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Former Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho attended the Monday night’s clash against West Ham returning to the Stamford Bridge after playing for the Blues from 2004 to 2010.

The 38-year-old, who has been just released from French side Monaco, told Chelsea TV: “After the Euros I am taking my time to think about my career. I am so happy with what I did and the teams I played for, so you have to think about the right moment to finish and I am thinking about it,”

“Maybe in one week I will decide, I will take one more week, and of course I have to listen to my body. It’s a difficult one because I want to play, I want to train, but you have to be prepared.”

The recently crowned European Champion with Portugal won 3 Premier League titles with Chelsea during his great experience under Josè MourinhoAvraham GrantFelipe Scolari and Carlo Ancelotti.

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“I left the club already six years ago, and they still remember me. I am so proud I played here for Chelsea. There are great memories I got from those years, and for my family too. They will always be special for me.”

About the home win, he ended: “I think it was a difficult one, the first one also, and it’s always important to win it, to start well and overall I think we deserved to win it,”

“We had more chances to score, they scored from a corner – in the Premier League small details like that make a big difference, and of course to win it you need a bit of luck and Diego had a little bit in the end, but more than that he believed he could win the game.”

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Monaco won’t offer ex-Chelsea centre-back Ricardo Carvalho a new contract, the French side have confirmed on their official website.

The 38-year-old has been recently crowned Champion of Europe with Portugal and played with the Blues from 2004 to 2010 collecting 135 appearances at the Stamford Bridge.

He won 3 Premier League titles with Chelsea during his great experience under Josè Mourinho, Avraham Grant, Felipe Scolari and Carlo Ancelotti.

An official statement read: “Out of contract since June 30, Ricardo Carvalho will not continue this season in the Monaco shirt.”

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Ex Chelsea boss José Mourinho will return to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, this time as Manchester United manager © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea and Porto legend Ricardo Carvalho spoke in the eve of the game that will see is ex teams facing each other at Stamford Bridge.

The game is very delicate for both teams, but especially for the Blues, as a defeat could mean the end of Mourinho’s second spend with Chelsea:

“Mourinho can’t live with defeat, that’s why he isn’t doing great,” the 37-year-old told to Spanish radio Cadena Ser.

Despite that, I think he’s the right man to turn things around at Chelsea.

“If they qualify, I think that Chelsea can go a long way in the Champions League. They aren’t doing great in the Premier League, but they can knock out anyone in Europe.”

Carvalho also claimed that he still doesn’t know which team he will cheer:

“I don’t know if I’ll support Porto or Chelsea. I grew up at Porto, but I spent more years at Chelsea. Mourinho is there and I have a lot of friends at the club.

“Chelsea are favourites because they’re at home and only need a draw, but the smallest details decide these types of games and Porto have an outstanding team.”

 

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