Rooney: All Part Of The Plan?

Anyone who’s read this blog over the last six years or so will know I love theories. Call me cynical if you like (people often do) but there’s always a bit more to what goes on in the world of football than meets the eye – and what does go on, usually does so for [...]

Rooney: Chelsea’s Priority, United’s Option

I don’t want to go into the new season with a row (although I probably will) but some things just can’t be left unsaid. It’s this whole Wayne Rooney thing – or more to the point, United’s reaction to it – it’s driving me up the wall now and if I bite my tongue any [...]

Chelsea: The Rationale for Rooney

So, Wayne Rooney eh? Is he coming or not? And more importantly, do we want him to?  Well that depends on who you’re talking to. I had a conversation with my dad about him the other night and we’re both on the ‘yes’ side of the fence. My eldest son however, whilst inheriting the general [...]

Cavani: Are Chelsea Really In The Race?

The race to sign Edinson Cavani is largely reminiscent of the hare and the tortoise – and the tortoise will come up trumps again. Ok, so there’s 3 or 4 clubs with their eyes on him but the principle is the same.

Do Chelsea Risk Losing Luiz?

When it comes to David Luiz, he could be the Marmite of centre backs – love him or loathe him, but whilst it might have been the in thing to take pot shots at him after Gary Neville’s ‘Playstation’ comments, in the wake of his stand-out performance in the Confederations Cup, the curly-haired one is [...]

Schurrle The Start Of Chelsea Signings?

So, Jose Mourinho’s first signing will arrive with Andre Schurrle set to join from Bayer Leverkusen for £18million. We know Schurrle, 22, has been on the Chelsea radar for at least a year anyway but before everyone starts with the ‘Roman’s signing’ drivel, we’re told Mourinho had the final say so and sign-off on the [...]

Will Mourinho Fight For Mikel This Time?

John Obi Mikel is one of five senior players remaining at Chelsea from Jose Mourinho’s first spell in charge and he’s certainly one Mourinho went to great lengths to have in his ranks.  From the long, drawn out battle to get him on the pitch in the first place, to the fight to address his [...]

Chelsea & Lampard: Just Gamesmanship?

Ok, so I don’t want Lampard to leave yet either but are we going to have the daily outcry/mourning/rumours for the next five months? Whilst the press have happily picked it up as yet another stick to beat us with, Twitter is doing its very best impression of the world’s worst ever round of Chinese [...]

Chelsea Transfer Rumours: Toure & Walcott in, Malouda & Sturridge Out?

So, we’ve come through another international break, albeit a day later than expected, so let’s get back to some proper football business – the rumours! Here’s a selection of the latest:     GiveMeFootball make the inevitable Toure link CaughtOffside reckon there’s a swap deal with Arsenal on the cards The Transfer Tavern wonder what [...]

Di Matteo Considering Brazilian?

So, with Florent Malouda alleged to be considering a January move having spent some time with our under 21s, Chelsea are rumoured to be interested in Corinthians midfielder Paulinho.