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Real Madrid chairman Florentino Perez just announced that Carlo Ancelotti is not the club manager anymore.

The ex Chelsea manager was sacked after a disappointing 2015, where the club lost La Liga in favour of Barcelona and was knocked out in the Champions League semifinal by Juventus with two very bad displays.

In 2014 Ancelotti won 4 titles: Champions League, Spain Cup, European SuperCup and World Club Challenge.

This was not enough to keep him on the bench of the most famous club in the world, that is always really demanding with every manager.

The main candidate to take Ancelotti’s place is another ex Chelsea manager: Rafa Benitez.

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Drogba and Fabregas lifting the trophies Chelsea won this season: the Premier League and Capital One Cup © Francesca Ceciarini

Our exclusive photo gallery from the Chelsea 2015 Champions Parade in Fulham.

Please note all pictures are © Francesca Ceciarini, every abuse will be prosecuted. 

 

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CHELSEA PARARE PREMIER LEAGUE 2015
Chelsea players enjoying the parade © Francesca Ceciarini

During the victory parade through West London, members of the champion side shared their thoughts with Chelsea TV.

“We will have great future,” Branislav ‘2 goal’ Ivanovic stated, notifying that Chelsea will need to work hard in order to stay ahead of the curve.

Courtois was asked if he ever expected to have won two different league titles in a row: “no of course not… here with City, Arsenal, United and Liverpool its great,” while also mentioning the difficulty of winning La Liga with Atletico Madrid. When asked if he’s affected by the barrage of celery he answered: “not so much you know I have the reflexes.”

Conversely, long time Blue John Obi Mikel was struggling with the fans’ unique way of showing admiration. “They should be celebrating not trying to kill us,” he remarked, before speaking on the emerging youth players: “there’s lots of young players coming into the team and the manager is willing to give them chances.”

Captain John Terry also spoke on the younger members of the squad: “They’re still young… they’re still hungry and its down to them keep putting a smile on the Chelsea fans’ faces,” he commented. “They’ve been different class.”

Terry also commented on the departure of a number of team mates throughout his tenure, after what he personally believes to be his best season: “Year after year we’re seeing the greats go; I’m gonna be sad to go but one day it’ll come to and end.”

This happened right before legend Didier Drogba sang “we want you to stay, Petr Cech we want you to stay,” before leading the cheers with the classic ‘Blue is the colour.’

Drogba went on to discuss the significance of winning again with Chelsea: “this trophy is really special because for me to come back and win this trophy it means a lot”

Cech, expected to leave the club, also shared his thoughts: “[the fans] mean to me the same as part of my family… we are all blue so we are all the same… we fight together all year. Thanks to you all; this group of people [the Chelsea squad] deserve all of your support.”

After the old guard shared their views, Chelsea’s special one José Mourinho spoke briefly: “Thank you for everything, thank you for the support, book another place for the parade next season I hope we can give you that.”

Mourinho was then asked to sing, replying “I cant sing” to his champion side, before attempting to sing ‘Blue is the colour’ to the Chelsea fans, who would be likely to give him stick for not knowing the words if he didn’t do such a good job this season.

With the main part of the parade coming to a close, Chelsea fans look on their team, hoping that they can remain the ‘best team in the land’ for years to come.

 

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Baba Rahman plays for FC Ausburg and Chelsea are now interested on him to replace the departing Felipe Luis.

The Ghanian impressed this season in Germany playing 27 games and being on top in all defensive rankings. He could be the perfect match for the new policy of young and winning club that Chelsea are following.

He arrived in Germany three years ago when he was 19 joining SpVgg Greuther Fürth – in the second league – and after two seasons made his debut in Bundesliga with the Ausburg jersey.

Now Chelsea is monitoring his situation, since they think he could be the perfect replacement of Felipe Luis, who will go back to Atletico Madrid this summer.

 

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SAMI KHEDIRA
Sami Khedira spent five season at Real Madrid

Sami Khedira is a real target for Chelsea, even though Blues have to beat many other clubs racing for him.

Mourinho and the midfielder had three seasons together in Real Madrid side winning one Copa del Rey and one La Liga. Jose always praised the German for his way to interpret the role and his tenacity.

Last two seasons Sami struggled to be part of the first XI playing only 25 matches, Carlo Ancelotti preferred Modric and Kroos. So this summer Khedira will have the chance to move somewhere that can allow him to show his skills, and Mourinho’s squad could be the great chance.

Chelsea have to beat the competition of many European clubs with Arsenal and Schalke 04 on top.

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Wallace has never made an official appearance in a Chelsea shirt

Wallace Oliveira dos Santos joined Chelsea in January 2013 and now he’s willing to move in Benfica.

The 21-year-old after six months on loan in Inter Milan last season, without impressing the club with just three appearances, was send to Vitesse on June 2013. This season he played 19 games and scoring 1 goal delighting either Chelsea and Vitesse.

The Brazilian recently he made clear his desire speaking to Record on Monday saying: “I prefer to play at Benfica”.

He could be involved in the deal to let Chelsea buy Nico Gaitan from Benfica this summer.

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Our exclusive pics from today at the Bridge!

Please note alle the photos are © Francesca Ceciarini, every abuse will be prosecuted.

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Cech can leave Chelsea this summer

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech revealed he is still open to staying at Chelsea, after speaking to Sky Sports.

Cech played in the club’s last game of the season against Sunderland, but has apparently been trying to negotiate a move away from the club to secure more regular first team football.

When asked whether it was his last game at Stamford Bridge, Cech replied:

I don’t know.

“I still have a year on my contract and now that the season is over I will sit down and think about my decision, what I will want to do, and let’s see, but I haven’t made any decision and I will see how we go in the summer, and what I want to do and I will see my agent as well.

“I will look at the possibilities and then decide because I still enjoy playing at the highest level, and I love playing with the best players in the world and still being on the pitch.

“It hasn’t changed, so let’s see what will happen. “

Cech has been at Chelsea for 11 years and has won all four of the club’s Premier League titles, as well several FA and League Cups, the Champions League and th Europa League. But, the Czech knows that should he choose to leave the club, the decision won’t be taken lightly:

Life is about taking every challenge you can if you want to be successful.

“If this is the end, so be it, and I will take on another challenge, and hopefully it will be as incredible as the journey I made with this club.”

But, the 33-year old also acknowledged that several clubs were interested in acquiring his services:

As I said, we will see and discuss all the possibilities, and obviously we will make the decision which is best for everyone.”

It will be the hardest decision I have ever had to make but that’s football. Let’s hope for a bright future.”

However, no matter what happens, Cech said he very much enjoyed Chelsea’s title celebrations – the first time they have happened since 2010. He was also quick to praise striker Didier Drogba, who was playing his last game in a Chelsea shirt.

Of course it’s been an emotional day not least because of winning the league but also because Didier [Drogba] is making his farewell.

“He’s been a true gentleman of the club and I think he deserves all of this.”

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Although John Terry is delighted to be finally be celebrating their success, headmitted today that Chelsea’s title party is sad due to Didier Drogba’s second departure.

The veteran Ivorian announced before the 3-1 win over Sunderland that he is going to leave the Blues when his contract expires in the summer.

The captain said: “It has been five years since we won the title. It has been a long time and hurts when you see other teams lift it.”

“It is an unbelievable day – the whole squad have been top class from day one – but a sad one with Didier leaving today.”

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