Stamford Bridge & Didier Drogba

Stamford Bridge is a football stadium located in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, London. Didier Yves Drogba Tébily (born 11 March 1978) is an Ivorian footballer who plays in the centre forward position. 5.0/5

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Happy 38th birthday to the King of Stamford Bridge, Didier Drogba!
Happy birthday to Didier Drogba! Stamford Bridge is gonna be loud as ever today
Match report: Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1 NEWS 4 hours This Capital One Cup semi-final tie is finely balanced after the first leg ended level, Eden Hazard netting for the Blues. The Belgian was blatantly fouled inside the box, following some excellent work from Cesc Fabregas, and he dusted himself down to score from the spot with 18 minutes played. That was our only shot on target in the game as the hosts recovered from going behind through Raheem Sterling’s well-placed finish before the hour. Liverpool had the clearer opportunities to win it with the returning Thibaut Courtois kept busy throughout but neither team could find a decisive breakthrough ensuring there is all to play for when the teams reconvene at Stamford Bridge in a week’s time. TEAM NEWS Jose Mourinho’s starting XI was a strong one with plenty of league regulars selected, including a return to the side for Thibaut Courtois in goal. Cesar Azpilicueta and Didier Drogba were both deemed fit and well enough for a place on the bench having miss ...
Transfer Talks - 8th January, 2015 Manchester United will accelerate contract talks with David de Gea after agreeing an 18-month deal for Victor Valdes. (Daily Mail) Liverpool want Manchester City's James Milner, who's contract at the champions expires at the end of the season (The Times). Manchester United have bid for Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels - only to be told that the German is not for sale (Daily Express). Tottenham Hotspur are leading the chase for Burnley striker Danny Ings. (Lancashire Telegraph) Arsenal have seen a £5million bid for Marcelo rejected. The 22-year-old Dinamo Zagreb midfielder is also being tracked by Everton, Liverpool, Tottenham, AC Milanand Valencia (Daily Star). Shola Ameobi will not be re-signing for Newcastle United and will instead try to follow Steven Gerrard to the MLS. (Daily Mail) Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is set to leave Stamford Bridge once again in the summer. (Daily Star) Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic is poised to wrap up his move to Scha ...
Former Liverpool star Fernando Torres set for SENSATIONAL return to Chelsea Fernando Torres is set for a shock return to Stamford Bridge with AC Milan looking to cancel his loan deal after just half a season. The Spain striker has scored just once in ten appearances in Serie A. Milan are struggling in seventh and Filippo Inzaghi is coming under pressure in the dugout. Torres joined Milan on a two-year loan deal in the summer, taking him to the end of his Chelsea contract after a disappointing three-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge. But, according to reports in Italy Milan are hoping to cancel his deal and bring in a new striker in January. It is uncertain whether Chelsea would accept a termination of the loan deal, having believed they were rid of Torres, and having signed Loic Remy, Didier Drogba and Diego Costa in the summer. In his absence Chelsea have marched to the top of the Premier League table losing for the first time on Saturday against Newcastle. The Blues remain three points clear of Manche ...
Chelsea 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0: Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba and Loïc Rémy all score as Spurs pay for missed chances at Stamford Bridge …read more Via: The Telegraph
Didier Drogba got on the scoresheet as Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea made light of Diego Costa's absence in a 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Costa, the scorer of 11 goals in 11 Barclays Premier League matches this season, missed the London derby at Stamford Bridge due to suspension, but that mattered little. Chelsea legend Drogba led the line superbly as Jose Mourinho's unbeaten side, who top the table by six points, overcame a bright start from the visitors to win comfortably. Harry Kane hit the crossbar early on for Spurs, but Chelsea responded with two quick-fire goals. Eden Hazard set Chelsea on their way in the 19th minute before Drogba netted less than 180 seconds later for his second Barclays Premier League goal of the season. Substitute Loic Remy, who replaced Drogba, sealed the home win 17 minutes from time with Spurs unable to end a 24-year winless run at Chelsea. Despite the absence of Costa, Chelsea fielded a familiar and settled line-up, while Spurs, fresh from three wins in four B ...
Premier League December 4, 2014 03:45 Stamford Bridge, London Referee: M. Dean LIVE COMMENTARY My name is Ben Cullimore and it's been an absolute pleasure describing all of the action to you this evening. Until next time, goodbye! Manchester City's victory against Sunderland tonight means that Chelsea remain six points clear of the second-place side heading into their game against Newcastle United on Saturday, whilst Tottenham, who are in action against Crystal Palace this weekend, drop to 10th place as a result of this evening's defeat. Chelsea's dominance at the top of the Premier League continues to roll on thanks to another incredibly impressive win this evening, which was made even easier by a Tottenham side that started well but ended up crumbling under the pressure that the hosts exerted on them. The victory is the Blues' fourth in their last five league games, and the well-deserved clean sheet is their fourth in a row in all competitions. FULL-TIME: CHELSEA 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur 90' + 2' Hazard .. ...
Wed 3 Dec 2014 - Premier League Arsenal 1 - 0 Southampton FT Chelsea 3 - 0 Tottenham FT Everton 1 - 1 Hull FT Sunderland 1 - 4 Man City FT Chelsea too good for Spurs Didier Drogba scores one and sets up another as Chelsea ease to a 3-0 victory over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge. Aguero stars in easy Man City win Sergio Aguero takes his Premier League goal tally for the season to 14 as Manchester City claim a 4-1 win at Sunderland. Arsenal grab late win over Saints Alexis Sanchez's late winner earns Arsenal a 1-0 win over third-placed Southampton to move the Gunners into sixth.
-AROUND THE WORLD- * Manchester United are weighing up a bid for Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, with the 27-year-old Belgium international said to be unhappy at a lack of first-team action with Spurs. * Netherlands international midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, has already "shaken hands" on a move to United from Roma. * Arsenal are preparing to beat Liverpool to Benfica defender Maxi Pereira. The 30-year-old Uruguay international is out of contract at the end of the season. * AC Milan will rival Arsenal for the signature of Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, who has found himself on the bench for much of the season at Stamford Bridge. * Queens Park Rangers are in talks with the Argentine defender Pablo Alvarez. The 30-year-old former Catania man is currently a free agent. * Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, 27, has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Bayern Munich. * During the international break, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gave the likes of Didier Drogba and John Terry eight days off in orde ...
Profitable Chelsea can cement domestic and European dominance By Liam Twomey Blues have managed to reinvigorate their squad while balancing the books, and are now in prime position to enjoy new levels of success on and off the pitch For the best part of three months, the rest of the Premier League has been waiting for Chelsea to be confronted with some bad news. On the pitch, Jose Mourinho’s men are top of the table, unbeaten and with no serious rival in sight. Off it, Thursday provided the most emphatic indication yet that the wait for their competitors could be a long one. The announcement of Chelsea’s annual financial results has rarely been a proud moment at Stamford Bridge during the Roman Abramovich era. Many of the releases over the past 10 years have followed a familiar pattern: heavy losses accompanied by vague reassertions of a “long- term plan” and seemingly far-fetched promises that one of English football’s most consistently decadent clubs would one day become “self- sufficient” ...
A new month begins this weekend with a meeting of sides who share a London borough. Club historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton supply the derby details… TALKING POINTS Welcome home to Chelsea’s brilliant travelling fans, publicly hailed for their vociferous support at Old Trafford and New Meadow by Didier Drogba as well as an emotional former Blue, Juan Mata. The undefeated league leaders and top scorers are seeking to extend a perfect start to the domestic campaign at Stamford Bridge. This is our first Barclays Premier League game on the Fulham Road in almost a month and, for once, Jose Mourinho and his side have the chance to extend the advantage over the Citizens to nine points before they tackle the Manchester derby on Sunday. City lost again at home to Newcastle in midweek and have recorded just two clean sheets in their last 13 matches. The team closest to the Blues’ coat-tails, Southampton, also face a test at Hull City, who have drawn with Arsenal and Liverpool in success ...
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has declared himself fit for the Blues’ upcoming league encounter against Manchester United this weekend. The West London club will visit Old Trafford on Sunday and Jose Mourinho is likely to be without the services of his first and second choice strikers, Diego Costa and Loic Remy. The Spain international is yet to feature for Chelsea after returning from international duty, while the former Queens Park Rangersman picked up an injury during their midweek Champions Leagueclash. Drogba scored in the midweek against Maribor and the 36-year-old, who returned to Stamford Bridge in the summer believes he is still needs more playing time. “It’s up to the manager to decide who is going to start on Sunday but, if you were a player, how would you feel if they said you can play at Old Trafford? You would be happy. I’m ready,” Drogba told Sky Sports. “I remember that game against United in 2010. Both goals were fantastic. It was a very good feeling to win there. We had the . ...
Chelsea6 Remy 13′ Drogba 23′ (pen) Terry 31′ Viler 54′ (og) Hazard 77′ (pen), 90′ NK Maribor0 Didier Drogba scored his first goal since rejoining Chelsea as they recorded their biggest Champions League win with a dominant victory against Maribor at Stamford Bridge. Loic Remy swept in the opener but was quickly replaced by Drogba after injuring himself when scoring. Drogba then converted a penalty before John Terry slid in a third. A Mitja Viler own goal put Chelsea in command before Eden Hazard scored a penalty and drove in a late sixth. Agim Ibraimi hit the post with a penalty for Maribor, but in truth the Slovenians were well beaten. Chelsea have seven points from three games to sit top of Group G, and will be confident of reaching the knockout stage. It was almost the perfect win for boss Jose Mourinho, although the injury to Remy was a cause for concern. With Diego Costa out with a hamstring injury, the Blues could face Sunday's Premier League trip to Manchester United with Drogba as the c ...
