DONE DEAL: Chelsea defender to join Dutch club on loan

DONE DEAL: Chelsea defender to join Dutch club on loan - originally posted on Another Chelsea youngster left the club to join Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem on loan for the rest of the season, the club has confirmed.  Chelsea share a strong relation with Vitesse, with the Dutch team’s owner, Alexander Chigirinsky, is thought to be good friend of Roman Abramovich...
Via Soccerlens
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chelsea's £27m offer for Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas

At the same time it was revealed that the club are preparing to hand Eden Hazard a new £200,000-a-week contract to keep him out of the clutches of Paris Saint Germain. Chelsea's bid for Fabregas came just 24 hours after Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa passed a medical ahead of his £32m switch to the Bridge. But Chelsea are also hopeful of tying up a £14m deal for Atletico...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Lampard will be Chelsea manager one day, says Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has revealed Frank Lampard will come back to Chelsea - to be groomed as the Special One’s successor. Parting was such sweet sorrow when England’s World Cup vice-captain quit Stamford Bridge after 13 years because owner Roman Abramovich has left the door ajar for Lampard to return whenever he wants and in a role of his choice. Mourinho knew Lampard was leaving...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Roman Abramovich and other billionaire owners are good for football

Why Roman Abramovich and other billionaire owners are good for football - originally posted on Since Roman Abramovich brought Chelsea back in 2003 the club has constantly come under scrutiny for ‘buying success’ and the same goes for Manchester City who have now recently won their second Premier League since the owner bought the club. There is no doubt that the...
Via Soccerlens
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Roman Abramovich backs Jose Mourinho's plan to field 'B team' in Anfield showdown

Roman Abramovich has given his blessing to Jose Mourinho’s controversial plan to rest an entire XI in Chelsea’s showdown with Liverpool – even if it means surrendering the Premier League title. Abramovich and his board will not prevent their manager making wholesale changes for the trip to Anfield on Sunday after Mourinho claimed that anything else would jeopardise the club’s...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Roman Abramovich Determined To Take Didier Drogba Back To Stamford Bridge

Former Chelsea Striker Didier Drogba Roman Abramovich wants Didier Drogba to return to Chelsea as coach to help create a production line of striking talent at Stamford Bridge. Blues boss Jose Mourinho was linked with a move for Galatasaray striker Drogba upon his return to Stamford Bridge last summer. And ahead of teams’ Champions League last-16 clash on Wednesday in Turkey, the...
Via Afrikan Soccer
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tough Tie For Newcastle Youngsters

Newcastle will play Chelsea FC in the FA Youth Cup quarter finals, after the strong London side beat Cardiff City 2-0 on Tuesday. Adam Armstrong – 17 year-old budding star on Tyneside And Chelsea have had an excellent Youth program under owner Roman Abramovich, and they have reached the FA Youth Cup final four times […]
Via Newcastle United FC Blog
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Chelsea fans are excited about signing players who don't exist

While the Premier League is known for their passionate, tribalistic local fanbases, its worldwide popularity also leads itself to developing legions of frontrunning bandwagoners.  Perhaps no team is more synonymous with this type of fan than Chelsea, a London club that shot to prominence thanks to new owner Roman Abramovich and his Russian oil money and won its first top division...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mourinho wants to see out contract

Jose Mourinho is determined to eclipse his own managerial record under Roman Abramovich by completing his contract as Chelsea manager. Mourinho's first Stamford Bridge reign lasted from June 2004 until September 2007, identifying him as the longest-serving coach of the 10 to have worked beneath Abramovich. The Portuguese's second spell at Chelsea is underpinned by a four...
Via Fox Soccer
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea reports annual losses of more than $80m

Chelsea has posted annual losses of more than $80 million but the Premier League club remains confident of complying with UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules. The club slipped back into the red a year after making a profit for the first time since Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich's takeover in 2003. Chelsea lost 49.4 million pounds ($81.7 million) in the year to...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Mourinho Risks Abramovich’s Iron Fist If He Switches Chelsea’s Tactics to Be More Defensive

    Following another poor defensive display by Chelsea, this time in a Capital One Cup 2-1 AET loss to Sunderland, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has strongly implied he might reign in his side’s tactics, resembling more of the Jose 1.0 side that allowed Chelsea to claim back-to-back Premier League trophies as well as three domestic cup competitions in the Portuguese manager’s...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Chelsea Prepare £38m Bid for Serie A Youngster

Stamford Bridge side keen on Juventus midfielder. Chelsea are reportedly readying a big money bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and the growing interest in the French international has led to the club’s president admitting they may have to consider offers for the youngster according to Eurosport. President Andrea Agnelli hopes to tie down the 20 year old to a new long term...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardiff City Owner Vincent Tan is the New Flavio Briatore

For soccer fans, the relationship between a club’s manager and owner is usually open to speculation. In most cases, the owner remains behind the scenes, offers few interviews, and only surfaces during an occasional match for their requisite camera shot while sitting in their private seats. There are more outgoing individuals such as Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan. By his own...
Via EPL Talk
October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Chelsea FC: Special One to bring special season?

