David Luiz & Roberto Di Matteo

David Luiz Moreira Marinho (born 22 April 1987), known as David Luiz, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Chelsea in the Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo (born 29 May 1970) is a Swiss-born Italian former footballer and the current caretaker manager of Chelsea through the end of the 2011-12 season. 5.0/5

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Up Chelsea, Chelsea go into the game with Branislav Ivanovic playing at centre-back, as John Terry still recovers from his injury alongside Frank Lampard and Daniel Sturridge who also miss out. Oriol Romeu drops to the bench with Ryan Bertrand and Oscar, whilst David Luiz misses out completely. They make way for Gary Cahill, Jon Obi Mikel, Juan Mata and Victor Moses. The champions of Europe go to Upton Park still looking for their first win under Rafa Benitez, though despite failing to score since the Spaniard took over from Roberto Di Matteo, Chelsea are also yet to concede.
Premier League, Stamford Bridge - Chelsea 0 Manchester City 0. Rafa Benitez's Chelsea earned a point against champions Manchester City but he was subjected to remarkable abuse from his new supporters as his first game as manager ended in a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge. A significant number of disaffected Chelsea fans chanted "f*** off Benitez, you're not welcome here" in the opening minutes as they made their feelings about Roberto Di Matteo's dismissal, and the decision to replace him with the former Liverpool manager, explicitly clear to Roman Abramovich. Other Chelsea supporters held up 'Rafa Out' signs and chanted in support of his predecessor as the Spaniard endured one of the most hostile starts to a managerial reign in recent memory. It was only marginally better on the pitch as Chelsea struggled to create any noteworthy chances against City, with Fernando Torres a constant disappointment after his restoration to the starting XI in Benitez's first team selection. The draw means City sit one point be ...
I love Roberto Di Matteo! David Luiz should go immediately. An absolute liability despite the rare moments of brilliance. We need defenders!
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.
Chelsea dressing Room burst-up after 2-1 loss in Hawthorns Petr Cech was furious at his teamates for poor defending accussing David Luiz of lack of discipline in his play. A voice said ''we are rubbish and you all know it'' A second voice moked Chelsea strikers saying''you call yourselves Euro Champs?with strikers who dont utilise chances'' Roberto Di Matteo is moving quickly to save his job with a possible axe on Torres(who is believed to wanting a move back to Spain) and a poosible move for Ramadel Falcao in January.Roman Abramovichs patience is on the hinge at a time he sees Pep Guardiola interested in Chelsea. Chelsea have conceded a total of 20 goals in the absence of John Tery who has organisation ability on the pitch and certainly miss him at this time Chelsea are building up for a more attractive football.
DAVID LUIZ: HARD WORK IS THE WAY Posted on: Mon 19 Nov 2012 David Luiz believes Tuesday's crucial Champions League clash with Juventus has now taken on extra significance following Saturday's 2-1 defeat at West Bromwich Albion. The defeat at the Hawthorns, in which both of the home side's goals came courtesy of defensive lapses, made it four league games without a win for Roberto Di Matteo's side, and with a trip to Turin looming, there is no more margin for error. 'We had a lot of opportunities to win the game but we were unlucky,' said the Brazilian after Saturday's game. 'Now we have to think about the next game. 'Every game is a big one because we play for a big club. We weren't thinking about Tuesday's match when playing West Brom but that's gone now, the past is the past, and our next match is against Juventus. 'They are a great team with a big stadium. They are just one point behind us so I think it will be the most important game in the group.' After an impressive start to the campaign, where our ...
West Brom maintained their impressive start to the season as they beat Chelsea 2-1 at The Hawthorns. Peter Odemwingie nodded in the winning goal early in the second half after Shane Long and Eden Hazard had also scored with close-range headers before the break. Roberto Di Matteo, on his return to West Brom, saw his side push hard for a second equaliser but they were unable to find a way past Boaz Myhill who was deputising for the injured Ben Foster in the Baggies goal. Chelsea were much changed as they had one eye on Tuesday's crunch clash with Juventus in the Uefa Champions League and left the likes of Ashley Cole, Ramires, Oscar and Juan Mata on the bench. And it showed in their sluggish start when Shane Long escaped the clutches of David Luiz to head past Petr Cech at the far post from a probing James Morrison cross. Chelsea enjoyed plenty of possession in the early stages but Long was a constant threat on the break and got the better of Gary Cahill on two occasions without finding the net. At the othe ...
