Stamford Bridge & Roberto Di Matteo

Stamford Bridge is a football stadium located in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, London. 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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Hazard: Aiming high The Blues head into our penultimate match of the Champions League group campaign in Schalke tonight knowing a victory would see us progress to the knockout stage in top spot, and Eden Hazard is targetting three points from the Veltins-Arena for the second consecutive season. Jose Mourinho’s side have taken four points from the two games on our travels in this season’s competition to date, with a 1-0 win at Sporting Lisbon preceding the 1-1 draw in Maribor last time out. We were drawn alongside Schalke, who are now managed by Former Chelsea player and manager Roberto Di Matteo, at the same stage of last season’s competition, running out 3-0 winners in both matches, with Hazard scoring in the away fixture. ‘I remember we played very well,’ the winger recalls. ‘I scored my first goal in the Champions League, which came on the counter attack. ‘Fernando Torres scored two and it was a very strong performance from the whole team. The atmosphere in German stadiums is always very ...
A big reunion is usually a chance to reminisce, yet Roberto Di Matteo will find familiar faces in short supply when he takes on Chelsea as a manager for the first time since he left Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho not impressed by Roberto Di Matteo's Chelsea success Jose Mourinho insists he is not motivated by the thought of matching Roberto Di Matteo's achievement of winning the Champions League with Chelsea. Instead the Portuguese wants to set about building his next great team at Stamford Bridge, one that is capable of challenging for the trophy which has so far eluded him during his time in West London. Having delivered European Cups whilst in charge at Porto and Inter Milan, Mourinho so far has not been able to repeat the feat with Chelsea - whose one and only success in the competition came under Di Matteo's stewardship in 2012. But this season has started promisingly for the Blues, who are unbeaten in all competitions and sit clear at the top of the Premier League. Progression into the knockout stages of the Champions League can be attained with a victory over Di Matteo's Schalke side in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday evening but Mourinho is not thinking about having to equal the Italian's triumphs d ...
Schalke have appointed Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo as their new head coach after parting company with Jens Keller. Di Matteo has been out of a job since being sacked by Chelsea in 2012, despite guiding the club to their first ever Champions League crown that year. The Italian takes over from Keller after Schalke revealed they would be holding a crisis meeting on Tuesday surrounding the future of the under-fire manager. Di Matteo is set to meet his former club Chelsea on November 25, when they visit the Veltins Arena for their fifth Champions League match in Group G. The first meeting between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Keller's job had appeared to look safe last month after Schalke took seven points from three Bundesliga games, including a 2-1 home derby win against Borussia Dortmund. However, following the 2-1 defeat to Hoffenheim at the weekend, which followed a 1-1 draw with Maribor in the Champions League last week, the German club opted to make the change. "We d ...
Norwich City FC parked 11 buses and trailers at Stamford Bridge and got the result they wanted. Now do you know what that means for José Mourinho and Chelsea Football Club? It means a season without a trophy. The EPL, Carling Cup, The Fa Cup and The Uefa Champions League are all gone. Chelsea are a team of brilliant stars, but it is Mourinho's tactics and anti-football strategies that have failed to deliver for Chelsea. Shame on Mourinho, Roberto Di Matteo is a Trillion X better than him.
Romelu Lukaku could be set to stay with Everton and consequently leave Chelsea hinted Roberto Martinez The big striker has made even bigger impressions over the last two seasons in loan deals; last year West Brom Albion benefited from his services while The Toffees have been thankful for the Belgian this time around. His loan at Goodison Park runs out at the end of the season and the 20-year-old is due to return to parent club Chelsea However, Roberto Martinez claims that Lukaku could be tempted to stay on Merseyside: “He’s a grounded and intelligent young man, who is not going to be swayed by the materialistic aspect of the game. What can we offer him? Just enjoying his football As a player, happiness is something that is very important. When you can offer football happiness it’s an incredible opportunity. Lukaku came to Stamford Bridge as an 18-year-old following a big money move from Anderlecht in 2011 but has failed to establish himself which has led to talk of an exit. The 27-cap international ...
Had a little bit of time and decided to look up the lineup that started the first time I saw Chelsea play live at Stamford Bridge. They beat Coventry City 2-1. Leboeuf scored in the 45th at end of the half and Di Matteo netted the winner in the 90th. January 16, 1999. Ed de Goey - Celestine Babayaro, Albert Ferrer, Bernard Lambourde, Graeme Le Saux, Frank Leboeuf, Dan Petrescu - Roberto Di Matteo, Dennis Wise - Gianluca Vialli, Gianfranco Zola
Last night win at Stamford Bridge, it reminds me of Roberto Di Matteo. We should never forget him. He brought us UCL Trpohy
Mourinho out to build Chelsea dynasty December 22, 2013 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that he wants to build a dynasty and see his current side dominate the English game for the next decade, while there is no-one better to lead them than him. Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge this summer having led the Blues to their first championship in 50 years in 2005 and defended the title a year later, while he also won the Fa Cup and two League Cups during his time in London. - Worrall: Blues to master Gunners Having taken charge from June 2004 to September 2007, when he left for Real Madrid, the team he built formed the bulk of the side which won the long-coveted Champions League in 2012 under Roberto Di Matteo. Now back at the helm, Mourinho is keen to stay put and end the chaotic managerial history under owner Roman Abramovich by bringing more success. "In football nobody is untouchable, but I will not be looking over my shoulder, because I know for which reason I came, I know what kind of job I was aske ...
I think Roberto Di Matteo will do a good job at Tottenham if given the opportunity...His CV at Stamford Bridge is a testimony
Mourinho to sign up world class star to big Chelsea deal. Club Captain John Terry is playing his way towards a new contract at Chelsea. The central defender – an iconic figure to the Stamford Bridge fans – has impressed manager Jose Mourinho this season and the indications are Terry will be offered a new one-year deal before the end of the current campaign. Terry was 33 earlier this month and Chelsea have now adopted a policy of 12-month contract offers to those in the 30-plus age group. That was the case with Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole. But, while the talks with those England internationals were drawn out and generated talk of them leaving, the managerial circumstances have changed. The last two bosses at Chelsea were Roberto Di Matteo – who was sacked months after winning the Champions League – and Rafa Benitez, who was always in charge on a temporary basis. (Daily Mirror) The man deserves a new deal, as he has been solid once again this year. - [via MIUSOCCER]
Sunday Paper Review SUNDAY MIRROR Arsenal are planning a £22m January deal for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, because they think the Spanish side may pip them to Liverpool's Luis Suarez. Liverpool are monitoring Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez as a potential replacement for Suarez and Arsenal are also tracking the England new boy. Stoke manager Mark Hughes is planning to make a move for Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott when the transfer window opens. Jose Mourinho was the 'Lucky One' after avoiding his first Premier League defeat as Chelsea boss at Stamford Bridge. Kevin Pietersen has made an emergency dash to Melbourne for a jab to save his Ashes tour. MAIL ON SUNDAY Martin Jol is on the brink of becoming the third Premier League managerial casualty of the season after Fulham's 4-0 thrashing at Fulham. Jol is set for crisis talks with owner Shahid Khan and Roberto Di Matteo and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are potential replacements. THE SUN ON SUNDAY David Beckham is set to be knighted in the New ...
Preview: Chelsea v West Brom, Premier League | Stamford Bridge | Sat 9 Nov | 3pm Billed as Friends reunited as Mourinho looks to kill off Chelsea’s seasonal curse. The lowdown November has been the month of nightmares for Chelsea in recent years – just ask Big Phil, Carlo Ancelotti, AVB and Roberto Di Matteo, who all found themselves with one foot out the door at Stamford Bridge following an unwanted autumn wobble. CHELSEA FORM Chelsea 3-0 Schalke (CL) Newcastle 2-0 Chelsea (Prem) Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea (LC) Chelsea 2-1 Man City (Prem) Schalke 0-3 Chelsea (CL) West Brom FORM WBA 2-0 Palace (Prem) Liverpool 4-1 WBA (Prem) Stoke 0-0 WBA (Prem) WBA 1-1 Arsenal (Prem) Man Utd 1-2 WBA (Prem) True to form, Jose Mourinho’s men kicked off the 11th month in sluggish fashion against Newcastle last Saturday, losing 2-0 at St James’ Park to bring a fine run of form (eight wins and a draw in nine games) to an alarming halt. “I don’t believe in curses,” said Mourinho after the game. “I have no idea why it ...
oscar's profile Name: Emboaba Oscar Nationality: Brazilian Date of Birth: 09/09/1991 Height: 180 cm Weight: 66.0 kg Previous Clubs: Sao Paulo Position: Midfielder CHELSEA Oscar, full name Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior, who will be 21 in September, signed on 25 July 2012. A 5ft 10in (1.79m) attacking midfielder who can also play wide, he has a reputation for good pass-and-move football, protecting the ball and choosing the right moment to play passes. He made his debut on the opening day of the 2012/13 Premier League season, coming on as a second-half substitute despite having trained just twice with his team-mates, and displayed a previously lesser known turn of pace to add to his sharp passing game. Oscar made his first start for the club in the Champions League draw against Juventus at Stamford Bridge, announcing his arrival in style with two strikes in the space of a couple of minutes, the second of which will live long in the memory, and since then has become a regular starter for Roberto Di Matteo' ...
