The Independent's Martin Hardy analyses today's January transfer window stories and separates the reality from the rumour
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Tuesday 23 June 2009
Chelsea winger Florent Malouda has signed a new two-year extension to his current contract with the club.
Sunday 31 May 2009
Guus Hiddink's exit from Chelsea and the likely appointment of Carlo Ancelotti this week means that the London club will be welcoming their fifth manager in less than two years.
Sunday 31 May 2009
Saturday 02 May 2009
Wednesday 29 April 2009
Tuesday 17 March 2009
Chelsea's chance to have a direct effect on Manchester United's season has passed but when the squad gathered at their hotel on Saturday lunchtime, they watched a Liverpool team who showed others the way. The Chelsea winger Florent Malouda said Rafael Benitez's team had demonstrated that the champions were not unbeatable and others could take their lead.
Saturday 14 February 2009
Saturday 10 January 2009
The pressure on Chelsea is growing with manager Luiz Felipe Scolari admitting yesterday that he was making changes to his training methods and preparation to try and reverse an alarming run of form which threatens to derail the club's season.
Thursday 08 January 2009
Tuesday 30 December 2008
Didier Drogba yesterday heaped more pressure on his under-pressure manager Luiz Felipe Scolari when he complained that he does not understand why the Brazilian is "scared" to pick him and Nicolas Anelka in the same team. Drogba's future at the club is anything but certain and he has done Scolari no favours with yet another downbeat interview.
Monday 10 November 2008
Monday 20 October 2008
Sunday 19 October 2008
Middlesbrough managed to upstage Chelsea yesterday but they did so by being an embarrassment. In conceding five goals in just over an hour, four in 16 second-half minutes, Boro at times displayed a lack of the basic competitive spirit. The players and their manager, Gareth Southgate, were rightly harangued by Teesside's faithful. This was as joyless as the bitter times under Steve McClaren, and Southgate described it as "a humiliation. It might have been eight".
Monday 29 September 2008
Referee Rob Styles has contacted Bolton to apologise for mistakenly awarding a penalty to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Saturday 16 August 2008
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