Champions League & John Terry

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Looking forward to centre back extraordinaire Adam Virgo analysing ex England captain and Champions League winner John Terry
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John Terry, Terry. He slipped for his penalty,. Lost Chelsea the champions league,. John Terry, Terry. .
.but guess what, John Terry eventually won the Champions League. Meanwhile Steven Gerrard and the Premi…
New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says the club "belong" in the Champions League, and says John Terry is an...
On this day in 2008, John Terry stepped up to take a penalty which could win the Champions League for Chelsea...
John Terry and Ashley Cole having a Pokemon battle before a Champions League match.
John Terry on the Champions League win in 2012: "When we looked dead and buried, we came back and showed the fighting s…
That could well be John Terry's Champions League career gone with a whimper.
Fact that John Terry may well never play another Champions League match for us is worse than this loss.
John Terry will never play in the Champions League again.
Will never see [current] Stamford Bridge or John Terry in the Champions League ever again
John Terry may never play another Champions League match for us...
2008 is destined to be the only Champions League final John Terry ever played in.
John Terry looks like he knows his Champions League career is over...
John Terry to miss Chelsea's Champions League last-16 second leg with PSG:
XIII. Thou shall not underrate John Terry. Argue with your Champions League trophy.
Congratulations to John Terry who tonight broke the record for most Champions League starts by an Englishman
John Terry made his 107th Champions League start yesterday, more than any other Englishman. Legend.
Left out for Champions League and Arsenal games, Jose Mourinho says Captain John Terry will play against Walsall
John Terry taking a penalty in a Champions League final has more balance than a Chelsea match report...
That's not true. John Terry, Ramires, Mikel, Ivanovic, Garry Cahill are all Champions League winners, still in chelsea.
2007: John Terry and Ashley Cole battling each other in Pokemon before a Champions League match.
Ashley Cole and John Terry had a Pokémon battle before a Champions League match in 2007.
Chelsea's John Terry missing the DECIDING penalty to LOSE the 2008 Champions League final 2 Man United.
John Terry still haunted by his 2008 Champions League final penalty slip
Chelsea Captain John Terry is still haunted by his penalty miss in the 2008 Champions League final against…
John Terry defends his Chelsea team-mates after PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic called them babies in Champions League.
John Terry speaks about the club's exit from the Champions League at the hands of PSG and his future at the...
PSG fans spoof the metro racism video, deny John Terry boarding on the Champions League train
John Terry slipping in 08 Champions league Final.. Literally had trophy in their hands
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John Terry: It’s time for the real test for Chelsea. JOHN TERRY has warned his team-mates they cannot be considered a great Chelsea side unless they secure silverware this season. The former England captain, who has won 12 major honors at the club, said: "People can say we are a great side, we have top, top players, but until we go and win things, it's not there yet. That will be the test. "Our motivation in the dressing room is to win the league, push on in the Capital One Cup, the Champions League and the FA Cup. At this stage, to be in all competitions is where you want to be and it's down to us big players to step up and let everyone else decide. Once we win stuff, we are a good side."
Jose Mourinho claimed his Chelsea team is a thing of “beauty” after they racked up their biggest Champions League away win for 15 years. John Terry, Willian, Didier Drogba, Ramires and an own goal from Schalke midfielder Jan Kirchoff inflicted a crushing defeat later described by boss Roberto Di Matteo as “the most painful of my career”. Mourinho said: “This happiness, this flair, this beauty. The way we are doing things, we are very happy. “To win 5-0 in Germany is even more not normal. The performance was complete. It was very impressive. We have a good team. Obviously we can lose and the bad result is waiting for us. But the reality is the team is playing very well.”
Jose Mourinho was thrilled with the emphatic result against Schalke as well as his team’s performance which was close to perfect from the first minute to the last. The Blues romped to our equal-biggest ever away win in the Champions League tonight, with three first-half goals and two in 60 seconds after the break doing the damage. John Terry, Willian and an own goal had us 3-0 ahead at the interval and more scintillating football after the break was rewarded when substitutes Didier Drogba and then Ramires netted in quick succession. It was no less than a brilliant team performance deserved, as Mourinho acknowledged afterwards… ‘We played a fantastic match,’ the manager enthused. ‘The team is very confident. We needed to come and play and we showed that from the first minute. ‘The team was always in control playing top quality football, strong defensively, no mistakes, no real saves for Courtois, just one rebound which hit the bar. It was very impressive. ‘In the second half we didn’t need ...
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes his team's "perfect" performance in the 5-0 Champions League win at Schalke is one of the club's finest away performances. The Blues thrashed ex-boss Roberto Di Matteo's side to qualify for the last 16 with one Group G game remaining. "I don't remember Chelsea playing this way away from home," said Mourinho. "Obviously, there have been great wins away from home with me, Roberto and other managers. But this was very impressive. Very complete." The Premier League leaders, who are now unbeaten in 19 matches across all competitions, continued their fine form with a clinical performance in Germany. Chelsea led 3-0 at half-time after goals from John Terry, Willian and Schalke defender Jan Kirchhoff, before Didier Drogba and Ramires completed the rout in the final 15 minutes. "I think they have to accept we were too strong for them," added Mourinho, whose side inflicted Schalke's first home defeat since April. "When you lose against a team that produces a perfect performance a ...
Schalke 0-5 Chelsea: Mourinho's men cruise into Champions League last 16 The Blues guaranteed a place at the top of their group after a dominating victory over club hero Roberto Di Matteo's side in Gelsenkirchen, playing some excellent football By Tony Kelshaw Nov 25, 2014 21:32:00 Chelsea romped to a 5-0 victory away against Schalke to confirm themselves as winners of their Champions League group with a game to spare. The Blues took the lead in just the second minute when John Terry headed home a corner and their superiority was clear from that point onward. Willian finished a glorious team move to double their advantage just before the half-hour before Schalke's Jan Kirchhoff, having a dreadful game and hauled off at the break moments later, inexplicably headed into his own net under no pressure from a Chelsea corner. Jose Mourinho's side continued to push in the second half and, galvanised by Didier Drogba's arrival as a substitute, scored two in quick succession through the Ivorian and then Ramires to ...
John Terry has scored 70% of his Champions League goals with his head (7 of 10)
* Manchester United are planning to sell Angel Di Maria, 26, to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer to create funds for a sensational move for either Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, 25, or Cristiano Ronaldo, 29. * Arsenal have agreed a deal in principle to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, who is currently playing second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge. * Lionel Messi's father Jorge says the prospect of his son leaving Barcelona is "not even on the table", after an interview the 27-year-old gave earlier this week prompted speculation about a move away. * Bayern Munich winger and Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri, 23, could be forced to stay with the German champions until the end of the season as he is cup tied in the Champions League. * Jose Mourinho has ordered his scouts to keep tabs on Ipswich defender Tyrone Mings, 21, as a potential long-term replacement for John Terry at Chelsea. * Manchester United are preparing a move for AC Milan defender Adil Rami, 28. * Manchester City are willing t ...
Chelsea have little time to recover from their excursions in the Champions League last night as they travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime. Here is the line-up we think Jose Mourinho will go with: Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois should come straight back in after Petr Cech was given a rare run-out against Maribor last night. Defence: Cesar Azpilicueta is likely to replace Filipe Luis at left-back after serving his three-match domestic ban. Gary Cahill will also be recalled in place of Kurt Zouma after being given a breather on Wednesday Night. John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic will retain their places at the back. Midfield: Mourinho is unlikely to make any changes in midfield as Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic are excelling in the middle of the park. John Obi Mikel is struggling with a knee injury which limits his options for rotation in any case. Attack: Diego Costa came on at half- time last night but he’s expected to be restored to the starting eleven on Saturday with Didier Drogb ...
Open Champions League menu NK NK Maribor 1V Chelsea 1 FT 90' +3 HT 0-0 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Date: Wednesday, 5th November Kick off: 19:45 GMT Venue: Ljudski vrt Key events NK Goal Ibraimi 50' ChelseaGoal Matic 73' Close Match details 5 November 2014 Updated 22:16 GMT By Sam Sheringham - BBC Sport Blues settle for point after Hazard misses penalty Matic cancels out Ibraimi's opener Chelsea extend unbeaten run to 16 matches Eden Hazard missed a late penalty as Group G leaders Chelsea were held to a draw by unfancied Maribor in the Champions League. The Slovenian champions, thrashed 6-0 at Stamford Bridge, took the lead through Agim Ibraimi's sublime curler. But the Blues equalised when Nemanja Matic poked in John Terry's header at the far post. Hazard was fouled by Mitja Viler to win a penalty, but the Belgian's weak effort was saved by Jasmin Handanovic. Hazard's rare miss - he has scored 27 out of 30 penalties in his career - summed up a frustrating evening for the Blues, who had been denied an earlier s ...
Cesc Fabregas and Thibaut Courtois, were the studio guests on Friday Night Live on Chelsea TV. Here's a bit of recap from the Q & A: Fabregas: 'Costa doesn't speak English, but he speaks with everybody. He speaks with every single person in the dressing room' 'He doesn't know how to pronounce Andre Schürrle 's name, so he calls him 'Alleman', 'Alleman come here' Fabregas on what John Terry said after the counter-attack goal vs Maribor: 'Please I'm really tired, just stop here!' Fabregas: 'With Mourinho, the difference about him in the 3-4 months I've been here is that how competitive he is. He just wants to win' 'He doesn't let you relax. When we are having meetings, before the game, halftime, after the game, he always has the right words to say' 'The way Jose says it, he makes everyone focused straight away.' 'You always want to win, want to get the 3 points, but the way Jose says it the way he motivates the players. He is special in that' 'With Mourinho, it is impossible to go to a game not focused or ...
Chelsea6 Remy 13′ Drogba 23′ (pen) Terry 31′ Viler 54′ (og) Hazard 77′ (pen), 90′ NK Maribor0 Didier Drogba scored his first goal since rejoining Chelsea as they recorded their biggest Champions League win with a dominant victory against Maribor at Stamford Bridge. Loic Remy swept in the opener but was quickly replaced by Drogba after injuring himself when scoring. Drogba then converted a penalty before John Terry slid in a third. A Mitja Viler own goal put Chelsea in command before Eden Hazard scored a penalty and drove in a late sixth. Agim Ibraimi hit the post with a penalty for Maribor, but in truth the Slovenians were well beaten. Chelsea have seven points from three games to sit top of Group G, and will be confident of reaching the knockout stage. It was almost the perfect win for boss Jose Mourinho, although the injury to Remy was a cause for concern. With Diego Costa out with a hamstring injury, the Blues could face Sunday's Premier League trip to Manchester United with Drogba as the c ...
MOURINHO: VERY HAPPY Jose Mourinho watched his side record our biggest ever Champions League win against Maribor, and praised the manner of the performance. Goals from Loic Remy and Captain John Terry, either side of a Didier Drogba penalty, gave us a three-goal advantage at the break, with an Eden Hazard brace – including one from the spot – and a Mitja Viler own Goal.compounding the Slovenian’s misery. ‘I told the players before the game that the best way to respect opponents who, in theory, are not as good as you are, and don’t have the same potential as you, is to play at your maximum level,’ explained the Portuguese. ‘It’s not to play a second team, or play with a lack of concentration, it’s to play the best possible way. From the first minute until the last we tried to play well. Defensively we respected our opponents; we know their strikers are good players, the wingers are dangerous, so they deserve our respect. ‘Because we respected them so much we managed to produce a solid p ...
Match report: Chelsea 6 Maribor 0 A thoroughly convincing performance gave Chelsea our best ever win in the Champions League and kept us top of our group and on course for qualification. Loic Remy’s early strike was followed by goals from Champions League veterans Didier Drogba and John Terry before half-time. An own-goal continued the scoring with two from Eden Hazard completing the rout; he and Drogba both netting once from the penalty spot. There was a debut for Dominic Solanke as a second-half substitute with the only disappointment from the evening an injury that forced Remy out of the action early in the game.
After yet another lengthy interruption, welcome back to a Premier League campaign in which Chelsea are now the only unbeaten team (Charlton, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City are undefeated in the lower tiers). The league leaders have won two and drawn one on the road so far, but now face testing trips over the next two weekends, with a home Champions League tie in between. The clash at Old Trafford next Sunday may attract the admiring glances but this weekend retribution is demanded and London pride is at stake. The loss in this corner of south London last March cost the Blues dearly and the fact it was self-inflicted only added to the pain. It is the only defeat in our last 15 matches against teams from the capital. Nineteen points from a possible 21 is the second finest start to a season of the Premier League era. The best was also made by Jose Mourinho’s Blues in 2005/06. Back then no points at all were dropped until the 10th match, a draw at Everton. John Terry is due to captain Chelsea from the s ...