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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho does not expect striker Loic Remy to be fit for Sunday's trip to Manchester United in the Premier League. Remy suffered a "muscular injury" after scoring the opener in the Blues' 6-0 Champions League win against Maribor at Stamford Bridge. Nine-goal striker Diego Costa has a hamstring injury, leaving Didier Drogba as Chelsea's only fit senior striker. "I'm not worried. We don't cry on injuries," said Mourinho. "When a player is injured, play another one. "It's our philosophy, we don't cry. We just think one injury means an opportunity for somebody else. "We will prepare for the game [against Manchester United] Thursday, Friday, Saturday to try to be at our best possible level against an opponent which we respect very, very much."
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Lampard: Costa can be as good as Drogba Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard, believes that Diego Costa can become as great a player as Didier Drogba. Costa has made a truly brilliant start to his Chelsea career. Signed from Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window for a fee of £32 million, the Spain international striker has taken the Premier League by storm. The 26-year-old has scored nine goals in just seven league appearances, while creating 11 chances for his teammates. Costa has a laudable shot accuracy of 84% and a pass accuracy of 78%, and comparisons have already been made between him and Didier Drogba. Drogba is a Chelsea legend and one of the greatest strikers to have ever played in the Premier League, and many football pundits have claimed that Costa could go on to achieve what the Ivorian did at Stamford Bridge. Frank Lampard, himself a Chelsea legend and now on loan at Manchester City from New York City FC, seems to be of a similar opinion. ‘Possibly yes’, the Former England international ...
Julian Draxler left Stamford Bridge with Didier Drogba's jersey last night!
Man City v Chelsea: Didier Drogba relishes Frank Lampard reunion Chelsea striker Didier Drogba says he is eager to be reunited with his former "partner-in-crime" Frank Lampard when the Blues take on Manchester City on Sunday. Drogba and Lampard were team-mates at Chelsea from 2004 to 2012, winning three Premier League titles together. "I will be happy to see him," Drogba said. "I think he still belongs to us." "He is a Chelsea player, for what he did. For me, he is part of the history of the club," he added. Chelsea's record goalscorer Lampard, 36, left Stamford Bridge in the summer after 13 seasons. He signed for New York City FC before he was loaned to Manchester City in a six-month deal. Meanwhile, Drogba, 36, rejoined the Blues on a one-year deal after leaving Turkish side Galatasaray. The Ivorian says Lampard is guaranteed to receive a warm reception if he plays in Sunday's game at the Etihad Stadium. "The supporters know what he gave for the club," Drogba said. "So I know, for sure, the reaction wil ...
Wenger added that the Premier League player he would have most liked to coach is Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, who often proved a scourge of Arsenal in his first spell at Stamford Bridge. "I would have loved to have managed Didier Drogba, for two reasons," the Gunners boss added. "One, I missed him when he played at Le Mans in France, not even in the top league. I knew there was a good player there and I missed him. "And secondly, because he hurt us so much in big games that all this pain would not have happened."
Didier Drogba has returned to training with Chelsea ahead of a possible first European outing with the club since scoring the winning goal in the 2012 Champions League final. Drogba's first spell with the Blues ended with him scoring the decisive penalty which defeated Bayern Munich in the final at the Allianz Arena. He has now given manager Jose Mourinho a big boost by returning from injury sooner than expected, showing no ill effects as he trained with the Chelsea squad at their Cobham base on Tuesday. Drogba rejoined Chelsea this summer after a spell at Galatasaray but missed Saturday's win over Swansea because of an ankle injury which was expected to keep him out of the Group G match against Schalke on Wednesday. Mourinho is likely to start with in-form Diego Costa up front at Stamford Bridge but Drogba may well gain a place on the bench. Watch Chelsea play Schalke live on Sky Sports 1 from 7.30pm on Wednesday.
Chelsea Squad Numbers Released by DAVID on AUGUST 16, 2014 There have been changes to the squad numbers worn by players ahead of the new 2014/15 season. Didier Drogba, who returned this summer for a second spell at the club, will switch from no.15 to no.11, with Oscar taking the no.8 vacated by Frank Lampard. Drogba said: ‘I am very pleased to be able to return to the number 11 shirt and I am very grateful to Oscar for allowing me to make this change.’ Oscar added: ‘Didier is a Chelsea legend and a senior player. I am happy for him to take the 11 and for me to take the 8. Lamps is another legend at this club and I hope I will be as successful in the shirt as he was.’ Thibaut Courtois, who has returned to Stamford Bridge from a loan spell at Atletico Madrid, will wear no.13, with Victor Moses switching to the no.18 shirt previously worn by Romelu Lukaku. Dutch defender Nathan Ake will now wear no.6. See below for the full squad list. Barclays Premier League CHELSEA FC SQUAD NUMBERS – 2014/2015 1. ...
Fernando Torres ‘being eyed by former club Atletico Madrid amid fears over playing time at Chelsea’ Monday 11 Aug 2014 10:49 pm Atletico Madrid are said to be keeping tabs on Fernando Torres’ situation at Chelsea amid reports that the striker is worried about how much playing time he will get at Stamford Bridge next season. Blues boss Jose Mourinho has insisted that Torres will not be sold this summer despite the 30-year-old having endured a difficult time in front of goal ever since moving from Liverpool in 2011. Torres’ boyhood club, Atletico, were said to be keen on bringing the Spain international back to the Vicente Calderon in the coming weeks following the departure of Diego Costa to Chelsea. And, according to Spanish publication AS, Los Rojiblancos are continuing to keep a close eye on the striker’s situation in West London – with the player believed to be concerned about his starting place at Chelsea following the arrival of Didier Drogba at the club. The former Ivory Coast internatio ...
CHELSEA CLOSES IN ON YOUNG CROATIAN GOALKEEPER Chelsea are close to securing a deal for Croatia youth intn'l GK Ivan Brkic, Goal understands. The 19yrs-old has only made 8 top-flight appearances for Istra but has already attracted attention from multiple English clubs. The Blues are firmly ahead in the race to sign him,however,&sources have told Goal that his switch to Stamford Bridge is close to completion,with the Croatian club asking for €1M (£800,000) plus bonuses. Brkic would become the 4th Croatian player on Chelsea’s books,along with Mario Pasalic,Stipe Perica&fellow GK Matej Delac. Jose Mourinho has already made 4 signings this summer,having recruited Diego Costa,Cesc Fabregas,Filipe Luis&returning club legend Didier Drogba.
On this day in 2010, Didier Drogba scored a hat-trick as Chelsea defeated West Brom 6-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Didier Drogba receives a heroes welcome on his return to Stamford Bridge!
Jose Mourinho believes the squad he has assembled at Chelsea is capable of competing at the top for the next decade. In his second season back at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho has spent £75million on summer recruits – in the form of Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Filipe Luis. He has also returned club legend Didier Drogba to West London while moving on a number of those deemed surplus to requirements. Mourinho is confident he has added in the right areas and sees Chelsea challenging for major honours for many years to come. He said: “We have the squad that we want to have. We don’t say it’s perfect, we don’t say it’s the best. There is no manager in the world that says his squad is perfect and could not improve in certain positions. “We say we like very much our squad. It is a squad for tomorrow, for next season and also a squad with big possibilities for the next five or 10 years with so many young people. So, I like my squad very much.” Mourinho has also hailed his board for backing him in ...
Mourinho lived up to his name in his first stint at Stamford Bridge. In 185 games - between 2004 and 2007 – Mourinho's side secured victory in 124 of them. On April 30 2005, Mourinho led Chelsea to their first title in 50-years, as Frank Lampard struck twice to secure the Blues a Carling Cup and Premier League double. Just under one-year later - on April 29 2006 - Mourinho's side were at it again as they demolished Manchester United 3-0 at Stamford Bridge to claim back-to-back titles. Mourinho's Chelsea side in 05' and '06' proved a ruthless outfit: they were unbeatable at the Bridge, and knew how to get the job done on rival soil. The likes of John Terry, Ricardo Carvalho, Michael Essien, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Co. quickly understood Mourinho's philosophy, and they used it to their advantage as they dominated English football. The title success in 05' lived up to Mourinho's 'Special' nickname: his side cruised to success as they claimed 95 points - 12 more than Arsene Wenger's Arsenal and 18 ...
There will be no talk of little horses at Stamford Bridge this season. With the addition of Diego Costa and Cesc Fábregas, and with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and club legend Didier Drogba back in West London, anything less than the title will be deemed a failure for José Mourinho's Chelsea Continue reading...
Chelsea Fans and the Lampard to Manchester City Move: A False Debate In the quirky world of football, one of the more surprising things that happened this summer is Frank Lampard leaving Chelsea. The midfielder who was with Chelsea for 13 seasons is a genuine Stamford Bridge legend. He’s the club’s highest goals scorer with 211 goals, its most decorated midfielder and while with us, he achieved the honour of being named a runner-up in the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2005 behind Ronaldinho and again runner-up behind the same player for the Ballon d’Or the same year. But at 36, Lampard is no longer the force he used to be in midfield. Though with Chelsea rebuilding under Jose Mourinho, it took the decision to still offer Lampard a deal at the expiration of his contract this past season; yet, player and club could not reach agreement and a decision was taken that they both move on. Lampard, who’s repeatedly stated that he cannot see himself play for another team in the Premiership whenever he le ...