Last year, Mikel Obi joined the elite group of Nigerians to win the coveted Uefa Champions League as Chelsea, under manager Roberto Di Matteo, defeated Bayern Munich 4-3 in Germany, becoming only the fourth English team to win the title. Before Mikel's success, Nwankwo Kanu and Finidi George were the only Nigerians to win the competition with Ajax in 1995. This season, Mikel tops a list of six Nigerians in the race for the title as they all look to enrich their profiles in world football. Mikel and his club, Chelsea, started their campaign on a poor note on Wednesday, unexpectedly losing 2-1 to visiting Basel at Stamford Bridge. Mikel did not start the game but was introduced in the 76th minute, replacing Marco van Ginkel as manager, Jose Mourinho, sought to change the game without success. Chelsea's next game is against Steaua Bucuresti on October 1. Celtic are not favourites to win this year's Champions League and it was no surprise when they lost 2-0 to AC Milan in Italy on Wednesday. Efe Ambrose, howe ...
The Highs and lows of Abramovich’s Chelsea reign On the 10th anniversary of Roman Abramovich’s purchase of Chelsea, we take a look the the Russian’s highs and lows in English football. HIGHS: MUNICH MAGIC The quest for the Champions League title was the Holy Grail for Roman Abramovich and at the end of his ninth season at Chelsea, with a temporary manager in Roberto Di Matteo and captain John Terry suspended, the Blues triumphed out of adversity by beating Barcelona and then Bayern Munich on their home turf to lift the trophy. CHAMPIONSHIP GLORY In Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge, Chelsea won their first league title in 50 years. The trophy was sealed with a 2-0 victory at Bolton, with both goals scored by Frank Lampard, a player who has arguably done more than any other at Stamford Bridge in the decade of Abramovich’s ownership. MOURINHO ARRIVAL Abramovich inherited Claudio Ranieri as boss but soon got his own man when Mourinho arrived at Stamford Bridge, declaring himself to be the ‘S ...
Fans elated at Mou return London - Chelsea's rejoicing fans could be forgiven for breaking into a chorus of 'He's com-ing home, he's com-ing home, he's com-ing, Jose's com-ing home' after Jose Mourinho's return to the club was rubber stamped. The cat was finally let out of the bag on soccer's worst-kept secret when the 2012 European Champions ended months of media speculation to announce on Monday that their former coach was coming back for a second stint in charge. The Chelsea faithful were in mourning when Mourinho left the London Club under a cloud in 2007 and have been pining for his return ever since. Coaches at Stamford Bridge have come and gone at a dizzying rate in the last six years - the most recent being Rafael Benitez. He did a good job in an interim capacity last season after the sacking of Champions League-winning coach Roberto Di Matteo but the Spaniard was never going to be accepted by the fans after making some barbed comments about the club during his time at Liverpool. Chelsea supporter ...
helsea have placed on record their thanks to Rafa Benitez after officially releasing him from his contract to become Napoli coach. The Spaniard’s exit from Stamford Bridge had been expected ...
Daniel Sturridge is set to make his first England start on Wednesday night - and prove he is ready to spearhead the Three Lions' World Cup campaign. Five months after leaving Chelsea and being labelled a Stamford Bridge reject, the 23-year-old striker will be rewarded for his outstanding impact at Liverpool by starting against Ireland at Wembley. Sturridge was frozen out in his final nine months at Chelsea, starting just two matches this season under Roberto Di Matteo and not featuring at all for the Italian's replacement Rafa Benitez before his £15million move to the Anfield giants. But he made a blistering start to life at Anfield, contributing 12 goals in 16 appearances - including 10 in 14 Premier League outings. Sturridge had been played on the right - a position that caused friction when deployed in that role by Chelsea - but filled the void left by Luis Suarez when the Uruguayan frontman began his 10-game biting ban. The striker scored twice at Newcastle in the first game of Suarez's suspension, b ...
Rafael Benitez happy with reaction of Chelsea supporters- Chelsea FoR eVer Rafael Benitez believes he has won over a significant section of Chelsea's fans as he prepares to leave the club. The former Liverpool manager was an unpopular appointment when he replaced Roberto Di Matteo in November. But the Blues won the Europa League and Sunday's 2-1 win over Everton confirmed third place in the Premier League and Champions League qualification. Benitez at Chelsea Played: 48 Won: 28 Drawn: 10 Lost: 10. "I received a lot of messages," said Benitez, who did not join the players for their lap of honour. "I was quite happy with the response of a lot of the fans. You can't change the opinion of everyone but a lot of people realise what we've tried to do. "You prefer people supporting the team and you, but if it's not the case you just try to do your job as well as you can." The Spaniard has declared himself satisfied with his achievements at Stamford Bridge in a campaign that stretched to 69 games. He added: "Winni ...
Here's a review of the 2012/13 season! :D Part 1- Mixed Fortunes in Europe & Japan He did a terrific job as interim manager, but if anything, Roberto Di Matteo only made his task harder as permanent manager by winning the Champions League. After their incredible triumph in last season's Champions League, it would've been difficult for the Italian to emulate his success. The only way to do that would be winning several of the eight competitions Chelsea were due to enter. Unfortunately, things didn't go quite as planned. The Blues were drawn into a tough group in the Champions League, with Serie A champions Juventus and Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk providing quite a test for the reigning champions, while minnows Nordsjaelland from Denmark were making their debut. After leading Juventus 2-0 at Stamford Bridge thanks to a stunning double from Oscar, qualification seemed well within their grasp from the opening game. However, two late goals from Arturo Vidal and Fabio Quagliarella ensured the Antonio Cont ...
Gianfranco Zola predicts more Chelsea success under Mourinho Gianfranco Zola hoping Jose Mourinho wins trophies once again at Chelsea Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola believes Jose Mourinho has all the credentials to take charge and succeed once again at Stamford Bridge. The Real Madrid chief is set to leave the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season, and is red-hot favourite to take take the helm in West London once again. ‘The Special One’ has already enjoyed a fruitful spell with the Blues, winning two Premier League titles, two League Cups and one Fa Cup during his three-year reign. He was however, unable to win the Champions League for owner Roman Abramovich. Whilst Roberto Di Matteo did achieve that feat, he was axed the following year, and Rafa Benitez’s interim reign is now over at Chelsea. A vacancy has now been left to fill following the manager movement, and Zola is hoping Mourinho delivers the goods once again if he does get the nod as expected.. “Mourinho is certainly a man with gre ...
There is familiarity between this season's Chelsea and Manchester United sides as they prepare to meet for the fifth team, and Rafael Benitez sees an advantage in that given the balance of the most recent contests. In the league match at Stamford Bridge back in October Chelsea were narrowly defeated, followed closely by a Capital One Cup encounter in which we came out on top. Those games were with Roberto Di Matteo in charge so it is the Fa Cup quarter-final tie, eventually decided by Demba Ba 's replay winner after Chelsea had come back from 2-0 down to draw at Old Trafford, that Benitez discussed ahead of our league return to Manchester. On Friday he highlighted the team's current confidence as a major asset and he hopes that plays a part today. 'We did really well and the reaction of the team [in the second half at Old Trafford] was very good, and our game at Stamford Bridge was fantastic so I think the team has confidence that we can beat them,' said Benitez. 'Man United deserved to win the league *** ...
Fans were behind us and left happy, says Cech after muted Benitez backlash Petr Cech is so focused on his job as a goalkeeper that the atmosphere is something of an irrelevance, but he was pleased the Chelsea support left Stamford Bridge content following the 1-0 defeat of West Brom yesterday. Much of the focus was on Rafael Benitez after the Spaniard had hit out at his title of 'interim manager' and criticised the fans for using their energies to insult him, rather than support the team, in mid-week. Perhaps the Blues faithful heeded the message of former Liverpool boss Benitez because - although there were messages for him on banners, chants for his predecessors Roberto Di Matteo and Jose Mourinho and vitriol hurled in the Spaniard's direction - there was plenty of encouragement for the players too. 'I'm so focused on the game that I hardly understand what the people sing or shout or what they do,' Cech told Chelsea TV. 'The main point is the people were here, the stadium was full, they were behind us, ...
