Found November 06, 2013 on Sport Statricity:
Chelsea_vs_inter_6495
Chelsea FC are sitting at a nice second place after todays bouts in the EPL. Arsenal remain dominant on top with Liverpool and Manchester City breathing down the blues neck. Just a year ago no Chelsea fan could have imagined that their dream manager will return to Stamford Bridge. So much drama coming into the season with a intense foreseeable ending. Now when people think of 2012-2013 Chelsea FC there are just a couple things they remember about them. First would be the manager swapping fiasco. And second would be the “Fernando Torres is a waste of money” clause. Both which may have been resolved by one man. This man would be Jose Mourinho or as his admirers would call him, “The Special One”. THE MISSING LINK Mourinho is best known in the EPL for his back to back league titles he brought to the Blues. He is admired and influential to so many past and present Chelsea players. After winning the league again in 2010, Chelsea saw a huge drop in success finishing in 6th the season after...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Mourinho: No issue with Hazard

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has not accepted Eden Hazard's apology for missing training this week but will draw a line under the incident. Hazard failed to report for a training session and was left out of the Blues squad that faced Schalke in the Champions League as a result. Mourinho admitted dropping the Belgian was a risky strategy but stands by the decision and will...

Jose Mourinho axes David Luiz from Chelsea XI

Starsport understands the Brazilian centre-back was heavily criticised by team-mates for his seemingly laid-back approach at Newcastle on Saturday. And as a result he will not face Schalke in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge tomorrow. Luiz was criticised in the dressing room as angry boss Mourinho was facing the media at St James’ Park following the 2-0 defeat. A source...

Eto Will Bounce Back To His Best Soon -Chelsea Boss Mourinho

Samuel Eto'o gaining back his lost form at Chelsea Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expects striker Samuel Eto’o to continue improving as he aims at improving on a rather poor start to his Blues career.  Eto’o, who joined from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in the summer, scored twice in the 3-0 win over Schalke in the Champions League on Wednesday. Mourinho said: “It...

Mourinho disappointed in squad after poor performance at Newcastle

Following Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat at St. James’ Park, manager Jose Mourinho was full of anger and regret.  After a solid run of victories, the side that set out to perform against Newcastle on Saturday looked far from title contenders. Chelsea were all too casual in the first half.  Although the Blues controlled the possession and were hardly threatened at the back, they were...

Mourinho's former Real assistant Karanka holds talks with Crystal Palace over vacant manager's job

Former Real Madrid defender Aitor Karanka is the latest manager to hold talks over the vacant Crystal Palace job. The Spaniard - who worked as Jose Mourinho’s No 2 during the Chelsea boss’ three year spell at the Bernabeu - met with Palace co-chairman Steve Parish last week to discuss the prospect of replacing Ian Holloway, who left the club last month. Karanka, who has never...

Mourinho praises ´clever´ Eto´o

Jose Mourinho took some credit for Samuel Eto’o's bizarre opening goal in Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League victory over Schalke. Eto’o […]

Chelsea vs West Brom: Preview, Team News & Prediction

Chelsea vs West Brom: Preview, Team News & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea will welcome West Brom at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday where Jose Mourinho, who is reluctant to give credence to the Blues’ November curse, knows very well that another slip-up in the league will be simply unacceptable. In their last league match, Chelsea were surprisingly...

Michael Essien Arrives In Ghana Today For Dad’s Funeral

Michael Essien Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien will arrive in Accra on Thursday night for his father’s  funeral this weekend. The Ghana international has been given indefinite compassionate leave by manager Jose Mourinho. James Essien, a former Hearts of Oak player, passed away on September 2 in his native country after battling illness. Essien will bury his father in a traditional...

Torres to miss Schalke clash

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed striker Fernando Torres will miss Wednesday's Champions League match against Schalke with a muscular injury. Torres made a premature exit from training on Monday and was absent as 25 members of the first-team squad took to the field at Chelsea's Cobham training base to finalise preparations for Wednesday's Champions League...

Chelsea alerted as Porto admit they could sell Eliaquim Mangala in January

Chelsea have been alerted to the availability of Eliaquim Mangala after Porto admitted they are ready to consider offers for the defender. Mangala, who has also been linked with Manchester United and Barcelona, is known to be a key transfer target for Blues boss Jose Mourinho. Chelsea had an offer rejected for the 22-year-old in the summer, but they are now set to go in with a...

Mourinho wants Benfica’s Lazar Markovic and Inter Milan’s Pedro Delgado

Chelsea are hoping to add two more talented teenagers to their squad with moves for Benfica’s Lazar Markovic and Inter Milan’s Pedro Delgado. The Blues committed Burkina Faso 18-year-old Bertrand Traore to a four-and-a-half year deal last week and boss Jose Mourinho is keen to continue to bolster his youth ranks by raiding two of his former clubs. Midfielder Delgado, 16, only...

Mikel Relishes Chelsea’s Quick Champions League Turn Around, Hails Cameroon Striker Eto’o

Chelsea beat Schalke 3-0 at home Nigeria international John Mikel Obi has expressed delight at his personal contribution in the manner in which Chelsea has turned around their fortunes after a rather disappointing start to this season’s Champions league campaign. Blues manager Jose Mourinho made six changes to the team that lost over the weekend to Newcastle and Mikel was one of...

Chelsea Grants Essien Compassionate Leave As He Buries His Father In Ghana

Essien and his late dad Chelsea has granted midfielder Michael Essien a compassionate leave as he heads to Ghana for the burial of his late father. James Essien, a former Accra Hearts of Oak player, passed away on September 2 in his native country after battling illness. The Ghana international has been given indefinite compassionate leave by Blues manager Jose Mourinho. Essien...

Rafa Benitez to return to Chelsea for Spanish star Cesar Azpilicueta

Rafa Benitez is eyeing up a raid of former club Chelsea for defender Cesar Azpilicueta. The Napoli manager is keen to add to his defensive options in January as he aims to mount a charge for the Serie A title, with his side currently in second place - three points off leaders Roma. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Benitez wants to bring Azpilicueta to Napoli after being impressed...
Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.