Why I Returned To Chelsea' - Drogba Finally Reveals! An excited Didier Drogba is back at Chelsea to try to help the former European champions end a five-year wait to land the Premier League title, he said on Tuesday. The 36-year-old Ivory Coast striker signed a 12-month deal last week to return to Stamford Bridge after. Read more:
A long-term link to Stamford Bridge, the 27-year-old Uruguay international joining Jose Mourinho's side would be dependent on a number of factors, not least Chelsea's need to comply with UEFA regulations. Apart from already having exceeded the quota for foreign players over the age of 21 by one -- with Didier Drogba taking them to 18 -- the London club are also increasingly conscious of financial fair play. It is expected that Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech could move on, however, and that any purchase of Cavani would finally see the long-mooted sale of Fernando Torres. Furthermore, the departure of Romelu Lukaku to Everton brought in 28 million pounds, freeing up more funds. Sources told ESPN FC that Chelsea have been quoted a price of 40 million pounds by PSG for Cavani, and that the player is eager to move to Stamford Bridge -- despite a public declaration that he would prefer to stay in France. There has already been preliminary contact between the London club and the player's camp, although Chelsea are s ...
MATCH REPORT: Vitesse Arnhem 1 CHELSEA 3 SUMMARY Having opened his Chelsea account on Sunday,Diego Costa turned provider in the Netherlands,laying on 2 of our goals as we beat Vitesse Arnhem 3-1. The deadlock was broken with virtually the 1st attack of the game as Costa raced on to a Nemanja Matic pass&slipped the ball into the path of Mohamed Salah,who couldn’t miss. Cesc Fabregas scored the goal of the night midway through the 1st half,curling a wonderful free-kick into the back of the net,with Matic finishing easily from another Costa pass 16mins from time. It was a solid showing from the Blues,with Mourinho able to give game-time to every member of the matchday squad. A Vitesse consolation in the last minute is unlikely to have dampened his spirits as our pre-season campaign gathers pace. TEAM NEWS Jose Mourinho named arguably his strongest side of pre-season to date for the game against Vitesse Arnhem. Aside from Didier Drogba,all of our new signings started,with Cesc Fabregas deployed in the centr ...
Why didn't chelsea giv Didier Drogba back his no. 11 jersey ? I believe Oscar d power of dat 11.. Its a symbol of our pride. He should av humbly submitted it bak 2 our legend on d day of his arrival bridge..
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Didier Drogba returns to Chelsea to be Diego Costa's mentor Roman Abramovich, fed up with seeing big-money strikers flop at Stamford Bridge, has asked Drogba, his all-time favourite player, to be Costa’s mentor. The Blues owner was the real driving force behind Drogba’s return, but new £32million signing Costa has been assured that the Ivorian will not be competing for his starting position on a weekly basis. The Brazil-born Spanish international, who will be Chelsea’s first-choice front-man, has indicated he is ready to embrace Drogba's influence. Abramovich-inspired signings like Hernan Crespo, Adrian Mutu, Andriy Shevchenko and Fernando Torres have all proved hugely disappointing for Chelsea over the past 11 years. The Russian billionaire, desperate for Costa to buck the trend, hopes that Drogba’s guidance off the pitch will prove key. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will carefully manage Drogba’s game time this season as he bids to get the best from the 36-year-old. Drogba expects to make aro ...
Chelsea News !! Everton hope to complete the £18m signing of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, 21, after 36-year- old Didier Drogba's return to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have warned World Cup winger Christian Atsu to choose the loan club that gives him the best chance of breaking into their new-look side in 12 months' time. West Ham, Aston Villa and Everton are keen on the Ghana international, as are Celtic, Espanyol and PSV Eindhoven. Wolves are locked in a battle with Wigan to sign Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford after his loan spells with Derby and MK Dons.
Stamford Bridge favourite Didier Drogba has rejoined Chelsea on a one-year deal.
According to SSN, moves are afoot to bring Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba back to Stamford Bridge next season, in …
He is coming. The Legend is coming back to his home. Didier Drogba is coming back to Stamford Bridge.
Return of the King! Chelsea hero Didier Drogba set for Stamford Bridge comeback! -Metro
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SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI: Louis van Gaal has confirmed that he will begin work at Manchester United on Wednesday. The 62-year-old, who guided Netherlands to third place in the 2014 World Cup, was named as David Moyes' permanent successor in May, signing a three-year contract. On sad note though, Netherlands and Bayern Munich forward ,Arjen Robben, 30, has turned down an offer from Dutch boss Louis van Gaal to follow him to Manchester United this summer. Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is hoping to complete the £3m signing of Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina, 25, from Nice this week. Chelsea have opened discussions about bringing Didier Drogba, 36, back to Stamford Bridge as a second choice striker and coach. Liverpool striker, Iago Aspas, 26, is set to join Sevilla on a season-long loan. Tottenham's summer transfer plans are on hold as midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 24, and defender Michael Dawson, 30, are reluctant to leave. Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu is convinced Liverpool striker Luis Suare ...
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Chelsea are exploring the feasibility of bringing Didier Drogba back to Stamford Bridge. (Mail)
Didier Drogba, Guillermo Ochoa and Esteban Cambiasso are among the notable players who are now available to sign on free transfers this summer. Many big-money moves and free transfers have already been agreed across Europe this summer, but with contracts expiring on June 30, a clutch of distinguished players are left still searching for new clubs. The lure of one last payday could tempt some of those high-profile stars to relocate halfway around the world yet it is likely several will choose to continue their career in the Premier League. Here, Press Association Sport's James Cann analyses where some of the most notable out-of-contract players may end up come August. Ashley Cole After making almost 400 Premier League appearances for Arsenal and Chelsea and earning over 100 caps for England, Ashley Cole's career is at a crossroads. His eight-year stay at Stamford Bridge - where he won eight major titles - is over and the left-back called time on his international career when he was left out of Roy Hodgson' ...
6 REASONS FOR CHELSEA FANS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT FABREGAS SIGNING 1) He brings proven quality Fabregas created more clear-cut chances than any player in any of Europe’s top five leagues last season (27). While Chelsea’s existing crop of attacking talent certainly isn't short on skill, adding a player with the ability to turn half-chances into assists will only serve to improve their goalscoring ratio. 2) He is versatile Versatility is an attribute that should not be underestimated in a Jose Mourinho side. Fabregas is comfortable playing anywhere in the midfield and has the balance between defence and attack just right. While he is likely to play alongside Nemanja Matic in the pivot, he can also provide cover in an advanced midfield role without limiting his contribution to the side. 3) He can act as an emergency striker Chelsea’s main problem since Didier Drogba left has been a lack of goals. Although a new striker is supposedly arriving at Stamford Bridge next season, Fabregas has proven his ability ...
Why Chelsea must bring back Didier DrogbaWith his last kick in Chelsea blue Didier Drogba cemented his status as a true Stamford Bridge great.After all it was arguably the big Ivorian that carried the Blues to the first Champions League triumph in the club's history. After deciding to not pursue in…
Chelsea are prepared to offer striker Romelu Lukaku a new contract after manager Jose Mourinho was delighted with the Belgian’s loan spell at Everton last season. Lukaku, 20, joined Chelsea in 2011 from Anderlecht for £18 million on a five year contract but failed to establish himself as a regular starter at Stamford Bridge. Last season the Belgian scored 16 goals in 33 appearances for Everton that helped the Toffees finish fifth. Despite of interest for Lukaku from a number of clubs including Everton and AC Milan, Chelsea are reluctant to sell their future prospect who is dubbed as the next Didier Drogba. Chelsea will hold talks with Lukaku after the World Cup this summer and offer him a new contract that will increase his release clause to £30 million. The Belgian will be part of Mourinho’s first team squad next season and will compete in attack with the likes of Diego Costa and Mario Mandzukic, who are both set to arrive at Stamford Bridge next month.
Chelsea Legend Tips Diego Costa To Fill Didier Drogba Void At Stamford Bridge by Robert Summerscales May 2nd, 2014 Comments 0 Gianfranco Zola Zola says Diego Costa is exactly what Chelsea need. Stamford Bridge favourite Gianfranco Zola believes that Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa could be the missing part of Chelsea’s puzzle. The 25-year-old Spain international, who has scored 35 goals in 41 club appearances this season, is widely expected to swap Madrid for West London this summer. Zola, who recently topped a fan vote to become Chelsea’s most popular player of all-time, reckons that Costa is exactly what manager Jose Mourinho needs. “I like him because he’s one of those strikers who is happy to play up front on his own,” Zola told The Sun. “Costa is a real handful for any defence. “He can still be dangerous and score goals and that is very similar to Didier Drogba. Since he left, that is the missing part of the puzzle. “He was strong and could keep the whole defence busy. And Costa i ...
2009/10 Chelsea 1-0 Man United: 08/11/09 Man United 1-2 Chelsea: 03/04/10 Chelsea and Man United battled at the top of the table throughout the 2009/10 season and it was the Blues, guided by Carlo Ancelotti, who succeeded. John Terry scored the game's only goal at Stamford Bridge and Joe Cole and Didier Drogba goals at Old Trafford ensured proved crucial in the titke race, with Chelsea going on to lift the FA Cup at Wembley, too. Those who were doubting wheather we ever defeated Manchester United home and away in a Premier League season, this are some of your answers.