Rafa Benitez claims he has been congratulated by Chelsea’s players for his rant against the club’s fans... Benitez, whose side host West Brom today, is set to receive a hostile reception from the Stamford Bridge faithful after insisting in midweek they were not helping the team. But when asked if any players had thanked him for his outburst after the Fa Cup win at Middlesbrough, he said: “A lot of them. A lot of the players have been supporting me, telling me to carry on doing my job. They are my private conversations. “The players were really pleased with the atmosphere against Arsenal and Napoli. “They will enjoy having everyone pushing in the same direction, they will be pleased.” Interim boss Benitez has already revealed he does not want to stay at Chelsea beyond the end of the season — but defeat today could hasten his exit. Benitez was also quizzed whether he was actually enjoying the job he took on last November following the shock axing of Roberto Di Matteo. The Spaniard said: “Yes ...
Benitez timeline.! November 21, 2012: Chelsea appoint Benitez as the replacement for Roberto Di Matteo. November 25, 2012: Benitez's first game in charge ends in a 0-0 draw with Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Rafa's announcement is met with a chorus of boos from the home crowd and Chelsea supporters were quick to express their disgruntled attitude towards the Chelsea boss with a number of 'Rafa out' signs seen in the stands. Benitez was optimistic despite the negative reception, insisting the Blues fans would soon warm to him: "How many people do you need to write a banner? Just one. Then two holding it. If we start winning games, they will come on board and they will see I'll try to do my best.'' December 5: After three winless matches, Chelsea get their first win under Benitez with a 6-1 thrashing of Nordsjaelland in the Champions League. The manager insists it is a sign of things to come for the Blues. December 19: Chelsea's hopes of silverware take another blow after a 1-0 defeat to Corinthians i ...
Football:- West Brom could create another heartbreak for Chelsea manager on saturday; West Bromwich Albion could end the spell of a Chelsea manager for the third time in less than a year if they win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. In the wake of Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez's press conference on Wednesday, where he slammed the club's board and fans, the 52-year-old Spaniard may not even make it to Saturday's game against West Brom. But if Benitez does lead Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, a defeat to West Brom may be the last straw for Roman Abramovich, as it has been for Andre Villas-Boas and Roberto Di Matteo before him. AVB was sacked on March 4 last year in the wake of a 1-0 defeat at The Hawthorns, which came thanks to Gareth McAuley's late goal for West Brom. Di Matteo initially replaced Villas-Boas on an interim basis but after a superb end to the season in which Chelsea were crowned European Champions and won the Fa Cup and he was appointed permanently. That lasted just a matter of months though for ...
Backpass February 28 Part 1 Rafa Benitez snapped last night and launched a blistering attack on Chelsea and their fans. The Spaniard has endured ceaseless abuse since taking over in November and his outburst comes 48 hours after his training-ground quarell with skipper John Terry. Rafa rants at agenda of some Blues fans and his 'interim' boss title after successful cup victory at Boro and now it would not be surprising if he had gone by the time Chelsea host West Brom on Saturday. Ironically, the previous two Chelsea chiefs — Roberto Di Matteo and Andre Villas-Boas — were both axed by ruthless owner Roman Abramovich after losing to the Baggies. Blues fans loathe Benitez for the rivalry they had when he was boss of Liverpool and the fact he replaced terrace hero Di Matteo at Stamford Bridge. Benitez earned an Fa Cup quarter-final clash at Manchester United perhaps after a stroke of duck last night. The Blues were struggling to see off Championship outfit Middlesbrough in their fifth-round tie. But in . ...
[VIDEO] Chelsea have removed all trace of Roberto Di Matteo at Stamford Bridge!...
Football - Premier League Benitez to leave Chelsea at end of season In a bitter outburst at the fans who have barracked him relentlessly and an angry swipe at the club's board for only appointing him 'interim' manager, Rafael Benitez has said he will leave Chelsea at the end of the season. The Spaniard, his cheeks puffed and flushed, hit out in his news conference following Fa Cup holders Chelsea's 2-0 win at second tier Middlesbrough that secured a quarter-final clash with Manchester United. Abused and jeered from the moment he walked out at Stamford Bridge for his first game in charge in November after replacing the popular Roberto Di Matteo, Benitez let his anger spill out in the unlikely settings of Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium. "I have been in charge in football for 26 years, won the Champions League, the Club World Cup, the Fa Cup, the Italian Super Cup, the Spanish league twice - nine trophies - all the trophies you can win at club level," Benitez began. Warming to his task, he added: "A grou ...
FLAVOR UPDATES Rio Ferdinand believes anyone who compares Tottenham's Gareth Bale to Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo or Barcelona magician Lionel Messi 'doesn't know football'. Roberto Di Matteo has been airbrushed out of Chelsea's Champions League history after the club replaced his image on an iconic wall at Stamford Bridge.
After news emerged that Chelsea have replaced a large image behind Stamford Bridge's West Stand of their Champions League-winning team - a photo that featured the winning manager Roberto Di Matteo - with an image of their Champions League-winning team that doesn't feature the Italian, we couldn't he...
DOES CHELSEA HATE RDM?... Chelsea have removed a picture of former boss Roberto Di Matteo posing with the Champions League trophy from Stamford Bridge's iconic West Stand wall. The image, which depicted the Italian and his players in a traditional squad photo complete with silverware, has been replaced with a shot of Blues stars celebrating following their Champions League success last term. Di Matteo led the west London Club to two trophy successes last season after taking over from the sacked Andre Villas-Boas in March. Those wins did not prove sufficient for the 42-year-old to keep his job during a poor run of form earlier this term, however, as he was replaced by current interim coach Rafael Benitez.
“This is why Benitez was unemployed for two years” – Leaked letter from Chelsea chairman Benitez has been interim manager at Stamford Bridge since Roberto Di Matteo was axed in November but Blues fans have staged protests against the Spaniard’s appointment from the start. Supporter Dan Silver, in an email to Buck which has been posted on the SweetFA football forums website, criticised Benitez for his views on Chelsea during his time as Liverpool boss and the job he has done since arriving in West London. New York-born Buck, 66, wrote in his reply: ‘the Board and Roman are as frustrated as you are with some of the recent results.’ Silver wrote: ‘His anti-Chelsea diatribes will not be forgotten, it was always going to be an uphill struggle for him but the inept displays, the inept substitutions and tactics and the inability to change a match when teams come and defend is simply not good enough. ‘His presence at the club is divisive, the true fans are angry and upset, he is hindering our prog ...
~ Chelsea Fans Create Petitions, Benitez Remains An artist profile ~ London-Via an online petition, a number of Chelsea supporters tried to Center Rafael Benitez is not appointed permanent Manager of the Club. Benitez himself admitted so far remains not too *** While Benitez has come to Stamford Bridge in November and then, after being appointed to replace Roberto Di Matteo who dismissed, rejection of fans already facing it. He loosens, the pressure to back Benitez strengthened after the London Club narrowly removed the third caste United Kingdom League clubs, Brentford, until it finally was able to impose the score 2-2 in the fourth round of the Fa Cup last weekend. With respect to the condition, events occurred that Benitez started requesting that his contract as Manager at Chelsea dipermanenkan. That then gets another resistance from a number of Chelsea fans. The supporters who did not want his beloved team was dimanajeri by Benitez has made a petition online. Purpose is to make Chelsea's owner, Roma . ...
An Open Letter to Chelsea Interim Manager Rafa Benitez By Joe Krishnan Dear Rafa, I'm writing to you today just weeks after writing to your brutal boss Roman Abramovich (it still amazes me that he thought you were more than an apt replacement for our legendary Roberto Di Matteo) and I'd like to notify you that I will be praying for the club to decide against extending your contract when the summer comes. I thought I'd bring to your attention the fact that the fans do not like you. The reason I'm doing this is only because you are either a) thick-skinned enough to simply ignore the boos that ring around Stamford Bridge or b) hard of hearing and therefore require a hearing aid. Unlike many other Chelsea fans, I was quite satisfied to see you take the reigns at Stamford Bridge. Of course, I was still smarting from the manner in which Di Matteo departed, but equally, a coach with your credentials could help change around our season (although, if I'm being honest, third in the Premier League doesn't exactly sp ...
