Chelsea striker Demba Ba proved that the strikers at the club are more than capable of scoring goals with his late effort against Paris St Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals.
This late goal helped the blues get to the semifinals 3-3 on aggregate, but they have progressed due to the away goals. For long periods of the match, it looked like Chelsea would be unable to get the crucial second goal that would put them in the semifinals. Andre Schurrle had given the club the lead in the first half.
Athletic Madrid’s Diego Costa has been one of the standout players in La Liga this season as he is one of the top goal-scorers on the Spanish League along with Lionel Messi and C.Ronaldo as well as being one of the most fundamental and important players for his club which has helped them on not only being at the top of the league but getting into the next stages of the Champions League where they now have to face off against PSG.
Chelsea is also located at the top of their respective league but there is an area of the team of Jose Mourinho in which the club has been struggling in and that is on the attacking department of the squad with neither Fernando Torres, Demba Ba nor Samuel Eto’o being able to turn themselves as reliable and consistent forwards which can step it up whenever it is needed.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has also joined in the mind games after suggesting that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is correct when he says that Manchester City are the favourites for the title.
Mourinho has been maintaining throughout this season that City remain as the favourites for the title since they have the strongest squad in the division. Even though Pellegrini’s men have fallen nine points behind table leaders Chelsea, this admission by the Chelsea boss has been viewed with suspect by many.
The manager of Chelsea, Jose Mourinho, has rubbished off the reports that Eden Hazard might be making his way to Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the ongoing season.
Mourinho has also made it clear that he doesn’t have plans to put any of his players on sale.
Hazard had been brought to Stamford Bridge about one and half years ago. Chelsea had paid a transfer fee speculated to be around 40 million Pounds to Lille for securing his services and Mourinho reckons that the winger is a far better player now than what he was back then. So, his value at the moment would probably be out of the reach of most of the clubs.
Oscar, the Chelsea playmaker, has stated that he almost agreed a contract with Spanish giants Real Madrid. The talented Brazilian footballer signed for Chelsea before the beginning of the past season in a huge money contract and has since that time he has become a fans’ favorite at the London club.
He, however, stated that the move almost did not happen following a preliminary dialogues with the Spanish giants.
According to reports, while speaking to a leading Brazilian magazine, h e told that a month before signing for the London club, he was close to doing so with Real Madrid. But Mourinho told him that he wanted him in the team. They came to watch him in some matches but they had the playmaker spot well covered and he then signed for Chelsea.