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Super agent Jorge Mendes has been named as the world’s most powerful football agent by Forbes. Among his clients are Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, Radamel Falcao and Diego Costa.

Forbes has revealed, that the Portuguese football agent had negotiated contracts for his clients worth £627.88million what makes him second-most powerful agent in world sport and world’s most powerful football agent.

Among Mendes clients are Jose Mourinho, Diego Costa, Radamel Falcao but also Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez, Angel di Maria and Eliaquim Mangala.

This is an another award for the super agent as he was named FIFA’s Agent of the Year three times in the past.

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed, that he is deeply hurt with the FA’s decision to ban Diego Costa for three matches after the Spaniard has been found guilty of violent conduct. The Special One has admitted also , that the Blues might not be able to cope with the loss.

The Portuguese manager does not hide that he is very disappointed with the FA’s decision regarding his striker. Especially after finding out that the FA rescinded Gabriel’s red card. What is more,the Special One has said, that in his opinion the club might not be able to cope with the loss of Costa.

Mourinho said:

“Every time you lose a player it’s not good for the team and easier to accept an injury. An injury is part of the game and we have to be mentally ready,”

“But this kind of situation goes much, much, much, much more deeply and the team is hurting, obviously. I don’t know if the squad can cope without Costa”

“The team has lost an important player for three matches and don’t need to lose their manager. So I prefer to keep calm and quiet.”

“If I bring examples and go deep and bring feelings into the discussion a big suspension will be waiting and I don’t want that. The team doesn’t need that.”

The Spaniard will miss Premier League clashes against Newcastle and Southampton.


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Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez has been criticised by a high ranking Real Madrid official, according to Spanish journalist Jose Manuel Garcia.

Benitez became manager of the Spanish giants in the Summer after the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti. The former Chelsea Interim Manager left his job at Napoli to return to his homeland, following Jose Mourinho who also left Serie A for the Santiago Bernabeu in 2010.

Mouinho left Real Madrid in an acrimonious manner in 2013 to return to Chelsea following a fall out with many of the high profile players and senior officials at the club. Benitez, with whom Mourinho had a number of clashes when the Spaniard was manager of Liverpool and the Portuguese at Stamford Bridge.

The two men have now been compared again after an official at Madrid, according to Garcia, likened Benitez to the two time European Cup winner, or specifically a “pain in the arse” version of the Chelsea manager.

Garcia, writing in a blog for El Confidencial , quotes someone in the Madrid hierarchy following other quotes from players and agents criticising Benitez’ training regimes. Daily training has become “an intolerable bore” and players leave “wishing the next day doesn’t come, since the next day threatens to be a big dose of the same”.

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Arsene Wenger claims that the FA’s decision to rescind the red cad Gabriel received during Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday repairs only a small amount of the damage he believes the referee did.

Gabriel was sent off after reacting to Diego Costa’s provocation following a slight scrap the Spain striker got into with Laurent Koscielny. The action taken by the FA also includes a three match ban for Costa, the first of which was last night’s 4-1 win over Walsall in the League Cup.

Arsenal reacted well to Saturday’s defeat with a 2-1 win over North London rivals Spurs in their own League Cup tie, and afterwards Wenger insisted that the retrospective action by the FA came too late for his hard done by team.

“It just shows that they decided after the game what should have happened during the game,” he moaned.

Continuing, the Frenchman, who has a terrible record against Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho with just one win in 15 matches, claimed to still be angry about the decision to not punish Costa during the game.

“They repair five per cent of the damage which has been done to us – instead of us playing 11 against 10, we played 10 against 11.

“I have watched the game again. There are some things that were really surprising in this game, some incidents were really handled very lightly and not seriously. It is better I don’t talk too much because I am still angry about it. 

“One or two situations in the game are very difficult to understand when you watch it again but I am in a job where I sometimes have to swallow things that are not right and maybe our opponents do sometimes as well.

