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Nani (59)
Giggs (120)
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Stamford Bridge

Wed 31 Oct 2012 19:45 (Attendance: 41,126)

PRE-MATCH BRIEFING: CHELSEA V MANCHESTER UNITED

Same venue, same teams, different competition from which one will exit tonight for certain. Club historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton take a close look at the follow-up visit from the team from Old Trafford…


TALKING POINTS
It's not that often football proffers the opportunity to gain revenge so rapidly. Even though few of the same players from Sunday's controversial league game are likely to involved, tonight Chelsea will be keen to return to winning ways in the Capital One Cup against our main rival of the past eight seasons.

It is about three steps to Wembley rather than three points, but the league leaders will be keen to earn a place in mid-December's quarter-finals. Unlike some bodies it is in Chelsea's DNA to fight for every piece of silverware, and the competition also provides a platform for the club's future stars to shine. Manchester United clearly feel the same way.

KEY STAT
Chelsea have hit 37 goals in 15 matches in all competitions, with 14 different scorers.


This next phases of this tournament dovetail with the Champions League, the semi-finals scheduled for January before European football hopefully returns to the agenda.

Chelsea were London's first League Cup champions in 1964/65 (pictured below) and have won the title four times - the same number as tonight's visitors. The Blues have had three different winning managers, of course, whereas only Sir Alex Ferguson has lifted it for the Mancunians - the first time being 1991/92.

1965


With reigning champions Manchester City and Newcastle of last season's top six already out, there are eight Barclays Premier League teams remaining in the competition. This is one of three all-top-flight ties.

Chelsea have netted 14 goals in the last five League Cup ties at the Bridge, but Premier League opposition have left victorious in the previous two campaigns.

Naturally some of the focus this evening will be on referee Lee Mason following the officials' immensely costly errors on Sunday. Chelsea have never lost a game Mason has officiated, though four of the 13 were drawn.

Man United defender Jonny Evans must consider Stamford Bridge a lucky ground, and just not because on Sunday his unpunished foul on goal-bound Fernando Torres led to the latter's controversial dismissal.

Just under two years ago he kicked Didier Drogba in the ribs but referee Martin Atkinson took the Ivorian's name rather than show a red card to the Northern Irishman.

Juan Mata's strike against United was his second direct free kick goal in the league this season and our third in all competitions to date. Over the whole of last season the Blues managed just one.

KEY TWEET
What is your favourite goal in a cup competition for Chelsea against Manchester Utd? #CFCPMB
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The draw for the fifth round of the League Cup will follow the conclusion of this match and will be carried live on Sky Sports.

Should the scores be level after 90 minutes, 30 minutes' extra time will be played. If there is still no winner the tie will be decided by penalties.

Leeds, Arsenal, Middlesbrough, Aston Villa and Bradford all progressed to the last eight last night.


Fourth round Capital One Cup matches tonight
Chelsea v Manchester United 7.45pm
Norwich v Tottenham 7.45pm
Liverpool v Swansea 8.00pm


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TACTICAL BRIEF
The Premier League's top two meet at the Bridge for the second time in four days, but both teams are likely to have very different personnel.

Key battles
Neither manager would have picked the exact same team even before Sunday's bruising (physically and psychologically) encounter in the league, but Roberto Di Matteo now knows red-carded Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres have joined John Terry in being ruled out through suspension.

The Blues were already coping without skipper Terry, and the other two have natural replacements in the dynamic Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back and hungry young striker Danny Sturridge - both arguably worthy of a start in the Premier League anyway.

Of the two the Spaniard, who came on as a sub on Sunday, is the one who may have most to take in tactically. Sir Alex Ferguson's 4-4-1-1 formation at the weekend, with wingers Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young - in his first start for two months - was expressly designed to put his side two-versus-one against the Blues' full-backs. Both their opening goals came from moves down the Chelsea flank, just as the Man United boss would have planned.

Although, even reduced to 10 men, Di Matteo's side then went forward and outplayed United for over an hour, he may recalibrate his three attacking midfielders to provide slightly more defensive cover in those areas.

Some of the 'three musketeers' would have been rested anyway, with Marko Marin (pictured below) returned from injury and needing games, fellow summer-signing Victor Moses pressing for his first action since the 4-0 win away to Nordsjaelland, and Lucas Piazon having impressed in the 6-0 third round thrashing of Wolves.