John Terry finally defends THAT Champions League celebration after winning trophy in 2012
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Chelsea player ratings against Sporting Lisbon in Champions Leage:The Blues were given a tough nights work by their Portuguese hosts, and will regret not making things easier for themselves - with Andre Schurrle missing a golden chance to double his sides advantage.Ratiing was done out of 10 with Nemanja Matic emerging our Man of the Match with a 9 out 10 GK) Thibaut Courtois - 7 Several decent saves from the Belgian made sure of Chelsea's victory - solid. RB) Branislav Ivanovic - 6 After an early injury scare, returned to be his usual solid presence in the Chelsea defence - booked for a clear body-check. LB) Filipe Luis - 6 Given the start ahead of Cesar Azpilicueta, and looked good, especially going forward, but did pick up a yellow card. CB) Gary Cahill - 8 A rock at the heart of Chelsea's defence tonight - winning everything in the air - a strong contender to be Terry's successor as Blues captain. CB) John Terry - 6 Worked as hard as ever on his 100th Champions League appearance - making him the sixth ...
John Terry became the second Chelsea player this year to make 100 appearances in the Champions League when he captained his side against Sporting Lisbon in their Group G match in Portugal on Tuesday.
John Terry becomes the sixth Englishman to play 100 Champions League games
John Terry claims credit for Celtic's Champions League progression. awarded 3-0 home win by UEFA
John Terry explains what Diego Costa can offer Chelsea next season CHELSEA veteran John Terry believes new boy Diego Costa will be a success at Stamford Bridge. By: David Wright Wed, July 16, 2014 Terry is looking forward to next season with Costa leading the attack[GETTY] He holds the ball up very well, he has got great movement and is really physical John Terry The Blues completed the £32m signing of Costa from Atletico Madrid yesterday after he fired the club to the La Liga title last season. Jose Mourinho's men went up against the Spain international in last term's Champions League semi-finals, exiting the competition with a 3-1 defeat on aggregate. And Terry claims Chelsea can look forward to the striker's target man qualities next season. Related articles Chelsea agree fee to sign £20m-rated Brazilian star Filipe Luis Chelsea look to offload John Obi Mikel as they try to hijack Arsenal's Sami Khedira move Chelsea beating Man Utd and Man City in race for Roma star Mehdi Benatia "First of all, his m ...
Michael Ballack rules. "John Terry still owes me a Champions League title."
My worst momment in the world of soccer Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea (6-5 on penalties) Our first Champions League final ended in Moscow heartache. Frank Lampard had levelled Cristiano Ronaldo's opener, and despite seeing Didier Drogba sent off, we held on for penalties. John Terry could have won it for Chelsea but slipped and his shot went wide, and when Nicolas Anelka's spot kick was saved, it was United who could celebrate. — in Champions League Final - 2008. What abt u?
Watching the ESPN wrap-up show (World Cup Tonight) this evening, the line of the show came from Michael Ballack. Discussing the shortcomings of England's back 4 today vs. Uruguay, the subject of John Terry came up, and how he could have made a difference in the Uruguay game. Alexi Lalas asked Ballack what he thought of John Terry, and Ballack replied, "John Terry, he still owes me a Champions League title." Ouch.
Here's a scenario: Cesc Fàbregas lifting the Champions League trophy with John Terry looking proudly at him.
YOU DON'T BELIEVE THIS?THEN WAKE UP FROM YOUR DREAM!!! *Lampard out, Fabregas in: Is this Chelsea's line-up next season? Chelsea won nothing in Jose Mourinho's return to the club last season. They finished third in the Premier League and were knocked out of the FA and League Cups in the fifth round and crashed out of the Champions League against Atletico Madrid at the semi-final stage. Mourinho lambasted the lack of firepower at his disposal, which is likely to be remedied by the arrival of £32m Spain striker Diego Costa, with Atletico manager Diego Simeone confirming he would not stand in the player's way if he wanted to leave. In the middle, long-serving Frank Lampard has decided to leave the club after 13 years and as a result the Blues have been linked with a £30m transfer for ex- Arsenal man Cesc Fabregas , something Spain-based journalist Graham Hunter believes will happen. At the back, though Ashley Cole and David Luiz have left to seek pastures new, John Terry earned himself a new one-year contr ...
John Terry spoke to the press ahead of the UEFA Champions League fixture against Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge. Watch all the build up on Chelsea TV.
The official Chelsea website takes a look back at the 2013/14 season through images taken over the course of the campaign, capturing the action as it unfolded, including goals scored, team celebrations, supporters' reactions and behind-the-scenes shots. November began and ended in disappointment but there was time to reflect in the middle... A wet and windy afternoon on Tyneside brought our six-game winning run to a halt. Despite dominating the first half, in which John Terry hit the bar, we conceded twice after the break without reply. Ashley Cole dishes out some ear-flicking treatment to Cesar Azpilicueta in training before our Champions League clash with Schalke. It's hard to tell if the Spaniard is smiling or grimacing! Another 3-0 win against the German side followed. Here, Samuel Eto'o celebrates after his opening goal, cheekily netted by catching out Timo Hildebrand in the Schalke goal. Two very special guests visit the Chelsea dressing room after the game - former player Paulo Ferreira and tennis ...
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in luring four of Atletico Madrid's Champions League finalists to Stamford Bridge. English paper,The Telegraphsays Mourinho is confident of finalising the £32 million transfer of Atlético Madrid striker Diego Costa now that the Champions League final is out of the way, but he will still look to add more goals to his squad. Options Other than signing Costa and bringing goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois back to the club, Chelsea are interested in two more Atlético players. Left-back Filipe Luis is one of the options being looked at as a replacement for Ashley Cole, while central defender Joao Miranda is being considered to help replace David Luiz and put pressure on Captain John Terry
No matter who wins the Champions League tonight, there will be a Photoshopped picture of John Terry celebrating with them.
On this day 6 years ago: John Terry missed the penalty that would have won Chelsea the Champions League.
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On this day Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties in the Champions League final how could I forget that john terry slip LOL :)
On this day In 2008, John Terry famously slipped in the Champions League final vs Man United.
HAS Roman Abramovich CHANGED HIS POLICY? Jose Mourinho became the fourth Chelsea manager during the reign of Roman Abramovich to sign off from a season without a trophy – the previous three were all fired. The Russian owner has not taken kindly to zero return on his investment. Claudio Ranieri was the first to pay the price for the absence of any silverware, the Italian axed after less than a year of Abramovich’s tenure in 2004. The Blues had finished second in the table. Four years later it was Avram Grant informed that his services were no longer required. The Israeli had come within one kick of winning the Champions League only for John Terry to slip up - literally as well as metaphorically - during the penalty-shootout defeat by Manchester United in Moscow. Again, a second-placed finish was deemed unsatisfactory and Grant was dismissed. Then, in 2011, Carlo Ancelotti -despite delivering a domestic double 12 months earlier was served with his end of service letter. And, for the third time under A . ...
From the Chelsea stable: Reflecting on our 3-1 Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid, David Luiz felt the goal we conceded on the stroke of half-time was the turning point. With the tie goalless following last week's first leg in Spain, an away goal for Diego Simeone's side was always going to make it a difficult evening for the Blues. Fernando Torres had given us the lead against his former club when he swept home a Cesar Azpilicueta cross after 35 minutes, but the visitors restored parity nine minutes later through Adrian Lopez. 'They scored when they needed to score,' said David Luiz. 'We controlled the game for the first 40 minutes and then we conceded a goal at the end of the first half. They were able to counter attack and they dictated the game.' The balance of the contest swung in Atletico's favour early in the second half when Diego Costa scored a penalty, sandwiched in between two headers, from David Luiz and John Terry, which had gone close. Their third goal, scored by Arda Turan following ...
Friday May 2nd, 2014 HOME NEWS Q & A JOBS MORE Ads by Google Is God Good? - Find Out Here! - jesus.net/IsGodGood? Mourinho regrets Courtois friendly fire on may 01, 2014 at 12:02 pm in sports LONDON (AFP) – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was left to rue the performance of the club’s own goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after their Champions League semi-final elimination by Atletico Madrid. Belgian international Courtois, 21, has been on loan at Atletico from Chelsea since 2011 and he produced a save in Wednesday’s second leg at Stamford Bridge that Mourinho identified as the key moment in the tie. Jose Mourinho With Atletico ahead on away goals after Adrian Lopez had cancelled out Fernando Torres’s 36th-minute opener for Chelsea, Courtois plunged to his left to block a header from home skipper John Terry. Moments later Diego Costa put Atletico 2-1 up from the penalty spot after he had been fouled by Samuel Eto’o and a late Arda Turan effort completed a 3-1 victory that set up a showdown with city riva ...
John Terry has No Quick fix this time as Chelsea fall short Against Atletico Madrid in Champions League Semi-Final John Terry felt a jab of pain when Adrian Lopez scored Atletico Madrid’s Equaliser. This time there was nothing to make it go away. Chelsea’s captain was playing on one leg, overcoming the odds to take his place in a Champions League semi-final at Stamford Bridge. The fear now is that, at the grand old age of 33, he will never get to play in another. Atletico’s first goal crushed him. He had been given a painkilling injection to numb his right ankle moments before Chelsea’s warm-up. He will be hurting again. There were times when he was trotting gingerly as he passed Diego Costa across Chelsea’s defence, but putting his body on the line is nothing new to him. There will be times when he will wonder whether he should have played, particularly when he was wrong-footed in the build-up to Atletico’s equaliser. He was caught, along with Chelsea’s defence, when Adrian scored just bef ...
Tribal Football wrote: John Terry is not having much luck in pursuing his Champions League dream. After Chelsea’s defeat to Atletico Madrid he has now lost five semi-finals Missed a spot kick in the penalty shoot out of 2008 in Moscow Suspension ruled him out of the 2012 final Not that crying in the centre circle after last nights game is likely to get him much sympathy...
.. Our fairytale Champions League run is over. A better team won. Congratulations to Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone. Simeone has showed the world that he has arrived and today, I’ve been converted as a fan. He is one to watch. As Guardiola’s magic wanes, his rises to the fore. I salute his resilience, industry and dignity. He is a man of history. For us, it’s not a crying thing, sorry, John Terry, it’s not. You are Captain Fantastic and you gave your best; but, in times like this, you duff your hat to a better team and hope that you’d be there to do it better next time around. The league seems beyond us now, so Mourinho should start planning for next season. We know what our problem is. It’s our forward line. It’s non-existent. The team have punched above their weight this season and for that every Blue must hold their head high, because no matter where we end up in the league, it’s obvious that the old Chelsea feared all over Europe are back. Those who doubt this must be convinced by t ...
Paul Parker - "John Terry doesn't deserve the Champions League medal." Does anyone have a banana to throw at him?
John Terry is 'owed' nothing... but now he has shot at redemption as he bids to bully Diego Costa out of the Champions League By Mike Anstead 11:53 30 Apr 2014, updated 13:15 30 Apr 2014 *.Terry isn't owed a thing but has chance to right Champions League wrongs *.This match is made for Terry - and he'll show he's a warrior *.If he gets it right he deserves to wear his kit in final again - this time for real ‘I think the Champions League owes him something.’ Jose Mourinho has delivered some ridiculous statements down the years, but this is a proper head-scratcher. No player is ‘owed’ anything in football, regardless of perceived bad luck. Defence: Mourinho praised his skipper ahead of tonight's semi-final against Atletico Madrid
Great news :D Petr Cech, John Terry, Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto'o have all trained for Chelsea ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.
Keeper Petr Cech and Captain John Terry train ahead of Wednesday's Champions League
Hazard, Eto, Petr Cech and John Terry all trained today in preparation for the 2nd leg semi-final Champions League game against Atletico Madrid. Mourinho is yet to confirm or deny whether he will field them on Wednesday. We shall overcome.
Chelsea skipper Terry struggling to make Atletico Madrid clash Chelsea Captain John Terry is struggling to make their Champions League semifinal second-leg against Atletico Madrid. The Daily Star says he is rated 50-50 to make a shock return from an ankle injury and face Atletico tomorrow. It is understood Mourinho is planning to play Branislav Ivanovic at centre back alongside Gary Cahill - with Cesar Azpilicueta and Ashley Cole the full backs - if Terry cannot make it.
Petr Cech, John Terry and Eden Hazard take part in Chelsea training ahead of Champions League semi-final.
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Petr Cech, John Terry, Samuel Eto'o and Eden Hazard all train with Chelsea ahead of the Champions League semi-final seco…
John Terry looks set to be fit to face Atletico Madrid in the second leg of Chelsea's Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid.
Petr Cech and John Terry both on the training pitch ahead of Champions League showdown with Atletico
Breaking Football News: (Chelsea Injury Update) Petr Cech, Eden Hazard, Samuel Eto'o and John Terry have all been declared fit for tomorrow's second leg of UEFA Champions League semifinal showdown against Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge. Get more details on this breaking news from Sky Sports @ www.skysports.com Up Chelsea!
John Terry could make a remarkable recovery from a foot injury to play for Chelsea in next week's Champions League second-leg clash with Atletico Madrid.[Daily Star]
Draw not enough for Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho insisted he was not satisfied with Tuesday's goalless draw in Madrid, even though the tactical make-up of his side appeared to be designed to secure that result. Chelsea and Atletico Madrid played to a frustrating 0-0 stalemate in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal. The Blues managed just two shots on target while staying back to stop the Atletico attack. "It wasn't the result I wanted before kick-off, but I didn't want to start the second leg a goal down either," Mouinho said. "A goalless draw is not a positive result for a team playing the second leg at home, but it will do. Mourinho was pleased with how Chelsea's defence, which lost Captain John Terry and Peter Cech to injuries, stopped Atletico's attack. "Atletico were frustrated, whereas usually they are the ones who frustrate other teams," Mourinho said. "My side had a solid performance, we played in a way that irritated them. Atletico Madrid beat Milan and Barcelona here, while we we ...
