Eden Hazard provided a massive boost to Chelsea by signing a new five and a half year contract with the London club. This finally brought an end to rumours that he would move back across the Channel to play for Paris St Germain.
Despite being a Belgian by birth, Hazard has spent a lot of time in French football with the likes of Lille. Even when he was at Lille, there were rumours about the 24-year-old joining a top French club like Paris St Germain or Marseille. However, there were not many clubs that could afford his £ 32 million transfer fee back in 2012. Read more »
Chelsea forward Didier Drogba says that the club are afraid of suffering yet another defeat to Tottenham in the League Cup final.
The two teams met each other in the 2007 League Cup final. Drogba opened the scoring back then and it seemed to be yet another comfortable victory for the blues. However, Tottenham stunned the opposition by producing a comeback victory. The two teams will be coming up against each other for the first time in a final since then. Inevitably, memories have gone back to that night at the new Wembley.
Even though the two teams have changed a lot, a few players like Terry and Drogba continue to be part of this fixture. They have recalled the fateful night in which Chelsea could have added a trophy. In the end, the blues finished as runners-up in three different competition. Read more »
Jose Mourinho did a couple of smart deals in terms of money during the mid-season transfer window, but, those dealings might not have made his squad any stronger.
Coming into the second half of the season, everyone knew that Chelsea had one of the best midfield combinations in the Premier League, if not the best, but, where they were a little bit weak at was the heart of defence. Read more »
Chelsea lead at the top of the table has been cut to just three points in the space of a few weeks, but striker Didier Drogba says that he knew all along that the blues were not going to run away with the title.
Manchester City’s impressive form over the last few weeks – despite missing key players like Sergio Aguero – and Chelsea dropping points against the likes of Southampton and Sunderland has seen the lead cut to just three points going into 2015. At one point, Chelsea had a nine point advantage over City.
The recent 1-1 draw is the latest in a string of dropped points for Jose Mourinho’s men, but they were let off the hook by City who could only manage 2-2 draw with Burnley at home. City were expected to be certainties for three points this match, but they have shown frailty at the Etihad stadium unlike in recent seasons. Read more »