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Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic said that working with Jose Mourinho in one of the best clubs in Europe is a great honor for him.

The Bosnian has once again expressed his support towards the Portuguese coach. Words of support will certainly help now Mourinho, who found himself under fire after recent Chelsea’s weak performances.

Begovic said:

”I think it is unnecessary to talk about Jose’s qualities.”

”This is one of the leading experts in their work and it really is a privilege to work with him.

“He and all of us are doing everything to improve our game. When it comes to the Premier League, it is certain that we can do better. ”

”In some games we have not had any luck and in some we have not reflected our real quality. On the other hand, in the Champions League we are solid.”

“The fact that we are now in a worse league position than we expected does not affect my mood when it comes to my decision about signing for Chelsea,”

“I still believe that I made the right choice and it’s great a step ahead of me in my career, because Chelsea is a top club.”

“My time spent at Stoke was really great and I enjoyed it there, but Chelsea is a club on another level in terms of organisation, the environment and the global popularity.”

“The pressure is higher but it is a top club and it’s great to be a part of it.”

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Branislav Ivanovic’s agent Zoran Krneta is convinced that his Serbian client will renew his deal with Chelsea next summer but the same time he has not ruled out a move away from Stamford Bridge.

Even if Chelsea defender have struggled to fire in the Premier League with one of the worst defensive records ( 23 league goals in 12 matches), his agent is convinced that Ivanovic should not worry about his future

Krneta told InterLive.it :

”Probably he will renew his deal with Chelsea,”

Lately Ivanovic has been linked with a move to Inter Milan. Krneta does not rule out such a transfer, but in his opinion, it might occur not earlier than on summer.

”Rumours about Inter? In football everything is possible.”

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The legendary French footballer Zinedine Zidane has expressed his admiration for Chelsea’s ace Eden Hazard but at the same time warns against giving faith to the speculation about his transfer to Real Madrid.

Zidane told during a news conference:

”You’ll have to ask other people that,”

”I’m not in a position to answer. Me, I love the player.”

”He’s my favourite player [on the Belgian team],”

”He’s the one that gives me the most when I see Belgium play.”

”He has six months left. It’s part of a career — you have to accept that there’ll be times when you’re not as good.”

”But I’m not worried about him for the European Championship.”

 

 

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JOSE MOURINHO EDEN HAZARD

Thorgan Hazard has denied the rumors that his brother Eden is in conflict with Mourinho. Since some time Chelsea winger is a subject of the speculations about his departure from Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window.

After the numerous rumors about the conflict between Chelsea’s ace and the Portuguese coach everybody wonder what kind of future awaits the Belgian player. But his brother ensures that all those story has nothing to do with the truth.

Thorgan told Het Laatste Nieuws:

”He has never had a problem with Jose Mourinho. They accept each other.”

“There never has been. If Eden is not good, Mourinho says. If he is good, it’s the same.”

He is also convinced, that his brother will do everything possible to return to his best form:

“At Chelsea everything goes wrong, but with Belgium the atmosphere is different. I hope he will show that he still knows how to play football against Italy and Spain.”

”Eden doesn’t give up. He doesn’t doubt his qualities, he doesn’t panic. Even after a bad game, he keeps on trying.”

 

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Chelsea Ladies have suffered a major setback in their hopes of progressing after losing 1-2 at home to Wolfsburg in the Champions League.

Claire Rafferty’s third-minute own goal gave the German side the lead after just three minutes in the quarter-finals, but they drew level after Babett Peter then headed into her own net after the break. However, substitute Caroline Graham Hansen’s low finish gave the visitors the win in Staines.

Chelsea, who hadn’t played in four weeks after winning a league and cup double last season, were punished for their cautious start after they failed to clear a Lena Goessling free-kick, and captain Nilla Fischer’s poked shot was deflected in by Rafferty.

Wolfsburg, who won the competition in 2012 and 2013 and have reached the semi-finals in each of the last three seasons, pressed high up the pitch for much of the game but drew level after half time, but gave away the equaliser after Peter sent a looping header into her own net.

However, the visitors weren’t to be beaten, with Hansen firing a low drive past Chelsea keeper Hedvig Lindahl to steal the win.

The Blues now have to score at least twice in the away leg on 18th November.

Chelsea: Lindahl, Bright (Coombs 80), Flaherty, Fahey, Davison, Aluko, Ji, C Rafferty, Kirby, Borges, Chapman (c).

Subs not used: Hourihan, Coombs, Brett, Ayane, Spence, L Rafferty, Farrow.

Wolfsburg: Frohms, Fischer, Peter, Blasse, Popp (Graham Hansen 58), Maritz, Bernauer, Bachmann, Dickenmann (Jakabfi 81), Goessling, Bussaglia (Pajor).