Pep opted for Bayern Munich ahead of Chelsea this has dealt a bitter blow to Chelsea fans and the Chelsea owner the Multi-billionair Abramovich in particular having sacked Roberto Di Matteo back in November in an attempt to lure Guardiola to Stamford Bridg
Benitez getting his own back He came. He got booed. He's had enough. Like a fed-up mother withdrawing her son's Playstation controller until he does his maths homework, Rafa Benitez is punishing Chelsea's fans for their recent behaviour. Until they buck their ideas up and show some respect, the team will not be putting in good performances at home. However, they will continue battering teams on the road, just to show everyone at Stamford Bridge what they're missing out on. If the Blues' fans want Eden Hazard playing well at the Bridge, they will be nice to Benitez, maybe sing a song about how he's going to win them lots of trophies and stop wittering on about Roberto Di Matteo. The fans will have a chance to prove they've learnt their lesson against Southampton on Wednesday, but if their behaviour does not improve, Rafa will have no choice but to let Arsenal win in West London next weekend. Shed End. You've been warned. [goal]
The last time I was sent to Stamford Bridge, Roberto Di Matteo presided over a 4-1 demolition of Norwich. Two months is a long time.
TODAY NEWSPAPER Henning Berg has been sacked as Blackburn manager after just 10 matches in charge, according to the Times of India. The Indian newspaper reveals quotes from Balaji Rao, director of Venky's who own Rovers, saying the decision had been made because of their desperation to be promoted to the top flight. Roy Keane is in line for a shock return to Nottingham Forest as manager following the sacking of Sean O'Driscoll on Boxing Day - THE SUN Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo and Roy Keane are the early favourites to take the helm at Forest - DAILY TELEGRAPH Liverpool are lining up a bid for Wigan's 23-year-old forward Franco Di Santo in the January transfer window - Daily Mirror Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has been told to find a new club by the Stamford Bridge hierarchy after 12 years of service - THE SUN Roberto Mancini was livid with referee Kevin Friend in the 1-0 defeat at Sunderland. The Manchester City boss accused the official of eating too much for Christmas, adding "he was not ...
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill believes that the club's supporters would have enjoyed his side's performance against Aston Villa on Sunday. Chelsea recorded an emphatic 8-0 victory over Villa in the club's best performance since Rafael Benitez controversially replaced Roberto Di Matteo as manager. Benitez continues to be booed by large sections of the Stamford Bridge crowd but Cahill has insisted that the club's fans will warm towards the former Liverpool boss if Chelsea can continue their form in front of goal. Cahill told the club's official website: "There won't be one of our fans watching who didn't enjoy our display and hopefully we can continue and I am sure we will win people over with performances like that." "We needed a reaction from losing the final in Japan which was a big blow for us, and it shows the character in the team that we came back with hardly any rest and got the good result at Leeds and then again on Sunday." "We showed what we are capableof and it is just a matter of consistency now ...
I'd hardly say the "support" for Roberto Di Matteo is as prominent as it has been at Stamford Bridge. Lukewarm applause in 16th minute.
Rafael Benitez hails 'fantastic' Chelsea performance Rafael Benitez is confident he will win over Chelsea's doubting fans if his players can maintain the form they showed in dismantling old rivals Leeds in a 5-1 Capital One Cup quarter-final second-half stroll at Elland Road. Chelsea's interim manager Benitez has been under fire the minute he walked into Stamford Bridge to replace the sacked Roberto Di Matteo at the end of last month. But second-half efforts from Juan Mata, Branislav Ivanovic, Victor Moses, Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres, which included a four-goal 19-minute blitz, ensured the perfect response from Benitez's side following their disappointing World Club Cup Final defeat in Japan. The European Champions lost out 1-0 to Corinthians of Brazil in Yokohama on Sunday and following a flight delay which saw them return to London on Monday afternoon found themselves 1-0 down to old enemy Leeds at half-time thanks to Luciano Becchio's fine first-half opener. But Mata equalised for the Londoners tw ...
The former Liverpool man was brought in to replace Roberto Di Matteo last month and has received a frosty reception since, with fans still cheering the Italian’s name during matches. “Guardiola has a fantastic record,” Benitez toldBBC Sport. “If he comes and we’ve won a lot of trophies, I’ll be very pleased.” “When I decided to come, I knew I was signing a contract for six or seven months so I was not thinking about more after these seven months.” The 52-year-old hopes that he can bring success to Stamford Bridge, and believes the Blues’ fans will regret their initial displeasure at his appointment. “I understand the feelings of the fans because of the rivalry between both clubs [Liverpool and Chelsea],” he said. “After the improvement of the team, the way I will play [and] the style I will have, I think a lot of fans will say: ‘Maybe we were too hard and we have to give him the chance to bring the confidence back to the team and the fans’.”
Daniel Sturridge has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge after being frozen out by Roberto Di Matteo and Rafa Benitez, playing only 1 Premier League game this season. In recent weeks he has been touted for a move to Liverpool, some sources saying that it is a ‘done deal’, signing for £12million. He scored 11 Premier League goals last season, the same amount as Luis Suarez and 13 goals in all competitions, which for a winger, is impressive. Sturridge is known for his pace, dribbling ability, passing, powerful long shots and being predominantly left-footed. Former Chelsea manager André Villas-Boas said, “Daniel offers a few of the characteristics I had with Hulk when I was with him in Porto… He is an extremely quick player, and he has technique at pace.” I believe he would be a good addition to the side playing on the right side of a front three with Suarez and Sterling but for £12million he has to hit the ground running if he does sign. A downside to Sturridge is that he is a gre ...
Exclusice: Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has written an open letter to the club's fans pledging to do all he can to bring success to the Stamford Bridge side. Benitez has endured a testing baptism to his time in the Blues hot-seat and has been jeered by some supporters unhappy with his appointment in the wake of Roberto Di Matteo's sacking. The former Liverpool boss saw his new charges claim their first Premier League win under his tenure at the fourth attempt against Sunderland on Saturday just days after their Champions League defence was brought to a shuddering halt at the group stage. The Spaniard has highlighted the relentless schedule of matches since his appointment, with the Sunderland game their fifth in a fortnight, and was keen to pay tribute to the Chelsea fans who have been in touch to offer their support. Benitez told his personal website: "From the moment I accepted the offer to join Chelsea, my team and I have worked towards improving the results and getting the wins that we all want - no m ...
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Chelsea made history last week for all the wrong reasons, despite a powerful 6-1 win over Danish side FC Nordsjaelland in a midweek Champions League group stage match. The Blues, the defending champions, were eliminated from Europe's premier club football tournament, becoming the first holders to surrender their crown so early in the season. The win at Stamford Bridge should have been accompanied by a positive result for Ukrainian Premier League side Shakhtar Donetsk, who, having already qualified, were hosting Italian champions Juventus at the Donbass Arena. Unfortunately for Roman Abramovich's side, the eastern Europeans were beaten by an Olexandr Kucher own goal, just before the hour mark. Guardiola has been linked with several clubs after leaving the Spanish giants Barcelona last summer Abramovich's sacking of the Champions League-winning Roberto Di Matteo led to suggestions that Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola would be targeted with renewed vigour. The Catalan was the subject of considerable spe ...
Fernando Torres has claimed he needs more time to find his feet at Chelsea, even though he is approaching the second anniversary of his record breaking £50m move to Stamford Bridge. The misfiring Spaniard has become the focus of attention at Chelsea in recent weeks, with owner Roman Abramovich recruiting Rafael Benitez after Roberto Di Matteo struggled to get the best out of the striker. After scoring twice against Nordsjaelland the Champions League on Wednesday night, Torres hopes his barren run in front of goal has come to an end, but it is his suggestion that he is still struggling to strike up an understanding with his Chelsea team-mates that will alarm new boss Benitez and the club's supporters. "It's just a matter of time and training and being sure that we understand each other," he told the Daily Mirror. "With [Juan] Mata I have been playing for many years in the national team and last season at Chelsea, but Oscar and Eden [Hazard] have just arrived and we need to train more to improve. "We have ...
Nigerian John Obi Mikel has agreed to a 5 year extension at Stamford Bridge. Mikel, 25, won a the heart of Roberto Di Matteo and his outstanding performance led to Michael Essien's loan to Real Madrid at the begining of the season- BPL News.
at minute 16, as usual, Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge chanting the name of former manager Roberto Di Matteo
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.
Benitez questions Chelsea's 'hunger' to defend Champions League trophy The Blues interim manager believes the Stamford Bridge club's triumph in the competition last term may have affected the desire of the squad to succeed this season The Blues could become the first European Cup holders to be knocked out of the competition at the group stage when they face Nordsjaelland on Wednesday, where only a win over the Danish side and a Juventus victory at already-qualified Shakhtar Donetsk will ensure they avoid such ignominy. Chelsea have struggled in this year's competition, securing just two wins out of their five group games so far - with their most recent defeat to Juventus leading to the dismissal of manager Roberto Di Matteo - and his replacement Benitez has now hinted that the Blues’ success in Munich last year could have reduced the current squad's desire this term. "At a top side, who have already won trophies, but you're missing one, that is the ambition," Benitez told reporters. "Chelsea won the Cha ...