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 are without Captain John Terry, who will be sidelined for up to three weeks with a knee injury according to manager Roberto Di Matteo. Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard remain doubts, while David Luiz and Oscar will be assessed having played for Brazil. On-loan West Brom forward Romelu Lukaku is ineligible to face his parent club. The Baggies are also missing regular goalkeeper Ben Foster (groin) and have doubts over Gareth McAuley and Youssouf Mulumbu (both hamstring).
Neymar 'almost signed' for Chelsea Neymar is happy at Santos. (©GettyImages) By Paul Bailey givemefootball.com, Tue 13 November 2012 11.43 Santos were 'almost certain' Neymar would be sold to Chelsea, but now think the Brazil superstar could stay in South America beyond 2014, reports Sky Sports. The 20-year-old forward has long been linked with a move to Europe, with La Liga giants Barcelona having also been outlined as a potential destination for one of world football's brightest prospects. Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo was heavily linked with a bid to bring Neymar to Stamford Bridge in the summer, as Roman Abramovich sought to overhaul an ageing squad in west London, by bringing in a number of the game's most promising young talents. Chelsea completed a £20million deal for Oscar, adding to a growing contingent of Brazilians at the club, with David Luiz, Ramires, and academy product Lucas Piazon already plying their trades with the Premier League outfit.
Luiz: Chelsea will have gone backwards if they fail to retain Champions League Chelsea defender David Luiz believes it is imperative that the club retain the Champions League this season if they are to maintain their current rate of progress. Roberto Di Matteo's side needed a last-minute winner from Victor Moses to beat Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday and Luiz believes that anything other than another European triumph will be considered a failure for the club. "If we win the Champions League again this season we will be better. Otherwise this Chelsea team are going to get worse," Luiz told reporters. "Results show that this is a different team now. We are playing differently but we are still going to show what we can do. "Last season our aim was the trophy and we did it. If we do it again, then we'll look at what we did differently." One of the club's summer recruits, Brazilian starlet Oscar, scored a wonderful goal from 45 yards against Shakhtar and the youngster feel ...
Juan Mata has been named the Barclays Premier League Player of the Month for October. The Spaniard has been in excellent form recently and has rightly been recognised after a run of seven goals in as many games across all competitions, including league strikes against Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United, and a string of assists that make him the division's top creator over the past year. Mata ended last season as the first player to win the club's Player of the Year award in his debut season since Ruud Gullit, and after a summer schedule that included Euro 2012 and Olympic Games duty, he was allowed a short break by manager Roberto Di Matteo before returning to Chelsea duty and forging an effective relationship alongside Oscar and Eden Hazard in behind the striker. It is the first time Mata has won the award, and he becomes the first Chelsea player to do so since David Luiz in March 2011. 'I'm very grateful for this award. It's very important to keep going and improve because I am still young,' the 2 ...
hours ago CHELSEA manager, Roberto Di Matteo, has yet to decide whether to bring John Terry back into his side for Wednesdaays Champions League meeting with Shakhtar Donetsk.Terry served the last game of his domestic four-match ban for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand as Chelsea drew 1-1 with Swansea, surrendering their position at the top of the Premier League at the end of a week dominated by the Mark Clattenburg affair.The Blues have shipped 10 goals in Terrys absence, but while Di Matteo acknowledged his side have missed the former England international, he has yet to decide whether to return him to the side against the Ukrainian side in midweek.Di Matteo, who is also hopeful of having Juan Mata and David Luiz back from injury, said: He (Terry) is an important player for us and we will welcome him back, we will have to see how the next three days go and then we will make a decision.On Mata and Luiz he added: It is going to be a question of waiting for the next couple of days for them to r ...
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Chelsea Manager Talking Nonsense November 1, 2012 70 Comments An incorrect match-defining decision was witnessed at Stamford Bridge on Sunday which likely had a huge impact on the result. Manchester United only won the game 3-2 but if Fernando Torres has been sent off for kicking Tom Cleverley in the chest in the first half, when Chelsea were still losing 2-1, who knows how many goals United would have won by… Last night the two teams faced each other again. Whilst Chelsea resorted to playing the likes of Petr Cech, Juan Mata, David Luiz, John Obi Mikel, Oscar, Eden Hazard and Ramires, United played a team of second string players and youth. In fact, the only player to remain from Sunday’s first choice line up was Rafael Da Silva. “We wanted to show that Sunday’s game was really heavily influenced by the officials,” Roberto Di Matteo said after the game. How? By fielding almost your strongest team to scrape a 5-4 victory against United’s fringe players and kids? United took the lead three time ...
