Guus Hiddink hints that he would be ruthless during his tenure at Chelsea and would not show any reluctance in making tough decision if the need arises.
Hiddink has been given the charge of the Blues for the remaining of the season.
It’s Pep Guardiola whom Chelsea is believed to be planning to rope in next summer.
But, according to Hiddink, the fact that he is there only on a temporary basis is not going to affect his working style.
In the words of the Dutchman, “It doesn’t matter whether the manager is appointed only temporarily; he is the man in charge and can easily give you an earful if you are not up for the job.”
“When you are playing for one of the best clubs in the world and are getting a lot of money for your services, it’s your duty to be consistent with your performances.”
“For me, what’s most important in the players is the hunger. If the hunger is missing, I would not want them in the squad.” Continue reading
Cesc Fabregas says that Chelsea can think about retaining the title only if they make a fast start to the season like they did last time around. The blues were quick off the mark last campaign and it proved to be the difference in the end. However, they started the season poorly after a 2-2 draw with Swansea at home on the opening day. Fabregas played in that game and he was less influential than in the 3-1 win against Burnley on the opening day of last season. The form of the Spaniard will be a little worrying for Chelsea, as he has been on the downhill for the last eight months.
The team will have to recover quickly because they travel to the Etihad stadium in order to play against Manchester City, who have begun the season in the best possible manner after a 3-0 victory over West Brom. Even though new signing Raheem Sterling has not yet been on the scoresheet, there is a lot of promise from the existing stars like David Silva, Yaya Touré, and Sergio Aguero. They are expected to be the dominant force when Chelsea are the visitors next week. Fabregas will have to come in with a big performance if the blues are to get the first win of the season. Continue reading
Leicester City finished the Premier League season on a high note as they secured a 5-1 victory against Queens Park Rangers. Even if Leicester City had lost their last match of the season, they still would have had more than enough points to ensure their Premier League survival.
This season has truly been an outstanding one for Leicester City as the club was located at the very bottom of the English League for a number of successive weeks but they managed to escape those dreaded spots after managing to seal important points and have now guaranteed their safety for another season.
As a way for the owners to repay and give their thanks to the supporters of the club, the Thai retail billionaires Vichai and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha bought the first round of beer at the King Power Stadium on the last day of the season.
The Vice-Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “We want to say thank you to our fans for their incredible support this season. Even during the most difficult times of the season, when everyone thought we had no chance, our loyal fans continued to believe and continued to get behind the team.” Continue reading
Jose Mourinho has a contract with Chelsea that runs until 2017 but after the Portuguese manager lifted the Premier League title in a very convincing fashion, a contract extension is believed to be on the verge of being completed.
The season is still not over but Chelsea has already been crowned as the champions of England after managing to snatch 83 points in 35 matches, there is no way that any of the other remaining clubs of the league are able to catch up and this is a very impressive feat taking into consideration that Chelsea had not won the English League in over 5 years.
The return of Jose Mourinho has given Chelsea a breath of life, a new reason to aim for all the major titles and not only the Premier League. A contract extension for the Portuguese manager will put Chelsea into an even higher stage of Europe’s elite as Mourinho is just beginning as winning the Premier League for a 3rd time is not enough for him.
Mourinho is hungry for total success and he has all the tools needed to accomplish this mission.
After having won the Champions League with Porto and with Inter Milan, Mourinho is eager on lifting it once again but this time with Chelsea. Continue reading
Chelsea lost their 16 match unbeaten run after a 3-0 defeat against West Brom, but it made little impact as they have already been crowned as the champions of England for a fifth time.
Jose Mourinho had led the team to another league title with three games to spare after the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace a couple of weeks ago. Since then, however, the desire to win matches appears to have dropped considerably within the Chelsea team. It has been told by the 1-1 draw with Liverpool last week and the 3-0 defeat against West Brom on Monday night.
Saido Berahino returned to form with two goals against the champions. Even though the result and the match amounted to little for Mourinho and his team, the Portuguese was not very happy after the match. He stated that the ideal situation is to win the Championship and go home. Yet, it has not been the case since Chelsea were allowed to win the title with three games to spare. Mourinho has blamed the competition for not putting up a fight. Manchester City were in the title race until February, but their pace has considerably dropped in the second half of the season. Continue reading
Chelsea striker Diego Costa says that his teammates are going to remain calm in the Premier League title race according to the instructions from manager Jose Mourinho. After having won league titles in four different European leagues, Mourinho is considered as one of the masters for winning league titles. His Chelsea team currently have a six-point advantage over Manchester City in the second spot along with a game in hand. This could potentially see them almost 10 points over the nearest competitor with just two months of legal action left.
At the start of the season, Chelsea captain John Terry revealed that the club had made it a priority to win the league title after having not won it since 2009-10. The early Champions League exit at the hands of Paris St Germain appears to have helped the club in this regard, while winning the Capital One Cup by beating Tottenham has also helped them take the pressure. For Manchester City and the chasing pack, the league title remains the only chance of glory this season. After struggling for form in the months of February, Costa is once again back scoring. He has found the back of the net in the last two league matches. Continue reading
The 1rst leg of the Champions League round of 16 battle between Chelsea and PSG has already taken place at the home turf of the French team at the Parc des Princes and the hugely important match finished off in a 1-1 draw but the scoreboard does not reflect what actually happened in the pitch as PSG dominated the match from start until the end.
After the match was over, statistic show that PSG enjoyed having 54% of possession which isn’t a very dominating percentage but the aspect of the game where Paris Saint-Germain was really efficient at was in the sheer amount of shots that were launched from the home team.
ThibautCourtois has once again turned into the hero for Chelsea as he had to be at his best in order to deny the opposition from scoring.
The impact that the Belgian goal-keeper has made upon arriving to Stamford Bridge is simply amazing as he has forced PetrCech on having to stay on the sidelines for the majority of the season. Continue reading