Chelsea v Real Madrid v Robinho

Robinho was as good as his word today, proving yet again how cynical I am, by announcing he is ‘unhappy’ at Real Madrid and does indeed still want to play for Chelsea.

Having been left out of today’s opening Primera Liga game against Deportivo, Robinho decided to call a press conference to make his case clear before the transfer window closes tomorrow night.Read More

Will Robinho’s Statement Really Be One Chelsea Want To Hear?

With Chelsea and Robinho both reported as saying negotiations over a possible transfer are ongoing and Ramon Calderon very clearly stating the club have no intention of letting the Brazilian go, today sees Robinho’s second press conference of this summer’s lengthy transfer saga.

Robinho has called a news conference in the Spanish capital for today and all suggestions seem to indicate he intends to publicly try to persuade Real Madrid to let him leave mid-way through his current contract.Read More

Real Madrid To Go Back On Their Word?

Exactly how long ago was it that Real Madrid insisted they would never retain a player on the team against his wishes, was it really less than a week? Oh what short memories they have. Because following their inability to sign, first Cristiano Ronaldo and now both David Villa and Santi Cazorla, that appears to be exactly what they are doing.Read More

Chelsea v Spurs: Preview

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday sees us take on Spurs at Stamford Bridge and Scolari will be looking for us to continue our 100% start to the campaign following our hard fought 1-0 at the JJB last week. Ramos, on the other hand, will be no doubt demanding a considerable improvement on the two defeats he’s endured so far.Read More

Joe Cole More Realistic Than Kenyon

With the wounds from last season’s Champions League still healing (or even festering in some cases), we now know what we’ve got to face in this season’s campaign – and it’s been fairly kind to us you’d have to say.

Roma will no doubt let us know we’ve been in a game, although if we can’t get past Bordeaux and new boys CFR Cluj, then we don’t really deserve to be there.Read More

Real Madrid To Call Robinho ‘Deal’ Off?

Oh dear, should Chelsea be holding back on the printing of certain shirts? Because according to Guillem Balague, the Robinho deal is far from done and dusted.

Despite all the excitement around Chelsea, largely brought about by Peter Kenyon’s optimistic wrist movements no doubt, it is being suggested that Real’s president, Ramon Calderon insists the deal will not go ahead until a replacement (for a player they don’t particularly want) is found.Read More

Wright-Phillips To Get A Game Sunday?

Shaun Wright-Phillips has finally given in and agreed a move back to Manchester City. He becomes Chelsea’s second departure in a week, again for an undisclosed fee although it’s thought to be in the region of £9-£10million.

Not much of a return for the £21million we lashed out on him initially, although we clearly overpaid initially and the fact he’s struggled to get in the Chelsea side, starting only 43 games won’t have helped his value much either.Read More

Champions League Draw

The Champions League draw has taken place, along with the UEFA club awards.

 

Group A – Chelsea, Roma, Bordeaux, CFR Cluj

Group B – Inter Milan, Werder Bremen, Panathinaikos, Anorthosis Famagusta

Group C – Barcelona, Sporting Lisbon, Basel, Shakhtar Donetsk

Group D – Liverpool, PSV Eindhoven, Marseille, Atletico Madrid

Group E – Manchester United, Villarreal, Celtic, Aalborg

Group F – Lyon, Bayern Munich, Steaua Bucharest, Fiorentina

Group G – Arsenal, Porto, Fenerbahce, Dynamo Kiev

Group H – Real Madrid, Juventus, Zenit St Petersburg, Bate Borisov

 

Games will be played on:

September 16/17

September 30/October 1

October 21/22

November 4/5

November 25/26

December 9/10

 

UEFA  Club Awards

Goalkeeper – Petr Cech

Defender – John Terry

Midfielder – Frank Lampard

Forward – Cristiano Ronaldo

Club Player of 2008 – Cristiano Ronaldo

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Are Chelsea Tempting Fate?

Imminent arrival, Robinho, is expected to be unveiled tomorrow, with Chelsea hopeful he will be registered in time for the game against Spurs on Sunday.

In fact, so optimistic are they that the deal is sorted, rumour has it they’ve already started taking orders for Robinho shirts. The Brazilian is to be handed the departed Andriy Shevchenko’s No.7 shirt and even before pen touches paper, the club are preparing to cash in on merchandising.Read More

Shaun Wright-Phillips Not Happy To Go?

Manchester City have apparently put a bid of £10million in for Shaun Wright-Phillips and even though both Portsmouth and Everton have expressed their interest, Chelsea are reported to have told City they’re prepared to do business – hardly surprising really seeing as they were alleged to only have put the winger on the market for £9million in the first place.Read More