Right to Play and Chelsea Football Club donate kits to children in Africa.
Andre Schurrle celebrates his 50th appearance for the club with today’s match is Lisbon. His 50 appearances have included many fine moments, including this were he opened our scoring in the second leg of our quarter final match against PSG last season.
John Terry will make his 100th appearance in the CL in tonight’s match against Sporting. He’ll be the 6th English player to have achieved it
“‘We are playing well, we have different players scoring goals. We are scoring goals in different ways; the only way we haven’t scored is from a penalty, because we haven’t had a penalty. We are not perfect; we have a lot to improve, in every area of our game, but we are doing well.”
Mourinho on Oscar’s display…
‘He played well against Bolton, today I played him again because I think he needs the confidence that comes with matches. His performance was good; he was in important areas of our game, the connection between him, Matic and Fabregas was good, the connection between him and the attacking players was good.’
Diego Costa is barely training despite leading the race for the Premier League Golden Boot, according to Jose Mourinho. Costa’s eighth goal of the season set up Saturday’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa, but hamstring problems are said to have limited his involvement in training.
"He cannot be on top of his game. He’s doing almost nothing in training. He’s just resting and recovering from the tight muscle he has. I don’t care about Diego’s goals. For me it’s important that the team score enough goals to win. I know a striker scoring goals is always nice for him and for his confidence, especially for a player like him who is not training as he should, because we are protecting him in certain situations."
‘The season is long and you can have good moments and bad moments but we hope to stay on this line. That will be hard but we have a good team that can do it.’
Saturday’s win over Aston Villa brought Jose Mourinho’s 250th game as Chelsea manager, and with it came his 165th win, a number taking him ahead of the late Dave Sexton.
Mourinho’s work has led to two Premier League titles, two League Cups, and FA Cup and a record-breaking undefeated home run. There promises to be plenty more success over the next 250…
By the numbers: PLAYED 250, WON 165, DRAWN 52, LOST 33, GOALS FOR 452, GOALS CONCEDED 171
‘I scored and now I have more confidence to play and I need to score more goals. I am happy to score and to give an assist but the most important for me is that the team win, and the team played very well. We played confidently and we had the possession.’
“Mourinho has given me this feeling that I would be a big part of the team. He plans with me and he wants me in this team and he wants to play me. That’s why I want to stay at this club. Everything here is good for me. I have the pressure to perform, I have the pressure to do well in training. I have the great fans that all support me here and so there was no question for me that I would leave this club in the summer.”
Today was an all Brazilian affair with Oscar opening the proceedings and Willian tapping in Chelsea’s final goal. Diego Costa, a Brazilian turned Spaniard, scored the second.
Mourinho is now Chelsea’s second most successful manager in terms of wins; he currently sits behind Dave Sexton.
Oscar scores his second in a week for Chelsea, putting the Blues up early against Aston Villa. Chelsea have not lost a match in which Oscar has scored.
Chelsea v. Aston Villa