Injured Chelsea F.C. stars John Terry, Petr Cech out for rest of season While Chelsea F.C. skipper John Terry suffered a foot injury during their Champions League semi-final clash against Atletico Madrid, goalkeeper Petr Cech landed awkwardly in the first half of the match.
Jose Mourinho is prepared to hand the Barclays Premier League title to Liverpool on Sunday by playing a second-string side to save Chelsea’s Champions League dream. With Petr Cech out for the season and John Terry set to miss next week’s second leg after being injured in Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw with Atletico, Mourinho said he will talk to the board about playing fringe players at Anfield. He said: ‘I would play the players who are not playing next Wednesday. I work for Chelsea, the board and I have to follow what my club decide. I am just the manager. I have to listen to the club.
John Terry out for 3 weeks. "We will have to make it to the Champions League final for John to play with us" - Mourinho. Lets rise for TERRY!
Chelsea Football Club held Atlético de Madrid to a goalless draw in Spain to leave their Champions League semi-final evenly poised. However the Blues will be concerned by injuries to Peter Cech & John Terry ahead of Sunday's title showdown with Liverpool FC Full report
SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI: Following the departure of David Moyes as manager, Manchester United has announced that Ryan Giggs, the club’s most decorated player, will assume responsibility for the first team until a permanent appointment can be made. The club will make no further comment on this process until it is concluded. Chelsea Captain John Terry has stated that his side are focused on silencing their critics in order to reach this season's Champions League final. Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid stand in the Blues' way tonight at 22:45 to reach Europe's elite showpiece for the third time in the seven years. Gerard Houllier has backed Liverpool to go on and clinch the Premier League title - and believes it would be a fitting reward for the club's "special" supporters. Roberto Martinez says Everton must come through one of the toughest possible run of fixtures in the final weeks of the season if they are to finish in the top four. Former Swansea City midfielder Ferrie Bodde is in an induced coma a ...
he final four have now been decided for. Friday's draw - but what can we hope to see from the remaining sides fighting for Europe's top prize? Jose Mourinho has no equal in adapting tactics depending on the opponent. No coach currently left in the competition prepares a team better for individual matches. This season he has earned Chelsea rewards in the Premier League and Champions League by his setting his team out with a particular game in mind. The win against Manchester City, which brought down Manuel Pellegrini's facade of impenetrability, was among the best displays in the Premier League this campaign and owed a lot to Mourinho's preparation in the days leading up to the game. "This is where he comes into his own," Captain John Terry said after the 1-0 victory in February. "We spent a good couple of days working on their strengths and weaknesses. They were long sessions for us but they were very worthwhile." Jose was at it again in midweek. He had a blueprint in mind for every circumstance against P ...
THREE Reasons Why Chelsea WILL Win The Champions League The semi-finalists for the Champions League are now confirmed - Chelsea will go up against one of Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich or Real Madrid. The draw is on Friday, but whoever they get I think Chelsea will win the tournament. Here are three reasons why. 1) Jose Mourinho The Portuguese coach has vast experience across European football and knows exactly what is needed to win the competition. Mourinho won the Champions League against all odds whilst in charge of Porto, and then picked up the trophy when at Inter Milan. If there is one coach who you'd want in charge going into the Champions League semi-final it would be him. 2) Solid defence John Terry and Gary Cahill are one of the best central pairings I have seen this season. They are half of the Premier League's tightest defence and have proved to be a tough nut to crack in Europe. Atletico Madrid have Diego Costa, Real Madrid have Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern Munich have a host of top-class att ...
It blows my mind that John Terry won’t be on the plane to Brazil. Him and Cahill were once again brilliant last night and have carried Chelsea into the Champions League semi-finals. We have two English defenders at the heart of the best defence (by a mile) in England having only let in 24 goals in 33 league matches and yet we’re going to leave one at home, Mental. If this wasn’t John Terry and his dubious past the public and press would be all over this asking why the F.A and Hodgson hasn’t tried everything in their power to talk him out of international retirement, but instead we’ll send a much weaker team to Brazil without him and then back home having not made it out of the group stages. This is just another reason why England won’t ever win anything again, we haven’t got a winning mentality.
TEAM NEWS: CHELSEA V Stoke City Jose Mourinho gives a rest to Eden Hazard and with Oscar also on the bench, there is a full debut for Mohamed Salah. Fernando Torresis centre-forward and with Ramires unavailable as he completes a three-match suspension, Nemanja Matic returns to the midfield having been ineligible for the Champions League. Frank Lampard also starts with David Luiz making way. The defence is unchanged for the 10thgame. Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation: 1 Petr Cech; 2 Branislav Ivanovic, 24 Gary Cahill, 26 John Terry(c), 28 Cesar Azpilicueta; 8 Frank Lampard, 21 Nemanja Matic; 14 Andre Schurrle, 22 Willian, 15 Mohamed Salah; 9 Fernando Torres. Substitutes: 23 Mark Schwarzer, 33 Tomas Kalas, 3 Ashley Cole, 4 David Luiz, 11 Oscar, 17 Eden Hazard, 19 Demba Ba. Your prediction. # Emperor
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Blues boss Jose Mourinho has used the 26 year old Brazilian sparingly this term and his display against Crystal Palace has apparently convinced him to sell the former Benfica man. Chelsea are confident of winning the race to sign £45m rated Atletico Madrid star Costa and will look to bank £35m from the sale of Luiz to help cover the lion’s share of the cost. Mourinho ‘hauled’ off Luiz at half-time during the club’s surprise defeat to Crystal Palace and that may well prove his last Premier League run-out in Chelsea colours. Luiz is however expected to face PSG this week due to first choice midfielder Nemanja Matic being cup-tied. PSG and Barcelona are both thought to be keen on Luiz and both sides see the player as an option to be used at centre-back, where he is seemingly no longer required at Chelsea with Mourinho seeing Gary Cahill and John Terry as his first choice pairing. David Luiz was pivotal in Chelsea’s Champions League and Europa League triumph but doesn’t appear to be a key part o ...
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DATES ANNOUNCED FOR PARIS ST-GERMAIN GAMES 22-03-2014 We will play Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter- finals of this season's Champions League with the first leg away from home. The dates of the games are as follows: First leg - Paris St-Germain v Chelsea is on Wednesday 2 April. The second leg - Chelsea v Paris St-Germain at Stamford Bridge is on Tuesday 8 April. The draw was made at UEFA headquarters in Switzerland on Friday morning UK time, and paired us with the French champions whom we played in the group stage in 2004/05 when we won 3-0 away in the Parc de Princes in Jose Mourinho 's first Champions League game in charge of Chelsea. John Terry and Didier Drogba with a brace were the scorers. We were already guaranteed top spot before the home game which ended 0-0 draw. Club Chief Execurive Ron Gourlay said: 'It was always going to be tough when you looked at the teams who were left in the draw. It's a top eight teams, Paris Saint-Germain is a very tough game but we'll be ready for the first match. ...
Every back page leads with Robin Van Persie coming to the rescue' for David Moyes as Manchester United booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over Olympiakos. Daily Mail Tim Sherwood has told Tottenham to stop panic buying and says he alone will be responsible for deciding which players come in during the summer. Didier Drogba says the Premier League title is Chelsea's to lose, believing the know-how of John Terry and Frank Lampard gives the Blues the edge in a thrilling race. DAILY EXPRESS Spurs boss Tim Sherwood has brushed aside Louis van Gaal's comments that he wants to work in the Premier League. Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has backed Aaron Ramsey to develop into the next Steven Gerrard. Chelsea are ready to hand Eden Hazard a bumper new £200,000-a-week deal this summer to ward off interest from Europe's big spenders. Frank Lampard has warned Chelsea that just because Arsenal have little experience of winning the title, it does not mean they cannot last th ...
Chelsea climbed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after winning easy Wednesday evening at home to Galatasaray two goals without reply at Stamford Bridge in the second leg final price in London . Was the first leg between the two teams in Istanbul has ended in a draw with the aim to target in a match took place in the twenty-sixth of February last . Began coach Jose Mourinho Chelsea game today involving Samuel Eto'o from the outset, and a decision was successful player where he succeeded in opening the scoring for the owner of the land after he sent the Brazilian Oscar ball behind the defenders followed the first with his right foot in the heart of the goal in the fourth minute . Chelsea enjoyed by a large margin on the events, and the resolution of the result in the first half after he increased his lead ahead of its end shortly after receiving a corner kick on the left side carried out by Frank Lampard and watched John Terry header was blocked by the goalkeeper Uruguayan Fernando Muslera to G ...
VIDEO: Chelsea legends John Terry and Didier Drogba share interview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Chelsea beat Turkish side Galatasaray 2-0 in their Champions League last 16 match on Tuesday night, with the Blues now progressing to the last quarter finals, but at the expense of club legend D
Chelsea dominant in dispatching Galatasaray Chelsea FC made it an unhappy return to Stamford Bridge for Galatasaray AŞ's Didier Drogba by marching into the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the eighth time in 11 seasons. While all the attention had been focused on the reunion with their former forward, it was one of their current ones, Samuel Eto'o, who got the ball rolling Chelsea's way with a strike after four minutes. If that was a well-worked incursion, the second goal owed everything to smart reactions, Gary Cahill following up a John Terry header to score from close range. Drogba – a winner of ten major prizes with Chelsea and who will always be remembered for the decisive penalty against FC Bayern München which ensured they lifted the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League – battled as hard as he could and typically won a number of headers and free-kicks, but support was in short supply simply because the home side were so dominant. The game panned out that way from the fourth minute when Eden ...
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Gamyanth Shren of Colour Lab in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu says I would love to work at Chelsea Football Club, preferably as a player. I am big fan and religiously follow as they are my favourite football team. It would be a dream come true if could emulate club legends like John Terry and •Frank Lampard•. Chelsea is based in London. Founded in 1905, they play in the Premier League and have spent most of their history in the top tier of English football. Their home ground is the Stamford Bridge stadium. Chelsea are the only club to win the UEFA Champions League.
Tell Me if this Isnt Funni... A WHOLE MOURINHO... Isnt assured of His Future too. He Beter Wins the Champions League cos the Last Trophy He can Win vhs Season... Before He'l Move from Parking the Bus to Packing his Bags... Culled from Goal.com... . "Jose Mourinho admits he would consider a return to Inter if Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich no longer wanted him at Stamford Bridge. The 51-year-old spent two seasons with the Italian club and left in 2010 having won Serie A, the Champions League and the Coppa Italia in his final campaign. "Right now I'm fine at Chelsea, but in the future Abramovich could decide that my adventure here is over," Mourinho told Mediaset. "That day I could go back to Italy and it's normal for me to think about Inter. But only Inter, not another Italian club." . Chelsea List of Coaches since Abraham Bought Chelsea... . Claudio Ranieri (May2004) The Serving coach when Abramovich bought the club in 2003, the Italian oversaw the development of future Captain John Terry and also brought ...
Mourinho on CL—"John [Terry] is a Champions League winner, whether or not he played the final." (Mirror) 2/2
MATES John Terry believes Chelsea relish the packed end-of-season schedule and has called for the Blues to use Saturday's 1-0 defeat of Everton as a catalyst for a strong run. Terry's last-gasp goal ensured a winning feeling for Chelsea as they travel to Istanbul on Wednesday to play Didier Drogba's Galatasaray in their Champions League last-16 first-leg tie, before a London derby with Fulham in the Barclays Premier League next weekend. Jose Mourinho has continually downplayed Chelsea's title chances, but the Blues lead the standings ahead of their trip to Turkey and Terry is eager for further improvement. IS TERRY ON POINT???
Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City earned wins over Everton, Sunderland and Stoke respectively, while Manchester United beat Crystal Palace. Chelsea looked set to drop points for the second successive league match before returning Captain John Terry popped up right at the death to turn home Frank Lampard's cross and inflict a 1-0 defeat upon unlucky Everton. That late drama in the day's early kick-off put Jose Mourinho's men four points clear at the summit ahead of the 3pm fixtures, but Arsenal and City both responded with home wins of their own. They did so in wildly contrasting fashion though, unlike in midweek when they suffered almost identical 2-0 home defeats in their Champions League last-16 first legs. Arsenal, fresh from being beaten by reigning European Champions Bayern Munich, cruised to a 4-1 victory over Sunderland that took them back to within a point of Chelsea. The game was all but over by half-time with Olivier Giroud netting twice before Tomas Rosicky made it 3-0 in the 42nd minute. Ar ...
