Portuguese winger bags two-goals in pre-season friendly against Crewe after he was linked with a move to AS Monaco
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Monday 21 June 2010
Tuesday 08 June 2010
As a former coach to the South African national team who was born in Mozambique, Portugal's Carlos Queiroz says this is a "special" World Cup for him, preparations for which continue with a friendly today against his native land. Exactly 12 months ago, however, he did not look like making it this far. After three home games in a moderately difficult qualifying group produced just two points, the Portuguese seemed likely to lose out to Denmark and Sweden, but a last-minute winning goal in Albania by central defender Bruno Alves proved a turning point. Without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo, they beat Bosnia-Herzegovina in the play-offs. Being drawn with Brazil and Ivory Coast on the back of such an uninspiring qualifying campaign has nevertheless had bookmakers offering odds of up to 22-1 against Portugal winning the competition in which they finished third in 1966 and, more relevantly, fourth four years ago.
Thursday 13 May 2010
Chelsea's squad may be top heavy with players approaching the wrong end of their careers, but Didier Drogba, one of those the far side of 30, believes they have the ideal "balance" to add trophies beyond this season's Premier League.
Friday 23 April 2010
Chelsea's striker Didier Drogba yesterday admitted his body is struggling to cope with the gruelling demands of chasing the Double. Drogba, 32, has enjoyed one of his best seasons at Stamford Bridge, scoring 32 goals in 40 games for Chelsea, as well as playing for Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations in January.
Thursday 08 April 2010
Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne has given his side an injury scare ahead of Saturday's FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea.
Saturday 27 March 2010
Friday 26 March 2010
Chelsea have been given a much-needed boost by midfielder Michael Essien as the club's growing injury crisis worsened with the loss of defender Ricardo Carvalho with ankle ligament damage.
Friday 12 March 2010
Friday 05 March 2010
Chelsea assistant coach Ray Wilkins insists Joe Cole will remain at the club despite reports of a rift between the England midfielder and owner Roman Abramovich.
Sunday 28 February 2010
John Terry used to be the guy who never made mistakes. But in the past month, ever since it became common knowledge that he had been sleeping with Wayne Bridge's former girlfriend, errors in judgment have rapidly become the defender's stock in trade.
Tuesday 09 February 2010
Friday 29 January 2010
The leading three Premier League teams have all had a go at sitting on top of the table over the last nine days, but Ricardo Carvalho believes it is Chelsea that Manchester United and Arsenal "have to be worried about" after his side reclaimed pride of place on Wednesday night.
Monday 14 December 2009
Real Madrid are preparing to launch a January transfer bid for Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho.
Saturday 12 December 2009
Tuesday 27 October 2009
Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti gave his squad a clean bill of health amid scares of a possible outbreak of swine flu at Stamford Bridge.
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