David Luiz & Champions League

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David Luiz on 'I forgot we aren't in the Champions League!'*
David Luiz and Gary Cahill played a Champions League final when they weren't medically cleared to compete. Just saying
David Luiz: "We aren't scared of anyone. PSG wants to win the Champions League this season."
PSG should have put Champions League tie against Chelsea to bed, says David Luiz...
Aside from games in World Cup and Champions League, David Luiz is worth his price tag
David Luiz should be made the chief clown mascot of the Champions League.
Loss of David Luiz is a huge loss for PSG in the Champions League. Messi and Suarez are probably licking their chops right now
David Luiz and Mota may miss the Champions League match against Barcelona. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also suspended for that game.
When you realise David Luiz has more Champions League goals than you this season...
Reaction from the clubs involved in Monday's Champions League last 16 draw: Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) v Chelsea (ENG) PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi: "Last year was an apprenticeship which must not be repeated. Chelsea are a good draw for us. I am very confident. I've got confidence in my manager and in my players that they'll show on the pitch the best of PSG." Chelsea secretary David Barnard: "PSG are known to us as we played them in the quarters last year and they've got David Luiz playing for them too. It's a good draw logistically too for our supporters. Both sides have very different squads from last year, so if it was PSG or anyone else, it would've been the same situation." Manchester City (ENG) v Barcelona (ESP) City's director of football Txiki Begiristain: "We have plenty of confidence with the way we qualified beating Bayern Munich at home and Roma away, so the players will be working hard to get fit and arrive in confidence for those games. We have improved our squad from last season and we ...
David Luiz has insisted that Paris Saint-Germain are not afraid of Real Madrid or anyone else who they might be drawn against in the last 16 of the Champions League. A 3-1 defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday ensured that Laurent Blanc's men finished second in Group F, meaning they are not seeded for the next stage of the competition. As a result, their potential opponents in the last 16 are holders Real Madrid, last season's runners-up Atletico Madrid, Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, Premier League table-toppers Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund and Porto. David Luiz does not fear being drawn against one of the European heavyweights and insists that PSG must be prepared to go toe-to-toe with the best if they want to win their first-ever Champions League title in 2014-15. "We could play against Real Madrid or we could play against another team - either way, all that qualified are great teams with great squads of players and we are prepared to face them all," the centre-back, 27, told Goal after the clash at Camp ...
MAVHARIVHARI (Rumours) & INTERNATIONAL UPDATES • Manchester United will offer Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, a weekly wage of £300,000 to lure him back to Old Trafford. United and Chelsea are to be told publicly by Real Madrid that they have no chance of signing forward Ronaldo. • Paris Saint-Germain face an anxious wait to see if David Luiz and Serge Aurier will be fit to face Rennes on Saturday • Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is a legend and a figure for young coaches to look up to, according to Swansea City manager Garry Monk. • Barcelona teenager Alen Halilovic says he is loving life with Luis Enrique's side and is delighted at being named in their Champions League squad. • Bayern Munich midfielder and World Cup hero Mario Gotze, 22, has revealed he would be open to a move abroad if the opportunity presented itself. • Roma's sporting director Walter Sabatini, 59, insists Manchester United target Kevin Strootman, 24, is not for sale. • Arsenal legend Robert Pires, 40, insists signing ...
David Luiz: “I have good memories of Chelsea. I won the Champions League.
Liverpool plot move for dazzling Argentine winger Liverpool plot move for dazzling Argentine winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Liverpool’s spending spree this summer shows now sign of coming to an end. Reports from Tuttosport in Italy state that the Reds have made an £18 million offer to Paris Saint-Germain for Ezequiel Lavezzi. Juventus are also said interested in signing the Argentine. Brendan Rodgers has already spent over £80 million in the transfer market, bolstering a squad that finished 2nd in the Premier League last season. Liverpool will, though, play in the Champions League for the first time since 2009 and hence the high number of players coming in to increase the squad depth is to be expected. PSG have spent big this summer as well, shelling out £50 million to bring David Luiz to the French capital from Chelsea. They are also expected to complete a deal for Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria for around €80 million. With such large amounts being spent, it is imperative that PSG se ...
Massa, read excerpts of your man, Paul Merson's preview before the match. I just love the Dante bit in the 2nd paragraph: "Thiago Silva will be a massive miss in this game because it leaves David Luiz and probably Dante, who everyone goes on about but isn’t really that good, at centre-half. "Dante plays at Bayern Munich where week after week in Germany no-one has a go at him, but when he came up against Real Madrid in the Champions League, he didn’t know what day it was. "He is nowhere near as good as Thiago Silva and all the German players will know his weaknesses and how to get at him, so him and David Luiz at the back? Germany will be licking their lips."
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Mass Exodus: Five players who are set to leave Chelsea this summer MourinhoJose Mourinho’s Chelsea have already been one of the busiest sides this summer in terms of transfer activity, striking deals for Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa whilst offloading David Luiz to PSG for a princely sum. Chairman Roman Abramovich is keen to avoid punishments imposed by breaking the new Financial Fair Play rules which Manchester City did last season and now face a £50million fine and reduced Champions League squad. Therefore Chelsea will be looking to sell more players before they can finance new signings, with Mourinho prepared to make wholesale changes in order to challenge for the Premier League title next season as reported by the Daily Star. Here at Touchline Talk we run through the five players likely to depart Stamford Bridge this summer for pastures new. Just click on the link below to view them. Fernando Torres The 30-year-old Spaniard was signed for £50million from Liverpool back in 2011 but has never looked ...
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is confident Diego Costa's transfer to Stamford Bridge from Atletico Madrid will be completed soon. The striker has already had a medical with the Premier League side and is expected to join from the Spanish champions for a fee of around £30million. Spain striker Costa, who is currently representing his adopted nation in his homeland of Brazil, scored 36 goals in all competitions last season to help Atletico win La Liga and reach the Uefa Champions League final. And Mourinho is confident Costa will be on the books of the West London club ahead of the new Premier League season. "Costa is a player who I want to have in my team,” he is quoted as saying by Spanish newspaper Marca. “I've asked my club for him and I have total confidence that we're going to achieve it and he will end up signing for Chelsea." Chelsea announced this week the signing of midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona and have already completed the sale of versatile defender David Luiz to Paris St-Germain. R ...
Brazil’s defence consists of 1. the most highly-rated centre-back in the world, 2. the most expensive defender of all time, 3. the best right-back around till maybe 2 years back, 4. the gamec hanger in the recent Champions League final and 5. a goalkeeper who’s won a Treble. And yet, when combined together they were abysmal . Brazil were lucky that Mario Mandzukic was suspended; had he started, the match could have been a lot closer. So brazil jodi defence na improve kore bhalo team er against e chap e porbe. David Luiz ball clear korte parena mone hye. or jonne Marcelo kotoh problem e poreche kal. R thanx to Oscar kal brazil jitlo. Neymar kal 1st goal ta bhalo koreche... penalty ta save kora uchit chilo. palm er middle e peyeche. Still happy for Brazil.
No Ramires raid! Jose Jose Mourinho is not interested in selling midfielder Ramires and will reject the advances of Real Madrid to keep the Brazil star at Chelsea. Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti was preparing to raid his former club for the 27-year-old, who he signed in 2010 during his time in charge at Stamford Bridge. Following last month's Champions League triumph over city rivals Atletico, Ancelotti told Madrid president Florentino Perez that he wanted to bring Ramires to the Bernabeu this summer along with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. But according to reports in Spain, Mourinho will not entertain the possibility of letting Ramires leave the club having decided not to renew the contract of veteran Frank Lampard and sanctioned the £50m sale of David Luiz to PSG. Ramires has been a mainstay in the Chelsea midfield since joining from Benfica for £17m, making 196 appearances for the Blues. The Brazil international, currently preparing for the World Cup, is contracted at Chelsea until 2017 having signed a ...