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 ...
Roberto Di Matteo will make a decision on the fitness of David Luiz ah
Roberto Di Matteo has stated that both Juan Mata and David Luiz are "very doubtful" for the trip to Swansea with hamstring and ankle injuries respectively. ? IS IT ? ***
As expected both clubs made significant changes to their starting line-ups, Roberto Di Matteo handed rare starts to Cesar Azpilicueta, Oriol Romeu, Victor Moses, Lucas Piazon and Daniel Sturridge while the visitors, made 10 changes to their team, with Rafael the only man to retain his place from Sunday's win. After the chaos of the weekend, it was perhaps little surprise that the first half was a frenetic affair, played at great pace, with goals, bookings, a penalty and the visitors once again heading into the break 2-1 ahead. Yet there was more than a hint of farce about United’s opening goal with Petr Cech’s short kick out to Romeu, allowing Anderson to nick the ball off the Spaniard and find Ryan Giggs who finished clinically to open the scoring. The goal sparked Chelsea into life, and by the half hour mark they were level. The lively Victor Moses burst into the box only to be brought down by Alexander Buttner, giving the referee an easy decision to point to the spot. Up stepped David Luiz who smas ...
If Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo wants to win things this season, then he has to work on making that back line more solid, and in my opinion the best options would be to drop David Luiz from the line-up and give Gary Cahill more of a chance when Captain John Terry returns
Eden Hazard netted a late, late penalty to make it 3-3 at the end of normal time as the Blues flirted with elimination before goals from Daniel Sturridge and Ramires were enough to make the quarter-finals. We came from behind three times having gifted two goals to the opposition, David Luiz with a penalty and Gary Cahill the earlier Chelsea scorers. A performance in which character shone through deserved the win with Roberto Di Matteo's men the better team in the second half and in extra time. Team news Petr Cech, as captain, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, John Mikel Obi and Juan Mata were the players who started Sunday's match against Man United and were retained in the 11 for this one. Daniel Sturridge was handed his first start of the season and there was a second game for Lucas Piazon on the left wing with Victor Moses on the right. Cesar Azpilicueta also began his second match. George Saville, a 19-year-old midfielder, was on the bench for the first time. Rafael at right-back was the only Man United player ...
It feels like the same old story, a tale as old as time – a game spoiled, ruined even, by the hands, eyes, and whistle of one man. That poor soul in the middle, the hapless arbiter, the English referee. My father once decreed that being an umpire was possibly the finest way to lose friends, and as the dust settles from Chelsea and Manchester United’s bruising encounter, Mark Clattenburg may well be inclined to agree. The referee was at the heart of many of Sunday’s flash points, regrettably so, as I have always felt that umpires, like good songwriters, ought to be almost invisible in their influence. Clattenburg, sadly, was not, and the commute’s discussion of the Sabbath’s beautiful game can’t help but bear his name. Indeed, Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo left no doubt as to his opinion of Clattenburg’s officiating, stating bluntly that he thought the game had been ‘ruined’ by poor decision making. Where to begin? Chelsea have their reputation – the snarling, smug, superior powerhouse o ...
It relates to Chelsea allegations that he made inappropriate remarks to two of their players and was later confronted by manager Roberto Di Matteo, Mikel and chief executive Ron Gourlay.Mikel did not hear the alleged abuse, but the account has been backed up by two Chelsea players — reported to be Brazilian duo Ramires and David Luiz — who are both prepared to make statements.
Roberto Di Matteo & David Luiz blatantly trying to prevent Antonio Valencia from taking a throw in.
HEADLINE : Javier Hernandez was Manchester United's match-winner.*Chelsea 2:3 Manchester United Roberto Di Matteo and Sir Alex Ferguson had to be separated as Manchester United ended their 10-year wait for a Premier League win at Chelsea with a controversial 3-2 success. The Blues finished with nine men and were beaten by an offside winner as United made up for all the bad luck they perceived they had suffered at Stamford Bridge in one fell swoop to cut their opponents' lead at the top to one point. Evans: Ref right to send off Torres Blog: Untouchable RVP the architect of triumph Blog: Clattenberg denies Chelsea's spirited comeback Referee Mark Clattenburg wrongly sent off Fernando Torres for diving after Chelsea had fought back from a David Luiz own goal and Robin van Persie's ninth of the season to equalise through Juan Mata and Ramires. Branislav Ivanovic did rightly see red five minutes before Torres, whose second yellow card prompted furious exchanges between the rival managers, and that was before ...
Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, David Luiz, Cole, Mikel, Ramires, Hazard, Oscar, Mata, Torres. Frank Lampard is out of this match due to injury while The German Messi Marko Marin is back again to full fitness.. Roberto Di Matteo should prove me wrong by changing the line-up. If we're to challenge for the PremierLeague title, All what we need today is three points. We can't afford to draw or lose the match.. KTBFFH!!!
Roberto Di Matteo said Friday that Fernando Torres may be at risk of burnout as the Chelsea boss prepares to ask the striker to lead the line for the Blues on Saturday. Torres looks set to maintain his record of starting every one of the European champions' games this season when they take on Norwich in the Barclays Premier League. The match is Chelsea's seventh in just 21 days, a punishing schedule that has seen Di Matteo take every opportunity to rotate his squad. He almost certainly would have rested Torres during the past three weeks but for an injury to Daniel Sturridge, who is the club's only other recognized senior striker. And Di Matteo admitted it was something he might need to address after Torres returns from the upcoming international break. "It's our seventh game tomorrow in 21 days and he's in good shape, he's very fit," Di Matteo said when asked if burnout was a concern. "But, certainly, it's something we have to look at." Sturridge has missed the last five matches with a hamstring injury, ...
The defending champions jolted back on track in the Champions League in midweek, but as we head into another international break it is further success in the Barclays Premier League that occupies everyone's minds. Roberto Di Matteo's side are targeting a fifth straight win, something not achieved since the six in August/September 2010. David Luiz's sublime strike in the 4-0 win over Nordsjaelland brought our second direct free-kick goal in four days - an improvement on just one in all competitions last season (Frank Lampard's in the semi-final slaughter of Tottenham). It was our highest scoring away win in Europe since Rosenborg in November 2007. The Brazuca himself said afterwards that - with the Blues top of the Premier League and the Champions League - 'everyone is happy at the moment.' Though fine words butter no cherivia in October, stylish, resilient performances are convincing evidence that the integration of new young players is proceeding well, with the Spanish and Brazilians contributing signifi ...
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 ...
Two goals from Juan Mata inspired holders Chelsea to a 4-0 victory over little-known Danish side Nordsjaelland in Champions League Group E on Tuesday. The Londoners went ahead in the 33rd minute when Fernando Torres robbed midfielder Enoch Adu and passed to Frank Lampard who deftly set up Mata to fire home with his left foot. Joshua John twice went close to an equaliser for the home team, forcing Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech into a spectacular finger-tip save on to the post in the second half. David Luiz then made it 2-0 with a venomous free kick in the 79th minute before Mata sidefooted the third goal in the 82nd. Ramires completed the scoring from close range with one minute to go. Cech's flying stop earned special praise from Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo. "It was a crucial save at that stage of the game," Italian Di Matteo told reporters. "When the scoreline is 1-0 it's always dangerous and they were committing players forward. "I think we were a little bit slow in the first half but much better in ...
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo named a stronger than previously assumed starting line-up for the game, with Torres, Mata and skipper John Terry all in the starting eleven. He made six changes to the side that beat Stoke 1-0 at the weekend , with Ross Turnball starting in goal in place of Petr Cech, Terry coming in for David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta for Branislav Ivanovic , while Lucas Piazon and Victor Moses were also handed starts. The hosts didn't have to wait long to go ahead but it came through an unlikely source, with Cahill nodding in at the back post in the 3rd minute after an excellent free- kick in from the right by Juan Mata, beating Richard Stearman in the air in the process. With the confidence flowing, they grabbed a second inside the the eighth minute after a spell of possession where the visitors could barely touch them. Young Brazilian Lucas Piazon managed to find some space on the left, before cutting a decent ball across goal for Bertrand to run onto and hit first time with his in-step to ...
