Player Profiles

By Joanna Pendleton
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Aug 6th, 2014
As much as Chelsea fans may loathe the comparison, Diego Costa’s fiery presence up front bears a striking resemblance to that of former Liverpool hero, Luis Suarez. After shelling out £35 million on the forward, Jose Mourinho will be hoping Costa can ...
By Tom Minton
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May 28th, 2014
Say what you will about his playing ability, there are few players who have captured the imaginations of the Chelsea faithful over recent years than David Luiz. Signed in January 2011 with Nemanja Matic going the other way (before he came back three y...
By Stuart Robinson
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May 22nd, 2014
He came, he scored, he fought. He gave away a penalty. Samuel Eto’o’s Chelsea career will be one of the more difficult to evaluate once this summer’s likely departure is confirmed. Having registered 12 goals in 34 games, including a respectable nine o...
By Stuart Robinson
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Apr 18th, 2014
The Best in the World. Of all the players to have appeared in all the game’s changing positions down the years, how many safely through the Stamford Bridge doors could have staked a claim to such greatness? Didier Drogba showed more than flashes of th...
By Tom Minton
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Apr 17th, 2014
Since joining the Blues in 2006, few players have been as consistently brilliant as the England left-back....
By Philip Rolfe
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May 22nd, 2010
Tchau Londres. Que cidade!!! Pra sempre na minha vida. Meu filho caçula nasceu ali. Esses 3 anos foram incriveis. Voltarei em breve. Tchau!! ..and just like that, it’s over. What Chelsea fans have suspected and rumoured for the past few months w...
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Mar 11th, 2010
Much like his successor Petr Cech, Carlo Cudicini was a virtual unknown when Chelsea rescued him from Castel di Sangro. However, the extent of Cudicini’s talent was known by his fellow Italian Gianluca Vialli, who initially signed him on loan in 1999....
By James Pearson
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Oct 14th, 2009
Who is your favourite, current Chelsea player: Terry, Lampard, Drogba or Joe Cole, possibly? Chelsea have plenty of imposing characters, world class players in almost every position but I’m betting that fewer than 2% of people reading this will have s...
By Rowan Farnham-Long
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Jun 18th, 2009
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. When Deco joined Chelsea at the start of the season it seemed as if we had managed a major transfer coup. The neat playmaker arrived from Barcelona on a three year deal for £8m on the last day of June 2008, but by the first ...
By Matt Connellan
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May 27th, 2009
Chelsea’s current interim manager Guus Hiddink is a legend in footballing circles and tellingly, has achieved success wherever he has chanced his hand. Hiddink, born in November 1946, started his career as a player with De Graafschap in his nati...
By Rupert Cane
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Mar 30th, 2009
The man who once had a trial at Manchester United has turned into one of Europe’s most revered midfielders at Chelsea and the good news is: he’s here to stay. In the summer of 2008 Michael Essien put pen to paper and signed a new five-year...
By Rowan Farnham-Long
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Mar 25th, 2009
He is the embodiment of what modern-day football fans are supposed to despise. First, there’s the diving. Then there’s the rolling around in mock agony which often accompanies the diving. And of course, there’s the moaning. And the moaning. And the mo...
By Rowan Farnham-Long
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Mar 19th, 2008
Young midfielder Liam Bridcutt has issued a strong statement of support for his fellow Chelsea team-mates ahead of their crucial FA Youth Cup semi-final second leg against Aston Villa on Wednesday night.18-year-old Bridcutt was the top appearance make...
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