Jose Mourinho has given the Brazilian midfielder Willian his Chelsea debut in the side to face Basle in the Champions League tonight, kick-off 7.45pm, the Portuguese coach’s return to the competition in his second spell at the club.
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Tuesday 28 June 2011
Porto are unhappy with the way Andre Villas-Boas walked out to take over at Chelsea last week, and are insisting that the Stamford Bridge club must pay the full get-out clause for any players he wants to take with him.
Monday 13 June 2011
Chelsea have announced that backup goalkeeper Hilario has signed a new one-year contract at the club.
Wednesday 08 June 2011
A stunning double save from Petr Cech allowed the Czech Republic to hold Japan to a 0-0 draw yesterday as the tri-nation Kirin Cup ended without a single goal being scored.
Thursday 21 April 2011
Petr Cech has claimed Chelsea are now Manchester United's main Barclays Premier League title rivals because Arsenal have blown too many chances to catch them.
Wednesday 29 December 2010
Petr Cech has backed Carlo Ancelotti to lead Chelsea out of a slump that has seen them plummet down the Barclays Premier League table.
Monday 22 November 2010
Carlo Ancelotti has firmly denied that he ever considered quitting as Chelsea coach over the weekend.
Monday 15 November 2010
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech insists the midweek departure of assistant coach Ray Wilkins had no bearing on their shock 3-0 home defeat to Sunderland.
Sunday 10 October 2010
Three points were dropped against the Czech Republic on Friday night, but something more precious seemed to be discarded in Prague. It was the notion that Scotland might still retainthe ambition and the wherewithal to challenge even a side from thesecond tier of European nations.
Saturday 09 October 2010
Thursday 27 May 2010
Fabio Capello's selection problems were put into perspective yesterday when England's opening World Cup opponents, the United States, produced such a disjointed performance in their penultimate warm-up that coach Bob Bradley admitted his brain was temporarily scrambled.
Monday 17 May 2010
Thursday 15 April 2010
Monday 12 April 2010
Monday 08 February 2010
For the past week Carlo Ancelotti, the Chelsea manager, has been singing the praises of his captain, John Terry. Yesterday the fans at Stamford Bridge joined the chorus, as Terry returned to action for the first time since being sacked as England captain.
Sunday 07 February 2010
Arsène Wenger has seen most things in his 13 seasons as Arsenal manager, though not even he has faced the possible backlash from an England captain scorned. Treading carefully to avoid any direct comment on John Terry on Friday, Wenger was more concerned that his team should produce a positive response to their own setback, namely the comprehensive home defeat last Sunday by Manchester United.
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