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Chelsea: All the latest Chelsea flavoured news, views, rumours and other assorted bits and bobs

  • Is Jose Mourinho the new Ian Holloway? February 6th, 2007 Chelsea

    If this quote was unattributed I would have put good money on it being the latest post-match comment / bizarre analogy to be uttered from the mouth of ‘Sir’ Ian Holloway. However, closer inspection reveals that it is Jose Mourinho who is losing sleep over his team’s injury crisis. "It’s like having a blanket that […]

  • Michael Ballack bites the bullet and steps onto the housing ladder! February 5th, 2007 Chelsea

    Back in September we told you that Michael Ballack was having a whinge (shocking, we know) about the cost of houses in Britain. The Chelsea midfielder refused to pay £4 million for a mansion in Surrey he had his on eye on. It seems the German has now decided that his £130,000 a week salary […]

  • A message to John Terry from Jose Mourinho January 30th, 2007 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho‘s notes to skipper John Terry are apparently not the tactical masterstrokes we thought… [Rob Parker] You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Free travel to football matches January 22nd, 2007 Arsenal

    Fans who have experienced the thrill of an away match will know how addictive it is. The trip down, the pre-match pints in a strange pub, being in a strange ground. It’s like a holiday with a football match stuck in the middle of it! However, loads give it a wide berth because they can’t […]

  • Glen Johnson nicked for stealing a toilet from B&Q January 19th, 2007 Chelsea

    This has to be the oddest football story I’ve heard in ages, but England defender Glen Johnson, who plays for Portsmouth on loan from Chelsea, and Millwall striker Ben May were caught at a B&Q in Kent on Wednesday after the pair were spotted by a security guard putting a toilet seat into a box […]

  • Cult hero: Mark Hughes January 17th, 2007 Blackburn Rovers

    When people look back on great players, one name is often omitted. That name is Mark Hughes. ‘Sparky’ had spells at Barca (where they called him Leslie), Bayern as well as spells at Everton, Chelsea, Southampton and Blackburn. However, it’s his time at ManYoo where he’ll be remembered best for his explosive finishes… and curly […]

  • Kit Parade: Petr Cech’s rugby headguard January 16th, 2007 Chelsea

    Petr Cech has revealed that he will have to play in a rugby-style headguard for the next three years to protect his fractured skull. The Chelsea keeper returns to full training today and will be sporting his custom-made head gear, which includes a protective metal plate. Cech said: "It doesn’t limit me, I’ve been training […]

  • Alex Hleb: ‘Andriy Shevchenko is too old to play in the Premiership’ January 16th, 2007 Arsenal

    Crisis club Chelsea – although second in the Premiership is the kind of crisis most clubs would kill for – are fair game at the moment. And Arsenal‘s Alexander Hleb has taken the opportunity to have a potshot. The Belarussian has claimed Andriy Shevchenko is too old to adapt to the English game. Hleb, aged […]

  • Mourinho spits his dummy out over pocket money and Terry still out January 11th, 2007 Chelsea

    Chelsea special one Jose Mourinho has accused the Stamford Bridge board of refusing to back him in the January transfer window. It would seem Jose doesn’t think he’s had enough money already! Reports have already suggested Mourinho could leave in the summer after a fall-out with owner Roman Abramovich and Mourinho said: "I’ve identified the […]

  • Wycombe hold Chelsea in Carling Cup semi-final January 11th, 2007 Chelsea

    League Two side Wycombe Wanderers held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Carling Cup semi-final. A Jermaine Easter equaliser on 77 minutes was enough to keep the Chairboys in the tie ahead of the second-leg at Stamford Bridge on 23 January. Wayne Bridge had earlier put Chelsea in front with […]

  • Kit Parade: Chelsea away 1961 retro kit January 4th, 2007 Chelsea

    This simplistic but nice replica of the 1961 Chelsea away shirt is courtesy of legendary retro shirt manufacturers Toffs. This was the style of shirt worn by Jimmy Greaves as he found the net 41 times in one season. The white v-neck with blue trim has found its way into the Kitbag January sale and […]

  • Gianluca Vialli video January 3rd, 2007 Chelsea

    I know what Chelsea need right now. They need someone upfront with power, finesse, guile, predatory instincts and a lethal finish. Sadly for The Stamford Oilers, they’ve already signed that person a few years ago in Gianluca Vialli. Watch this video and imagine how great they’d be with Vialli and Drogba up top. For Chelsea […]

  • Meet Chelsea’s new star defender Baltemar Brito January 3rd, 2007 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho appears to have put an end to Chelsea‘s defensive crisis, and the solution was underneath his nose all the time. The Special One has revealed he is considering playing 55-year-old assistant coach Baltermar Brito (pictured in his original playing days) because of the prices being demanded by English clubs for their players (the […]

