Michael Ballack, the former Chelsea playmaker, thinks that his former club is very much in the race for English Premier League this season, but the winter period would be very important.
Chelsea had a tough beginning in the English Premier League this season. At present, they are just 4 points adrift from leaders Arsenal. Still, the former German captain thinks that some good results would go in favor of Jose Mourinho's team and more that they would be able to lift the title.
The manager of Chelsea, Jose Mourinho, has said that his team has a very good chance now of making it to the next round of the Champions League.
Chelsea secured a convincing victory over the Romanian club Steaua Bucuresti yesterday and moved up in the Group E points table. The Blues are now at no. 3 with 3 points.
It was José Mourinho who brought Ashley Cole to Stamford Bridge back in 2006. The former Arsenal defender has established himself as one of the best in the world. He has managed to win all major trophies with Chelsea, but he reckons that he has more to offer for the club in the coming season.
Cole played under Mourinho for only one full season before the departure of the Portuguese manager in September 2007. Now that he is back for his second spell at the club, Cole wants to show his best form to the 50-year-old.
The manager of Chelsea, Rafa Benitez, has said that if his team manages to secure a top 4 finish by defeating Aston Villa in the upcoming match, it will boost the confidence of the team big time before the all important Europa League final which is going to be played at Amsterdam Arena on 15th of May. Chelsea’s opponent in that match will be Benfica.
The Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has said that he wants to beat the record set by the former England international David Beckham for the most number of international appearances for the England team. The 32-year-old midfielder is coming to the twilight of his career.
The Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has said that he wants the team to quickly followed to the memories of the 1-0 defeat against QPR on Wednesday night by focusing on the FA cup match against Southampton during the weekend.
The new Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has said that he feels that the Chelsea fans will understand that he is just a professional who was trying to protect his team when he was at Liverpool. The former Liverpool manager recently took over an interim job till the end of the season at Chelsea.
He replaces the manager Roberto di Matteo, who won the Champions League title only a few months ago. Due to the numerous comments he made about Chelsea and its fans when he was a Liverpool manager, the Chelsea fans have been extremely vocal in expressing their displeasure to this appointment.
Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo has said that he intends to use Daniel Sturridge more often than not this season. The future of the England striker has been speculated a lot in recent weeks after he has not been featuring in the starting line-up since the start of the new season.
The Chelsea manager Roberto di Matteo has said that even a great striker like Fernando Torres needs competition up front if he is to perform at his best. There have been suggestions that Chelsea have got the best out of the 28-year-old Spaniard only after the departure of Didier Drogba from the club.
Following their summer transfer spending Chelsea have already begun the process of bringing more money into the club by agreeing a renewal of their existing shirt sponsorship deal with Samsung - at improved terms believed to be in the region of £18 million a season.
However, the news will be greeted with mixed feelings amongst supporters of the club as the figures involved are considerably lower than those announced by Manchester United as part of their new shirt sponsorship deal with General Motors.