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Archives: Chelsea

Guardiola, Mourinho and Ancelotti Battle to Become First to Win UEFA Champions League 3 Times

Posted on by Siddharth Dhruva
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With the UEFA Champions League back in action this week, we have four of the top managers in the world competing to advance their team to the final in Lisbon — Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti, Diego Simeone and Jose Mourinho. … Continue reading

Liverpool-Chelsea Game On NBCSN Most-Watched Early Match in U.S. History

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Viewing figures are in for NBCSN’s live broadcast of Liverpool against Chelsea, the biggest match of the 2013/14 Premier League season. The 9am ET broadcast was watched by an average of 940,000 viewers, which ranks as the most-watched early (pre … Continue reading

Chelsea’s Bigger Budget Doesn’t Mean That Jose Mourinho’s Team Should Play With Less Pragmatism

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Jose Mourinho and Chelsea came in for another round of criticism for playing what has been dubbed “anti-football” by critics this past Sunday at Anfield. The Blues won 2-0 to keep their league title hopes alive. This came after similarly … Continue reading

WATCH Gary Neville & Jamie Carragher Analyze Chelsea’s Tactics Against Liverpool [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Monday’s edition of Monday Night Football on Sky Sports featured Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville analyzing the tactics that Chelsea made during the 2-0 victory against Liverpool. Carragher looked closer at Chelsea’s timewasting and tactics of parking the bus, and … Continue reading

The Jose Mourinho, Sam Allardyce and Tony Pulis Way: Pragmatism is Not Cynicism

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Soccer is all about results. It’s a results oriented business, not an entertainment first oriented charity. All too often supporters and many in the media seem to forget this reality.  Obsession with style and aesthetic elements of soccer has always … Continue reading

PFA Names Luis Suarez Player of the Year While Eden Hazard Wins Young Player of the Year Honors

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Luis Suarez has been named Player of the Year for the 2013/14 season in the annual award competition, as voted on by the members of The Professional Footballers’ Association. The Liverpool striker won the top honor, while Chelsea’s Eden Hazard … Continue reading

WATCH Jose Mourinho’s Post-Match Interview After Chelsea Defeat Liverpool 2-0 [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Chelsea completely blew the Premier League title race wide open today with a negative, cynical and gritty 2-0 win at Anfield, smashing Liverpool’s hopes of winning the title and putting the race firmly in the hands of Manchester City — … Continue reading

World Soccer Talk’s PFA Team of the 2013/14 Premier League Season

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Editor’s note: The Professional Footballers’ Association Team of the Season will be released this weekend, so here at World Soccer Talk, our Kartik Krishnaiyer has put together his list of the best team of this memorable 2013/14 season. Goalkeeper Tim … Continue reading

So This Is What Jose Mourinho’s ‘Weakened’ Chelsea Team Will Look Like Against Liverpool [PHOTO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has toyed with the idea of fielding a weakened team against Liverpool in the biggest Premier League match of the season. If Liverpool wins the match at Anfield on Sunday and Manchester City drop points against … Continue reading

Chelsea Midfielder Ramires to Serve 4-Game Ban After Accepting FA Charge of Violent Conduct

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Chelsea midfielder Ramires will serve a four-game ban after accepting The FA’s charge of violent conduct as a result of elbowing Seb Larsson of Sunderland last weekend. The incident wasn’t seen by match officials, but was caught on video. A … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League: What We’ve Learnt From This Week’s Semi-Finals

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The semi-final stages of the UEFA Champions League are typically tight, tense affairs. Especially the first-leg of the ties, where neither team wants to give an inch; after coming so far, it’s understandable that the modus operandi for managers at … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Rui Faria Charged By The FA

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The FA have charged Jose Mourinho, Ramires and Rui Faria as a result of what happened during the Premier League match last Saturday where Sunderland defeated Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea midfielder Ramires has been charged for violent conduct … Continue reading

In Defense of Jose Mourinho For Chelsea’s Tactics Against Atletico Madrid

Posted on by Trevor Aleo
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Boring, boring Chelsea! What lowly scoundrels of asinine, archaic, and acerbic anti-football. How dare they let down the neutral fan with these putridly pedestrian performances! Don’t they know? Soccer is all about entertainment; bringing bread and circuses to the hungry … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho Threatens to Rest Key Players For Match Against Liverpool: Nightly Soccer Report

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has threatened to rest key players for his club’s game against Liverpool at Anfield this Sunday. If Mourinho follows through on his promise, his actions will undoubtedly anger Manchester City supporters as they may feel that … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea, UEFA Champions League Semi-Final, 1st Leg: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Two of the most defensive teams in Europe clash today in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. This one could be a very tense affair indeed. Today’s TV/Internet schedule for viewers in the United States is: All … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea Team Are On Precipice of Achieving Greater Success

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that Jose Mourinho’s post-match despair following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Sunderland was not born out of the fact the result had just about handed the ascendency in the title race … Continue reading

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 35

Posted on by Andy Turnbull
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Referee Mike Dean was kept very busy at Stamford Bridge on Saturday with two key incidents changing the course of the game. The first was an obvious elbow from Ramires on Sebastien Larsson (see photo above). Dean was perfectly placed, but didn’t … Continue reading

WATCH Jose Mourinho’s Bitter and Sarcastic Post-Match Press Conference After Loss to Sunderland [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Chelsea suffered a major blow to the team’s chances of winning the Premier League today after they lost 2-1 to Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. The loss for Jose Mourinho was his first defeat in the Premier League in a game … Continue reading