Trending now:   Manchester United  •  Arsenal  •  Chelsea  •  Liverpool  •  Real Madrid  •  Barcelona  •  SC Freiburg  •  Newcastle United  •  Manchester City  •  Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea

Teams /  England  / Chelsea 
Chelsea have 19,167 Fans
 
 
 
 
 

Latest Chelsea Videos

v
Yesterday

Latest Chelsea Match Round Up

Last Match
Sat, 25th Jul 2015
Next Match
Wed, 29th Jul 2015
Latest Chelsea Transfer Rumours
Chelsea
Rumour
6 days ago via Mail Online and 1 other source
Chelsea
Rumour
1 week ago via The Evening Standard
Chelsea
Rumour
1 week ago via Dailystar.co.uk

Share your thoughts
Comments
Page 1 of 9399
http://www.chelseafc.com/news/latest-news/2015/07/filipe-luis-returns-to-atletico.html

Farewell, Phil! Good luck at Atleti. Hope you win another league title ^_^
http://www.espnfc.com/blog/the-toe-poke/65/post/2539088/jose-mourinho-pranks-chelsea-staff

Trolling other managers? Check, trolling players check. Now he's trolling his own staff too :P
+1
"Being more unpredictable is to have different ways to play," he said in an interview with several national newspapers. "With the strikers we have, we can play with two strikers together more than we did before."

Told you guys we would play two strikers more often.
This season will be a lot of fun. Looks like Jimmy + Eidur, and Drogba + Eidur have new followers coming soon.
My opinions. (Sorry for the long read).

1 - Jose Mourinho
-----------------------

I for one am critical of his character and I am sure most regular readers of this page already know that. I know he CANT change, so no need to even talk about it, but I honestly wish he can just keep shut at times, his comments are border line hypocrisy for me e.g. -> "Others are buying the title", while this may be true, Jose is the last person who should offer such a comment. Anyway, no big deal, it same old jose.


2 -> Transfers
-----------------------------

Jose has led one of the most efficient transformation from an ageing squad to the a young and vibrant squad over the last two seasons, all with a net spend of about 15mil. That is genius stuff, considering that united is buying the universe to achieve thesame thing and they still MAY fail.

However, I am starting to feel what I call "the arrogance of power" is setting in for jose. In my opinion, he is starting to make unnecessary buys, or what I call luxury buys. I call it "arrogance" because, it is that feeling you get when you never see your faults but OVER EXAGGERATE your STRENGTHS.

I said at the times we made the following purchases that they were not needed

1 - Filipe Luis
2 - Mohammed Salah
3 - Curdrado

Filipe Luis because we let bertrand go, who is younger, it was obvious that Luis cant bench Azpi, and as a top player, he would want to play week in week out

Salah - I think we only got him so liverpool wont get him but as a result, the EPL may lose a quality player who we never needed, he is not the typical "Mou" player

Cuardrado - I still stand by my words, I will be shocked if he scores 5 goals this season, its not all about confidence, the guy is just not "Chelsea Type".


3 -> Our Chances This Season
-----------------------------------

I know Jose and most chelsea fans are arrogantly thinking it will be thesame this season. Every "quality team" has improved already, even "southampton and swansea", considering that Jose wont rotate to save his life, I can see us wearing out by december again and getting spanked in January by southampton/Swansea etc and get knocked out of UCL by march when Fabregas is on his annual 2nd half slum and Matic is tired cos he has played every minute of the season.


I may be wrong but I dont even think our first eleven is good enough for europe, now compound that with the fact that we dont have good depth.. It is sad. Imagine the following situations

1 - JT gets injured and you then have Cahill and Zouma, or say Cahill gets injured also.

2 - Most importantly, Midfield!!! If matic gets injured? who comes in Mikel? - P.s : I am a Nigerian and I can tell you that mikel is at best a player for closing out games. I feel we should have gone in for Aranguiz / some solid 2nd choice DM.



4 - Hope And Expectations
----------------------------

The situation may look funny based on the facts above but I trust jose and I am sure we would at least win a trophy, I would love to retain the EPL and maybe the FA cup. I honestly dont see us winning the UCL.



+1
Agreed with almost everything you said, Sam. But most of the Chelsea fans I know are finding it weird that we didn't upgrade our squad at all. Maybe it's good - give youngsters a chance. But it sure does feel weird after spending almost every window.

No way we're good enough for Europe. Semis at best.
Thanks for the post Samscroft! I understand how you feel mate, but here's how I see things.