FOUR CHELSEA LOANED PLAYER THAT NEED TO BECOME A FULL TIME PLAYER. Chelsea fc have atleast 27 players out on loan spread across europe, and most of them have make a real impact away from their parent club. This four player have drawn a lot of interest from various top club due to their development outside Stamford Bridge.. Here are the four players. Romelu Lukaku Lukaku is a player destined to become the next Didier Drogba, he was sign from anderlecht 2011/ 2012 at a fee of £18millon, he was among the squad that won the first ever Champions League for Chelsea, but he was loan out the following season to Westbrom to get more experience and rehabilitate himself, and he prove himself worthy under Steve Clarke scoring a total of 17goals before returning back to Chelsea earlier this season with the hope of making it into the first team, but his hope was cut short when he was loaned to Everton to continue is rehabilitation, but as scored 13goal and still counting. The Belgium international striker as scored mo ...
Oscar not seeking Chelsea departure 30 March 2014 15:28 Chelsea playmaker Oscar insists he is happy at the Premier League club, despite speculation of a move away from Stamford Bridge. The Brazil international joined Chelsea in July 2012 and has impressed this season as the London club look to regain the title under Jose Mourinho. However, Chelsea's hopes were dented on Saturday with a surprise 1-0 defeat at relegation- threatened Crystal Palace that marked their second loss in three league matches. Rumours of a potential switch to Paris Saint-Germain - Chelsea's opponents in the Uefa Champions League quarter- finals - have emerged, with compatriot Lucas Moura urging Oscar to join him at the Ligue 1 leaders. However, Oscar is settled at Stamford Bridge, where he is hoping to enjoy similar success to that of Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. "Jose (Mourinho) has shown me I can be one of the best," Oscar is quoted by The Daily Star Sunday. "The manager has given me this confidence and I have grown bette ...
DATES ANNOUNCED FOR PARIS ST-GERMAIN GAMES 22-03-2014 We will play Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter- finals of this season's Champions League with the first leg away from home. The dates of the games are as follows: First leg - Paris St-Germain v Chelsea is on Wednesday 2 April. The second leg - Chelsea v Paris St-Germain at Stamford Bridge is on Tuesday 8 April. The draw was made at UEFA headquarters in Switzerland on Friday morning UK time, and paired us with the French champions whom we played in the group stage in 2004/05 when we won 3-0 away in the Parc de Princes in Jose Mourinho 's first Champions League game in charge of Chelsea. John Terry and Didier Drogba with a brace were the scorers. We were already guaranteed top spot before the home game which ended 0-0 draw. Club Chief Execurive Ron Gourlay said: 'It was always going to be tough when you looked at the teams who were left in the draw. It's a top eight teams, Paris Saint-Germain is a very tough game but we'll be ready for the first match. ...
479407267 LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: John Terry of Chelsea (R) misses a chance as Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea (L) and Didier Drogba of Galatasaray (C) look on during the Uefa Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Chelsea and Galatasaray AS at Stamford Bridge on March 18, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) 2014 Getty Images
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard admits he would like to see Didier Drogba back at Stamford Bridge even if he isn’t pl…
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho feels Didier Drogba should return to the club in some capacity given his iconic status at Stamford Bridge. See original story
Jose Mourinho gave Didier Drogba the kiss of death - and then claimed Chelsea's win lifted them back among the world's elite. Stamford Bridge legend Drogba and the Special One shared a warm embrace before kick-off, and Chelsea presented Drogba with a mounted silver boot to commemorate the Ivory Coast striker's 157 goals and trophy-laden eight years at the club. But first-half goals from Samuel Eto'o and Gary Cahill condemned Drogba to a miserable night as Mourinho's men kept the blue flag flying over Europe and marched comfortably into the Champions League quarter-finals. Mourinho will today be charged with misconduct by the FA for encroaching on the pitch before he was sent to the stand at Aston Villa on Saturday, which is likely to land him with a £10,000 fine. But a brown envelope on the doormat from Wembley could not diminish the pleasure he took from a commanding Chelsea display. He said: "We are there in the last eight, but it's different from last season because the Europa League was a different l ...
Happy Hump Day! Last night Chelsea and Real Madrid progressed to the Quarter Finals of the Champions League. Tonight sees Man Utd try and over turn a 2-0 deficit to Olympiakos and Dortmund take on Zenit. Christiano Ronaldo scored his 50th goal for club and country! Didier Drogba received a hero's welcome at Stamford Bridge, including a hug and a kiss from Mourinho. Qatar's 2022 World Cup organisers have defended their bid for the tournament in the wake of fresh corruption claims. Aaron Ramsey has become one of Arsenal’s top earners with his new £100,000-a-week contract Inter sent director Piero Ausilio to Chelsea v Galatasaray to scout Fernando Torres & Obi Mikel Manchester United’s will Patrice Evra will join Vidic at Inter Milan this summer Pep Guardiola has come out and explained that he left Barça because he could no longer motivate the players. Let us know your predictions for tonight's games in the comment box below
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Good morning London,I want thanks to all Chelsea fans who have support us.And my best moment yesterday,I have face my best friend Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge and I never forget that in my life :)
The teams are just walking out on to the Stamford Bridge turf. It is Didier Drogba's name that rings around the stadium.
Long live the King! Didier Drogba bid an emotional farewell to Stamford Bridge as he was denied a fairytale return. http:/…
Return of the King: The best pictures from Didier Drogba's return to Stamford Bridge
SILVER BOOT PRESENTED TO DIDIER DROGBA.. Didier Drogba got the hero’s welcome he deserved at Stamford Bridge yesterday night, the Chelsea fans chanting the name of their club legend on his return with Galatasaray. And the club made a lovely gesture to the player who won them the Champions League with that sudden death penalty in 2012, presenting him with a beautiful silver boot gift, with blue on the interior. Maybe a mind trick to make him question where his loyalties tonight? You never know with Mourinho…
Chelsea dominant in dispatching Galatasaray Chelsea FC made it an unhappy return to Stamford Bridge for Galatasaray AŞ's Didier Drogba by marching into the Uefa Champions League quarter-finals for the eighth time in 11 seasons. While all the attention had been focused on the reunion with their former forward, it was one of their current ones, Samuel Eto'o, who got the ball rolling Chelsea's way with a strike after four minutes. If that was a well-worked incursion, the second goal owed everything to smart reactions, Gary Cahill following up a John Terry header to score from close range. Drogba – a winner of ten major prizes with Chelsea and who will always be remembered for the decisive penalty against FC Bayern München which ensured they lifted the 2011/12 Uefa Champions League – battled as hard as he could and typically won a number of headers and free-kicks, but support was in short supply simply because the home side were so dominant. The game panned out that way from the fourth minute when Eden ...
Chelsea qualified for the quater finals courtesy of a no show by Didier Drogba,was it bcos he saw banners all arround Stamford Bridge showing he is a Chelsea legend or perhaps he didn't play to his fullest potentials? Whichever case, Big rubbish!
Chelsea love fest disarms Old Warrior Drogba as Fans prove they cherish their Heroes once more Didier Drogba's overhead kick sailed through the sky and the ball disappeared into the adoring masses in the Matthew Harding Stand. For a split second, a few Chelsea fans seemed to think a verse of good-natured ribbing might be in order but they soon reconsidered. Most of them recognised the mistake. Drogba grinned and hid behind his hand. He did not seem quite as embarrassed as he did when he launched a free-kick so far off target it hit a banner hanging in his Honour. Don’t make him angry. Smother him with love, that’s the best tactic. Soften him up, it worked on his return to Marseille. Make him gush. From the moment Drogba skipped into the arena for a warm-up, 40 minutes before kick-off, it was an open display of mutual adoration. The stadium was largely empty, but for the blaze of Galatasaray fans jammed into one corner of the Shed End. Still, Drogba emerged from the tunnel, both arms aloft, waving with ...
Juventus scouts were at Stamford Bridge tonight watching Willian, Oscar and Didier Drogba. (Source: Sky Italia)
Didier Drogba and Galatasaray have arrived at Stamford Bridge...
Didier Drogba returns to Stamford Bridge, while Schalke travel to Real Madrid looking to overturn a seemingly impossible 6-1 deficit. What are your predictions for tonight? You can follow all of tonight's action in our Tuesday live! blog here:
There you have it.. Didier Drogba loses at Stamford Bridge against his former Bread Providers.
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Didier Drogba made his return to former club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge for Galatasaray for the Champions League second leg, last 16 tie on
Galatasaray player Didier Drogba shows his respect for Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge during the match Chelsea vs Galatasaray 2-0... Goals scored by Samuel ...
Old friend, Didier Drogba, spoke to the press on his return to Stamford Bridge with Galatasaray. Watch all the build up on Chelsea TV...
Didier Drogba's return wasn't enough, as the Stamford Bridge faithful celebrate into the quarter-finals. F/T: Chelsea Football Club 3:1 (Agg) Galatasaray Who was the man of the match?
Two of world football's greatest strikers over the past decade are going head to head at Stamford Bridge as we write this. It's fair to say both are a bit past their best now, but at their peak who would you choose? We want you to tell us - Didier Drogba or Samuel Eto'o?
Chelsea's clash with Galatasaray tonight sees Didier Drogba return to Stamford Bridge. Read our preview of the game:
Today we welcome Chelsea legend Didier Drogba to Stamford Bridge with vigelegele na shangwe ... then we vanquish Galatasary with its Turkish hordes ( Eboue we'll give a seat at some corner of the bench with a bowl of busaa to watch the massacre) ...