  • SWP gets merked by Rio Ferdinand January 2nd, 2007 Chelsea

    With Chelsea‘s Shaun Wright-Phillips the subject of much transfer spectulation (with the most noise coming from West Ham it has to be said), it’s worth watching SWP in action. Not on a football pitch, but in a restaraunt getting stitched up by football’s very own Snoop Dogg, Rio Ferdinand. Brrapp! [Mof Gimmers] You have already […]

  • Transfer Window: The race for Micah Richards and Gareth Bale January 2nd, 2007 Arsenal

    The running stories of the newly opened transfer window seem likely to be the chases for two talented young full-backs. Real Madrid have joined the parties interested in 17-year-old Southampton left-back Gareth Bale. The Mirror reports that Manchester United, Arsenal and Spurs are all waiting to throw £7 million at the Welsh international. It seems […]

  • Terry back operation ‘successful’ December 29th, 2006 Chelsea

    http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/jonah_freedman/10/06/world.rankings/p1_terry_1005.jpg Chelsea hope to have John Terry back in action within a matter of weeks, after he undergoing surgery on his back injury. The England skipper has not featured in the Blues’ last three Premiership matches, in which they have conceded six goals and fallen four points behind leaders Manchester United…

  • Jewell jumps to the defence of the special one December 22nd, 2006 Chelsea

    Paul Jewell has leapt salmon-like to the defence of Chelsea gaffer Jose Mourinho after he received a fair bit of criticism for ‘card-waving’ at Newcastle. The Portuguese has been criticised for attempting (allegedly) to influence officials, but Jewell, whose Wigan side face the Blues at the JJB Stadium tomorrow, is adamant there are bigger fish […]

  • Sonko “scared” ahead of Chelsea clash December 22nd, 2006 Chelsea

    http://www.4thegame.com/media/00/03/31/Ibrahima_Sonko_Reading_Profile_2005.jpg Reading’s Ibrahima Sonko says he is “scared” ahead of the clash at Chelsea after receiving numerous death threats after his collision with Oilers’ keeper Carlo Cudicini. The Italian was hurt in a collision with Sonko in October, the same game that also saw Petr Cech suffer head injuries and John Terry take up a position between the sticks…

  • Mourinho apologises to Andy Johnson December 21st, 2006 Chelsea

    Everton striker Andy Johnson has accepted the apology of Jose Mourinho over accusations that he dived against Chelsea. The Blues boss – presumably informed by Mrs Mourinho that she would have the forthcoming fine/slander payout spent on her Christmas present – issued an apology over his comments. Mourinho strained himself to state: "Everton, his manager […]

  • Catch 22: Chelsea or Manchester United to win the league? December 18th, 2006 Chelsea

    With the gap between Manchester United and Chelsea down to just two points, it look like the title race could go down to the wire this season. But who do you want to win the league (assuming its a two-horse race)? I’m finding myself in the unusual position of rooting for the Red Devils if […]

  • Champions League last 16 draw December 15th, 2006 Arsenal

    The draw for the first knockout stage of the Champions League has been made. I intended to tell you what the tie of the round is, but they all look so lip-smackingly delicious I can’t decide! The draw in full is: Porto v CHELSEA – Mourinho heads back to the club he won the title […]

  • Premier League say no to foreign officials December 14th, 2006 Chelsea

    http://www.mccallsmokejumpers.org/history/eagle%20parachute%201944.jpg The Premier League bigwigs have ruled out the chance to use foreign referees to officiate in high profile top-flight matches. Didn’t know this could happen? Well, recently German referee Michael Weiner took charge of a Bulgarian league game between Litex Lovech and Levski Sofia.

  • Lampard hits back at Mad Jens’ accusation December 13th, 2006 Arsenal

    http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/arash_markazi/10/07/hot.read/p1_lampard.jpg Frank Lampard is the master of saying nasty things according to Mad Jens Lehmann. Well, judging from the tepid tyrade from Fat Frank, I’m inclined to disagree. Apparently, the ker-azy German goalie “shows no respect” to anyone on the pitch…

  • Jens Lehmann and Didier Drogba show off their diving skills December 11th, 2006 Arsenal

    Does this even count as handbags? Handbags is a bit too manly to describe the shenanigans between Jens Lehmann and Didier Drogba in yesterday’s Chelsea-Arsenal match. Try to keep a straight face as they drag football’s reputation through the Stamford Bridge mud! Both players were booked in the end (for diving I sincerely hope, and […]

  • Mourinho plots to win the Championship as well as the Premiership December 8th, 2006 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho is planning a clean sweep of England’s top two divisions. The Special One has been touting the possibility of a Chelsea ‘B’ team competing further down the Football League in a different division from his ‘untouchable’ stars. He said: "I would love to see it. I can tell you for sure that if […]