Marin


Likely left-back Ryan Bertrand also offers a more defence-minded option in left midfield. Oriol Romeu, who opened his Chelsea account from the penalty spot in the win over Wanderers, may step into one of the centre midfield slots.

Given the suspensions and unavailability of Frank Lampard, some Academy youngsters may be rewarded with a place on the bench for the first time.

The Red Devils' 2-1 round three victory over Newcastle United began with just two regular starters in David De Gea and Wayne Rooney. Their back four featured two debutants, full-backs Marnick Vermijl and Scott Wootton, plus centre-backs Alexander Büttner and Michael Keane with two appearances between them. Marin, Moses, Sturridge et al must be confident they can trouble the fledglings more than Ameobi and co. managed.

Ferguson has already admitted he expects another intimidating atmosphere at Stamford Bridge this evening by wishing referee Lee Mason 'good luck'. He may consider this is exactly the kind of test he wants for his young players. Providing, that is, they have a few cool, senior heads in among them.

Squad news
Frank Lampard (calf) and Ashley Cole (ankle) are the only two Chelsea players unavailable through injury. They are joined by suspended trio John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres.

Shinji Kagawa (knee), Chris Smalling (foot), Phil Jones (back and knee) and Nemanja Vidic (knee) are Man United's injured players.


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WE HAVE HISTORY
Chelsea and Manchester Utd are drawn against each other in the League Cup for the fourth occasion. The most recent being the 2004/05 two-leg semi-final.

An entertaining first-leg stalemate at the Bridge left the tie completely in the balance, perhaps favouring the Mancunian hosts. It had been 30 years since Man United had lost at that stage and nine years since they had lost a League Cup tie at Old Trafford.

This was the José Mourinho team boasting wingers Arjen Robben and Damien Duff in their pomp - one to which the present Chelsea side is often compared.

The Blues opened the scoring when Didier Drogba cut inside Gary Neville down the left and played the ball for Frank Lampard to hit the ball past Tim Howard with his left foot (pictured below).

2005

Neville gained some revenge by floating in a ball that Ryan Giggs subtly steered over Petr Cech for the equaliser, though the Blues were still heading for the final on away goals.

Chelsea moved up a gear to make that eventuality a certainty, pressing Howard into making several good saves. United always looked second best, though, and Tiago was obstructed when running onto a Duff pass down the right.

The Irishman curled a brilliant free kick into the danger area, with Howard uncertain whether to stick or twist. The free kick defied everyone, hitting the inside of the post to make it 2-1, which was the final score. The Blues beat Liverpool in the final to bring home the first silverware of the Roman Abramovich era.

Our overall cup record against the Red Devils in open play is three wins, three draws and 12 defeats.

United have the upper hand in our cup encounters at Stamford Bridge with three wins from five.

Chelsea have won one and lost three of the four shoot-outs against Manchester United.


Previous League Cup meetings
4th round 28 October 1970 Old Trafford
Manchester Utd……...2 Chelsea…………….....1
Charlton 27                     Hollins 34
Best 72
                      Att: 47,322


Quarter-final 17 December 2002 Old Trafford
Manchester Utd……...1 Chelsea………..……...0
Forlan 80
                      Att: 57,985


Semi-final first leg 12 January 2005 Stamford Bridge
Chelsea …………….……0 Manchester Utd….…0
                    Att: 41,492


Semi-final second leg 26 January 2005 Old Trafford
Manchester Utd……...1 Chelsea………..……...2
Giggs 67                           Lampard 29
                                            Duff 82
                    Att: 67,000


Other cup meetings at Stamford Bridge
1949/50 FA Cup quarter-final Chelsea won 2-0
1997/98 FA Cup third round Man Utd won 5-3
1998/99 FA Cup quarter-final replay Man Utd won 2-0
2010/11 Champions League quarter-final first leg Man Utd won 1-0

Chelsea v Manchester United in all competitions
Games played 164
Chelsea wins 44
United wins 72
Draws 48


Biggest win at Stamford Bridge for each team
Chelsea 5-0 Man Utd - 03/10/1999 - Premier League
Chelsea 0-4 Man Utd - 29/11/1947 - Division One