Chelsea have been warned off nagging Pep Guardiola about Taking Charge at Stamford Bridge. The Sun says Blues owner Roman Abramovich is desperate to confirm Guardiola as his new long-term manager after sacking Roberto Di Matteo and appointing Rafa Benitez as interim boss. But the former Nou Camp idol is growing increasingly irritated by persistent approaches from Chelsea. His advisors made it clear to Abramovich that Guardiola does not appreciate the mounting pressure they are putting on him to reveal his next club. Abramovich wants an indication from Guardiola that he would be willing to come to London when his sabbatical is up — well aware that Paris St Germain and both Manchester clubs are also interested. But the man who won 14 titles in four years at Barcelona is refusing to be rushed into a decision. -jla
t F1 & Motorsport Boxing Wrestling Rugby Union Rugby League Golf Tennis Racing Sport Videos Transfer News Live Match Centre Premier League Championship League One League Two Capital One Cup My Club Football West Ham 3 Chelsea 1 INSPIRATION ... Carlton Cole Published: 13 minutes ago 0 Rafa Benitez took another Hammering as his Chelsea side were thrashed at West Ham. Juan Mata put the Blues ahead after 13 minutes but they suffered a shocking second-half collapse. First, Carlton Cole levelled with 27 minutes remaining before two goals in the final five minutes stunned the European Champions. Mohamed Diame slammed home the Hammers' second and Modibo Maiga put the icing on the cake with a third. It means Chelsea have taken just two points and scored only one goal in Benitez's first three matches. Blues fans in the away end at Upton Park voiced their anger again with chants in favour of sacked boss Roberto Di Matteo and 'RAFA OUT' banners. There were also boos from the Stamford Bridge faithful at full-time as d ...
please comeback again to Stamford Bridge the "Genius" Roberto Di Matteo..! cause CHELSEA is your place :)
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 ...
Just a reminder to those going to Stamford Bridge today; show your appreciation to Mr. Roberto Di Matteo for 1min.
The Real Madrid coach laughed with one of his former players upon hearing the news that his old rival had been appointed Roberto Di Matteo's successor at Chelsea Jose Mourinho and Maicon have been caught on camera mocking Rafa Benitez and his move to Chelsea. The pair - who worked alongside one another when the Portuguese was in charge of Inter - spoke in the aftermath of Real Madrid's 1-1 draw with Manchester City. Mourinho and Benitez had a stormy relationship when the Blancos boss was at Chelsea and the Spaniard in charge of Liverpool. And after Wednesday's Champions League encounter Mourinho was informed of the breaking news at Stamford Bridge and shared a joke with Maicon regarding the move. "Your friend Benitez is going to Chelsea," the Brazilian said to Mourinho, according to La Sexta. The 49-year-old responded: "The fat one? Well then Materazzi should be his assistant." Materazzi had previously revealed how Benitez made him tear down newspaper cuttings from his locker of victories with Mourinho an ...
Sid Lowe: Far from drawing the Former Barcelona manager closer to Stamford Bridge, Roberto Di Matteo's sacking may have pushed Roman Abramovich's first choice further away
CHELSEA LATEST NEWS. . Chelsea owner Abramovich sets his sights on South American trio . According to the London Evening Standard, Chelsea's Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich is eyeing moves for three of the most wanted footballers in the world right now, Radamel Falcao, Edison Cavani and James Rodriguez. Abramovich may not be the most popular of owners right now after ruthlessly sacking fans favourite Roberto Di Matteo but the Blues faithful will soon be back on side if the oligarch can bring the coveted trio to Stamford Bridge. Atletico Madrid's prolific striker has a £44 million release clause in his contract and has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in recent months, as the club look for a player to re-start their faltering season. Abramovich will also move to bring in Porto winger James Rodriguez who also has a release clause of around £36 million. That combined with £48 million for Napoli's Cavani adds up to an eye watering £128 million
Torres has finished off more bosses than chances By the time Roberto Di Matteo was sacked at 4am yesterday on his return from Chelsea’s 3-0 drubbing by Juventus, Fernando Torres had played a huge role in the demise of the last three managers — Di Matteo, Andre Villas-Boas and Carlo Ancelotti. You would have thought Abramovich might have learned something from the Andriy Shevchenko fiasco. Jose Mourinho, preparing for the 2006-2007 season after winning his second title, was landed with a player he never wanted. But the Russian owner was adamant: He’s my man, he cost £30million and he’s in the team. Mourinho’s nose was put out of joint and his relationship with Abramovich never recovered. By the time Mourinho was sacked six games into the 2007-2008 campaign, Shevchenko had scored just four Premier League goals in 31 games — and would eventually leave Stamford Bridge, his tail between his legs, with a record of just nine in 48. Abramovich, though, is never wrong. And so history has repeated itse ...
Roberto Di Matteo sacked as Rafa Benitez takes over d managerial job at d Stamford Bridge. Dis has always bin d story wt Chelsea,dey get rid of a coach bringing another one into system dats design to fail. Wot I tink they shud is to detect wot d problem and tackle it once and for all. Again I tink dey shud rid of those old guys as they ar d reasons behind d geometric downfall of dat team since d exit of Morinho!
Roberto Di Matteo, Leeds manager Neil Warnock believes Roberto Di Matteo should be "absolutely delighted" to have achieved the success he had at 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 ...
Paul Elliott has backed new Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez to make an immediate impact at Stamford Bridge
Thank you Roberto Di Matteo and welcome Rafael Benitez to Stamford Bridge...
Di Matteo sensed the end was coming long before his 42nd and last game in charge. As early as last summer, when he dared question the strength of Torres’ ambition at Chelsea, the European Cup-winning coach was left in no doubt about who is actually in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Apologies to Rafa Benitez.. probably a very nice chap... but I hope the very talented manager Roberto Di Matteo returns to Stamford Bridge with his next team, and thrashes Chelski convincingly. I think that if I was Di Matteo this morning I'd be regretful of winning anything for that gormless looking owner (if you see him on tv he always looks like he's lost his carer) he obviously needs help because he still thinks Torres is a striker.. but either way, if I were a Chelsea fan, I'd be seriously concerned about the credibility of the club. (ps now if Di Matteo plays his cards right, he could take over at Birmingham!!) hmm strangely enough he might not lol
Bringing Rafa Benitez to Stamford Bridge cannot make Torres perform! Torres is a dead living striker; let him go too, Babaolowo! We need strikers! However, since Babaolowo has been firing coaches in Stamford Bridge, aside the Special One, Roberto Di Matteo is another coach I will always respect and miss so much! Go well, Roberto! You are an achiever. Only few other coaches can beat your achievements in European Football.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has revealed that Roberto Di Matteo 's dismissal as Chelsea boss came as no surprise to him, after the Portuguese was shown the exit door at Stamford Bridge himself earlier this year. Di Matteo was sacked by Roman Abramovich just hours after the Blues' 3-0 defeat by Italian giants Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday night, in spite of landing European Football's most lucrative prize last season. The Russian owner backed his new man in the summer, as the likes of Eden Hazard and Oscar arrived in the capital with Atletico Madrid's Colombian superstar Falcao another potential recruit
Roberto Di Matteo sacked as Chelsea manager Incoming: Rafa Benitez is the likely new replacement for sacked Roberto Di Matteo at Chelsea with talks in the advanced stage at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea FC's International Fans shared the following link and had this to say about it: Ken Bates purchased Chelsea in 1982 for £1. When he purchased the club they were in serious financial trouble but he could manage it and led the club forward. Bates spent 21 years at Chelsea, during which time he made Chelsea an EPL force and a CL participant on two occasions. By the end of his chairmanship Stamford Bridge had been substantially refurbished and modernized, while he had become (at the time) Chelsea's most successful chairman. The club had won several major trophies and were consistently finishing in the top six of the Premiership, even finishing 3rd and just 4 points behind Champions Manchester United in 1999, as well as qualifying for the Champions League with a top-class playing squad containing the likes of Gianfranco Zola, Roberto Di Matteo, Graeme Le Saux, Marcel Desailly and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. However they were in financial problems and eventually the club was sold to Russian billionaire ,f ...
Chelsea are closing in on their new boss - with Rafa Benitez in the frame to replace sacked Roberto Di Matteo. A dramatic day for Chelsea continues this afternoon with members of the board currently locked in an emergency meeting at Stamford Bridge to thrash out plans for the club’s future.
Chelsea sack Roberto Di Matteo. Who will take over at Stamford Bridge?