PSG face a Champions League ban after angering UEFA by ignoring Financial Fair Play rules in their £50m bid for Chelsea…
PSG are banned from Champions League after signing David Luiz for £50 Millions, which is against fair play system of FIFA
The talk in Spain was that Roman Abramovich is on the brink of buying Real Mallorca. Now duel ownership is not unknown in European football. But it is fraught with difficulty especially if the clubs end up competing against each other in the Champions League. If that is the case and he takes on Mallorca then he would have to ditch one or the other. Could it be that Roman has grown tired of Chelsea and or UEFA financial fair play regulations? Or even Jose Mourinho’s requests? Or will one of his yachts sit better in Mallorca than London? Chelsea suddenly seem to have become a selling club given the sale of David Luiz and possibly Eden Hazard. Why is that? Is it because Roman can’t compete with the Manchester City owners that he wants to take on Real Madrid and Barcelona? Is this the end of Chelsea’s Roman empire ? [Copy pasted from Daily Mail] -JCon
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 ...
Chelsea are preparing a €100million offer for Atletico Madrid trio Diego Godin, Filipe Luisand Diego Costaaccording to Spanish reports. Following a mediocre season which resulted in missing out on both the Premier Leagueand the Champions League, Chelsea are planning on making big strides next season. It is all set up for a busy summer in West London, with the departures of Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Samuel Eto’o and David Luiz just being the beginning. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to build a new era at the club, and it appears Russian owner Roman Abramovich is on board and willing to back him heavily in the transfer market. According to the Spanish press AS, the Bluesare plotting a €100million raid on recent La Ligawinners Atletico Madrid. Here are the three names the Premier League club are reportedly preparing to break the bank for: Diego Costa: Brazilian-born Spanish international Diego Costa has been in lethal form for Atletico Madrid this season, scoring 36 goals in 52 appearances through ...
Transfer News & Stories Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could return for Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom after the 31-year- old's loan spell was disrupted by a back injury. Manchester City left-back Aleksandar Kolarov is wanted by Monaco, with Italian trio AC Milan, Juventus and Roma also keen. New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been told by chairman Daniel Levy to qualify for the Champions League. Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson says proving Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and the doubters wrong has made him stronger. Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner is wanted by Leicester City, Burnley, Crystal Palace and Hull City after being ditched by Arsenal. Queens Park Rangers will revive their interest in West Brom defender Jonas Olsson. Chelsea want Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane, 21, to replace PSG-bound David Luiz. Manchester United are interested in 19-year-old PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who is also being tracked by Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City. Queens Park ...
Kudos to Jose Mourinho and the entire Chelsea crew as they have now began to do the real stuff many of us die-hard fans yearned for over the years. It is interesting to note that a David Luiz bought for £25m will be sold for £40m with an additional £10m should PSG land themselves in the Champions League final. Juan Mata was also bought for £23m from Valencia and sold to Man. United for £38m; same with Kevin De Bryune. Better days ahead. Time to start smiling to the bank.
Now that PSG have secured the signing of Chelsea defender David Luiz, the Parisian club can move on to some of their other targets. However, according to some source s, the two clubs may still be in talks over several other players. PSG are believed to still be pursuing their long rumored interest in Eden Hazard, as well as attempting to add Oscar and Petr Cech. Chelsea, meanwhile, seem keen on brining in Ezequiel Lavezzi. If PSG still have money to spend, and there’s no indication that they do not, then it makes perfect sense for Eden Hazard to be the target of their next move. The only reason he wasn’t their top priority this summer was probably the impending departure of young defender Marquinhos and back-up Alex. Luiz’s addition solidifies a PSG back line which was already the best in Ligue 1. However, the Luiz’s athleticism and big game experience will be a huge help to the club as they continue their push for Champions League success. A swap of Lavezzi plus cash for Hazard makes a lot of sen ...
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
Today's big headlines: Chelsea have officially accepted a £50 million bid from PSG for defender David Luiz, making the Brazilian the most expensive defender in history. Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has signed a one year contract extension. Diego Costa and Arda Turan both trained yesterday before Atletico's Champions League final clash with Real Madrid, whilst Ronaldo has been confirmed fit to play but Pepe sat out of training. Yaya Toure is receiving treatment in Qatar for an unspecified injury. Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos says he has no intention of being a Manchester United player next season. Arsenal are chasing Real Sociedad's £18million-rated forward Antoine Griezmann, according to the Daily Star. Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin is on Arsenal's radar too, but they will face a battle with Liverpool for the Frenchman’s signature Manchester United are prepared to offload flop signing Marouane Fellaini - if they can find someone willing to stump up £15 million to buy him. Sou ...
David Luiz Confirms Chelsea Exit in an Emotional Message [Daily Mail]. David Luiz has confirmed his Chelsea exit in an emotional message, as he prepares to join Paris St Germain in a £48 million deal. His statement read: “Thanks Chelsea for the three and half years of great partnership. I’ve made good friends, won many titles and those memories will last with me forever. I’d like to thank my teammates, all staff and supporters (my geezers). I’m leaving with great sadness but at the same time excited for the new challenge that lies ahead.” Luiz will be moving across the Channel in a £40 million deal that could potentially rise to up to £50 million depending upon performances. These include bonuses for winning the league, Champions League, and so on. Even without those bonuses, Luiz becomes the world’s most expensive defender. He goes past PSG’s own Thiago Silva, who cost the club £36 million in 2012. Luiz is yet to pass the medical and agree personal terms, but these are expected to be a ...
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David Luiz close to completing record £40m move to PSG from Chelsea • Clubs in advanced talks over transfer of Brazilian centre-back • Blues hope to complete £31.8m signing of Diego Costa Chelsea are in advanced talks with Paris St Germain over the sale of David Luiz to the Ligue 1 champions with the fee for the Brazilian expected to top the £40m mark, a record for a defender. Discussions between the clubs are on-going and an agreement is anticipated well before the start of the World Cup. David Luiz, a £23.5m signing from Benfica in January 2011, has claimed the Champions League and Europa League with Chelsea but found himself something of a stop-gap at both centre-half and in defensive midfield last season. At 27, and with the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich also long-standing admirers, he represents a saleable asset for the London club as they seek to comply with Uefa’s financial fair play regulations. The sale to PSG, who are more bullish about maintaining their lavish spending of recen ...
Chelseaare reportedly in talks with Paris Saint-Germain about the possibility of selling Brazilian defender David Luiz, it has emerged on Friday. The sources have come from Sky Sports Newsand they say the deal is worth a staggering £50 million. If the deal goes through, it will make Luiz the most expensive defender in football history overtaking potentially his new team mate Thiago Silva who signed for PSG from AC Milan. Success Luiz has been at The Blues for just over three years now, signing back in January 2011 for around £22 million and he has won the Champions League, Fa Cup and Europa League in his time in England. The Brazilian has been somewhat of a controversial character that has brought many highs and many lows in his time with Chelsea. Of course as mentioned he has won some big trophies, he has scored some very good and important goals but his defensive style has been widely criticised over the years which has seen him change positions from centre back to defensive midfielder where he has d ...
