Former Chelsea player, Paulo Ferreira has been named among the most successful players of the English Premier League by The Sun.
The 37-year old right-back played for EPL giant, Chelsea after moving from FC Porto for 20 million Euros in 2004. The computation employed data that comprised of games won, games played and percentage of win.
In the top ten, the list included former Chelsea skipper Arjen Robben in first place, Paulo Ferreira in second place, followed by Claude Makelele. Former Red Devils captain, Nemanja Vidic was next, then another Blues former player, Michael Ballack. Ricardo Cavalho was next with 70 percent win. Javi Garcia was next after Cavalho with same 70 percent win but less wins.
Edu was next, and then Frenchman Patrice Evra before Ivorian Didier Drogba completed the list.
Current Bayern Munich winger, Arjen Robben was placed top due to his impressive 82 percent win of the games he played. He was at Chelsea FC for three seasons. He scored 15 times in 67 games he played. Since leaving Stamford Bridge, he has only gotten better. During his three year stay at the Bridge, Chelsea lifted two Premier League titles with former Portuguese coach, Jose Mourinho.Read More »
A few weeks ago IkerCasillas was released from Real Madrid as he joined the Portuguese side Porto after penning a 2 year long deal. This switch ended the relationship that Casillas had with Real Madrid which extended for over 24 years.
Even though IkerCasillas was offloaded away from his childhood club, the coach of the Spanish national side Vicente del Bosque has stepped up and supported IkerCasillas as the coach said that the experienced goal-keeper will continue to play a big role with his country in the international stage.
Spain is positioned in the 2nd spot of Group C and so far IkerCasillas has been the main man in between the sticks as he has played in almost all the group stages matches of the 2016 Euro’s.
Spain’s Vicente del Bosque said: “He had worse moments last season and played almost every match for Spain hasn’t caused any problems and has been a great servant to the national team”.
The main problem that IkerCasillas will face with trying to find a regular spot in the Spanish national side will be David de Gea as his Spanish counterpart continues playing at a high level and the younger shot-stopper took center stage in Spain’s qualification match against Luxembourg as IkerCasillas was dropped to the bench.Read More »
The start of this new Premier League season has not been a good one for Jose Mourinho and his team as they have sustained a draw and a defeat in their opening 3 matches of the season which is a hugely underwhelming way to kick-off a season, especially if your task is to defend the league title.
Before the 2014-15 Premier League had even kicked off, Jose Mourinho released a statement and the Portuguese coach said that Chelsea is not going to need as many points to win the Premier League title compared to the previous season.
Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho said: “To win the Premier League, we don’t need so many points as before. I think more defeats, more lost points for the top teams. Crystal Palace buyYohanCabaye, as an example. I could give you much more examples.Welcome this mentality, welcome this economic power, welcome this ambition. If the Premier League was difficult, the Premier League will now be more difficult and I think less points will win the title.”
Chelsea’s start of the season has been a disastrous one as they sustained a defeat when playing against Manchester City and could only muster a draw when locking horns with Swansea City but besides those disappointing results; Jose Mourinho has also seen one of his players receiving a red card even though only 3 matches have been played.Read More »
Jose Mourinho helped Chelsea secure their 5th Premier League title as the Portuguese coach pushed the team to what was a very impressive season for Chelsea where they managed to stay at the top of the top tier English league for the vast majority of the entire season.
Paulo Ferreira spent a little over 8 years of his playing career performing for Chelsea and has worked alongside Jose Mourinho both on and off of the pitch; Ferreira took the chance to express his thoughts and point of view concerning Mourinho who is considered to be a controversial person.
Former player of Chelsea, Paulo Ferreira said: “When you are at this club you want to win titles and for next season it will be the same. The motivation is to win trophies. He wants to succeed and do well, for how long I do not know. I think everyone at the club wants him to stay for a long, long time. I think everyone would like to see him in control for many years but in football, anything can happen.”
Jose Mourinho has a contract with Chelsea which extends until 2017 but taking into consideration just how impressively the English club has been performing since the return of the Portuguese coach, if more titles are won then it won’t be surprising to see Mourinho receive a contract extension from the head chiefs of the Premier League club.Read More »
The possibility of featuring Diego Costa in the Chelsea starting line-up once again this season looks highly unlikely after the striker hobbled off with yet another hamstring injury in the 2-1 win over Stoke City.
Costa was brought onto the pitch at half-time as the team searched for a winner. It was going to be a gamble by manager Jose Mourinho, who knew that the striker was not 100% just yet. Costa suffered a hamstring injury during the club’s recent 3-2 success over Hull City. Since this injury came only two weeks ago, it would have been touch and go to use the striker against Stoke City.
Just over 10 minutes after being brought onto the field to help the club get a winner, Costa suffered a hamstring injury and it appeared to be much worse than the one he had against Hull. This has raised suspicions that the 26-year-old may miss the rest of the campaign. Mourinho has confirmed that the striker has suffered a reappearance of the injury and that he may miss a few weeks of action. After being knocked out of all the cup competitions, Chelsea only have the league to focus between now and the end of the campaign. Costa is certainly ruled out of the upcoming matches against QPR and Manchester United.Read More »