PRE-MATCH BRIEFING: CHELSEA V GALATASARAY Euro football takes place at the Bridge tonight for the 1st time in 2014. Club historian Rick Glanvill&club statistician Paul Dutton welcome it&another return… TALKING POINTS Jose Mourinho expects tonight's tie to be very close&the outcome to remain unclear until the end. One thing is certain: Didier Drogba will receive a tumultuous welcome back at Stamford Bridge,his 1st game there since that famous night of 19 May 2012 in Munich. We know how to treat our heroes. Drogba represents so much in Chelsea's history&to the fans,but so too does progress in the Champions League,&that must be the overwhelming focus from 1st whistle to last. Mourinho himself is attempting to become the 1st manager to win the Euro Cup with 3 different teams,having won with Porto in 2004&Internazionale in 2010. KEY STAT Galatasaray have never won on English soil in Euro competition. They have drawn 3 matches&lost 5. Galatasaray's last visit to these shores was in pre-season when 2 late Drog ...
Samuel Eto'o 's goal was the 300 th of his club career. All nine of his strikes in Chelsea blue have come at Stamford Bridge. He is the first player since Didier Drogba to score against Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham in the same league season, the Ivorian having managed that feat in 2009/10. Frank Lampard started his 400 th Premier League game for Chelsea, and also moved above David James as the second all-time record appearance maker in the Premier League. It was his 573 rd game in England's top flight.
Drogba eyes upset at Bridge - Didier Drogba is looking forward to his return to Stamford Bridge but plans to upset the natives by helping Galatasaray pull off a big surprise and reach the Champions League Quarter Finals at C -
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho praises new signings and looks forward to welcoming Didier Drogba back to Stamford Bridge
'I feel young and full of football. It's like I'm still a kid when I'm chasing the ball'... Drogba hungry for more success, but the man who made him stands in his way Jose Mourinho has long insisted his managerial formula cannot be bottled, but here in Istanbul one of his greatest success stories is giving it a good go. Rarely has there been a more articulate explanation for what it is that makes Mourinho so special, and the fact that it comes from Didier Drogba gives it serious credibility. Here, after all, is a player Mourinho transformed from a forward of obvious potential at Marseille into one of the finest in the world; someone who says he was still drawing on that guidance and expertise long after the Portuguese manager made his sudden and unexpected departure from Stamford Bridge in September 2007. In fact right up to Drogba’s last kick in a Chelsea shirt, the penalty that won the Champions League in Munich two years ago. The player Chelsea’s supporters consider the greatest in their history is ...
Didier Drogba was visibly out of sorts playing against Chelsea last night, will he be able to concentrate when he returns to Stamford Bridge. At some point he looked like he was expecting a pass from his former team mates.
CHELSEA TOP TEN FLOP OF ALL TIME The poorest players to tarnish the pitch at Stamford Bridge. For every Didier Drogba there is a Robert Fleck and for every Frank Lampard there's a Juan Sebastian Veron - here is Chelsea's 10 worst signings of all time. 10. Juan Sebastian Veron This Argentine star just couldn't cope in England, failing to live up to a £28.1m price-tag at Manchester United and failing similarly when the Blues paid £15m just two years later. 9. Brian Laudrup The Danish legend and former AC Milan and Bayern Munich ace was well past the forward's best when arriving in West London in 1998 and managed just seven appearances. 8. Slavisa Jokanovic Many could be forgiven for having forgotten about Claudio Ranieri's first signing as manager in 2000 and the Serbian departed in 2002 as a very unpopular figure with the club. 7. Andriy Shevchenko A signing forced upon the team by the owner Roman Abramovich and at £30.1m one of their most expensive mistakes, with 22 goals in three years. 6. Chris Sutto ...
Roman Abramovich wants Didier Drogba to return to Chelsea as coach to help create a production line of striking talent at Stamford Bridge.
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Gal vs Che: Mikel in fitness test Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, is hoping that Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Obi recovers in time for Wednesday’s Uefa Champions League game away at Turkish side, Galatasaray. Mikel did not feature in Chelsea’s hard earned 1-0 win over Everton on Saturday at Stamford Bridge and the Blues boss says his Nigerian import will face a late fitness test for the match in Istanbul. The Nigerian, if declared fit for the game, will play against former team mate Didier Drogba who now stars for...Read more at: | Newsinnigeria
Didier Drogba, who faces old club Chelsea for Galatasaray on wednesday has been linked with an emotional return to Stamford Bridge in the summer on a short term contract as a player, with a view to also undertaking a role as coach to the club's forwards. Given the paltry amount of goals accumulated by the trio of Torres, Eto'o and Ba to date this season, for Blues' fans, it's a move that cannot come too soon.
Mikel Fit For Drogba Reunion -As Chelsea, Galatasaray Clash In UCL Barely 24 hours after reports emerged about doubts over Chelsea of England midfielder, John Mikel Obi for Wednesday night’s Uefa Champions League battle away to Galatasaray of Turkey, the Super Eagles star has sensationally shot back into the spotlight for a possible clash against his former teammate, Didier Drogba. With all headlines across Europe hypoing the potential lock-of-horns between Drogba and his former Stamford Bridge colleagues, the initial talk had been that Mikel would miss the game with fitness issues, which ruled him out of last weekend’s ditch 1-0 win against Everton, but Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho says the Nigeria star is good to go. Tuesday’s game will, therefore, be a chance for Mikel to prove his mettle in The Blues’ mainframe, as his main rival for a shirt in the squad, Nemanja Matic is cup tied and ruled out of the game against one of the teams that so desperately desired a transfer deal for the Eagles’ la ...
Frank Lampard on Didier Drogba: “He is the best I have played with solely for the fact of doing it in big, big games. there are lots of good players out there but he consistently scored goals in finals and popped up at the right time.” “I texted him after the draw because we still keep in touch, he was delighted and nervous actually because he said it would be difficult for him to come here to Stamford Bridge. He still sees it as his home and his love.”
Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is considering returning to the club as a coach. The 35-year-old, who is currently playing at Galatasary, has been offered the chance to work at Stamford Bridge as strikers' coach by manager Jose Mourinho.
Apparently, Didier Drogba rejected a multi-million move to the MLS to stay with Galatasaray and wanted to play against Chelsea in the Champions League and play at Stamford Bridge because he loves Chelsea. If this is true, I am in love with Didier Drogba even more. - Ryan
Chelsea want Didier Drogba return to Stamford Bridge from Galatasaray in the summer
Galatasaray's Didier Drogba trains Champions League sights on Chelsea Former Stamford Bridge striker and favourite has saved his best form for a tournament he won with them in 2012 Shanghai is a long way from the Uefa Champions League both geographically and competitively, which is why Didier Drogba finds himself in Turkey and how it has come about that he lines up for Galatasaray against Chelsea in Istanbul this week. Time is no longer on the striker's side. He will have turned 36 by the time the return leg at Stamford Bridge takes place next month and, though a move back to Chelsea in a playing capacity was briefly mooted last year, new reports linking him with various MLS clubs appear to make more sense. José Mourinho, satisfied that Chelsea saw the best of the Ivorian first time round, is already preparing a royal welcome. "The Turkish champions with King Didier is the draw we would have asked for," the Chelsea manager said. "When he comes back to this club he deserves a reception better than mine." ...
Kwa wanachelsea tu The brilliant Belgium international, who has been one of the undoubted stars of the Premier League for the high-flying West London club so far this season, moved to Stamford Bridge from the northern France outfit in June 2012 for a whopping transfer fee of £32m. However, in the months leading up to the 23- year-old's departure from Lille, speculation was rife across the Continent regarding just which European giants Hazard would sign for, with the likes of Manchester City, Real Madrid and Arsenal all understood to be competing for the player's signature. And now following a recently published book by the former Lille head coach Rudi Garcia, it has been revealed just how the Blues ended up getting their man, with Ivory Coast international Gervinho playing a key role. As it turns out, Gervinho took a phone call from compatriot Didier Drogba while in the Lille dressing room. "Pass the phone to him," Drogba is said to have demanded, referring to Hazard. "There's someone who wants to talk t ...
London – Chelsea legend Didier Drogba played a crucial role in convincing Eden Hazard to join Stamford Bridge according to the former Lille boss Rudi Garcia. Hazard, 23, has caught the attention of millions of football fans around the world by...
Didier Drogba has fired a Champions League warning to Chelsea, declaring: 'I can score at Stamford Bridge even with my eyes closed'. Your take?
Didier Drogba: "I can score at Stamford Bridge with my eyes closed". -27
Didier Drogba: Stamford Bridge is my home, I can's score here with close eyes!
Didier Drogba : stamford bridge is like my house, I could score there even when my eyes closed.
Stamford bridge will always welcomed you home. See you soon Didier Drogba! – View on Path.
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Midfielder John Obi Mikel is glad to have former team-mate Didier Drogba back once again to Stamford Bridge and can’t wait for the Uefa Champions League clash against his Galatasaray side. Read more here:
Sports News UPDATE: With Emmah. ATHLETICS: Moscow World Championships marathon winner, Stephen Kiprotich yesterday retained the athlete of the year title for the second time in a row.He picked the top award from Special Presidential Assistant in charge of communications Sarah Kagingo, which came with a sh1.5m purse at the MTN Sponsored Athlete-of-the-year gala held at Serena Victoria Hall over the weekend. FOOTBALL: Former Uganda Cranes star ,Jackson Mayanja is advocating for local coaches to manage the team. Meanwhile,Ugandan midfielder Musa Mudde is back to the Kenyan Football League after he penned a two year contract at AFC Leopards. INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL: Arsenal must see off an arguably stronger Bayern, managed by Pep Guardiola, if they are to enjoy a run in the competition this time round. Guardiola's old side Barcelona will be Man City's first test in a Champions League knockout encounter, while Chelsea drew Galatasaray to ensure club legend Didier Drogba a return to Stamford Bridge. Manuel Pe .. ...