Team News& rumours: :-: David Luiz set for world record £50 M move (for a defender) to Paris Saint- Germain :-: Eden Hazard dismisses PSG rumors, vows to stay :-: Demba Ba& FT9 set for Chelsea stay next season. :-: Thibaut Courtois has revealed he will discuss his future with Chelsea in the next week. :-: Mourinho to attend Champions League final to keep an eye on Costa, Filipe Luis, Modric& Courtois :-: Mikel, Etoo & Cole to leave
Chelsea linked with SHOCK move to SACK Jose Mourinho and bring in Diego Simeone CHELSEA are ready to sack Jose Mourinho and replace him with Diego Simeone after the Champions League final. The improbable reports coming out of France suggest that Blues owner Roman Abramovich is unhappy with Mourinho's failure to win any silverware this summer and believes Simeone is the man to take Chelsea forward. Indeed, French publication Le10Sport sensationally suggest that Abramovich now doubts Mourinho's ability to take Chelsea back to the top and that the Russian could swing the axe before the end of the month. Simone was heavily linked with Manchester United job before Louis Van Gaal was appointed but Abramovich believes he has a better chance of convincing the Argentine to make the move to Stamford Bridge. It is suggested that Simeone has a release clause in his contract that has not yet expired which Chelsea will look to exploit. Chelsea preparing to sell David Luiz to PSG in £50m deal to fund Diego Costa move W ...
Ten Greatest Free Kick Takers Ever 1. Juninho Pernambucano The Brazilian Attacking midfielder most famously scored amazing free kicks for Lyon in the Champions League a few years back. A lot of players since Juninho have copied his style of Free Kick including, Drogba, David Luiz, Ronaldo and many more. 2. Sinisa Mihajlovic Mihajlovic is known as the best free kick taker ever in Italian Serie A League, he's scored 32 free kicks in his career which including the hat trick he scored against Sampdoria in 1998. Similar to Roberto Carlos he was also an incredible free kick taker who plays in defense also scoring amazing goals for Lazio, Sampdoria, Roma and many more Italian sides. 3. David Beckham One of the greatest free kick takers ever. The England legend scored a number of goals for club and country including the amazing Free Kick against Greece in the last minute to take England to the World Cup. He's played for some of the Best clubs in the world including Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan and PSG ...
Name: David Luiz Age: 27 Position: Centre back Club: Chelsea Caps [goals]: 34 [0] David Luiz has spent the past seven years in Europe, moving to Benfica in 2007 from Vitoria and then transferring to English side Chelsea in 2011 for a fee in the region of €25 million. In his time at Stamford Bridge, he has helped the club to win the Champions League in 2012 as well as the Europa League the following season. Why has he been selected? Luiz is one of head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's most trusted options at the back, as well as providing cover if necessary in a defensive midfield capacity, although it would appear that the boss has others in mind there. A bubbly character, he fits the profile of the rest of the squad perfectly. How has he played this season? Helped Chelsea to the semi-finals of the Champions League in Jose Mourinho's first term back at the club, as well as representing Brazil 17 times since the turn of last year; has long been linked with a move to Spanish giants Barcelona. What will his rol ...
CHELSEA DEFENDER LUIZ CONFESSES PSG ADMIRATION, Chelsea defender David Luiz has admitted his admiration for PSG. Luiz is close to PSG stopper and Brazil teammate Thiago Silva. "I love playing with him wherever he is," Luiz told Telefoot . "Even on the street when we were young, it would suit me too (to play with him). On PSG, he added: "This is a big club now, he works thoroughly to win the Champions League and they will win Ligue 1 for many years to come."
Match Report Sun 4 May 2014, Stamford Bridge and Norwich City's ambitions at opposite ends of the Barclays Premier League table hang by a thread after a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge. On the back of their midweek semi- final defeat by Atletico Madrid in the Uefa Champions League, Chelsea were unable to restore winning ways against their relegation-threatened opponents. Andre Schurrle and David Luiz struck a post and crossbar respectively for the hosts either side of half-time as nerves worked against an engaging spectacle. Jose Mourinho's title hopes will end if Liverpool win at Crystal Palace on Monday, while Manchester City, leaders having beaten Everton 3-2 on Saturday, will restrict them to third position if they win their match in hand against Aston Villa on Wednesday. Norwich ended a run of five straight league defeats but Sunderland's 1-0 triumph at Manchester United means that Neil Adams' side must beat Arsenal on the final weekend and hope that Sunderland, who hold a vastly superior goal difference ...
DAVID LUIZ WANTS COURTOIS AND HAZARD IN BARCELONA. With David Luiz set to join Barcelona in the summer after signing a 5 year deal with the Catalan giants. He wants his Chelsea teammates Courtois and Hazard who has been a transfer target for Barcelona to make the move. According to a report in the Catalan paper Mundo Deportivo, Hazard offered himself to Barcelona using Courtois as an intermediary.Hazard made headlines for a back-and-forth with Jose Mourinho after Chelsea's Champions League exit, though Mourinho maintained the quotes were taken out of context. An unnamed Barcelona scout is supposedly in constant contact with Courtois, and when Hazard decided to leave, David Luiz informed the scout that the forward would be willing to force the issue with Chelsea if Barca were interested.Hazard himself is open for a move to Barcelona if Barca is interested in him."Is left for Barca to decide" he said. The London-based Daily Mirror, meanwhile, has said Chelsea are prepared to part with Hazard to raise funds ...
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 ...
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has named an unorthadox lineup to play Atletico Madrid in tonight's crunch Champions League semi-final tie, with the Portuguese naming five defenders plus the hybrid David Luiz in the first XI. Confusion has reigned since the announcement, with various social mediums in…
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The players who are one yellow card away from being suspended for the Champions League final, including Sergio Ramos, Mario Mandzukic, Willian, David Luiz and Koke.
Champions League Team News: - Atletico Madrid v Chelsea: Samuel Eto'o was absent with a knee injury as Chelsea travelled to Atletico Madrid for Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg. Eden Hazard was in the squad despite a two-week absence with a calf injury, but Branislav Ivanovic is suspended, meaning David Luiz could play at right-back or Ashley Cole could return on the left. Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are ineligible after playing for other clubs earlier in the competition. Provisional squad: Cech, Cole, Luiz, Ramires, Lampard, Torres, Oscar, Mikel, Schurrle, Van Ginkel, Hazard, Ba, Willian, Schwarzer, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Kalas, Hilario, Ake.
So Petr Cech misses a Premier League game for the 1st time this season with a virus. Frank Lampard&Demba Ba will have to come off the bench to have any impact with David Luiz also rested from starting duties with the Champions League semi-final in the week in Jose Mourinho's mind.
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
TEAMS: Chelsea leave Hazard on bench as Stoke hand Palacios a recall CHELSEA make a number of changes to the side beaten by Paris St-Germain in the Champions League last Wednesday, with Eden Hazard being the most notable casualty. Jose Mourinho hands January signing Mohamed Salah a start in midfield as Fernando Torres starts up top in place of Oscar. Nemanja Matic and Frank Lampard pair up in midfield in place of Ramires and David Luiz. Stoke only make one change to the side which beat Hull last weekend, with Wilson Palacios replacing Stephen Ireland in the middle of midfield. Mark Hughes switches from a 4-2-3-1 to a 4-5-1 as he looks to nullify Chelsea's attacking threats. Chelsea team to face Stoke: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Lampard, Matic, Schurrle, Willian, Salah, Torres. Subs: Schwarzer, Kalas, Cole, David Luiz, Oscar, Hazard, Ba. Stoke team to face Chelsea: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Odemwingie, Whelan, Palacios, Nzonzi, Arnautovic, Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Wilkin ...
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 ...
