Kevin Keen has been preparing the Baggies for the third round clash
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Wednesday 14 December 2011
Andre Villas-Boas has created a "family" atmosphere at Chelsea, according to Juan Mata, settling one of the Premier League's most fractious dressing rooms and helping every player at a club notoriously riven by factions feel as though they are involved.
Sunday 11 December 2011
Manager claims 'one that got away' would be in City's star-studded first team.
Saturday 03 December 2011
Andre Villas-Boas has identified Chelsea's long-serving goalkeeper Petr Cech as one of a number of players who would be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of this season as part of the comprehensive overhaul of the club's ageing squad the Portuguese has planned should he remain in place as manager next summer.
Wednesday 23 November 2011
Nicolas Anelka has been told by Andre Villas-Boas that he is free to leave Stamford Bridge in January, as the Chelsea manager intends to recruit a striker as part of an accelerated revamp of his ageing squad. The 34-year-old Portuguese, under pressure following a run of three defeats in four games, hopes to make at least three signings in the winter transfer window to ensure his team qualify for next season's Champions League.
Tuesday 23 August 2011
Sunday 14 August 2011
Wednesday 20 July 2011
It says something for Chelsea's ruthlessness that Andre Villas-Boas is the eighth manager John Terry has worked under. Of the men who might now be England captain, Steven Gerrard, who made his Premier League debut in the same year, 1998, as Terry, has had half that number. Rio Ferdinand, who started his professional career two years earlier, has had three.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Yossi Benayoun and Fernando Torres were on the scoresheet as Chelsea opened their pre-season campaign with a 3-0 win over Wycombe last night.
Wednesday 04 May 2011
The French Football Federation has begun an inquiry into claims that the national team coach, Laurent Blanc, and other coaches secretly agreed on a quota restricting the number of black and Arab players in national training programmes.
Wednesday 13 April 2011
Fergie feels history calling, Torres nightmare continues, Hernandez a bargin, Carrick is back to his best and Van der Sar is also a right-back
Saturday 02 April 2011
The Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti likes to say he never asks his strikers to score goals, but perhaps he should start. Ancelotti yesterday described his quartet of strikers as among the best in Europe, even though collectively they have failed to score in the past five Premier League games, ever since Fernando Torres made his debut following his £50m move from Liverpool.
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