David Luiz has pledged his future to Chelsea by signing a new five-year deal and manager Roberto Di Matteo is confident contract negotiations with Ashley Cole will also reach a successful conclusion
chelsea shared the following link and had this to say about it: are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation: 1 Petr Cech (c) 2 Branislav Ivanovic 4 David Luiz 24 Gary Cahill 3 Ashley Cole 12 John Mikel Obi 7 Ramires 10 Juan Mata 11 Oscar 17 Eden Hazard 9 Fernando Torres Roberto Di Matteo rotates his squad w...
:Chelsea Fc vs Juventus LIVE Commentary Uefa Champions League Chelsea Fc 2 vs 1 Juventus In Progress — 73′ September 19, 2012 7:45 PM WAT Stamford Bridge — London Referee: Pedro Proença 31′ Oscar Arturo Vidal 38′ 33′ Oscar Preview Team News Play by Play Lineups & Stats LIVE Commentary Main Events 69′ Substitution Ramires Ryan Bertrand Ramires makes way for Bertrand, which may prove to be a bizarre decision as Oscar lies on the ground receiving treatment for a stamp on theachilles. 67′ Jon Obi Mikel has given the ball away and Juventus are starting to dominate possession. Ryan Bertrand's arrival is imminent. Roberto Di Matteo's side arelooking vulnerable at the moment. 66′ Yellow Card Arturo Vidal 66′ Marchisio latches onto a somewhat fortunate through-ball but David Luiz gets there just in time to block what would have been a tough shot to save for Petr Cech. Brilliant defending. 63′ Giovinco has a better attempt now though as he brings down a lofted through ball brilliantly on the ...
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 .. ...
Can Roberto Di Matteo try n play David Luiz @ 6 n c wat he cab bring to the team..
Roberto Di Matteo expects David Luiz to be fit for Saturdays late kick-off against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge.
David Luiz is not for sale, says Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo
Roberto Di Matteo says Chelsea will not be bullied into selling David Luiz to Barcelona - Evening Standard
Roberto Di Matteo should allow David Luiz to decide whether to leave for FC Barcelona or stay at Chelsea FC.
Roberto Di Matteo has declared Chelsea are too big a club to be bullied by Barcelona into selling David Luiz.
Roberto Di Matteo has told Barcelona: "David Luiz is not for sale at any price."
News reaching our ears is that Manchester City has made a £30m pound bid for Chelsea's Brazilian defender David Luiz. However the Blues management has rejected the temptation and went on to express how important the defender is to Manager Roberto Di Matteo. Eden Hazard has so far justified his big money move to the Bridge by his performances on the field of play. One can't help but be reminded of Joe Cole!!
In Florida, Michael Essien and Yossi Benayoun joined coaches from the Chelsea Foundation for one of the final community coaching sessions of the tour, and helped launch a new partnership with Digicel's Kick Start clinics for young footballers in the Caribbean, Central America and the US. Then it was time for the match in front of 57,748 predominantly Chelsea fans at Miami's Sun Life Stadium. Petr Cech, David Luiz, John Mikel Obi and Eden Hazard all played the full 90 minutes of a game short on goal-scoring opportunities for both sides, but Urby Emanuelson's 68th-minute goal decided the game. However, Roberto Di Matteo is satisfied with how his team's preparations are going as they return to England and John Mikel Obi is confident they will be ready for the start of the season after the last friendly at Brighton on Saturday.
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Chelsea lost the Didier Drogba but we still have a rejuvenated Fernando Torres.Adding to the equation are the supremely talented Eden Hazard,Marko Marin and Oscar the Brazilian.The defence is solid with Ashley Cole, John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic,Marseille defender Cesar Azpilicueta with David Luiz and Gary Cahill.It seems that boss Roberto Di Matteo wants to play a brand of attacking football this season, and these three signings shows an attacking intent from the Italian.the EPL 2012/2013 season belongs to C H E L S E A. watch my space!
Di Matteo will find it hard to snub a competition that has offered a number of other recent Chelsea bosses a chance of early silverware. Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo will this season have to take a decision no manager relishes: which trophies to give up on before the season has started. The Blues are up for an unprecedented seven trophies in the 2012/13 campaign: the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, FA Community Shield, Champions League, European Super Cup and World Club Cup. If conventional logic says it is folly to fight on seven fronts at once, a look at the fixture schedule shows that to attempt to do so could be suicidal for Chelsea’s season. From the very start, Blues suffer for the success they achieved last season. On 12 August they are pitched into an FA Community Shield game at Villa Park, not their happiest of hunting grounds, against Manchester City. They are likely to be without Olympic stars including Juan Mata, Oriol Romeu, David Luiz, Ryan Bertrand and Daniel Sturridge for this matc ...
