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Jose Mourinho

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Chelsea boss José Mourinho confirmed that both doctor Eva Carneiro and physiotherapist Jon Fearn won’t go back to the bench also in this weekend.

When asked in today’s press conference the Portuguese manager said that Dr. Chris Hughes and physio Steven Hughes will still be sit next to him at WBA:

“I think in some aspects in my career I’m unique, and also for the questions I receive in the press conference, so I guess in this moment I’m the unique manager in the world to be asked about the medical staff. I don’t want to talk about this, but this weekend nothing is going to be different, but the most important thing is that- again- my players are in good hands, both on the pitch and outside the pitch”

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Jose Mourinho has praised Pedro for ambition, that he showed by leaving a club with which he has such a strong bond as Barcelona.

The Portuguese coach has urged the media to pay attention to Pedro’s decision to join the Blues instead of making jokes about Manchester United.

Pedro who has lost his position in Barcelona’s first team to Luis Suarez, decided to look for a challenge in another squad. He has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United but in the last moment, Chelsea hijacked the deal. According to the rumours, Jose Mourinho himself has convinced him to join the Blues.

Mourinho said :

“Pedro wants more and I’m really happy with that kind of attitude. He wants to play, to win and to enjoy.”

“I don’t want to say we won, Man United lost – that’s not the point. It’s a moment for Pedro to enjoy a different step.”

The Special One has reminded, however, that besides Pedro,also Baba Rahman joined the Blues.

“This week we got a very good young left-back (Baba Rahman, who signed from Augsburg) with potential and one of the best attacking players in the world,”

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Ex Chelsea manager José Mourinho © Francesca Ceciarini

José Mourinho press conference ahead of WBA.

Moses and Oscar are still injured and I don’t know if the new players are available or not”

“Normally we train vey well but I think this week we trained better than ever, we are not happy with the results and we want to do better, and we can do it just working better than ever”

“I am happy for the new signings, I know the PL started two weeks ago, the market is more often an opportunity window than a transfer window, so it’s dangerous because we’re in a moment where nobody is happy to lose players, but we got a very good young left back that we need and we got one of the best attacking players in the world, a player with lots of experience and with something that I like very very much that is the desire to leave a giant club, one of the best in the world, a club that normally you don’t want to leave, and for a player like him – loved there and that loves the club- the fact that he wanted to leave after winning so much means he wants more. I like this attitude, I know he wants to win more and he’s not here on holiday”

“Market is an opportunity window to get players that sometimes you don’t expect to get, the truth is we love to have Pedro here”

“That’s not a point for me the fact he was going to Man United, the fact is we finally understood he was ready to leave the clubs of his dreams, the club of his heart, when a player leaves a club like Barcelona and Real Madrid I always wonder why they want to leave these giants club, there are always a lot of rumours and many times are not true. In this moment he accepts a new challenge, he leaves the comfort zone, he comes to a new club, new country, new manager, new league…I’m really happy with his approach”

“I don’t want to speak about players of other clubs, every club have important games in this weekend, so I don’t want to go in that direction”

“In the last two weeks I call the transfer window the opportunity window, so let’s see what can happen”

“I think in some aspects in my career I’m unique, and also for the questions I receive in the press conference, so I guess in this moment I’m the unique manager in the world to be asked about the medical staff. I don’t want to talk about this, but this weekend nothing is going to be different, but the most important thing is that- again- they are in good hands, both on the pitch and outside the pitch”

“I repeat the market is a question of opportunity: transfer period is full of rumours and info, sometimes wrong info, and sometimes are true, and where they are true you understand you can do something. When I saw Pedro playing the European Super Cup like it was the last game in his career, when he knew he wanted to leave, it’s the kind of professional that you want to try to sign and you don’t want to lose that opportunity. We are happy he chose us”

“At the half time at the Etihad I told to the players to push, to raise the defenders’ and midfielders’ line, I decided to play Zouma, it’s not easy to play in Man City stadium, Terry acted very professional and the next day in training he did very well”

“Sometimes people tell me I never experiment, so nothing new….we played well against Swansea in the first half, 2-1 was a very short result, the second half started with a penalty and a red card so nothing went in our direction. With Man City we played well in the starting of a second half, we scored a beautiful goal with Ramires that maybe was one inch offside, created chances and then conceded a stupid goal. We are not happy, but we’re calm”

“I’m very happy with Begovic’s performance, he showed clearly what he backed, but now I will go back to Courtois”

“I repeat, I’m unique because nodoby asks to Pellegrini if Kompany is in trouble for Otamendi’s signing or if Mangala is going to be sold…”

“Pogba is a Juventus’ player, and I cannot speak about him. I know that Allegri had been speaking about Oscar and Ramires for the whole summer, but he’s a Juventus player, only Allegri can speak about him”

“On Sunday it’s not me against Tony [Pulis] it’s just Chelsea v WBA and we want the three points”

“If we have to see superstitious side I will tell you I never won against a “P” but also that when I started with a 2-2 at home I won the treble, so…Porto v Belenenses 2-2 and I wont a treble [actually the European trophy was a UEFA Cup] and Inter v Bari 2-2 I won the treble [actually it was a 1-1, but always a draw].

“Willian does things that Pedro doesn’t every player is different, I read some rumours like we want to sell Willian but that is a lie: maybe they want him but they wont’ get him”

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Everton legend Martin Keown warns Toffees’ talent John Stones about Chelsea move and states Mourinho is not in a good situation now to welcome him.

