August 19th, 2016
Diego Costa has never been a target for Atletico Madrid according to the club’s president Enrique Cerezo. He said that these are all rumors created by the media and that the Spanish club has never made any attempt to sign the player.
The Atletico Madrid’s president that the Diego Costa is a Chelsea player and that it is wrong to be linking him to his club. He said that the player belongs to the London team and that at the moment there is no intention by the Spanish club to make a bid for the player
There were rumors during the transfer window that Diego Costa might be going to Atletico Madrid in the summer, but the reports have subsided since then. Antonio Conte has recently stated that Diego Costa is a Chelsea player and that he is not going anywhere in the summer. The new Chelsea manager said that each big team needs a quality striker and that Chelsea are counting on Costa in order to deliver the goals. He said that he is building a team around Diego Costa and that he is not going to let him go anywhere.
July 28th, 2016
English Premier League giant Chelsea FC have announced the signing of Michy Batshuayi from French club Marseille.
The club offered the youngster a five-year deal. The striker is said to hold close resemblance with former striker Didier Drogba, especially with his ability to beat defenders with his physique. The 22-year old player is powerful, fast and has an eye for goals.
Batshuayi was signed following his successful spell in France and Belgium. He was a part of the star-studded Belgian team that made it to the quarter finals. He was on point in the game against Hungary in the Round of 16 where he netted with his first touch when Chelsea’s Eden Hazard sent a cross.
Batshuayi said he was very delighted to join Chelsea being one of the biggest clubs in Europe. He mentioned that Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois mentioned a lot of good things about the club and that he was ready to move into a new phase in his career with Anthonio Conte in charge.
The player who was born in Brussels played his youth team football there before joining Standard Liege in 2011 to begin his professional career. He made his debut at the age of 18 and scored his first goal in a high profile match at Copenhagen in the 2011/2012 Europa League. The goal sent his club to the knockout rounds of the tournament. He got more chances in the next season and scored more goals.
May 10th, 2016
Head coach at the Stamford Bridge, Guus Hiddink, says being at the zenith of the English Premier League for the first time is causing nerves to Tottenham players.
Spurs head to Stamford Bridge on Monday with their title hopes hanging by a thread, following a disappointing draw at home to less fancied West Brom this past week.
Leicester City remain ahead with eight points but Tottenham have three games to go. The Foxes
dropped points during the recent the draw against Manchester United but Hiddink believes Spurs might not have the bottle to make up the ground.
“They are now experiencing being at the top. I’m not much into statistics, but it’s the first time in their history they’re now in the end competing for the Premier League title.
“In some players it might cause nerves. They might under-perform a bit. Leicester are fearless but some Spurs players might be affected by being on top and think ‘what now?’ Hiddink told reporters.
Willian says the Chelsea players don’t want Tottenham to win the league. Aside Willian, many others have said they preferred The Foxes to lift the EPL trophy after their stunning and consistent performance this season.
April 28th, 2016
After a poor start to the season, Chelsea continued their recovery under GuusHiddink by thrashing Aston Villa 4-0 to maintain their hopes of clinching a European place alive.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek opens the scoring in the first half thanks to a deflected shot. Cesar Azpilicueta was gifted too much space by the Aston Villa to find Loftus-Cheek whose shot deflected past JoleonLescott into the back of the net. Without too much effort, Chelsea found themselves leading.
Soon it was the debutant Alexandre Pato time to mark his first match in style by scoring on a penalty. Aly Cissokho made contact with Pato inside the box, and the referee awarded a penalty which the Brazilian converted with precision.
Chelsea lead 2-0 at halftime, and there was no sign of improvement from Aston Villa after the break. In fact, it was Chelsea who scored another goal after some sublime passing moves. After a quick break on the left, the ball arrived at the feet of Pedro, who buried it past the helpless Guzan.
It was all Chelsea after that with Aston Villa failing to take control of the game. Pato continued his impressive debut with a great shot on target only for Guzan to parry it. Pedro was the first one on the loose ball and did not miss the target even from a tight angle.
January 28th, 2016
The Premier League side Chelsea is currently in a state where many things are unclear. Some people are calling this season of Chelsea to be chaotic one as they were located in the bottom spots of the Premier League and this is why the head chiefs of the club decided to sack Jose Mourinho as the Portuguese manager was leading the team to a string of underwhelming results.
Following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho, GuusHiddink was appointed as the interim manager; the Dutch coach will stay in charge of Chelsea for the remaining months of the season. The arrival of GuusHiddink has given Chelsea some calmness but many things in Stamford Bridge are still up in the air.
There are players who have been underperforming in this season who are rumored to be leaving the club maybe in this winter transfer window or in the upcoming transfer window and another question that is still flying around is who will take charge of Chelsea after GuusHiddink leaves at the end of the current season.
There is a list of possible managers who could be appointed as the next permanent manager including the likes of: Diego Simeone, Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte and even Didier Drogba.
Didier Drogba is not as experienced as the other managers but the influence that he has made in Stamford Bridge in these past few years is something unparalleled. The African player has already had a managerial position in the club as he used to be a player-coach in Stamford Bridge and there are rumors going on suggesting that Drogba might make a return to Chelsea and help them recover from their recent slump.
July 23rd, 2015
In the later stages of the Premier League, MousaDembele was dropped on a consistent basis to the sidelines as the Belgium player missed out from around 17 league matches of the previous season and from the matches that Dembele did actually appear in, most of them arrived from the bench as he entered the pitch as a substitute player.
MousaDembele wants to get regular playing time in the next season but it seems unlikely that it will happen if he stays with Tottenham Hotspur and a transfer away from the White Hart Lane might just be the best option for the 27 year old midfielder.
Genoa, Everton and Fulham are a few of the clubs that are considering swooping in for Dembele but Chelsea has emerged as a surprise candidate to secure the services of the Belgian midfielder.
Tottenham Hotspur is believed to be willing on letting MousaDembele leave the club but only for a transfer fee of at least €12 million and this is a price that Chelsea can easily pay however, even if Chelsea does match the price tag of Dembele, the Belgian midfielder might not be so happy in making a switch to Stamford Bridge as his chances of getting into the main team are very difficult.