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Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea: The Blues’ bench-boys turn on the style at the Emirates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When Jose Mourinho bemoaned Chelsea’s fixture pileup on Monday, with his side making the short but sharp trip to Arsenal just days after hosting Man City at the Bridge, few would have taken his words at face value.
“If they want a big game, we cannot give the big game. If they want the players that were playing [on Sunday], we cannot give them that,” Mourinho told reporters,
The trademarked mind-games incorporated by the feisty Portuguese have become something of an acquired novelty for fans and pundits in the EPL, and his latest outburst did little other than set the stage for his second-string to come out and provide the spectacle that their manager cryptically doubted.
They did just that, as Chelsea’s true strength was highlighted, in spades. Of the eleven that started the City game on Sunday, only Gary Cahill was in the line-up at the Emirates; with Torres, Lampard,...
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PICTURE: Mourinho keeps Ozil’s shirt as souvenir - originally posted on Soccerlens.comJose Mourinho was seen hugging his former player Mesut Ozil and has kept his shirt as souvenir after the match, where Chelsea defeated Arsenal 2-0 in Capital One Cup tie to reach the quarter finals.
It was a one sided game really where Chelsea dominated from the beginning and enjoyed a lion...
It is just after half-term in the club shop at Stamford Bridge, and a proud father is buying replica jerseys for his children. It is a hefty order. He asks for home and away shirts, bearing the forenames of each child, all four of them, aged between six and the early teens. The dad arranges to have them dispatched to his workplace, Chelsea’s Surrey training ground.
Image: Glyn Kirk (AFP)
In the most anticipated Premier League match of the week, Chelsea hosted fellow big-boys Manchester City for a heavyweight bout. Having both enjoyed recent strings of successful performances, the two clubs were both looking to make a statement on the day.
Manuel Pellegrini did adjust his lineup from previous matches. Opting for Javi Garcia in defensive...
Jose Mourinho has always stated that soccer is a game that revolves around transition and change of possession. After his 2-1 victory over Manchester City, it’s evident that Mourinho is crafting a deadly counter-attacking Chelsea side with Fernando Torres as his star-striker. It’s the Chelsea manager’s age-old formula of a hard-working side that exploits the phases of the game...
Chelsea fans react on Twitter to Michael Essien’s performance
By Dan Coombs
Michael Essien made his second start of the season for Chelsea last night.
When you need a man to rely on, call Michael Essien.
It seems like a long time ago Jose Mourinho originally signed the Ghanaian for Chelsea, indeed it was back in 2005 for a price of £26 million.
Essien was a tour de force in...
Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining...
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign midfielder Xabi Alonso on a free transfer next summer from former club Real Madrid.
Southampton are ready to keep it in the family by snapping up Victor Wanyama...
CONFIRMED: Arsenal vs Chelsea Line-Ups - originally posted on Soccerlens.comArsenal take on Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea at the Emirates in tonight’s mouth-watering fourth round Capital One Cup tie clash at the Emirates.
Both the teams are heading into this match on the back of some strong league performances. The Gunners are sitting at top of the Premier League table while Chelsea...
The 23-year-old left Manchester City and the Premier League last January for £19million but rumours suggested he could be set for a reunion with former Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho.
But Allegri told AC Milan's official website: ""He will not leave in January. Absolutely not. I think Mario should be left in peace. It's not difficult to manage him.
Jose Mourinho takes Chelsea to Newcastle United on Saturday looking for his first Premier League win at St James’ Park. […]
Possible Chelsea Starting Line-Up Against Arsenal – John Obi Mikel to Start - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea will face London rivals Arsenal at the Emirates in the forth round of the Capital One Cup tie, where Jose Mourinho will be looking to use his bench strength to good effect.
The Blues manager will be looking to make few changes from the side that defeated Manchester...
In the eleventh episode of This Week In Soccer, the topics discussed are (1) Jose Mourinho’s antics (2) The value of Luis Suárez, and (3) Michel Platini: The man and politician.
The guests on this week’s episode are:
Laurence McKenna (EPL Talk Podcast host)
Richard Farley (NBCSports.com), and
Kartik Krishnaiyer (Senior Writer, World Soccer Talk).
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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini refused to publicly back Joe Hart after another error from the England goalkeeper saw Chelsea triumph at Stamford Bridge.
The City shot-stopper and Matija Nastasic were involved in a mix-up which gifted Fernando Torres a 90th-minute winner.
Following the loss, Pellegrini refused to discuss the errors which resulted in Torres' winner or...
Jose Mourinho maintained his hoodoo over Arsene Wenger as Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the League […]
After two defeats in a row against Sunderland and Manchester City, Newcastle now have the unenviable task of going up against an in-form Chelsea side, who Jose Mourinho has playing very well at the moment. Alan Pardew – we can transform our season Alan held his press conference this afternoon, and he was asked about […]
Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs has indicated that they would welcome the chance to sign Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa and Chelsea attacker Kevin De Bruyne.
Allofs revealed the Bundesliga club are ready to make significant signings in the New Year and will pursue Premier League players should they become available.
United midfielder Kagawa has made just two appearances...