At 29, and with an astonishing 671 senior appearances for club and country already to his name, Cesc Fabregas insists he is facing new challenges under Antonio Conte and has pledged to remain at Chelsea for as long as the club wants him to stay.
That abrupt White Hart Lane end to Chelsea’s winning run will not change the club’s thinking in the January transfer window. But manager Antonio Conte hopes John Obi Mikel will be the last Chelsea player tempted by Chinese riches.
s there anything better than a 94th minute goal? Yes — a 98th minute goal — especially one that upsets the queen mother of football managers, Roberto Martinez. It’s a MINIMUM of minutes Roberto — live with it. Course, if your players hadn’t done the equivalent of two laps of the pitch when they thought they’d scored the winner, things could have been so different.
As my mum is in the habit of saying, at least it didn’t rain at Stamford Bridge on Saturday! Aside from the pleasant weather and the fact that we didn’t lose more ground on Man City due to the Hammers’ marvelous win, there wasn’t much else to smile about.
You can’t take anything away from Everton — they personified the word “tenacious” in every area. They made us look little more than an average Premier League team. Us looking little more than an average team is becoming a bit of a habit.
It might not be a fully-blown crisis at Stamford Bridge, but there are clearly problems for Jose Mourinho to address after Chelsea’s worst start in over a decade, and Crystal Palace skipper Damien Delaney agrees with the Portuguese that it is all about one thing — hunger.
Winning the Community Shield is rarely a reliable indicator of who will end the season as champions but Arsenal’s landmark win over Chelsea at Wembley does confirm their growing reputation as the most interesting contender in the 2015-16 title race.
A game that was preceded by Chelsea’s triumphal march through a guard of honour provided through gritted teeth by Liverpool effectively drew to a close when Steven Gerrard walked reluctantly from the field in the 79th minute, accompanied by a standing ovation drawn from all corners of the stadium.