Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New policy allows Cole to sign new contract

The talented defender is pleased to extend his contract and hopes to win more trophies over the next eighteen months. Abramovich has made it club policy that any players over the age of 30 will be offered one year extensions to their contracts.
Cole, a distant relative of American singer Mariah Carey, is considered by critics and fellow professional players as one of the best of his generation.
“I am pleased I will be starting my eighth season at Chelsea,” Cole said. “I have great memories here and I enjoy coming to training everyday. The staff are amazing and I enjoy training with the lads.”

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Could “The Special One” return to the Bridge?

Jose Mourinho has sent regular messages to Roman Abramovich which could possibly hint at a euphoric return to Stamform Bridge. Relations have been restored with the owner and Mourinho has been apparently used as an unofficial consultant regarding tactical matters.
After huge fall outs with Real Madrid’s hierarchy and key players Mourinho is a favourite to replace Benitez after Pep Guardiola joined Bayern Munich. Daily Express revealed that Mourinho’s been in contact with owner Abramovich, senior players and staff “dropping hints” that he wants his job back at the Premier League outfit. It would be of huge interest to any Blues fan if this truly pans out. However, until then supporters have the harrowing chore of deciphering Benitez’s strategy to build momentum.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Moyes as new Chelsea Boss?

Chelsea could possibly appoint Moyes as their next manager after missing out on Pep Guardiola, who was probably deterred by the series of indiscriminate sackings. Moyes has been considered as the next manager as he has yet to commit his future to Everton. His rolling contract expires at the end of the season and he has yet to sign a new one. He had been previously linked with the Tottenham manager’s job and as a possible successor to fellow Scot Sir Alex Ferguson. Benitez’s short term contract could be extended, of course, while former manager Jose Mourinho has been linked with a return to the Bridge with his future at Real Madrid unclear.
David William Moyes was the 2003, 2005 and 2009 League Managers Association Manager of the Year serves on that Committee in an executive capacity as well. When reaching his tenth anniversary at Everton Moyes received praise from many fellow managers including Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Kenny Dalglish for his achievements despite operating with a limited budget.
Abramovich has yet to appoint a British manager and most Chelsea fans would warmly embrace Moyes as their new manager if he accepts the offer to overturn this trend of reverse xenophobia. Moyes is current paid 4 million annually according to Everton’s latest accounts making him one of the few Premiere League managers to earn more than the players. The chances of lifting trophies is plainly higher at Stamford Bridge as well as the chances of being sacked.
Abramovich is considered to be contented with Benitez and would probably retain him after the end of the campaign, but accepts that the hostility of the club’s supporters could pose as a serious barrier. Moyes is waiting to see whether Everton are able to hold onto their key players, Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines, both of whom have interested Chelsea. The longer Moyes takes to make a decision the more the possibility grows that he could be approached by Chelsea where he could showcase his disciplined stance.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Benitez wants to win every game!

Chelsea has yet to win at home at 2013 and Pep Guardiola’s move to Bayern Munich has obviously left Benitez’s position under serious review. Could Benitez ultimately inspire a total revival within this weary squad? Or could Mourinho be the favourite next season as the next manager on this ridiculous personnel carousel?
Benitez is still confident though that Chelsea could win trophies although they face Arsenal today and will need to overturn a two goal deficit to Swansea in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday. He remains very clear in terms of his aspirations of winning every game and every available trophy.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Is Benitez too stubborn to be adaptable?

Chelsea has only recorded one win in the last 6 matches under Benitez’s reign and were unable to defeat a pugnacious Southampton after a dismal performance in the second half. Dubbed as the “worst Champions League winners ever’ Chelsea also lost to the lowly QPR in a shock result of the year.
The chair of a Chelsea supporters club blamed the poor home results on a lack of confidence due to a “toxic” environment but Benitez thinks otherwise. He stated that when the Blues are away from home they have more space to play but in their home games there is a closer atmosphere meaning Chelsea has to be more precise. Why would this “closer atmosphere” affect the play on the pitch? This brazen statement obviously hints at the state of affairs resident within the management of the Club.
The home game against Arsenal will be affected by the negative impact of the supporters though. A solution does not lie with the supporters changing heart either. Benitez will simply have to deliver on the day by introducing a few creative changes.
Frank Lampard should be awarded a new contract to win over the fans and players. Benitez should experiment with the striking power he has available by playing both Ba and Torres up front. Their high collective work rate could improve our chances of scoring and would definitely invigorate an otherwise dull game. Furthermore, if supporters want to see sensible long term decisions by Abramovich, they should perhaps consider directing their fury at the owner instead of the hapless Benitez.