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho raised a few eyebrows when he announced that he "expects" Didier Drogba to return to Stamford Bridge one day...good news ha!
Jose Mourinho has revealed he expects the iconic striker, Didier Drogba to a one day return to Stamford Bridge
Chelsea boss Jose is desperate to bring striker Didier , 35, back to Stamford Bridge as a player or c…
Chelsea will offer former striker Didier Drogba a player-coach role in order to tempt him back to Stamford Bridge. [Daily Mirror]
wants former striker Didier to return to Stamford Bridge, according to the 'Sunday Mirror'.
Mourinho wants Didier Drogba back at Stamford Bridge and spoke to the Galatasaray forward at Chelsea's training ground last week.
The Sunday Mirror claim that Jose Mourinho is planning to bring Didier Drogba back to Stamford Bridge.
Didier Drogba's advisor Ceylan Caliskan claims Chelsea failed with a bid to take the striker back to Stamford Bridge. …
Romelu Lukaku With a powerful and muscular frame, the Belgium international has been heralded as the heir to the 35-year-old's throne at Stamford Bridge since his £18 million transfer from Anderlecht two years ago. But for such a young player, he has an abundance of self-belief which means that, while he respects the similarity between himself and Didier Drogba, he is a confident character who wants to make his own mark in English football. He has a long way to go because in spite of his obvious ability, Romelu Lukaku has managed just 12 appearances for Chelsea, a statistic undermined by the fact he is yet to score for his parent club. However, his progress on loan at West Brom, where he scored an impressive total of 17 goals in the Premier League, has suggested he is ready to take on the challenge to succeed at the West London club. I think this could be his breakthrough year. The year he would be closer to becoming the new King of the Bridge after the departure of King Didier Drogba...
Chelsea: Mourinho's five worst signings Chelsea opinion: A look back at Jose Mourinho's worst buys from his first spell at Stamford Bridge The return of Jose Mourinho to Stamford Bridge has evoked memories of the great team he built during his first reign as he added the likes of Ricardo Carvalho, Petr Cech and Didier Drogba to a team already containing John Terry, Frank Lampard and Claude Makelele. However, these impressive signings have shrouded some of Mourinho's poorer dealings in the transfer market. Here is a list containing five of the the worst. 1. Andriy Shevchenko Former Ukraine captain and AC Milan legend Shevchenko was brought to the Bridge in 2006 for a hefty sum of around £30million. However, the striker failed to produce the form that led to him being awarded the Ballon d'Or in 2004, scoring a measly 22 goals in 77 appearances. Whether the signing was made by Mourinho is questionable - Shevchenko's friendship with chairman Roman Abramovich and Mourinho's initial reluctance to play him sugg ...
If Cavani goes to Real Madrid, who should Chelsea turn to? Chelsea’s quest to bring in a genuinely top quality striker who can lead the line and score goals continues. Since the departure of Didier Drogba, the Blues have endured something of a striker crisis this term – neither Fernando Torres or Demba Ba were able to fulfil their promise of formerly top class 20-plus goals per season strikers. Now, with the return of Jose Mourinho to Stamford Bridge, the Blues will be hoping to bring in the very best quality available to get the Portuguese boss off to a good start next term. Chelsea had in recent months and weeks been linked with some of the world’s finest talent – the likes of Radamel Falcao, Neymar and Edinson Cavani. The former pair have, however, signed for AS Monaco and Barcelona, respectively, and whilst Cavani has yet to agree a deal officially, the signs are pointing at a move to Mourinho’s former club in the Spanish capital, Real Madrid. If the Blues lose out on yet another top striker ...
José Mourinho has set his sights on getting the best from his current Chelsea squad before delving into the transfer market – and history shows the Blues boss has a chequered record when it comes to player recruitment at Stamford Bridge. The 50-year-old, who has signed a four-year deal, inherits a Chelsea squad brimming with top-class talent, with David Luiz growing into a top Premier League player, Ramires starting to look a real force in midfield and World Cup winner Fernando Torres leading the Blues attack. Perhaps the most exciting proposition for Mourinho is his attacking trio of Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and Oscar, who at times were spell-binding in the Premier League last season, and, unfortunately for Chelsea’s rivals, will only improve with age. The Europa League winners have already been linked with a host of big names over the past few months, including Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, Fiorentina star Stevan Jovetić and Roma’s talismanic midfielder Daniele De Rossi. This Blues squad only nee ...
Chelsea are poised to launch a raid on Galatasaray for Turkey striker Burak Yilmaz. The 27-year-old could cost in excess of £20million as he penned a four-year deal when arriving from Trabzonspor last summer. But the Europa Cup winners may see that as good value for a player who netted 24 league goals as Galatasaray clinched the Turkish title and who comes highly recommended by team-mate and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba. ‘I’m really happy here,’ Yilmaz said this month. ‘I have a long-term contract here. If an offer is put on the table then it’s the club’s decision which will matter, not mine.’ MORE: Mata wants Jose return Chelsea are preparing to announce the return for Jose Mourinho as manager early in June following his exit from Real Madrid and it is understood the Portuguese is keen on Yilmaz’s arrival at Stamford Bridge where he will provide competition for Demba Ba and Fernando Torres. Yilmaz played for Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor before joining Galatasaray, for whom he fir ...
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Didier Drogba has revealed he may be tempted by a return to Chelsea if Jose Mourinho was to make the move back to Stamford Bridge.
MATURE MIKEL'S WINNING HABIT IN NEW MAG The latest edition of Chelsea is an international special, as the magazine looks back on a successful Africa Cup of Nations campaign for Nigeria with the help of John Mikel Obi, as well as looking ahead to the forthcoming friendly between Brazil and Russia at Stamford Bridge. Mikel has more medals and trophies on his mantelpiece at the age of 25 than most players are able to gather over the course of their whole careers. Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, Mikel has tasted success in all of them, but the midfielder went one better back in January and added a trophy at international level to his ever-expanding collection, when Nigeria were crowned Kings of Africa. The Super Eagles beat Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final of the competition after overcoming Didier Drogba's Ivory Coast in the semi-final, and Mikel was astonished at the reaction of supporters back in his homeland. 'It was crazy,' he tells Chelsea. 'It was really nice to go back home after the tournament ...
Sturridge becomes a player at Liverpool As he sat in front of Liverpool's in-house press team after completing his protracted move from Chelsea, Daniel Sturridge seemed surprisingly relaxed. Having failed to live up to expectations at Stamford Bridge after deciding to spurn a £45,000-per-week deal with Manchester City, he had received a stark warning from manager Brendan Rodgers that the Anfield switch was likely to be his last chance at the top level of English football. "People look at the situation of me moving on to Chelsea and see someone being greedy or ill-informed," he told The Independent. "I realised City had all the money in the world and could buy anyone they wanted. Since I left, they've probably bought ten centre-forwards." It made his decision somewhat understandable. Knowing that getting a game at City was going to be increasingly difficult, he took the risk of a move to London and the chance to succeed Didier Drogba. Naivety was perhaps his biggest crime. His remark upon arriving that Li ...
Latest EPL News & Transfer Update: - Manchester United target Asmir Begovic claims he expects to be sold by Stoke to a "top club" in the summer. - Fabricio Coloccini has admitted that he came within hours of "walking out" on Newcastle. - Pepe Reina has dismissed talk that he wants to leave Anfield, claiming that he wants to see out the remaining three years of his Liverpool contract. - Former Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink - now at Anzhi Makhachkala - is ready to end Florent Malouda's Stamford Bridge exile. - Showing a bewildering lack of curiosity about life elsewhere than the Camp Nou, little Lionel Messi will formally sign his new Barcelona contract this week. - Manchester City and Chelsea target Falcao has been told he is free to leave Atletico Madrid this summer, news which will spark a scramble for his services among Europe's top clubs. - Long-term Liverpool target Seydou Keita has revealed he is enjoying life after his summer move to China and will not be following Didier Drogba back to Europe. - talkSP ...
The colours will be violently blue on Sunday when Ivory Coast take on Nigeria in the quarterfinals of the Afcon, where the pair Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou will juxtapose Mikel Obi and Victor Moses in a *** that will likely disunite millions of fans who physically or virtually gather at Stamford Bridge every other weekend. Who will you support as a Chelsea fan?
Didier Drogba Chelsea to Shanghai Shenhua Didier Drogba left Chelsea last summer as, perhaps, the greatest Stamford Bridge legend of them all having scored the decisive penalty that secured the European Cup for the West London club. The veteran striker opted to run down his contract with Chelsea - and departed in the perfect circumstances - and was courted by a number of Europe's elite when he became a free agent. Despite the offers to stay in Europe, Drogba opted for one final payday and signed for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua - joining up with Former Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka. But things have not exactly panned out as Drogba would have hoped, and reports of financial meltdown and unpaid wages have led to speculation the Ivorian could make a swift exit from China.