The ex defender claimed while speaking to TalkSport: 

I don’t think the [Chelsea] manager is completely stable at the moment, he is going through a really difficult period, and he is better staying at Everton for another season.

“They adore him, the Evertonians. They got me in the England team because they were so supportive. He needs that warmth for at least another year for his development.

“He still has things to work on. I don’t think he is superb from crosses, I don’t think he marks brilliantly, I want to see him being more commanding from set-pieces, and all that comes from being the leader in a group for a team like Everton and then maybe he moves to Chelsea.

“He is going to be an outstanding player but I don’t get this massive rush. Just stay where you are and develop and do the job for Everton. It is a huge club there.”

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was relieved after the win against Maccabi Tel Aviv © Francesca Ceciarini

José Mourinho will reach two important Chelsea landmark this Sunday against West Bromwich Albion.

In fact, the Portuguese manager will sit on the Blues bench for the 300th time and only other four managers reached that milestone.

As Chelsea website reveals, he’s got has the highest win percentage of any of Blues managers that took charge of the team for 100 games of more: his score is 195 wins out of 299 games so far.

The same match with WBA will also be his 100th Premier League away game.

In the 99 games so far he made 60 wins, 20 draws and 19 defeats, winning 200 from a possible 297 points.
Numbers that show why Mourinho is so important in Chelsea history.

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The girlfriend of Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has emerged as one of the key factors in Pedro’s move to Stamford Bridge, which was confirmed today.

The Spanish winger finalised his £21 million deal from Barcelona today after completing a medical yesterday.

But, it has been reported that, as well as phone calls from Fabregas and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, phone calls made by Fabregas’ girlfriend, Daniella Semaan, helped sway Pedro over a move to London.

Semaan exchanged a series of calls with Pedro’s wife, Carolina Martin, about the pros and cons of the capital city, thus giving a helping hand to Chelsea’s transfer negotiations.

Fabregas and Pedro remained good friends after Fabregas moved back to England following a spell at Barca.

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De Bruyne was unable to break into Chelsea's first team.

Ex Chelsea talent Kevin De Bruyne is very close to join Manchester City.

The Belgian player is set to sign for the Citizens in the next hours and he will return to Premier League for a monster fee: in fact, Pellegrini’s side are ready to pay £50m to add him to their first team squad.

De Bruyne joined Chelsea in 2012 and after two loan spells to Genk and Werder Bremen joined back his parental club in summer 2013 just after José Mourinho‘s return to the Blues.

He started well but then had some problems handling the pressure and didn’t feel comfortable not being a regular starter, like Mourinho revealed about one month ago during an interview, so he was sold in January 2014 to Wolfsburg for around £18m.

He made an impact last season in the German side with 13 goals and 22 assists in 51 appearances and was one of the hot names in this transfer window for the European top clubs.

Now he will have the chance to impress in the Premier League again, making Chelsea regret to let him go too soon.

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Thee persuasive phone calls made Chelsea hijack move to Manchester United to sign Spanish winger Pedro possible.

The ex Barça player was almost a Manchester United player on Monday night but thanks to these long telephones’ chat that the Blues had him change his mind and choose the London club.

The first one was Chelsea boss José Mourinho, that is used to speak to players by phone to convince them to join his clubs, explaining him how he would fit into his team.

Then Pedro received a call from his old friend and team-mate Cesc Fabregas and while the midfielder was working on him explaining how good is to play for Chelsea, Fabregas’ partner Daniella Semaan was working on Pedro’s wife Carolina Martin, explaining her how cool is the London lifestyle.

By the end of these three phone calls most of the job was done, with Manchester United still convinced to sign the player after they agreed personal terms with him: the final step was to reach an agreement with Barcelona about the payment, but Red Devils CEO Ed Woodward – who travelled to Spain earlier this week to try to close the deal- didn’t know that Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia was working in the background at the same time to agree terms with Barça board.

So, just 24 hours after Woodward’s trip to Catalunya, Pedro was already a Chelsea player instead of a United one like everyone was thinking.

A proper hijack that galvanised all Chelsea fans.


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Chelsea new signing, Abdul Baba Rahman has revealed, that he can’t wait to work with Jose Mourinho. The left-back hopes for West Brom debut on Sunday.

Rahman who joined Chelsea from Bundesliga side Augsburg, has trained with the Blues yesterday at Cobham.  The young player is convinced, that he is ready to make his Chelsea debut against West Brom.

The Ghana international  also stated, that he can’t wait to work with Jose Mourinho, because he has seen the Special One various times on TV and besides being a great coach, he seems to be a very funny person.

Rahman told the Evening Standard:

“I am ready to play and to fight for the club, to give my best. I think competition for places is very important because without it the club wouldn’t go further. ”

“It’s a big challenge for me and I’m going to fight hard to win trophies with this club and to achieve its aim.”

“I’m looking forward to playing in the squad. Football is not a one-man show, we have to play together.”

“He (Mourinho) is one of the best coaches in the world and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

“I think he can be funny sometimes, that’s what I have seen on TV, but he is a hard working coach and tactical.”


On this day 20 years ago Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola scored his first goal with the Blues. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8xxDKvgCvA "I remember the goal well, I would say it...