Monthly Archive:: January 2012

Eden Hazard names Chelsea as possible destination

Chelsea have been linked with the young Lille midfielder Eden Hazard for some time, but the Belgian international seeme to indicate he was keen on moving to the newly-rich PSG in Ligue 1. But now he says his future lies away from France, and he fully expects to move to the Premier League in the

Mark Hughes – "There is no way it was a Chelsea penalty"

The QPR manager Mark Hughes is adamant that his team should have got at least a draw from yesterday’s FA Cup tie against Chelsea, but Juan Mata’s penalty sealed Chelsea’s qualification for the next round. Daniel Sturridge went down in the box after a tussle with Clint Hill in the QPR penalty area, and Hughes

Villas-Boas agrees that QPR were "treated unfairly" – but so what!

Chelsea went through to the next round of the FA Cup yesterday thanks to a penalty from Juan Mata, but there has been complaints from QPR that Daniel Sturridge was hardly fouled when he won it. The Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas doesn’t feel sorry for their London neighbours though as he feels Chelsea were just

Chelsea Star Target Admits Interest

Chelsea’s interest for Shakhtar’s star Willian increases as the attacking midfielder expresses his interest in joining the Blues following the late speculations. “They have a culture of winning trophies and that excites me.” , he said in The Sun. “Chelsea are known as one of the biggest and most successful clubs around. “To play for

Ancelotti wants Frank Lampard to join him at PSG

The brilliant Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has been an excellent servant to the Blues over the years, but now that Andre Villas-Boas has demoted him to a bit-part player there are numerous rumours that Lampard could move on to regain regular first team action. Carlo Ancelotti must feel like he has won at the progressive

Have Chelsea blown their last chance of the Premiership title?

Chelsea failed yet again to beat a newly-promoted team on a weekend where their rivals are set to drop points, and despite dominating the whole game against Norwich they couldn’t get past the Canaries well-organized defence. Chelsea are now out as high as 80/1 to win the Premiership in the football soccer betting odds behind

Ivanovic and Cahill strengthen Chelsea's defence ahead of Norwich clash

The arrival of Gary Cahill to Stamford Bridge this week has given Andre Villas-Boas an extra option ahead of this weekends game against Norwich, but he is also happy to welcome back Branislav Ivanovich after a month long lay-off with a hamstring injury. Although Cahill is match fit, AVB is unsure whether he can pitch

QPR's talks with Chelsea's Alex hit stumbling block

The transfer of the Chelsea defender Alex across London to QPR is far from certain to go through despite the two clubs agreeing a transfer fee. A couple of days ago Mark Hughes seemed confident that the deal would go through when he said: “Talks are progressing. I spoke to the boy yesterday about what

Future Chelsea star looks for an extended loan deal

The young Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is earmarked to be the long-term successor to Petr Cech in Chelsea’s goal, but with Cech preparing to sign a contract extension to keep him at Stamford Bridge for the next five years, Courtois is keen to carry on playing first team football at Atletico Madrid for at least

Chelsea gain upper hand over Man Utd in race for Eden Hazard

Both Chelsea and Man United are in a bidding war for the Lille midfielder Eden Hazard, and there have been rumours that Alex Ferguson has already trumped Chelsea’s £25m bid with a £30m bid of their own. The Belgian wizard has already made it clear that he is leaving Lille at the end of the