Arsenal and Manchester City replied in kind after John Terry scored an injury-time winner against Everton to preserve Chelsea’s position as Premier League leaders on Saturday. Chelsea’s victory momentarily gave them a four-point lead at the summit, but Arsenal closed the gap to a point by overwhelming Sunderland 4-1 and City are three points back with a game in hand after edging Stoke City 1-0. Arsenal had been dealt a dispiriting 2-0 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday and they reacted in style by outclassing third-bottom Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium. Left on the bench against Bayern, Olivier Giroud was restored to the starting line-up to face Sunderland and the Frenchman responded with a brace of goals in the first 31 minutes. The former Montpellier man also played a role in the glorious move that led to Tomas Rosicky chipping in Arsenal’s third goal before half-time, with Laurent Koscielny heading home a fourth in the 57th minute. Emanuele Giaccherini claimed a late ...
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Predictions for today - 18.02.2014 Manchester City v Barcelona Manchester City easily defeated Chelsea in the FA Cup. In fact, the Chelsea players looked tired and out of shape due to their midweek match. Also, they were vulnerable at the back without their leader and club captain defender John Terry. Nevertheless, Manchester City fully deserved their win. They were strong on all fronts - attack, defence and midfield. They still boast the best attack in England. Now, they have to face one of the best teams in Spain and Europe in the name of Barcelona. Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was sacked due to his failure in Champions League and the team owners have put their trust in Manuel Pellegrini for Champions League success. Leading scorer Aguero (17/15) is back in training but there is still little chance for him to feature in this clash as he may be lacking match fitness. Otherwise, midfielder Fernandinho (20/3) and defender Nastasic (13/1) have not recovered yet. However, Manchester City ha ...
City give Chelsea the blues as Pellegrini silences Mourinho Chelsea's interest in this season's FA Cup competition was ended on Saturday night following a comprehensive 2-0 defeat by Manchester City at the Etihad. A first half strike from Stevan Jovetic, complemented by a well-taken goal from substitute Samir Nasri in the second period, gave Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini cause to cheer following the Citizens' recent home Premier League defeat at the hands of the Blues. Outspoken in the build-up to the cup tie with City, Stamford Bridge boss Jose Mourinho was dealt a harsh dose of reality as Chelsea were well beaten by Pellegrini's men, many of whom saw the game as an opportunity to prove a point to the Chilean whose team selection was clearly influenced by the Citizens' forthcoming Champions League collision with Barcelona. With the notable, and maybe telling exception of John Terry, it was as you were for the Blues starting XI which had a familiar ring to it as far as Pellegrini, his players and Manche ...
Jose Mourinho is ready to risk an FA Cup embarrassment at Manchester City on Saturday as he targets the Premier League title. After losing calf-injury victim Gary Cahill for Chelsea's second trip to the Etihad in 12 days, Mourinho is weighing up giving his centre-back partner and skipper John Terry extra time off to ensure he is fit for their next league game, at home to Everton on February 22, and the Champions League trip to Galatasaray four days later. Terry, who had played every minute of this Premier League season until he sat out the weekend win over Newcastle, was badly missed on Tuesday as the Blues let two vital points slip at West Brom.The Chelsea skipper is keen to return to action after what Mourinho has described as a "double muscle injury" sustained in training last Friday. But the Portuguese is aware that a recurrence of the injury against City, or rushing the 33-year-old to get him back, could lead to a longer absence at a pivotal point in the season. Mourinho is also keen to give Ashley C ...
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for him in my heart has increased tenfold all of the sudden. Go on, have a read. I bet you’ll love it too. Jamie Carragher to DailyMail, “When the final whistle sounded and Liverpool’s place in the 2005 final of the Champions League was secure, there was only one thing I wanted to do. It wasn’t to join the rest of my delirious team- mates, who were dancing in front of the Kop. I didn’t even want to run to the part of Anfield where I knew my family and friends would be, even though this was one of the biggest moments of my career. No. The celebrating could wait. My initial thought after that energy-sapping and emotionally draining collision with Chelsea was over was to go and shake hands with John Terry, who – like me – had given every last ounce to try to get his team to Istanbul. Liverpool and Chelsea had gone toe to toe over two legs and the hallmark of each semi-final was brilliant defending – only one controversial goal separated us at the death. John, of course, was distraught to get ...
After 20 years of Premier League football fanatix thought it was about time to take a look back at the 20 greatest players to grace the English top tier during that time. 20. Matt Le Tissier Club: Southampton. Hardly built like an athlete, but what Le Tissier lacked physically the forward more than made up for in talent, scoring 102 league goals in 270 matches despite not playing as an out-and-out striker. 19. Rio Ferdinand Clubs: West Ham United, Leeds United, Manchester United. Was the British record transfer in 2001 when the Red Devils paid a whopping £30m for the centre-back, who in nearly 13 years at Old Trafford has won six league titles and the Champions League. 18. Gianfranco Zola Club: Chelsea. Remains a hugely popular figure at Stamford Bridge despite leaving the club before the influx of success Roman Abramovich's millions bought and the Italian was a truly top-class star. 17. John Terry Club: Chelsea. Another Blues legend and a captain that has guided the West London club to three league titl ...
“[Robbie] done a lovely thing for us. Before we played the Champions League final, the night before, he called us into the team meeting, so we’re expecting and him give us, like, a briefing on Bayern Munich, and there was a message from all the players’ wives, all the players’ kids, and everyone was in tears. All the players were crying [laughs]. This was the night before the game and stuff, but it was like really different. No managers have ever done that before, but it was really nice, like, a really nice touch from him.” — John Terry
PAPER REVIEW: Chelsea in for Rooney. THE SUN: Arsenal had a horror night - they lost, had a man sent off, dropped to second in the group and will now face a Champions League giant. Also: John Terry admitted Chelsea need to sharpen their killer instinct if they are to compete with Europe's elite. DAILY MIRROR: Chelsea are on red alert to make a second bid for Wayne Rooney after it emerged the England striker is still waiting for a new Manchester United contract offer. Also: Two late goals dealt Arsenal a devastating Champions League setback last night. THE TIMES: Arsenal's fine season continued last night as they progressed beyond the Champions League group stage for the fourteenth season in a row despite a 2-0 defeat by Napoli in Italy. Also: If there is one player who has become a symbol for Manchester United's shortcomings in the eyes of the club's supporters this season, it is Ashley Young. Daily Mail: Didi Hamann fears Manchester City's 'ridiculous and scandalous' Champions League blunder in Munich wi ...
Chelsea 1-0 Steaua Bucharest: Blues secure top spot with easy win The home side got back to winning ways against the below-par Romanians, who failed to test the defence which has irked manager Jose Mourinho in recent matches Dec 11, 2013 10:35:00 PM Chelsea finished top of their Champions League group thanks to a 1-0 victory against Steaua Bucharest at Stamford Bridge. Despite suffering a second defeat to Basel on matchday five, Jose Mourinho's men were already assured of a place in the last 16 and had little trouble in seeing off limited opposition on Wednesday. VIEW FROM Stamford Bridge By Tom Doyle That result is what Jose Mourinho will have wanted tonight, but Chelsea made hard work of what should have been a routine thumping. Willian and Oscar dazzled in doses, while Demba Ba's wastefulness in front of goal won't ensure him a starting role, despite nabbing the winner. While the Blues kept a clean sheet on 41-year-old Mark Schwarzer's Champions League debut, the partnership of John Terry and David Lui ...
Downing St flying S.African flag is like John Terry celebratin Champions League..Only Terry didnt want to hang the Champions League.
Mourinho willing to let Chelsea star leave for Bayern Munich in £41m January transfer The Portuguese boss is open to allowing Luiz to transfer to Germany. Chelsea defender David Luiz is the subject of interest from German giants Bayern Munich and Jose Mourinho is willing to let the Brazilian leave in January for £41m, reports A Bola. The 26-year-old was one of the Blues best players last season, but Mourinho has concerns over Luiz’s defensive capabilities and has generally preferred a partnership of Gary Cahill and Captain John Terry. This lack of game time is frustrating for the South American and the chance to switch to the Allianz Arena would be a prospect most players would find difficult to turn down. Bayern are currently a treble-winning club after securing the Bundesliga title, German Cup and Champions League in 2012/13. Since then maverick coach Pep Guardiola has also taken over as manager and the Spaniard is a great draw for top players. Luiz would also be able to link up with fellow Brazilia ...
Chelsea recovered from a shock early Southampton goal to win 3-1 and close the gap on Premier League leaders Arsenal to four points again. Stamford Bridge was silenced in the first minute of Sunday's clash when Jay Rodriguez punished an error from Michael Essien - making his first Premier League start since May 2012 - to put Saints ahead. But second-half goals from Gary Cahill, John Terry and substitute Demba Ba produced an emphatic turnaround and kept the Blues on the Gunners' heels. Jose Mourinho made four changes to his side, with midfielders Juan Mata and Essien, striker Fernando Torres and forward Eden Hazard all starting. John Obi Mikel, Frank Lampard, Willian and the injured Samuel Eto'o were the players who made way following the 1-0 UEFA Champions League defeat at Basel in midweek. Saints showed two changes from the side which began last weekend's loss at Arsenal, with Dejan Lovren and Dani Osvaldo replacing Jos Hooiveld and Rickie Lambert.
Basle 1 Chelsea 0: Champions League match report 26 November 2013 22:04 Basle 1 Chelsea 0: Salah nets at the death... but Mourinho's men still scrape through to knockout stage PUBLISHED: 21:36 GMT, 26 November 2013 | UPDATED: 22:31 GMT, 26 November 2013 The clock above his goal said 10.30pm when Petr Cech was finally beaten. Just as Stamford Bridge it was Mohamed Salah who did it, racing clear behind Branislav Ivanovic to clip a shot over the diving goalkeeper. It was harsh on Cech but Basle had been the better team in St Jakob-Park and deserved the win given to them four minutes from time. The defeat will not live long in the memory. In fact, like Jose Mourinho's new haircut, the best thing that can be said is that in two months it will probably be forgotten. At the death: Mohamed Salah netted against a poor Chelsea side to boost Basle's qualification hopes Heads down: But Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry and John Obi Mikel (left-right) are still through Not good enough: Terry and his Chelsea team-mates lo ...
Turk that! Mancini lines up lucrative move to tempt Chelsea captain Terry to Galatasaray Galatasaray will try to tempt John Terry away from Chelsea with a multi-million-pound three-year deal. The Turkish champions have stepped up their interest in Terry to satisfy new manager Roberto Mancini’s request for defensive reinforcements. Terry is out of contract at the end of the season and allowed to open talks with overseas clubs from January 1. Galatasaray are understood to be constructing a deal for the 32-year-old worth £3.2million a year after tax, for two years, with the option of a third. Attractive bonuses and incentives for success in the Champions League would make it a competitive offer for Terry, who is thought to earn £8m a year. The Turks appear to be serious and it is impossible to question the ambition of a club that lured Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder to Istanbul and appointed Mancini on a three-year contract. They have deployed the London-based agent Muzzi Ozcan, who led the swoop for ...
Chelsea boss Mourinho decides time to sell Luiz. - Chelsea are inviting January offers for David Luiz. The Mail on Sunday says Luiz was axed for the midweek Champions League win over Schalke and was left on the bench again for the 2-2 draw with West Brom on Saturday, with John Terry and Gary Cahillthe preferred and first-choice pairing. The 26-year-old is hugely popular with the fans but some of the Chelsea players have started to agree with manager Jose Mourinho’s belief the player is too casual and showy. For all his talent, Mourinho feels the rugged edge he likes from his central defenders is missing and he doesn’t see Luiz as an option in the midfield. . ~CHRIS~
LAMPARD: A NIGHT NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN Posted on: Tue 22 Oct 2013 It was 10yrs ago today that Frank Lampard made his 1st big impact on the Champions League. The midfielder,who was then a 25yrs-old in this 3rd season at Chelsea,had played in the competition before,but on 22 Oct 2003 at home against one of the big names of Italian football,Lazio,he scored a goal&Chelsea secured a victory that set the tone for many Champions League campaigns to come. It was the club's 1st season in the Europe's top club competition since our debut 4yrs earlier. Since then there had been some short&forgettable UEFA Cup runs but now Roman Abramovich had arrived on the scene&we were back in the continental big time. Having successfully negotiated a qualifier vs Zilina from Slovakia,the Blues under the management of Claudio Ranieri won our 1st group stage game,away to Sparta Prague. Lampard,along with John Terry,was named on the bench for that match but he came on at half-time&played an important part in an improved 2nd-half dis ...
I will be posting our players histories, it can be minutes after minutes or days after days. Keep checking this page. I will start with Brana, the Serbian tank. Chelsea career Branislav's start to life as a Chelsea player was slow. Signed in January 2008, it took him eight months to gain the necessary match fitness to play in the Carling Cup away at Portsmouth, before a lengthier spell in the heart of defence alongside John Terry after injury to Ricardo Carvalho and Alex. Settled in London and his English steadily improving, Branislav began to show his true capabilities, while also earning cult status among Chelsea fans for his Champions League double at Anfield in April 2009. Deployed at centre-half, Ivanovic went up for two corners and was almost ignored as the threat of Terry and Didier Drogba was deemed more dangerous by Liverpool, allowing him to ghost in and crash home two headers, all but booking our place in that season's semi-finals. He kept his place for a run of games afterwards, marking Thierr ...
Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Barcelona's Champions League trip to Celtic after suffering a thigh injury in Saturday night's 2-0. Juan Mata has sprung to the defence of Fernando Torres, insisting his Chelsea team-mate is not a dirty player despite his sending off against Tottenham. Midfielder Lewis Holtby insists Tottenham are not getting carried away by talk of a title challenge. Tottenham are second with 13 points. Alan Pardew has tipped Everton to be this season's surprise package. Newcastle were beaten last time out by Hull City. Jose Mourinho will have the power to decide whether John Terry is given a new contract at Chelsea.
Why John Terry's Fitness Will Be Key to Chelsea's Title Hopes Rocked by off-the-field scandals, struggling to maintain fitness and publicly falling out with previous managers, it's fair to say that the last few years have not been the greatest of John Terry's career. Granted, he finally got his hands on the most coveted prize in world football, the Champions League, in 2012 after missing the decisive penalty against Manchester United in the 2008 final. But the Barking-born defender will know that improvement must be made in order to keep his place in the Chelsea team after falling out of favour last term. Because despite his close relationship with new coach Jose Mourinho, the Portuguese boss gave no assurances that Terry, or anyone for that matter, would be in the side purely based on their reputation. And for a player seemingly out of form, that could entail more time on the bench. At 32 years of age, he has naturally declined in terms of physical ability, with the extra yard of pace which used to be so ...
***John Terry isn't guaranteed a place in my new Chelsea side warns returning manager Jose Mourinho*** Defender captained Special One's Blues to two titles, but next season's team will be picked "without looking at status or the past" Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has warned his old Captain John Terry is not immune from the axe after his second coming. The Special One is interested in a raid on former employers Porto for 22-year-old centre-back Eliaquim Mangala, which could mean more matches on the bench for defensive war-horse Terry. The 32-year-old - who skippered Mourinho's teams to the title in 2004 and 2005 - found himself among the subs frequently last season as interim manager Rafa Benitez delivered the Europa League trophy and Champions League qualification. Mourinho, who preferred little-known Diego Lopez to Spain captain Iker Casillas in goal during his final months as Real Madrid coach, has warned he will not pick players based on reputation at the Stamford Bridge side. The Special One said: "I am ...
MONDAY FOOTBALL HEADLINES ***Chelsea outgoing interim boss Rafa Benitez delivered a parting shot to his Chelsea hate mob by telling them - you’ll miss me now I’m gone. The Spaniard fulfilled hisremit of securing Chelsea a Champions League place, as well as leading them to glory in the Europa League. ***Bayern Munich match-winner Arjen Robben has achieved redemption after the pain of 2012 final and relishes Super Cup clash against his former club Chelsea. Robben's first congratulatory texts to his mobile phone after Bayern Munich's Champions League win were from ex-Chelsea team mates Frank Lampard and John Terry. ***Two first-half goals from Gary Hooper set Celtic on their way to a Cup final win overHibs that sealed a domestic double ***Neymar was booed by rival Flamengo supporters in his last match for Santos ahead of his move to Barcelona next season. ***Radamel Falcao is set to have a medical with Monaco on Monday before moving to the Ligue 1 club for €60m (£51m), according to reports in Spain. T ...
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben cannot wait for August's Super Cup clash against former employers Chelsea. The Dutchman produced a match-winning display at Wembley to help seal his side the Champions League title against Borussia Dortmund, laying on his side's first goal for Mario Mandzukic before reacing clear to coolly score the winner with 90 seconds left of normal time. After previous disappointments in the 2010 and 2012 finals, as well as the World Cup 2010 final with Netherlands, Robben is thrilled to get over his hoodoo, particularly as he wil reunite will old colleagues at the start of next season thanks to the Blues' Europa League triumph. "We have more games coming - the Club World Cup, the Super Cup against Chelsea," he told reporters. "Amazing. I'm looking forward to it. I already saw on my mobile I already had text messages from JT [John Terry] and Lamps [Frank Lampard]." "But this is the biggest one, it is the biggest night of my life for sure without a doubt. We spoke about this final for ...
Borussia Dortmund & Bayern Munich beware, John Terry has a ticket for the Champions League final and has both kits in his bag!
1.If a competition has the word 'Euro' in it, Fernando Torres will score in the final and win it. Torres now has 2 Euros, a World Cup, a Champions League and a Europa League 2. In club level European finals, expect a late crucial goal being headed in off a Juan Mata corner. 3. Chelsea have had 3 European finals. John Terry captained one and lost. He wasn't part of the other two but Chelsea won. Karma at play? 4. It's unthinkable there is no talk of buying the likes of Eduardo Salvio and Nico Gaitan by the cash rich clubs. Also Oscar Cardozo for the clubs not against getting class players nearing 30 5. In the Nemanja Matic-David Luiz exchange who has risen better? Decide... 6. The celebrations were less boisterous than the Champions League win of last year. Describes how big Chelsea rate the Europa League. Benefica were on the other hand devastated after losing. They definitely were the hungrier and deserving side. Life is cruel. 7. Such a bad curse for Benefica, whoever it was from. Losses in 7 out of 7 E ...
European Headlines *Marouane Fellaini alerts Manchester United with Champions League dream admission *Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has confirmed his retirement for a second time. *Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini called the shock FA Cup final loss to Wigan a ‘difficult’ moment as his side finished the season empty handed. *Roberto Martinez: Wigan FA Cup win is an incredible moment *Eden Hazard and John Terry injury doubts for Chelsea in Europa League final 1
John Terry & Chelsea officials will hand Champions League trophy back to UEFA President Michel Platini in London next week
MATCH DETAILS OF CHELSEA AND MAN U The first half was dominated by the Red Devils as Chelsea endured a torrid first 10 minutes, with Chicharito opening the scoring with a header, before Rooney extended the lead with a fortuitous free-kick. It was truly a tale of two halves, though, as Chelsea controlled the second period, eventually getting their just rewards with a stunning effort from Hazard and a smart finish from Ramires. Sir Alex Ferguson chose to retain the bulk of the side that fell to a disappointing Champions League exit on Tuesday, though he made four changes as Jonny Evans, Shinji Kagawa, Rooney and Chicharito came in, at the expense of Nemanja Vidic, Danny Welbeck, Ryan Giggs and Robin Van Persie. Rafa Benitez, meanwhile, made wholesale changes as only Petr Cech, David Luiz, Oscar and Frank Lampard remained from the side that fell to a 1-0 defeat against Steaua Bucharest on Thursday, with John Terry, Hazard and Fernando Torres amongst those notably excluded. It took just four minutes for the d ...
Ref insists Nani red was right decision The referee who controversially sent-off Manchester United winger Nani in their 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid on Tuesday has claimed he still believes he made the right decision. Cuneyt Cakir showed the Portuguese international the red card for a foul on Alvaro Arbeloa 11 minutes into the second-half with United 1-0 up on the night and leading 2-1 on aggregate. However, two goals in 13 minutes after the incident swung the tie decisively in Madrid's favour and left United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and many of his players furious at the final whistle. "I feel fine and don't doubt my decisions," the Turkish official told Spanish sports daily AS. "The red card shown to Nani was correct. The world will recognise the truth with time." Since Tuesday some of Cakir's previous decisions that have also affected English clubs in European competition have been questioned. The 36-year-old also sent-off Chelsea Captain John Terry in their Champions League semifinal against Barcelona last ...
The ref of last night's game, in previous matches as to who he's sent off: Nani (Man United) - Champions League Round 16 2nd leg. Gary Cahill (Chelsea) - Club World Cup final. Steven Gerrard (England) - World Cup qualifier. John Terry (Chelsea) - Champions League semi-final 2nd leg. Mario Balotelli (Man City) - Europa League round 16. The ref really has a thing about sending off English team players. -LK
In 2011, Cakır took his no-nonsense brand of refereeing to a Europa League game between Manchester City and Dynamo Kiev, dishing out eight yellow cards and claiming his first scalp from an English club, Mario Balotelli. He continued to make a name for himself and was rewarded with the Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Chelsea in 2012, when he punished John Terry's sly kick with a red card. His card-happy reputation continued to grow when Steven Gerrard, playing for England against Ukraine in a World Cup qualifier in September last year, and then Chelsea's Gary Cahill at the Club World Cup, fell victim to him. Click link to read full story...
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Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir has sent off the following players in the Champions League...John Terry against Barca & Mario Bolatelli against Dynamo Kiev both in 2011. He also sent off an Irish player against Spain in last summers Euro's. 3 red cards in the biggest tournaments in the world in 2 years. Instead of talking about football, we are talking about this Turkish puff. Such a shame United go out on a conceited referee who wants the spotlight. Well done to Madrid.
Premier League ROUND UP Blues beat Baggies, United cruise Chelsea eased the pressure on interim manager Rafael Benitez with a victory at home to West Brom, while Manchester United secured a comfortable win over Norwich thanks to a Shinji Kagawa hat-trick. Rafael Benitez risked angering Chelsea fans midweek by telling them they are "wasting time" jeering him instead of backing the team, but he gave them little reason to moan with a 1-0 triumph over West Brom at Stamford Bridge. A solitary strike from Demba Ba lifted the Blues back above Tottenham in third, boosting their hopes of securing Champions League football. Benitez had been forced to dispute claims of a fall-out with John Terry during the week, but the Chelsea skipper again found himself on the bench alongside Fernando Torres, who made way for Ba. It was the former Newcastle forward who scored the winner from six yards, converting easily after David Luiz nodded Oscar's centre back across goal. It was comfortable thereafter for Chelsea, although mor ...
Rafa's 100-day war Rafa's 100-day war DAY 1 . . . Benitez is made interim boss after Roberto Di Matteo is axed. DAY 5... Spaniard’s first match ends in a 0-0 draw against Man City. DAY 7... His search for first win goes on as Blues are held 0-0 by Fulham. DAY 10... 3-1 loss at West Ham mocks Rafa’s claim he can win title. DAY 15 . . . Blues become first holders to crash out of Champions League at group stage. DAY 26 . . . Rafa sees his side lose in the Club World Cup final to Corinthians. DAY 33... Huge 8-0 home win over Aston Villa briefly silences the boo-boys. DAY 42 . . . Shock 1-0 defeat by rock-bottom QPR at the Bridge. DAY 57 . . . Southampton hit back to draw 2-2 but it is Nigel Adkins who is axed. DAY 64 . . . Swansea dump Blues out of League Cup and Eden Hazard kicks ballboy. DAY 74 . . . 3-2 defeat at Newcastle is another huge Premier League setback. DAY 81... Rafa is one defeat away from the sack — but Blues beat Wigan 4-1. DAY 96... John Terry is left on the bench in lacklustre loss at ...
CHELSEA GREATEST XI?? You might agree,you may disagree - whatever your opinion,join the debate by leaving your best-ever XI in the comment box below... Formation - 4-1-2-1-2 GK - Petr Cech The big Czech Republic stopper gets my vote for this position. His heroics during last season's success in the Champions League warrants his place in Chelsea's greatest XI. RB - Ron Harris Chelsea's longest serving player making a record 795 appearances spread over 19yrs. His beloved Chelsea fans nicknamed him 'Chopper' with his feisty challenges,&he'd be our tough-tackling full-back. Part of the 1970 FA Cup winning team&deservedly part of the team. CB - John Terry (C) Always been a Chelsea player&will always be a Chelsea legend. Chelsea's current captain has been an inspiration to fans around the globe. Puts his body on the line every single game&will always live as a Chelsea great. CB - Marcel Desailly Also was a Chelsea captain,the Frenchman gained the nickname the 'Rock' for his strength in the air&in the tackle. Sc ...
John Terry at it again... "We won the European Cup with this team." - Short but sweet, the Daily Mail details a biting response from an unnamed Chelsea player to criticism from Rafa Benitez in a training-ground row on Monday. As the paper's Neil Ashton reports: "After picking up on a comment made by skipper Terry in the dressing room following their defeat at City, Benitez attempted to single him out. Terry defended himself and reminded Benitez that senior players have spoken to him about his managerial methods since he arrived after Chelsea's shambolic defeat in the Champions League against Juventus. A discussion that began with the best of intentions then descended into a heated discussion between the players and the interim coach." Conclusion: Tosser
SUNDAY FIXTURE Man City TO MEET CHELSEA Two months ago few could have imagined a Premier League clash between Manchester City and Chelsea would have little bearing on the title race yet Sunday’s fixture is likely to be eclipsed by top against bottom battles. With 12 games left, champions City are 12 points adrift of leaders Manchester United, who visit bottom side Queens Park Rangers on Saturday (3:00 p.m), while third-placed Chelsea are a further four points behind. With their title challenges all but over and Champions League spots looking likely, the focus has switched to respective managers Roberto Mancini and Rafael Benitez, who know that any defeat can harm their job prospects long-term. Benitez is only in charge at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season but his hopes of a more permanent role seem doomed because of his unpopularity with the fans. Meanwhile, media reports have speculated that Mancini could be axed in May. Chelsea skipper John Terry, desperate to get back in the first team for ...
