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Jose Mourinho himself knows that he has not been able to give Loic Remy as much playing time as he should have.
The ability that the former Rangers player possesses demands him to be played more, but, sometimes, you have to pay the price of being a part of an immensely powerful team.
Had Remy been elsewhere, he would have featured regularly without a shadow of doubt, but, just because Chelsea is so equipped upfront, Mourinho hasn’t had the room to get the 28-year old in and give him a persistent run.
However, with Diego Costa having taken a bit of a blow in his hamstring and tipped to be out for some time, this might be the breakthrough which Remy had been looking for.
Remy was the substitute for a brief period in the Hull game after Costa sustained that injury of his and Mourinho dropped hints in the post match presser that the Frenchman might be starting the next game.
Speaking in the news conference, the Blues boss said, “Loic can probably consider himself a touch unlucky in the sense that he has missed out on playing time quite a bit despite being so talented and in good form.” (more…)
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has stood by his decision to allow midfielder Frank Lampard to leave the club in the summer. The Chelsea legend departed Stamford Bridge after his 13 years that brought numerous trophies like the Premier League and the Champions League.
Lampard is regarded as one of most important players in the club’s history after also scoring more than 200 goals in all competitions – despite being a midfielder. The 36-year-old has continued his goal scoring form even at Manchester City, where he is set to spend the next six months on loan from New York City. (more…)
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Despite having achieved a lot of success in his career so far, Didier Drogba is yet to play a World Cup playoff match.
The veteran striker has featured for his team Ivory Coast in a couple of World Cups so far, but, both times, his team couldn’t go past the group round.
The upcoming World Cup, in all likelihood, is going to be Drogba’s last. He is 36 years of age at the moment and it’s hard to imagine him being around in 4 years’ time. So, this is the last opportunity for him to make a mark at the biggest platform as far as the international football is concerned. (more…)
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Didier Drogba and Jose Mourinho both had their wishes come true after the last 16 teams of the Champions League knew which opponents the clubs had to face and Galatasaray was picked out against the Premier League side Chelsea.
Drogba and Mourinho worked and played together in Chelsea and the Ivorian forward is excited to play with his former club.
‘’What a draw. I’m the luckiest man in the Champions League. I’ll play both games at home. See you in a few months!’’ Said Drogba.
The 35 years old former Chelsea forward is excited to reunite with Chelsea but the same level of excitement cannot be said for the head chiefs of Galatasaray as they know just what the Premier League is able to accomplish and according to the chief executive of Galatasaray Lufti Anbogan, Chelsea was one of the last teams he wanted to be paired up to play against with.
‘’Chelsea were one of the teams we wanted to draw. There were some other sides we didn’t really want, like Barcelona and Bayern München – they were on the blacklist. It will be a colorful match. Chelsea is Drogba’s old club and José Mourinho will face Galatasaray again with his new team. Those are nice coincidences’’.
Not too long ago Drogba praised Jose Mourinho as he said that it was the Portuguese tactician who made him one of the greatest forwards in the world when they played together in Chelsea.
“He said ‘If you want to be a great forward like Thierry Henry or Ruud van Nistelrooy, you have to come and play with me in England, at Chelsea’.
“It’s true I was a good player in the French league at the time but he made me one of the best in Europe. That’s why I, for Jose, was capable of going to the ends of the earth.”
Chelsea will battle it out against Galatasaray when they play their 1st leg on February 26, 2014.