Why he could go to the : Cahill and David Luiz would now favor with coach Roberto Di Matteo, the third largest pay at Terrygate.
Chelsea defender David Luiz touts Roberto Di Matteo for the full ...
David Luiz does not accept the view that Chelsea are a lucky team and hopes Roberto Di Matteo will be given the chance to remain as manager.
Photoset: Roberto Di Matteo and David Luiz celebrate with Di Matteo’s daughter.
Frank Lampard paid tribute to Didier Drogba after savouring Chelsea's Champions League-winning night in Munich. The 33-year-old, who moved to Stamford Bridge from West Ham in 2001, hit one of the Blues' four successful penalties after the final finished 1-1 after normal and extra time. Arjen Robben missed a penalty in the first extra period on his and Munich's home ground before Lampard, David Luiz and Ashley Cole slotted from the spot ahead of Drogba's winning kick. Lampard, who captained the west London club for the night in the absence of the suspended John Terry, said: "I can't believe it. The determination we've shown... we didn't play fantastic but the main man Didier dug us out of trouble there. "He's a hero. Without him we're not here. He scores the goals in the big games. It means everything. "We've been so many years trying to do this. This is the one we really wanted and we've got it." Asked whether the win should lead to interim manager Roberto Di Matteo being given the job permanently, Lampar ...
!!|Champions League FINAL |!!| :[ Bayern Munich v Chelsea ] : Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich - Kick-off: (19:45 BST) - Roberto Di Matteo is "very hopeful" Gary Cahill and David Luiz will be fit to start Saturday's Champions League final. - The defenders returned to training ahead of the match against Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena. - Cahill and Luiz have both been missing with hamstring injuries while Florent Malouda will train on Friday night after a hamstring problem of his own. - John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Ramires and Raul Meireles are all suspended. - Bayern's Luiz Gustavo, David Alaba and Holger Badstuber will also miss the final, which is being played at their home ground, the Allianz Arena, through suspension.
19:45 – Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is spotted in the stands draped head-to-toe in Bayern Munich apparel, including replica shirt, branded hat and scarf, muttering: "Triffic, always liked 'im", as each home player's name is read out over the public address. 19:50 – By the time that the game kicks off, ITV commentator Clive Tyldesley has already mentioned Manchester United's famous 1999 final victory over Bayern 28 times. 20.00 – John Terry begins the match sitting quietly to one side while Roberto Di Matteo occupies his usual role on the touchline overseeing the team. As the first half progresses, however, the two slowly swap positions until the Blues captain is barking orders gleefully and the Italian is unobtrusive and obsolete on the bench. 20:08 – A cursor is visible above the head of David Luiz as the Brazilian's positional error allows Mario Gomez through to make it 1-0 to Bayern. In the Sky studio, someone wrestles a video-game controller out of co-commentator Gary Neville's hand. 20:2 ...
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Roberto Di Matteo has revealed he is making alternative plans should centre-backs David Luiz and Gary Cahill not...
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo may ask David Luiz to prove he is fit to face Bayern Munich in Sunday's match with Blackburn
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo waits on David Luiz and Gary Cahill fitness ahead of Champions League final
Roberto Di Matteo has confirmed we will be without David Luiz and Gary Cahill for Saturday's FA Cup Final, but everybody else is fit and available.
Roberto Di Matteo has revealed there were still FA Cup Final places up for grabs in his Chelsea side as he refused to rule out shock comebacks for David Luiz and Gary Cahill.
Roberto Di Matteo says David Luiz & Gary Cahill could make shock comebacks for in Saturday's final
Didier Drogba will be out today,” interim head coach Roberto Di Matteo confirmed. “He has got a knee injury from the week. We have to *** him tomorrow and Sunday and see how we recovers. He got pushed and kicked around. It’s difficult with the percentage chance. David Luiz remains out with a knee injury.
Roberto Di Matteo faces a defensive headache ahead of the Barcelona clash as both David Luiz and Gary Cahill are likely to not play.
Roberto Di Matteo, Eddie Newton, John Terry, Frank Lampard and David Luiz, amongst others, were all at the Bridge tonight to watch.
Ahead of Tuesday evening's training session at Stamford Bridge, Roberto Di Matteo announced he expects to have a fully fit squad for the Benfica game...
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