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Chelsea boss José Mourinho spoke to BT after the draw with Spurs at White Hart Lane:

“I think it was the best Chelsea of the season, as a team the best Chelsea, I think we deserved more that what we got, but I’m very happy of the performance, we defended really well, against a team that presses really well and play well the ball, we had great chances, like the one Lloris saved on Hazard.

“Until the end of december we have three matches at home but we have also two matches away with Leicester and Manchester United, that are in the top three of the League.

“I don’t like my subs to warm up, I just want them to be mentally ready to enter, in the second half he went to warm up and he was ready to play. The fact Diego didn’t play was not an issue but a decision, Hazard and Oscar were always where they had to be, also Pedro so the game went in the direction we wanted to take it.

“The target is to win the next match, we gotta always win the next match, today we had a good performance today against one of the best teams in the Premier League “.

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Asmir Begovic spoke tonight after the defeat at Stoke.

The goalkeeper believes that Chelsea didn’t deserve to lose and revealed that the team wanted to win for their boss, José Mourinho, that today had to serve a stadium ban and was not with them:

We definitely did enough to get a result here but when things aren’t going your way you don’t get the luck you deserve.

“We hit the post, we slipped over when we had open goals, we are making things hard for ourselves.

“You can see from the game today it [our problems] is not something you can pinpoint. We are getting punished for little bits and pieces but eventually it will turn.

“Jose Mourinho did the pre-match talk at the hotel and that was it.”

Asked if the manager will be sacked after the third defeat in a row, he replied:

“That is out of our hands, we are behind the manager you can see that from our performances. We think he is the right man and someone we work hard for.

“His spirit and his presence is always there, we wanted to get a result for him.”

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Chelsea captain John Terry spoke after the draw in Kiev:

“It is a tough place to come but it is a point won and we move on to the next game which we must win.

“Dynamo Kiev are a very tough side and they lost at the weekend so they were always going to put on a show in front of their own supporters. We kept a clean sheet which is a positive and it is not a bad result.

“I think we deserved to win. The first half was a lot better than the second. We created a few chances, Willian’s free-kick hit the bar, and there was the penalty that for me maybe was one, that wasn’t given.

“We were unlucky not to score and they had a couple of half-chances as well and we are disappointed not to win, we came here to win the game and there were some good performances.

“We move on and it is important now we go back to the Bridge and we have to win our home games. Big Champions League nights in front of our home support, under the floodlights, is where we want to be so it is in our hands and we feel comfortable with that.”

Like José Mourinho did, also the captain noticed team’s improvement in the last two games,

We build on the weekend when it was a great feeling to get a win. Last Saturday was a taste of where we want to be, that feeling again. We are a great side and we will get there with the hunger and the ambition that is in the squad.

“You don’t win trophies year after year without that hunger in the belly. We are collectively together, the players, the manager and the fans and we will be alright.”

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Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has picked up a hamstring injury playing for Serbia during yesterday’s Euro2016 qualifier against Albania. It means that the Serbian player will probably miss the next weekend clash against Aston Villa. However the reaction of Chelsea fans to this news was quite surprising…..

The Serbian player was withdrawn after 65 minutes with a hamstring problem. Chelsea defender who seems to be Mourinho’s key figure may not play in the match against Aston Villa.

Quite surprisingly, Chelsea fans seems to be delighted with the news as since a long time they call for dropping Ivanovic from the starting line-up and replace him with Chelsea new signing Baba Rahman.


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Former Spurs, Portsmouth, West Ham and QPR coach Harry Redknapp criticised Chelsea manager José Mourinho in his column on the Evening Standard for the Blues boss’ declarations after Southampton’s defeat.

Here the article in his full:

I could not believe that Jose Mourinho would bring up being sacked from Chelsea in a post-match interview. They have started badly but it didn’t enter many people’s minds that they would sack him having won the title less than five months ago.

You don’t talk about that unless you are under severe pressure. You expect questions on it when the media have got the bit between their teeth. But they hadn’t for Jose, not really.

Instead, we are talking about a manager who, until this season, would have been widely seen as the best manager in the world. Now, suddenly, he is talking about getting the sack. That rant to Sky television was just unbelievable. To blame the referee for not giving Chelsea a penalty when Southampton should have had two nailed on was strange.

Maybe there is an issue over transfer policy. But they have spent fortunes on players since he’s been there. No manager could be in a stronger position to demand who he signed this summer than Jose.

He had just won the Premier League and signed a new four-year deal. If they were bringing in players he didn’t want, he would surely say something about it before it was done. He can’t complain about his team. They are nearly all world-class players. He has to get on with it.

But, then again, he’s not used to losing. Now he knows how the rest of us feel. Even Arsene Wenger has times when he has been under pressure and getting grief.

Jose almost doesn’t seem to know how to react because he has never experienced it before. But, believe me, bringing up the idea you might get sacked in public is never a good idea.