1. Jose Mourinho

I think it's funny how when most people crucify him for what he says, they rarely put everything that he said into context. When they do that and then start ranting, name calling, crying foul etc. it makes me sad to read only because most of the time he actually is speaking the truth, yet the bias of his persona/reputation makes it hard for anyone to see that.

This is the full quote:

"In the beginning of Mr. Abramovich coming to Chelsea, Chelsea was buying the title. Now, [our rivals] are buying the title. All of them, they are buying the title. It is up to us to be strong and to fight them and, obviously, to try and win it again, even without the big investments."

He clearly acknowledges that we did the same thing in the beginning of the Roman era and over the past decade, but that NOW we are headed in a different direction (adhering to FFP and trying to maintain a balance of the squad) so that, for me, rules out his alleged "hypocrisy." We basically bought a massive group of star players to compete with the status quo/ usual suspects of winners and make our stake. What's actually hypocritical is that when we did it, we were and still are labeled in such a negative light (Chel$ki, Sugar daddy club, plastic fans, the list goes on). Now when other teams buy heavily so to compete with us, it's normal and no one should say anything about it? In fact, it's even our fault that people do this now. Hilarious. My thoughts are that when Mourinho says something, try to find the full quote and first understand where he's coming from rather than immediately cry foul.

2. Transfers

Sure, we have made transfer blunders. What team hasn't? I think it's a bit of a stretch to say it's due to arrogance. What is a Chelsea player? How can we define that? Because if we can, then other teams can and we become predictable in terms of what we possess. By making these investments in different style players it allows us to have options for how to play. Sometimes it works, (i.e. Hazard and Fabregas - both not "Chelsea players" of the old module) and sometimes it does not.

It would also be hypocritical of us as fans to want these huge transfer buys to compete when we ALWAYS are asking for the youth to be incorporated into the squad. It makes me laugh whenever I read on this forum about youth players game time in the first team when we slaughter players like Oscar, Mikel, Willian, etc when they have a bad run of form. Youth players may have a good game or two, but what makes a starter is that they can be CONSISTENT from game to game no matter how tired they are and how many games they have played. If we have such unrealistic standards for our starting XI already, wanting big names every transfer window, our youth don't have a chance.

3. Chances this season

I for one, am definitely not thinking we will stroll to the title like we did last season. It kind of adds to my first point is that other teams need to buy heavy to compete with us because last season we won by a mile. Us on the other hand need to perfect what we have, not really add to it. Who here thinks that Costa was 100%? Or that Hazard was operating at his fullest potential? What of the growth of Oscar? So many players have immense room for improvement. I think it's the smartest thing we can do to just strengthen what we have. With Mourinho, he takes things match to match. He will not have his eyes on the prize already. He's a pragmatist and that is why he is one of the best managers in the world.

4. Hopes for the season

I have similar hopes, but I do think we will have a decent UCL run. On paper it doesn't look like we can win it, but you never know.
+2
José Trollinho is back.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jul/28/jose-mourinho-arsene-wenger-manuel-pellegrini-full-transcript
+1
If you want a couple of words describing why Hazard was so important to this team last season: "Does Hazard have the personality to be a leader?
On the pitch he leads. He is not afraid to take responsibility. He is not afraid to get the team from a dark situation and bring blue sky again for the team." 1-0 Manchester Utd springs to mind. A true leader performance.

+1
i don't think any other people would agree with jose beside chelsea and real madrid fans, after all he is the biggest spender in the last decade.
+1
@Diotan524

he's also one of the biggest seller.

Ibrahimovic: 60 million
David Luiz: 50 million
Mata: 37.5 million
Lukaku: 28 million

That's what happens when you are the best manager at the biggest clubs. You buy and sell expensive players.
+1
@Diontan: That's because it is fashionable to call him a c**t.
+1
^Truer words have never been spoken.
Last seasons best players in the world according to Jose:

#1. Messi
#2. Hazard
#3. Ronaldo

1st "Rivals buying title" and now this to troll Ronaldo and real fans.

He is doing his best to piss-off whole world :P
+1
Anyways, I prefer Rahman despite the fee. Telles isnt the best at defending.. he really reminds me of Moreno of liverpool
I think Rahman is the Lukaku of CB. Don't worry, I don't mean it like that..

..I mean in terms of physical attributes, he is raw for sure, but he has the potential to become world class just needs proper tutelage. I'd prefer Rahman too.
Alex Telles (Brazilian LB, from Galatasaray) to Chelsea is near completion.
+1
Another Brazilian?? Jose and his love for Portuguese speaking players is becoming predictable :P
Galatasaray's 22-year-old full-back Alex Telles is reportedly close to sealing his move to Stamford Bridge according to David Amoyal from gianlucadimarzio.com.

