied:

“No. We don’t speak about this.

Mourinho: Chelsea don’t need to sign anyone in the January transfer window

jose-mourinho-smilingChelsea boss Jose Mourinho thinks his squad is good enough to win the Premier League – so won’t be looking to add to it in January.

The Blues sit top of the pile having lost just once all season, and are through to the last 16 of the Champions League and the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup, thanks to last night’s 3-1 victory at Derby.

The summer additions of Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa have taken Mourinho’s side on to the next level, and he told talkSPORT he doesn’t expect any additions next month.

Mourinho: Quickest Manager To 400 Points

mourinho-400-pointsWith Chelsea’s victory over Hull City on Saturday Jose Mourinho has set a record by becoming the manager to reach 400 Barclays Premier League points in the fewest matches.

The 2-0 victory over Hull took Mourinho’s tally to 401 points, ensuring he broke the 400 barrier in just 174 Barclays Premier League matches, 17 fewer than his nearest rival, Sir Alex Ferguson. Ferguson reached 400 points after taking charge of 191 matches at Manchester United since the Barclays Premier League started in 1992/93, while Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Rafael Benitez, when at Liverpool, did so after 208 and 209 fixtures respectively.

Mourinho Happy As Blues Win Again

Eden-HazardJose Mourinho’s first game back in charge of the Blues on the opening day of last season climaxed in a 2-0 win over Hull City, and it was the same scoreline this afternoon as we bounced back from last week’s defeat at Newcastle courtesy of a goal in each half, scored by Eden Hazard and Diego Costa.

Hazard gave us the lead after just seven minutes, heading home an excellent Oscar cross. There were few clear-cut opportunities at either end during the remainder of the first half but the visitors’ task was made all the more difficult when Tom Huddlestone was dismissed after the break for a foul on Filipe Luis, and soon after Diego Costa wrapped the game up with a smart finish across Allan McGregor following excellent build-up play between Hazard and Branislav Ivanovic.

Chelsea Trying To Dump Torres As Even Milan Don’t Want Him

Fernando-Torres-acmFernando Torres is to be offered for free around Premier League clubs this January, only four years after costing a British record £50m.

Milan are seeking to cancel the Spaniard’s two-year loan deal agreed with Chelsea in August, but Chelsea does not need another striker after signing Diego Costa, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy in the summer.

And Torres’ former club Atletico Madrid have turned down the chance to take him back on loan in a swap deal which would have sent Italy winger Alessio Cerci to the San Siro.

A Look At Chelsea’s Potential Champions League Opponents

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Final - Bayern Munich v Chelsea - Allianz ArenaWe will find out on Monday who Chelsea will play in the last-16 of the Champions League. By winning their group the Blues will play one of the runner-up. However, they cannot face a team from their own association, therefore ruling out Arsenal and Man City, while they cannot be drawn against Schalke after being paired with them in the group stage.

Potential Champions League Opponents

  • Juventus
  • Basel
  • Leverkusen
  • Paris
  • Shakhtar

Leverkusen is the easiest opponent, while Basel have made a habit of beating English sides recently, including Chelsea, and Shakhtar is a long trip.

Mourinho: Costa must improve his fitness

diego-costaChelsea manager Jose Mourinho has called on striker Diego Costa to improve his fitness as he seeks to end his scoreless run.

The Brazil-born Spain international hit the ground running after signing from Atletico Madrid in the summer, scoring seven goals in his first four Blues appearances.

But he has netted only twice in his last seven, having been hampered by hamstring problems, and has been overtaken as the Premier League’s leading scorer by Sergio Aguero of Manchester City.

Mourinho’s men suffered their first defeat of the season at Newcastle on Saturday, with Costa again failing to trouble the scorers. But Mourinho told several national newspapers: