Carmille's Chelsea Column: Top Performers & Chelsea Vs Madrid Preview

Carmille's Chelsea Column: Top Performers & Chelsea Vs Madrid Preview

This week’s column will discuss who has stood out in this week’s pre-season matches, preview the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup and foresee what lies ahead for the Blues as pre-season draws to a close. The past week saw Chelsea take on Inter Milan Thursday in the first round of the Champions Cup, where the Blues emerged victorious through a glorious Oscar goal and a well struck Hazard penalty. On Sunday, Chelsea beat AC Milan in the second …
Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Pre-Season Wrap-Up and Season Preview

Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Pre-Season Wrap-Up and Season Preview

This week’s column will start by wrapping-up the last two pre-season results, highlighting the positives, and previewing the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign. The Blues played two matches last week, the Champions Cup final against Real Madrid and a club friendly against Roma, which ended their pre-season campaign in the USA. Jose Mourinho’s side were unable to beat his former club Real Madrid in the final on Wednesday, which resulted in a 3-1 victory for the La Liga side, thanks to …
Carmille's Chelsea Column: Jose's Homecoming & Demanding Schedule

Carmille's Chelsea Column: Jose's Homecoming & Demanding Schedule

This week’s column will discuss the return of Mourinho to Stamford Bridge, his accolades with the Blues, as well as discuss Chelsea’s busy start to the 2013/2014 season. “Jose Mourinho, Jose Mourinho” echoed across Stamford Bridge on Sunday as the newly reappointed Chelsea manager made his way toward the home dugout for his first competitive match of the season at Stamford  Bridge. “We are the happy ones”, “Welcome home Jose” posters were seen throughout the crowds. For the first time …
Carmille's Chelsea Column: Positive Start & Super Cup Preview

Carmille's Chelsea Column: Positive Start & Super Cup Preview

This week’s column will discuss Chelsea’s performance in the Premier League thus far and preview the Super Cup versus Bayern Munich to be played on Friday. Jose Mourinho’s second spell as Chelsea manager has started off on a positive note. Seven points earned from a potential nine; six picked up from two home victories against Hull City and Aston Villa and one point picked up against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Not exactly three out of three, but a point …
Jose Mourinho: An End to the Manchester Dominance? | Tactical Analysis

Jose Mourinho: An End to the Manchester Dominance? | Tactical Analysis

So with the hype surrounding Jose Mourinho's return to the Premier League slowly dying down, and his presence now becoming a reality, Chelsea are setting their sights on a successful season in which they can potentially upset the recent dominance of Manchester City and Manchester United. Mourinho referred to this career move as 'the last step in my formation as a manager', which may mean he feels he has now been a journeyman long enough, and has experienced the varying …
Jose Mourinho - The Special One Rises | Quotes & Reaction

Jose Mourinho - The Special One Rises | Quotes & Reaction

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