Live Football News wrote: Chelsea have reportedly already approached former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez about Taking Charge at Stamford Bridge should Roberto Di Matteo be sacked. - 360
Group E Qualification to the knockout stage is no longer in Chelsea's hands following Tuesday's 3-0 defeat by Juventus. Roberto Di Matteo's side are third with seven points, two behind Juventus and three behind leaders Shakhtar Donetsk , who have already qualified after a 5-2 win against Nordsjaelland . If Shakhtar draw with Juventus in their final group game, Chelsea are out, no matter what they do against Nordsjaelland at Stamford Bridge. Their only hope is if Juventus lose and they beat Nordsjaelland.
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Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has leapt to the defence of manager Roberto Di Matteo, amid growing speculation that the Italian's future as Blues boss is under threat. Gary Cahill PA PhotosGary Cahill has backed Roberto Di Matteo to see out the season as Chelsea boss • Di Matteo shrugs speculation Cahill, who played a full part in Chelsea's improbable Champions League Final victory against Bayern Munich in May, has urged Di Matteo's doubters to remember his achievement in bringing Europe's biggest prize to Stamford Bridge when assessing his suitability to be Chelsea manager. "He achieved such a lot in a short space of time last season, started this campaign really well, so all the players are behind him and we all support him," Cahill said. "He is definitely the right man. He proved as much last year and I'm sure he'll prove it again this year." Following Di Matteo's comments, Cahill confirmed that the much publicised dressing room argument among Chelsea players that followed last Saturday's 2-1 defeat ag ...
Di Matteo plans defensive game against juventus as he plans to drop torres Posted: 18 Nov 2012 11:59 PM PST Stamford Bridge manager Roberto Di Matteo has hinted he is ready to drop misfiring striker Fernando Torres for Tuesday night’s crucial Champions League game against Juventus in Turin. Torres to be sidelined against Juve The Blues’ defence of their European title is on the line as they battle to keep their fate in Group E in their own hands against Serie A leaders Juve and it seems Di Matteo is ready to give Daniel Sturridge the lone striker role after Torres’ latest disappointing show in Saturday’s defeat against West Browmich Albion. Torres lasted just 63 minutes before Di Matteo withdrew him from the firing line at the Hawthorns and he looks set to resume the bench-warming duties, that became his staple diet last season, in Chelsea’s biggest game of the campaign so far. “If I believe it is the right thing to do for the team, then yeah, I will leave him out,” Di Matteo said. “When w ...
Shane Long's exemplary attacking display in West Brom's impressive home win over Chelsea was in stark contrast to the forlorn figure leading the Blues' frontline. Fernando Torres trudged off 28 minutes from the end of another frustrating afternoon, just when Chelsea were desperately chasing salvation and in dire need of a goal. The fact manager Roberto Di Matteo chose to chase without his £50m centre-forward speaks volumes about the Spaniard's contribution. While Long was dangerous, direct and devilish throughout, Torres was a fringe participant who once again flattered to deceive. This season there have still been flashes of the brilliance which terrorised Premier League defences up and down the country during his devastating three-and-a-half-year spell at Liverpool. Troubled Torres The Spaniard scored 65 goals in 91 Premier League starts for Liverpool but has only managed 11 in 40 for Chelsea. But the consistency and supreme confidence seem to have vanished and the "fit" at Stamford Bridge somehow rema ...
Roberto Di Matteo's must not forget that the shadow of Pep Guardiola is in Stamford Bridge.
Good News : Roberto Di Matteo urges the club to extend the careers of Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge.
Roberto Di Matteo admits Chelsea are interested in signing Radamel Falcao, with the manager revealing his admiration for the Atletico Madrid striker.
11/11/12 CHELSEA's John Terry HURT v LIVERPOOL: Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo was fearing the worst after John Terry sustained a knee injury during the 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. Terry had opened the scoring in the Premier
Chelsea failed to close the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester United as Luis Suarez's equaliser gave Liverpool a point at Stamford Bridge. Captain John Terry headed the Blues an early lead but was then taken off on a stretcher after appearing to sustain a serious knee injury in an accidental first- half collision with Suarez. Oscar and Juan Mata were guilty of missing clear chances to emphasise Chelsea's obvious superiority and, with 18 minutes remaining, Roberto Di Matteo's side paid the price when Suarez headed in his 11th goal of the season after Jamie Carragher flicked on Suso's corner. Suarez was on target for the fourth successive away league game - further illustrating his vital importance to a Liverpool team that enjoys plenty of possession but, apart from the Uruguayan, carries too little threat. For Chelsea, this was a disappointment that leaves them three points adrift of United and fearing that influential captain Terry could now be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Liverpool rev ...
Played November 11, 2012 5:00 PM WAT Chelsea 1 - 1 Liverpool Stamford Bridge — London | Attendance: 41627 Referee: H. Webb Play by Play Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool: Suarez and Terry on target in Stamford Bridge stalemate Roberto Di Matteo's team remain in thirdplace in the league after being made to pay for their profligacy on an afternoon in which their captain suffered a serious injury Nov 11, 2012 6:55:00 PM Luis Suarez By Wayne Veysey at Stamford Bridge An unconvincing Liverpool made Chelsea pay for their profligacy by coming from behind to steal a1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. John Terry's headed goal on 20 minutes was canceled out by LuisSuarez's eighth strike of the league season in the second period, in a result which leaves the Blues third in the table, three points behind Manchester United,while the Reds remain in a distant 13th. To add to the home side's agony, Terry left the pitch with his head in his hands and a look of rare vulnerability on his face after receiving five minutes of treatment in the ...
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo believes the Premier League is putting the health of his player's at risk ahead of Sunday's clash with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
Roberto Di Matteo has warned John Terry he is no longer the King of Stamford Bridge.
Roberto Di Matteo on Fifa Club World Cup: "It's massive. Winning that trophy would mean the world. It's a trophy we don't have in our cabinet and we desperately want to bring it to Stamford Bridge."
Brendan Rodgers is wary of the threat of Chelsea's trio of playmakers and admitted they will find space against his side on Sunday, no matter how well he organises his defence. Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday with their manager describing Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar as "terrific talents". Rodgers believes they are helping Roberto Di Matteo change Chelsea's style of play to make the European Champions more entertaining.
Chelsea V Liverpool 5PM Super Sunday Chelsea and Liverpool renew their rivalry at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Super Sunday. £50million man Fernando Torres will likely be facing former club Liverpool and looking for his first win against his ex-employers and it promises to be another fiery clash.Meanwhile, after losing top spot in the table to Manchester United, Roberto Di Matteo's Chelsea,will want to get back on track. Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers who early days in the Premier League has not been rosy is desperate for a change of luck after collecting just two league wins since taking over in the summer.
Chelsea have announced a profit of £1.4 million for the accounting year ending June 2012, the first time a surplus has been achieved since Roman Abramovich took ownership nine years ago. - Terry back for Blues, Cole out Russian billionaire Abrmaovich has plundered a significant portion of his own fortune into the Blues since arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2003 and this May finally ended a long wait for continental success when Roberto Di Matteo led Chelsea to Champions League glory. That triumph, coupled with new sponsorship deals and "significant profits... in the transfer market" has helped the club, so used to operating in the red, to a landmark profit. Di Matteo expressed his delight at the news, saying: "We're in favour of Financial Fair Play. We're doing everything in our power to comply with the new rules, and this is great news for the club. "For the first time, we've been able to achieve a profit - also thanks to the success on field, but off field as well, with new sponsor deals and also the tr ...
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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 ...
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 ...
Sorry to friends if I hurt you guys feelings yesterday~ I was so emotional about Chelsea FC drawing with Swansea City fc.. But know this, I do not like to make fun of, especially by Manchester United fans, coz they only bark when they win, and they always win a controversial win, suited by the name Mancheater United~ We lost the top spot to them, but enjoy it while it last, coz it won't be long until we triumphed into the in the league again~ Roberto Di Matteo did a tactical change which is disadvantage in my opinion yesterday, whereby instead of subbing Fernando Torres., he subbed Moses, thus losing the possession of midfield. Torres didn't deserved to start the game, yet playing 90 mins. Marko Marin was not used in the bench, and Juan Mata was sorely missed, since there is no creativity from the midfield. Without the golden three, Oscar, and Eden Hazard was struggling to break the defence, ended up getting substituted in the end. Chelsea will meet Shakhtar Donetsk and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge, ne ...
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo said he had no hesitation in starting John Obi Mikel in Wednesday's thrilling 5-4 League Cup last-16 victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
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
All change for Manchester United as they head for reprise at Chelsea Roberto Di Matteo and Sir Alex Ferguson will make significant changes to their Chelsea and Manchester United sides for Wednesday evening's Capital One Cup tie at Stamford Bridge, where they meet three days after their controversial Premier League game.Ferguson will rest key players at Stamford Bridge. "Obviously we will make changes for the Wednesday game," he said. "The squad that played against Newcastle [United, in the previous round] will be in place again. You don't want to lose down there and we want to continue in the cup. Any game down there is going to be tough. There has been good progress there since Roberto Di Matteo took the job. They are big games – and big games are good for us."Di Matteo is also without the suspended John Terry, Fernando Torres and Branislav Ivanovic, and the injured Frank Lampard. "We are looking to freshen the team up a little bit, for sure, and also put a couple of youngsters in," Di Matteo said. "We ...
