The Champions of Europe

Month: July 2013

Some Thoughts on Juan Mata in Jose Mourinho’s Plan

Not long before Jose’s committing his charge at Stamford Bridge, many papers (especially Spanish ones) made nonsense rumours about Juan Mata’s future. They said Mata wasn’t in Jose’s plan (along with David Luiz), ignoring the quality he has and the fact that he was voted twice as Chelsea Player of The Year in his only… Read More ›

Mourinho looks to replace Torres with Rooney as Valencia prepare an audacious bid

Valencia are planning an audacious bid for Chelsea misfit Fernando Torres as they prepare to push through Roberto Soldado’s £26m move to White Hart Lane. Rumors coming from Daily Mail claim that La Liga outfit Valencia are preparing a bid of around 25m pound for Fernando Torres to replace fellow Spaniard Roberto Soldado who is set… Read More ›

5 areas where Eden Hazard can improve

From When you’re dubbed “The Belgian Messi,” it’s safe to say that trying to live up to that tremendous hype is pretty much an impossibility. But Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is certainly giving it a go over at Stamford Bridge. All comparisons to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi aren’t really fair to Hazard nor to Messihimself, but still, media and fans apparently… Read More ›

Chelsea Transfer News/Rumours Update – 31 July 2013

  1.  Guardiola rules out David Luiz bid: The Bayern Munich manager, Pep Guardiola, has denied he wants to sign the Chelsea defender David Luiz. The former Barcelona manager said he was more than happy with the squad he has at his disposal, despite the German Super Cup defeat to Borussia Dortmund, in which Bayern lost 4-2. “David Luiz will… Read More ›

Kenneth Omeruo Snubbed From Chelsea Squad

   Chelsea’s on loan defender was snubbed by coach Jose Mourinho from his 25-man squad list for the inaugural Guinness International Champions Cup billed to kick off in Miami this week. Omeruo was expected to return alongside his compatriot John Mikel Obi at Stamford Bridge after it was reported he was given an extended holiday… Read More ›

Chelsea name squad for US Tour

Jose Mourinho has included a host of big names, including their three summer arrivals Mark Schwarzer, Marco van Ginkel and Andre Schurrle for their upcoming four-match trip Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has named a strong 25-man squad for their four-match pre-season of of the United States. Youngster Tomas Kalas been forced to withdraw through injurym but summer arrivals… Read More ›

Mourinho says Hazard and Mata are in his plans

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists that Spain forward Juan Mata remains firmly in his plans for the forthcoming campaign. Uncertainty had surrounded Mata’s future earlier this summer, with the 25-year-old at one stage demanding talks with the Portuguese. But Mourinho is adamant that the Spaniard is very much part of his plans, revealing that he intends to use Mata as a winger who will… Read More ›

Juan Mata on the right wing?

Speculation has linked Mata with a summer exit from Stamford Bridge but Mourinho has stressed that the Spaniard has a key role as the only left-footed player he feels is comfortable on the right. “Of course he fits into my plans,” Mourinho said. “I have my idea about him, about where he produces better and… Read More ›

Chelsea Transfer News/Rumours Update – 30 July 2013

1, Chelsea to delay Rooney bid: Chelsea could hold off on a second bid for Wayne Rooney until after he has played in Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial next week, the Times says – with the Blues hoping a hostile Old Trafford reception would convince him to move to London. Earlier this month, Chelsea confirmed that they had made a bid… Read More ›

Sami Khedira – why Chelsea need him

Before I begin, keep this in mind: I am not, by any means necessary, endorsing the transfer, I’m simply giving a different perspective on the transfer since so many people are against it. Reports suggest that with the signing of Asier Illarramendi and the promotion of Casemiro, midfield places are at a premium at Real… Read More ›

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