Kevin De Bruyne To Man City: New Developments

Kevin De Bruyne To Man City: New Developments

Another highly-talked about summer transfer seems to have finally concluded, as German news outlet Bild are reporting that Manchester City have agreed to sign Kevin De Bruyne from Wolfsburg for a fee of at least €80m. If this deal is more than just a rumour, then De Bruyne could be on his way to become the most expensive Belgian footballer of all time. According to Bild, City will pay that as an initial amount, but with "add-ons", the price is likely to …
Summer Transfers: Five Key Signings for Manchester City

Summer Transfers: Five Key Signings for Manchester City

This is the second of a series of four articles in which I am focusing on this season’s top 4 finishers of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal. Today, the team put under the microscope will be Manchester City. I will highlight 5 positions the Citizens need to strengthen over the summer to improve the team in order to give a bigger fight for the Premier League crown this time next year and have a chance of progressing past …
Belgium vs Algeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group H

Belgium vs Algeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group H

The opening match of Group H sees Algeria come up against a Belgium side that are many peoples dark horses to lift the World Cup trophy in Rio de Janeiro on July 13th. Belgium cruised through their qualifying group, finishing  top of a group that included Croatia, Serbia, Wales, Scotland and Macedonia, with the Red Devils only conceding 4 goals in their 10 matches. They failed to lose a single game during qualifying (Won 8, Drawn 2), with only Germany …
Mourinho welcomes back Matic

Mourinho welcomes back Matic

Chelsea have completed the first substantial transfer deal of this years January transfer window by completing a £21million pound move for Nemanja Matic. The 25 year old Serbian international returns to Chelsea after spending 3 years in Portugal with Benfica. Matic has signed a 5 and a half year deal and both he and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho are very excited by the move. "I am very happy for this opportunity. I just want to say I will give my …
Mata Vs. Mourinho - Clash Of Styles?

Mata Vs. Mourinho - Clash Of Styles?

Ever since the season began, the media, led by the Spanish outlets Marca, AS etc., have been constant with the Juan Mata vs. Jose Mourinho narrative and have subsequently been publishing crap to sell papers fitting that narrative. When used to justify why Mata isn't in Mourinho's good books, the reply is often "Mata isn't Mourinho's type of player as Mourinho loves to park the bus." On what that assumption is based is a mystery altogether, but the scene at Chelsea looked …
Kevin De Bruyne waits on Chelsea call

Kevin De Bruyne waits on Chelsea call

Chelsea loanee Kevin De Bruyne has stated his desire to return to Stamford Bridge for the 2013/14 season, but is unsure whether that is where he will be next season. The Belgian is one of 25 players that Chelsea have on loan, having signed for the club from Genk in the January transfer window of 2011/2012, although he was immediately loaned back to Genk for the remainder of the campaign. This season he has been playing his football in the …
Chelsea Vs Malaysia XI Match Report | Player Talking Points

Chelsea Vs Malaysia XI Match Report | Player Talking Points

Chelsea’s second pre-season game saw them line up against the Malaysia XI in Kuala Lumpur, in which the London club eventually came out of 4-1 winners. In a humid and hot atmosphere, Jose Mourinho fielded two almost completely different teams for the first and second half. By half-time Chelsea were already 3-0 leaders, with the game eventually finishing 4-l, the Malaysia XI picking up a headed goal in the dying minutes. [caption id="attachment_35739" align="aligncenter" width="576"] First half side on the …
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 …
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