Good morning football fans , here's the transfer news of the day : - Didier Drogba is keen on a January move to Serie A, according to one of the agents involved in the potential transfer of the Former Chelsea striker. - Chelsea have completed the signing of striker Demba Ba from Newcastle United. - Chelsea outcast Florent Malouda will be offered a Stamford Bridge escape route by French strugglers Evian TG. - Chelsea are ready to renew their interest in Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to AS. - Sevilla have turned down a €16million (£13m) offer for striker Alvaro Negredo from an unnamed club, who are believed to be Chelsea. - And Fabio Coentrao, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea, could be offloaded by Real Madrid this month, according to the same publication. - Aston Villa are following Lazio youngster Luis Pedro Cavanda 'with interest', according to the player's representative. - Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has refused to rule out a move for Manchester City defender Joleon L ...
TRANSFER GOSSIP Newcastle striker DembaBa, 27, is set to complete a £7.5m move to Chelsea - the first of three new signings at Stamford Bridge. Full story: Daily Mirror The Magpies will pay Ba a £2m "loyalty" fee if he joins Chelsea in January. Full story: Daily Mail Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole, 31, could be set for a January move to Queens Park Rangers as both clubs are set for talks. Full story: Sky Sports But Liverpool have dismissed suggestions that they have bid £9.5m for Inter Milan's attacking midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 28. Full story: the Sun Manchester United could sign former player Cristiano Ronaldo, 27, for as little as £60m from Real Madrid, with Old Trafford keeper David de Gea, 22, and winger Nani, 26, both part of the deal. Full story: the Sun Former Italy manager Marcello Lippi has urged AC Milan to sign Shanghai Shenhua and ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 34. Full story: Daily Mirror QPR will give manager Harry Redknapp £20m to sign Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila, 22, Marseille ...
chelsea 8-0 wigan Chelsea went into the final day of the 2009/10 Premier League season knowing a victory would secure their first league title win since 2006. Premiership rivals Manchester Utd emphatically beat Stoke 4-0 on the last day, but this couldn't be matched by the Blues 8-0 demolition of Wigan at Stamford Bridge. Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba both found the net twice, while Ashley Cole, Salomon Kalou and Frank Lampard also found the net. In addition to earning a shiny trophy, Carlo Ancelotti's men became the first team in English history to score seven or more goals on four occasions in a league season. They also became the first Premier League side to score a hundred or more goals in a season after putting away a club-record 103 goals in the campaign. Wigan finished the season with the league's worst goals difference (minus-42). This was the second time in 2009/10 that they had been beaten by an eight-goal deficit in London.
Lukaku wants to return to Chelsea – but not quite yet Romelu Lukaku wants to win the fame that Didier Drogba enjoyed as a Chelsea striker and has his sights on a return to Stamford Bridge – but only when he can play every game. The 19-year-old Belgian, who is midway through a season-long loan at West Bromwich Albion, scored his sixth top-flight goal to give them a 2-1 win over Norwich on Saturday on the day it was confirmed that Daniel Sturridge is to join Liverpool. Chelsea will only have Fernando Torres as a recognised centre forward, leaving Albion wondering whether interim manager Rafael Benitez will invoke the January release clause in Lukaku's loan. Chelsea spent £18 million when they acquired him from Anderlecht in August 2011. But Lukaku, who was given only one Premier League start for Chelsea, says he would rather stay where he is than go back to sitting on the bench. He has not nailed down a place at The Hawthorns but has started five and been involved in all bar one of Albion's 18 matches ...
Chelsea have been told they should have never let Didier Drogba leave Stamford Bridge! Read more: [from GMF]
Juventus are keen to sign Didier Drogba in the January transfer window and have him playing in Serie A when the African Cup of Nations is finished. Drogba is currently of the books of Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua, but it doesn’t seem as though his move to Asia has gone all that smoothly. The Chinese top flight is currently in its closed-season and the Ivorian is training with English Premier League side and former employers Chelsea, but is not likely to return to Stamford Bridge. Although Roman Abramovich would be keen to sign the man that won him in the Champions League, it is thought Drogba is happy to be remembered as a legend at the club and doesn’t want to do anything to damage that status. So, Juve are looking to bring in some fire-power in the window this season and Drogba is still a very good forward that can cause a lot of trouble for defences. He might see this as another challenge in his superb career, and could be ready to help the Italian champions reach the latter stages of the Europ ...
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 ...
Roberto Di Mateo came back to Stamford Bridge with Didier Drogba. :'(
Chelsea have been through quite a lot in that 200 days. Take a look at the squad list for that final in Munich and cross out the likes of Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou, Jose Bosingwa, Michael Essien and even manager Roberto Di Matteo. You can cross out any hopes they have of defending the title in a few hours' time as well - unless they beat Nordsjaelland at Stamford Bridge, and Shakhtar Donetsk beat Juventus in Ukraine.
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Roberto Di Mateo and Didier Drogba. I wanna bring them back to Stamford Bridge.
Whatever the identity of the man patrolling the technical area on matchday, a cabal of senior players, strong characters all, have wielded enormous power. This proved most advantageous in the final remarkable two months of last season, when Didier Drogba rekindled his Chelsea fire, dragged others up with him and inspired one of the most glorious denouements to any club career. But it has been counter-productive on other occasions, most pertinently when a playing clan so antagonised by Andre Villas-Boas’ stand-offishness effectively downed tools to remove him from the Stamford Bridge landscape. Roberto Di Matteo was fired and replaced by Rafael Benitez in the wake of Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat to Juventus. ALL CHANGE AT CHELSEA ALL THE TOP CONTENT •Chelsea fans do not deserve misunderstood Benitez •Benitez appointment leaves Chelsea fans furious with out-of-touch club •Soulless but successful: Abramovich deserves recognition not rebuke •Di Matteo Timeline: From assistant to the sack via Champions Lea ...
Just seen Didier Drogba walking down the Stamford Bridge tunnel. He's rocking a big pair of Elvis Costello-style black spectacles
Florent Malouda Fan Page wrote: Breaking news | Didier Drogba reveals reasons for Stamford Bridge exit. Plus Pep Guardiola, Robin Van Persie, Jack Wilshere, Brad Friedel and more! Watch the video here: [from GMF]
Moses is Chelsea’s new headmaster after scoring his third headed goal The Nigerian international helped his team win a tough Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk By Babajide Alaka Nov 8, 2012 9:34:00 AM Victor Moses vs Shakhtar Donetsk Victor Moses, Nigeria international, is quickly making a name for himself at Stamford Bridge after scoring all his first three goals for Chelsea through headers and this is after comparisons have been made with Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, who was a fantastic header of the ball before he left for China. “The three goals that I have scored so far have been great,” Moses told SkySports in the post-game interview. He scored against Wolves in the Capital One Cup which Chelsea won 6-0, scored last weekend against Swansea, which they drew 1-1, with Moses off the pitch and then on Wednesday to head in a last gasp winner in the 94 th minute against Shakhtar Donetsk. He also revealed that they targeted the goalkeeper because they noticed that he was bad in kicking o ...
CHELSEA'S GREATEST PLAYER REVEALED A very special 100th issue of the official Chelsea magazine hit the shelves today, revealing who came top of the fans' poll to decide the 100 greatest Blues players of all time. More than 20,000 supporters had their say via a combination of an online vote, emails and postal entries to decide the No1 Stamford Bridge hero. And the winner was, with 6,902 votes... Didier Drogba. To celebrate, Drogba gives an exclusive interview in the magazine about receiving the honour and his best moments with Chelsea, including his glorious farewell in Munich last season when he scored the equaliser and the decisive penalty in the Champions League Final.
Chelsea captain John Terry has called on Roman Abramovich to ensure interim boss Roberto Di Matteo and FA Cup Final hero Didier Drogba remain at Stamford Bridge
when will England controversy go off englan football? read on, a little down memory lane: Sunday’s fixture between Chelsea and Manchester United was hardly ever likely to be a low key affair, but few could have predicted the carnage that unfolded on a fresh Sunday afternoon at Stamford Bridge. When Manchester United taking a two goal lead against an unbeaten Chelsea barely makes the news, and not a soul mentions that Ashley Cole and Rio Ferdinand actually shook hands, then you know something big has to have happened. Sending offs, diving, injured stewards, abusive referees, offside goals and a first win in West London for United in ten years; the battle of the bridge will live long in the memory. But what other games have caused so much debate and controversy, and divided opinion that they will be talked about long after the season ends? Chelsea v Barcelona, Champions League, 2009 Chelsea were once more in the middle of the action as they attempted to beat Barcelona and secure their place in the final o ...
Reply: Man Utd had to win us with an off-side goal! You have a short memory don't you?! It seems you have forgot Drogba's MASSIVE off-side goal at Old Trafford, a few years ago. That game was much CRUICAL than last nights. The EPL title was decided by that ill-decision as Chelsea won the game 2-1 and clinched the title in later weeks. While at (Stamford Bridge) United have suffered some terrible decisions in recent times, (to recall a few) i still remember Michael Carricks 'ball to hand' penalty verdict as Chelsea won the game. I also recall John Terry headed a late winner from a free kick at Stamford bridge, the build-up to the goal was aided by a clear push to the ground challenge (I think it was on (Darren Fletcher) inside the box by (Didier Drogba) who was in a off-side position when the ball crossed the line, that challenge and the off-side incident went un-noticed by the officials - but I believe you won't remember any off these incidents, because either you were not a Chelsea fan those days or you' ...
