Young German international Marco Reus is regarded as a player with a lot of potential in the future. The Borussia Dortmund striker is just 24 years old and he is expected to get better once Robert Lewandowski leaves the club in the summer.
The talented forward is just one of the few strikers Germany have coming up in the ranks. He is expected to fully replace the likes of Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski, who have been the face of German attack for many years now. Continue reading →
John Terry has insisted Chelsea are looking forward to a gruelling final few months of the season, with the club battling for honours both domestically and in Europe. The 33-year-old scored an injury-time winner to send Chelsea to the top of the Premier League table with a 1-0 victory over Everton, shortening the club’s title odds with Betfair after climbing above Arsenal and Manchester City to take top spot.
While the victory wasn’t the most exciting or attractive three points Chelsea have recorded this season, Terry was just pleased to see his side bounce back from a disappointing couple of results; a draw against West Brom in the league before and the Londoners’ FA Cup defeat at the hands of Manchester City. Continue reading →
Chelsea managed to go top of the table after a convincing 3-0 win over Newcastle United, which made it 10 matches without defeat for the blues. This includes matches against the likes of Manchester city at the Etihad stadium, where they were expected to struggle.
Eden Hazard scored a hat-trick to remind everyone of his qualities. Despite this impressive result, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho continued to downplay Chelsea’s chances of winning the title after saying that he is looking only at the fifth place battle tomorrow. Continue reading →
Chelsea are being linked in the football betting press with a summer move for one of Jose Mourinho’s favourites when he was in charge of Real Madrid – Germany international Sami Khedira.
The 26-year-old former Stuttgart midfielder is currently recovering from the serious cruciate knee ligament injury he suffered when playing for Germany in a friendly international against Italy three months ago. Continue reading →
Chelsea is quickly becoming serious title contenders with consistent performances and good results that have allowed them to stay right behind Manchester City and Arsenal in the Premier League.
Bertrand Traore signed a 4 year contract with Chelsea as he became the first signing of Jose Mourinho’s side in January. The 18 years old player Traore had previously signed a contract with Chelsea back in October but had to wait until the transfer window opened up again in order to officially become a player of the Premier League club.
Juan Mata is rumored to be frustrated with the limited playing time he has under the guidance of Jose Mourinho and might make a move away from the club if things don’t take a turn for the better.
Mourinho said: “I want to keep him. I want to keep him. I don’t want him to go.
“That’s my opinion, my wish. But my door is open and the club’s door is open too. When a player wants to speak with us we are there waiting.”
Jose Mourinho knows it himself that the Spanish midfielder is unhappy with the current role that he has right now in Chelsea. PSG is a possible destination for Juan Mata if he indeed leaves Chelsea, PSG has already shown interest in securing the services of the player.
Another player that has been linked with a possible move away from the club is Kevin de Bruyne who joined Chelsea a year and a half ago with a price tag of £6.7million but his chances on playing on the main team are severely restricted.
Wolfsburg will be willing to offload £17 million for the Belgian player but the final decision will be on the hands of Jose Mourinho. Kevin de Bruyne truly wants to make it into the Belgium national team and play for the 2014 World Cup but this may be in jeopardy if he cannot get playing time in Chelsea.
Chelsea winger Juan Mata has said that he is happy with the 2-0 win over Arsenal in the Capital One cup. Chelsea were the visitors to the Emirates stadium in order to take on Arsenal in this competition looking for a place in the quarter-finals. The West London outfit came with the incredible record of not having lost to Arsene Wenger during the regime of José Mourinho. The record continued on Tuesday as well despite Chelsea decided to field a second string team. That second string team contained with the likes of internationals like David Luiz, Juan Mata, and Cesar Azpilicueta.
They managed to outshine Arsenal in every area of the pitch. Azpilicueta opened the scoring in the 25th minute with his first Chelsea goal. He managed to capitalise on the error from his opposite number Carl Jenkinson, who tried to head the ball back to his goalkeeper. The effort was woefully short and it allowed Azpilicueta to pounce on the mistake. Azpilicueta was signed from French club Marseille for £ 7 million last summer. This was his first goal for the club, and it delighted his compatriot Mata. The Spain international himself scored his goal in the second half to make the game safe for Chelsea.
“We tried our best as it was a difficult game because Arsenal are playing really well in the Premier League and Champions League. They will always create chances with Cazorla, Ozil or Ramsey so it was an important goal to make more distance in the result. But today I’m more happy for Cesar, to be honest. He trains more than anyone and he fully deserves the goal and the celebration more than anything,” said Mata, who has not been featuring regularly in the Chelsea first-team this season. Chelsea came into the encounter on the back of a 2-1 win over title rivals Manchester City.