DAYS SINCE
Chelsea won a trophy: 165
Man United won a trophy: 451
Arsenal won a trophy: 2,720
Liverpool won the league: 8,215


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CHELSEA STATS

Chelsea in the League Cup
Winners: 1965, 1998, 2005, 2007
Runners-up: 1972, 2008
Semi-finalists: 1973, 1985, 1991, 2002


Last 10 seasons in the League Cup
2001/02 - Semi-final
2002/03 - Quarter-final
2003/04 - Quarter-final
2004/05 - Winners
2005/06 - 3rd round
2006/07 - Winners
2007/08 - Runners-up
2008/09 - 4th round
2009/10 - Quarter-final
2010/11 - 3rd round
2011/12 - Quarter-final


Chelsea are competing in the League Cup for the 50th season. Our overall record is played 177, won 88, drawn 40, lost 49, goals 318, goals against 213.

Kerry Dixon is our leading scorer in the League Cup with 25 goals followed by Frank Lampard 11, Peter Osgood and Bobby Tambling 10 and Didier Drogba nine.

Last season the Blues went out of the League Cup at the quarter final stage at Stamford Bridge to Liverpool 0-2.

Chelsea have won three of our last five penalty shoot-outs, the last being at the Allianz Arena in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

Chelsea are looking to avoid a third successive defeat for the first time in over six years.

 

Last six results
Sep 29 Arsenal (a) W 2-1
Oct 2 FC Nordsjaelland (Champions League a) W 4-0
Oct 6 Norwich (h) W 4-1
Oct 20 Tottenham (a) W 4-2
Oct 23 Shakhtar Donetsk (Champions League a) L 1-2
Oct 28 Manchester United (h) L 2-3

 

2012/13 scorers
Mata 7, Torres 6, Cahill 4, Ivanovic 3, Lampard 3 (2 pens), Oscar 3, Bertrand 2, E Hazard 2 (1 pen), Ramires 2, Cole 1, D Luiz 1, Moses 1, Romeu 1 (pen), Sturridge 1. Total 37

Chelsea's next three games
Sat 3 Nov Swansea City away 3pm
Wed 7 Nov Shakhtar Donetsk (CL) home 7.45pm
Sun 11 Nov Liverpool home 4pm



MAN UNITED STATS

Man United in the League Cup
Winners: 1992, 2006, 2009, 2010
Runners-up: 1983, 1991, 1994, 2003
Semi-finalists: 1970, 1971, 1975, 2005


Man United arrive at Stamford Bridge for the second time in three days on the back of five successive wins in all competitions.

Last season Man United went out of the League Cup at the quarter final stage at Old Trafford to Crystal Palace 1-2. The three previous teams to eliminate them from the League Cup were West Ham in 2010/11, Coventry in 2007/08 and Southend in 2006/07.

Man United have won 11 of their last 12 games in all competitions.

They have gone behind in eight of their 13 matches in league and cups and have come back to win in six of them and losing two.

United have won their last five away games in league and cups since they lost at Goodison Park against Everton on the opening day of the season.

They have scored 32 goals in all competitions with 15 different scorers.

Man Utd have lost their last two penalty shoot-outs, to Chelsea in the Community Shield and Everton in the FA Cup semi-final in 2009.


Last 10 seasons in the League Cup
2002/03 - Runners-up
2003/04 - 4th round
2004/05 - Semi-final
2005/06 - Winners
2006/07 - 4th round
2007/08 - 3rd round
2008/09 - Winners
2009/10 - Winners
2010/11 - Quarter-final
2011/12 - Quarter-final


Manager Sir Alex Ferguson
Days in charge: 9,491
Played 1459
Won 870
Drawn 330
Lost 259

 

PMB

 

Last six results
Sep 29 Tottenham (h) L 2-3
Oct 2 CFR Cluj (Champions League a) W 2-1
Oct 7 Newcastle (a) W 3-0
Oct 20 Stoke (h) W 4-2
Oct 23 Braga (Champions League h) W 3-2
Oct 28 Chelsea (a) W 3-2

 

2012/13 scorers
Van Persie 9 (1 pen), Hernández 4, Cleverley 2, Evans 2, Kagawa 2, Rafael 2, Rooney 2, Anderson 1, Büttner 1, Carrick 1, Evra 1, Nani 1, Powell 1, Scholes 1, Welbeck 1, own goals 1. Total 32.


THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Lee Mason is making his second visit to Stamford Bridge this term. He was the official in our Barclays Premier League game with Reading in August.


OTHERWISE ENGAGED
Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres will serve their one-match ban tonight and John Terry the third of four domestic games.

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Chelsea v Manchester United (Capital One Cup)

Chelsea

  • 1
    Petr Cech
  • 28
    Cesar Azpilicueta
  • 24
    Gary Cahill
  • 4
    David Luiz
  • 34
    Ryan Bertrand
  • 6
    Oriol Romeu Substitution
  • 12
    John Mikel Substitution
  • 13
    Victor Moses
  • 10
    Juan Mata
  • 35
    Lucas Piazon Substitution
  • 23
    Daniel Sturridge

Substitutions

  • 56
    George Saville
  • 11
    Emboaba Oscar Substitution
  • 7
    Nascimento Ramires Substitution
  • 17
    Eden Hazard Substitution
  • 21
    Marko Marin
  • 40
    Henrique Hilario
  • 19
    Paulo Ferreira
Shots on Target
14
9
Shots off Target
15
5
Corners
6
4
Fouls
17
21
Most fouls
Ramires
Giggs
4
4
Yellow Cards
5
4
Red Cards

Man Utd

  • 13
    Anders Lindegaard
  • 2
    Rafael Da Silva
  • 31
    Scott Wootton
  • 38
    Michael Keane
  • 28
    Substitution Alexander Buttner
  • 8
    Substitution Oliveira Anderson
  • 11
    Ryan Giggs
  • 24
    Darren Fletcher
  • 17
    Luis Nani
  • 14
    Javier Hernandez
  • 19
    Substitution Danny Welbeck

Substitutions

  • 25
    Substitution Nick Powell
  • 35
    Jesse Lingard
  • 46
    Substitution Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 50
    Sam Johnstone
  • 37
    Robbie Brady
  • 36
    Marnick Vermijl
  • 27
    Substitution Federico Macheda

CHELSEA v MAN UTD - 31/10/12 (CAPITAL ONE CUP)

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MATCH REPORT: CHELSEA 5 MANCHESTER UNITED 4 (AET)

Summary
Eden Hazard netted a late, late penalty to make it 3-3 at the end of normal time as the Blues flirted with elimination before goals from Daniel Sturridge and Ramires were enough to make the quarter-finals.

We came from behind three times having gifted two goals to the opposition, David Luiz with a penalty and Gary Cahill the earlier Chelsea scorers. A performance in which character shone through deserved the win with Roberto Di Matteo's men the better team in the second half and in extra time.

Team news
Petr Cech, as captain, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, John Mikel Obi and Juan Mata were the players who started Sunday's match against Man United and were retained in the 11 for this one.

Daniel Sturridge was handed his first start of the season and there was a second game for Lucas Piazon on the left wing with Victor Moses on the right. Cesar Azpilicueta also began his second match. George Saville, a 19-year-old midfielder, was on the bench for the first time.

Rafael at right-back was the only Man United player who began both games. Javier Hernandez, a substitute on Sunday, began this one, as did Danny Welbeck. Ryan Giggs was their captain and played in a deep midfield role.

First half
A Stamford Bridge full house (Man United fans having the whole Shed End for this one) was full of anticipation for the fourth round tie as it kicked off. The sides may have been much-changed but there were plenty of international footballers on the pitch to whet the appetite.

A promising but ultimately too-high cross by Azpilicueta and a shot spooned well over by David Luiz were the limit of either side's attacking in the opening five minutes, but then Sturridge was gifted the ball just inside the Man United half, only to lose it on the edge of the area as he tried to play a ball wide to Mata. Then the England striker was found by a superb cross from deep by the charging Moses but unfortunately stumbled over as he tried to bring it under control.

Eleven minutes into the half came the first card and it was a Chelsea player booked. Romeu had tripped Man United left-back Alexander Buttner. On this occasion the ref's decision was understandable.

Cech had two shots from distance to save in the first quarter of an hour but they were straight at him as the visitors were slow to find their rhythm.

Romeu, making his second start of the season, then shot wide at the other but the Spanish midfielder's next involvement led to Man United's opening goal. Cech's kick-out may have found him under more pressure than he would have liked but instead of playing it back to the keeper, Romeu opted to keep the ball as two red shirts swooped. Giggs came away with it and was able to stroke the ball past the unprotected Cech.