“I said to you after the game that Gabriel should not have responded at all and I maintain that and I told him that, but when I saw it again, he did not do a lot, honestly.” 


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Former Chelsea defender Alex says PSG centre back Marquinhos should leave the French Champions in order to get first team football elsewhere.

Chelsea had two bids for Marquinhos rejected in the summer transfer window, the biggest of which was €35 million, when they were also trying to sign Everton’s John Stones, and the Brazilian is also wanted by Manchester United.

Speaking to L’Equipe, Alex, who played for Chelsea fro 2007 to 2012, said this about his 21-year-old compatriot:

“Marquinhos would fit in at any big European club, his problem is that two of the best players in the world in his position are ahead of him.

“If I was in his place I would leave PSG – especially when all the big clubs want him. During every transfer window, he gets magnificent offers.

“He’s young and should be playing to show his worth.”


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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said he was pleased with the display after he saw his side overcome League 1 side Walsall 1-4 in the third round of the Capital One Cup at the Bescot Stadium.

The Blues hit the ground running in their defence of the League Cup against the Saddlers, with an early Ramires strike and a Loic Remy goal putting Chelsea in control. The home side pulled one back through James O’Connor, but any hopes of a comeback were soon dashed thanks to a first goal for summer signing Kenedy, with Pedro rounding off the scoring late on.

After the game, Mourinho said that he was satisfied with the result, the performance and, the manner in which his side began the match:

It was not easy,” Mourinho said.

“We started very well. Immediately we had one or two chances, we scored the goal and we showed them that despite the fact they are a good side and they play good football we were not here to make mistakes and throw the competition away.

“When you start the season with bad results like we have, we could not lose against a League One team. You can do that when the season is fantastic and you are top of the league, but to lose a game against a League One team now wouldn’t be good for us.

“We don’t need that bad feeling, we need good feelings. The team was strong and played well. I’m happy with the result and individually it was good for the players too.”

Mourinho was also asked about the performances of Kenedy, who scored his first goal for the club, Radamel Falcao and John Terry, who returned the squad after sitting on the bench in the Blues’ 2-0 win over Arsenal last Saturday.
John was solid, normal, no problem,” the 52-year old said.

We brought a good solid defence. The midfield was really good. Mikel and Ramires played amazingly well.

“It was a good game for Falcao, a good 90 mins – important for fitness. He worked a lot, ran a lot, moved a lot. He was in the game a lot. For the first time this season he was on the pitch for a long, long time so it was a good game for him.

“Kenedy played well. He was having pain in one calf, so I had to take him off, but a nice performance for him, good experience, more minutes on the pitch. It was good for all of them.”

The Saddlers, who are second in League 1 after eight games, did halve the deficit on the brink of half-time, but Mourinho praised the spirit of Dean Smith’s side.

I am always worried against teams with great belief. After 3-1 we could feel like it was game over but before that everything was open. They created chances and fought hard.”

“I analysed them before. I watched a couple of their matches in League One. I was surprised with the quality of their play. They are a different team to normal in League One – not so physical, but technically fast. They were very well organised.”

“I have years of cups in this country and I haven’t found a team in League One playing the quality of football they tried to play.”

Lastly, Diego Costa served the first of his three-game ban this evening, and Mourinho was asked for his thoughts on the FA’s decision to suspend him:

I don’t comment.

“If I comment, bring examples, go deep and bring feelings into the discussion, a big suspension will be waiting for me. I don’t want that, the team doesn’t need that.

“The team lost an important player for three matches and they don’t need to lose their manager, so I prefer to keep calm and quiet.

“Every time we lose a player it’s not good for the team. I think it’s easier to accept an injury. An injury is part of the game and we have to be mentally ready for it. This situation goes deeper in feelings.

“Obviously the team is hurt but as I was saying although I don’t play, score goals, and tackle, my communication on the pitch is positive for the team, so I prefer to be quiet.”


