The nominees for the 2013-14 PFA Young Player of the Year Award have been announced with Eden Hazard in contention for both prizes. Hazard, 23, has been outstanding for title-chasing Chelsea, scoring 17 goals in 46 matches across all competitions in his most productive season yet.
Terry has reportedly been offered a new contract by Chelsea but on HALF his current salary. Chelsea are also closing in on new deals for Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard - looks like the 30 year old rule has been repealed.
The youth team make it to yet another Cup Final curtesy of brilliant play for all the players, especially Andreas Christensen. The center-half is expected to be the next youth team-er to make it into the first team, no one has done so since John Terry signed a professional contract with Chelsea in 1998. The belief in Christensen at Chelsea is so high that the club;20,000 a week contract making him the highest paid player at the youth level in history.
John Terry is having a spectacular season, one of vintage quality, lifting his game to very nearly the best we have seen in his decade-and-a-half at Chelsea.Having spent a good 10 years delivering outstanding performes, few would argue against him being one of the best defenders we have ever seen.
Eden Hazard could return from injury “sooner rather than later” as Chelsea continue their push for the Premier League title. The Belgian star missed Sunday’s 1-0 win at Swansea after limping out of Chelsea’s midweek Champions League quarter-final victory over Paris St Germain.
Black has never looked so good.
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Ba’s goals are far from elegant or pretty, but always well taken and impeccably timed, showing a striker’s instinct that has been lacking so often for Chelsea.
Chelseaambassador Ferreira shakes hand with Atletico Madrid’s ambassador Perez Caminero after the draw for the Champions League semi-finals matches.
Demba Ba finding form this late in the season will prove to be a blessing for Chelsea as a striker finally being able to score in the final matches of the season will mean the difference between a trophy and no trophy for the Blues.
Eden Hazard is likely to miss Sunday’s match at Swansea with a calf injury sustained against PSG on Tuesday night.
Cesar Azpilicueta produced yet another outstanding display at left-back as the Blues secured our place in the Champions League semi-finals, and the Spanish defender paid tribute to the whole squad for the desire we showed to overcome Paris Saint-Germain.
Azpi: It was just unbelievable,’ he told the official Chelsea website. ‘I don’t have the words to describe the night. How we finished the game was amazing.
'We felt out on the pitch we were playing well, it was a very good game with a high intensity from the start and we had to fight until the end. We all had the belief we could do it and obviously Demba scored the important goal.'
Can we make it TWO Champions League titles for these two? I think so.