Subs not used: Burmeister, Jakabfi, Wullaert, Bunte, Wedemeyer.

Referee: Katalin Kulscar (HUN)

Attendance: 1,610

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DIDIER DROGBA CHELSEA

Didier Drogba has revealed in his new autobiography that in his opinion, Mourinho successes at Chelsea will probably again run out due to the fact that he is coaching the team for too long. According to the Ivorian, when Mourinho is in charge “things often come in three-year cycles”.

In his new autobiography Drogba has reminded everyone how was the situation when Jose Mourinho was the coach of Chelsea for the first time. In his opinion, Mourinho’s current bad streak is a confirmation of so-called fatum of the third year.

”I believe things often come in three-year cycles (and) we had arrived at the end of such a cycle. ”

”By the start of the fourth (season) that Jose had been in charge, I think we had started to reach a point where it was sometimes harder for his message to get through”

”We wanted to hear it, we tried, but somehow we had lost a little bit of what made us special.”

However, legendary striker has praised his former coach for bringing a winning mentality to every team he takes charge of :

“One of his many qualities is that he brings a winning mentality to all the teams he manages. Once you know how to do it, you never forget, it stays with you for ever. And that is what he does with his players, at whichever club he is at.”

The majority of coaches when they arrive at a new club, they will say, “I’ll try to win but it will be difficult.’ Jose says, ‘I’m here to win.’’

“That rubs off on his players.”

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Former Chelsea defender Filipe Luis has urged Jose Mourinho to stop criticizing his players in the media because it has a bad effect on the morale of the team.

After a series of bad performances, Chelsea is a step away from the relegation zone. However, many people believes that the Portuguese coach instead of concentrating on the team, mainly engages in criticizing his players and speaking out about them contemptuously.

The Brazilian who played under Mourinho for one season is convinced, that the comments made by the Special One can be damaging to players.

Luis told Yahoo Sports:

”He [Mourinho] has his way of talking to the press, especially when the team loses, which can sometimes be damaging to certain players,”

”Some players benefit from criticism but for others they don’t.”

However, it should be recalled that Filipe Luis has failed to impress at Chelsea and during the summer transfer window he returned to Atletico Madrid after just one season.

 

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Ex Chelsea manager José Mourinho © Francesca Ceciarini

Former Chelsea player Frank Leboeuf has revealed that he knows what is the main reason for poor form of the Blues. In his opinion the only culprit is Jose Mourinho because he has lost the dressing room and what’s more as usual he has not been able to progress in the third year in charge for the same club.

The Frenchman is convinced, that Chelsea’s disastrous start to the season is caused by a lack of ability to cooperate by Mourinho with the same players for more than two years. According to former Chelsea player, the Portuguese coach has lost the dressing room because of the lack of creating good and lasting relationships with his players.

Leboeuf told RMC Sport :

”One gets the impression he has lost the dressing room, He has lost its leaders,”’’

”That means, as usual, he has not been able to progress in the third year.’’

 

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Juan Mata and Koke have backed their teammate from the Spanish national team Diego Costa. In their opinion Chelsea’s ace needs more time to return to his best form and everybody should patiently wait because it’s only a matter of time when Costa begins to score goals again.

Yesterday Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has confirmed that Costa is an important player in his team while today his compatriots has decided to back their striker. Both the coach and the players have denied rumors that temperament and aggression of the Chelsea player have disastrous impact on the national team.

Koke said:

“He’s really happy to play for Spain and we only need to be patient with him and he’ll get the luck he’s been missing this season.”

While Juan Mata added:

”Right now we’re in the same team, Spain, and we want him to score goals. He’s not in the best moment right now as he’s not scoring as many as last season but I’m sure he’ll soon start to score for Chelsea and for us as he’s not forgotten how to.”

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Kenedy admitted that playing Chelsea is a dream come true for him. Brazilian attacking midfielder says it’s outstanding to have a chance to play alongside players, whom he knew only of video games.

Young Chelsea player said, that it’s surrealistic for him to be able to share the dressing room with his idols. Even if Kenedy made only six appearances so far for the Blue heenthusiastically looks to the future.

Kenedy said:

”Ever since i was a child, I dreamed about playing for Chelsea. And I left [Brazil] for a big challenge, that is to play in the Premier League.”

”You play in video games, you see those beautiful stadiums and crowds. Especially Chelsea’s that is quite beautiful. And when you step on a pitch like that for the first time, you get goosebumps.”

”Sometimes I stop and think…’Holy S***, today I’m playing next to John Terry when I was playing with him in my video game only a while ago.”

”[Jose Mourinho] tested me as a centre back and as a full back, and I played there. For me, what matters is to be able to play, no matter the position.”

 

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