Monthly Archive:: July 2009

Chelsea's official response to Mutu decision

Chelsea have gone to the trouble to issue an official response to the decision by CAS to reject Adrian Mutu’s appeal. Here is the statement in full, published on their website: Chelsea has released the following statement: ‘Chelsea welcomes the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to dismiss the appeal by Adrian Mutu

Frank Lampard's thoughts on Reading's own "Special One", and his dad!

The Chelsea vice-captain Frank Lampard is looking forward to meeting Reading tomorrow as his Dad, Frank Senior, is Reading’s new football consultant! He last faced him when Chelsea knocked Watford out of the FA Cup last season on their way to Wembley, and is looking forward to renewing the rivalry. “There hasn’t been that much

Chelsea owed £14.6m after Mutu appeal, but will they get it?

The ongoing case of Chelsea v Adrian Mutu has finally reached a conclusion, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport has decided that he must pay the full £14.6m compensation owed to his old club. After rejecting all the legal arguments put forward in Mutu’s defence, the CAS issued this statement: “In his appeal to

Anelka keen on new diamond system

Last season’s Golden Boot winner Nicolas Anelka is looking forward to playing alongside Didier Drogba in Carlo Ancelotti’s diamond formation, and thinks the team will improve as they get used to the system. He told the Chelsea official website: “I like the new system, and we just have to learn again to play in this

Chelsea could be £13.68m better off on Friday!

It is likely that Chelsea are going to be awarded £13.68m in compensation from Adrian Mutu on Friday when the final ruling on his appeal will be announced. Mutu was signed for £15m in 2003 but just a year later he was tested positive for cocaine, sacked by Chelsea and given a seven month ban

Chelsea third kit ready to order

The launch day isn’t until the 27th August, but you can order your new Chelsea Adidas Third Kit today to be received by that day. And it’s only £39.99 for an adults size (or an extra fiver for long -sleeved version.) As there is a new first and second kit already released, i wonder just

Chelsea's rivals confident ahead of new season

The two rivals that finished ahead of Chelsea in the Premiership last season, Liverpool and Man Utd, are feeling confident in the lead up to the new season, and both of them have just had big wins. United beat China’s Hangzhou Greentown 8-2 on Sunday, and Ferguson announced he was more than pleased with his

Blackburn to get Di Santo on loan for a year

It’s being reported this morning that Carlo Ancelotti has decided to let Franco Di Santo go to Blackburn on loan for the whole of next season, as he is unlikely to get many first-team chances at Chelsea, especially now that Daniel Sturridge has arrived. Sam Allardyce has admired Di Santo for some time, and after

Lampard impressed with Ancelotti, and wants the title back

Frank Lampard has been immediately impressed with Carlo Ancelotti’s training technique, and reckons that the team will score more goals with his new system. The first four pre-season games under him have reaped four wins, and Frankie thinks that they now have better organisation than under previous managers. He said: “Carlo Ancelotti has been very

Carvalho and Deco change their tune and rejoin Ancelotti's Chelsea

Carlo Ancelotti inherited two very unhappy players in Deco and Carvalho when he took over at Stamford Bridge, but it seems that he has now won them back and they are intending to try and fight their way back into the reckoning at Chelsea. Just a few weeks ago it looked like the two Portugese