Having begrudgingly sold Petr Cech to Arsenal in the summer, Chelsea fans were left wondering just how much of a blow it would be to the club to lose such an influential member of their squad. While there weren't many who could argue when Thibaut Courtois replaced Cech as first-choice keeper following Jose Mourinho's return to the club, selling the 33-year-old to a fellow title rival didn't go down well with all Chelsea fans despite the arrival of Asmir Begovic from Stoke.
Didier Drogba is not going to sign for the Ligue 1 club Olympique De Marseille.
The striker himself ruled out the possibility of that in an interview to an Ivorian channel yesterday.
According to Drogba, Marseille has no ambition at this point in time and he can’t go to such a club. He likes working on some sort of project and he would not get that at Stade Velodrome.
Drogba had spent a solitary season in Marseille shirts in 2004-05 and had been quite successful there finding the net as many as 19 times.
José Mourinho says that he wants Petr Cech to remain at Chelsea beyond the season amidst rumours that he is set to leave the club.
He has not been a first choice player for the first time in 10 years after his position was taken over by Thibaut Courtois.Cech has featured in only 16 matches across all competitions this season. This is in sharp contrast to his previous seasons when he averaged more than 50 games across all competitions.Cech has been linked with a number of clubs both in the Premier League and abroad.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that he will not be looking to persuade Petr Cech to stay at the club.
Chelsea’s PetrCech is in a tough position as the veteran Czech shot-stopper has had to settle with a place on the sidelines of the Premier League club and watch how a younger version of him takes center stage.
PetrCech has already proved in countless occasions that he still has what it takes to play a very high level as he was used in Chelsea’s Premier League match against Everton which was played on February 11 at Stamford Bridge but the Czech goal-keeper is eager on making more appearances on a consistent basis instead of only being selected in a few matches.
Rudi Garcia, manager of the club AS Roma, said that he is content with his team’s performance in the match against Bayern Munich despite his team losing the match 2-0. Garcia said that his team was not afraid of the opponent team.
Roma’s game plan for the match against Bayern Munich was essentially a defensive one. They chose such a strategy to avoid a horrible defeat like the one they suffered in the match against the same opponent two weeks ago at Allianz Arena. Roma lost 7-1 against Bayern Munich in that match.
Thibaut Courtois has turned into the undisputed first choice goalkeeper of Jose Mourinho as the Belgian shot-stopper consistently makes impressive performances for Chelsea and this has left Petr Cech having to settle with a place on the sidelines of the Premier League club and this situation has attracted the attention of a number of top European clubs that are interested in signing him.
Once regarded as an untouchable in the Chelsea team, Petr Cech made only the second start of the season in the League Cup match against Shrewsbury Town.
The blues were expected to comfortably progress to the next round, but they were given a slight scare in the second half when the home team squad. There was nothing that the 32-year-old goalkeeper could do about this goal as it was a fine header. On all other occasions, Cech did extremely well when called upon. He was one of the big names in the starting line-up along with players like Oscar and John obi Mikel.
The manager of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, doesn’t think that he needs to reconsider his decision of going with a 4-3-3 formation in the Liga fixtures this season.
Real Madrid is having a bit of a torrid time in the Liga of late as they have suffered back-to-back losses to slip down to no. 13 in the points’ table.
People are blaming Ancelotti’s formation for the failure of the Blancos, but, the man himself doesn’t agree to that opinion.
Petr Cech looks set to stay at Chelsea at least until January after deciding against a move during the transfer window. It was heavily rumoured that clubs like Monaco and Paris St Germain were interested in signing the 32-year-old goalkeeper, who has become the second choice at Chelsea after the arrival of Thibaut Courtois. The Czech Republic stopper has been the number-one at Chelsea since arriving as a 22-year-old back in 2004, but his decade-long presence between the sticks has been brought to an end by the brilliance of Courtois.