Chelsea certainly know how to put a dampener on Arsene Wenger's celebrations as his 1000th Arsenal game ended in their record defeat against us The league leaders sprinted out of the blocks on a sunny but cold early afternoon, Samuel Eto'o and Andre Schurrle putting us 2-0 up after only six minutes. The lead was doubled by half-time, Eden Hazard slotting a penalty and Oscar netting, the first of those also resulting in an Arsenal red card, Kieran Gibbs erroneously sent-off when Oxlade-Chamberlain should have walked. With a lead such as our 4-0 one at the interval, sides can find it hard to maintain the impetus in the second period but there was no such failing on this occasion, with Oscar and substitute Mohamed Salah completing the derby damage. The victory was also the biggest for Chelsea under Jose Mourinho's management. Team News It was all change in the double pivot area of Chelsea's midfield, with Nemanja Matic back having been ineligible for the Champions League and David Luiz returning, with Ramire ...
MOURINHO: FINE MARGINS Posted on: Fri 14 Mar 2014 The Blues will go in search of a third consecutive win at Villa Park tomorrow, but with the match preceding Tuesday's Champions League clash with Galatasaray, Jose Mourinho is keen for his side to take one game at a time. Having conducted his previous two press conferences at Stamford Bridge, today's was held in the familiar surroundings of Cobham, where the Portuguese was greeted by the assembled media. Mourinho reported tomorrow's game comes too soon for injured defenders David Luiz and Ashley Cole, but he may be able to call on the services of Fernando Torres, after the striker limped out of the warm-up ahead of last week's win against Tottenham. 'We will have no David and no Ashley,' he said when asked on the availability of the defensive pair. 'Fernando is much, much better. Maybe I'll take him tomorrow, maybe I won't take him and I'll try everything for Tuesday. It depends on today's training and conversations after the session, but yesterday he look ...
I think Brazil will get medals...Oscar, David Luiz will put them next to their Champions League medals. As if
Chelsea vs Galatasaray Pre- Match Briefing KEY STAT Chelsea are the only English team to have tasted victory at Galatasaray in the Champions League; Liverpool and Manchester United both lost on their more recent visits Talking Points Chelsea's third successive home victory over Everton on Saturday in the Premier League (our 66th against the Toffees) was the 150th victory of Jose Mourinho's two spells at Stamford Bridge. Our win and Norwich's success against Tottenham has produced a 10-point gap between top and fifth place with less than a third of the campaign to go. TACTICAL BRIEF David Luiz and John Mikel Obi, ruled out of the weekend victory over Everton, travelled to Istanbul with the squad. The availability of the pair will be important in this competition as former Benfica man Nemanja Matic (as well as ex-Basel winger Mohamed Salah) is ineligible. There was tactical flexibility and risk-taking in last Saturday's win. Chelsea's formation ended as a 4-1-4-1 or open triangle as Jose Mourinho calls it, ...
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David Luiz and John Mikel Obi have travelled for Chelsea's Champions League last-16 first-leg tie at Galatasaray.
Champions League: Team News for Wednesday's clash between Galatasaray and Chelsea: David Luiz and John Obi Mik...
“Eto’o is the only striker I have and he is probably 35″ – Mourinho José Mourinho has reacted angrily after reports emerged in France of the Chelsea manager making disparaging remarks, delivered in what he apparently considered to be a private conversation, over the quality of the forwards at his disposal. The comments were made last week in Nyon but reported as he and his squad flew out to Turkey for the first leg of their Champions League knockout tie against Galatasaray. Chelsea will come face to face with their former striker, Didier Drogba, at the Turk Telekomm arena on Wednesday and while that promises to be an emotional reunion, Mourinho has been left to rebuild bridges with Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba after Canal Plus published a video on its website of him assessing the current crop. While Chelsea do not deny the authenticity of the quotes, they have stressed that the manager was unaware he was being filmed and was instead conducting what he believed to be a private and ...
Mikel boost for Chelsea against Galatasaray After two days of worries, Chelsea have received a triple injury boost ahead of their Champions League last 16 clash with Galatasaray on Wednesday with news that Mikel Obi, David Luiz and Oscar are all in Jose Mourinho’s squad list for the match in Istanbul. Luiz and Mikel missed Saturday’s 1-0 win against Everton through injury, while Oscar was substituted at halftime because of an ankle complaint. Mikel’s state is also a major concern for Nigeria as the country prepares to face Mexico in a friendly match next week. Mourinho was able to call on the trio for the first leg encounter with Roberto Mancini’s Galatasaray as the club revealed that the players have travelled to Istanbul, Goal reports. The Blues face the Turkish Super League champions in the Turk Telecom Arena but will be without January signings Nemanja Matic and Mohammed Salah, who are both ineligible to play, having featured in the tournament with their former clubs earlier this season. Che . ...
David Luiz and John Mikel Obi both travel as Chelsea fly out for their Champions League game against Galatasaray
Bayern Munich supremo Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed the club once tried to bring Arsene Wenger in as manager. Juan Mata is confident Manchester United are capable of putting together a run good enough to see them scrape a Champions League spot. boss Jose Mourinho says Manchester City will take on the worst Barcelona side in 'many, many years' on Tuesday. Roberto Martinez has confirmed that Romelu Lukaku will be ready to face West Ham United on March 1. Newcastle could be tempted one last time to off-load Papiss Cisse before the end of this season. Reports in Russia last night claimed Rubin Kazan were at long last prepared to make a bid for the player. David Luiz reckons England should have a lot more belief about their World Cup chances.
Benfica are willing to sell Lazar Markovic and Nemanja Matic to Chelsea. The cash-strapped club have put a £12million price tag on Serbian winger Markovic, 19, and claim they are in discussions with Jose Mourinho’s side about a January switch. Portuguese media are also reporting that Chelsea are interested in re-signing Matic who moved to Benfica as part of the David Luiz deal in 2011. Manchester United have also been tracking Matic, 25, who is available for around £20m following Benfica’s exit from the Champions League. Markovic is seen as one of Benfica’s best prospects and could be left on loan in Portugal until the end of the season.
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More news from the Daily Mirror Arsenal's Champions League showdown with Napoli isseason-defining, says Arsene Wenger. Manchester United boss David Moyes has admitted that he whipped out the hairdryer at half-time in the 1-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk. Jose Mourinho handed a signed training top to his overworked translator after a particularly laborious press conference. Liverpool keeper has insisted that team victories mean more than clean sheets to him. Transfer News and gossip from other newspapers and websites French moneybags Monaco will make an audacious bid for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany. (Express) Barcelona will attempt a £29million January bid for Chelsea and Brazil centre-back David Luiz in January. (Daily Star) Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has insisted that he is not past his best, despite losing his place in the side. (Metro)
MATCH REPORT: CHELSEA 1 Steaua Bucharest 0 Posted on: Thu 12 Dec 2013 Summary A steady if unspectacular victory courtesy of Demba Ba's early goal means Chelsea finish group stage winners for the ninth time in our 12 Champions League campaigns. Opportunities for more goals were few, although Branislav Ivanovic was denied by good goalkeeping and Ba another goal by wayward finishing. Steaua, who set a new record tonight for most consecutive Champions League games without a victory, wasted one gilt-edged chance shortly after the goal but that apart did not look likely to get back into the match. Team News Jose Mourinho spoke before the game of the need to rest players but still win the game and he set out to do that by making seven changes from the defeat at Stoke. Mark Schwarzer at 41 years of age played the first Champions League game of his career and ahead of the goalkeeper, Ashley Cole returned to defence, as did David Luiz who was over injury, just like his countryman Oscar who was also back. Willian , ...
