Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has indicated that he is unsure what had struck the team during the second half of the Premier League clash at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Blues opened the scoring after a deflected shot via Ruben Loftus-Cheek and they went into the break holding a handy advantage.
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Eden Hazard says he is torn between signing a new deal at Stamford Bridge and a “dream” move to Real Madrid. The Belgian forward has two years left on his contract with the Blues but was associated with a move to the European champions in the summer. Hazard has scored seven times in the Premier League this season.
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With the pressure on the former Real Madrid talisman at Juventus, is this the reason for the snub at the international level? The forward would not skipper Portugal when they meet Croatia and he would not be available for the very important game against Italy in the UEFA Nations League.
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Chelsea have said they would not sell England international Ruben Loftus-Cheek. There have been claims that the player would seek a permanent shirt somewhere else as he faces career crossroad. The 22-year old had a nice season at Crystal Palace last term and has said he would return to Stamford Bridge for the pre-season before deciding on the next course of action.
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Former Chelsea defender Paulo Ferreira said that it is a good thing for Chelsea to be back in the Champions League.
He said that Chelsea has been one of the most successful teams in England and Europe in recent years and they deserved to be back in this competition.
He believes that Chelsea will be able to bring the sort of form that allowed them to win the Premier League last season on the European scene.
However he has refused to make any statement on Diego Costa. Indeed the striker is still out of the team and has failed to move away from the team in the transfer window.
Paulo Ferreira admitted that Diego Costa was an important player for Chelsea last season but he does not know what will happen in the future.
He said that at the moment Chelsea should focus on playing with the players they have and he is sure that they can be a surprise in the Champions League. He said that Chelsea was a great team and that they have the necessary resources to compete both in the Premier League and in the Champions League.Read More »
Former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake has declared that his former teammate John Terry would make a good coach when he finally leaveson-field play.
The 36-year old exited Chelsea recently as he wanted more play time. He joined Aston Villa where he is expected to lead the defence line and get a regular shirt.
Ake who played alongside Terry at Stamford Bridge opines that the player would succeed when he goes into football management. He praised Terry and Paulo Ferreira for his quick development into a highly-sought defender
“There were a lot of players who helped me, who were talking to me, at Chelsea but the main ones were maybe John and Paulo Ferreira. JT will make a really good coach.
“He was already writing down what we had done in training sessions and everything just to be a manager, so he was always looking. It’s just the way he interacts with people, the way he likes to help young players,” Ake said.Read More »
Former Chelsea player Paulo Ferreira is certain that Antonio Conte can be as successful as Jose Mourinho in terms of managerial trophies.
Even though Jose Mourinho is one of the most controversial and despised managers in the world of football, it´s hard to argue the fact that the Portuguese tactician has been one of the most impressive ones from the past 20 years.
Jose Mourinho and his squad shocked the world on 2004 after claiming successive victories over: Manchester United, Lyon and Deportivo La Coruña before reaching the finals of the UEFA Champions League and facing off with As.Monaco and emerging victorious.
The 54 year old manager has also gone on to win major trophies with: Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
Antonio Conte on the hand has only been lifting pieces of silverware with Juventus after having won the Serie A title for 3 successive years which is actually impressive but not as remarkable as Jose Mourinho´s managerial.Read More »