Jose Mourinho (photo credit: Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho began his second stint as manager with two losses, but the Blues have enjoyed a recent run of success since then.  The Blues are currently on an unbeaten streak spanning five matches.  Chelsea FC, backed by the financial support of business tycoon Roman Abramovich, are always considered to be in contention...
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Romelu Lukaku looks to prove Jose Mourinho wrong at Everton

Action Images When the summer transfer window closed at the start of the season, Jose Mourinho claimed he was happy with his core of strikers.  Having refused to sell the out of favor Demba Ba to rivals Arsenal, Mourinho allowed the deadline-day loan of 20 year-old striker, Romelu Lukaku, to Everton.  Many critics and fans questioned the loan move, believing that the Belgian international...
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Torres accepts he must improve

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres admits he has to do "much better" to justify his £50million price tag and retain the confidence of Roman Abramovich. The Spaniard, currently on the sidelines with a knee injury, concedes that he needs to score more goals but he is confident that he will deliver if he is given time. Torres scored 23 goals last season in all competitions...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Ferguson Reveals That Abramovich Asked Him to be Chelsea Manager When He Bought The Club: Daily Soccer Report

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Roman Abramovich asked him to be Chelsea manager when he bought the club in 2003. In the interview with Charlie Rose, which was shown on PBS last night, Ferguson said: “They used an agent to approach me when Abramovich first took over the club and I said: ‘No chance.’” Ferguson added that he has no plans on returning to management, and...
Via Champions League Talk
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Ferguson: Abramovich wanted me to be Chelsea manager

Ferguson: Abramovich wanted me to be Chelsea manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.comSir Alex Ferguson in his first interview since his retirement revealed that he was approached by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to be the manager of the London club, when the Russian bought the club in 2003. The legendary manager, who is arguably the greatest in the Premier League history,...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Tottenham face losing Willian transfer race to Chelsea after Roman Abramovich gets personally involved

Roman Abramovich has personally launched a stunning bid to derail Tottenham’s plans for replacing Gareth Bale. Billionaire Chelsea owner Abramovich phoned fellow Russian oligarch Suleyman Kerimov owner of Anzhi Makhachkala to offer him £32million for Spurs target Willian. The Brazilian expected to sign for Spurs on Thursday after he passed his medical instead held talks with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Chelsea inks new deal with Adidas

Chelsea and kit manufacturer Adidas have agreed on a contract extension that will see the German brand supply the Barclays Premier League club for 10 more years. Chelsea says in a statement on Friday it is ''the biggest deal to date Chelsea has signed with a partner,'' though no financial details were revealed. Adidas has provided the Blues with their football kits...
Via Fox Soccer
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Ghana Midfielder Michael Essien Doesn’t Mind Winning Ugly

Essien celebrates Champions League triumph with his Chelsea teammates Ghana midfielder Michael Essien says he doesn’t mind playing ugly football to win games. The 30-year-old was part of the successful Chelsea team under Jose Mourinho that were tagged ‘boring’ with their rude style of winning. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has gone from one manager to the other since sacking...
Via Ghanasoccernet
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Everton plan for life after Moyes

Originally posted on Top-soccer.comDavid Moyes enjoyed a 2-0 victory in his last game in charge at Goodison Park as Everton defeated West Ham with two goals by Kevin Mirallas. His eleven-year reign will officially end after the final game of the season at Chelsea. Moyes will then take up his new position as the successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. He leaves the club...
Via Top-soCCer
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Manchester United v Chelsea Rivalry: 9 talking points in the Abramovich era

Manchester United v Chelsea Rivalry: 9 talking points in the Abramovich era - originally posted on Soccerlens.comManchester United and Chelsea lock horns this weekend, in what is a fixture with history. Although the Red Devils have already wrapped up the Premier League title, Sir Alex Ferguson will want to win at Old Trafford, while the Blues are involved in a battle for a top-four...
Via Soccerlens
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Chelsea’s financial health – Keeping up the fight

Chelsea’s financial health – Keeping up the fight - originally posted on Soccerlens.comCFCnet’s Jonathan Davies looks at Chelsea’s financial health ahead of FFP and Premier League restrictions. Financial restrictions – it’s the one thing that no Russian oligarch or Middle Eastern royal wants. The likes of Roman Abramovich are having to tighten their own purse strings...
Via Soccerlens
April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 10 Midfielders in the Premier League

With the final stages of the league upon us, we take a look at the best performing midfielders in the Premier League for the 2012/2013 season. Gareth Bale 26 appearances |16 goals |6 assists Widely considered as the world’s third best player, Gareth Bale has led Tottenham towards the brink of Champions League qualification, with a career best return of 16 league goals. A contender...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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