Found October 28, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Chelsea player ratings vs Man City: El Nino outstanding for the Blues - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea left it late, but Fernando Torres scored one after making another as they beat Premier League title rivals Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Who made an impression on us? Find out with our Blues playing ratings below: Petr Cech Made saves you’d expect from a top keeper. Beaten on near post for equalizer, but blame lies with defence. 6/10 Branislav Ivanovic Fairly average display from Serb defender. Always a willing outlet up and down the right. 5/10 Gary Cahill Could have scored early on. Equalizer came from a ball down his side of defence. 4.5/10 John Terry A presence in both penalty areas. His clearance led to Torres’s late winner. 5/10 Ashley Cole Regaining sharpness after three weeks out with rib injury. Starting to wonder whether he will be first choice at international level. 5/10 Ramires Tendency to go down easily creeping into his gam. Booked for one of many ...

Torres scores late to give Chelsea win over City

Fernando Torres capped off an impressive attacking display for Chelsea by seizing on Manchester City's defensive blunder in the 90th minute to clinch a 2-1 victory in the Premier League on Sunday. After Chelsea substitute Willian launched the ball forward, City goalkeeper Joe Hart found himself exposed on the edge of the penalty area and defender Matija Nastasic managed to head...

Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City: Torres capitalizes on late blunder

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...

Pellegrini coy on keeper Hart

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...

Fernando Torres is Instrumental to Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea Success

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...

Last minute goal crucifies City’s efforts: Managers speak

Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City Torres is definetelty Mourinho’s best man on top of the foward line. The Spaniard delivered  Stamford Bridge at the last minute, following a mistake in City’s defense… Jose Mourinho speaks: First of all, I feel sympathy with them because I know how it is to lose in the last minute,’. ‘It’s a very difficult feeling, but of course it’s a great...

Chelsea nip City late in Battle of the Blues

A late strike from a resurgent Fernando Torres helped the Blues to a 2-1 victory over Manchester CityThe post Chelsea nip City late in Battle of the Blues appeared first on The Soccer Daily.

Joe Hart at crossroads with Man City

I actually saw people getting up from their seats and filing out as time wound down at Stamford Bridge Sunday and I had to ask: "What are they thinking? Don't they know the Premier League has more drama than any other league in the world?" They do now, after Fernando Torres snatched a late winner to give Chelsea a massive win - and raise a lot more questions about Manchester...

Atletico Madrid Continue To Succeed Despite Losing Star Players

The summer transfer of Radamel Falcao from Atletico Madrid to AS Monaco has been well documented. The world class striker was sold to the French club for £52.8 million ($85.4 million). Over the course of two seasons with the Spanish club, Falcao had scored 52 goals in 67 appearances and helped the club win the 2012 Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, and the Copa Del Rey. He scored a...

OSG Prem: ManCity's Defense Is Their Downfall

((HT: BPL)) The HQ would like to know what in the blue hell is going on with City's back line... especially after today's surrendering of a point snatching defeat from the jaws of a sister-kissing at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea... Game's tied at ones after a beautiful goal by Sergio Aguero, and this happens in the 90th minute... THE 90TH MINUTE... Nastasic...

Spain it is!

Diego Costa announced today that he will be representing Spain in international competitions. The Atletico Madrid forward was born in Brazil but obtained his citizenship in Spain in July. It was a win win situation for him. The in form striker has pissed off the host country. Luis Felipe Scolari is crying foul that Costa wouldn’t play for his birth country. Spain will add him to...
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