Liverpool v Chelsea: Roman Abramovich backs Jose Mourinho’s plan to field ‘B team’ in Anfield showdown
Manchester United: Adnan Januzaj commits to Belgian national team – originally posted on Soccerlens.com Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj has committed his international future to Belgium, with national team manager Marc Wilmots revealing the breakthrough on Twitter. J’ai reçu la confirmation officielle qu’Adnan Januzaj se met à disposition de l’équipe nationale belge pour la … Read More → From Soccerlens.com – Football News
Former England youth ace Louis Laing – once dubbed the new John Terry – is on trial at Man United ahead of Sunderland release
Chelsea to discover their fate as Jose Mourinho, Rui Faria and Ramires await decision from Football Association
After missing Chelsea’s defeat to Sunderland on Saturday, the last thing Jose Mourinho needed in a tough clash at Atletico Madrid, was to lose goalkeeper Petr Cech to injury. But, in the 18th minute disaster struck as David Luiz pushed Raul Garcia into the Chelsea number one who left the pitch clutching his shoulder and
“Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.” – Vince Lombardi You’ll find few good losers in football. It’s not often that a side gets beaten and the manager has nothing to complain about. More often than not, the complaints focus on variables which are uncontrollable on the part of said manager.
Atletico Madrid are top of La Liga and are facing the opportunity to add both the domestic trophy and the Champions League silverware to Vincente Calderon. Meanwhile, Chelsea are travelling to Spain hoping to shake off their 2-1 defeat to Sunderland in the weekend. However, it will not be an easy task: Atletico Madrid haven’t lost a single home match in La Liga or in any of their Champions League matches this season.
Atlético Madrid v Chelsea: Jose Mourinho is moody in Madrid ahead of Champions League semi-final first leg
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho silent on Sunderland defeat ahead of Champions League semi-final with Atlético Madrid
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Jose Mourinho continues his sulk but claims team can keep composure in semi-final first leg
After a weekend that saw Liverpool complete their 11th successive Premier League victory and Chelsea lose at home to Sunderland, it is fair to say the Merseyside giants are beginning to dream. The momentum has been slowly rising and the victory over Manchester City at Anfield felt like the final sign that Brendan Rodgers’ side
Eden Hazard and Petr Cech both return to the Chelsea squad for today’s trip to Madrid ahead of our Champions League semi final first leg but Samuel Eto’o is out with a knee problem.Eto’o joins Branislav Ivanovic (suspended), Mohamed Salah (cup tied) and Nemanja Matic (cup tied) on the sidelines as we nervously await kick off tomorrow night. Chelsea need to lift themselves after a disappointing performance and result last time out against Sunderland.As we know, Champions League football is different and some have argued that Chelsea as a team this season are set up perfectly for the competition.
And the nominations are: To be fair, the support and noise levels were not brilliant on Saturday – very sad to hear the silence in the ground after what proved to be Sunderland’s winning penalty, and indeed quite a few leaving. Thankfully there were many giving it to the referee and a few defiant and