Chelsea, although not flowing, had up to that point looked the team more dangerous in attack. For the second time in four days we would now have to come from behind.

Chelsea v Man United

There was annoyance when Piazon wasn't awarded a free-kick as he ran towards the area and appeared to be blocked off before Mikel was booked on 24 minutes for a late trip on Welbeck.

Six minutes later an important decision did go Chelsea's way. Moses had been taking on players at every opportunity and when he did so again on the right of the area he drew a foul from Buttner.

David Luiz strode forward from the back and blasted the ball in low down to level the tie.

Chelsea v Man United

The half drifted on with both sides looking exactly what they were - players unfamiliar with playing together but despite some disjointed play, Chelsea again looked the side more likely. Mata was buzzing around in the middle but yet again we were undone by our own lack of care.

David Luiz was the culprit this time, initially gliding forward with the ball, but when he lost it to Rafael on halfway there was a big space for Man U to exploit behind him, and they did so when Anderson found Hernandez just onside. The Mexican was not going to miss the opportunity to score in the same net as his weekend winner. It was a highly frustrating way to end the half.

Second half
Both sides made a change for the second half. Ramires was a straight swap for Mikel and Sir Alex Ferguson had presumably seen enough of Buttner up against Moses. He took off his young full-back and moved Rafael to left-back with Darren Fletcher moving back to right-back.

Nick Powell was the player introduced into midfield and within two minutes he forced Cech into a diving save. Chelsea then nicked the ball off the visitors on the edge of our own area and Mata launched Sturridge on the counter-attack. He left his marker for dead but Rafael did well to get back and tackle in the nick of time.

The Chelsea equaliser came from a set-piece - Mata's corner that was met by the head of Cahill high above his markers. The ball was over the line by close on a yard as Rafael headed it out and the linesman correctly flagged for the goal. It was the England central defender's fifth goal of the season.

Chelsea v Man United

Parity lasted just seven minutes, Chelsea this time falling behind to a well-crafted goal. Man United's Portuguese pair of Nani and Anderson exchanged passes in a crowded area before Nani floated the ball beyond Cech. It was 3-2 and Hernandez could have put daylight between the sides soon after but shot over.

Wootton fouled Ramires to earn Man United's first booking before Hazard, who had come on for Piazon, received a short corner and planted the ball on the forehead of Moses. It flew agonisingly close to the crossbar. Then Mata found Azpilicueta unmaked with the perfect ball to the far post but he too headed over. He should have scored.

On 71 minutes Chelsea had a blatant penalty denied, Mata's pass stopped by a clear handball by Keane. The bad decisions against us had just mounted up further.

We continued to turn the screw but Bertrand couldn't connect cleanly when teed-up by the clever Mata and substitute Oscar was just off-target from distance. Then Moses from a very good position struck his shot straight at Lindegaard.

When Man United did counter-punch, David Luiz swept up well.

The Mata, Oscar, Hazard combination had been re-established and Hazard was fouled to give Mata a free-kick opportunity from a near identical spot to his goal on Sunday. This time he clipped it to the opposite side of the goal and wide. Hazard then toe-poked a shot at the keeper as that third equaliser continued to prove elusive. Oscar hit a swerving shot that Lindegaard reacted to late but still punched clear.

Hope had all but evaporated as the Blues worked the ball into the area with just seconds left on the clock. Inexperience showed in the Man U backline however when Wootton barged into the back of Ramires and the ref could only give one decision - a second Chelsea penalty. Hazard rolled it in and the whistle blew almost immediately after.

Extra time first period
The Blues continued on the front foot but Sturridge was guilty of going for goal from a difficult angle when Mata was well-placed for the pass. He was then denied by a very good block by Keane after Hazard had opened the visitors up.

Sturridge's time was about to come however, and this time Man United were guilty of giving the ball away in the danger zone. A long pass forward looked comfortable for Wootton to cushion to his partner in central defence but he misdirected to the Chelsea centre-forward who kept his nerve to bypass Lindegaard and score. It was Sturridge's second of the season.

Oscar and Nani were both booked after a squaring-up in the corner.