Clattenburg race row update: Chelsea player allegedly told ref, “I will break your legs” Race storm referee Mark Clattenburg was threatened by a member of the Chelsea squad, who told him: ‘I’m going to f* break your legs,’, it has been claimed. It comes as the Metropolitan Police launched an investigation into alleged comments made by Clattenburg. Players and staff swarmed into the referee’s room at Stamford Bridge in the aftermath of the explosive Barclays Premier League game with Manchester United when a heated exchange took place, resembling a ‘pub brawl’. The Daily Mirror claims Chelsea players and officials ‘charged into the room and acted like bouncers’. The threat to Clattenburg was heard coming from within the room. The Mirror also reports that Roberto Di Matteo left the room ‘drenched in sweat’ and that captain John Terry, who was suspended from the game following his FA charge for racially insulting Anton Ferdinand, was close to the fracas. However, sources close to Terry ...
Roberto Di Matteo spoke to Chelsea TV after the 3-2 defeat against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Watch highlights and full post match reaction on Che...
Jonny Evans has backed referee Mark Clattenburg for sending off Fernando Torres in Manchester United's 3-2 win at nine-man Chelsea in what was a controversial encounter at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata thinks Roberto Di Matteo is the 'perfect' manager for the Stamford Bridge club.
John Obi Mikel has been hailed as an unsung hero at Stamford Bridge by Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo. "His team-mates and the management team understand and appreciate it, but maybe the fans are more focused on the more creative players and goalscorers, but that role is vital in our team." Roberto Di Matteo
The will-he, won't he saga isn't any clearer at Stamford Bridge, with Roberto Di Matteo's refusing to be drawn on John Terry's future as Chelsea captain.
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Chelsea ace set for £20m move Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge looks set for a £20 million move away from Stamford Bridge in January, according to the Daily Express. The 23-year-old’s chances at Chelsea have been limited to just four substitute appearances under new manager Roberto Di Matteo this season and he is desperate for first team football in order to re-ignite his England career. Liverpool and Tottenham are both reported to be interested in the striker but Chelsea are only willing to sell Sturridge if they meet their £20 million price tag. Reds manager Brendan Rodgers failed in a transfer deadline day loan swoop for the former Manchester City player and is eager to strengthen his striking options at Anfield, which currently only consists of Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez. Tottenham manager Andres Villas-Boas worked with Sturridge during his short spell as Chelsea boss last season and is keen to bring him to White Hart Lane to link him up with Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor as he attempts ...
The dominoes are beginning to fall at Stamford Bridge, and if Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo doesn't act swiftly, he could lose control of this team for good...
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3 reasons Roberto Di Matteo should remain manager at Stamford Bridge.
Roberto Di Matteo has insisted Frank Lampard's Chelsea future is 'very strong', despite renewed concern over whether the midfielder's glittering Stamford Bridge career might be drawing to a close.
Villas-Boas' successor has been able to keep Chelsea legend Frank onside even though he's no longer among the Stamford Bridge untouchables
[Di Matteo - Drogba's the past] - Roberto Di Matteo is looking for Chelsea to show they can be successful without Didier Drogba as they prepare to take on Arsenal for the first time since the striker's departure. Drogba terrorised the Gunners during his eight-year stint at Stamford Bridge and Arsene Wenger admitted earlier this week that his side were relieved not to be playing against the Ivory Coast international. His departure has heralded a transformation in the way Chelsea play and Di Matteo no longer wants to dwell on what Drogba brought to the team. "Didier Drogba has been a fantastic player for this club for many years, but we have to move on from that," said Di Matteo. "That's the past. We're looking to the future now." (MTN is not liable for this message)
Ashley Cole has rejected a new one-year contract from Chelsea, ESPN can reveal, and could sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in January if no deal is reached. Cole, 31, earns around £130,000-a-week at Stamford Bridge and his old Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, now at Real Madrid, is keeping a close eye on developments, while another old boss, Carlo Ancelotti, would willingly take him to PSG next summer, when the England left-back would be a free agent. Blues manager Roberto Di Matteo stated on Sunday that he was "optimistic" that Cole's contract would be sorted out and that he will stay; however, the offer of a one-year deal has been firmly rejected, and it is the length of any new contract that is presently the sticking point. "The club have a policy that anyone who is over 30 years of age is offered a short-term new contract," a source told ESPN. "Ashley is 31, but he is fit and still at the peak of his form, but so far all that has been offered is a one-year deal. Whether that included a pay ...
Make that 2-0 to Chelsea! Ryan Bertrand swiftly doubling Roberto Di Matteo's team's lead at Stamford Bridge!
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has admitted Victor Moses will be a major influence at Stamford Bridge this season, as the gaffer reveals his satisfaction in signing the forward.
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7 KEY AREAS Roberto Di MATTEO HAS TO ADDRESS Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich seemed to have shown reluctance in appointing Di Matteo as Chelsea’s manager after he led them to Champions’ League success last season as a caretaker coach. Many would attribute this to his considering Pep Gouardolia as a more suitable replacement. With motivation and team work being within his key leanings, “RDM” as he is popularly called (maybe after the famed AVB)he has however obtained the enviable or sometimes unenviable post at Stamford Bridge. How long he manages to cling to that post would be partly determined by him. With over £80m being spent on talent, many had earmarked a stunning display from the club and a lot have their expectations high. Following Chelsea’s recent performances however, an underlying trend is beginning to show forth which if not carefully addressed could hinder their title or trophy hopes and we all know what that could mean for the manager whether FFP is in motion or not. 1. Refusing t ...
Oscar was denied the glory as Juventus recovered from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw against Champions League holders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.. The Brazilian playmaker looked set to enjoy a dream European debut with a stunning first-half double but the Italian champions ruthlessly hit back to expose the holders' defensive deficiencies to *** a deserved draw in an enthralling Group E encounter. Arturo Vidal pulled a goal back before the break and, after Eden Hazard was denied what appeared a penalty, Fabio Quagliarella came off the bench to equalise and was a lick of paint from completing a sensational turnaround. That would have been cruel on Chelsea but - as in their UEFA Super Cup thrashing by Atletico Madrid - they left themselves exposed enough to make such an outcome possible. It was all looking so good after 33 minutes of what Roberto Di Matteo on Tuesday dubbed Mission: "Impossible". His Midas touch in the competition was in evidence again after the shock selection of Oscar, who he admitted the .. ...
: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 ...
This week, Roberto Di Matteo faces his most difficult tactical dilemma since winning the Champions League this past May: how can he prevent Andrea Pirlo dominating when Juventus travels to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening?
Fernando Torres - Chelsea The Chelsea striker insists he's put a difficult start to his Stamford Bridge career behind him, and he's made a promising start to the Premier League season. Roberto Di Matteo lacks options up front, so Fernando Torres will need to be firing on all cylinders if Chelsea are to successfully defend their Champions League trophy.
Roberto Di Matteo and John Mikel Obi spoke to the press ahead of the opening Champions League game against Juventus at Stamford Bridge.
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Chelsea plan £25M bid to beat Man Utd to Fellaini Chelsea are eyeing Everton star Marouane Fellaini. The Mirror says the Stamford Bridge club are believed to be preparing a £25million January bid to beat rivals to the powerful Belgian's signature. Manchester United are also keeping tabs on Fellaini’s situation at Everton. Roberto Di Matteo is in desperate need for central midfield reinforcements after loaning Michael Essien to Real Madrid and selling Raul Meireles to Fenerbahce - while doubts continue to surround the effectiveness of the partnership between Frank Lampard and John Obi Mikel. My take The most wanted, top class and in form midfielder in world football presently...
- Chelsea's Roberto Di Matteo has a mission to improve at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea outcast Malouda handed Lyon lifeline The French giants are prepared to give the France international a way out of Stamford Bridge after he was deemed surplus to requirements by Blues' boss Roberto Di Matteo
Chelsea: Graeme Le Saux was a Chelsea great in his time, now applying his trade as a TV pundit, he had two very successful spells at the West London side. His first and second spell totaled over ten years at the club in which he scored 12 goals from his defensive position. Le Saux’s honours at Chelsea included an Fa Cup and a League Cup in 2000 and 1998 respectively. Chelsea’s current manager, Roberto Di Matteo, also makes this list. Before returning to the club as the interim manager and now permanent manager, Roberto was a highly successful midfielder for the Blues. Delivering the greatly desired Champions League trophy to Stamford Bridge within the first 12 months, his return looks to have been very successful thus far.
