Posts tagged: Mourinho

José Mourinho confirm return of Carlos in Squad

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 »

MOU SLAMS BARCA

Jose Mourinho criticized the current Barcelona squad around 1 week ago as he stated that even though Gerardo Martino has Lionel Messi and a number of other great players in the team, the Portuguese coach still considers the squad to be the worst Barcelona of many years.

“Of course they have Lionel Messi, he is special, and they have more than him. But I think this is the worst Barcelona of many many years”. Mourinho stated.

That was the statement that Mourinho expressed just before Barcelona went head to head with Manchester City for the 1st leg of the Champions League. Mourinho was stating that the Premier League team has a chance on defeating Barcelona as it just is not the same squad it was some years ago.

Cesc Fabregas has responded to Mourinho by saying that he should focus and only talk about the responsibilities and matches he has with Chelsea instead of going into the business of another club.

“He should talk about Chelsea and their tie. I don’t think he should talk about anything else. It is not his business. Some people want us to fail all the time; some people have been talking a bit too much, for a few days they will have to shut up.” Fabregas said.

Barcelona came out on top during their match against Manchester City as they won with a final scoreboard of 2-0 which is a huge advantage as the 2nd leg will now be played in the home turf of Barcelona, Camp Nou.

“It is normal everyone gets excited over this win, especially in a nice competition like the Champions League. We knew what we had to do and did it very well.” Fabregas added.