While no transfer fees were mentioned in the report, Amoyal states that Chelsea and Galatasaray are in the final stages of negotiations, beating Juventus and Inter for the promising young Brazilian.


Hmmmm. Ironic how I bought him on fifa about a week ago. *cue bobby schmurdas song*
howdid you manage to buy him on fifa when most people never heard of him. you must be using a 3 star club with minimal budget
Link or die.
Drogba goes to Montreal, good luck Drogba , Beast it there
+5
Too bad sounders didn't go for him; anyway I will be seeing him/lampy at least once :)
Hey guys. With the Premier League set to commence on August 8th so will the new season of Fantasy Premier League. Last season we had a Head-To-Head league for Footytube members with over 40 participants, and it was great fun.

I've taken the initiative to create another Head-To-Head league for anyone here on Footytube who is interested. Here is the league code:

321123-226354

Hope to see you in the league!
+3


1 hour ago
José Mourinho is not prone to complacency but he may hold off on more big-name purchases until he finds out if rivals are ready to mount a decent challenge this season
2 hours ago
Cesc Fàbregas takes on Barcelona on Tuesday night urging his Chelsea team-mates to emulate the European champions, and his former team, and bring the Champions League trophy back to Stamford Bridge
4 hours ago
Featuring a volley from a Milan derby, a new free-kick routine from Bavaria, an overhead kick from Zagreb, a chip from New York and a blaster from Belgium
14 hours ago
José Mourinho on why Arsenal are not the poor relatives, confusing Manuel Pellegrini with Mauricio Pellegrino and Eden Hazard’s lucky escape
16 hours ago
Chelsea’s José Mourinho said anyone who thought Arsenal were not among the Premier League’s big spenders should ‘get a calculator’
Yesterday
José Mourinho is confident Eden Hazard has the ability to improve on a season which saw the Belgian crowned the double player of the year
1 day ago
Chelsea’s José Mourinho will return with a £26m offer for John Stones after his £20m bid was refused and Everton’s manager, Roberto Martínez, was unhappy with the approach
1 day ago
The Chelsea captain ruled out the prospect of ending his Premier League career anywhere but Stamford Bridge – but would consider joining Lampard and Gerrard in MLS
2 days ago
Chelsea goalkeeper scores the winning spot-kick as Chelsea beat PSG 6-5 on penalties in an entertaining pre-season friendly in Charlotte
2 days ago
Chelsea’s attacking midfielder Eden Hazard is one of the most fouled players in the Premier League, but he is happy to smile through the pain
3 days ago
Chelsea’s Diego Costa, who scored 20 goals in an occasionally controversial first season in England, has said he will never change his style of play
4 days ago
The Chelsea manager said his former forward ‘needs to feel important’ as speculation mounts that City are preparing to break the British transfer record for the Wolfsburg player
4 days ago
Michael Essien, the Ghanaian midfielder, tips Radamel Falcao to find his best form at Chelsea under José Mourinho while he himself concentrates on bedding in at Panathinaikos and supporting his campaign against the spread of Ebola in Africa
5 days ago
The Chelsea goalkeeper believes Petr Cech’s departure makes ‘no difference’ to his status
5 days ago
Steve Brenner: Plucky Red Bulls shine on a night to forget for Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea
5 days ago
Chelsea were defeated 4-2 by New York Red Bulls in their pre-season friendly, conceding four second-half goals
6 days ago
Judge says supporters pushing a black commuter out of a carriage tarnished English football, adding that such behaviour must be stamped out
6 days ago
Gary Cahill has urged John Stones to leave Everton and join Chelsea, saying the defender would get to enrich his CV in ways which would not be possible at Goodison Park
6 days ago
José Mourinho took a swipe at Roberto Martínez as the pursuit of Everton’s John Stones continued to provoke anger on both sides
1 week ago
Cesc Fábregas and Diego Costa have been backed by César Azpilicueta to perform even more outstandingly for Chelsea in the new season

Premier League Table

Form
PTS
GD
GA
GF
L
D
W
Pl
Pos
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
C/L  C/L Qualifying  UEFA Cup  Relegation 

In the Chelsea Forum

9 comments
54 comments
11 comments
8 comments
3 comments

In the Stands

1 comments
3 comments
5 comments
2 comments
27 comments

   
Kick4Life - changing lives through football