Chelsea Football Club shared the following link and had this to say about it: Here's tonight's team to face Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge... Schwarzer; Ivanovic, David Luiz, Terry (c), Cole; Mikel, Lampard; Willian, Oscar, Eden Hazard; Ba. Subs: Petr Čech, Gary J Cahill, Ramires, Kevin De Bruyne, Juan Mata, André Schürrle, Fernando 9 Torres. Make your score predictions here...
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 ...
MOURINHO: GAMES OF CHANCE Posted on: Fri 29 Nov 2013 Speaking at his weekly media conference ahead of the visit of Southampton on Sunday, Jose Mourinho confirmed that Samuel Eto'o and David Luiz will be unavailable for the game. Eto'o was stretchered off on Tuesday night in Basel, and the manager said today the striker is likely to be out for around two weeks with a grade one muscular injury. Meanwhile, the game also comes too soon for David Luiz, who missed the defeat in Switzerland with a knee injury. The Brazilian defender did, however, return to full training today. Mourinho told the journalists present that though he never willingly tolerates a defeat, the squad had reacted positively to Champions League disappointment earlier in the season and he was hopeful they would do the same again. Other topics discussed included Sunday's high-flying opponents and the vital role his squad will play in the coming weeks. Mourinho explained his side, who had stayed a night longer than usual abroad and had trained ...
Team News- Chelsea v Southampton (Sunday, 16:10 GMT) Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o is to miss Sunday's Premier League clash with Southampton and is expected to be out for two weeks with a hamstring injury. The Cameroon forward sustained the grade one tear in Tuesday night's Champions League loss at Basle and was replaced by Fernando Torres, who made his return from an adductor injury and could start at Stamford Bridge as Jose Mourinho rotates his options for the first of nine December matches. The Saints clash could come too soon for defender David Luiz despite his return to training from a knee injury, while midfielder Marco Van Ginkel, who is out with a knee injury, is a long-term absentee.
A knee injury will keep defender David Luiz out of Chelsea's Champions League meeting with Basel on Tuesday evening. The West London club revealed on Monday that Luiz is not a part of the 21-man squad for the trip to Switzerland as he requires on-going treatment on the bruised patella that saw him miss Saturday's 3-0 win at West Ham. But manager Jose Mourinho is boosted ahead of the Group E clash by the return to fitness of club-record signing Fernando Torres.
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~
Chelsea teammates turned on David Luiz in the aftermath of defeat at Newcastle United. The Daily Star says the Brazilian centre-back was heavily criticised by team-mates for his seemingly laid-back approach at Newcastle on Saturday. And as a result he will not face Schalke in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge tomorrow. At Newcastle, Luiz pulled out of a challenge on Shola Ameobi. Match of the Day pundit and former England skipper Alan Shearer called it a “cop-out of a tackle from a defender who doesn’t want to get hurt”. Luiz was also dragged out of position for the Magpies’ second goal, as he allowed Vurnon Anita to set up Loic Remy.
Eto'o too sharp for Schalke. A Timo Hildebrand howler helped Samuel Eto'o set Chelsea on their way to a 3-0 Champions League home win over Schalke on Wednesday night. The Cameroon striker scored his first goal in Europe for the Blues on 31 minutes after a bad mistake from visiting goalkeeper Hildebrand, and fired in a second nine minutes after the break. There was time for Eto'o's replacement Demba Ba to get on the scoresheet too seven minutes from time as Chelsea took control of Group E by matching their margin of victory in Gelsenkirchen on Matchday Three. Following Saturday's 2-0 Premier League defeat at Newcastle, Blues boss Jose Mourinho made six changes to his starting line-up. Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andre Schurrle, John Obi Mikel, Willian and Eto'o came in, with David Luiz, Ashley Cole, Juan Mata and Frank Lampard dropping to the bench. Fernando Torres was missing with a leg injury, but there was some confusion over why Eden Hazard was left out of the matchday 18. Before kick-off, Mourinho ...
A look at what Barcelona’s starting XI might be next season if they sign their reported transfer targets. A brief review of Barcelona's performance in the Champions League last season would suggest that the Spanish champions need to sure up their defence, right? So what does Barça go and do? They sign Neymar for €57 million, that's what. The Brazilian striker's performance in the Confederations Cup have made the thought of him teaming up with Lionel Messi and Andrés Iniesta at the Nou Camp next season frightening. According to sport.es, the Borussia Mönchengladbach goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen is the first choice to replace Víctor Valdés this summer. Despite these reports, Valdés has admitted he isn't leaving the Catalan club until 2014. But perhaps Barça will bring in Stegen to fight for the number 1 shirt with Valdés for next season. One glance at a gossip column or a newspaper and you will see that the Spanish champions are reportedly interested in Brazilian pair, David Luiz and Thiago ...
SCHURRLE: MIXED MEMORIES 26-06-2013 When Andre Schurrle makes his home debut for the Blues, it will of course be a special moment for our newest recruit. It will not, however, be the first time the German international has been involved in a competitive game at Stamford Bridge. On 13 September 2011, Schurrle made his Champions League debut for Bayer Leverkusen in a group-stage match against Chelsea in West London. Only 20 years old at the time, he played the full 90 minutes as his side were beaten 2-0 courtesy of second-half goals from future team-mates David Luiz and Juan Mata . For obvious reasons, it's a game which stands out in his career but understandably, one he reflects on with mixed emotions. 'I remember the game at Stamford Bridge as it was my first Champions League match,' he tells the official Chelsea website. 'I remember the stadium being right in the middle of the city, and it was the game whereMichael Ballack returned to Chelsea for the first time and the supporters were brilliant with him. ...
PSG Identify Chelsea Defender David Luiz as Ideal Centre-Back Partner for Thiago Silva. Wealthy French champions PSG are preparing a bid for Chelsea’s David Luiz according to The Mirror. Last season’s Ligue 1 winners are looking to improve their squad as they look to defend their title at home as well as mount an improved attempt on the Champions League trophy. They have reportedly identified Luiz as the perfect man to shore up their defence and are ready to make an approach for the player. Should Luiz arrive in the French capital, that could raise the prospect of a defensive partnership with his Brazilian compatriot Thiago Silva.
NEWS UPDATE: - Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has hailed the impact Arjen Robben has made on his side's run to the Champions League final. - Petr Cech and David Luiz have hailed outgoing boss Rafa Benitez and revealed their excitement about the likely arrival of Jose Mourinho. SAQ!
David Luiz could be the first casualty of Jose Mourinho's second Chelsea reign - the Portguese has concerns about his defendingand Real Madrid and Barcelona are considering a move. - New Manchester United boss David Moyes will battle Chelsea to sign 17-year-old Luke Shaw from Southampton this summer. - But Shaw has told senior Saints staff he wants to stay at St Mary's. - Reading have put a £15m price tag on highly-rated keeper Alex McCarthy as Tottenham are the latest clubto show interest. - Money-bags Monaco are eyeing a move for Aston Villamidfielder Charles N'Zogbia. - Stoke want Rafa Benitez to replace Tony Pulis as the club's new manager. - Gael Clichy says Roberto Mancini can have no complaints at being sacked by Manchester City. - Moussa Dembele believes Spurs have missed out on the Champions League because they took wins overthe smaller teams for granted. - Jose Mourinho will arrive atChelsea with his Special One reputation damaged by Real Madrid’s player-power revolt. - Alan Pardew faces a We ...
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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 ...
