Nemanja Matic believes Maribor’s results in their opening two Champions League matches are an indicator of the type of test we can expect when we welcome the Slovenian side to Stamford Bridge.

‘We know Maribor are a good team. They are very compact and they haven’t lost in their matches against Sporting and Schalke. We have to be careful, we expect a very hard game but we need to use our quality. We’ve watched some videos and they are dangerous. We don’t want to leave open spaces because they can punish us.’

Nemanja Matic believes Maribor’s results in their opening two Champions League matches are an indicator of the type of test we can expect when we welcome the Slovenian side to Stamford Bridge.

‘We know Maribor are a good team. They are very compact and they haven’t lost in their matches against Sporting and Schalke. We have to be careful, we expect a very hard game but we need to use our quality. We’ve watched some videos and they are dangerous. We don’t want to leave open spaces because they can punish us.’

After Arsenal he (Costa) went to the national team, played two big matches and has come back in a condition where he can’t play. I think he’ll be in great condition in mid-November to be back for the national team. We’ll take good care of him. He’ll play for me when he has free time from the national team.

Mourinho is mad at Spain

Jose Mourinho: Diego Costa will not play in Champions League match vs. Maribor on Tuesday

Jose Mourinho: Diego Costa will not play in Champions League match vs. Maribor on Tuesday

 In 2002 Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri said of the then 21-year-old: ‘He knows he’s my “new” captain. After Desailly and Zola, it is him. He is my point of reference for the future.’ Zola’s departure and a lengthy injury for Desailly opened a door for Terry in autumn 2003 that has never seriously looked like shutting.

 In 2002 Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri said of the then 21-year-old: ‘He knows he’s my “new” captain. After Desailly and Zola, it is him. He is my point of reference for the future.’ Zola’s departure and a lengthy injury for Desailly opened a door for Terry in autumn 2003 that has never seriously looked like shutting.

As it stands, Azpilicueta is facing a 3 game ban which will see him miss matches against Manchester United, Shrewsbury, and QPR. No worries, as we have the best left-back in Europe last season in Felipe Luis.

As it stands, Azpilicueta is facing a 3 game ban which will see him miss matches against Manchester United, Shrewsbury, and QPR. No worries, as we have the best left-back in Europe last season in Felipe Luis.

Jose Mourinho is already keen to put pen to paper on a contract extension at Chelsea, despite being just a year into his current deal.

Mourinho: ‘I [would] sign tomorrow. That’s what I want. I want to stay in Chelsea and English football because I think I won the right. Unfortunately, Chelsea’s not my club. I depend on the club and I depend on the results.’

Jose Mourinho is already keen to put pen to paper on a contract extension at Chelsea, despite being just a year into his current deal.

Mourinho: ‘I [would] sign tomorrow. That’s what I want. I want to stay in Chelsea and English football because I think I won the right. Unfortunately, Chelsea’s not my club. I depend on the club and I depend on the results.’

"I don’t think we are there yet but we are building up a very young, talented and solid team and hopefully we can get to the final part of the season with options for winning everything."

"I don’t think we are there yet but we are building up a very young, talented and solid team and hopefully we can get to the final part of the season with options for winning everything."

Terry has now equaled Frank Lampard’s record of 429 Premier League appearances for Chelsea.

Terry has now equaled Frank Lampard’s record of 429 Premier League appearances for Chelsea.

Filipe Luis has been nominated in the best defender category for a La Liga award ceremony celebrating player’s achievements last season.

La Liga: “Filipe Luis used all his ability, physical strength and speed to become a permanent fixture in Diego Simeone’s starting eleven in the 2013/14 season. The Liga BBVA champion played for a total of 2,880 minutes in the top flight of Spanish football, proving to be a force in the Rojiblanco back line. The left-back now plays for Chelsea FC.”

Filipe Luis has been nominated in the best defender category for a La Liga award ceremony celebrating player’s achievements last season.

La Liga: “Filipe Luis used all his ability, physical strength and speed to become a permanent fixture in Diego Simeone’s starting eleven in the 2013/14 season. The Liga BBVA champion played for a total of 2,880 minutes in the top flight of Spanish football, proving to be a force in the Rojiblanco back line. The left-back now plays for Chelsea FC.”

Courtois has been nominated in the best goalkeeper category for a La Liga award ceremony celebrating the player’s achievements last season. After excelling on loan at Atletico Madrid during the previous three campaigns, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho decided to bring Courtois back to west London in the summer, handing him the number one role ahead of Petr Cech.

La Liga: “A 2013-14 Liga BBVA champion conceded fewer goals than any other keeper during the season [26]. The young Thibaut Courtois, one of the main architects of Atletico Madrid’s success in recent seasons, now plies his trade at Chelsea FC, but his dives, his saves and his safe hands have earned themselves a place in Rojiblanco history.”

Courtois has been nominated in the best goalkeeper category for a La Liga award ceremony celebrating the player’s achievements last season. After excelling on loan at Atletico Madrid during the previous three campaigns, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho decided to bring Courtois back to west London in the summer, handing him the number one role ahead of Petr Cech.

La Liga: “A 2013-14 Liga BBVA champion conceded fewer goals than any other keeper during the season [26]. The young Thibaut Courtois, one of the main architects of Atletico Madrid’s success in recent seasons, now plies his trade at Chelsea FC, but his dives, his saves and his safe hands have earned themselves a place in Rojiblanco history.”

Oscar celebrates his goal from free kick which put Chelsea 1-0 up against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Oscar celebrates his goal from free kick which put Chelsea 1-0 up against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

17-year old striker Dom Solanke makes the bench today.
Solanke was the youth teams top striker last season.

17-year old striker Dom Solanke makes the bench today.

Solanke was the youth teams top striker last season.