Man United were lucky not to be reduced to 10 men shortly before the interval when Michael Keane tripped goalbound Sturridge just outside the area. A yellow card was shown and possibly the only difference from Ivanovic's foul on Sunday was that the ball could have been considered heading away from goal.

With the resultant free-kick, David Luiz shook the crossbar.

Extra time first period
Sturridge was a whisker away from a second goal with a curler from the edge of the area and then hit a shot much further off-target soon after. There were some tired legs out there now and Mata was limping a little. Another goal now would be most welcome.

It really should have come when Sturridge lofted a pass over the defence to Moses but he could only hit the keeper's legs.

Ramires was carded for a foul on Powell and Giggs followed into the book later on for chopping down Moses from behind .Between those fouls came Chelsea's fifth goal and the one that ultimately was the winner.

Hazard was just the player we wanted to be counter-attacking at that point and having carried the ball half the length of the pitch he was patient before supplying Ramires. The Brazilian side-stepped Lindegaard to send the Matthew Harding Stand into rapture.

Chelsea v Man United

There was still life in the tie though and with 119 minutes played Azpilicueta pushed Hernandez in similar fashion to the Wootton foul and the third penalty of the game was awarded, scored by Giggs.

Two minutes stoppage time now needed to be negotiated and Hazard raced away near the end but shot wide. Enough time had been exhausted and the whistle blew on another game of high drama.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech (c); Azpilicueta, Cahill, David Luiz, Bertrand; Romeu (Oscar 71), Mikel (Ramires h-t); Moses, Mata, Piazon (Hazard 55); Sturridge.
Unused subs Hilario, Ferreira, Saville, Marin.
Scorers David Luiz 31 pen, Cahill 52, Hazard 90+4 pen, Sturridge 97, Ramires 115.
Booked Romeu 11, Mikel 24, David Luiz 90+2, Oscar 99, Ramires 114.

Man United (4-2-3-1): Lindegaard; Rafael, Keane, Wootton, Büttner (Powell h-t); Fletcher, Giggs (c);  Nani, Anderson (Tunnicliffe 81), Welbeck (Macheda 98); Hernández.
Unused subs Johnstone, Lingard, Vermijl, Brady.
Scorers Giggs 21, 120 pen, Hernandez 43, Nani 58.
Booked Wootton 64, Nani 99, Keane 104, Giggs 118.

Referee Lee Mason
Crowd
41,126.

 

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SUNDERLAND - 19/4/14 - MOURINHO

Last week at Swansea we worked hard, created a lot of chances to score and eventually we got the goal we needed to leave a difficult place with three points...

SUNDERLAND - 19/4/14 - JT

We have got four games to go and four victories is a must for us to win the league...

ARSENAL - 22/3/14 - MOURINHO

We have another big derby game today...

ARSENAL - 22/3/14 - JT

What a great night Tuesday was...

GALATASARAY- 18/3/14 - JT

Before we talk about Galatasaray and Didier's return, I want to say how gutted we were to lose three points at Villa on Saturday evening...

GALATASARAY - 18/3/14 - MOURINHO

Tonight, we return to the Champions League and we, like Manchester United, find ourselves in a difficult position, where we are left to defend English football in Europe...

EVERTON - 22/2/14 - MOURINHO

At the moment, we are top of the league with three points more than Manchester City - or the same points if they win their game in hand...

EVERTON - 22/2/14 - JT

We go into this game top of the league and, with our match being the early kick-off this weekend, a win here against Everton is vital...

NEWCASTLE UNITED - 8/2/14 - MOURINHO

Are you happy with our players' performance at Manchester City? If so, show them today!

NEWCASTLE UNITED - 8/2/14 - JT

Monday night was a brilliant performance and a great result for us...

WEST HAM UNITED - 29/01/14 - MOURINHO

Tonight we go into a difficult game against West Ham understanding the importance of ensuring we take three points from this London derby...

WEST HAM UNITED- 29/01/14 - JT

After a good win over Stoke in the FA Cup, we come back to the league today with a London derby and we are determined to keep our winning streak going now...

MAN UNITED - 19/01/14 - MOURINHO

Today, we play against the champions. We don't play against a team that is 11 points away from the leaders, we play versus Manchester United...

MAN UNITED - 19/01/14 - JT

We are back at Stamford Bridge today after three away games on the spin, from which we've picked up three important wins...

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