BIG MATCH REPORT: Manchester United 0-1 Chelsea What a Mata! And who deserves a big credit?..Man United 0 - Chelsea 1 Chelsea took a mighty stride towards a place in next season's Champions League as Juan Mata's deflected late winner earned victory over 10-man Manchester United. The drabbest of affairs seemed certain to end in a goalless stalemate until Mata's shot flicked off Phil Jones and crept in at the far post. United thought they should have had a free-kick earlier in the move and their frustrations boiled over as Rafael was sent off in the final minute for chopping down David Luiz. The result means victory for Chelsea against Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday will seal a top-four spot thanks to their superior goal difference. It was just about a deserved success, although it was not a game that will live long in the memory. Although Unitd boss Sir Alex Ferguson insisted there would be no slackening off even though the title was won a fortnight ago, it was hard not to notice a slackening in ...
Barcelona have stepped up their interest in Chelsea star David Luiz as they look to rebuild following their humiliating Champions League exit at the hands of Bayern Munich.
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 ...
David Luiz : "The happiness in Manchester United's hearts will not be there because of an exit from Champions League and Chelsea can use this to win our game on Sunday." Mr.Luiz don't you remember that United is playing their best player, Howard Webb in that match?
HARD TACKLE In spite of his side's 1-0 loss last night to Steau Bucharest in the Europa League, Chelsea defender, David Luiz has warned a wounded Manchester United that the Blues are ready to pile on the pain with an Fa Cup upset on Sunday. United will try to recover from their Champions League disasters against Real Madrid when they challenge Rafa Benitez’s side at Old Trafford in the sixth round. Meanwhile, Howard Webb has been charged with keeping a lid on things at Old Trafford. QUESTION Man vs Chelsea, who do you see carrying the day?
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 ...
Dear collectors, customers and fellow sellers... I am not sure who knows what with recent SoccerStarz developments over the past few days but this is what I believe to be the plan having been in conversation with them recently. CHELSEA BLUE BASES There will be 9 blue base Champions League blisters available. There will be no more than 750 blisters produced per figure. This means the 23-man pack is now limited to 4250 units. Paulo Ferreira, Frank Lampard, David Luiz, Fernando Torres, Gary Cahill, Obi Mikel, Oriol Romeu, Ross Turnbull, Ryan Bertrand. This may be the reason why Bosingwa has a blue base although I would imagine there are a lot more than 750 made! The other 13 players (14 inc. Bosingwa) will be detained by SoccerStarz and used in the future in some way to be decided. ARSENAL NEW SQUAD NUMBERS Wilshere will NOT be available in blister pack but will be released in blind sachets. Szcesny will be released within the next month (possibly in limited numbers). MORE INFO Hugh from SoccerStarz has told ...
Chelsea Captain John Terry is fit to face Sparta Prague in the last 32, despite missing the 4-1 win over Wigan at the weekend. The European champions play their first ever Europa League game - the last time they featured in this competition in 2002/03 it was labelled the UEFa Cup - after they became the first ever defending champions to be dumped out of the Champions League at the group stages. The Blues will be without David Luiz and Demba Ba, who are suspended and cup-tied respectively, while Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel have been left out due to their participation in the African Cup of Nations. However, there is good news as both Gary Cahill and Petr Cech are fit to feature, the latter making 38 appearances for Sparta Prague in 2001/02. The Czech club have not played since early December due to the winter break, and while they will be rested and fresh for the tie, they may be lacking in match-fitness for such a crucial game. (Rinche)
David Luiz at Chelsea - Cost a reported £21m from Benfica on 31 January 2011 - Has made 74 appearances for the club - Scored eight goals - Picked up 21 yellow cards - Scored a penalty in the Champions League shoot- out win over Bayern Munich
Chelsea cruise past Monterrey Chelsea eased into the final of the Club World Cup with a comfortable 3-1 win over Monterrey in Yokohama on Thursday. Juan Mata set Chelsea on their way with the opener in the first half and two quick-fire second half goals from Fernando Torres and an unfortunate own goal from Darvin Chavez earned the Uefa Champions League holders victory. Chelsea will now face South American champions Corinthians in Sunday's final. David Luiz, who started in an unfamiliar midfield role, created Chelsea's first chance of the game when his brilliant pass sent Eden Hazard in on goal down the left, but the Belgian curled his shot just wide of the far post. Monterrey almost gifted Chelsea the opener on 13 minutes when Severo Meza made a mess of a back pass and almost allowed Oscar to steal in before managing to clear the danger for a corner. From the resulting kick Mata picked out Branislav Ivanovic unmarked inside the box, but the defender headed his effort wide of the target. Chelsea did make t ...
Football - World Football Torres impresses as Chelsea reach Club World Cup final Club World Cup semi-final, Yokohama - Chelsea 3 (Juan Mata 17, Fernando Torres 46, Darvin Chavez 48) Monterrey 1 (De Nigris 90+1) Fernando Torres continued his recent bright spell of form as Chelsea booked their spot in the Club World Cup final with a 3-1 win over an outclassed Monterrey side in Yokohama. Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, David Luiz - who was in his element in a midfield role - and Oscar also showed their considerable class in a one-sided semi-final at a sparsely populated Nissan Stadium. The outgoing Champions League holders ran out comfortable winners with Mata (17), Torres (46) and a Darvin Chavez own goal (48) ensuring the English side of their final place against Brazilian side Corinthians in what comes down to the traditional final match of this tournament between the champions of Europe and South America. Jesus De Nigris benefited from Chelsea nodding off to score one minute into two added on due to stoppage tim ...
Premier League - Luiz happy to replace Romeu in Chelsea's midfield David Luiz has declared he would happily play as a makeshift midfielder at Chelsea. The Blues were pondering how to fill the void left by Oriol Romeu's season-ending injury, with moving Luiz out of defence one option available to interim manager Rafael Benitez. The Spaniard experimented with the idea during last week's Champions League thrashing of Nordsjaelland and revealed he would be prepared to do so again. "If the manager wants me as a striker, a right- back, a winger... I'll do anything to help the team. This is my philosophy," Luiz said, "I play for the team and, if I'm needed to play in other positions, I'll try my best. I've played football for a long time. I know other positions. I know what wingers need to do because I see them doing it all the time in games and training, so if someone asks me what I need to do as a winger I'd know. "I was in a different position against Nordsjaelland on Wednesday, the manager pushing me upfield ...
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 ...
MATCH REPORT: CHELSEA 6 FC NORDSJAELLAND 1 Summary A record Champions League victory, complete with some sparkling football, was not enough to see us through to this competition's knockout stages. The fact Juventus won at Shakhtar Donetsk means we finish third in Group E, and will now take part in the reformatted Europa League for the first time. It renders an impressive display at Stamford Bridge relatively meaningless, though we did for the first time score six in a Champions League fixture, with goals coming from a David Luiz penalty after both sides had already missed from the spot, two from Fernando Torres, who had not scored in a month, and one apiece from Gary Cahill (pictured below), Juan Mata and Oscar, following four goals in 20 second-half minutes after Nordsjaelland had pulled one back immediately from the kick-off. The result brings a first win for Rafael Benitez, but the night will be remembered as the one the previous season's Champions League winners bowed out for the first time at the gro ...
