It’s not often that you get to hear the Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho speaking something positive about Arsene Wenger, but, yesterday was one of those rare days.
Mourinho said Wenger is fantastic as far as the managerial skills are concerned and his boys would make Chelsea’s title defence pretty tough in the 2015-16 Season.
Mourinho’s relationship with Wenger has never been good, but, the previous season, it soured to the maximum and the two had almost gone to the distance of getting physical with each other during a game.
Mourinho had also taken a dig at the fact that Wenger had constantly been there holding his post at Arsenal despite not being able to win them as many trophies as he should.
Mourinho had said at that time that he would never hold onto his post for that long without providing returns to the club.
In Mourinho’s words, “He must have had some sort of specialization in failing. He just keeps failing. I am telling you I would never stay there if I don’t produce the results. Eight Seasons, it’s a long, long time you know.” Read more »
CescFabregas seems to have lost his influence in the Spanish national side as he was not included in Vicente del Bosque’s starting lineup of Spain’s 2016 Euro Qualification matches which were played against Ukraine and Luxembourg.
Xavi Alonso and Xavi Hernandez both decided to retire from playing at the international scene and it was believed that Fabregas was going to be the next big playmaker of Spain but it hasn’t happened as the Chelsea player is not a consistent starter for Vicente del Bosque who prefers to use other players.
Fabregas took the chance to reveal details concerning his current position in Spain as he told reporters: “I do not believe I have lost my place in the starting team as I was never an automatic pick. The important thing is to be involved, to play well. If not, the teammate who plays will do well, for sure. I have no doubts about that. I always back my teammate. Every player wants to play, but if the coach decides not to pick you, it is because there are better options. In any case, the team is above everything.”
With the likes of: Iniesta, Busquets, David Silva, Koke, SantiCazorla, Isco and Diego Costa. Selecting a team makes it difficult for Vicente del Bosque as he has to choose from a plethora of talented players and some good players will have to be left out from certain matches and Fabregas is the one who has been left out from the recent matches of Spain. Read more »
After spending time on the sidelines for the last few weeks, Chelsea boss José Mourinho has confirmed that midfielder Cesc Fabregas will be back in the squad for the match against Everton.
Roberto Martinez’ may have changed the style of football at Everton, but they still make themselves extremely hard to beat away from home. The match between the two teams last season at Stamford Bridge was only narrowly won with a late header from John Terry. Mourinho has been without Fabregas for the last few matches after the Spaniard suffered a hamstring injury in the League Cup match against Liverpool.
Since Everton are expected to be very narrow and defensive in their approach, Chelsea will need their master passer in the form of Fabregas. The 27-year-old already leads the assists chart with 15, which is almost double that of the nearest competitor. Read more »