14
Apr

Ask Jose! Mourinho on attacking players, Premier League and more

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The road to the UEFA Champions League final is down to just four teams, with one of those clubs Chelsea FC from the Barclays Premier League.

Chelsea is set to play Atletico Madrid in the semifinals, but before then club manager Jose Mourinho sat down for a fan Q&A session with Chelsea Magazine. Chelsea FC granted FOX Sports early access before the magazine launched on Monday.

Here are Mourinho’s thoughts on defensive strategy, versatile players on the pitch, and Premier League play versus La Liga, and much more:

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30
Mar

Leighton Baines grabs a cold one after Everton knocks off Fulham

After handily taking down relegation-threatened Fulham on Saturday, Everton sit just four points shy of Arsenal for the coveted fourth Champions League spot.

With a game in a hand and a tie against the Gunners next week, things are looking up for Everton. So, what better way to celebrate than grabbing a nice cold one? That’s what Leighton Baines opted to do:image

Yep, apparently Baines made a pit stop outside of Craven Cottage to snag a bit of ice cream.

It just goes to show that you’re never too old to chase down the ice cream man.

(Image via seanburns199, h/t 101GG)

4
Feb

Meet the man who gave Chelsea’s team talk, Billy McCulloch

If Jose Mourinho is to be believed, the Portuguese manager shirked his usual pre-game team talk responsibility ahead of Chelsea’s impressive win against Manchester City on Monday.

Who stepped in, you ask? Apparently the team masseur, Billy McCulloch. We’re not sure what the Scottish assistant said, but apparently it worked for the Blues.

But McCulloch is more than just a Churchill-esque motivator. He’s also a wise-cracker.

Check the video above to see a compilation of McCulloch’s “gut-busting” jokes, some of which take more than a minute to get to the punchline. And let’s not ignore that maniacal laugh, which is probably funnier than half of his gags.

It’s wild to imagine Mourinho let a man seen sitting in a muddy trough, dressed in a baby bonnet(?), scarfing down crackers and getting smacked around by fish (6:34 in the video) give his team a pep talk before such an important game … but Mou works in mysterious ways.

(h/t Reddit)

21
Jan

Santi Cazorla apologizes after holding insulting Tottenham sign

The seething rivalry between Arsenal and Tottenham is one of fiercest in all of football.

Just four miles separate the stadiums of the two combatants, and such proximity breeds plenty of ill-will in the North London derby.

As an example, Arsenal’s Spanish winger Santi Cazorla (with Arsenal legend Robert Pires at his side) held up a sign expressing what Gunner fans believe of anything Spurs-related:

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Image via @ZouMSS

Whoops. Not exactly a deft public-relations move. Cazorla was quick to apologize, but the damage was essentially done.

That excuse might hold as much water as a screen door, but for some reason we’ll give Cazorla and Pires the benefit of the doubt.

But we’re not sure Spurs fans and players will be so understanding.

(h/t Daily Mail)

16
Jan

Man United lines up moves for Hamsik and Lucas

Manchester United boss David Moyes has been spotted throughout Europe watching a number of teams in action eying up some of the continent’s best talent. Rumors circulating say that he’s keeping close tabs on Paris Saint-Germain star Lucas Moura and Napoli’s Marek Hamsik who would be important signings if United are to mount a credible title charge.

For this rumor and more transfer gossip, click here.

9
Jan

Why is Swansea defender Rangel driving this truly ugly jeep?

Most clubs have training ground challenges, but the players at Swansea have taken them to a new level with the punishment for losing.

Near the end of the last 2013, the team revealed the story behind their crossbar challenge:

The jeep started as just pink, but we can see now after more than a month of new crossbar challenge losers adding to it, it’s become one of the ugliest vehicles imaginable.

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Courtesy: Angel Rangel

Defender Angel Rangel is the challenge’s most recent loser, and posted a photo to his Instagram page to show off his new wheels for the week.

Some of the additions? Neon-colored rims, purple and pink butterflies, and more. By the end of the season, this whip probably won’t even be street legal.

(H/T DirtyTackle)

24
Dec

Premier League giants Chelsea close on Guarin deal?

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Chelsea appear to have been big admirers of Guarin for some time and it looks like they may finally be getting their man. The Stamford Bridge outfit don’t appear to be short on midfielders but with the Colombian’s instrumental performance in the Milan derby he could’ve just won over manager Jose Mourinho. 

For this story and the rest of Tuesday’s transfer gossip, click here.

21
Dec

Juventus look to Manchester United’s Nani

With the January transfer window nearing questions again are starting to emerge about Nani’s future at Manchester United. This time it’s Juventus who are linked with the tricky United winger, however under David Moyes, he has enjoyed a run of games in the side and might command a higher transfer fee. To follow this rumor and many more, click here.

13
Dec

Moyes keeping tabs on Porto defender Mangala

Manchester United manager David Moyes has Porto’s formidable Frenchman Eliaquim Mangala on his transfer wish-list, according to the British tabloids. The Man U boss went as far as to personally take in a Porto vs. Atletico Madrid game on Wednesday. Click here for this and more gossip from the UK press.