Chelsea and City cruise Frank Lampard and John Terry scored in front of owner Roman Abramovich as holders Chelsea overcame stubborn Brentford 4-0 in an FA Cup replay at Stamford Bridge to set up a fifth- round clash with Middlesbrough. Juan Mata fired a clinical opening goal after 54 minutes and Oscar, who hit the outside of a post in the first half, tucked in his second goal in four days after 68 minutes. Mata was the provider for Lampard's 199th Chelsea goal before Terry headed in an 81st-minute fourth as last season's Champions League winners stayed on course for a fifth FA Cup triumph in seven seasons. Sergio Aguero struck twice as Manchester City kept their season alive by breezing into the FA Cup quarter-finals 4-0 at the expense of Leeds. The Championship side were no match for the reigning Premier League champions, who responded to last week's title setback with a dominant display at the Etihad Stadium. Yaya Toure began the procession early on before Aguero added a penalty and a fine finish either ...
El Shaarawy could miss Barça clash The young striker is still suffering his knee injury. The Rossoneri will already miss Balotelli in Champions League, so Niang and Boateng are ready. Source: La Gazzetta dello Sport Terry hits back at Benitez Chelsea Captain John Terry criticized Rafael Benitez in front of the rest of the squad after being singled out following the 3-2 defeat to Newcastle. Source: The Sun Man City prepares bids for Fellaini Manchester City is willing to offer players plus cash for Marouane Fellaini. Everton boss David Moyes could be tempted if Gael Clichy is offered in exchange. Source: The People Galaxy willing to share Lampard LA Galaxy are prepared to let Frank Lampard leave on loan during the MLS offseason if he joins the club from Chelsea in the summer. Source: The People Barcelona to use Villa as bait in Vermaelen deal Barcelona is unsure of Eric Abidal's long-term future at the club and is targeting Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen as his replacement, with David Villa being used ...
Chelsea Captain John Terry has insisted his team- mates must 'liven up' and stop letting the club's fans down. The Blues narrowly avoided an embarrassing FA Cup defeat to League One side Brentford on Saturday, as Fernando Torres' late goal salvaged a 2-2 draw at Griffin Park. And Terry has bemoaned the West London side's lack of fight in that showing, calling for an instant improvement from his team-mates. "We need to liven up a bit and realise the importance to the fans and the club. I was disappointed, because we didn't fight and they wanted it more than us," he said. "Fair play to Brentford, they played well. But we need to liven up. "Champions League football is a must next season. We saw last season, going to the Champions League final, suffering with all the extra games and stuff like that, we ended up finishing sixth in the League. "It's difficult, but we have a squad. The fact is we're not winning any trophies at the moment. "It was ¬disappointing not scoring over two legs of the semi-final and b ...
It should have been the night we all applauded the work of Laudrup and his squad, overcoming the wealth and skill of Chelsea with a strong footballing philosophy based on self belief and a dedication to entertaining their fans. HAZARD KICKS BALL BOY HAZARD SENT OFF FOR KICKING BALL BOY HOW SHOULD BELGIAN STAR BE PUNISHED? 'WHAT A JOKE!' - ALL THE REACTION HAZARD APOLOGISES TO BALL BOY POLICE WILL NOT CHARGE HAZARD And then Eden Hazard kicked a ball boy and got sent off. Yes, Premier League superstar Eden Hazard kicked 17-year-old Charlie Morgan in the ribs while trying to get the ball back from him. Now Chelsea are no strangers to controversy - they have lurched from one PR disaster to the next with increasing regularity this season but this is something else entirely. The arbitrary sacking of managers (most recently Roberto Di Matteo just five months after winning the Champions League); the John Terry court case and FA ban; a steward injured during the 3-2 Manchester United defeat; the Mark Clattenburg w ...
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will make money no object as he goes for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao. The West Londonclub will offer the 26-year-old a deal worth in the region of £200,000-per-week, to lure Falcao. The pay package would eclipse the club’s current top earner Fernando Torres, who is understood to earn £175,000-per-week. The staggering salary underlines how serious the current Champions League holders are about signing Falcao, who is viewed as the hottest property in world football. Chelsea are lining up the staggering £10.4m-a-year offer to persuade him to snub Manchester City and Real Madrid to join the Blues. The deal would dwarf the £170,000 Fernando Torres and John Terry bank every week.
We begin with the never-ending and never-interesting story regarding Chelsea's perpetual search for a new manager. The revolving door's been spinning round since the days of Danny Blanchflower and Geoff Hurst, you can't just pin this one solely on Roman Abramovich. OK, with the Mears family long gone, you probably can. Whim Boy's decided that this Rafael Benítez experiment could be going better, and will replace the Champions League-winning, Uefa Cup-winning, two-time La Liga-winning, FA Cup-winning, World Club Cup-winning manager with Gianfranco Zola of Watford and formerly, of course, Chelsea. It won't be so long before John Terry, Frank Lampard or Winston Bogarde gets the job for a couple of months, will it? Also in the frame, should the club wish to go down a more sensible route, are Borussia Dortmund's Jürgen Klopp, Swansea City's Michael Laudrup, Atlético Madrid's Diego Simeone, José Mourinho's José Mourinho, former Saudi Arabia boss Frank Rijkaard, and the Ron Noades de nos jours, Roman Abramo ...
Chelsea 3-1 Football Club Nordsjælland (Champions League ) One of the league's worst defenses so far this season continued to struggle as FC Nordsjælland lost to Chelsea on a wet evening at Stamford Bridge. Midfielder Oriol Romeu got Chelsea off to a flying start by scoring a nice effort from 10 meters in the 7th minute. Winger Victor Moses doubled Chelsea's lead with a good header from just inside the six yard box in the 16th minute. Torres scored with a well timed finish from close range in the 54th minute to extend the lead further. An error from Chelsea's John Terry allowed forward Pierre Jacobsen to score an accurate finish Player of the Match: Victor Moses (Chelsea) Attendance: 40,138
Premier League News & Latest Transfer News : -Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Demba Ba for an undisclosed fee. -Fulham manager Martin Jol has confirmed the signing of FC Twente striker Chris David. -Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes the title race is far from over and that his side are capable of catching Manchester United. -Tottenham sign Fryers from Standard Liege -Manchester City fear they are stuck with Mario Balotelli after his latest bust-up, with no side willing to fork out for his services. -Manchester United feel they have moved ahead in the race for Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha and are fully confident of signing the forward in the summer, ESPN has learned. -Demba Ba: 'When the club who won the Champions League wants you, the decision is very easy.' -West Ham have completed the signing of Joe Cole from Liverpool on a free transfer. -Terry "devastated" by Lampard exit news John Terry revealed his devastation at Frank Lampard's possible departure fro ...
Gary Cahill accepts JT's criticism - Gary Cahill has admitted John Terry was right to blast Chelsea's players for their alarming slump after revealing the squad were at a loss to explain it. Blues captain Terry used his programme notes for Wednesday Night's Champions League game with FC Nordsjaelland to brand results during his injury absence as "simply not good enough", demanding more "fight and desire" from his team-mates following a six-match winless run he dubbed the worst of his entire Stamford Bridge career. "If there's a time where it needs to be done then, sure, it's a positive, as long as it's taken in the right way," the England defender said. "You have to dig in as a group. That's the only way you can go forward." Chelsea's squad are known to hold no-holds-barred team meetings in the midst of a crisis. Cahill declined to reveal whether Terry had repeated the sentiments expressed in his programme notes to the players but added: "We've had meetings before at the club, definitely. "When we need th ...
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Premier League News & Transfer Gossips : | Arsene Wenger is confidentof winning the race to sign Crystal Palace wonderkid Wilfried Zaha. | Ferguson on Shinji Kagawa: "I thought Kagawa may have a chance but he is still a bit short. He won't be available until Sunderland next week," | Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley will have a scan to determine theseverity of his calf injury and is unlikely to feature in Sunday's derby against Manchester City. | Chelsea Captain John Terry's knee injury will keep him out of the Club World Cup, manager Rafael Benitez reveals. | Andre Villas-Boas claims that the Europa League losesa sense of prestige when teams who have "failed" in the Champions League gain automatic entry to Europe's second-tier competition. | John Obi Mikel has been handed a three-match ban for his actions following Chelsea's defeat to Manchester United. | SAF says Nani, Valencia, Kagawa & Vidic all out of contention for Sunday's gamev City. | Cesc says: "I would be thrilled, for love and affinit ...
OTHER FOOTBALL STORIES Chelsea's Champions League failure will cause an income loss of around £20m compared with last year, adding to the already significant challenge of meeting Uefa's financial fair-play rules. Full story: Daily Telegraph Rafa Benitez may have to omit John Terry from Chelsea's travelling party for the Fifa Club World Cup in Japan. The captain, 31, has still to rejoin his team-mates in full training as he recovers from knee ligament damage. Full story: Guardian Robbie Savage says the time has come for Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal. Full story: Daily Mirror Thomas Vermaelen, 27, has lifted the lid on the atmosphere in Arsenal's dressing room and says that despite the club's frustrating form, there are never any arguments as everyone believes in the club's "vision". Full story: FourFourTwo But Gunners' midfielder Mikel Arteta, 30, claims Arsenal's players are hurting and have asked for extra training and spent extra time analysing video of their games. Full story: Daily Mirror Stoke's 25 ...
Didier Drogba has presented his former team-mates from Chelsea’s Champions League winning side with commemorative rings. The Ivorian icon presented John Terry, David Luiz, Ryan Bertrand, Branislav Ivanovic, Paulo Ferreira, Daniel Sturridge and Ashley Cole with rings similar to those worn by Super Bowl winners, at an event at a London hotel last night. Every member of the victorious Blues squad had been invited, but not all managed to attend for various reasons. The mood at the hotel must have been bitter sweet, considering the fact that Chelsea had just become the first Champions League holders in history to be eliminated from the competition after the group stage. And the Blues have seemed a far less potent force without imposing African legend Drogba to name in their ranks. It is no surprise that the club had hoped to bring the Shanghai Shenhua striker back to Stamford Bridge on loan just for a few months, only for Fifa to pull the plug on their plans. The rings are said to have set Drogba back to the ...
Benitez questions Chelsea's 'hunger' to defend Champions League trophy The Blues interim manager believes the Stamford Bridge club's triumph in the competition last term may have affected the desire of the squad to succeed this season The Blues could become the first European Cup holders to be knocked out of the competition at the group stage when they face Nordsjaelland on Wednesday, where only a win over the Danish side and a Juventus victory at already-qualified Shakhtar Donetsk will ensure they avoid such ignominy. Chelsea have struggled in this year's competition, securing just two wins out of their five group games so far - with their most recent defeat to Juventus leading to the dismissal of manager Roberto Di Matteo - and his replacement Benitez has now hinted that the Blues’ success in Munich last year could have reduced the current squad's desire this term. "At a top side, who have already won trophies, but you're missing one, that is the ambition," Benitez told reporters. "Chelsea won the Cha ...
Chelsea will be without Frank Lampard (calf) and John Terry (knee), with both expected to be available to face Sunderland at the weekend. Daniel Sturridge (hamstring) is also a doubt but could make the substitutes’ bench. Rafa Benitez has so far appeared to be keen to shake up the trio behind the misfiring Fernando Torres, with Victor Moses and Marko Marin both involved in recent weeks. However, with the Blues in dire need of a victory, the Spaniard could resort to the supporting three that started the season so well. For Nordsjaelland, Jores Okore – who has played every Champions League game for the visitors this season – will sit out after picking up a thigh injury against Esbjerg in November. Ramires, David Luiz, Patrick Mtiliga and Ivan Runje are all one yellow card away from incurring a suspension.
BENITEZ: CONCENTRATING ON US ALONE| Rafael Benitez returns to the Champions League tomorrow evening, a competition both he and the club he now manages have won... The permutations needed for Chelsea to remain in the running this season have been well documented, but naturally the Spaniard is concentrating solely on his side defeating Danish champions Nordsjaelland at Stamford Bridge. He does however believe Shakhtar Donetsk will go all out to beat Juventus, as we need them to do, but also warns we cannot take our own three points for granted. Squad News Benitez has ruled John Terry (knee), Frank Lampard (calf) and Daniel Sturridge (hamstring) out of the final group stage game although all three are now very close to a return. 'Sturridge on Thursday will maybe start training with the team so we will see what he can do,' the interim manager reports. 'Lampard has trained with the group for two days, but they weren't full sessions, they were light training sessions. He was fine but tomorrow is still too early ...
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is considering whether to drop striker Fernando Torres ahead of the Blues' crunch Champions League clash with Juventus tomorrow. It was deja vu for one of football's most trigger-happy club today as Di Matteo became the latest Blues manager to face serious questions about his job security following a slump in results. And defeat in tomorrow night's huge Group E encounter in Turin could lead to his exit. Speculation is rife Di Matteo has finally lost patience with Torres after hauling him off during Saturday's Barclays Premier League defeat at West Brom after another miserable performance. The Chelsea boss admitted after the game he would consider dropping the Spain striker but said tonight: ``I'm not going to disclose my ideas about tomorrow. ``I'll make the final decisions tonight.'' Ashley Cole should return after recovering from his hamstring injury, as should several other rested players but John Terry (knee) and Frank Lampard (calf) were left in London. Defeat would lea ...
