Brazil vs Mexico Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

Brazil vs Mexico Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

The World Cup has met everyone’s expectations and more in terms of entertaining and exciting games and after the first round of games, the teams in Group A are back in action for their second match. Brazil and Mexico both won their opening games and a win for either side here will all but guarantee them a place in the next round of the tournament. Brazil After a shaky start to the match, Brazil eventually had enough in the tank …
Which Three Attacking Midfielders Should Start For Chelsea? | Stats

Which Three Attacking Midfielders Should Start For Chelsea? | Stats

Many thought Chelsea bought too many attacking midfielders in the summer, given that Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar were all already at the club, but the side relies upon their array of number tens. Jose Mourinho expects his three creative midfielders to work hard in both halves of the pitch and it was Mata's failure to do the hard yards that cost him his place in the side. The likes of Willian, Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah have all …
Mourinho’s Matter with Mata: The Rapidly Discounted Importance of Juan

Mourinho’s Matter with Mata: The Rapidly Discounted Importance of Juan

“I’m sorry I couldn't make Juan a stronger player.”
Not the selection of words one would enjoy any manager choosing to use to describe you. It’s understandable, then, that Juan Mata got the hint that his future was no longer with Chelsea. So, on January 26th, Juan Mata made successful his escape from Chelsea and approved a £37.1m transfer deal to Manchester United. No longer would he be asked to patrol the outer reaches of the Chelsea right …
Mourinho fumes at Foy

Mourinho fumes at Foy

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has called on the Barclays Premier League to stop sending Chris Foy to referee their games. Following his sides 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa, Mourinho was highly critical of Foy's performance. The game saw Mourinho himself sent to the stands and Ramires and Willian were both given red cards. In his post game press conference, Mourinho said "Maybe it's helpful that the (Premier League referees') committee doesn't send him (Foy) to our matches,"  "I don't have the …
Manchester City vs Chelsea FA Cup Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Manchester City vs Chelsea FA Cup Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Man City and Chelsea meet at the Etihad Stadium for the second time in two weeks, in a mouth-watering fifth round FA Cup clash. The two favourites for the title put their Premier League aspirations to one side in a competition which both teams have been successful in recent years. Either City or Chelsea have contested each of the last five FA Cup Final's, with Chelsea winning on three occasions and Man City winning one, having lost in the final …
Willian vs Manchester United | Player Performance Analysis

Willian vs Manchester United | Player Performance Analysis

Just over halfway through the season and it seems like Willian made the right decision in moving to Chelsea. It has taken some time for him to adjust to the Premier League but recently he has adjusted well and has now cemented his place in the starting 11 as one of the Blues' key players. Mourinho looks like he favours the directness of the Brazilian on the right side, ahead of the technical playmaker Mata. During Sunday’s game against Manchester …
What's the Mata asks Mourinho

What's the Mata asks Mourinho

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has spoken about want away attacker Juan Mata and his desire to keep the Spaniard at the club beyond this January's transfer window. Following yesterday's 3-0 victory away at Southampton, Mourinho was forced to talk about Mata after the Spaniard reacted angrily to being substituted in the 53rd minute of the game. ‘I don’t want him to go, that is my opinion and that is my wish – but my door is open,’ he said. ‘The …
Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Hazard, David Luiz and Jose’s Preferred XI

Carmille’s Chelsea Column: Hazard, David Luiz and Jose’s Preferred XI

This week’s column will discuss the issue surrounding Chelsea’s preferred XI and in doing so will focus on Eden Hazard and David Luiz. Could the talent at Jose Mourinho’s disposal be causing more harm than good? Chelsea endured a week of fantastic results, rising to second on the domestic league after a late victory over Manchester City and a Capital One Cup victory over Arsenal, only to be disappointed by a dismal and uncharacteristically lacklustre display at St James’ Park …
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