Tag Archives: Roberto Di Matteo

Why Benítez could yet end up as manager of the year

In the wake of guiding Chelsea past Manchester United and into the FA Cup semi-finals, Rafael Benítez was asked whether he’d like a little recognition for his efforts. “I don’t need credit,” came the deadpan reply. “The players and staff were happy and the fans were pleased. I’m quite happy with that.” Benítez has his […]

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Juan matters more this season

Juan Mata has had a great year, guiding Chelsea towards the club’s first Champions League trophy and scoring the last goal that helped Spain lift this summer’s European Championship. The Spaniard’s contribution to his club was phenomenal last season, during which he scored 12 goals & assisted another 20, in all competitions. In the 2012/13 […]

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Off with his head – Abramovich sacks Di Matteo

After steering Chelsea to a historic Champions League trophy that had eluded owner Roman Abramovich since he bought the club, Chelsea have sacked Roberto Di Matteo.  Ironically, it was after a 3-0 defeat to Juventus in the same competition and the prospect of being knocked-out in the group stages that led to his sacking.  TKTG […]

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Match Report – Chelsea vs Liverpool

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1 Getty   Chelsea failed to close the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester United as Luis Suarez’s equaliser gave Liverpool a point at Stamford Bridge. Captain John Terry headed the Blues an early lead but was then taken off on a stretcher after appearing to sustain a serious knee injury in […]

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Top 5 Chelsea-Man United Controversies

  In light of the allegations towards referee Mark Clattenburg following Sunday’s Premier League clash between the two sides, (we) look back at some of the furores involving the two sides. 5. Didier Drogba sent off in 2008 Champions League final 4. Sir Alex Ferguson’s five-match touchline ban 3. Patrice Evra and Chelsea’s groundsman face […]

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Chelsea – Are they for real?

They stunned Europe last season by winning the Champions League in a series of hard-fought defensive displays. This season however, they’ve taken the English Premier League by storm, having added some real attacking flair within their ranks. Juan Mata & Eden Hazard have combined exceptionally well, whereas Oscar has shown some real flashes of brilliance. […]

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Match Report: Tottenham 2 – 4 Chelsea

TKTG takes a look at the best articles and analysis covering the Tottenham vs Chelsea game that ended with a 2-4 away victory for Chelsea.  The Blues remain at the top of the league while Spurs end up in 5th place. Match Report:  Goal.com There was no revenge for Andre Villas-Boas as Chelsea continued their unbeaten […]

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Torres: I did not care if Chelsea won or lost

    Fernando Torres has admitted he became exactly the kind of player he had always despised when he reached a point where he did not care if Chelsea won or lost. The Spain striker says he has refound himself since the dark days of last season and has learned to become a different player […]

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The Story So Far – An EPL Review

With 7 weeks gone is it too early to make a judgment on players and teams? Well, it may be too soon but that’s not stopping us at TKTG from using this international break to take stock of what we’ve seen in the EPL thus far. The next few months are going to be quite […]

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Chelsea’s triple threat shows tremendous promise

Stamford Bridge hasn’t been a natural home for gifted playmakers in recent years. Chelsea have had Frank Lampard — a top-level attacking midfielder at his peak, but a powerful runner and an excellent goal scorer rather than a beautiful provider. There was Joe Cole, who briefly fulfilled his great promise, but critics said he was […]

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