Drogba, Malouda, Kalou and Bosingwa are all players who should leave Chelsea in the next transfer window, with Raul Meireles and Lukaku being sent out on loan to make way for new players.
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Fernando Torres, Raul Meireles and Nicolas Anelka were all lining up against their former club Liverpool this afternoon hoping to grab a goal that would help Chelsea avoid a second consecutive home defeat in nine years, however it was a former Blue now playing for the Reds who scored to condemn Villas-Boas’s side to a second home defeat in a row.
The 28-year-old is in a better position than most to judge, too. He was a substitute for Liverpool when they won 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on the season’s second weekend, just over a week before becoming a Chelsea player.
Fernando Torres scored twice during Chelsea's comfortable 5-0 victory on Wednesday, a win that matched the club's biggest ever in the Champions League.
Petr Cech believes Montenegro will give his Czech Republic side a difficult time in next month’s European Championship qualifying play-offs.
Chelsea have started off their campaign with a relatively good flow of results, apart from the obvious loss to Manchester United, which we were unlucky to come away with. This result aside, the recent few fixtures are showing healthy signs that Villas-Boas has a good understanding of the Premier league, and that his blueprints of a 4-4-3 system that he once used at Porto, and is now implementing on the Blues, is starting to work. But there is one key ingredient that Chelsea are still missing, a playmaker.
After eight matches, six in the Premier League, one Champions League, and one Carling Cup, I have picked my top ten performers so far.
The Blues are delighted to welcome back Petr Cech from injury, despite winning both games whilst he has been injured, it is clear the superb keeper has been missed.
As I look ahead for the game tomorrow, I believe that Andre Villas-Boas will choose a strong attacking line-up
New signing Raul Meireles knows his move to Chelsea was assisted by how keen the Blues were to sign him.
Chelsea FC, on deadline day, confirmed the signing of Portuguese midfielder, Raul Meireles, putting pen to paper on a four year deal.
Chelsea target Raul Meireles was taken off against Exeter in the League Cup tonight following a shoulder injury.
The latest midfielder linked with a move to Stamford Bridge is Liverpool's 2011 PFA Fans' Player of the Year, Raul Meireles.