Jon Richardson gives his opinion on John Terry lifting the Champions League trophy...
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo appears to have one eye on his side's Champions League game against Juventus in midweek. He makes five changes with centre-backs Gary Cahill and David Luiz, midfielder Oriol Romeu, winger Victor Moses as well as striker Daniel Sturridge starting. They replace Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Ramires, Juan Mata and Oscar.
CHELSEA RECEIVE GOOD NEWS ON TERRY. Chelsea have confirmed that John Terry will be sidelined for 'weeks rather than months' following scans on his cruciate ligament injury. MRI scans on Monday revealed the damage, which occurred during Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Liverpool when Luis Suarez fell across Terry's knee. After being left out for the club's Champions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk, the captain put the Blues ahead in the first half against Brendan Rodgers' side before being stretchered off in the 38th minute. Chelsea revealed on their official website, however, that the problem was not as bad as some had originally feared. "Today's MRI scans on John Terry's right knee thankfully show no significant damage to the cruciate ligaments," the statement read. "Chelsea Football Club's medical team will conduct further tests over the next two or three days once the swelling has subsided to determine how long John will be out but it will be a matter of weeks, not months." The game marked the skipper's f ...
Roberto Di Matteo insists John Terry is still Chelsea's "captain and leader" but has warned that does not make the defender immune from his squad rotation policy. Di Matteo sprang a huge surprise on Wednesday Night by leaving Terry on the bench for the Blues' Champions League victory over Shakhtar Donetsk, citing a lack of match fitness after the 31-year-old was limited to only one competitive outing in a month due to his domestic four-match racism ban. It was arguably the first truly big game their skipper had missed when fit and available for almost a decade, but Di Mattteo said: "He's certainly a fantastic player for us and he will continue to be so and continue to be our captain and our leader when he plays."
"John Terry, he's still the best of Chelsea's centre backs." Sure, David Luiz and Gary Cahill played in the Champions League final which Chelsea won, but why let facts get in the way of your analysis?
John Terry returns to boost Chelsea defence in Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk
HEADIES: * Manchester United legend and Molde manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dreams of coaching Manchester United one day. * Chelsea boss, Roberto Di Matteo says he's unsure whether to start John Terry against Shakhtar Donetsk on wednesday in the UEFA Champions League. * Michael Owen says that referee Anthony Taylor was wrong to have shown Fabricio Coloccini red card against Liverpool.IRE O.
Roberto Di Matteo has admitted Chelsea have been missing John Terry after their defensive problems deepened ahead of the Barclays Premier League game at Swansea. The European Champions were all over the place at the back in Wednesday Night's dramatic Capital One Cup win over Manchester United and were hardly any better in Sunday's first league defeat of the season against the same opponents. They have now conceded 11 goals in just four games since Terry began his domestic racism ban, although the Chelsea captain did play in one of them when he started their Champions League defeat at Shakhtar Donetsk. Terry serves the final instalment of his ban on Saturday, while manager Di Matteo revealed fellow defender David Luiz would almost certainly miss the Swansea game though injury. That would mean Branislav Ivanovic being pressed into centre-back service in a new-look defence that would almost certainly see right-back Cesar Azpilicueta handed his full league debut, with Ashley Cole returning from injury on the ...
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Roberto Di Matteo last night hit back at Chelsea’s critics, saying: Keep talking aboutus, but you won’t derail our season. The Blues are champions of Europe, top of the league and playing some of the best football about. But rather than being hailed for their successon the pitch, the Blues are coming under fire from all angles as they stumble from one off-field crisis to another. The Londoners have had more negative headlines to deal with this week after sparking the Mark Clattenburg race storm and one of their fans was pictured directing a monkey chant at Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck. Chelsea’s handling of the Clattenburg claims attracted criticism from big-name bosses such as Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and even Stamford Bridge legend Ray Wilkins. This all comes hot on the heels of the John Terry race row saga which dragged on for over a year. And even after winning the Champions League, the Blues were slammed for the negative football they played en route to being crowned kings of ...
Super Sunday Sports Blog Chelsea have been in the news for all the wrong reasons since winning the 2011 Champions League title with a determined but far from inspiring style. Roberto Di Matteo has remained in charge of the Blues. Hazard and Oscar have joined the European Champions over the summer and under Di Matteo's watchful eye have linked well with Mata to finally deliver what their Russian Oligarch owner has long been demanding. a fast, fluid, eleven man style of total football. Remember, however, that the back story this summer and so far this season has involved John Terry being discredited as a witness in a criminal case, being fined by the FA and losing ( resigning ) the captaincy of England as he ceases to be available for International duty... all because he racially abused a fellow footballer. So cut to Super Sunday, where amongst other sporting match ups, Manchester United played Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and Harlequins played London Irish at The Madejski Stadium. English Football and Rugby ...
In 10 years, imagine if John Terry was the Chelsea manager and Romelu Lukaku scored the winning penalty in the Champions League final.
Uefa asks John Terry to wear anti-racism armband in Chelsea v Shakhtar Donetsk in Champions League on Tuesday.
-Arsene Wenger will shift vermaelen in left back position. To replace santos until gibbs recovers from thigh injury . -Andreas iniesta : chelsea , bayern and madrid are the strongest side in champions league . -Arsene Wenger says qualifying for the Champions League is a trophy itself. -Per Mertesacker is looking for Arsenal to offer a positive response to back-to-back defeats at home and abroad. -Chelsea have branded claims they are negotiating the sale of John Terry to Valencia as "nonsense". -Lescott: City can do better than this Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott accepts the criticism coming the team's way but believes the situation can quickly change. -Lampard to miss United and Shakhtar clashes after recurrence of calf injury -Anzhi Makhachkala will consider a bid for Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, according to team director Roberto Carlos. -Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina believes that Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel can emulate the Premier League club's former heroes, Jamie Carragher & Sami Hyyp ...
LONDON: Shakhtar Donetsk led the way for the Champions League underdogs as they beat holders Chelsea 2-1 while former European Champions Barcelona and Manchester United came from behind to maintain perfect starts on Tuesday. Danish debutants FC Nordsjaelland were within nine minutes of a memorable win over Juventus before having to settle for a 1-1 draw while last season’s beaten finalists Bayern Munich bounced back from a shock defeat by BATE Borisov on Matchday Two to beat Lille 1-0 in France. A year to the day since Chelsea Captain John Terry racially insulted Anton Ferdinand of Queens Park Rangers, for which he is now serving a four-match domestic ban, he is eligible to play in Europe but could not stop Shakhtar scoring after three minutes. He failed to clear a pass to Alex Teizera who took advantage of poor defending to angle a shot past Chelsea’s Petr Cech who then made a succession of good saves to keep the score down. Fernandinho doubled the home side’s lead after halftime before Oscar becam ...
Wenger calls for unity in fight against racism. Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has called for footballers to unite in their combat with racism, and says a breakaway union for black players would be a "bad" idea. A number of high-profile black players refused to wear anti-racism 'Kick It Out' T-shirts prior to last weekend's Premier League games, in protest at alleged laxity in the football authorities' attempts to tackle the issue. The controversy was followed by reports in the British media on Tuesday that Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand -- who took part in the T-shirt boycott -- is set to launch a new anti-racism union for black footballers. Wenger, though, believes such a move would undermine attempts to tackle discrimination in the game. "I think any split is bad," he said, at a press conference ahead of his side's Champions League group game at home to Schalke on Wednesday. "If there is no racism, if you want to fight against racism, you should not create any federation on a difference that you ...
Tuesday football Key points - 8 Champions League fixtures - Barcelona v Celtic (19:45 BST) - Manchester United v Braga (19:45) - Shakhtar Donetsk v Chelsea (19:45) "It seems like five minutes since were were here for the Euro 2012 semi-final between Spain and Portugal. But it's a daunting task for Chelsea tonight. We won't see their free-flowing front four tonight, with only three of them picked and Hazard left out. "Just a line on Shakhtar - they make five changes from Friday, when they won their latest league game. They have won all 12 of their games in the league this season."If Celtic's trip to Barcelona is top of your Champions League following agenda tonight you will probably want to head on over to the separate live text commentary courtesy of colleagues in Scotland. Colin Moffat is on hand to guide you through the action from the Nou Camp.Barcelona: Valdes, Adriano, Bartra, Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Song, Iniesta, Sanchez, Messi, Pedro. Subs: Pinto, Fabregas, Villa, Jonathan, Montoya, Sergi Ro ...
Chelsea Captain John Terry is set to wear a 'Unite Against Racism' armband against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.
John Terry is expected to captain Chelsea when they continue their defence of the UEFA Champions League trophy against Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine on Tuesday night.
Morning Premier League News & Transfer Gossips - -Young Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling could be in line to make his first appearance for the senior England team in November's friendly match against Sweden. -Radamel Falcao hints at Chelsea move: "There's so much talk about Barcelona and Real Madrid but the champions of Europe are in England". -Montenegro star Stevan Jovetic insists he is happy at Fiorentina after hinting that he spurned interest from Manchester City and Juventus in the summer. -Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic hit the comeback trail this week following knee surgery. -The future of Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor is increasingly in the balance as he believes he has no future under Andre Villas-Boas. -Chelsea are paving the way for John Terry's exit. The 31-year-old will not be offered a new contract and his current deal expires in 2014. (The People) -Sir Alex Ferguson: We can win Champions League -Brendan Rodgers has told Liverpool's owners he wants to sign Theo Walcott and Daniel S ...
Roberto Di Matteo has refused to confirm whether John Terry will captain Chelsea in their Champions League clash at Shakhtar Donetsk next week.
If, as seems likely, Chelsea have to do without John Terry for at least four domestic games in the near future, then Gary Cahill and David Luiz will need to form a far more solid partnership than was evident in the 4-0 Champions League victory away to Nordsjaelland in Copenhagen on Tuesday.
Chelsea and Manchester United face away day tests in the Champions League on Tuesday, seeking victories which will nudge both closer to the last 16. Despite their status as defending champions, Chelsea cannot be complacent having already dropped two home points to Juventus, though they should make good the shortfall with success at Danish Group E minnows Nordsjaelland. Juve fans, meanwhile, will expect to see their side, who came back from 2-0 down in London, sit atop the group come Tuesday night after tackling Shakhtar Donetsk in Turin. Buoyed by their win Saturday at Arsenal, which cemented a three-point lead in the English Premier League, Chelsea are clearly on song despite the fallout from the John Terry 'racism' case. In contrast, while Chelsea rule at home but have ground to make up in Europe after Donetsk pocketed an expected win over Nordsjaelland in their opener, the boot is on the other foot for Manchester United. Alex Ferguson's side may have done the minimum expected of them in dispatching Tur ...
Di Matteo: Everybody makes mistakes 11 hours ago Roberto Di Matteo insists everyone deserves a second chance after John Terry was found guilty of using racist language towards Anton Ferdinand. Chelsea boss Di Matteo refused to comment specifically on the outcome of Terry's Football Association hearing when giving his reaction to it on Friday afternoon. But asked if he believed in second chances, he said: "Yes, I do. I'm sure you've made some mistakes in your life. Me too." Some might argue Terry has had plenty of second chances in a career that has been defined by his defiance in the face of adversity. Pressed on why his captain repeatedly found himself at the centre of a storm, Di Matteo invoked the slogan famously printed on a T-shirt worn by another controversial player. "That's a good question to ask Mario Balotelli - 'Why always me?'" he joked. "That's a question you'd have to ask John." Terry is still awaiting the full written judgment of the independent FA panel, which his lawyers will pore over be ...
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Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo: "It was a big challenge to play against a quality side like Arsenal. We are very pleased, we were excellent today and deserved the win. Fernando Torres was excellent, his contribution was very good. It was right to pick John Terry, he showed his leadership again today. We pressed Arsenal and didn't allow them to find their rhythm. We have one of the best goalkeepers in the world and that is why he is with us. He made two saves. We didn't just come and sit back we took the initiative and took the game forward. We have a few knocks and bruises but we will *** them all before the Champions League game."
England now,Chelsea next? Ramos end for Terry Terry quits internationals... what of his Chelsea future? WHAT A LAD! Chelsea stand by John Terry as Terry stands by Chelsea! THATS THD DEAL! However, AS REPORTS OVER CHELSEA HN SEARCH OF A New centre-back, + Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid STILL NOT HAVING IT WELL, WELL TO suggestH This could spur a January bid from Blues for the defender. Ramos has fallen out with Mourinho after he was dropped him for their Champions League clash against City. Chelsea have keen to bring in a defender and Roberto Di Matteo will be keen to strengthen the defence after they threw away a two-goal lead against Juventus on Wednesday. Terry in particular has looked very vulnerable when playing in Europe and is certainly done for pace over 90 minutes. He is also not an attacking-minded full-back like Ramos IS, So Ramos could provide the ideal cover for Terry. -End for England TERRY'S CAREER! England Captain John Terry unexpectedly ended his nine-year international career on Sunday, q ...