Lamp There has been plenty of speculation regarding Frank Lampard’s future over recent months and it is still not clear on whether or not the midfielder will remain at Stamford Bridge beyond this season. However, while those rumours rumble on, the England international has given the press some more juicy comments after revealing that he’d one day like to become the manager of Chelsea. The former West Ham midfielder has claimed that he already has one eye on his post-playing career, saying that he is thinking about completing his coaching badges. Speaking to The Sun, Lampard said, “I am thinking about my coaching badges now but there is only one club I want to manage. Although I would never expect to walk into a position such as the Chelsea manager, this is the only club I’d want to manage. ‘I’d love to have a crack at it but I’d want to do it well. I wouldn’t want the supporters to forget everything I’ve tried to do as a player because I can’t manage the team.” Of course, Lampard is ...
Liverpool have made a loan offer for Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge. Brendan Rodgers is trying to bolster his attack after loaning out Andy Carroll to West Ham United. Should Roberto Di Matteo let Sturridge leave for a year? Or should he keep him at Stamford Bridge? have made a loan offer for Chelsea striker Dani...
Roberto Di Matteo expects David Luiz to be fit for Saturdays late kick-off against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge.
Roberto Di Matteo proves that he is the real deal at Stamford Bridge
Football:Roberto Di Matteo praised striker Fernando Torres's "immense" workrate following Chelsea's 2-0 win over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge. Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard scored from the spot after Torres was tripped as he ran into the area, before the Spaniard doubled the lead with a brilliant strike from 18 yards. "I've always been happy with Fernando," Di Matteo told BBC Sport. "His workrate is immense and when he doesn't score he's a provider." Chelsea maintained their 100% record with their third league win which moved them to the summit of the Premier League. Torres's strike was his sixth goal in nine games for club and country. His early season form is in complete contrast with that of last season when he went 24 games without scoring. "The confidence is back because I'm playing more," added Torres, who also praised his support attackers. "It's great to have players like Hazard here (£32m summer signing). It's a privilege to play with Juan Mata and Hazard." Di Matteo also paid tribute to the for ...
Chelsea moved to the top of the league standings as Roberto Di Matteo's men made it three wins from three with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea survive Reading scare Chelsea survived an almighty scare to beat promoted Reading 4-2 in a topsy-turvy Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge. The European Champions appeared to be cruising when Frank Lampard converted an 18th-minute penalty to cap a dominant early spell for the hosts. But a Pavel Pogrebnyak header - his first goal for the club - levelled on 25 minutes, with the Championship champions edging ahead soon afterwards when a blunder from Petr Cech allowed Danny Guthrie to open his Reading account. Chelsea were struggling and looked bereft of ideas but, after a smart tactical switch by Roberto Di Matteo midway through the second half, they drew level when another goalkeeping error from Adam Federici saw Gary Cahill net from distance. The West London side then took the lead in controversial circumstances with 10 minutes remaining when an offside-looking Fernando Torres tapped in Ashley Cole's low cross after a lovely passing move. Reading went gung *** in search of a late equaliser and, ...
Roberto Di Matteo felt his side were worthy of all three points despite a prolonged scare from an impressive Reading side at Stamford Bridge. We took an early lead through a Frank Lampard penalty after Eden Hazard was fouled inside the box, but the Royals hit back quickly with two goals in five minutes to take an unlikely lead, only for the Blues to regroup in the second half asGary Cahill equalised, Fernando Torres equalised and Branislav Ivanovic swept home a killer fourthin injury time. On his side's performance 'I think we are very pleased with six points after two games. I was very happy with the team performance for long periods of the game. We lost our flow after Reading scored their equaliser and second goal, but apart from that, very good, and we finished very strongly again. 'Keeping in mind that we've played a game more than other teams, for us it's good we've won our two opening games. Wigan away and this game against a promoted team was a tough game, as you could see tonight, and credit to Re ...
Football:Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo admits he can see similarities between new playmaker Eden Hazard, 21, and former Blues star Gianfranco Zola. Belgian Hazard, signed for a reported £32m from Lille, enjoyed an outstanding Premier League debut for Chelsea, setting up both goals against Wigan. "Gianfranco was a wonderful talent, an artist - Eden might become an artist as well," said Chelsea boss Di Matteo. "After one game, it's probably a bit too early, but he had a good start." Di Matteo continued: "It certainly gives him and the others confidence, starting with a new club like that. "He's a talented man, a talented young boy. We'll have to see how he grows into a man, and how quickly he will be an important player for Chelsea." Current Watford manager Zola, 46, enjoyed a glittering seven-year spell at Stamford Bridge. Although midfielder Hazard has a long way to go to reach the Italian's level, his incisive pass to Branislav Ivanovic for the opener against Wigan and the mesmerizing skill with which ...
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo hopes Frank Lampard extends his contract at Stamford Bridge. The England midfielder has one year left on his current Blues deal but has stressed he would like the end his career at Stamford Bridge. However, there are A LOT of midfielders at Chelsea nowadays!! Is there enough space for an ageing one like Lampard?
Di Matteo bolsters his Chelsea squad with attacking flair Fresh on the heels of their Fa Cup and Champion’s League double last season, Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has wasted no time in splashing the cash in order to bolster his attacking options at Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo days are numbered in Stamford Bridge.
Roberto Di Matteo declared his Chelsea players were hungry for even more silverware this season, starting with the Community Shield.
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Roberto Di Matteo is the fourth Italian to take the reins at Stamford Bridge after Carlo Ancelotti, Claudio Ranieri and Gianluca Vialli.
Roberto Di Matteo has rubbished speculation that Daniel Sturridge could be headed for the Chelsea exit this summer. Following the club’s summer spending spree on attacking players, which so far includes Eden Hazard, Oscar and Marko Marin, Sturridge’s future at Stamford Bridge has been called into qu...
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The latest edition of Chelsea sees Roberto Di Matteo look forward to the start of the new campaign, as well as casting an eye back over a memorable three-month spell in charge during the second half of last season, culminating in both Fa Cup and Champions League glory. With the new season fast approaching, we introduce a new-look magazine, complete with a whole host of new features for supporters of all ages, including '10 reasons why we love Chelsea', 'the Final Countdown' and 'Supporters' Dream Team'. The 2011/12 season is one the Italian is unlikely to forget in a hurry. Having started the campaign as assistant to Andre Villas-Boas, he ended it as the man in charge, having finally put an end to our quest for success in the Champions League, enhancing an already glowing reputation with the supporters from his playing days at Stamford Bridge. In football, however, as the new manager will testify, things change quickly, and impressive achievement though it was, that night in Munich is now in the past. The ...
Chelsea's summer spending spree is not over yet one of their chiefs has revealed! Eden Hazard, Thorgan Hazard and Marko Marin are among those brought to Stamford Bridge. Who do you want the next player Roberto Di Matteo lures to Chelsea to be??? chief executive Ron Gourlay has stated that the club will continue to st...
Roberto Di Matteo believes new signing Oscar will thrive at Stamford Bridge. The European Champions completed the acquisition of the Brazilian in a deal worth £25m.
New Chelsea signing Oscar will be happy to play wherever manager Roberto Di Matteo wants him to at Stamford Bridge.
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Roberto Di Matteo continues to add exciting young talent to his Stamford Bridge ranks
Fulham open Chelsea talks for Lukaku Fulham have opened talks with Chelsea for striker Romelu Lukaku. The London Evening Standard says Lukaku, who moved to Stamford Bridge for £18million last summer, has become frustrated with the lack of first-team opportunities at Chelsea . Fulham boss Martin Jol is looking to sign a frontman after missing out on Liverpool striker Andy Carroll and Roberto Di Matteo will allow the 19-year-old to make a temporary switch.
Roberto Di Matteo will try to bring the Hulk to Stamford Bridge next season.
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo says that there won’t be any ‘radical changes’ at Stamford Bridge this summer.
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Di Matteo hints at new signings: Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has hinted at new additions at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo wants his former Stamford Bridge team-mate Marcel Desailly, who is yet to gain...
The France international has finalised his transfer to the Emirates, but admitted he could have ended up at Stamford Bridge if manager Roberto Di Matteo "had known him" better reigning champions are eager to continue their march towar...
Sturridge is set to leave Stamford Bridge after becoming frustrated at his lack of game-time under newly appointed boss Roberto Di Matteo :(
Florent Malouda say : Roberto Di Matteo wants to bring Chelsea legend Marcel Desailly back to Stamford Bridge!
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