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Begovic 6- Should have done better with the goal conceded and did flap once or twice at set pieces.

Ivanovic 5- Went forward quite well but was sometimes caught out at the back. Still need improvement.

Terry 6- A generally good return, kept the defence organised when it was under slight pressure.

Cahill 6- A solid performance.

Baba 6- Provided good support going forward and managed his side quite well.

Mikel 6.5- Was booked but generally did quite well.

Loftus-Cheek 7- A very good display, set up the second goal and was involved every minute before substitution.

Ramires 7.5- Scored a goal and got forward regularly.

Kenedy 7.5- A very promising talent, scored a very good goal, set another one up and played well throughout.

Remy 6- Finished his goal well and did an adequate job on the wing.

Falcao 5- Should have scored at least once, still finding his range as a Chelsea player.



Matic 6- Brought on to close down Walsall and did just that.

Pedro 6.5- Looked energetic and scored a very good goal from distance late on.

Djilibodji N/A- Came on for Falcao in stoppage time, barely saw the ball.



Jose Mournho 7- Struck the right balance between experience and youth and might be tempted to start some of the fringe players against Newcastle United on Saturday, especially Kenedy.

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Chelsea have beaten Walsall 4-1 in the Third Round of the League Cup in a game where the majority of the fringe players did well.

An eighth minute run from Kenedy down the left led to a chance for Ramires, whose shot was saved. Minutes later the two players combined to give the Premiership side the lead; a cross from the youngster on the by-line headed in from close range by the Brazil international.

A series of free kicks for the home side came to nothing and the difference between the two sides was clear thoughout. Chelsea came very close to doubling their lead soon after as they counter attacked and Falcao was put in on goal. Having chipped the ball from the onrushing goalkeeper, the Colombian could only watch as his attempt was cleared off the line.

Falcao missed another chance when Baba Rahman’s superb ball in from the left couldn’t be put away, and Remy had a chance blocked on the line soon after the former Manchester United forward went around the goalkeeper and crossed in from the left. Chelsea did get another goal in the 40th minute, and it was the Frenchman Remy who got it. Intelligent approach play from Ramires and Kenedy led to Remy running in from the right and finishing well into the top opposite corner.

Chelsea’s dominance meant they could easily have gone into half time with a several goal lead; as it was they only had one after conceding the most avoidable of goals just before the break. A free kick given away by Ivanovic  resulted in a scruffy finish from James O’Connor who put the ball into the bottom corner after Begovic only parried away the attempt from outside the box.

The second half began with the League Cup holders regaining their two goal lead after just a few minutes. Ramires passed to Loftus-Cheek whose brilliant ball split the Walsall cente backs and put the impressive Kenedy in to finish under the goalkeeper.

Chelsea’s superiority remained clear for the majority of the first half, even if the performance lacked the cutting edge of the first. Last year’s winners of the League Cup were still going forward but without the incessant flank support of Baba and Ivanovic the attacks didn’t overwhelm their opponents in the way that it did at times in the first 45 minutes.

Pedro came on for Kenedy on 70 minutes for his first taste of League Cup football and the ex-Barcelona forward looked energetic on an off the ball. Matic was also brought on a minute later for Loftus-Cheek as Chelsea sought to see out the final third of the game. Falcao was generally a disappointment, despite his hard work. The Colombian failed to convert a third chance when the ball was pulled back by Pedro, and he simply put the ball over the bar when he should have at least worked the ‘keeper.

Walsall had a promising spell as the game drew to a close, winning a few corners and free-kicks near the area, but nothing that ever really threatened Chelsea’s lead. Ramires and Pedro both had attempts late on and it was the substitute who finished the game off with a fourth goal for Chelsea. Receiving the ball just outside the box, Pedro scored with his left foot to give a gloss to the scoreline that Chelsea, on balance, probably deserved.

