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Four Chelsea players make Dunga's Brazil squad
Dodo and Mario Fernandes are the only new faces for October's clashes with Argentina and Japan, with Luis Felipe, Ramires, Willian and Oscar all retaining their place Brazil coach Dunga has named his 22-man squad for the upcoming friendly clashes with Argentina and Japan in October. The five-time world champions travel to Beijing on October 11 to face the World Cup finalists before heading to Singapore to meet Japan on October 14. There will be only two new faces for October's friendlies, with Inter's Dodo and CSKA's Mario Fernandes replacing Real Madrid's Marcelo and Roma's Maicon joining six Premier League-based players.
Tue Sep 16, 2014
Tough German tests for Chelsea, City
English heavyweights Chelsea and Manchester City get their Champions League campaigns off the mark on Wednesday against German rivals Schalke 04 and Bayern Munich, with Paris Saint German star Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to his old club Ajax and Spanish giants Barcelona also in action. Five-time winners Bayern, who made a third consecutive European semi-final last season, face off against English Premier League winners Manchester City for the third time in four years in the group stage starting in Munich.
BUSTED!!! Di Maria Arrested By Police
Former Chelsea player David Luiz has always been perceived as a prankster, and this video is a living testament of that. Luiz set up the hilarious prank on Di Maria during their time together in Portugal.
Alan Smith: Danny Welbeck will score goals for Arsenal
There's always a frisson of excitement when the Premier League's pubby preliminaries give way to the champagne fizz of the Champions League, which kicks off this week with four English teams in the mix. But when Arsenal begin their campaign with a tricky away tie against 2013 runners-up Borussia Dortmund, ex-Gunners striker Alan "Smudger" Smith won't be celebrating prematurely.
Why David Luiz Will Be a Huge Player for PSG in the 2014-15 Champions League
It is a transfer that has provoked much ridicule, with French champions Paris Saint-Germain seemingly paying well over the odds at the 40 million fee reported by BBC Sport for the services of regular Chelsea substitute David When the Brazilian then went on to have a nightmare two games in the semifinal and third-place playoff of the World Cup, that fee began to look even more extortionate. , Evian and Saint Etienne.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
The best 32 million Roman Abramovich has ever spent?
It's more than 11 years since Roman Abramovich took over at Chelsea. In that time he has spent an estimated A 650,000,000 on transfers.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
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On Thursday, transfer deadline day arrivals Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind were unveiled to the British press, with Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal saying he was already impressed with the former AS Monaco striker after just one practice. "He gets one ball and it was in the goal," the ... Read the whole story U.S. private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises on Friday said it was considering making a takeover offer for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho delighted with new attack as Loic Remy prepares for debut
Diego Costa, Loic Remy and Didier Drogba arrived after the departures of Samuel Eto'o, Romelu Lukaku, Demba Ba and Fernando Torres Mourinho says Roman Abramovich is proud of the club's transfer business and with sticking to Financial Fair Play regulations Jose Mourinho has declared his 'pride' at Chelsea's transfer business as he prepares to unveil Loic Remy as the 'perfect' addition to his attacking trio. Remy could make his debut against Swansea on Saturday after a A 10.5million move from Queens Park Rangers, which was completed once Fernando Torres had joined AC Milan on loan for the final two years of his contract.
'Forget it!' - Mourinho rules out Ronaldo move
The forward has been linked with a move back to the Premier League but the Portuguese has poured cold water on suggestions he could join Chelsea Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out a move for Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo . The Portuguese forward has been linked with a move back to the Premier League with one of Chelsea and Manchester United credited as his most likely destination.
Kenny Jackett: Kevin McDonald needs to be as strong and as powerful as he can be
He's over six feet tall with a physique that wouldn't look totally out of place at Murrayfield in the Six Nations - as a back at least. But size matters for Kenny Jackett, who aims to turn Kevin McDonald from a Big Mac into a Whopper! Jackett wants to 'beef' up the midfielder with a weights programme at Compton.
Rennes-Paris Saint-Germain Preview: Luiz adds to defensive concerns
The Brazilian injured his knee on international duty and could join compatriot Thiago Silva on the sidelines for Saturday's clash Defender David Luiz could miss out as defending Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain make the tricky trip to Rennes on Saturday. The centre-back, who arrived in a big-money move from Chelsea in the transfer window, damaged knee cartilage while on international duty for Brazil against Colombia last Friday.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Predictions: Lawro v Catfish
His opponent for this weekend's Premier League fixtures is Van McCann, the lead singer of British band Catfish and the Bottlemen. "We've got a good enough team but they seem to have been a little deflated," he told BBC Sport.
Former Chelsea defender failing to live up to his price-tag in Ligue 1
David Luiz has played three games in Ligue 1 and is already struggling to keep up with the other top defenders in France. After four games, Paris Saint-Germain sits second in Ligue 1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic leads the way with five goals - but their 50 million man and former Chelsea defender David Luiz doesn't rank within the top 10 of Ligue 1 defenders, despite the fact he has yet to concede a goal in his three appearances.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
11-year-old offered Chelsea move, but set to stay with Barcelona - report
Chelsea's season has started well so far, with wins over Burnley, Leicester City and Everton handing the Blues top spot at this early stage of the season. Jose Mourinho brought in the likes of Filipe Luis, Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy in a bid to reclaim the Premier League title - and it's working at this stage.
Cesc Fabregas and the New Breed of Generals for Jose Mourinho's Chelsea
During Jose Mourinho's first spell in charge of Chelsea , it didn't take long for the manager to work out who his most vital players would be. Within weeks, he had built his winning machine around Petr Cech, John Terry, Claude Makelele, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba, going on to lift back-to-back Premier League titles along with the FA Cup and League Cup twice.
15 Summer 2014 Transfers That Did Not Get Enough Hype
The 2014 summer transfer window was dominated by star names and mega deals but - away from the spotlight - there were plenty of moves that were executed without the hype. In this slideshow, we take a look at 15 examples of transfers that could have warranted a little more attention than they did.
The Standout Stars in Dunga's New-Look Brazil Team
Two games, two wins, two goals and two clean sheets. The story of Dunga's second spell as Brazil coach is thus far a simple one, with successes over both Colombia and Ecuador in the United States steadying a ship that had been badly listing.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Key Battles That Will Shape Brazil's Clash with Ecuador
Brazil face their second stern all South American test in the space of a few days on Tuesday evening, taking on the might of Ecuador in Miami. While their rivals are below full strength, having chosen to omit several of their more experienced players from the squad, it is a match that will be a good test of the new Dunga era.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
GBGT Diary: Brazil land in New Jersey
The Selecao ended their stay in Miami with a final training session at FIU before flying to New Jersey ahead of Tuesday's Gillette Brasil Global Tour clash with Ecuador Sunday saw Brazil's final day in Miami, as GBGT left Florida and headed for New Jersey, where Brazil will meet Ecuador at Met Life Stadium on Tuesday evening. The day began with one last training session at FIU Soccer Stadium, in which Brazil coach Dunga once again focused on improving the side's short passing and transition play.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Why Chelsea should have tried to sign Falcao
Loic Remy is a capable back-up to Diego Costa, but will Jose Mourinho regret not making a move for the Colombian who went to Man United? Jose Mourinho laid bare his soul in a corridor outside the media room at the Britannia Stadium last season, writes Neil Moxley in the Sunday People. The sermon was delivered by the upset Chelsea boss after defeat to Stoke City.