Live Football News wrote: PAPER TALK: Mario Balotelli was axed for Manchester City's Champions League clash at Real Madrid after another bust-up with boss Roberto Mancini. Daily Star FA chiefs to push on with John Terry's disciplinary hearing despite suggestions charges against him should be dropped. A three-man panel is due to meet on Monday to decide whether the Chelsea captain racially abused QPR's Anton Fer...
Premier League News wrote: -Roberto Mancini insists Manchester City will win the Champions League in the near future as they prepare to kick-off their latest campaign against nine-time winners Real Madrid. -John Terry has been passed fit to face Juventus. -It was an incredible feeling' - Buttner delighted by first Manchester United goal -Khedira: Manchester City game the perfect opportunity for Real Madrid to ...
“Chelsea will win the Champions League,” – Prophet T. B. Joshua Story by Bola Dauda Last Updated: Friday, May 04, 2012 According to sources, renowned prophet and servant of God, Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly known as Prophet TB Joshua, who is the founder and leader of Synagogue of All Nations church, has prophesied that English Giants Chelsea will lift this year’s UEFA Champions leaguetrophy. According to the report, the prophet who is also into football administration and currently manages Lazio’s young duo of Edmund Ogenyi Onazi and Sani Emmanuel, prophesied after the sacking of Portuguese Manager Andre Villas- Boas that Chelsea will play in the finals and if John Terry does not play the final, Chelsea will win it because there is a bad luck hanging on the head of the skipper – which is presumably from his affair with the wife of Wayne Bridge. Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua is not new to such prophesies as he prophesized Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2012 Gabon/Equatorial Guine ...
Chelsea's Cahill backed to cover Terry absence for England Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is ready to step in for the missing John Terry as England prepare to face Ukraine. Frank Lampard has backed Cahill to fill the void. "Gary has grown completely. I have nothing but massive things to say for Gary," he said. "To come to Chelsea after the season we had last year, fit in and play the games he did against Barcelona and then the (Champions League) final he has proven he is a top centre half in world football. Internationally he can go on and play for a long time."
After losing their friendly against Italy, England rise to first in the Fifa rankings Hodgson is awarded the Fifa Coach of Year award after his innovative ‘Kick it up to the big guy’ strategy Gary Neville releases an audio book entitled, “Written in the Stars”. It is used by the US military as a new torture method John Terry is the center of another scandal. Regains the England captaincy After the Spanish Supercup, John Terry accepts the trophy in full kit Di Matteo retains the Champions League - gets a one month contract renewal Nicklas Bendtner misses a sitter, claims he is better than Messi After three months, Andre Villas-Boas is sacked for a terrible start. Tottenham go on to win the Double Brendan Rodgers adamantly tells the media he will not discuss potential transfers. Reads shortlist to all who will listen Arsenal ship eight goals against Manchester United again. Wenger buys a 20 year-old striker Jack Wilshere plays a game . . . in Fifa Create your own. Combine Mario Balotelli and any of: ...
John Terry will be able to play in our first Champions League group game after his Uefa ban was reduced on appeal. The defender will miss our Super Cup match against Atletico Madrid on Friday, August 31, having also been suspended for the Champions League Final against Bayern Munich in May, following his red card against Barcelona in the semis a month before.
definitely. Avram Grant was a (John Terry) penalty away from winning the Champions League!
Stop Press.. Just heard.. frsh from picking up Champions League trophy John Terry gonna gate crash opening ceremony and light the flame.
So in the same year that John Terry has won the Champions League, and even most people who hate him will acknowledge that he was one of England's best players at the European Championships Wayne Bridge has joined Brighton. I hope all those people saying Terry should retire from Internationals because it was unfair on Wayne Bridge feel incredibly embarrassed. John Terry = Top footballer - Not a great character but I don't want XI Gentlemen who are happy to let Spain roll the ball in the net if I'm honest!
Adrian Chiles "I've yet to see extra officials make a big decision". One sent off John Terry in Champions League semi last month,
Former Chelsea defender Jose Bosingwa has offered his services to Barcelona. The right-back was heroic as an early substitute in the club's Champions League semi final, second-leg tie with Barcelona, following John Terry's dismissal. And he continued in that vein playing for the full 120 minutes in ...
England have suffered another injury blow after Gary Cahill was forced to withdraw from their UEFA EURO 2012 squad because of a fractured jaw. The 26-year-old, who recently won the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea FC, sustained the injury when colliding with England goalkeeper Joe Hart during last night's 1-0 friendly victory against Belgium at Wembley. An FA statement said: "The Chelsea defender has two fractures of his jaw, one either side. The England medical team have been in close contact overnight with Cahill's club doctors who will treat him moving forward. Liverpool defender Martin Kelly will be called into the squad – subject to agreement from UEFA." Kelly, 22, made his international debut during last weekend's 1-0 friendly defeat of Norway on Oslo. He has played 24 Premier League games for Liverpool FC. There was some good news for manager Roy Hodgson – who had previously lost the services of Frank Lampard and Gareth Barry to injury – as John Terry was given the all-clear following a sca ...
Romelu Lukaku made a point of staying away from the celebrations for the FA Cup and Champions League - John Terry more than made up for it.
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British Prime Minister David Cameron was clearly delighted to see Chelsea beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
BREAKING NEWS: John Terry finally admits that he is not due any credit for the Champions League win, he's says it was down to Dave Whelan
Avram Grant's story is an incredible one. We know him as the quietly spoken man who took Chelsea to within a John Terry penalty of the Champions League title in...
Bayern Munich CEO Rumminigge admitted last week,that since the champions league final defeat against Chelsea @ the Allianz Arena,he has been findin' it very difficult to forget the scenario @ Munich,that is the first thing that comes to his mind when he wakes up in the mornin',the defeat by Chelsea.Sorry Mr. CEO,we hv been battlin' wit same situations lyk this,since that miss by John Terry and Anelka that denied us the title in 2008 @ Moscow.and that's why Sasa Ilic in 2002 said "Football is a very funny game" and indeed it is,such was just the funny tricks in football,take heart. Gud 9t Ya'll!
Saturday night, Chelsea FC won the UEFA Champions League which is undoubtedly the most prestigious championship after the World Cup. This victory seems far-fetched especially when you consider that this same team comprising of Didier Drogba, Lampard, John Terry, Fernando Torres, Ashley Cole, Salomon Kalou, Flourent Malouda and others was generally derided as aging some few months back and some concluded that the club would never be able to win any laurel- at least not this season. AVB came on with much promise. At just 33 years, he was a protégé of Jose Mourinho having worked with him at Porto and Inter Milan. Though he had no experience as a professional player but he achieved some measure of success having won the Europa League. Roberto Di Matteo on the other hand is 42 years, was a professional player (even played for Chelsea) but his greatest coaching highlight was leading West Brom from the English Championship (Second Division) to the Premiership. He was subsequently fired after a terrible run of ...
Quotes of the Week: ‘Almost a religious experience’ By Eurosport | World of Sport – 17 hours ago A week ago, Chelsea were not Champions League winners, Kevin Pietersen had a little bit more money and David Cameron's personal view on John Terry was a mystery. Seven days on, here are the highlights from a bumper week of sporting quotes: Farewell, Didier "The spirit you saw in the dressing room after the match was unbelievable: the camaraderie ... they were sitting and talking for the longest time. They didn't get back to the hotel until almost three o'clock in the morning. Didier, of course, was dancing on the table, praying to the Cup. It was almost a religious experience." — Bruce Buck sums up the extraordinary mood after Chelsea's European triumph. "It has been a very difficult decision for me to make and I am very proud of what we have achieved, but the time is right for a new challenge for me." — Drogba astutely points out that it will be difficult to eclipse scoring the goal and kicking the ...
An incredible night at the Allianz Arena saw Chelsea lift the Champions League trophy for the first-ever time after beating Bayern Munich on penalties. The odds were against the Blues playing at the Bavarian side's home with John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Ramires and Raul Meireles all suspended, but Roberto Di Matteo kept the opposition on their toes by springing a surprise selection, Ryan Bertrand starting his first European game on the left wing. Bayern confirmed their home advantage by making the early running but couldn't make their chances count until late on, when Thomas Muller opened the scoring despite a heroic defensive effort. But that man Didier Drogba popped up with two minutes of the 90 remaining to send the match to extra time at 1-1. There was another scare when Bayern were awarded a penalty after Franck Ribery went down in the area, but Petr Cech continued his own heroics by saving low to his left. With time over, it all came down to a penalty shootout. Juan Mata saw his effort saved but ...
John Terry revealed how nine years of Champions League heartache simply melted away after he and Chelsea won the European Cup.
David Luiz led the crowd through a more traditional 'Blue is the Colour', Gary Cahill announced he was going to bounce in a minute and 'Happy Birthday' was sung to penalty shoot-out hero Petr Cech who turned 30 today. Frank Lampard took the mic to say that Saturday had been the best night of the players' careers and that Chelsea was the best club in the world, before John Terry told the fans how much they deserved to win the Champions League. And then it was off to the end of the parade and a full stop on a truly historic season, with the players now away from the club until July with mix of well-earned holiday and international matches between now and then.
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and his teammates have been dancing with the stars since they won the Champions League final against Bayern Munich.
Is not satisfied watching the Champions League finale and wants to see it again n again n again...Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard n John Terry hugging each other is d best moment post winning. Roman picking up d cup more satisfying. RDM u restored d confidence n trust in d players - all credit goes to u. KTBFFH always n always!
Daily Star :: News :: Hijacking jokes are on Chelsea's John Terry :: JOHN Terrys appearance in full kit to lift the Champions League trophy sparked internet ridicule.
From zeros to heroes, chumps to champs: in three short months Roberto Di Matteo steered Chelsea back from the precipice to the greatest moment in the club's history. Chelsea's stunning Champions League victory over Bayern Munich on Saturday completed one of the most dramatic reversals of fortune in football history, the glorious final act of a season which had once threatened to unravel. When Di Matteo was appointed as interim manager following the dismissal of Andre Villas-Boas in early March, few observers viewed the Former Chelsea midfielder as a viable long-term candidate for the job. In the days that followed Villas-Boas's dismissal, a laundry list of potential managers were name-checked in connection with the vacancy at Stamford Bridge - Pep Guardiola, Rafael Benitez, David Moyes, even former boss Jose Mourinho. Meanwhile, down at Chelsea's Cobham training base, on the leafy outskirts of London, Di Matteo was quietly setting about the task of restoring belief in a team who had won only once in their ...
There has been endless debate about Chelsea's fate once Frank Lampard, John Terry, Ashley Cole and Didier Drogba move on, but young defender Ryan Bertrand proved at Saturday's (Sunday, PHL time) Champions League final that the future is bright at Stamford Bridge.
in 2008, caretaker coach, Avram Grant took Chelsea to the finals of the UEFA Champions League and had the cup in his grips until John Terry slipped and scattered the fulfilment of a long dream. In 2012, another caretaker coach, RDM also taked Chelsea to the UEFA Champions League finals and this time, manages to win the cup. Lesson: Abramovic should forget about signing high profile managers and keep to only caretaker managers if he wants to win more UEFA Champions League trophies.
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CHAMPIONS CHAT Posted on: Sun 20 May 2012 What a night. As the celebrations continued way into the evening, the newly-crowned European Champions gave their verdict on what it all meant to them. Here are a selection of quotes from some of the Chelsea heroes, with more to follow as the dust settles on our first ever Champions League success. Petr Cech 'Finally. It's been eight years. We lost four years ago and we hoped for another chance. The chance came and in a moment when nobody expected it. We grabbed the chance. 'There were six penalties and I went the right way all the time, and saved three, so I was well prepared. 'This is amazing, it's incredible we finally got it. 'I said prior to the game that if we win the Cup I don't want a cake, and this is the best present I can get. It's a dream come true.' Gary Cahill 'When I picked up the injury against Barcelona I feared I wouldn't make the game but I am thankful to the staff that got David and me back. 'It's absolutely amazing. The team has stuck together ...
Didier Drogba was the match-winner once more as Chelsea overcame the odds to defeat Bayern Munich on penalties and win the Champions League. The man who has epitomised Chelsea’s resilience in the past few months more than anyone else is Didier Drogba and, of course, he stepped up to slide home the winning penalty to make them the first side from London to lift the famous trophy. Suspended John Terry changed from his suit to kit in anticipation of being in front of the cameras as he lifted the cup, but he must have known, like everyone else, that the man who made it all possible was Didier.
Parsons Green with John Terry (Daily Mail father of the year 2006) and Frank Lampard and the Champions League trophy!!
Champions League Trophy Presentation: the fastest John Terry has got his kit on since Wayne Bridge came home early.
chelsea chelsea *** gai hun te hr pase, first FA Cup , n now UEFA Champions League .. boys in blue roxx.. # John Terry once again, proved one of the best captain # Pep Guardiola -a man of victory, deserve salute # Roberto Di Matteo a pump for blues # Roman Abramovich lucky guy, a lucrative dealer
David Cameron was embarrassed last night after he was caught on film telling Angela Merkel that it was 'good' that John Terry was disqualified from playing in last night's Champions League final in Munich.
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