I are a Chelsea fans. I is very sorry 4 all chelsea fan dis evening. We r lost. Bt all hopes are nt loose. We r d defender champions. We cant get-out on group leg. It can only Man u can get-out in group leg. Arsenal & Man City is begining to play 2moro. I wanted all d England teams to won & qualifier @ group leg. I wanted Balletoli 2 scores a heart-tricks, & ask dem "Y ALWAYZ HIM" Champion leagues r return back-to-back in Stamford Ubani ...sorry Stamford Bridge. Didier Drogba will recollect his no 11 shirt back frm Oscar whn us is play final on Wembley. Up Chelsea! For lives!!
Fernando Torres says he fell out of love with football as he struggled to get into the Chelsea first team last season. Torres, 28, has started this campaign in good form after being handed the responsibility of being Chelsea's first choice marksman following the summer exit of Didier Drogba. But only a few months ago, the Spain international was struggling to maintain his appetite for the game as his £50 million move to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool turned sour.Speaking to El Pais, Torres revealed his despair as he was left on the sidelines for both club and country, and praised Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo for helping him rediscover his passion for the game."Halfway through last season, I distanced myself from the values I had grown up with," he said. "In the past, I had team-mates who didn't care if the team won or lost because they were not playing."I never wanted to be like that - but one day I discovered that I was like them, that it didn't matter if Chelsea won or lost. I wasn't part of the group. ...
Didier Drogba is a super star,a skipper,a gud attacker.We miss him at Stamford Bridge,We luv him.
2005/06 Chelsea have become the first London club to win back-to-back championships since the 1930s after a game that could not have gone any better had it been scripted. From William Gallas' early opener, to Joe Cole 's magical second to Riccy Carvalho's fantasy third, this was truly a blue day. When it came to the crunch, Mourinho reverted to his tried and trusted 4-3-3 team selection. That meant recalls for Joe Cole and Arjen Robben to play alongside Didier Drogba in attack while in defence, William Gallas and Paulo Ferreira resumed as the full-back pair with a return to the centre for Ricardo Carvalho . In the opposition ranks there was just one change from Man United's last game. Fit again Louis Saha was back as Wayne Rooney's strike partner, confirming Ruud vanNistelrooy's new status as second choice. Stamford Bridge , already a bubbling cauldron at kick-off reached boiling point after only four minutes. Chelsea won a corner. Lampard, whose tackle on Ronaldo in the centre-circle had originally won p ...
In truth, Chelsea changed their style from the moment Didier Drogba departed Stamford Bridge, from the moment ...
Chelsea to beat Arsenal without Drogba says Mikel Nigeria midfielder Mikel Obi has declared that Chelsea could still beat Arsenal without the dreaded Didier Drogba in Saturday's high-profile English Premier League clash. Mikel told MTNFootball.com that Chelsea have some exciting players who could score goals in the absence of Drogba, who the Nigeria star described as a Stamford Bridge legend. "I have heard that there is relief in Arsenal that Drogba won't play this game, but Chelsea is not all about Drogba. With due respect to him, he was a legend and I miss him, but there are a lot of exciting and good players in the attack who have been getting the goals for us now,” said Mikel. “We can beat Arsenal without Drogba and that is what we are going for at the Emirates on Saturday. “Arsenal are in good shape now no doubt, same goes for us, we have not lost in the league this season, and we hope to keep it that way." Chelsea are top of the EPL after five rounds of matches with 13 points, four points ahea ...
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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho feels the departure of Didier Drogba will become a growing factor on Chelsea 's season. Drogba left Stamford Bridge in thesummer after a glittering eight-year stay for Shanghai Shenhua. Mourinho told Sky Sports News : "I believe Drogba is the big difference for them. I don’t think you can replace him. You can buy top players and invest like Chelsea did, but there is only one Drogba, in the Premiership and Chelsea 's history. "Drogba means crucial moments. The final, a top match, Drogba is there. When the team is losing at home, Drogba is there. Chelsea willmiss Drogba and Drogba will mean a few less points. But the team is good, with good players and they are European champions." source: tribalfootball.com
I sent in my opinion on best goal at Stamford Bridge and I said Didier Drogba's volley against Liverpool, they actually showed it!
Wants Drogba ! ARSENAL want to prise Didier Drogba away from Shanghai Shenhua. The Gunners are desperate to find a proven scorer to replace Robin Van Persie. And they have made enquiries with the Chinese club to see if there is a way of bringing the striker, 34, back to London. The Gunners are aware of internal upheaval at Shanghai where Drogba and ex-Chelsea team-mate Nicolas Anelka have been caught up in a boardroom power struggle. Drogba — believed to be on £200,000 a week — had been linked with a shock switch to Liverpool.Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, who took the hitman to Stamford Bridge in 2004, also kept an eye on the Ivorian during the summer transfer window. Meanwhile, sources close to Juventus have confirmed their increased interest in Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, 23. But the Italian giants are only willing to pay £10million. An insider said: “Juve have been interested in Walcott for some time but we are coming to the decisive moment.”.,.IRE O.
Didier Drogba will be signing 2012/13 next Thursday, May 10 at the Stamford Bridge Megastore. ...
Chelsea TV go behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge and Cobham.
Malouda: I’m training with the kids CHELSEA outcast Florent Malouda has been banished to train with the club’s youth team. Malouda, 32, was expected to follow Didier Drogba, Jose Bosingwa and Salomon Kalou out of the Stamford Bridge exit door this summer. But a move failed to materialise and the Frenchman admits his time with Roberto Di Matteo’s first-team squad has come to an end. To emphasise ...
Fernando Torres is enjoying the extra responsibility after Didier Drogba's departure from Stamford Bridge
Didier Drogba shared the following link and had this to say about it: Robin Van Persie, Javier Hernandez, Fernando Torres, Joe Allen, Louis Saha and more. Watch the video here: striker Fernando Torres did question whether it was right to move to Stamford Bridge
Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge hopes the departure of Didier Drogba will open more chances for him to impess at Stamford Bridge.
The representative of Wigan forward Victor Moses insists no deal has been agreed with Chelsea to sign the player. Moses has been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge throughout the current transfer window, and Wigan claim to have turned down a number of offers. Wigan reportedly value Moses at n...
Barca dreams give Chelsea identity crisis 2 hours ago LONDON (AFP) - When Roberto Di Matteo screamed “We won it” at Roman Abramovich as Chelsea started their Champions League celebrations, the Blues manager can’t have realised he was signalling the end of an era at Stamford Bridge. Just over three months after Chelsea’s rollercoaster season reached a memorable peak with the miracle in Munich, much has already changed at the West London club. Talismanic striker Didier Drogba, the club’s Champions League final hero, is now playing in China, while long-serving stars like Jose Bosingwa and Salomon Kalou have been shown to the exit. In their place have arrived exciting young talents Eden Hazard, Oscar and Marko Marin, who are expected to transform Chelsea from the battle-hardened group who excelled at grinding opponents into submission into the Premier League’s version of Barcelona. It is a remarkable transformation for a team crowned European champions and FA Cup winners so recently. But crucially ...
New Chelsea signing Oscar will get Didier Drogba's No.11 at Stamford Bridge-can he become as great as the Ivorian?
Chelsea has confirmed that new signing Oscar will wear the No.11 shirt for the 2012-13 season following Didier Drogba's move to Shanghai Shenhua. The Brazil international, who is on Olympics duty with his country at London 2012, will take over from the Ivorian whose exploits as the club's former No.11 saw him become a legend at Stamford Bridge before leaving, after having clinched the Champions League, in the summer. Oscar joined Roberto Di Matteo's side from Internacional last month for a fee believed to be in the region of 25 million pounds and will battle with likes of fellow new signing Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Florent Malouda and Daniel Sturridge for a place in the Blues' starting XI. The 20-year-old follows in the footsteps of the likes of Damien Duff and Boudewijn Zenden, who both wore the No.11 shirt prior to Drogba taking over in 2006. Dennis Wise is another club legend to have had the No.11 on his back, having taken the shirt back in 1993 when squad numbers were first introduced in English footba ...
defender Ashley Cole is seeking a final big contract that would push his earnings close to the £200,000-a-week mark, ESPN can reveal. Cole, 31, wants to stay at Stamford Bridge, but there are now genuine fears that the club will allow his contract to run down as they did with Didier Drogba and Michael [...]‘Cashley’ Cole? Chelsea defender ...
Fernando Torres has set his sights on emulating Chelsea legend Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge.
New Chelsea signing Oscar will take over Didier Drogba's number 11 shirt at Stamford Bridge.
Didier Drogba [Poll] Almost half of Chelsea fans believe Theo Walcott will be playing for Chelsea next season - is the Arsenal man heading to Stamford Bridge? Read more:
Chelsea's Champions League triumph was the icing on the cake for a core of older players that have enjoyed sustained success since Jose Mourinho arrived at the club in 2004, but with Didier Drogba, Jose Bosingwa and Salomon Kalou departed from Stamford Bridge and Frank Lampard 34 years old, the Blue...
Lineage of the number 11 at Stamford Bridge: Damien Duff -- Didier Drogba -- Oscar?
The London Borough Of Kensington & Chelsea Health & Safety Comitee have rejected Chelsea's application to have an 18 foot statue of Didier Drogba outside Stamford Bridge - they are worried it might fall over
Its amazing,execly 8 years ago on ths day 19/7/2004 Chelsea agreed a £24m deal and brought Didier Drogba to Stamford Bridge,wat a legend he is!
And the Oscar goes to... Chelsea! Which is a shame when Didier Drogba left Stamford Bridge a few weeks ago, all his hard work unrecognised.
Didier Drogba is set to return after injury for Chelsea's League Cup third-round tie against West London rivals Fulham at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
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