Despite the lack of quality opponents tonight, Chelsea can be pleased with their night’s work. They have avoided a potential shock similar to the one that saw them out of the FA Cup last season. The performance from the likes of Kenedy and Loftus-Cheek should reassure all as to the depth of the sqaud.


WALSALL – Etheridge; Demetriou, O’Connor, Downing, Henry; Chambers (Flanagan, 73), Mantom; Lalkovic (Forde, 73), Sawyers, Morris; Cook (Baxendale, 86)

Unused subs: Taylor, MacGillivray, Preston,  Kinsella

Manager: Dean Smith


James O’Connor (45)


CHELSEA – Begovic, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Baba Rahman, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek (Matic, 72), Ramires, Kenedy (Pedro, 72), Falcao (Djilobodjl, 90) , Remy

Unused subs: Blackman, Traore,  Hazard, Aina

Manager: José Mourinho


Ramires (10), Remy (40) Kenedy (50) Pedro (90)

Referee – L. Mason     Assistants – A. Alliday, J. Collins   Fourth Official –  S. Martin

Attendance: 10,525

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Co-founder and chair of Women in football organistation Anna Kessel is convcined, that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho owes an apology to dr. Eva Carneiro.

According to the latest information, dr Carneiro is now set to take legal action against the club after being axed from Chelsea’s bench.

Mourinho criticised her and head physio Jon Fearn for unnecessary treating Eden Hazard on the pitch during the match against Swansea on August 8.

While co-founder and chair of Women in football organistation Anna Kessel has backed Carneiro’s decision to quit and sue the club.

Kessel told BBC Five Live:

“Doctor Carneiro did nothing wrong. She should have been straight back at work, with an apology from Mourinho and the whole thing would have blown over very quickly.”

“It’s quite obvious (why she made this decision to leave). Doctor Carneiro fulfilled her duties that day. Had she followed Mourinho’s advice and not treated Eden Hazard, she would have been in breach of general medical guidelines. She did the right thing.”

“She was subsequently demoted by the club and her position became untenable. How many of us could go back to a lesser job with hugely reduced duties having done nothing wrong and with no apology from the club, no retraction or acknowledgement that a huge error had been made by Mr Mourinho?”

“Anyone in her situation would take legal advice when given a demotion through no apparent mistake.”

“Doctor Carneiro has always kept a very low profile, she is extremely professional. 

“I don’t think she’s enjoying this process at all. She has been hounded by the paparazzi. It’s been very unfair the level of exposure that she has come across.”

“It has been unclear (if Carneiro would be reinstalled in original position). Chelsea haven’t put out a statement explaining what the future of Doctor Carneiro’s career was meant to be and I think that’s part of the problem.”

“I think there are additional layers to the fact she is a woman, she has had salacious stories written about her and was the subject of a lot of sexist abuse from opposition fans last season.”

“So it is now disappointing that Chelsea are not backing their own employee when they defended her last season.”

“We very much hope she has a future in the game and that is our concern. She is one of the senior women working in the game, she is a huge role model and receives many letters from girls and women who want to be like her and be a doctor.”


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Legendary Chelsea player Frank Lampard has no doubts, that John Terry has an important role to play at Stamford Bridge for years to come.

According to Jose Mourinho’s words, Chelsea captain is set to return to the starting XI for tonight’s Capital One Cup clash at Walsall. And Lampard is convinced, that Terry still has a crucial role to play at the club.

Lampard told ESPN:

“I think John can carry on for years. I’ve been through it, everyone goes through it as you get into your 30s.”

“The minute you turn 30, everyone starts to speculate how much you’ve got left. So the minute you don’t play well, people start to talk about it.”

“But I know John’s attitude and I know his quality. I think he’s 34 years of age and the way he plays, how quick his mind is at his position, I see him being an important part of Chelsea for a few years to come.”

“John is an emblem of the club so I think fans always relate to him being there, he’s a huge part of the success we’ve had over the last 10 or 12 years. So I’d like to see him carry on there but again, it’s not my decision.”




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