It seems that wherever Jose Mourinho ends up, the media has a field day. His days running Real Madrid were filled with controversy and headlines sparked by the media after every loss (or even draw). Everything this man does is overly analysed and, perhaps improperly blamed on the vocal coach who is never short of something headline grabbing to say. As a fan of world football, I see articles everywhere talking about Chelsea’s latest mistake and what Mourinho needs to do to right the ship, but after looking a little deeper, it seems that a lot of this criticism is simply too much.
Jose Mourinho suffered another set-back last night as he watched his Chelsea side crash out of the League Cup to lowly Sunderland as they lost 2-1 thanks to an injury time goal from Ki. It was a poor performance from the capital side, so here are three players who I think should lose their place for the weekend.
Jose Mourinho is a man who knows what he’s doing. The Portuguese coach has won two Champions League trophies, five league titles and a host of other accolades, both as gaffer and individually. Like I said, he knows what he’s doing. However, I once won League Two with Havant and Waterlooville on Championship Manager in 2002 so I am here to give him my expert advice. After reading reports that Chelsea could be looking to sign Fredy Guarin from Inter, I would suggest to the bosses that they should forget about him and go in for this chap.
The Chelsea side is currently crammed with creative talent who can sit behind the striker. Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, Oscar, Willian, Frank Lampard, Kevin de Bruyne and Marco van Ginkel can all rotate in the attacking midfield areas, but there is one man who I would suggest is perfectly designed for the Blues side. That man is Hoffenheim’s Roberto Fermino.
The striker situation at Chelsea is a rather dire one. They haven’t yet found a man that will consistently score goals for them in every competition. The fact is that Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o have managed just four goals between them in the Premier League. The form of Oscar and Eden Hazard is the basis of their attacking prowess. Mourinho needs to seriously address this situation in January because the Blues are a consistent striker short of being serious title contenders.
A lot has been said about Chelsea’s strikers this season. Between them, Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba have scored just four goals all season while Romelu Lukaku is enjoying his loan spell at Everton, scoring eight goals in 10 league starts. But which forward should the Blues be looking at during the January transfer window?
After struggling to beat a resilient Sunderland side at the Stadium of Light in the week, Chelsea travelled to Stoke to try and close the gap between themselves and leaders Arsenal, but it didn’t go to plan for the west London side. A last gasp goal from Oussama Assaidi handed Jose Mourinho’s men a 3-2 defeat and saw them return to the capital with no points. Following the loss, here are three players who should be dropped, in my opinion.
Stoke secured an important point at home to Cardiff on Wednesday as they played out a 0-0 draw ahead of a weekend visit from a dangerous Chelsea side.
Chelsea travel to Stoke tomorrow afternoon in what is renowned as an incredibly tough place to go. Jose Mourinho’s men have struggled at points on the road this season and will be in no mood to do so again when they get to the Britannia, so here are three things that the Special One should do in order to enhance the Blues’ chances of victory.
Chelsea may have conceded three goals away at Sunderland last night, but they also peppered the Black Cats’ goal and got their just rewards as they ran out 4-3 winners at the Stadium of Light. There was one man who shone for the Blues, and that was Eden Hazard.
After eight games without a win to start the season, new manager Gus Poyet has injected some hope back into the Sunderland fans with two wins and a draw in their last five. Now, Poyet invites his former club Chelsea to the Stadium of Light, and it will be no easy game for Jose Mourinho’s side. Here is what I’d do if I was the Special One.
Another team that are constantly linked with players around the world is Chelsea. They have the riches and the current talent to be linked with a number of top teams around the world and that’s the majority of their rumours, with a sprinkling of youth prospects.
Chelsea fell to a 1-0 defeat away at FC Basel last night in the Champions League, and although the Blues have qualified for the knockout rounds, there was a lot to moan about. Here are five things that we learned from the tie.
Chelsea’s season has been a positive one so far in my opinion. The return of Jose Mourinho has seen them climb top of their Champions League group and they sit narrowly behind leaders Arsenal in the Premier League, but there has been a few things that have been bugging me.
Robert Lewandowski is out of contract in the summer, and while Borussia Dortmund have no choice but to watch his name be thrown around linked to other clubs, ITV are reporting that Chelsea are ready to make the Poland international an offer he can’t refuse. But should they sign the 25-year-old, what will they be getting?