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Month: February 2013

Benitez confirms he will leave Chelsea in a shocking interview

Chelsea’s interim manager Rafael Benitez has confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season. The former Liverpool boss was once again targeted by a section of his own club’s support during Chelsea’s 2-0 FA Cup fifth round victory at Middlesbrough on Wednesday. Benitez was appointed on a short-term deal in November… Read More ›

Selecting the Best Chelsea FC XI for the season 2012-13

While against the match against Man City, I wondered whether either of our managers this season ever realized what our Chelsea FC Best XI was. Selecting the best XI for any team is based on a number of parameters. And it may depend on manager to manager, as to what is the perfect and strongest… Read More ›

Antonio Conte to snub Chelsea

The Blues‘ current interim manager, Rafa Benitez, looks unlikely to be given a contract extension at Stamford Bridge. Conte is believed to be on a shortlist to take over the reins, as Roman Abramovich looks to re-establish Chelsea as a leading power in the Premier League. Former Blues boss and player Gianluca Vialli said last week that he… Read More ›

Match Report : Chelsea 2 – 0 Middlesbrough

Chelsea came out on top with a 2-0 win against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium. The hosts managed to hold the Blues until half-time but could do nothing about Ramires’ deflected effort which gave the visitors the lead on the hour mark. Victor Moses made sure of Chelsea’s progress with his sixth goal of the… Read More ›

Match Preview: Middlesbrough vs Chelsea

Briefing :  Chelsea will be looking to seal their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals against Manchester United with a trip to English Championship side Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough will be confident they can cause a big upset. Chelsea have been very inconsistent away from home in the Premier League with seven wins, three draws and four… Read More ›

Thoughts on “Stefan Kiessling to Chelsea”

Whilst undertaking my daily search through the gossip columns yesterday, hunting for articles linking Messi to Chelsea I come across something totally left-field – Stefan Kießling linked to Chelsea by Metro, here http://metro.co.uk/2013/02/23/chelsea-offered-cut-price-deal-for-bayer-leverkusen-striker-stefan-kiessling-3511221/ Who is Kießling, and what would he add? Well, he’s a 29-year-old German international striker at Bayer Leverkusen, incidentally the same club… Read More ›

4 tips to succeed at Football Manager 2013

2007 was a revelation for Football Manager lovers everywhere, as the game introduced over a 100 new features. Diagrams, figures, charts were all introduced as the scouting feature was improved. This was what attracted me to the game. Being a Chelsea fan since 2001-02, I felt more connected to the club as I managed Chelsea… Read More ›

The JT-Rafa Bust-Up: A Result Of Player Power, Poor Management & Questionable Tactics

According to a report published in the Daily Mail, Chelsea skipper John Terry and interim manager Rafael Benitez were involved in a training ground bust-up after the latter accused the team of failing to understand his tactics and not putting in enough effort.  Terry stood up for the players and reminded Benitez that this squad… Read More ›

Rafa vs JT in the Chelsea bust-up!

Rob Beasley (very informed, especially on internal matters) says it’s John Terry vs Rafael Benitez in the latest training bust-up at Chelsea. Some say Terry is concerned with his lack of playing time, some say Terry wasn’t too happy with Benitez criticising Chelsea’s squad in training. Although the full details are unknown, it’s still a… Read More ›

Academy to First Team: The Impossible Step?

Last week, Cristian Cuevas – Chilean starlet – was talking about an agreement he, and his club, have with Chelsea over the transfer of Cuevas in the summer. He is said to be a rising talent with a bright future so you can certainly see why Chelsea went in for the young fella but in… Read More ›

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