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Ramires spoke to Chelsea TV after his good performance with Newcastle: he entered in the second half when Chelsea were losing and helped the team with the goal that set the score on the 2-1 with eleven minutes to go, then Willian scored for the 2-2 at 87′:

We started losing 2-0 and we reacted in the second half, I had to enter the pitch and help the team”

Before entering the boss told me he had to try to tie and to try my best and I tried my best to help the team because the team was losing, and I helped the team with one goal, I wanted to do more to help the team”

Yes, I scored two goals in two games…I came back to my form and scored two goals and I keep it up to help more the team”

“My new-born baby? Yes, it was a nice week…I scored one goal the other day, then yesterday he was born and today I scored another game for him and my wife and I am very happy

“We need to prepare ourselves for the game with Porto: they are a very good team, they are difficult [to face] I played there a lot when I was playing for Benfica and to win there is really really hard”.

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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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Also Arsenal legend Martin Keown gave his opinion on Diego Costa’s incident with Koscielny and Gabriel in the last derby at Stamford Bridge:

Costa has a black belt in the dark arts. He plays his opponents as much as he plays the match, constantly trying to draw a reaction from and bully defenders,” Keown told the Daily Mail.

He’s on the edge but he plays that game perfectly, testing defenders each week. Who is brave enough to take me on? Who wants to tango?

The clever thing about Costa’s approach is that he has worked out more or less where the line is with regards to getting sent off.

He slaps rather than throws punches, he flails his arms rather than elbows and he winds people up with words.

He also puts his head in his opponent’s face because he knows they won’t like it. There’s the apparent scratching too as we saw on Gabriel’s neck. He just wants that reaction, to get an opponent sent off. It worked against Arsenal.

The way Costa went about it leaves a really sour taste in the mouth. He won’t care. In fact, he will probably have got a pat on the back from Jose Mourinho after the game and a wink of appreciation from his teammates.”

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Asmir Begovic didn’t start his adventure at Chelsea very well, collecting four goals in 45 minutes in awful second half the Blues played against NY Red Bulls.

The Bosnian goalkeeper, that the Blues just signed from Stoke City to replace Petr Cech, did a bunch of mistakes in two of the four goals, and his reactions didn’t seem so sharp on the Americans’ shots.

Chelsea manager José Mourinho spent nice words on him in his post-match press conference to highlight they were just episodes, due to tiredness, and to explain he doesn’t regret his signing:

He was very tired, the same as Courtois. When the goalkeepers are very tired the coordination is low, the agility doesn’t exist, and the speed of reaction doesn’t exist. Courtois made a mistake in the first half with the ball at his feet.

“Begovic in the second half was not sharp in his reactions but it’s a consequence of being tired from training. I’m so happy to have him and in the next game against PSG he will start. He will play the first half. There’s no problem, it’s just a process“.

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As we’re also enjoying the fact that Chelsea are Champions once again after 5 years, we took up the streets of Fulham area to talk ton the Chelsea fans about their excitement, joy shortly before the bus parade. Here is what they had to say:

How does it feel to be Champions again, after 5 years?

Selena: Well it feels so good, it’s been long to wait 5 years but here we go! We are massive Chelsea fans so we really wanted to come down and and cheer up.

John: We still have a way to go (laughing) but it feels so good to be Champions once more, we really deserved it and we stayed at the top since day 1.

Would you describe this parade as the bigger one than the Champions League, three years ago?

Alice: Well, not very much so because Champions league is a European competition so ‘s very massive, but it still great.

John: It’s a different feeling, the Champions League has been something much rarer, I mean for me my generation (compared to his father)

Dominic: Not really , but still this parade means so much for us. We’re champions and it takes the club to a new level and greater status.

The likes of Petr Cech and Didier Drogba will be leaving the club this summer, are you sad?

Nathan ( John’s father ) : It’s quite a shock, especially for Drogba. I thought he would stay on, they should have given him an extra year contract.

Dominic: It’s a great shock to be fair. Drogba’s penalty kick got us the Champions League, he will always be a legend for us. Petr Cech has been so good over the years so we’re quite sad but I’m happy to have witnessed it

Do you think the the departures of two legends is the beginning of a new Chelsea era?

Selena: No, I wouldn’t say it’s the beginning of new era. Jose said we’ve got a magnificient squad of young talents, so I think it is time for the legends ( Drogba, Lampard, Cech) to move on and make some room for the future legends..

Dominic: I don’t think so. Maybe he (Jose Mourinho) can give some players the chance, for example the under 21 so I would say it is the beginning of a new generation instead.

Nathan: He’s building a new team but still needs a team based on experienced players, so hopefully John Terry can have another great year, before he goes too..


Thanks to Alan, John, Dominic, Alice and Selena to share some words with us!  



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