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Chelsea crushed Nordsjaelland 6-1 but failed to reach the Champions League last 16 as Juventus beat Shakhtar Rafael Benitez recalled David Luiz and Oriol Romeu as Chelsea looked to avoid Champions League humiliation in tonight's final Group E game against Nordsjaelland. Luiz returned from suspension and Romeu replaced John Obi Mikel for a match the Blues needed to win - as well as hoping Shakhtar Donetsk beat Juventus - to avoid becoming the first holders to crash out of the competition before Christmas. Nordsjaelland recalled Patrick Mtiliga and Kasper Lorentzen as they aimed to deliver the knockout blow to opponents who thrashed them 4-0 before Chelsea's season began to unravel so spectacularly. -emma
Chelsea: Last Minute Team News and Potential Starting XI vs. Nordsjaelland With that Team News in mind, let's have a look and see if we can piece together the Blues starting lineup for their match against Nordsjaelland. Petr Cech will start in goals as per usual for the Blues, and it's hard to see too many chances from the starting side that took on West Ham on the weekend other than the return of David Luiz into the central defenders role with Terry still absent. His return to the side will likely push Branislav Ivanovic out on to the right flank, where he has played all five previous Champions League fixtures. John Obi Mikel and Ramires will also both likely be used in central defensive midfield here, as they have been pretty much all season for the West London club. The absence of Lampard and the fact they will be looking to attack right from the whistle all but confirms their inclusion. The attacking midfield and wingers look like the players everyone would expect to see, with Victor Moses playing mos ...
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.
Fernando Torres Fernando Torres has been dropped to the bench for Chelsea 's crucial Champions League group-stage clash with Juventus . Eden Hazard will start as a false No.9 in the absence of the out-of-form Spaniard, with Juan Mata and Oscar tasked with providing the service for the tricky Belgian. In defence, Roberto Di Matteo shifts to a back three of Branislav Ivanovic, David Luiz and Gary Cahill, with the returning Ashley Cole andCesar Azpilicueta are expected to operate as wing-backs. Juventus, meanwhile, prefer Fabio Quagliarella to Sebastian Giovinco up front in what is otherwise a full-strength lineup. Juventus starting XI (3-5-2): Buffon; Chiellini, Barzagli, Bonucci; Lichtsteiner, Marchisio, Pirlo, Vidal, Asamoah; Vucinic, Quagliarella Subs: Storari, Caceres, Pogba, Pepe, Giovinco, Giaccherini, Matri
The Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is likely to drop Fernando Torres and play Eden Hazard in a lone striking role in tonight's Champions League match with Juventus.With Daniel Sturridge apparently having suffered a setback in training, Hazard will play at centre-forward,David Luiz is set to partner Gary Cahill at centre-half, with Branislav Ivanovic starting at right-back and Ashley Cole returning at left-back, according to the Daily Mail.
David Luiz believes Tuesdays crucial Champions League clash with Juventus has now taken on extra significance following Saturdays 2-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion...
Champions League - Luiz looks to bounce back at Juve Chelsea defender David Luiz insists he and his team-mates have to let go their anger at losing to West Brom on Saturday and focus instead on Tuesday night's vital Champions League match away to Juventus.
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.
"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?
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 ...
The Stamford Bridge in London hosts what could eventually prove to be the most gruelling EPL match for the season as Chelsea clash with Man U. It couldn't have come at a better time! Chelsea are still riding on the impetus generated from last year's somewhat fortitous Champions League victory but at the same time, did the right thing of signing Hazard and Oscar, who, together with Juan Mata, form a deadly attacking prowess that can destroy any team on the planet. The three, complimeneted by others such as David Luiz-who is solid in defence and Ashley Cole, are the main reason behind the Blues' good start to the season. If it had not been for the laxity and lucklustre approach of chief striker, Fernando Torres, Chelsea would have scored dozens of goals more than what they have thus far. On the other hand, Man U still grapple with defensive frailties, and that makes it very interesting coming up against the harzadous trio. That could be the major determining factor on Sunday. However, for their part, Manu U ...
Brazilian David Luiz 'shocked' at Chelsea defeat David Luiz could not hide his 'shock' at Chelsea's 2-1 defeat at the hands of Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.
David Luiz admits Chelsea put in a ‘shocking’ performance as they went down 2-1 to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Uefa Champions League.
Chelsea's David Luiz revealed his disappointment at their defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. The defender also said the result was deserved.
Chelsea career Gary Cahill signed for Chelsea in mid-January 2012. He became the fifth current England international in the squad and on moving to Stamford Bridge from Bolton Wanderers, and took the number 24 shirt. He didn't get his first Blues appearances for a couple of weeks as Andre Villas-Boas chose to give him time to acclimatise in West London, but did start the dramatic 3-3 draw with Manchester United and, despite the comeback from the visitors, looked to be showing the early signs of a promising partnership with David Luiz. From that point onwards, Cahill was regularly involved, as knocks to central defenders afforded him opportunities, and he also showed the goalscoring prowess previously on display at former club Bolton and with the England national team, netting two during March. Cahill enjoyed arguably his most impressive game in a Chelsea shirt during the 1-0 Champions League semi-final first leg victory over Barcelona, but having picked up an injury in the return, he missed the last month ...
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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 coach Roberto Di Matteo admitted his side had been slightly fortunate to come away with a 4-0 win over Danish minnows FC Nordsjaelland in their second Champions League outing. The result left the defending champions level on points with forthcoming opponents Shakhtar Donetsk at the top of Group E, but the visitors had to weather several uncomfortable moments at Copenhagen's Parken Stadium. Had Petr Cech not clawed Joshua John's shot onto the post in the 73rd minute, Chelsea would have seen the advantage procured by Juan Mata's 33rd-minute opener cancelled out by their enterprising opponents. However, Cech produced what Di Matteo described as "a crucial save", and further goals from David Luiz, Mata and Ramires added a slightly misleading gloss to what had been a far from fluent performance. "We expected a difficult game and that's exactly how it turned out to be," said the Italian, who led Chelsea to a penalty shoot-out victory over Bayern Munich in last season's final. "We were a bit slow out of ...
Goals from David Luiz & Ramires and a double from Juan Mata earned Chelsea a 4-0 win over FC Nordsjaelland in the Uefa Champions League last night.
Belarus champions BATE Borisov caused the shock of the night when they beat last season's finalists Bayern Munich 3-1 for their first ever home win in the Champions League on Tuesday. Goals by Aleksandr Pavlov, Vitali Rodionov and Renan Bressan took them top of Group F after they recorded their first victory in the competition against Lille two weeks ago having failed to win any of their 12 games from last season and 2008-09. Unlike Bayern, European champions Chelsea had no problem as they brushed aside debutants FC Nordsjaelland 4-0 in Group E in Copenhagen with Juan Mata netting twice and David Luiz and Ramires also on the scoresheet. Barcelona enjoyed a 2-0 triumph over old rivals Benfica in Lisbon where Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas scored in Group G. However the victory was marred as defender Carles Puyol fell awkwardly and dislocated his left elbow in the later stages and Sergio Busquets was sent off in the 89th minute. Celtic got their first away victory in the competition since 1986 as Giorgios ...
Chelsea routed Norwegian outfit Nordsjaelland with Juan Mata's double, an unstoppable free-kick from David Luiz and a Ramires strike earning the Blues a 4-0 victory which kick-started the defence of their Champions League title. Frank Lampard was involved in the build-up for the first after the hosts gave away the balldeep in their own half and Mata made no mistake from 10 yards out with 33 minutes of the contest gone. Deefnder Luiz struck a stunning free-kick from 25-yards out with 11 minutes remaining and three minutes after that Mata popped up to double his tally for the night. And the holders' night was rounded off in style in the last minute by Ramires. The Blues were by no means the dominant side but will be happy with a job well done before they head to Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk later this month in matchday three. More to follow... Mata of fact: The Spaniard scored two for Chelsea as the holders edged past the Norwegians
Home Tickets Hospitality Shop Chelsea TV Mobile Membership News Matches Players and Staff Club Visit Fans History Bridge Kids Foundation Login Register English Uefa Champions League IS BACK! With that magical night in Munich now a distant memory, the Blues begin the defence of our Champions League crown when we take on Juventus at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night. Preparations are in full swing at Cobham as Roberto Di Matteo and his coaching staff *** the squad ahead of the visit of the Italian champions, so make sure you stay tuned to Chelsea TV all week for the breaking news. On the night of the game, we'll be bringing you Matchnight Live as always from 6.30pm, with exclusive build-up, as well as both player and manager interviews, while after the full time whistle you can share your views on the game in our post-match phone-in. To get you in the mood here's what's coming up this week on Chelsea TV ! CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE 2012: A 30-minute show with all of our footage leading up to the final, as well .. ...
