Player petulance or board stupid?

In 2007, it was player power that saw the end of Jose Mourinho’s first spell in charge at Chelsea, fast forward 8 years and history looks to be repeating itself at Stamford Bridge. Just as it did in 2007 with Mourinho, in 2009 with Luiz Felipe Scolari and in 2012 with Andres Villas Boas, the [...]

Mourinho Could Stop The Rot

Remember the famous Mourinho bus that used to park itself firmly in front of our goal? Well I’m not going to suggest the wheels have come off because it would actually be a bonus if that had happened, or at least if it happened in the right place on the pitch. No, as the weeks [...]

Why Bale Signing is Hard To Resist

In the last few weeks, Chelsea have been linked with Real Madrid winger, Gareth Bale. It has survived past a few weeks, which means the media is either bored, or the move could actually have some substance. At first glance, the idea of Bale wearing blue next season seems ridiculous. I was guilty of taking [...]

Chelsea Dwelling on the Past?

It might be silly season, with Chelsea linked with everyone except Joey Barton so far but the link with a return for Didier Drogba at least gives us something to debate.

Chelsea Ready To Cash In On Players?

With Petr Cech now in his tenth year at Chelsea, a general assumption might have been that Thibaut Courtois would be the natural successor to the number 1 shirt in the near future. Having spent the past two and a half seasons at Atletico Madrid, the Belgian keeper has never made a professional appearance for [...]

Mourinho Considering Midfield Movement?

We might have recently signed Nemanja Matic but according to recent reports, Jose Mourinho has his eye on Sami Khedira for the summer. Mourinho signed Khedira for Real Madrid at the start of the 2010/11 campaign and before his torn cruciate ligament in November, he’d barely missed a game. Fortunately, in spite of his ever-present [...]

Chelsea Transfer Gossip

We’re now 4 days into January and silly season is well under way with transfer rumours galore. Here’s the latest involving Chelsea: Touchline Talk tell us Napoli will try to lure Mata Whilst Give Me Sport bring us Jose’s denial of a Higuain bid The price isn’t so right for KDB according to The Transfer [...]

More Worried About Willian Than Spurs

Imagine this, a player has his travel paid for, gets fawned over by a Premier League club, is completing a medical for them and then decides he’d actually rather sign for a club already in the Champions League than the side which, consistently fails to get there.

Will he, won’t he? Rooney to Chelsea move still up in the air

Wayne Rooney’s future is still very much up in the air, with the England international forward conspicuous by his absence from Manchester United’s matchday squad for the Community Shield over the weekend. David Moyes says there is no internal rift between player and manager, while it is widely believed that the former Everton prodigy is [...]

Chelsea Updates: Nothing To Roo Pre-season

With the new season now less than a week away, here’s a quick round-up of the latest pre-season stories:   EatDrinkFootball ask if Chelsea can afford to Luiz our Brazilian defender? Clubcall give us Jose’s response to Barcelona’s interest The official CFC focus on Azpilicueta’s return in pre-season There’s some inside opinion on our win [...]