Premier League champions Manchester City have made an offer for Chelsea defender David Luiz, the Daily Mail has claimed, with the Manchester Evening News adding the bid was rejected by the Champions League winners.
Win or lose, Chelsea Forever wrote: Captain John Terry missed the win over the Magpies through injury and will also sit out the Super Cup clash as he serves another match of his suspension picked up following his red card in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona. Di Matteo also confirmed David Luiz will be available after the Brazil defender needed a bandage on a head wound followin...
Frank Lampard (R) and David Luiz of Chelsea celebrate with the Uefa Champions League trophy after hi
The 25-year-old looks set to become the next Europe-based star to secure a move to West London, as Chelsea continue to capitalise on their Champions League win last season. And Ramires says that he and fellow Brazilian David Luiz will make the former Tokyo Verdy forward feel at home at Stamford Bridge. "I am following from here in Brazil the news about Hulk's probable signing for Chelsea,” Ramires told reporters. “It seems he is coming. I played with him in the Brazilian team, we were on opposing side when I played for Benfica and he would definitely add a lot to the team. “If it was up to me it would already be settled. With the personality that he has, he will come, put on the shirt and start playing. "He will not have any problem adapting. Both me and David Luiz will make him feel at home quickly. I hope it all works out." The former Benfica man also went on to reveal that he has split loyalties ahead of Euro 2012 due to the number of nationalities in the Chelsea dressing room. But, he admitted t ...
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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.
we won d champions league den Who dented the Cup-- and how? Bran swiped it with a bear paw in frustration at not being able to maul Ribery John Terry kneed it after seeing the squat thing out of the corner of his eye & thinking it was Alexis Sanchez RDM walked back in after the presser and Drogs tried to head it to him David Luiz was wowing some lovely ladies with Capoeira moves & accidentally booted it Lamps wore it as a diving helmet into the pool but dived into the shallow end by accident (He's fine though) Petr Cech stared at the trophy too hard and it buckled like Robben & Schweinsteiger Juan Mata is also an international assassin and shot it accidentally as he was trying to shoot "Johnny Kills" into the dressing room wall Torres invited his friend Sergio Ramos over, who somehow dropped it under a bus Ramires looked so adorable the cup just crumpled out of sheer delight
Chelsea's Brazilian defender David Luiz celebrates after Chelsea won the Uefa Champions League final football match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Chelsea FC on May 19, 2012 at the Fussball Arena stadium in Munich. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages � — at Alianz Arena.
Uefa Champions League 2012 .. winner is CHELSEA.! wo! David Luiz and Ashley Cole - Grt Defense... love their play. Peter Cech - Grt Goal keeping... saved those penalties *** yeah! ... Drogba - Game Winner . he made a game won tht was lost .. wen all hope was vanished ..he came with a simply a Grt Header . CHEERS!!! to all CHELSEA fans . :)
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David Luiz: Only Xabi Alonso (83) has completed more accurate long balls in the Champions League this season than Luiz (82)
Chelsea boss Roberto that Gary Cahill and David Luiz will be Champions League final against Bayern Munich but has on two players as cover.
NAUGHTY BOYS - Who is going to get booked first in the Champions League final? David Luiz, Ashley Cole & Bosingwa 8/1 joint favourites!
David Luiz has revealed he has practised trying to stop Mario Gomez scoring in Saturday's Champions League final - on a PlayStation.
Champions League final training for Chelsea's Gary Cahill and David Luiz
David Luiz & Gary Cahill are set to feature in the Champions League final as they played a practise match with the squad today.
Chelsea defenders Gary Cahill and David Luiz are confident of being fit in time for Champions League final.
tick tock tick tock Road To Munich only 2 days from now.David Luiz and Gary Cahill can make me smile because this two player is fit in Champions League Final on Saturday.I Hope Mouluda can back to training before game kick off on Saturday.Drogba maybe will play with Torres in Forward.Good Luck Chelsea.I wish what we waiting will end.Champions League will come to London.
Chelsea were given a Champions League final boost as David Luiz and Gary Cahill took part in first-team training on Tuesday afternoon.
Champions League final: Gary Cahill and David Luiz give Chelsea big lift - The Sun -
David Luiz and Gary Cahill provide Chelsea with lift ahead of Saturday's Champions League final.
UCL UPDATE: Chelsea defend duo Gary Cahill and David Luiz trained today ahead of Uefa Champions League final on Saturday.
Champions League final 2012: Chelsea duo David Luiz and Gary Cahill back in training ahead of Bayern Munich
Gary Cahill and David Luiz will both train with the rest of the squad on Tuesday afternoon, but Florent Malouda is a doubt for Munich.
David Luiz and Gary Cahill are 'improving' as the Champions League final nears for Chelsea.
David Luiz and Gary Cahill struggling to make Champions League final |
David Luiz and Gary Cahill are fitness doubts for Champions League final
David Luiz and Gary Cahill did not recover for the Champions League final :(
David Luiz and Gary Cahill both back to training and will be fully fit before the Champions League final
David Luiz and Gary Cahill have been cleared to start full training next week as the countdown begins to the Champions League final.
Vanguard News shared the following link: defensive duo Gary Cahill and David Luiz face a race against time as they attempt to recover fitness ahead of next week's Champions League final, manager Robert Di Matteo revealed on Friday.Category Sports
Chelsea's Gary Cahill a major doubt for Champions League final • Injury adds to crisis in central defence with suspensions • Hopes that David Luiz can return to face Bayern Munich
David Luiz is out of the Champions League final after being charged with the attempted murder of Bart Simpson.    
BREAKING NEWS! David Luiz ruled out of Champions League final having been charged with attempted murder of Bart Simpson.
David Luiz will miss this years Champions League final after being found guilty of the attempted murder of Bart Simpson
Wednesday was the twelfth anniversary of the day when Barça managed to recover from a 3-1 first leg defeat to Chelsea in a Champions League quarter final. They did so in style, with an emphatic 5-1 win at the Camp Nou. - Puyol and Mascherano, the only FCB players who started the night one booking short of suspension, both avoided yellow cards and can therefore play in the return match at the Camp Nou. There was similar fortune for Chelsea, whose Ivanovic, David Luiz, Meireles and Cole also managed to avoid an enforced absence from the second leg. - Messi once against failed to find the net against Chelsea. The Argentinian has now played The Blues seven times, but has yet to score a single goal against them.
We want Fa Cup trophy and Champions League trophy - David Luiz
As It stands David Luiz,Ashley Cole & Raul Meireles are still one yellow card away from a suspension in the Champions League.
If footballing nonsense David Luiz wins the Champions League before Carl Jenkinson then there's no justice in the world.
Didier Drogba, David Luiz, and Raul Meireles are all fit and could play in the Uefa Champions League this week.
Chelsea pair Didier Drogba and David Luiz will receive intensive treatment in a bid to be fit for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Benfica.
Raul Meireles, David Luiz and Ashley Cole are Chelsea players a yellow card away from a Champions League suspension
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